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28 juillet 2009 2 28 /07 /juillet /2009 18:27


A baby's staring at us...


... while the voice of a black man starts listing the various situations
when his skin does not change colour.




Sometimes publicity targeting have no commercial goal...
And it happens to show smart adverts like this one :
it was part of an anti-racism campaign in the football field.



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27 juillet 2009 1 27 /07 /juillet /2009 18:07


Do you remember 
the parody of "The Matrix" ?

Here is another parody : unlike the futuristic background of "The Meatrix",
in this animation the scene is set in present times.
Chances are you will recognize the film which inspired the animation below :o)



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26 juillet 2009 7 26 /07 /juillet /2009 22:17



BBC article
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23 juillet 2009 4 23 /07 /juillet /2009 23:02



BREATHINGEARTH.NET

As soon as you click on   > > >   BREATHINGEARTH   the simulation starts.


You can visualise people's birth and death rates all over the world..
The simulation also shows the carbon dioxyde emissions
of every country in the world.

  You have to remember that this Breathing Earth simulation is only... a simulation.
Though all of the data used for the simulation come from reliable sources,
data measuring on such a massive scale can never be 100% accurate.

    Note that the CO2 emission levels shown on the planisphere are likely to be too low 
rather than too high....

And if you wish to have more details about it, remember to scroll down the screen

                          
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22 juillet 2009 3 22 /07 /juillet /2009 18:45

Visualising can help you understand educational programmes better...
>>>
   The BBC has created a splendid TIMELINE illustrating BRITISH HISTORY ,
from the Neolithic until nowadays.

                                 Photo by Marcin Wichary - licence CC BY

On the BBC Timeline, you can browse a great deal of major events so as to understand how the past moulded our modern world :
 

         -  Neolithic and Bronze Ages                         -  Tudors
         -  Iron Age                                                          -  Civil War and Revolution
         -  Roman Britain                                               -  Empire and Sea Power
         -  Vikings and Anglo-Saxons                          -  Victorian Britain
         -  Norman Britain                                              -  World Wars
         -  Middle Ages                                                   -  Britain : 1945 to Present
 
      

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22 juillet 2009 3 22 /07 /juillet /2009 17:37


                                                      On July 22, in...


- 1588 :
   
   > > > The  
SPANISH ARMADA (an invasion
   fleet sent by Philip II of Spain)
   is sighted off the coast of Cornwall.


- 1969 :           

   US astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first
   man to walk on the moon, 
   stepping down from Apollo 11.

   How much do you know about  NEIL ARMSTRONG  ?  < < <
   > > >
   The site of the  N.A.S.A.  displays his biography too.
This one is more complete. Besides, the site also gets you to learn about 'Technology', 'Moon and Mars', 'Aeronautics'... and more !

                                                    fleet (N)  :  a group of ships, or all of the ships in a country's navy 
                                                    sight (V) : to suddenly see something or someone
                                                    off the coast
 = au large des côtes


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21 juillet 2009 2 21 /07 /juillet /2009 22:29



The BBC Radio Homepage presents a series of channels
that will help you improve both pronunciation and fluency

> > >   BBC International RADIO

 



There, you can get INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS :
the BBC World Service (news in English), BBC news in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Persian...

Listening to the radio is definitely a good means of having your ears used to English sounds.
     The more you listen, the more you'll understand. The more you
      practise this "radio-listening"... the better your  pronunciation
      keeps improving
  :o)

                           The UK BBC channels include :
                           - BBC Radio 1
[The best new music]
                           - BBC Radio 2 [Music & Entertainment]
                           - BBC Radio 3 [Classical, Jazz, World, Arts, Drama]
                           - BBC Radio 4 [Intelligent speech]
                           - BBC Radio 5 Live [Live news - Live sport]
                                                                                                   You can also listen to : 
                                                                                                   -
1Xtra 
                                                                                                   - 6 Music 
                                                                                                   - BBC 7 
                                                                                                   - 5 Live Sports Extra 
                                                                                                   - Local Radio

 

   penguinradio.com  <<<

also offers you many radios online

and podcasts


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20 juillet 2009 1 20 /07 /juillet /2009 15:27

Guess you have all heard of this American TV series
dealing with Wisteria Lane neighbourhood...

We know about Lynette and her five "lovely" kids,  Gabrielle's never-ending love & hate story
with Carlos, and Bree's freezing smile...
Not to mention Susan's legendary clumsiness, nor Eddie, the femme fatale of the series
who has now been replaced by a new neighbour -Kathrin.

You can watch them all in the Season 4 episodes, which are currently broadcast in France.
At the end of Season 4 is an insight of what's coming in Season 5 :
STOP !
Before watching, just read what I wrote after the video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
                                                                                                                              .   
                                                                                                                           .



I'm asking you not to read the French subtitles at first !
Watch the video **without reading them** : if you think it's hard,
you may cover the subtitles with a postcard, or any paper.
Just listen to the English sounds, the pictures will help you understand.
Hey, stop cheating, will you ?!

See ? You already understand quite a great deal : congratulations !
NOW you can watch the subtitled video  :o)

How would Walt Disney have pictured these women ? Well... just click
HERE !


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18 juillet 2009 6 18 /07 /juillet /2009 12:07

July 17, 2009 : Walter Cronkite dies at his home in New York.
He was 92 years old.




The anchorman dominated the television news industry
during one of the most changeful periods of American history.
He broke the news of the Kennedy assassination, reported extensively on
the Vietnam war, Civil Rights,  and Watergate.
Walter Cronkite seemed to embody TV journalism
and his iconic "That’s the way it is"
would end all his reports.

In 1973, he was named the "most trusted" public figure in the country by Americans,
in a public opinion poll.

____________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                         anchorman
 =  the main news reader on a television
                                                                                                                                or radio news programme



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12 juillet 2009 7 12 /07 /juillet /2009 19:37

                        
                     It looks as if these magpies had nothing
                            to do but
scoffing at a poor man :
                                  watch this commercial to discover how  :o)

 

 


 > > >  Magpies  are black and white birds which not only are common in France,
 but also in every continent.

 Some of them are attracted to small and
shiny objects
 and
thus have the reputation of being thieves.

 Gioacchino Rossini  (an Italian composer from the XIXth Century)
 thought of their reputation to find the title of one of his operas,
 "The Thieving Magpie" !
             
scoff at (V) : make fun of...,  laugh at...
                                                        shiny (adj) : glossy, that shines    [you know the verb... it's irregular !]
                                                        thus is a word introducing a consequence [a bit like "so", "consequently",
                                                                                           therefore"....]


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