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  • South Africa

    11 juin 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    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...

  • How to blow vuvuzelas

    14 juin 2010 ( #A little bit of EVERYTHING )

    World Cup fans: how to blow your own trumpet (1) "Stadium horns -or vuvuzelas- require a pucker, lots of puff and some practice, advise experts" : read the article from the Guardian. Just click on : ________________________________ (1) Photo by kjpm,...

  • Digital games, learning... EDUCATION

    18 juin 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE Education Week : Digital Directions Click on the ^^^ laptop picture to read the article "Educators connect digital games to learning".... A few gripping ideas, indeed ! An excerpt (I underlined some of the text) : "TIPS : 1. Play a little....

  • BAC Recaps -2- [grammar]

    19 juin 2010 ( #Terminales... B1 - B2 )

    Here are grammar handouts which might help some of you. Just click on the links below to get recaps about : The English tense system : an overview [les temps en anglais] The passive voice Reported speech [discours indirect] Modals [auxiliaires modaux...

  • "Think time... (animated clip & talk)

    03 juillet 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE ... balanced time ! Use time wisely and well" That's Philip George Zimbardo's message. The American social psychologist has studied time perspective and how it affects our work, health and well-being. The 10-minute animation below is...

  • Early Britons coped with cold

    07 juillet 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    "A harsh climate did not stop humans moving to northern Europe nearly a million years ago", Miriam Frankel says . Researchers have discovered stone tools in Norfolk : these suggest early humans arrived nearly a million years ago -or even earlier- in Britain....

  • Two authors tell about creativity -VIDEOS

    10 juillet 2010 ( #LITERATURE )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE These videos present two women writers' vision of creativity in writing... Elizabeth GILBERT is an American journalist and writer (a memoirist, a short story writer and novelist). In this TED talk, the author "muses on the impossible...

  • Oil spill : Lake Michigan photos

    15 juillet 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    " Crude Awakening" by Jane Fulton Alt To have us figure out the impact of the oil spill on Lake Michigan shores , Jane Fulton Alt coated friends and other volunteers with a non toxic oillike substance before taking pictures of them. She surely aims at...

  • "Make my day !" : now, an IDIOM

    20 juillet 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    I have to admit I first watched that Clint Eastwood's movie in French : to me, Dirty Harry's "Vas-y... fais-moi plaisir !" isn't as savoury as the original "Go ahead... make my day !". Click on the headset above ^^^ to hear David Crystal's analysis of...

  • American painters - Edward Hopper

    22 juillet 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    Edward Hopper is mostly known for his oil paintings... but he also did a great job with watercolours (like "The Mansard Roof", 1923 , his first break ) and etching (like his "East Side", 1922 ) >>> Wikipedia article on Edward Hopper This clip shows a...

  • How to practise... learningchocolate.com

    23 juillet 2010 ( #METHODS : "How to..." )

    In the article "English VOCABULARY : practise with pictures & fun" I told you about a website that helps you improve your lexis... and maybe you've already started practising ! Here are a few explanations about 'Match up 1' and 'Match up 2' instructions,...

  • Apartheid : also ruled by Blacks...

    28 juillet 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    "Was apartheid only white rule [?] : Bantustans, collaborators and traditional leaders" This article underlines that not only was apartheid ruled by white people, but black and coloured people also played their role... "The National House of Traditional...

  • America's colour pictures : 1939-43

    29 juillet 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    'Captured : America in Color from 1939-1943' "These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town...

  • Tabloids headlines -after the Football Cup

    30 juillet 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE Much less entertaining topics in " Shaking the Foundations of Tabloid Journalism " , a subtle though harsh press review by Ryan Gallagher (July 9, 2010). where the journalist shows how today's tabloidsconcerns build up a threatening atmosphere,...

  • Oil Spill : today... in Michigan

    30 juillet 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    In " Oil Spill : Lake Michigan Photos " I told you about Jane Fulton's photos : they had us imagine an oil spill in Michigan too. Hers looks like premonitory work today : Here is the transcript of the 36-second video from NBC news : "And with the current...

  • America's Twitter mood on a MAP

    31 juillet 2010 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    "America, are you happy ? The emotional words contained in hundreds of millions of messages posted to the Twitter website may hold the answer. Computer scientist Alan Mislove at Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues have found that these "tweets"...

  • The Ivy League pattern -a VIDEO

    01 août 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE & B2+above A 07'09" video explains the assets of the Ivy League now might have become their flaw Click on the photo (1) ^^^ and scroll down to watch the video. The prestigious Ivy League Colleges (Columbia, Princeton, Harvard...) are...

  • "Inception" -the GRAPHIC NOVEL

    10 septembre 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    When I watched the film "Inception"... ... indeed, I was impressed with the special effects and the fabulous landscapes : honestly, I can still hear the threatening music leitmotiv playing... Besides , the actors were all pretty good and although the...

  • Route 66 -a US myth

    08 septembre 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    US Route 66 First, click on the photo to get a short Wikipedia (simple English) article (1) Here is >>> a French radio programme about the Road 66 : a Geography Professor (Olivier Archambeau - Parix VIII) went there with two of his students, and made...

  • Head / face -VOCABULARY

    15 septembre 2010 ( #LEXIS : words - words - words ! )

    Click on the photo ^^^ to get the vocabulary naming the main elements of a man's head / face . The photo we used this week is the portrait of a famous British journalist and writer... Photo in the Public Domain You asked me who the man was. Well... you...

  • September 16 : the Mayflower left England...

    16 septembre 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    ... 390 years ago : the Mayflower was a ship On her first voyage she travelled to the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts (U.S.A.). The ship left England in July of 1620, but turned around twice because Speedwell (the ship it was travelling with) was leaking...

  • New York City -VIDEO tour

    18 septembre 2009 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    New York is often referred to as New York City ( NYC)... ... or the City of New York, <<< to distinguish it from the state of New York. It is also nicknamed 'Big Apple'. The city is the centre of the New York metropolitan area (one of the most populous...

  • New York City -a QUIZ

    19 septembre 2009 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Watch the NY City guided tour video (Friday 17) ... and answer this quiz ! New York City 1) Central Park is in the middle of... Chinatown Manhattan Little Italy Battery Park Take this quiz By the way, if you observe the blog main page... you should be...

  • the 2010 European Day of Languages

    22 septembre 2010 ( #LANGUAGEs )

    "Everybody deserves the chance to benefit from the cultural and economic advantages language skills can bring. Learning languages also helps to develop tolerance and understanding between people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds." say...

  • The most widely SPOKEN LANGUAGES

    25 septembre 2010 ( #LANGUAGEs )

    The Most Widely Spoken Languages in the world & the countries they are spoken in I know the illustration below looks like a map of London tube ... but actually, it shows the most widely spoken languages in the world and the countries where people speak...

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