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Édition du 25-04-2006

- Christine Reymond -

- A la Une : 80ème anniversaire de la Reine Elisabeth II

Le 80ème anniversaire de la Reine Elisabeth II était le 21 avril. A cette occasion, elle a invité à diner à Buckingham 99 personnes nées le même jour qu'elle, dont un australien, une canadienne et six habitants de l'Ulster.
http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,18868457-5001028,00.html
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/2006041[...]
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=6876[...]
Mais l'anniversaire officiel des souverains anglais est le 17 juin, pour des raisons climatiques...donc elle aura un deuxième anniversaire officiel à cette date, et vous pourrez choisir d'en parler maintenant ou à cette occasion. Voyez ces infos sur "Trooping the colours": the queen's birthday parade, starting with a presentation from Woodlands Junior school in Kent, one of our favourite addresses, and a short article from Royal.gov
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/trouping.ht[...]
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page370.asp
http://www.trooping-the-colour.co.uk/
http://www.army.mod.uk/ceremonialandheritage/household/troo[...]
http://www.greydragon.org/trips/troopingcolours/index.html (photos)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trooping_the_Colour

En classe, vous pouvez choisir plusieurs activités:
- présenter la biographie de la Reine. En voici une très courte pour les débutants, une en plusieurs parties courtes et une plus complète:
http://www.answers.com/topic/queen-elizabeth-ii
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page412.asp
http://www.britainexpress.com/royals/queen.htm

- la replacer dans la perspective historique des rois d'Angleterre
http://www.royal.gov.uk/files/pdf/Windsor%20family%20tree.pdf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/england/pwar_elizabe[...]

- étudier les articles tout fait de BBC Learning English
facile:
text : http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/spe[...]
transcript: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/spe[...]
audio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/spe[...]
plus difficile:
text: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsengli[...]
audio : http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsengli[...]
lesson plan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsengli[...]

- inviter vos élèves à explorer des sites sur la reine et la monarchie britannique et ensuite de faire une mise en commun ou un débat . Vous pourrez alors utiliser ces articles et dossiers spéciaux publiés au Royaume Uni:
- Royal.gov
http://www.royal.gov.uk
http://www.royalinsight.gov.uk/output/Page1727.asp
Official site of the 80th birthday celebrations : http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4825.asp
the Monarchy today and information about the Queen : http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page6.asp
the Royal family ( info about each member) : http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page7.asp
the Windsors' family tree : http://www.royal.gov.uk/files/pdf/Windsor%20family%20tree.pdf
- The BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2006/queen_at_80/def[...]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4921678.stm
her profile from the BBC, with links : http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/elizabeth_ii_[...]
English timeline : http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/england/pwar_elizabe[...]
the Queen's life ( 40's, 50's, etc.) : http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page4819.asp
the Golden Jubilee, in 2002 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2002/the_golden_jubi[...]
the party for her birthday where she invited 99 British people born on the same day ( menu all in French, but people's impression in English!) http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/200294127[...]
- The Scotsman (special report) http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=642
- Reuters UK : "The Queen is fit as a flea" http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=topNe[...]
- The Times : 80 facts
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,26909-2127931,00.html
- The Guardian :
special report : the monarchy : http://www.guardian.co.uk/monarchy/0,,405150,00.html
80 facts : http://www.guardian.co.uk/monarchy/story/0,,1751346,00.html

- proposer à vos élèves de voir comment la monarchie britannique est présentée dans les autres pays du monde . Vous pourrez alors utiliser des articles et dossiers de partout dans le monde:
- Seattle Times, USA : facts we should know ( 2 birthdays, moon, pets)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/200294127[...]
- New York Times, USA : "I can't give you anything but love, she said. And did."
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/19/world/europe/19queen.html[...]%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fPeople%2fE%2fElizabeth%20II%2c%20Queen%20of%20Great%20Britain
- CNN, USA : special report on the occasion of the golden jubilee in 2002 and last article
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2002/jubilee/
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/04/19/queen.annive[...]
- Time Magazine, USA : "What does the Queen do?"
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1183855,00.html
- Canada ( photos, videos, history) :
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/2006041[...]
- Australia : "Unmasked: secret of her success"
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/unmasked-secret-of-her-suc[...]
- Russia : "Queen Elizabeth II to distribute 'Maundy Money' in traditional Easter ceremony"
http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/14-04-2006/79164-east[...]
- South Africa : "Royal wishes pour in for queen"
http://iafrica.com/news/worldnews/250166.htm
- Zambia : "It starts with tea: A day in the life of Queen Elizabeth II "
http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=269362&area=[...]
- Oman : "Maundy money and walkabouts: Queen Elizabeth’s grand day out"
http://www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=28440
- Kuwait : "Queen Elizabeth sees monarchy as 'a job for life' "
http://www.kuwaittimes.net/analysis.asp?dismode=article&art[...]

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- Liste des ouvrages pour l'épreuve d'anglais de complément du bac 2007 et 2008

Le B.O. 14 détermine le programme de lecture de l'épreuve orale d'anglais de complément au bac L :
"Pour les sessions 2007 et 2008 de l’examen du baccalauréat général, le programme de lecture de l’épreuve orale d’anglais, LV1 de complément, en série littéraire, est le suivant :
- William Shakespeare : Macbeth ;
- Mary Shelley : Frankenstein ;
- Charles Dickens : David Copperfield ;
- Jean Rhys : Wide Sargasso sea ;
- Toni Morrison : Sula ;
- Julian Barnes : Cross Channel ;
- John Keats : Selected Poems (édition Aubier) ;
- David Goodis : Dark Passage ;
- Harold Pinter : The Caretaker ;
- Jennifer Johnston : How Many Miles to Babylon ;
- Ernest J. Gaines : A Lesson Before Dying ;
- Paul Auster : The Brooklyn Follies.
Il est rappelé que la première partie de l’épreuve comprend le compte rendu, par le candidat, d’un des passages les plus significatifs de l’œuvre complète étudiée et un échange, entre l’examinateur et le candidat, portant sur l’ensemble de cette œuvre. Pour cela, le candidat présente une liste d’extraits représentant un volume global d’environ vingt pages.
La seconde partie de l’épreuve est un entretien prenant appui sur un document non étudié en classe.
Pour l’anglais, LV 2 de complément en série littéraire, LV 1 ou LV 2 en série économique et sociale, les professeurs sont libres d’utiliser ou non le programme de lecture prévu ici.
Lorsque les professeurs ont procédé à l’étude d’une œuvre complète en classe, l’épreuve est identique à celle de la LV 1 de complément en série littéraire. Dans le cas contraire, la première partie de l’épreuve, compte rendu et échange avec l’examinateur, porte sur un des textes étudiés en classe ; la seconde partie demeure un entretien prenant appui sur un document non étudié en classe."
http://www.education.gouv.fr/bo/2006/14/MENE0600908N.htm

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- Songs from LearnEnglish Kids

On eTeachNet, Marie-Thérèse Jourde recommends this "LearnEnglish Kids" site from the British council where you can find educational songs for kindergarten and primary school, or even the first years of secondary school. Students can listen to the song while watching an animation which shows what the song tells, download the words, visit pages to learn more about the topic and do a quiz (one or two players) to show that they remember what they have learned.
There are songs for all levels:
Little kids :
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-little-kids.htm
(old Mac Donald, alphabet, animals, colours)
Easy songs :
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-easy.htm
(month, planets, and remembering a chain song with Ving)
Not so easy :
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-difficult.htm
(including football, record breakers, and protecting the lemurs)
Note that the songs sound rather 'educational' and some students will not like this, but the contents are useful and the images are helpfully redundant.
On the same site, you can also find stories to hear and read and many other useful activities for the youngest.
http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories

- England Quiz

Julie Cartal recommends this site on e-teach. It is a short and easy quiz about England produced by the British Council. It can be a good introduction to a teaching unit or a scavenger hunt, and it is easy enough for beginners.
http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/CET/flashactivities/england_[...]

- Organise a Camping Week in the Classroom

Il fait beau, pourquoi ne pas recréer dans la classe une atmosphère de camp d'été américain?
Voici des idées d'activités, des recettes, des chants:
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1036.html
et une autre liste plus longue:
http://www.wilderdom.com/games/IdeasSummerCampActivities.ht[...]
Vous pouvez aussi leur faire découvrir en ligne de vrais Summer Camps pour américains de 6 à 16 ans, avec des activités proches du scoutisme:
- Rockbrook Camp for Girls in North Carolina
http://www.rockbrookcamp.com
une page qui décrit en termes simples une journée au camp
http://www.rockbrookcamp.com/aday.html
la liste des activités, avec des photos
http://www.rockbrookcamp.com/activities.html
- Mondamin Camp for Boys in North Carolina
http://www.mondamin.com
You can see a video or photos of the activities, and compare the activities for girls and boys....
- Camp High Rocks for boys in North Carolina
http://www.highrocks.com/
discover the activities (rope course, rafting, canoeing, etc.)
http://www.highrocks.com/leap/leap_activities.htm
the list of the scout badges that can be passed:
http://www.highrocks.com/pdf/MB_Summary.pdf
- Camp Timberlake for Boys in North Carolina
http://www.camptimberlake.com
voyez les images et les photos
http://www.camptimberlake.com/photos.shtml
et lisez cette page sur : why a single gender camp? (answer : to allow the freedom to try and fail!)
http://www.camptimberlake.com/single-gender-boys-summer-cam[...]

Pour le prof, des listes de camps avec diverses spécilités pour en savoir plus ( ils recrutent aussi des animateurs...):
http://www.campsearch.com/index.jsp
http://www.acacamps.org/
http://www.mysummercamps.com/
http://www.camppage.com/
http://www.summercamps.com/

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- Homeless in a Car

Articles
The NYT published an article which is no longer available called about those new homeless people, even families, living in their car and keeping it secret. the article presented their shame, their fear for their safety and their struggle to find a shower, try to look 'normal' and keep their dignity. Although the article is no longer online, you can still use the excellent audio files and invite the students to read her quite stiking blog.
You can also read those other articles which deal with the same distressing problem:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/12/01[...]
http://www.oftwominds.com/mobile-homeless.html

Photo
you can start your unit with this photo, and let the clichés come : homless are all drug addicts and so on...
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jan/25/ln/FP[...]

Audio : invisible lives : tactics of discretion
Listen to this interview of a British homeless girl (in several parts, no script, but clear and easy to understand)
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2006/04/02/us/2006040[...]

Blog
and read what she writes in her blog, her fears, her feeling. It is not literature, but it is well written, full of true feelings, real dispair, and a different way to look at life. See how she describes the swans in the park at the end of the page (March 19th+20th), or the shooting star on the 20th. Also read the comments people wrote to her after the article in the NYT. And maybe your students (or yourself) would like to write something too...
http://www.wanderingscribe.blogspot.com/

- Learn about the orchestra

These sites for young American children can appear childish in its presentation, but when you read further, you find lots of interesting information that could very well interest even upper intermediate ESL Students.
Play Music presents the instruments, with information about how they are made and the name of the different parts, the artists who used it, and the history of the instrument. You can also listen to the instrument playing. You could use this site to invite music students to present their instrument in English:
http://www.playmusic.org/
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone offers several parts : discover the instruments and make your own; discover the musicians, directors, soloists and composers, with their biography; play in the game zone : go on a scavenger hunt for conductors or musicians, or match the instruments or the composers with the music you hear. A fascinating site for musicians of all age.
http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml

- An online video : The Meatrix II

The Meatrix II is now online. It is a captivating Flash animation against factory farming in the style of Matrix (the film). You can also show your students the Meatrix one, about porks and hens, with a stress on how cruel and polluting this type of intensive farming. The second shows the cow. Both contain the same message, which is developed in the 'inside the meatrix' and 'learn more' sections, where you can learn a lot about sustainable farming.
Meatrix II :
http://www.meatrix2.com/
Meatrix I :
http://www.themeatrix.com/
http://www.themeatrix.com/inside/
http://www.themeatrix.com/learnmore/index.html
Our colleague Annie Gwynn has worked a lot around the Meatrix I. You can find several online or off line exercises, including an audio comprehension and a ready to use worksheet:
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/annie.gwynn/cours/meatrix/Meatrix.P[...]

- Audio files and Podcast

Free audiobooks online
The site Librivox is a really valuable resource for audio comprehension for advanced students. You can access the full versions of many classical novels ( by Austen, Carroll, Defoe, Dickens) and also some poems (Shakespeare, Poe, Whitman, Kipling).
http://www.librivox.org

Working in a cafeteria
our colleagues from e-teach, Rodolphe Maurel and Jean Lemauff have prepared for you these exercises (gap fillings, mixed words and a crossword) to test your students comprehension of a video or audio file about what working in a cafeteria implies. For intermediate students. Choose 'various topics' ; 'jobs' ; 'cafeteria'.
http://www.soundguideweb.com/


Everything about Podcasts ***
Our German colleague Jürgen Wagner has put together an impressive list of addresses about how to use podcast, how to get started and how to use it in class, but also many addresses with audio resources for ESL students. A page to explore and bookmark. Thanks, Jürgen!
http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/el/podcastlinks.htm

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- United 93

Ce film s'appelle parfois aussi Flight 93. Son réalisateur est Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy and Bloody Sunday).Il sera présenté hors compétition au festival de Cannes.
http://www.cineuropa.org/newsdetail.aspx?lang=fr&documentID[...]
C'est le "récit en temps réel des événements à bord du United Flight 93, l'un des avions du 11 septembre qui s'est écrasé près de Shanksville, en Pennsylvanie, au moment où les passagers étaient en train de déjouer les plans des terroristes."
http://www.cineuropa.org/film.aspx?documentID=63937
Ce film sort au moment du procès Moussaoui, où l'on passe les enregistrements des dernières paroles des gens qui sont morts, et beaucoup pensent qu'il serait de mauvais goût d'en parler en classe, mais nos élèves verront le film comme un film catastrophe de plus lorsqu'il sortira en salle, et ce n'est pas non plus ce que nous voulons.
Voici quelques infos sur le film et quelques réactions qui pourront vous aider à vous faire une idée...

The Scout Report from April 7 deals with how people were upset just watching the trailer for the upcoming film "Flight 93", the first film about the 9/11 tragedy. Was it too soon?
http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/Current/inthenews[...]
Here are some other articles voicing the same concerns:
http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3488468
the BBC :
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4878368.stm
Newsweek :
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12112802/site/newsweek/
Time Magazine
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1181589,00.html
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/0[...]
Gothamist(from NY):
http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/04/03/flight_93_trai[...]

Autres critiques
Plutôt pour le film, pour diverses raisons...
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/united_93/
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1749799,00.html
http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0616,lim,72901,20.html
http://movies.about.com/od/dramas/gr/flight93090405.htm
http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23020
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060418[...]

Site officiel du film
Vous y lirez pourquoi le réalisateur a choisi de faire ce film, les biographies des personnes à bord, et les petites croix à droite qui font un bruit sec quand on passe dessus présentent les évènements minute par minute : commencer par le bas de l'écran...
Les vidéos et clips disponibles sont tous les mêmes ou très proches.
Il y a plusieurs adresses et même 2 noms, mais c'est finalement le même site...
http://www.flight93.net/
http://www.united93movie.com/index.php
http://www.flight93themovie.com/index.php

Trailers
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475276/trailers
http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=11623

Read articles...
- from the New York Daily News on July 24, 2005 about a TV film featured on Discovery Channel for the 4th anniversary of the 9/11.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/story/330858p-2827[...]
- and in this Australian article "Terrorism films to open old wounds", we learn about another film called "World trade Center" from Oliver Stone starring Nicolas Cage, due for October...
http://www.smh.com.au/news/film/terrorism-films-to-open-old[...]

and people's impressions
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475276/
http://www.mcnblogs.com/thehotblog/archives/2006/04/united_[...]
http://www.hour.ca/film/movie.aspx?iIDFilm=9633

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- TV Turn Off Week

TV Turn Off Week is from April 24th to 30th, 2006. Here are some resources to prepare your students, from posters for beginners, to conferences for advanced students.
All these documents can also be used at any time of the year, to try and counter-balance the influence of television on our students...

What is TV Turn Off Week?
Here are the sites who support the action. You will find lots of articles and material to support the action and inform the students. There are also lots of thought-provoking material, to start a discussion in class.
Adbusters :
http://www.adbusters.org/metas/psycho/tvturnoff/
White Dot :
http://www.whitedot.org/issue/fix_tvturnoffweek.asp
Kill your TV :
http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/
TV Turn Off network :
http://www.tvturnoff.org/
TV-B-Gone ( a mock site for a turn off TV remote control, in the style of the 60s) :
http://www.tvbgone.com/cfe_tvbg_main.php
Go Kids :
http://www.gokid.org/html2/tvoff04.htm

Quiz
are you a TV addict?
http://www.savannahnow.com/features/turnofftvweek/tvaddictq[...]

Posters
http://www.tvturnoff.org/images/2006%20poster%20copy.jpg
http://www.adbusters.org/metas/psycho/tvturnoff/pdf/bw_full[...]
(black and white)
http://www.adbusters.org/metas/psycho/tvturnoff/pdf/CLR_pos[...]
(color)
http://www.whitedot.org/issue/iss_story.asp?slug=turnoffpos[...]
( four posters, same image, different catch phrases)
http://www.whitedot.org/images/redmouth.gif
(logo, gif animé)
http://www.mediaed.org/handouts/pdfs/10ReasonsPoster.pdf
(10 reasons why media education matters)
http://www.mediaed.org/handouts/pdfs/Missing-poster02.pdf (
what are you missing?)

Tips and advices, suggestions of activities
...to face this terrible week!
http://www.savannahnow.com/features/turnofftvweek/about.sht[...]
http://fun.familyeducation.com/television/family-time/32940[...]
http://www.tvturnoff.org/action.htm
http://fatherhood.about.com/od/activities/a/turnofftv.htm

Facts, figures and statistics
http://www.tvturnoff.org/factsheets.htm

Booklets
TV is hazardous for your life (two pages, easy ):
http://www.tvturnoff.org/images/facts&figs/factsheets/Hazar[...]
leaflet from Media Education Foundation ( 2 p, intermediates)
http://www.mediaed.org/handouts/pdfs/TVTurnoffWeekHandout.p[...]

TV spots
From Adbusters :
http://www.adbusters.org/metas/psycho/tvturnoff/#
if you can find it, the beginning of the serie "dream on" is also very efficient.

Conference and guides for advanced students
*** Killing us softly 3 : listen to this fascinating conference (with images) about how we are influenced by ads.
information on the tape :
http://www.mediaed.org/videos/MediaGenderAndDiversity/Killi[...]
a long preview, enough to work from :
http://207.234.145.91:8080/ramgen/mef/mediaed.org/video/previews/media_kus3.rm
plus a study guide handout
http://www.mediaed.org/studyguides/pdf/KUS3handout.pdf
** deconstructing an advert ( a fascinating and useful analysis : try it on the sink or think ad from Berlitz, and see what you get...)
http://www.mediaed.org/handouts/pdfs/DeconstructVideoAd.pdf
( 3 page desconstructing)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-607732644174230708[...]
(the sink or think ad)
and lots of other handouts and conference transcripts for advanced students:
http://www.mediaed.org/index_html/handouts

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