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10 mars 2017 5 10 /03 /mars /2017 11:37

Seven days to go before Saint Patrick's Day... but what can you tell about Saint Patrick ?

Watch the video to find out :

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10 novembre 2016 4 10 /11 /novembre /2016 20:34
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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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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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4 juillet 2016 1 04 /07 /juillet /2016 07:00

Every year, Independence   Day  is celebrated

by the Americans on July 4 :



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24 novembre 2011 4 24 /11 /novembre /2011 16:47

Here are the 2 videos you've started comparing :

 The History of Thanksgiving Day

 The First Thanksgiving Story :


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4 juillet 2011 1 04 /07 /juillet /2011 16:35

These covers from LIFE Magazine

range from 1927 to 1966 -some of them aren't dated. Don't some of the pictures evoke Norman Rockwell's pictures ? Well... he illustrated scenes from the American daily life, didn't he ? 

The gallery below includes 26 photos that illustrate events  which all occurred on July 4th

Most of them describe historical moments  -from 1754 to 2009. Do you know all the persons shown in the photos ?                                              [I have to confess I didn't    ]


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4 juillet 2011 1 04 /07 /juillet /2011 16:06

"Democracy is not a spectator sport"

 Once you have viewed this short video...

... complete the gap fill  summary based on Matt Damon's comments :


Matt DAMON reads and comments on a few articles from the Declaration of Independence

At first, he explains history is always told from somebody's …............................. : you have to consider who is telling it, and …............................. : you cannot just …............................. the story you are told.

As for the actor, being patriotic means engaging and …............................. : he disapproves of the "love it or leave it" position of people who are fed up with protests.

M. Damon concludes a constant state of tension derives from the Americans' right to …............................. and to struggle, adding the latter aims at making the country always better.

Click on the original manuscript below to read the full Declaration of Independence :


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11 mai 2011 3 11 /05 /mai /2011 18:29

 Visualizing 38 million deaths from 25 conflicts



The artists Clara Kayser-Bril, Nicolas Kayser-Bril & Marion Kotlarski "[...] wanted to put a picture on these digits. A shocking, gory picture, like the reality of war. [...] Our understanding of conflicts is often nothing more than a handful of digits, the more precise, the less meaningful. The anchor’s tone remains the same when talking about major wars or isolated outbursts of violence. [...]

Figures give us knowledge, not meaning."

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