Here are two videos explaining the origins of Saint Patrick’s Day
And a parade in Canada,
A couple of videos on what this new Marvel superhero is also about
and an article from Time ‘The true history behind Black Panther’s Dora Milaje Warriors” , about what inspired some of the characters.
I know that was yesterday, but it’s never too late to learn something new isn’t it? So let’s start with some numbers.
Try your pronunciation with those Tongue Twisters
Spooky PoemI wish to wish the wish you wish to wish,
But if you wish the wish the witch wishes,
I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
Learn more about the Halloween Superstitions
by S.E. Schlosser
And why not choose your favorite Halloween Joke Here
More information on the American Folklore website.
Understanding the news, a movie, a song is one of the skills that stresses most students. Nothing strange about that, once you’ve heard it, it’s gone, you have to be quick, to make sense of a few or more words to get the meaning of what is said and in many situations, there is no way to rewind.
However, it is a part of all our language exams, so here are a few sites where you can train, practice and improve your listening and understanding skills.
I’ll start with two sites which provide “slower” news, and scripts.
Same thing for News in levels.
If you like karaoke, music, singing along or just another way to practice English, try Lyricstraining.
One website I like a lot because, there are many videos and audios, different levels, interesting subjects, and the speakers are not always native speakers, is Elllo.
CNN10 is obviously a reference, international news for students in 10 minutes, quizzes to check your weekly news and scripts.
BBC provides so many excellent services to help students learn English that I can’t even begin to list them. I encourage you to browse through the BBC Learning English, section especially 6 Minute English and take your time, you can search by level or by programmes.
If you feel comfortable I would advise listening to the BBC Global News, 30 minutes of news and reports.
Last but not least, there’s the Ted.com website, talks about so many subjects that you will necessarily find one that will appeal to you.
There are also zillions of YouTube channels to help you, and here is one:
Here is the video to watch at least three times and you will take notes .
We will work in class from these notes so be thorough!
Next and last project, you will create a poster to either raise awareness or offer solutions on an environmental issue of your choice.
Here are two websites and examples to inspire you.
And why not if you like reading, go further with these two novels:
Here comes the time when you need to prepare more actively for your final exams if you haven’t yet.
First watch the tips in this video:
Then you can check if you know all the following instructions vocabulary, and if not, learn it.
In accordance with: en accord avec
To account for sth: expliquer, justifier qqc
An account: un compte-rendu
To allude to: faire allusion à
To apply to: appliquer, s’appliquer à
To argue: soutenir (un point de vue)
To assume: supposer
An assumption: une supposition
The background: l’arrière-plan, le contexte
To circle (the right answer): entourer (la bonne réponse)
A clause: une proposition (grammaire)
A clue: indice
Comparative forms: le comparatif
Compound adjectives: adjectifs composés
Compound nouns: noms composés
To connect: lier, relier
Derived from: dérivé de
A stylistic device: un procédé stylistique
Direct speech: discours direct
An excerpt = an extract: un extrait
To fill in (the blanks): completer
A grid: une grille, un tableau
To hint at sth: faire allusion à qqc
Indirect speech: discours indirect
An instance: un cas, un exemple
A key word: un mot-clé
A line: une ligne, un vers (poésie)
To link: lier, relier
A link word: un mot de liaison
To list: faire la liste de
To locate: repèrer
To mention: parler de qqch (sans insister)
A narrative: un récit
To occur: se produire
An occurrence: un fait, une occurrence
To pick out: relever, sélectionner (dans une liste)
To pick up = to notice: repèrer
A phrase = an expression: une expression, une locution
To quote: citer
A quotation: une citation
To recur: revenir (souvent), se répéter
To refer to: faire référence à
To relate: conter, raconter
To be related to: être lié, apparenté à
To rephrase: reformuler
A report: un rapport, un compte-rendu
To review: passer en revue, faire la critique
The root (of a word): la racine (d’un mot)
A root word: un mot racine
A sentence: une phrase
A sequel: une suite (d’un roman ou d’un film)
To single out: choisir
Starters: amorces (fournies dans un exercice)
To state: déclarer, affirmer
A statement: une déclaration, une affirmation
A stress: un accent (tonique)
To stress: accentuer
Suitable: adéquat, approprié
To sum up: résumer
A summary: un résumé
To tick (the right answer): cocher (la bonne réponse)
To translate: traduire
To turn into = to transform: transformer
To underline: souligner
View = opinion: un avis, une opinion
To write down: noter
And if you need some help to check and learn, here is a Quizlet.
Some vocabulary to talk about environmental issues: