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  • Snow & cold freezes European airports

    23 décembre 2010 ( #CLIMATE - the ENVIRONMENT )

    CNN breaking news (01'35") : worksheet "European travelers in Europe get an early Christmas gift as more passengers are moving." CNN's Atika Shubert reports : On air on December 22, 2010 Click on the snow flake : you'll get a worksheet to help you understand...

  • The internet growth (2000 to 2010)

    30 décembre 2010 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    The astounding growth of the Internet in the last decade There were 361 million Internet users throughout the world, in 2000 : this corresponds to two thirds of today's Facebook users... but today, there are also more than 5 times as many Internet users...

  • New Year's Eve survival tips

    31 décembre 2010 ( #Society - Economics )

    "New Year's Eve: a survival guide" "It could be the biggest party of the year, a night to remember where you party till dawn. Or it could all go horribly wrong. Here are 20 tips to help you avoid a New Year's Eve to forget"... in Tim Dowling's article...

  • Public Domain Day

    02 janvier 2011 ( #Society - Economics )

    January the 1st is also "Public Domain Day" Here is a world map showing the various copyrights : But when a book (or any creative work) is in the "Public Domain"... what does it mean ? Every year [...] due to the expiration of copyright protection terms...

  • U.S.A. : facts & figures -INFOGRAPHIC

    09 janvier 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    "America by numbers" is an infographic that illustrates the Americans' changes [click on the illustration to get the full-size picture] Can you guess which of their habits has increased... so that it makes them look a bit more like the French ?? Below,...

  • The American use of cell phones

    12 janvier 2011 ( #SCIENCES & TECH )

    The American "cell phone behaviour"... ...was analysed by "Pew Internet" : they released a study which showed that if 65% of the American adults regularly use text messaging in September 2009, one year later 72% of them do. The study also pointed out...

  • Tucson shooting - U.S. gun violence

    08 janvier 2011 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    Today a gunman opened fireoutside at a 'Superway Market' as Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford was holding a "Congress on Your Corner" event there, in a north-western area of Tucson (Arizona). According to Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, all the officials...

  • The Simpsons -"Money Bart"

    14 janvier 2011 ( #ANIMATIONS - CARTOONS - COMIC STRIPS )

    In "Banksy sprays the Simpsons", << I told you about a famous British street artist who paints awesome graffiti and murals. The article also showed the introduction Banksy created for Simpsons' intro of episode 3 / season 22... You've already started...

  • Black history -U.S. elections

    15 janvier 2011 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    How long did it take ? Barack Obama's historic election as the first black president of the U.S.A. was the result of a process that had started long before, with the previous elections of black men/women to civic & state political positions. Patrick Garvin...

  • "The story of electronics" -VIDEO

    19 janvier 2011 ( #SCIENCES & TECH )

    COMPREHENSION TRAINING "The Story of Electronics [...] employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution's collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill." "Host Annie...

  • A huge solar farm in South Africa !

    20 janvier 2011 ( #2ndes.......... B1- - B1 )

    ORAL COMPREHENSION Here is "South Africa plans huge solar farm" NPR's breaking news (delivered on October 28, 2010) : a radio file you will use to train your oral comprehension. This file is taken from the radio's website : NPR delivers both national...

  • Ikea : a maze which barely lets customers out

    30 janvier 2011 ( #Society - Economics )

    Why is it so hard for customers to get out from Ikea's shops ? Here is one of Ikea's mazes : "A-mazing : a route a customer took through a store. Professor Alan Penn said they are designed to stop customers leaving" "If you've ever found yourself hopelessly...

  • Valentine's Day... Eve !

    13 février 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Tomorrow will be the day when lovers celebrate... hearts and flowers will pop out here and there :) There's a great deal of idioms, sayings and phrases illustrating love (or related to this word )... I've collected some of them in this 'lexis - recap'...

  • How to find TV series on the Internet

    16 février 2011 ( #The INTERNET - Social MEDIA )

    Are you looking for one specific TV show ? The following webpages might be of some help when searching for British or American TV programmes and series... TV series created for audiences in the entire United States : (TV series showed only in one or several...

  • Egyptian protesters played with language... ~ Locations & Forms of POWER

    16 février 2011 ( #>>BAC : entraînez-vous )

    ... to make their message compelling TEACHERS' LOUNGE [ + possibly B2 & above ] Ben Zimmer wrote an article relating how Egyptian protesters played with language to make their case for their President's resignation : <<< read the article "How the war...

  • Halloween Jack O'lanterns

    28 octobre 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Can you feel it ?! is coming -it's all close ;) But Hallowe'en's Eve is not tonight... not yet ! Till then, this slide show displays a series of Jack O' Lantern carved pumpkins Scary, creepy, funny, dazzling, weird... all of them are most original. You...

  • President's Day

    21 février 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February The American President's Day is also known as Washington's Birthday. It is a federal holiday in the United States. Nowadays it has become a great weekend for sales (esp. as for cars)... and...

  • Voicethread

    21 février 2011 ( #TEACHERS' Lounge )

    TEACHERS' TOOLS With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world. With Voicethread, you needn't install any software to collect and share group conversations from anywhere in the world : a VoiceThread...

  • US culture VS US popular clichés

    19 février 2011 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    america.gov website "delivers information about current U.S. foreign policy and about American life and culture. It is produced by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs." The document above ⇑ shows that "U.S. television...

  • "The King's speech" -the real king

    27 février 2011 ( #HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT )

    "George VI : the unexpected king" "He neither desired, nor ever expected, to become King. A diffident, even painfully shy, figure who battled throughout his life with a nervous stammer, George VI was the unlikeliest of sovereigns, thrust on to the throne...

  • WALES - St David's Day

    01 mars 2011 ( #The CULTURE of the ANGLOsphere )

    "Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus !"... Happy St David's Day :-) (1) The illustrations above show two symbols of Wales : the flag, on which you can see St George's Dragon (this legend symbolises when good wins over evil)... and [a field of] daffodils -this flower...

  • Stephen King's next novel...

    03 mars 2011 ( #LITERATURE )

    ... tackles the story of the shooting of JFK hence its title "11/22/63". Go to ⇓ his official website : you'll get the synopsis of the book, which will be released in... November ! Stephen King is known for his suspense and sometimes fantastic novels...

  • 2011 Academy Awards winners are...

    28 février 2011 ( #CinemA-RT )

    Best film and Best Actor Awards to Colin Firth, for "The King's Speech". " 'The King's Speech' was crowned with the best picture" - by Xan Brooks (February 28, 2011) ; article below : Best Actress Award to Natalie Portman (for "The Swan") "Inception"...

  • Banksy goes to Hollywood

    09 mars 2011 ( #Street ART )

    >>> "Exit to the Gift Shop" -Banksy's documentary film was released last year. The article from 'The Independent' (February 17, 2011) : tells you about the artist and his documentary film... now. The document below (blue folder) shows English language...

  • 007 supports Women's Day

    08 mars 2011 ( #Society - Economics )

    Try and list as many examples as possible in the video clip below... ...showing women and men aren't equals. Who made this video clip ? What does it aim at ? Do you find it effective... and why (not) ? Though this clip is not an advert, it uses a traditional...

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