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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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16 octobre 2011 7 16 /10 /octobre /2011 15:35

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"...


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6 octobre 2011 4 06 /10 /octobre /2011 07:50

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  

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24 septembre 2011 6 24 /09 /septembre /2011 10:39

A few arguments people commonly resort to when it comes to the right to own arms :


Each argument favouring the right to keep & bear arms is contradicted by a counter argument.

Read them all to check which arguments you agree on, and which ones you disagree on.



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4 juillet 2011 1 04 /07 /juillet /2011 17:00







Click on each infographic to access various data related to the Independence Day !

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