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10 mars 2014 1 10 /03 /mars /2014 14:20

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).

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1 janvier 2014 3 01 /01 /janvier /2014 13:23

New Year's resolutions

Watch the video below :

and practise your listening skills : answer the MCQ (7 questions) below :

New Year's Resolutions - a QUIZ


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22 novembre 2012 4 22 /11 /novembre /2012 08:29

Thanksgiving's today

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 !
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31 octobre 2012 3 31 /10 /octobre /2012 20:23



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1 juin 2012 5 01 /06 /juin /2012 17:40

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 -





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17 mars 2012 6 17 /03 /mars /2012 07:59

St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City

"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

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22 décembre 2011 4 22 /12 /décembre /2011 09:18



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28 octobre 2011 5 28 /10 /octobre /2011 16:04



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 !









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28 octobre 2011 5 28 /10 /octobre /2011 10:03

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

Scary, creepy, funny, dazzling, weird... all of them are most original.
You can learn about "The legend of Jack O'Lantern" <<  here !
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25 octobre 2011 2 25 /10 /octobre /2011 15:45

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)

Callinectes sapidus 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 !

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