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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
1 mars 2017 3 01 /03 /mars /2017 17:14

Voici une infographie qui m'a immédiatement fait penser à un de mes élèves : patience, nous travaillerons en lien avec "Harry Potter" au prochain trimestre -d'ici là... cette infographie lui est dédiée 😊  !


Vocabulary : figure   /   trivia

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5 février 2017 7 05 /02 /février /2017 08:45

A  tragedy is “a play with an unhappy ending”...

... but this is just too simple : there's more !

Tragic plays can be traced back all the way to the beginnings of drama in Ancient Greece. In "Poetics", one of the first books of literary criticism, Aristotle set out the key features of tragedy. Tragic plays would mainly involve :

- a protagonist (the leading central figure) - a tragic hero ;

- a fatal flaw ;

- an antagonist (the opposite of the protagonist).

The protagonist is usually of royal or noble birth. In the course of the play, he/she reveals a character defect (a fatal flaw) which gets him/her  to go from success and happiness to failure, misery.... and, often, death -at the hands of an antagonist.

A tragedy was set out to provoke feelings of fear and pity in the audience [...] : a catharsis.

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24 décembre 2016 6 24 /12 /décembre /2016 08:43

Calvin's Christmas

from "Calvin & Hobbes" by Bill Watterson

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21 décembre 2016 3 21 /12 /décembre /2016 12:36


Social Networkers' self-mockery ;o)


By kalokwong1 - on 9GAG.com, a fun sharing community

High School students & beyond :

Decode the reasons why the author of the poster has chosen each explanation...  can you answer these questions?

Twitter : "I'm eating bacon"

How long are the messages displayed on Twitter? So, why is the verb "eat" present continuous?

Fbook : "I like bacon"

... hmmm. Nah, I won't help you! The answer's far too easy...

LinkedIn : "I have skills including eating bacon"

If you don't know this network, check what  linkedin is... and you'll get the answer! The key-word is "skills".

Foursquare : "This is where I eat bacon"

Which is the key-word? 1st clue : this one helps to find places - 2nd clue : check it here!

YouTube : "Watch me eat my bacon"

... you know the answer-key comes with the word "watch", don't you?

. . .  ?? : "Here's a vintage photo of my bacon"

Well, I give up : it's surely a photography social media, but I couldn't find what this logo corresponds to : if you can find the social media it represents, please tell me!

⇒  I knew you'd find it (1)  : the logo shows Instagram's camera.

Pinterest : "Here's a recipe with bacon"

Why not explain what ' Pinterest' is?

Google+ : "I work for Google and eat bacon"

How does Google work -I mean how does it earn money? As a result... why does the poster tell that you work for Google whenever you use it on the web pages you surf?

Last.fm : "I'm listening to music about bacon"

Well, both "fm" and "listening to music" are clues to a proper answer : what can you do on this website? Who owns last.fm? You'll find the answer here.


Here you are : hope you've learnt a bit more on a few Internet social media networks and had fun :)

  (1) : thanks to SteF

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10 novembre 2016 4 10 /11 /novembre /2016 20:34

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10 octobre 2016 1 10 /10 /octobre /2016 15:08

Here is a list of school subjects vocabulary, with exercises.

Entraîne-toi à manier le vocabulaire des différentes matières scolaires, pour mieux l'apprendre.

En affichant la première page tu pourras faire les différentes activités. Sur la deuxième page tu trouveras les réponses : en anglais, on parle de "key" ou "answer key".

A toi de jouer !

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9 octobre 2016 7 09 /10 /octobre /2016 16:09

These forecasts and polls have just been updated :

1) A map that shows who might become the next President of the U.S.A.

2) A visual that represents the 538 Electoral College Votes. It shows each state sized by its number of electoral votes

3) A map representing what the Senate might look like / Current vs Next Senate

They are all taken from










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6 octobre 2016 4 06 /10 /octobre /2016 19:12

The latest  film directed by Tim Burton was released in France yesterday.

Listen to "New World Coming" -from "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" trailer soundtrack :

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18 septembre 2016 7 18 /09 /septembre /2016 07:58

"12 Years a Slave" trailer - English (French subtitles)

"[...] Solomon Northup was a free black man living in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in 1841, when he was coaxed by “two gentlemen of respectable appearance” to travel to Washington, D.C. for employment. While there, he was beaten and sold into slavery, with his captors claiming he was a fugitive slave. He spent twelve years in bondage with three different masters in Louisiana before he was finally rescued — a feat which involved secretly smuggling a letter to his family and enlisting the help of the New York governor. [...]"

From "Text to Text | ‘Twelve Years a Slave,’ and ‘An Escape That Has Long Intrigued Historians’ " by Michael GONCHAR and Tom MARSHALL (the New York Times - October 2013)

Pour mieux manipuler la formation du prétérit et reconnaître le participe passé de verbes irréguliers je te propose un petit jeu de piste: munis-toi de ta liste des verbes irréguliers, puis cherche :

* 5 formes verbales au prétérit irrégulierd'un même verbe (un auxiliaire):

--> 3 sont immédiatement suivies du participe passé d'un autre verbe (il s'agit de formes passives), parmi lesquels: 2 verbes irréguliers (qui suivent un seul auxiliaire, attention) / 2 verbes réguliers -facile : ils se finissent en ... ?!

* 2 autres formes verbales au préterit: 1 verbe irrégulier / 1 verbe régulier.

Alors ?? Tu veux vérifier si tes "découvertes" sont bien les bonnes ? N'hésite pas à venir en fin de cours ;)

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12 septembre 2016 1 12 /09 /septembre /2016 20:00

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