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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
4 novembre 2012 7 04 /11 /novembre /2012 18:48

When French builds up... your English !

Terminales - Places & Forms of POWER

Here is an interesting article from Télérama website letter, on how power occurs in TV series -especially in English- and how it is represented. Reading it helps you work on one of the Baccalauréat themes : Places & Forms of Power. You just need to click on the picture 


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10 mars 2012 6 10 /03 /mars /2012 07:27

"This advert for the Guardian's open journalism

screened for the first time on 29 February 2012, imagines how we might cover the story of the Three Little Pigs in print and online. Follow the story from the paper's front page headline, through a social media discussion and finally to an unexpected conclusion" :

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25 septembre 2011 7 25 /09 /septembre /2011 18:00

The timeline below shows various American TV series

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/r/F/4/P/9/A/plasma-tv-th.png http://idata.over-blog.com/2/06/12/22/us_flag_map_T.gif 

that can be watched also in France  -until December 2012 :

Lots of them are rather famous in France : you probably already know many of them, as "Dexter", "Medium", "NCIS", or...

Their quality varies  -of course-  but some of them are quite interesting :  provided  you view the "MULTILINGUAL" version   whenever  you are allowed to, watching these programmes in English will help you... improve  your English !

You can put the subtitles on, which also helps you understand the series. And now... have a nice programme ! :-)


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5 mai 2011 4 05 /05 /mai /2011 20:27




was formerly known as "The Manchester Guardian" and founded in 1821.

"The Guardian" is told to have the 2nd largest online readership of any English-language newspaper in the world (after the New York Times). On the first page of the May 5, 1821 issue, the first words published below the masthead "immortalised a lost labrador on a front page made up entirely of advertisements" ; on that day Napoleon died too -but no mention of his death for weeks.

 Click the illustration  to get a larger-sized first front page :



You can compare it with today's front page :

http://webmedia.newseum.org/newseum-multimedia/dfp/jpg5/lg/UK_TG.jpgIn January 2011, "The Guardian" paper form had an average daily  circulation of 279,308 copies. The newspaper identifies with centre-left liberalism ; its readership is usually on the mainstream left of the British political opinion. The daily is also influential in the design and publishing fields  -it supports many awards in these domains. News replaced ads on page one only in...  1952.

Among the cartoon strips issued in "The Guardian" you'll also find...

Doonesbury's :


Harry Venning's :




or Steve Bell's :


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13 mars 2011 7 13 /03 /mars /2011 15:17

Kidon Media-Link is a website gathering myriads of links

There, you can get thousands of media and news sources  -from almost any country in the world-  which allow you to access magazines, newspapers, TV or radio programmes.

Have a try !

http://www.kidon.com/media-link/_gfx/kidonmedialink.gif  <<<

Every country displays its own page and -excepted for the U.S.A.-  the navigation to the different countries is routed via their continent.

Each media (name/title) bears an acronym or symbol which indicates the category of the media to which it belongs :

 AG = news agency

   IN = Internet only

 MG = magazine

  NP = newspaper

  RD =  radio

 TT = teletext

 TV = television

  W = weekly

  M = monthly, etc

    xx = language according

              to ISO-639

 PDF = Acrobat  PDF

 PDF = on-line audio

 PDF = on-line video


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5 juillet 2010 1 05 /07 /juillet /2010 18:25

To be honest, Justin Bieber's music gets on my nerves :-(  But variety is the spice of life and... of music too I guess.

The singer's "My World Tour" page has become

the target of an internet joke : 

Click here >>   BBC news

to read the full article

The unexpected result of his asking his fans where to go next on his Word Tour points out  -again -  that the Internet not only may be full of treasures, but also... full of traps !



"Variety is the spice of life" could be translated :

"Il faut de tout pour faire un monde"

a target (une cible) / to target (cibler, viser)

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21 avril 2010 3 21 /04 /avril /2010 15:57

Earth Day's coming soon... be ready !

  For a start, you can click on the logo below...


  and visit the site of EarthDayTELEVISION.

There, you can watch specific channels like Global warming / Alternative energy / Greener living / Earth Day (and others) or videos related to these channels.

The pictures in the videos are gorgeous :

I hope you'll enjoy them ;o)

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29 mars 2010 1 29 /03 /mars /2010 15:08

"History of the Internet"

Here's s an animated documentary that presents the inventions of the web : from time-sharing to filesharing... from Arpanet to the Internet ! 

Animation by Melih Bilgil

  (the video's not always 'fluent' -couldn't manage to fix this so far)

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19 mars 2010 5 19 /03 /mars /2010 16:43
How far would people go ?

On Wednesday night, a new "game" was on air on a French TV channel. Click on the TV set to watch the video extract, on the BBC :

"Christophe Nick, the producer, said he was amazed that so many contestants [in the Game] followed the sadistic orders. He said that only 16 out of the 80 contestants refused to administer the electric shocks."

This "game" was based upon Milgram's experiment.
Here is a short animation caricaturing it :

And now... would YOU be ready to do ANYTHING to be on TV ?  Would YOU blindly follow ANY order ??

contestant = someone who participates to a game/a race/a contest
sadistic (sadique)  /  upon = on  /  blind = that cannot see   -  blindly = adverb
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11 septembre 2009 5 11 /09 /septembre /2009 20:20

Most often, "Cable News Network" is referred to by its initialism : CNN
This major American cable news network was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner.
CNN was the first network to offer a twenty-four seven television news coverage, and the first all-news television in the United States.

Click on this old style TV set  to watch CNN live video.
or twenty-four seven = twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

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