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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
17 mars 2014 1 17 /03 /mars /2014 00:01

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16 mars 2014 7 16 /03 /mars /2014 19:31

St Patrick's  saint patricks day Shamrock Cartoon 4 clip art   Day

 

Let's brush up a few words related to this worldwide famous Irish tradition : check this basic visual vocabulary reminder !

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Focus on this history of the saint patron of Ireland :

Then test your listening comprehension and answer this

  QUIZ (10 questions) 

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Tomorrow -on March 17th, you can also choose some typically Irish recipes, and prepare tasteful surprises for your family and friends : you can find loads of them by searching the Internet.

Some of them are delicious -some others are a pleasure for the eyes as well... Click the picture below to discover the

Luck o' the Irish Brownie

recipe... yummy :o)

http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/250x250/00/37/44/374452.jpg(it takes 30' to prepare & it's ready in 1h35') 

 

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11 mars 2014 2 11 /03 /mars /2014 20:01

     LEPRECHAUNS

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The name "leprechaun" may have various origins : from the Irish Gaelic word "leipreachan", it means "a kind of aqueous sprite". It also could be from "leath bhrogan", which means "shoemaker. It's the Irish term for a supernatural race in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology -comparable to fairies or elves.

Some folk traditions hold that leprechauns are descendants of the Tuatha de Danann. According to the Book of Invasions, when the Milesians came to Ireland they conquered the Tuatha de Danann and forced them to live underground (this connects them to the aes-sidh.

 

FAIRIES & other Irish MYTHS

and LEGENDS :

Click the picture of the fairy :

http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Faeries.jpg

Elementary - A1/A2

Click this dancing leprechaun

http://www.crazywebsite.com/Website-Clipart-Pictures-Videos/Saint-Patricks-Day/Animated-Leprechaun-2mini.gifto practise the prepositions of place

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10 mars 2014 1 10 /03 /mars /2014 14:20

20 Irish family names

This infographic tells us about the 20 most common Irish family name.

You'll find their meaning, their Latin motto (+ English translation), where in Ireland they are more commonly located, and a few facts about their history and origins... most interesting ! 

 

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The infographic was created "by the people at GoIreland.com" (former #1 accomodation booking engine).

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9 mars 2014 7 09 /03 /mars /2014 16:40

The video displays places and events we currently consider typically British : hence a series of corresponding sounds, such as tea pouring from a tea pot  :o)

"What would be your perfect day in Great Britain ? Where would you go ? And what would you do ? Who would you meet ? And what would you eat ?" You can create "your day exactly as you'd want it" on the "Sounds of Britain" interactive version.
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8 mars 2014 6 08 /03 /mars /2014 10:04

Click below to start the quiz on the BBC website :BBCquiz-womensrights_overblog.jpg

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28 février 2014 5 28 /02 /février /2014 18:03

THE IDEA OF PROGRESS

The Daily Telegraph TECH news reporter Miranda Prynne tells us about the top emerging technologies : a top ten list has been composed by the WEF (World Economic Forum) : each innovating technology was selected for its actual "positive impact on the world".

Click the Telegraph logo and read the article

http://media.caspita.ch/media/40201/telegraph_couv.jpg

(26 Feb 2014)

Here's the full list of the top 10 emerging technologies :

 Brain-computer interfaces

Mining metals from desalination brine

Nanostructured carbon composites 

Grid-scale electricity storage

Body-adapted wearable electronics 

Nanowire lithium-ion batterie:

Screenless display

Human microbiome therapeutics

RNA-based therapeutics

 

Quantified self (predictive analytics) 

Would you reorder the ten technologies differently ?

Which one would be your #1 ? Which one would be your #10 ? Why ?

Explain your answers.

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23 février 2014 7 23 /02 /février /2014 18:12

The poster below illustrates

body idiomsTry and write a complex sentence for each idiom.

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21 février 2014 5 21 /02 /février /2014 21:56

Have you ever heard of the "L.U.S.A." ? :o)

Have a glance at this map :

http://moreintelligentlife.com/sites/default/files/legacy/Literary%20america.jpg

it's a map of the Literary United States of America !

The map was created by Geoff SAWERS and Bridget Hannigan, and dealt with by Simon GARFIELD "Mapping America Writers", an article from  The Economist 's Intelligent Life website (November 2012).

Nowadays word clouds allow us to create any kind of picture-shaped meaningful groups of words. Computers help us do them, but... literary maps aren't recent !

Geoff Sawers and Bridget Hannigan also created literary maps of....

Ireland :

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a0/4f/e3/a04fe3e211911e0298cb60d6738d6515.jpg

the United Kingdom :

http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/literary-map-2678-p.jpg

The literary map of Wales

was created by Geoff Sawers and Gwyn Tudur Davies

http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/ekmps/shops/danihall/images/literary-map-of-wales-map-llenorion-cymru-7403-p%5Bekm%5D250x250%5Bekm%5D.jpg

Mind that the authors' names are not randomly located on the map : as Simon GARFIELD explains in his article, as for the U.S.A., "The project exposed literary trends : a tight concentration of old-school stars in the east, and of younger, more experimental writers spreading, pioneer-style, westwards."

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15 février 2014 6 15 /02 /février /2014 08:20

Click on this mind map :

check when you do not need to use the article "the" before a noun (or a noun group)

http://www.biggerplate.com/mapImages/xl/ceb29c31-73c1-46dc-8697-e9083006923f.png

Quand ne dois-tu pas utiliser l'article défini "the" devant un nom ou un groupe nominal ?

Les différentes réponses sont ici.... clique sur cette carte !

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