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  • Electric car models back in time

    25 septembre 2010 ( #SCIENCES & TECH )

    From the 1830's to nowadays, this graphic focuses on the cars designed and created to be powered by electricity only : click ^^^ on the picture to view the full-size graphic. Here you are shown the main steps in the history of electric cars : t heir internal...

  • "Inception" -movie TRAILER

    09 septembre 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    "Inception" is Dom Cobb's last job : this time, instead of extracting an idea from someone's dreams, he will have to instil an idea into a man's dreams Matt Sinopoli , a web graphic designer, has designed the 5 levels of inception that the heroes will...

  • Bloody vampires !

    01 octobre 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE As usual, the VAMPIRES page on Michelle Henry's precious website provides you numerous resources... but not the ones I'm recommending now (I've just checked :-) : "Bloody Vampires !" displays a brief webography which includes the 5 articles...

  • 2010 Commonwealth Games

    03 octobre 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    From 3 to 14 October, the Commonwealth Games are held in Dehli -India A tiger is the mascot of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Here, you can see Shera on a stamp. "DELHI, Oct 3 – Prince Charles opened the 19th Commonwealth Games on Sunday at the Jawaharlal...

  • London's tube workers on strike

    04 octobre 2010 ( #Society - Economics )

    London : the Tube workers on strike The workers in London's Tube have literally jammed the Tube system with a one-day strike. As about 3.5 million people a day use the London Tube, each day of strike costs the city £47,355,000 (=75 million dollars) the...

  • Nobel Prizes may be...

    10 octobre 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    ... non violent like Nobel Peace prizes Liu Xiaobo, or Aung San Suu Kyi (2010 and 1991), committed to social change (and a bright writer too !) like Mario Vargas Llosa... and so much more ! Click on the illustration below to find a few facts & figures...

  • "The Instant Kiwi" funny commercial

    13 octobre 2010 ( #ADVERTISING )

    The Instant Kiwi TV ad was released in 1999. This commercial arouses laughter anywhere exams are held :o) The ad illustrates the NZ Lotteries Board "Instant Kiwi" : in September 1989, the New Zealand Lottery Board introduced the game, which caused instant...

  • Network neutrality

    15 octobre 2010 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' LOUNGE + interested B1 & above Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on network neutrality Click on the manuscript "The member states of the Council of Europe have repeatedly expressed their commitment to the protection and promotion of...

  • Diwali -HISTORY & QUIZ

    05 novembre 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Diwali falls on the 15th day of the dark fortnight... In 2010, it means both Diwali and Bonfire Night fall the same day : today :o) Diwali falls in the auspicious Hindu month of Kartik (= October or November in the English calendar). Diwali day 2010 falls...

  • World Post's day

    09 octobre 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Above is the symbol of WPD for the next three years. World Post Day is said to "give governments and Posts an opportunity to demonstrate just how much the ever-expanding range of postal services contributes to national economic growth." (1) The Universal...

  • Word game & World Hunger Day

    16 octobre 2010 ( #GEOGRAPHY )

    FREE RICE is a word game You have to find the proper synonym with a word among 4 answers. <<< Click and choose your answers ! For each right answer, "Freerice" donates 10 grains of rice to the >>> UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME The more you answer...

  • How people use the Internet

    16 octobre 2010 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    TRENDS B elow, a presentation explores how different kinds of technology users are related to public radio material. Some of the opportunities for media organizations now lie with new audiences using new technologies. This slideshow was presented at the...

  • Halloween's coming soon :o)

    24 octobre 2010 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Pumpkin carvings can be genuine masterpieces Carving pumpkins is specific to Halloween traditions : some people even turn this craft into art ! A Magnificent Dragon Who's the superhero popping out of the pumpkin ?! Will you follow the pumpkin's advice...

  • Writing a LETTER

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

    This recap sheet helps you remember the basic rules as for writing letters You'll find here ⇑ a model for formal letters, and two tables including various formulas for both informal letters and formal letters. ________________________ Thanks indeed to...

  • US gun control -facts & figures

    10 décembre 2012 ( #Terminales... B1 - B2 )

    The right to carry firearms in each U.S. state Illinois and Wisconsin are "no-issue" states : concealed carry is generally forbidden. In 10 "may-issue" states, applicants must often present a reason for carrying a firearm to an issuing authority, who...

  • Hallowe'en INFOGRAPHICS

    22 octobre 2010 ( #Society - Economics )

    Halloween infographics The first infographic below tells us the different names of Hallowe'en... but it also explains how come today we carve pumpkins... and not turnips ! Click on it, and you'll also discover other interesting facts about All Hallows...

  • 2010 US midterm elections ~ Locations & Forms of POWER

    02 novembre 2010 ( #>>BAC : entraînez-vous )

    Midterm elections <<< Understand & learn with a few illustrations ! Here ⇓ you can see the reactions of these regions inhabitants to a few questions on the election issues : - The consequences of a reorganization of the White House staff on Obama's policy....

  • Guy Fawkes & "V for Vendetta"

    04 novembre 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Bonfire Night All over the United Kingdom, Bonfire Night celebrates the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot and therefore reminds the story of Guy Fawkes... it's tomorrow, November 5th ! But let me tell you about the graphic novel created by Alan Moore...

  • "Remember, remember..."

    04 novembre 2010 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    You've just heard of the beginning of the first verse of this British popular verse. Below is its full version : "Remember, remember, The fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot ! We see no reason why Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot ! Guy...

  • Country tweet song

    06 novembre 2010 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    "Social media blues" is a parody created by Scott Rodger As for its music (and the -non- graphics of the video !)... it's not that sophisticated, for sure ! But it's rather funny ;o) Listen to the song, then list all the internet systems and social media...

  • "Growing up on Facebook"

    16 novembre 2010 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    Facebook is one of the many social networks... "Someone I haven’t seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me on Facebook : there I am at 16, dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball. William Faulkner...

  • the United States of Movies

    20 novembre 2010 ( #CinemA-RT )

    A United States map illustrated with movies Click on the ⇑ illustration above to view a map of the U.S.A. where every state is matched with a movie : in "Dances with Wolves" (by/with Kevin Costner - 1990), the story takes place in South Dakota... And...

  • "Harmony" : off the wall... or necessary ?

    21 novembre 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    ... maybe both :o) The film shows HRH the Prince of Wales' new way of looking at our world. It was released on NBC on Friday, November 19 at 10:00 PM. The trailer (01'42") ⇓ And here is the ⇓ transcript of the trailer : Below, a teaser from the film ⇓...

  • The U.K. covered with snow

    11 décembre 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    "Snow extends from Northern Ireland southward past Dublin, and from Scotland southward into England." Its cover stops close to London : there, the expanded white corresponds to clouds. Photo taken from Aqua (N.A.S.A. satellite) -December 8, 2010 __________________________...

  • GOOGLE's latest -analysing words recurrence

    22 décembre 2010 ( #LEXIS : words - words - words ! )

    5,000,000,000 words It looks as if Google assembled the largest collection of words ever gathered online ! These words have been taken "from 5 million books published over the past four centuries." Read the article >>> "Google Book Tool tracks cultural...

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