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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
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 :


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 :


the United Kingdom :


The literary map of Wales

was created by Geoff Sawers and Gwyn Tudur Davies


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)


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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14 février 2014 5 14 /02 /février /2014 19:06

Human lungs are currently being grown in a lab in Texas

and here's how :


The video below presents two researchers from the University of Minnesota working on the same issue :


2 related articles from :  

NY Daily News (Feb. 15, 2014) :

« Scientists in Texas 'grow' uman lungs in a lab » by Victoria Taylor

Medical Daily (Feb. 14, 2014) 

«   Human lungs grown in 3 days may shorten transplant waiting time  » by Lecia Bushak

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5 février 2014 3 05 /02 /février /2014 20:06

Fantasy novels

have become one of the favourite teens' literary genre.

This infographic deconstructs their architecture ; it also shows many of its elements are related to one of the 4 notions you're studying for the BAC exam -myths & heroes... and you may well learn some useful vocabulary.

A Breadown of Your Favorite Fantasy Novels - An Infographic from BestInfographics.co

Embedded from bestinfographics

Tolkien'sHobbit symbolises the archetypal hero and his quest will get him through various ordeals...

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3 février 2014 1 03 /02 /février /2014 14:35

Many of you may get anxious when performing a presentation : here is a slideshow that displays a few tips which are helping you to get more confident :

You'll see they're quite handy and may easily be used : have a try ! :o)
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1 janvier 2014 3 01 /01 /janvier /2014 13:23

New Year's resolutions

Watch the video below :

and practise your listening skills : answer the MCQ (7 questions) below :

New Year's Resolutions - a QUIZ


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6 décembre 2013 5 06 /12 /décembre /2013 18:29

Poet and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou remembers Nelson Mandela had an extraordinary ability to forgive...

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15 septembre 2013 7 15 /09 /septembre /2013 11:02

"Where do good ideas come from ?"

Watch the animation closely : you'll get useful vocabulary in the semantic field of progress, creativity and innovation :


"  Where do good ideas come from ?" was written

by Steven Johnson

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2 septembre 2013 1 02 /09 /septembre /2013 08:00

The presentation below aims at helping you to  prune

the notion of 'Spaces & Exchanges'



It was created by an onlist colleague -whom I thank : M. COURVOISIER :o)


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