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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 ?!
Queen Elizabeth II is said to have sent
her first e-mail in... 1976 !
Though the Queen is now 84 she is keen on modern information & communication technology and on top of the official website of the British Monarchy you can see the RAF Marham Gallery of photos / the Twitter British Monarchy account / the latest Royal Images / the latest Summer Opening / the British Monarchy Flickr gallery.
The Royal Monarchy's more & more digital :)
The Royal site starts.
December 23, 2007 :
The Queen launches her own channel on the video-sharing
website YouTube : youtube.com/theroyalchannel.
This launch marks the 50th anniversary of her first
televised festive address in 1957.
February 2009 :
The Royal.gov.uk website was completed
with more video and background material
on the website.
July 10, 2009 :
The Twitter account @BritishMonarchy has just gone
live, following several weeks of testing. ''The intention
is that it is a news service rather than her
personal voice'', a spokeswoman explains.
July 25, 2010 :
Buckingham Palace launches
Flickr photo account...
Commenting will be deactivated for all of the pictures on the account, the Associated Press (AFP) says.
Today, the FIFA World Cup started in Cape Town
That's why you'll find data and information about -no, not football !- South-Africa :o)
To begin with, here's the South-African national anthem :
national anthem = a country's official song which is played and/or sung
on public occasions
"Black music" is a documentary film
shown on ARTE channel
The documentary was released in 2008, and it depicts the history and the evolution of black music in the U.S.A.
Clicking ^^^ on the note
will get you to open the 1st part of the film.
Though the film is commented in French, it also includes original speeches and quotes by famous black leaders, singers or groups... and a great deal of songs are performed.
'Behind' the piano... is the 2nd part of the documentary :
Be patient... it takes long to dowload the 2 parts of the film ;)
to depict = to portray = to describe, to show in details
a great deal of = lots of, a large quantity of (loads of)
Both films are used here for educational purposes and remain (c) ARTE
Click ^^^ on HOLLYWOOD (1)
to get the video on the BCnews site : listen to the interview of Hugh Hefner, who explains what Hollywood means to him, and why he decided to help rescue its famous symbol.
complete the transcript of the interview and answer the comprehension questions
(1) : Photo by Jon Sullivan, in the Public Domain