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  • EASTER traditions

    04 avril 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    One of Easter traditions is hiding eggs in the garden... for the kids to find them out. Easter is also the opportunity to decorate them and put them in a basket. (1) This amazing one was perforated with a dentist's drill. __________________________________...

  • Egg rolling

    04 avril 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Egg rolling, or an Easter egg roll is a traditional game played with eggs at Easter. The versions of this game vary from one country to another, and they are traditionnally played with hard-boiled decorated eggs. Here's a photo of the White House Egg...

  • Build up your vocabulary -a MIND MAP

    02 avril 2010 ( #METHODS : "How to..." )

    "PUZZLE" On Wednesday I told you about the difference between adjectives ending in -ed and adjectives ending in -ing. As for vocabulary, there are different ways of learning new words or phrases. For example, you can "organise" them visually, and classify...

  • IDIOMS including the word 'egg' :o)

    05 avril 2010 ( #LEXIS : words - words - words ! )

    To make your English more authentic you also need to use typical English phrases, sayings... idioms. For instance, most of you know that when in France "Il pleut des cordes" -i.e. "It's raining ropes"- the British would rather say "It's raining cats and...

  • US transportation in history -a GAME

    07 avril 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Do you know "America on the Move" ? It includes an online exhibit by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. >>> America on the Move shows the evolution of transportation in the United States. You can also learn and test your knowledge with...

  • Watch the Icelandic volcano plume

    17 avril 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    The exact composition of the Icelandic volcano plume is not known precisely ; "the pollutants of greatest concern to human health in plumes from volcanoes are normally mineral particulates, sulphur dioxide (SO2), fluoridic acids and hydrochloric acid"....

  • A French shop sues a US crime writer...

    17 avril 2010 ( #1ères........... B1 )

    ... for fear that her quoting their name (Marché Saint-Pierre) would ruin their reputation ! "Parisian shop sues crime writer" : click on the headset -left- to listen to the report You can check your comprehension by clicking on the book You'll get the...

  • EarthdayTELEVISION

    21 avril 2010 ( #MEDIA )

    Earth Day's coming soon... be ready ! For a start, you can click on the logo below... and visit the site of EarthDayTELEVISION. There, you can watch specific channels like Global warming / Alternative energy / Greener living / Earth Day (and others) or...

  • Earth Day -a QUIZ

    22 avril 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    I have to confess... I've been learning a lot about the history of Earth Day, while preparing this quiz . Welll... your turn, now :o) The history of Earth Day - a QUIZ ! 1) Earth Day is celebrated on... the 4th Thursday of April April 22 April 21 the...

  • Icelandic volcano -SATELLITE PICTURES

    18 avril 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    On March 20, the Eyjafjallajokull (pheeew ;o) volcano bursts for the first time in 190 years 2 days later, lava continues to spew out and spill into nearby canyons April 14 : the Icelandic Civil Protection Department orders evacuations of towns and farms...

  • "Home by the Sea" -a SONG by Genesis

    23 avril 2010 ( #English is MUSIC... )

    Yesterday was Earth Day, and everybody knows the major area of our planet is covered with water... Well, though mountain landscapes happen to be dazzlingly beautiful, I still prefer landscapes with water :o) (1) This just reminded me of an old song I'm...

  • Shakespeare... played by Hugh LAURIE :o)

    26 avril 2010 ( #English is FUN :o) )

    This video is quite funny : it shows Rowan Atkinson (the famous "Mr Bean") and Hugh Laurie ("Doctor House") playing Blackadder and William Shakespeare. Click on the manuscript below to read the transcript of the sketch. I hope you'll have fun ! By the...

  • 'Hollywood' symbol rescued by Hugh Hefner -a VIDEO

    27 avril 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    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...

  • Louisiana purchase QUIZ

    30 avril 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    How Louisiana became American 1) "The U.S. purchased Louisiana" means that they... lent Louisiana sold Louisiana borrowed Louisiana bought Louisiana Try to remember the previous video clip ! Take This Quiz - View Scoreboard And now you've done the quiz......

  • "Black music" (USA) -a documentary

    05 mai 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    "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...

  • Hung Parliament in Britain

    08 mai 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    What is a "hung Parliament" ? It is the state of the British Parliament... right now ! Professor Robert Hazell, Director of the Constitution Unit in UCL's (1) School of Political Science, explains what a hung Parliament means for the UK. ________________________________________...

  • How to... get INFORMATION

    18 mai 2010 ( #METHODS : "How to..." )

    Schoolwork... personal interest... mere curiosity ? Not only can you use search engines like Altavista, Yahoo, Google and many others... but you can also use online encyclopedia. Here are a few sites I've chosen for you -all you need is click on their...

  • Blogs image -youths and educators

    19 mai 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE -French Here's an article studying the image young users and education professionals match with blogs... The article was written (in French) by Emilie Bouvrand and issued at pedagopsy.eu. You'll find it here : Original title : "Les représentations...

  • Becta : canceled ! -ICT news

    24 mai 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE The education ICT agency Becta is to close by November... a 240 staff and £80m from 2010 financial government budget should be cut off as well ! "Government to close Becta" : Click to get the Guardian article Read also : "Becta : does...

  • Social media networks -evaluating grid

    25 mai 2010 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    The Social Media Cheatsheet (Infographic) This picture (or "pic' ", as "they" say) caught my eye... then I actually read what it is about ! This chart categorizes 10 current 'social media' features : Twitter, Facebook, flickr, Linked in, YouTube, digg,...

  • A fishwasher... that cooks :-}

    27 mai 2010 ( #English is FUN :o) )

    Tom Scott just tests what other chefs have already achieved : using a dishwasher... to cook ! Silly ? Amazing ? Definitely unusual. It might well prove to be another way of going green ;o) ___________________________ Tom Scott creates videos & web projects,...

  • Actor, director & artist Dennis Hopper dies

    29 mai 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    Born in Kansas (1935), Dennis Hopper started acting in the 50's. He did admire James Dean and adopted the Actor's Studion methods, which made him considered a rebel to Hollywood's system (Henry Hathaway fired him off, and he got blacklisted for almost...

  • Are we addicted to oil ? -a VIDEO

    01 juin 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    This might look like a catastrophe film, but although it seems magnified, the process described in this video is more or less... true : Animation & Design by Chris Weller - Directed by Max Joseph Music: "Genesis" by Justice (to) magnify = to make exaggeratedly...

  • Exams : China rules the Internet...

    05 juin 2010 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE + B2 & above "Internet cafes close ahead of exams in China" BEIJING (AP) -- Teenagers tempted by computer games when they should be studying for the national college entrance exam this month won't have anywhere to escape to in central...

  • A student's hobby -I (2nde)

    08 juin 2010 ( #2ndes.......... B1- - B1 )

    A few students are telling you about their favourite hobby... First, Jeanne : <<< click on the picture... and discover what she is keen on ! (1) __________________________________ (1) : Watercolour by Edith Hultzsch - licensed under CC BY-ND-NC watercolour...

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