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Pic of the month - November

dans la catégorie PIC OF THE MONTH

November is here !

I could have chosen the photo of a turkey waiting to be pardoned for Thanksgiving but this would have been too obvious...

Here's the one :

How about this picture ? How is it related to C. Kaepernick ? What's your opinion on this ?

Good luck !


Pic of the month - October

dans la catégorie PIC OF THE MONTH

Dear all,

I know you've all been waiting for the answer to the mystery pic of October. Here it is!

This image comes from the article “Banksy auction stunt leaves art world in shreds”, The Guardian, October 6th, 2018.

The original caption reads:

“Going, going, gone…”

The article begins:

Banksy has played what could be one of the most audacious stunts in art history, arranging for one of his best-known works to self-destruct after being sold at auction for just over £1m.

Girl With Balloon was the final item in an auction at Sotheby’s in London on Friday night and its sale price equalled the artist’s previous auction record of £1.04m.

Shortly after the hammer came down on the item, however, the canvas began to pass through a shredder installed in the frame.

Banksy posted an image on Instagram of the shredded work dangling from the bottom of the frame with the title “Going, going, gone…”

 

Source : https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/06/banksy-sothebys-auction-prank-leaves-art-world-in-shreds-girl-with-balloon

 


Pic of the month - September

dans la catégorie PIC OF THE MONTH

Dear all,

Here's the long-awaited result to the September pic of the month !

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This image comes from the article “Sailing Maori Journey, New Zealanders Rekindle Indigenous Pride”, The New York Times, April 30th 2018.

The original caption reads:

The haka powhiri, a chant and dance of welcome.

The article begins:

Centuries before the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and Britain’s Captain James Cook arrived in what became New Zealand, there was Kupe, a 10th-century navigator from Tahiti.

The first Polynesian to reach the then-uninhabited island, Kupe and his wife, Kuramarotini, are said by Maori to have given New Zealand its Maori moniker*, Aotearoa, or “land of the long white cloud.”

A long time later — this past February — a group of sailors recreated Kupe’s journey, steering the double-hulled canoes known as waka hourua in New Zealand’s indigenous Maori language. The waka, whose crews included a group of teenagers from Maori language schools, were billed as the main attraction in the opening night of the New Zealand Festival, a three-week arts and culture event that began last month and runs through March 18.

… In previous generations, Maori were discouraged from speaking their indigenous tongue at school, and efforts to revive it in the past few decades have sprung up out of fears that the language would die out.

The significance of the mass haka was not lost on some of the teenagers performing it, who said they keenly followed public debates over whether Maori, an official language of New Zealand, was worth preserving.

The photographer is Matthew Abbott.

* a moniker = a nickname (slang)

 

Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/learning/whats-going-on-in-this-picture-april-30-2018.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Flearning-whats-going-on-in-this-picture&action=click&contentCollection=learning&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=collection

 


Let's practice oral comprehension #7 : More US students go abroad for college

dans la catégorie Let's practice oral comprehension

CO_type_stmg_More_US_students_go_abroad_for_college.mov

Practice oral comprehension as if you were taking the exam.

  • 3 listenings
  • 1 minute between each listening
  • explain in French what you have understood from the document in 10 minutes

Good luck :)


Let's practice oral comprehension #6 : College education's major issue

dans la catégorie Let's practice oral comprehension

Practice oral comprehension as if you were taking the exam.

  • 3 listenings
  • 1 minute between each listening
  • explain in French what you have understood from the document in 10 minutes

Good luck :)


Obama's speech on higher education

dans la catégorie 2017-2018

 


207 - Britishness

dans la catégorie 207

Read this comment and react to it, using what we have talked about in class.

« In general most Welsh have a dislike towards the English, I am Welsh and I will openly admit I don't generally like the English. In fact, I have a hatred for them »

Visit this website to read the whole discussion


209-210 - Britishness

dans la catégorie 209-210

Read this comment and react to it, using what we have talked about in class.

« In general most Welsh have a dislike towards the English, I am Welsh and I will openly admit I don't generally like the English. In fact, I have a hatred for them »

Visit this website to read the whole discussion


Let's practice oral comprehension #5 : the swinging sixties

dans la catégorie Let's practice oral comprehension

Practice oral comprehension as if you were taking the exam.

  • 3 listenings
  • 1 minute between each listening
  • explain in French what you have understood from the document in 10 minutes

If you want the script and the correction, just ask for it !

Good luck :)


Let's revise how to use "used to"

dans la catégorie NEED REVISING GRAMMAR & VOC ?

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