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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
19 mars 2010 5 19 /03 /mars /2010 17:09
Here is a trailer of "Up in the air", the film whose leading actor you are about to interview ;o)


The film was released in 2009, and recently on in our city.
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19 mars 2010 5 19 /03 /mars /2010 16:43
How far would people go ?

On Wednesday night, a new "game" was on air on a French TV channel. Click on the TV set to watch the video extract, on the BBC :

TVset_Antik_copy-copie-1.jpg
"Christophe Nick, the producer, said he was amazed that so many contestants [in the Game] followed the sadistic orders. He said that only 16 out of the 80 contestants refused to administer the electric shocks."


This "game" was based upon Milgram's experiment.
Here is a short animation caricaturing it :


And now... would YOU be ready to do ANYTHING to be on TV ?  Would YOU blindly follow ANY order ??
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contestant = someone who participates to a game/a race/a contest
sadistic (sadique)  /  upon = on  /  blind = that cannot see   -  blindly = adverb
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18 mars 2010 4 18 /03 /mars /2010 17:30
Today, learn some more about Ireland
First, click on the book below :
http://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.pngyou'll get a small interactive book about Saint Patrick : discover a few Irish places related to him. Once the book is open, click on the right-hand pages to read them all, and view the illustrations...

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17 mars 2010 3 17 /03 /mars /2010 00:10
Today is Saint Patrick's Day...

What do you know about this Irish tradition ? Click on "take quiz" and answer the 10 questions !

Special congratulations to Julia, who's trying to improve her results  ;o)
     
 
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY : test yourself ;o)

1) Saint Patrick is the most famous

     patron of...

  Scotland
  Ireland
  Iceland
  Italy
 
 
The article "Saint Patrick's Day" on Wikipedia
will help you check it all ;)
 
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16 mars 2010 2 16 /03 /mars /2010 23:38
WGN Radio's Bill Moller presents
a CityCam report on the Chicago River :
watch it wearing special colours for
Saint Patrick's Day ;o)

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15 mars 2010 1 15 /03 /mars /2010 17:31
This sheet will help you prepare
your FILM REVIEW
Click on the film scene below to view a specific mind map :
useful words and phrases, and how to organise your review :
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Tilt1.gif                                                (1)
And now, practise : watch "INVICTUS" trailer   HERE  <<<
and write the corresponding film review !
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(1) : animated GIF by  Eamonltd - Public Domain
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14 mars 2010 7 14 /03 /mars /2010 20:12
Is Google as good as it keeps on claiming ?
Use the worksheet I've just put online
to help you decode pictures and sounds on the video !
[all you need is clicking on the PDF logo]

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13 mars 2010 6 13 /03 /mars /2010 23:08
Let's take stock of the Internet throughout the world :

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taking stock of (faire un bilan de) /  the average number (le nombre moyen)
worldwide = all over the world / staggering = stupefying, astonishing
the launch date (la date de lancement)
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13 mars 2010 6 13 /03 /mars /2010 23:00
This pretty dynamic video depicts the various articles
of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights



"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a non-binding declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, partly in response to the atrocities of World War II. [...] it is now considered to be a central component of international customary law [...] The UDHR urges member nations to promote a number of human, civil, economic and social rights [... as] part of the "foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
from
Wikipedia article                     non-binding = that doesn't
make it obligatory
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12 mars 2010 5 12 /03 /mars /2010 19:42
Be ready... the English you're about to listen
is quite different from mine :)

And yet, teenagers are speaking here : I've just stumbled upon this BBC video featuring pupils from a Londonderry College. Listen to Northern Irish pupils talking about the slang they're familiar with : click on the map...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/NImap-CIA.jpgMap from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (Public Domain)

Coping with both slang and Northern Irish accent... not easy, eh ? ;o)
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(to) stumble upon = to discover something by chance, or to meet someone by chance
(to) cope with = to deal successfully with a difficult situation



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