10 mars 2014
20 Irish family names
This infographic tells us about the 20 most common Irish family name.
You'll find their meaning, their Latin motto (+ English translation), where in Ireland they are more commonly located, and a few facts about their history and origins... most interesting !
The infographic was created "by the people at GoIreland.com" (former #1 accomodation booking engine).
1 janvier 2014
22 novembre 2012
Time flies... this year we barely evoked the American celebration and haven't really studied the celebration... but let me show you a few videos I've picked out online for you to have fun :o)
To start, here's an animation telling the Pilgrims' story :
A parody of a famous song :
This animation merely shows Thanksgiving food and recipes -nice final pictures !
31 octobre 2012
1 juin 2012
TimeOut provides us with an infographic
full with facts and figures about the next Olympics in London :
More information & news are yet to come :
- article in progress -
17 mars 2012
St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City
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
22 décembre 2011
28 octobre 2011
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 !
28 octobre 2011
25 octobre 2011
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 !