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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 ?!
Listen to Mary :
she'll tell you about who is likely to be the next King -and why...
Now you can answer the QUIZ
Focusing on the Royal Wedding :
On the Official Royal Wedding website you can view the formal consent of Her Majesty ⇓ the Queen to William and Kate's wedding
BBC news U.K. : "Papers dominated by royal wedding" :
The map below ⇓ shows the royal wedding route :
What do the Americans think of the whole buzz ?
Here are a few questions ⇓ from a New York Times/CBS news poll :
April 15-20, 201
As Catherine Middleton and Prince William are to marry in 3 days (April 29)...
let's view a few pictures of the British royal weddings that not only fascinated the British crowds, but also the rest of the world... throughout the 20th century and now into the 21st :
St Patrick's Day is now over...
Let's see what you know about Ireland :
... and learn some more ;-)
I've been noting or scribbling these Irish sayings and blessings here and there : in Ireland, or collecting others from books (sometimes magazines) and more recently from the Internet.
Click on ^^^ the shamrock
Some of them are close to poems, some others are rather humourous. Actually, I cannot guarantee 100% the 'Irishness' of them all... but I do hope you'll enjoy reading them ;-)
You'll also view pictures of Irish symbols in this document : can you recognise/name them ??
When Caroline Duggan -a music teacher from Dublin- started teaching in Bronx Bathgate Avenue the kids wondered why she "spoke like that". She explained it was because she was Irish ; she also showed them Riverdance classic Irish dances... and then one thing led to another. Eventually, the Keltic Dreams were born !
Let's see... how did it go ? Watch the New York Times' video <<<
a CNN Report :
Some time before the Academy Awards,
webtrends illustrated the buzz on the
possible winners on this striking info-
<<< click on the illustration to get the full-size
Today you know 2011 Awards winners :
compare the buzz forecasts with the
actual results :
which was the most realistic forecast ?
Which one was the least successful ??
"Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus !"... Happy St David's Day :-)
The illustrations above show two symbols of Wales : the flag, on which you can see St George's Dragon (this legend symbolises when good wins over evil)... and [a field of] daffodils -this flower is another symbol of Wales(2). Dewi Sant is the Welsh name of Saint David, the saint patron of Wales : Saint David's Day falls on March 1.
What do you already know on St David's Day ?
Two days ago, on BBC Radio 2, Brian D'Arcy explored the Welsh national character -in particular their passion for hymns.
The programme lasts 33' : if you are not keen on this music genre, I suggest you start listening from 04':14" to 05'13" : one short minute on Saint David's life and legend.
St David's Parade in Cardiff (2010)
An article posted on the BBCnews website (today) :
It tells us about Welsh official icons or symbols : leeks, daffodils, the Welsh flag or Welsh costumes... and a simple but tasty recipe too : Welsh Rarebit !
(2) : the photo wasn't taken in Wales... but in Cornwall ;-)
Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February
The American President's Day is also known as Washington's Birthday. It is a federal holiday in the United States. Nowadays it has become a great weekend for sales (esp. as for cars)... and yet, President's Day is a chance to learn more about the American history.