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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 ?!
NEW YORK -- "It was a sea of green, kilts and bagpipes on Fifth Avenue on Saturday as big crowds gathered under a warm sun for New York City's 251st-annual St. Patrick's Day Parade."
"New York has been celebrating St. Patrick's Day since 1762. Dr Maureen Murphy, Professor of Curriculum & Teaching for the School of Education at Brooklyn College, tells us NY's role in in St. Patrick Day's rich history." :
Video from the NBC New York website
HALLOWEEN CRIME DATA & VOCABULARY
FACTS & FIGURES
The two infographics below show more realistic
& sometimes spooky sides of Halloween
The first illustration -on the left- points out data and statistics about Hallowe'en crimes. The second one, -on the right- shows that not only does Halloween mean tradition and culture, but also.. making money !
Would you like to know how much people spend on costumes and which ones are trendy in 2011 ? What are the worst or best places in the U.S.A. for "trick-or-treating" ? To get the answers -and a lot more, click on the illustration on the right to view the full-size infographic and its data. If you're nod afraid of viewing creepy facts and figures you can click on the illustration on the left : you'll feel as if you were shooting an episode of 'CSI' TV series... besides, you'll practise specific vocabulary !
Can you feel it ?!
is coming -it's all close ;)
But Hallowe'en's Eve is not tonight... not yet ! Till then, this slide show displays a series of Jack O' Lantern carved pumpkins
The Bald Eagle is the bird symbol of the U.S.A.
... but did you know each of the U.S. 50 states also has a symbol ? (1)
The Blue crab is the crustacean symbol of Maryland -more specifically, of Chesapeake Bay.
As it is both a predator and a prey, it is a keystone species.
Click its photo above ⇑:
you'll get further information on the crustacean on the Chesapeakebay website.
(1) : actually, there are several symbols for each state !
You have just met the new English assistant !
Go onto the "Wallwisher" below ⇓
Click on "Post a sticky" and post one piece of information you noted
- about her
- about the place she comes from
- about any other information she told you !
Mention your "name" in your post, as I did in : "YrTEACHER" [if you don't, your post will remain "Anonymous" and will not be considered.]
I'm waiting for your posts on the "Wallwisher"...
YOUR TURN !
The 'Pantless Knights'(1) recently used the music of Jay-Z's "What can I say"
Before he died, they wrote the lyrics -a tribute to the former Apple C.E.O.
This video clip parodies a rap song : "We are all Steve" spoof rap is full with rythm and... vocabulary too ! Its lyrics review various products created by Steve Jobs and highlight his supremacy in the computer science market..
Can you spot 2 visual details that make all the video clip characters look like Steve Jobs ?
A little help ? These details are part of their clothes !
(1) : The 'Pantless Knights' are a group of American comedians