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Libre à qui le souhaite de tisser ici ses propres fils avec ceux d'un blog à la trame dessinée par l'anglais et son univers. Orientés par exemple par l'histoire, l'humour, la musique ou le cinéma ses vidéos, textes, sons, illustrations -etc- viennent y prolonger les thèmes explorés en cours, et j'y publie des ressources conçues pour enrichir la pratique de la langue. S'il peut devenir outil de progression, je souhaite aussi qu'il vous procure plaisir et parfois même amusement... why not ?!
The 2 infographics below display various features state by state :
The maps show you what the U.S.A. are worst at... but also what their best assets are :-)
The data in the 'U.S.A.'s best' infographic come from history.com, 50states.com and SolarPowerRocks.com
Both infographics were taken from dailyinfographic.com
Click to open the infographic :
and then, start the interactive : visualise "Wonder Women" in their various domain (related colour)
"The women portrayed in this interactive are just a selection of influential, pioneering and successful women from across the world. They were chosen for their remarkable contributions to their field, despite their educational, social and economic status. Many were trailblazers for future women working in male-dominated fields; many had to fight for success and recognition which may have gone ignored."
by The OpenLearn team & Dr Gill Kirkup (The Open University), made available
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence
Try and list as many examples as possible in the video clip below...
...showing women and men aren't equals. Who made this video clip ? What does it aim at ? Do you find it effective... and why (not) ?
Though this clip is not an advert, it uses a traditional advertising feature : which one ? <<< You will find some help in the mind map "How to analyse an advertisement", below :
Why is it so hard for customers to get out from Ikea's shops ?
Here is one of Ikea's mazes :
"A-mazing : a route a customer took through a store. Professor Alan Penn said they are designed to stop customers leaving"
"If you've ever found yourself hopelessly lost in an Ikea store, you were probably not alone. The home furnishing chain's mazy layouts are a psychological weapon to part shoppers from their cash, an expert in store design claims. The theory is that while following a zig-zag trail between displays of minimalist Swedish furniture, a disorientated Ikea customer feels compelled to pick up a few extra impulse purchase.[...]"
January the 1st is also "Public Domain Day"
Here is a world map showing the various copyrights :
But when a book (or any creative work) is in the "Public Domain"... what does it mean ?
Every year [...] due to the expiration of copyright protection terms on works produced by authors who died several decades earlier, thousands of works enter the public domain. This means that their content is no longer owned or controlled by anyone : it rather becomes a common treasure, available for anyone to freely use for any purpose. Such works can also become a building block for new creations : people can transform a poem into song lyrics, or make a movie based on a public domain novel : you can check your local cinemas to see how often that happens ! Literary works can be published or printed on paper, websites, for friends or school use. While you can print a fine leather-cover book, its content will remain available for free to everyone, since it is in the Public Domain. The same goes for images, art works and other kinds of creative works entering the public domain under the same term expiration rule.
Adapted from publicdomainday.org
Did you know this ?!
On January 1, 2011, their work entered the Public Domain :
F. Scott Fitgerald, Paul Klee, Leon Trotzky, Nathael West (etc...)
On January 1, 2010 :
Sigmund Freud, William Butler Yeats (etc...)
"New Year's Eve: a survival guide"
"It could be the biggest party of the year, a night to remember where you party till dawn. Or it could all go horribly wrong. Here are 20 tips to help you avoid a New Year's Eve to forget"...
in Tim Dowling's article ⇓ from 'The Guardian' :
The tips I like best in the article ;-)
[...] Don't drink too much... but be sure to drink enough !
Resist the temptation to take stock
It's OK if you don't go anywhere
Before you do anything madcap, irrepressible, devil-may-care or similar, check for CCTV [also see : CCTV]
Whatever you do, don't suddenly decide to go skating
Make no resolutions until tomorrow, or possibly the next day [...]
Whatever your own tips...
VIDEO comprehension TRAINING
CBC news - StatsCan
Is the UK government's strategy relevant ?
Time will tell...
"The British government has announced sweeping new austerity measures that critics say could add up to half a million lost jobs and a weakened military."
The first infographic below tells us the different names of Hallowe'en... but it also explains how come today we carve pumpkins... and not turnips ! Click on it, and you'll also discover other interesting facts about All Hallows Eve :o)