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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
25 avril 2010 7 25 /04 /avril /2010 18:24

Tea time...

video under the British Broadcasting Corporation -BBC- Embedded Application Standard Licence

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23 avril 2010 5 23 /04 /avril /2010 12:55

Yesterday was Earth Day, and everybody knows the major area of our planet is covered with water... Well, though mountain landscapes happen to be dazzlingly beautiful, I still prefer landscapes with water  :o) (1) 

This just reminded me of an old song I'm really fond of. Its title is part of its chorus  -welcome to the Home by the Sea !

Beware... not only is the song very long, but you'll discover a "home by the sea" that looks rather mysterious...

Read the song lyrics : all you need is

clicking the manuscript below :



(1) = Hey... what's the use of your "You've got lakes in the mountains, they're water too..." ?? :-D

landscape (paysage)   /  dazzling = extremely attractive

dazzlingly : adverb -intensely   /   a chorus = a definition   >>>    here

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22 avril 2010 4 22 /04 /avril /2010 17:40

I have to confess... I've been learning a lot about the history of Earth Day, while preparing this quiz . Welll... your turn, now :o)  


   The history of Earth Day - a QUIZ !
     1) Earth Day is celebrated on...
  the 4th Thursday of April
  April 22
  April 21
  the 33rd day after spring

Hey, don't !

Don't cheat... take the quiz first, and when it's over look up articles and sites to find out the missing answers : Wikipedia article will help, but you can also read     >>>  this page

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22 avril 2010 4 22 /04 /avril /2010 15:14
Earth Day was founded in the very end of the 1960's
The idea started developing in September 1969...
...and in April 1970, the first Earth Day gathered millions of American protesters !
Click on the satellite image of our planet
to find out about Earth Day in wikipedia.

Global warming is one of Earth Day concerns
In this video Al Gore, rougly explains
the global warming process :
(1) = A N.A.S.A. image of the Earth   (Public Domain)
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21 avril 2010 3 21 /04 /avril /2010 15:57

Earth Day's coming soon... be ready !

  For a start, you can click on the logo below...


  and visit the site of EarthDayTELEVISION.

There, you can watch specific channels like Global warming / Alternative energy / Greener living / Earth Day (and others) or videos related to these channels.

The pictures in the videos are gorgeous :

I hope you'll enjoy them ;o)

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18 avril 2010 7 18 /04 /avril /2010 21:47

On March 20, the Eyjafjallajokull  (pheeew  ;o) volcano bursts for the first time in 190 years




2 days later, lava continues

to spew out

and spill

into nearby canyons


  April 14 : the Icelandic Civil Protection Department orders evacuations of towns and farms near the volcano due to flooding caused by the melting snow and sub-glacial eruption


15 April 2010 : an image issued by the University of Dundee from

Nasa's Terra satellite shows the ash plume travelling

from Iceland to the north of the UK


All pictures by the N.A.S.A. (Public Domain)

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 22:55

... for fear that her quoting their name (Marché Saint-Pierre) would ruin their reputation ! 




     "Parisian shop sues crime

      writer"click on the

      headset  -left- to listen to

      the report



       You can check your comprehension

by clicking on the bookhttp://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.pngYou'll get the transcript of the audio report.

The writer's reaction was quoted 3 days ago in an article by the Guardian :

read the   article here.  <<< 

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 22:06

The exact composition of the Icelandic volcano plume is not known precisely ; "the pollutants of greatest concern to human health in plumes from volcanoes are normally mineral particulates, sulphur dioxide (SO2), fluoridic acids and hydrochloric acid". 


Forecasts predict the volcano plume should disperse as on the map below :  http://www2.dmu.dk/atmosphericenvironment/Vulkansky/dreameu_ani.gif

Maps & quotes from the National Environmental Research Institute Aarhus University  <<<


a plume  of dust, smoke,... = a tall, thin mass of smoke, dust or similar

substance, that rises up into the air

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 21:35



The film was released in Autumn 2009, and it's currently on screen in our city

The twelve vignettes it is made of all deal with encounters and love...but they also highlight the magic of New York City !


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15 avril 2010 4 15 /04 /avril /2010 16:16


The International Association of Teachers

of English as a Foreign Language

aka     I.A.T.E.F.L.   <<<

aims at "linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching Professionals worldwide." Last year, the IATEFL Conference and Exhibition has just taken place in Harrogate (April 7 to April 11, 2010).

The videos & conferences aren't online yet... but you can watch one of the videos from last year's Cardiff Conference :

The workshop deals with grammar, vocabulary and spelling exercises : it discusses what makes them more  -or less-  interesting, exploring some strategies that can add interest to the boring ones. The workshop aims at equipping participants with "some ‘practical principles’ for creating and maintaining interest in essentially form-focused procedures."

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