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  • ADbusters' "brand spangled flag"

    27 décembre 2009 ( #Terminales... B1 - B2 )

    Here is the American flag parody by ADbusters you studied before Xmas holidays You have already detailed the original U.S. flag & revised its different elements : you know what they stand for -well, at least, you ought to know this : - | You also know...

  • Words & icons from the LAST DECADE

    31 décembre 2009 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Phillip Niemeyer is an art director at 'Double Triple' ( an art & design studio). Three days ago, his "Picturing the Past 10 Years" was issued in the New York Times . Click on the outlined name of the US daily (above -green) to discover a chart gathering...

  • Frozen Britain : a satellite view

    08 janvier 2010 ( #GEOGRAPHY )

    A picture taken by the N.A.S.A. Great thanks to R. Thibert (a colleague) for having me discover this amazing picture : wow ! It looks as if Britain were completely covered with snow and ice ! The photo was taken on January 7, 2010, from 'Terra' satellite....

  • Flobots' "Rise" -song VIDEO clip

    21 novembre 2010 ( #English is MUSIC... )

    "I can ride my bike with no handle bars..." In this song, the singer enumerates things the character can do to show the different roles he plays in his life... and how he rises -and falls... Listen attentively to the song and make a list of the things...

  • Snowy weather... the end of the US world ?!

    08 février 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    ... or shall we discover new words for the snow storm that hit some Eastern American states ? Suppliers of the satellite picture above : NOOA, NASA & the OSEI [Public Domain] In the beginning of his speech on February 6 at the Democratic National Committee...

  • Dr House's sense of humour

    09 février 2010 ( #English is FUN :o) )

    You may all know Hugh Laurie, the lead actor in "Dr House" series. .. In this short video clip from an awarding ceremony, the actor plays the interpreter of Helen Mirren into French. He seems to be getting on her nerves quite fast, thus she makes it difficult...

  • Bud light... a fun commercial :o)

    10 février 2010 ( #ADVERTISING )

    People would do anything for a free Bud ! Can't believe this ? Just watch the commercial then : When she planned the clothing drive to collect old clothes... Sarah knew it :o) Thanks indeed to C. Segal, the colleague who offered such a good laugh ! ________________________________________...

  • How to... ANALYSE AN ADVERTISEMENT

    13 février 2010 ( #METHODS : "How to..." )

    I have just made a worksheet adapted from a few sites about advertising and branding analysis (especially about how to analyse how efficacious an ad is). Visual learners will benefit from this mind map most... ... click on the map to get the complete...

  • Mattafix -singing for Darfur

    22 février 2010 ( #English is MUSIC... )

    Living Darfur In September 2007, the Brtish duo Mattafix official website << sang the soundtrack of the film "Living Darfur". At first the song was only downloadable ; it was the first music video clip shot inside a war zone. Darfur map released into...

  • 'Bright Star' : the movie...

    15 février 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    ... the poem by John Keats, nowadays considered one of the major romantic poets. The sonnet << "Bright Star" was adapted for Fanny Brawne, whom the poet was engaged to in the last years of his life. Jane Campion based her biopic on John Keats' ultimate...

  • Educational system - U.S.A.

    09 mars 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE A 'collaboration-and-trust' model for schools, rather than a 'market-and- competitiveness' one ! : "Diane RAVITCH recants long-held beliefs in her latest book... Once an avid supporter of improving schools through accountability and choice,...

  • LISTEN to... PUNCTUATION :o)

    12 mars 2010 ( #LANGUAGEs )

    Here's a short podcast from "Wait wait... don't tell me !" Click on the headphones and listen to this short report... Not only must punctuation be properly written... but it must also be properly 'spoken' ! "Wait wait... don't tell me !" is daily on air,...

  • BBCnews VIDEO : Northern Ireland teenage SLANG

    12 mars 2010 ( #LANGUAGEs )

    Be ready... the English you're about to listen is quite different from mine :) And yet, teenagers are speaking here : I've just stumbled upon this BBC video featuring pupils from a Londonderry College. Listen to Northern Irish pupils talking about the...

  • How to... WRITE A FILM REVIEW (1)

    15 mars 2010 ( #METHODS : "How to..." )

    This sheet will help you prepare your FILM REVIEW Click on the film scene below to view a specific mind map : useful words and phrases, and how to organise your review : (1) And now, practise : watch "INVICTUS" trailer HERE <<< and write the corresponding...

  • Saint Patrick's Day : a QUIZ

    17 mars 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    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...

  • Milgram's experiment & TV "games"...

    19 mars 2010 ( #MEDIA )

    How far would people go ? On Wednesday night, a new "game" was on air on a French TV channel. Click on the TV set to watch the video extract, on the BBC : "Christophe Nick, the producer, said he was amazed that so many contestants [in the Game] followed...

  • Writing the INTERVIEW of a movie star

    20 mars 2010 ( #METHODS : "How to..." )

    Here is an interview of George Clooney click on "Rolling Stone" magazine logo [ The interview was made 5 years ago by Gavin Edwards ] Actually, you don't have to read the complete interview ! I just intend to show you the introduction to the interview,...

  • A dyseducational Road Movie -ANIMATION ;o)

    20 mars 2010 ( #A little bit of EVERYTHING )

    CO NG RA TU LA TIO NS ! Some of you have just passed the driving license test... Now that the strain of the exam is far behind you, watch this funny animation by and relax : By the way... I do hope you'll be driving better than this ;o) ___________________________________...

  • April 22 -EARTH DAY

    22 avril 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    Earth Day was founded in the very end of the 1960's The idea started developing in September 1969... (1) ...and in April 1970, the first Earth Day gathered millions of American protesters ! Click on the satellite image of our planet to find out about...

  • Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" -a FILM

    24 mars 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    "Alice in Wonderland"... ... is the latest film directed by Tim Burton : today it's on in France too. Johnny Depp -one of the leads (1) in the film- is one of Tim Burton's favourite actors.Needless to say, the film is based upon Lewis Carrol's novel :o)...

  • 'EARTH HOUR' -a QUIZ

    27 mars 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    Switch lights off... tonight ! What do you know about 'Earth Hour' ? Before taking the quiz, watch the Canadian video below once -don't cheat ;-) : And now... YOUR TURN ! 'Earth Hour' 2010 1) Global warming develops... now and then much faster than predicted...

  • IMMIGRATION MARCH : the President's speech

    29 mars 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    MARCH 21 : Obama addresses the Immigration Marchers B.T.S. 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,...

  • PUZZLE... such a puzzling word !

    30 mars 2010 ( #1ères........... B1 )

    French people use the word "puzzle" as an equivalent to 'jigsaw puzzle' :o) Indeed, the French use the anglicism 'puzzle' to name what you see below : most of you know only this meaning... (1) ... thus, you started asking yourselves questions about the...

  • PuzzlED... or puzzliNG ??

    31 mars 2010 ( #LANGUAGEs )

    - ING - ED adjectives Many English adjectives qualifying emotion/feeling are formed from the -ed and -ing forms of the corresponding verb. If something is puzzl ing, it provokes a reaction : it acts on you. When you are puzzl ed, you react to something...

  • The kids using ICT also write... pretty well !

    01 avril 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills, according to the National Literacy Trust "The more forms of communications children use, the stronger their core literary skills."...

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