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11 septembre 2010 6 11 /09 /septembre /2010 15:48

Don't you know what procrastination is ?

  A few examples  :o)

 
"Sometimes the only way to get something done is

to do two dozen other things first" !

Here is the >>>   transcript of the video 

Worksheet >>>  in process

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23 juin 2010 3 23 /06 /juin /2010 17:13

This cool animation has nothing to do with English  -nor schoolwork ; maybe it's not exactly your favourite kind of music, but give it a try : it might help you relax after your exams :o)

 

 

 

The animation music, "Comptine d'un autre été : l'après-midi", was created by a French musician, Yann Tiersen. He composed it for the film "Amélie Poulain" (2001).

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25 avril 2010 7 25 /04 /avril /2010 18:24

Tea time...

video under the British Broadcasting Corporation -BBC- Embedded Application Standard Licence

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21 octobre 2009 3 21 /10 /octobre /2009 12:00

Linus blows the class rep' election...


... by telling his schoolmates about the 'Great Pumpkin' during the speech,  though he aimed at becoming the class representative (= "délégué" in France). Indeed, Linus is probably the most naive character in "The Peanuts" comic strips [by Charles Schulze].


How come Linus started talking about a pumpkin during the election campaign ?? Well... Linus is actually crazy about 'the Great Pumpkin'  -which is a character that nobody sees in "The Peanuts"...  However, Linus is strongly convinced 'the Great Pumpkin' is real... and continues to search for it !

If you wish to know who 'the Great Pumpkin' is,

   <<< Click on the photo

   of this pumpkins field
   in 'High Moon Bay'
   (California)

    Pumpkins are one of the
    symbols of Hallowe'en :
    I will tell you more about
                                                                it...  soon :o)
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blow (V) = to spoil, to fail, to mess up with something
      schoolmates = the pupils in your school                   
            a pumpkin = a large round vegetable (yellow or orange inside)
                                which grows on the ground (look at the photo !)
                    "How come [that]... ?" = "Why... ?"  "What are the reasons for... ?"
  search for (V) = to look for, to seek (irregular V)      

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14 août 2009 5 14 /08 /août /2009 20:30


"THE MEATRIX" I

This cartoon should remind you of a 1999 sci-film : "The Matrix", dealing with a future world that was completely under control,
where everyone and everything was fake. Leo (played by Keanu Reeves) was THE one hero who would save the world...


"The Meatrix" parodies this film : the cartoon was designed to alert people
about food industrial production (especially meat), sustainability, ...




Here is the full transcript of the cartoon :
"THE MEATRIX I" : TRANSCRIPT



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13 août 2009 4 13 /08 /août /2009 16:02

This 2'23'' animation (released in September 2008)
was presented by the Vancouver Film School

Look at Jervis : he is having a snack while walking...
and all of a sudden, a strange cube changes his life forever !

Has Jervis been too curious ?
Some French might conclude  "la curiosité est un vilain défaut"... can you find an English equivalent to this saying ?
See the answer >>>  HERE     -   The illustration below is a clue  !
 

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Releasing a film (or musical recording) is allowing the film to be shown
in cinemas (or making the musical available  for the public to buy).
Sayings vary from one country/culture to another : when it heavily rains,
the British say "It's raining cats and dogs", whereas the French say "Il pleut des cordes".
 
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16 juin 2009 2 16 /06 /juin /2009 22:08



CALVIN  &  HOBBES

Calvin's a six-year-old boy who always gets awfully low grades.
Yet, he's quite a wise little boy -although he rarely uses this wisdom... wisely !



                                                                                           In the French school system, grades rank from O to 20
                                                                   while they usually rank from A to E or F in the British or US systems.
                                                                                                                                                     grades : British English
                                                                                                                                                  marks : AmericanEnglish



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23 décembre 2008 2 23 /12 /décembre /2008 18:40
"What's this ?"
 Jack Skellington  -from 'Hallowe'en Town'-  opens a portal to 'Christmas Town'...

 

 

This video clip is a passage from the film "The Nightmare Before Christmas", by Tim BURTON. Though the story originates in a poem Burton had written in the early 1980's, the film was released in 1993.
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portal = a large important entrance
(to) originate in... = come from a particular place / time / situation / etc

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