Category: .1ère


The Raven

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe read by Christopher Lee :

Here is a short video telling you about the elements of gothic literature :

Here is a video using the theme of the Suffragettes to illustrate the notion  Myths & Heroes (source France TV éducation) :

suffrage

Watch the video clip again :

COLERIDGE’s poem has also been illustrated by MERVYN PEAKE, an English writer and illustrator.

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Here’s a link to different sites about Victorian times.

 instructions :
VICTORIAN BRITAIN Choose the site : BBC Primary History Victorian Britain : How did children live in Victorian Times?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/
  1. Main page : select an area to explore
  2. Read the facts
  3. Go to "activities" (at the bottom of the page) :
> do the quiz for each area > do the interactive activities (Victorian Children – at work, school and play) 4. If time : go back to the main page (Children in Victorian Britain) and do the Time Capsule game (on the right, at the top of the page)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/

The Rights of Women in Victorian Times  : do this quiz

The Birds

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/090717_crossword_austen.shtml

SHORT  BIOGRAPHY

INTERACTIVE EXERCISE : http://ddata.over-blog.com/xxxyyy/0/43/50/45/hot-pot/Jane-Austen/jane_austen_bio.htm

THE BARD

http://www.delicious.com/VOST/SHAKESpeare

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword/090227_crossword_shakespeare.shtml

Visit the GLOBE here

A sketch with Hugh Laurie & Rowan Atkinson : rewriting Shakespeare

N.B. Les sous-titres français ne sont pas 100% corrects mais globalement ça va…

Dans le genre loufoque continuons sur cette lancée (by the way  « hatching a plot »  means « en train de comploter »):

Have you been following world news this week? Check how much you’ve remembered here :

WHEN YOU GET ON THIS PAGE, CLICK ONWEEKLY WORLD NEWS QUIZ

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WORLD WAR II (THE SECOND WORLD WAR)

This week we are going to explore WWII – Follow the instructions on your worksheet – 

 Here is the site you will need : http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/

Have a look at this slideshow (diaporama) :

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THE ART OF CRIME DETECTION

Don’t forget to use a dictionary  if you don’t understand something or ask me.

Today you are going to…

1) …  practice your ability to find useful information in a text by solving a murder mystery  (you will need a cluesheet for this):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/reading/techniques/scanning/game.shtml

2)  test your skill as a sketch artist :

http://eduweb.com/portfolio/artofcrimedetection/index.html

3) here is another mystery to solve if you have been quick enough to finish the above tasks :

http://www.mysterynet.com/see/

or a one-minute mistery : http://www.mysterynet.com/get/

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 I. FIRST : WE’RE GOING TO LEARN SOME  VOCABULARY RELATED TO THE ENVIRONMENT (it’s our new topic)  – read the instructions below:

– DO THE 2 BBC CROSSWORDS :

  •  WRITE DOWN THE WORDS 
  • LISTEN TO THEIR PRONONCIATION WITH THE HELP OF  « HOW DO YOU SAY…? »
  •  FIND THEIR FRENCH DEFINITION WITH THE HELP OF ONE OF THE DICTIONARIES IN THE RIGHT HAND MARGIN:

>>  click on the link below to get the articles about this theme :

     – GLOBAL WARMING : DO THE 2 BBC CROSSWORDS

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II. When you have finished, do these activities :

1) LISTEN TO THIS PROGRAMME : EXPRESS ENGLISH : listen & read the video document – read the « tips » (tuyaux) – and write down some notes:

Start with  the first one : 3 wishes and when you have finished , click on « the latest programmes »

2) TAKE A PERSONALITY TEST > WHEN THE PAGE OPENS  :

         1. READ THE EXPLANATIONS about these 5 categories : Openness /Conscientiousness /Extroversion /Agreeableness /Neuroticism

        2. GO TO « Personality Test for Young People » IN THE RIGHT HAND MARGIN, THEN CLIK ON « Take the Test »

Gobal Warming

What’s this?

sculp-floating-down-thames-past-h-of-p-and-to-remind-mps-of-global-warming1Sculptures of polar bears floating down the Thames (Tamise) and past the Houses of Parliament in London as part of a promotion for a TV programme and to remind MPs (=Members of Parliament) of global warming*.

*réchauffement climatique

Test your vocabulary: BBC crossword (n°1) about the environment

Crossword n°2

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Here is the visual document that you have to present:

Endangered Earth

DOC. Endangered Earth

dove - peace symbol

Click on the « Full screen » icon (bottom right) to read the document :

(cliquez sur l’icone « plein écran » en bas à droite)

school tableSchool in Britain video (easy English + subtitles!) :

February 2008 :  the Australian Prime minister says sorry to the  Stolen generations.

Here is a slide show about the story of the Stolen generations : notice that  it was made before the Prime Minister said « sorry »

N.B.  s’excuser = to apologize – des excuses = apologies

ARCHIE ROACH – TOOK THE CHILDREN AWAY:

Dijeridu

Here’s an example of what a dijeridu – the traditional instrument of Australian Aborigines – sounds like. Quite impressive, don’t you think?

ABORIGINAL DANCERS

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(voir aussi dans l’audio box : musique aborigène version plus contemporaine)

 

listen to it here!

click on OZ to get the other documents

> WEBQUEST : AUSTRALIA/ABORIGINES

OZ = Australia -Down Under – This is the English name of a land long inhabited by Aboriginals alone.  Aboriginal art is still very much alive and appreciated around the world.

 here is a link to  another similar slideshow by somebody else  ***

amish

I’ve found an informative/educational slideshow about the Amish.  Have a look at it to know more about them. 35 slides but they are mainly photos. 

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[HERE ARE THE LINKS ABOUT INDIA : the caste system & the dowry system]

1) FOOD FOR THOUGHT : here are a few famous quotations(citations) by the Mahatma:

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2) TO COMPLEMENT WHAT WE’VE DONE IN CLASS, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SLIDE SHOW ABOUT GANDHI’S LIFE :

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And here is the trailer of the film:

Books & films inspired by 1984

Terry Gillian’s visionary film :

brazilposter

« It’s only a state of mind… »

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V for Vendetta :

V for Vendetta

which was adapted from a graphic novel (roman graphique = longue B.D.) by Alan Moore :

V for vendetta

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