26 juillet 2010
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.
11 juin 2010
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
5 mai 2010
"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 :
I hope you'll enjoy the musical ride too :o)
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
27 avril 2010
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.
Open ^^^ this folder :
complete the transcript of the interview and answer the comprehension questions
(1) : Photo by Jon Sullivan, in the Public Domain
29 mars 2010
MARCH 21 : Obama addresses
the Immigration Marchers
Immigration remains a topical issue for the U.S.A. and it is also part of their history. Today, no matter how multicultural the States may be, this topical issue is sometimes still a burning issue,
topical issue ( sujet d'actualité)
18 mars 2010
Today, learn some more about IrelandFirst, click on the book below :
you'll get a small interactive book about Saint Patrick : discover a few Irish places related to him. Once the book is open, click on the right-hand pages to read them all, and view the illustrations...
17 mars 2010
Today is Saint Patrick's Day...
What do you know about this Irish tradition ? Click on "take quiz"
and answer the 10 questions !
Special congratulations to Julia, who's trying to improve her results ;o)
| The article "Saint Patrick's Day" on Wikipedia |
will help you check it all ;)
16 mars 2010
WGN Radio's Bill Moller presents
a CityCam report on the Chicago River :
watch it wearing special colours for
Saint Patrick's Day ;o)
26 décembre 2009
Today is Boxing Day !
Boxing Day is a bank holiday and a public holiday in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jamaica, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and in some countries in the Commonwealth of Nations with a mainly Christian population. In South Africa, it is known as "the Day of Goodwill".
Click on the box to find out more about Boxing Day :
its origins, its past and present traditions... Boxing Day is not an official holiday in the United States and yet, it gets currently known among the Americans -especially those living near the Canada/U.S.A. border. When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is the public holiday.
24 décembre 2009
... are plainly
explained in the video clip below.
The transcript will help you understand ;-)
plainly = clearly