Malala is 16, from Pakistan and she fights for children's rights to education, especially for girls. She was shot by the Talibans 2 years ago and nearly died. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and I think she really deserved it ! She shares her prize with Kailash Satyarthi who also fights for children's rights in India.
This 1942 propaganda cartoon is a parody of "the Three Little Pigs". It takes place during World War II. Adolf Wolf signed a non-aggression Pact with Pigmania so 2 of the Little Pigs think they are safe but Pig number 3 is more intelligent and he is prepared for war !
Remember, in real life, the non-aggression Pact signed in August 1939 between Germany and Russia followed one week later by the invasion of Poland. WW2 then started..
You are a US journalist and you are going to explain the American election system. Use the text given to you and read it ! You can use a text to speech software to listen to the text first :
Tu es un journaliste américain, et tu vas expliquer le système électoral de ton pays. Utilise le texte distribué en classe et lis le. Tu dois t'enregistrer en salle informatique en suivant les consignes qui t'ont été distribuées : Pour t'entraîner, tu peux écouter ces fichiers audio faits avec un logiciel "text to speech".
This is Tim Burton's first short animated film. The narrator in the film is actually Vincent Price, an actor who played in horror films. Burton loved his movies and "Vincent" is an homage to him. You can find in this film all the ingredients of a Tim Burton movie : contrast between light and dark, normality and strangeness, good and evil. Some people think that "Vincent" is in fact a bit like Tim Burton when he was a child.
Le 30 mars, nous irons visiter la Cinémathèque et admirer l'exposition consacrée à Tim Burton ! Cette exposition vient du Musée d'Art Moderne de New York et devrait être fabuleuse. Elle retrace le parcours de Tim Burton et présente les créatures qu'il a inventées. Burton avait été interviewé l'an dernier à New-York sur cette exposition et sur son travail :
Today we started a new unit on WW2 in 3e with a story of the Blitz and how it affected the British.
Thousands and thousands of houses were destroyed in London, 3.5 million people were evacuated from big cities and over 40,000 civilians were killed between September 1940 and May 1941.
On the night of 29th Dec, 1940 100,000 bombs were dropped on London, that is 30 bombs per minute !
When he became Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill said : "I have nothing to offer you but blood, toil, tears and sweat". He was right, the war was very difficult for the British but they resisted.
The beginning of Narnia is a perfect introduction to this theme. Watch and enjoy !
We recently talked about cliques in American schools and illustrated this theme with the song "Creep" by Radiohead :
Then we went on to Lesson 3 in your "Join the Team" book, which is about music and the simple past tense. We started with a Muse Forum and fans talking about concerts they went to. Muse has had a lot of success recently, especially last year, with their album "The Resistance". You can listen to the most famous track of this cd, called "Uprising":
(cliquer sur "Next" pour les exercices suivants puis sur "next activity" en haut à droite pour passer à d'autres types d'exercices, toujours sur le passé. Il existe beaucoup d'autres exercices, voir l'accueil du site : http://www.activites-anglais.fr/activities/menuact2.HTM chercher dans la 2e colonne, à partir de "past warming up" jusqu'à "Quiz past")
For one month, you have been working hard on these stories. It takes time to imagine a story, the characters, the events.. Then write it all in English, do the drawings, type it up... But you did it, congratulations !
Depuis un mois, vous avez travaillé dur sur ces histoires. Il a fallu les imaginer : personnages, évènements, histoire. Puis tout écrire en anglais, faire les dessins, tout taper à l'ordinateur et surtout relier les livres, quel boulot ! Merci à tous ceux et celles qui ont pris sur leur temps libre, à la récréation, pour venir m'aider...
On Friday, I was very happy to see how motivated and happy you all were ! It was rather surprising really to see how involved you ALL were ! Thank you so much, you made my day !!
I have now uploaded your audio files, for those of you who recorded your poems.. There are a few "poets" I couldn't identify, please let me know if you recognize the pupils concerned and congratulations to Loïc who did such a good interpretation of Shel Silverstein's "Boa Constrictor"!!
Essaie de bien prononcer le son "th" mais prudence
Do you know Paris Hilton? Do you know the Hiltons are famous hotels? Tu connais Paris Hilton? Sais-tu que les Hilton sont des hôtels de luxe? Maintenant devine la signification
de ce dessin ! Pas très sympa pour elle, mais conforme à la réalité !!