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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
26 juillet 2010 1 26 /07 /juillet /2010 09:15

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  :) 


1997 :

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.


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11 juin 2010 5 11 /06 /juin /2010 21:55

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 :   thumb a funny music note-copie-1





national anthem = a country's official song which is played and/or sung

on public occasions

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5 mai 2010 3 05 /05 /mai /2010 16:21

"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 :

thumb_whitePiano_09.png 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

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27 avril 2010 2 27 /04 /avril /2010 00:02


                                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.


http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Computers/thumb_open_folder_purple.pngOpen ^^^   this folder :

complete the transcript of the interview and answer the comprehension questions


(1)   :  Photo by Jon Sullivan, in the Public Domain

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29 mars 2010 1 29 /03 /mars /2010 09:31
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)
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18 mars 2010 4 18 /03 /mars /2010 17:30
Today, learn some more about Ireland
First, click on the book below :
http://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.pngyou'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...

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17 mars 2010 3 17 /03 /mars /2010 00:10
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)
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY : test yourself ;o)

1) Saint Patrick is the most famous

     patron of...

The article "Saint Patrick's Day" on Wikipedia
will help you check it all ;)
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16 mars 2010 2 16 /03 /mars /2010 23:38
WGN Radio's Bill Moller presents
a CityCam report on the Chicago River :
watch it wearing special colours for
Saint Patrick's Day ;o)

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26 décembre 2009 6 26 /12 /décembre /2009 22:25
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 :
http://imgcash2.imageshack.us/img42/5051/boxboxingdaygloubiwebfr.gifits 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.

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24 décembre 2009 4 24 /12 /décembre /2009 20:09
... are plainly explained in the video clip below.
The transcript will help you understand ;-)
                                                                                                                                                               plainly = clearly

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