Libre à qui le souhaite de tisser ici ses propres
fils avec ceux d'un blog à la trame dessinée par l'anglais et son univers. Orientés par exemple par l'histoire, l'humour, la musique ou le cinéma ses vidéos, textes, sons, illustrations -etc-
viennent y prolonger les thèmes explorés en cours, et j'y publie des ressources conçues pour enrichir la pratique de la langue. S'il peut devenir outil de progression, je souhaite aussi
qu'il vous procure plaisir et parfois même amusement... why not ?!
What For ?
Bâtis ton anglais en t'exposant à la langue. Speak, view, listen, read, practise : variety's on the menu and I wish you'll have fun ;-)
In September 2007, the Brtish duo Mattafixofficial website<< sang the soundtrack of the film "Living Darfur". At first the song was only downloadable ; it was the first music video clip shot inside a war zone.
The first seconds of the video feature an American actor you probably know... can you recognize him ? I'm helping you : he's one of the lead roles in the latest film by Clint Eastwood 'Invictus', currently on the French screens...
Apartheid was officially abolished in 1991. And yet, the differences between the Black South Africans and the Whites still linger... In this film, the American actor Morgan Freeman embodies a Nelson Mandela who bridges the gap between Afrikaners and Black South Africans thanks to the rugby national team !
Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art — Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like Nature's patient, sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their priestlike task Of pure ablution round earth's human shores, Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask Of snow upon the mountains and the moors — No — yet still stedfast, still unchangeable, Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast, To feel for ever its soft fall and swell, Awake for ever in a sweet unrest, Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, And so live ever — or else swoon to death.
... the poem by John Keats, nowadays considered one of the major romantic poets. The sonnet<< "Bright Star" was adapted for Fanny Brawne, whom the poet was engaged to in the last years of his life. Jane Campion based her biopic on John Keats' ultimate years and the passion he and Fanny Brawne felt for each other. here is the trailer :
The film is on the French screens at the moment, and it matches the St Valentine period quite well :o)
a biopic = a film about the life of a real person (topic of the film = a biography
you're thinking "Oh no, not another of those blog articles on Valentine's Day !! O.K., in this case, I'm not bugging you with this -though the non commercial tradition might look nice ;-) Yet, let me just tell you about a song where love isn't evoked the classic way :
Some of you have just learnt about branding, advertising and globalisation... Many of these are now being conveyed on the Internet : here's a slideshow on how young people use the internet and various social media such as Facebook, MySpace, etc...How are young people using social media ?
"Young people read blogs and use social networking much more than the average internet users : nearly 1 in 3 is a blogger !" ________________________________________
(to) convey =express a thought, feeling or idea so that it is understood by other people / slideshow (diaporama) / slide (diapositive)
You may all know Hugh Laurie, the lead actor in "Dr House" series...
In this short video clip from an awarding ceremony, the actor plays the interpreter of Helen Mirren into French. He seems to be getting on her nerves quite fast, thus she makes it difficult for him ... though in the end it's nothing but self-derision :o)
The series is American and so is Dr House's accent but yet, the actor is British ! He is said to have worked hard on his accent to pretend he was American : otherwise he would never have got the job !
lead actor = the main role/actor in a film or series / get on someone's nerves = irritate someone / yet= however / topretend (faire comme si / faire semblant) / otherwise = differently than as supposed or expected