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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:37 pm

Each week 3 students will post the link to an article that interests them and about 10 words of vocabulary. The rest of you must read/look at the article, try to understand it, and prepare a question for the class.
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Re: News article Thread

Post by Admin on Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:38 pm

Here's the article that I was talking about this morning.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170118-how-east-and-west-think-in-profoundly-different-ways

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Antoine Palard on Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:35 am

Hello,
here's the article that I choose:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/26/donald-trump-torture-absolutely-works-says-us-president-in-first-television-interview

waterboarding: technique de torture simulant la noyade
chop of: trancher
even field: ici équivalent de ''même cour''
facilities: installations
compliant: conforme
faces mounting resistance: fait face à une résistance croissante
barring: interdisant
to chair: présider
to enact: adopter

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Peyrat Tom on Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:58 pm

Here is mine

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/24/beer-prices-rise-brexit-inflation-heineken-carlsberg-carling-budweiser

Amid : au milieu
sobering : qui donne a réfléchir
threat : menace
hiking cost :accroître le coût
average : Moyen
looming : se profil
owing to the plunging pound : a cause de la baisse de la livre
wrestling : se battre, lutter
urging : presser, encourager
fondly : doucement

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Rindra Razafindrahaingo on Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:50 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/25/elon-musk-la-traffic-tunnel

To mull: to think about
drive me nuts: make me crazy
Back and Forth: go backward and forward repeatedly
Hurdles : difficulty that must be overcome
Beneath: underneath
lame: weak
issued: emitted
spokeswoman: a woman who speak for a group
subway: metro
biggie: important

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Sterling IM on Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:33 pm

Hi,
I’ve chosen this article, good reading :
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/doomsday-clock-donald-trump-bulletin-atomic-scientists-2017-midnight-time-apocalypse-a7546881.html

Vocabulary :
Doomsday clock : l’heure du jugement dernier
To inch closer : se rapprocher de
Oblivion : de l’oubli
Height : apogée
Clock’s hands : les aiguilles de l’horloge
Dismay : consternation
Constituents : électeurs
Likelihood : probabilité
Hint : indice/allusion
Edge : au bord de (ici : sur le point de se rapprocher)
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Re: News article Thread

Post by Tessie Randriambelo on Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:54 am

Here's my article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4183588/Man-spends-80K-procedures-look-like-Britney-Spears.html

Verbs
(to) fill= fulfill, replenish
(to) splash out: to spend a lot of money on buying things, especially things that are pleasant to have but that you do not need
(to) impersonate: pretend to be (another person) for entertainment or fraud.
(to) acknowledge= recognize
Nouns
filler: (injectable cosmetic/facial filler) a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance.
veneer (in dentistry): a crown in which the restoration is placed over the prepared surface of a natural crown.
crown:a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover it and restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
bid=try
meltdown: a disastrous collapse or breakdown.
flea market: a street market selling second-hand goods.
Adj
edible: fit to be eaten


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Re: News article Thread

Post by Emilie Virfollet on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:36 am

Hello,
My article :http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/11-times-the-simpsons-accurately-predicted-the-future-a7412221.html

Some vocabulary :
crop up in : surgir
eerily : étrangement
outbreak : épidémie
widespread: répandu
skyscraper : gratte ciel
maul : mutiler, malmener
artwork obscene : oeuvre obscène


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Re: News article Thread

Post by SY DEMBA on Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:04 pm

Hi all,
Here is my article : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4197494/Almost-HALF-six-year-olds-online-bedrooms.html
Vocabulary
Browsing : naviguer (sur internet)
Unsupervised: Sans surveillance
Pace: Rythme
throughout: Tout au long de
Childhood: Enfance
Issues: Problèmes
Can range from: Peut aller de
Stark: Absolu
Boundaries: Limites
Shared: Partager
To Bully: Embêter, intimider
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Re: News article Thread

Post by TAO SIHAN on Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:04 pm

Hi everyone, here's the article :
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/easy-ways-7-day

Vocabulary :
canned : preserved and sold in a metal container
compound :something consisting of two or more different parts
starch :a white substance that exists in large amounts in potatoes and particular grains such as rice
potassium :a chemical element
ingredient : component, constituent
spectrum :a set of colours
lycopene :something likes carotenoid, which can prevent the cancer
convert to :change, transform
cataract :a type of eye disease
slaw :salad

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Re: News article Thread

Post by kilian pousset on Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:17 pm

I Apologize to everyone ... I completely forgot to post my article on the forum..

Here is my article :
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4213166/Marine-Le-Pen-s-new-campaign-video.html

Vocabulary :

Sail = manoeuvre a ship
Features = (in this case) include or show something
Shore = section of land bordering water
Subdued = quiet
betrayed = trahi
misled = wrong informed
commitment = engagement, promise
pledge = promise, engagement

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Re: News article Thread

Post by zhaozixuan on Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:55 am

Hello,here's the link
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jane-park-euromillions-winner-youngest-drops-sue-lottery-bosses-ruined-life-loose-women-a7583326.html

Vocabulary :

hefty = highly
windfall=a sudden opportunity to make money
echoes= a reply repeated
genuine= not pretended
extent = degree
keep tabs on= watch attentively
parliament = congress
panel = jury

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Admin on Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:40 pm

I can't remember if my favourite Russian student is with you or the other group next week, here's her article:


http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170210-why-happy-music-makes-you-do-bad-things

Vocabulary:
a fist - poing
lurk - arnaque
compliant - docile
to soothe - apaiser
urge - impulsion
praise - louange
to cheat - tricher
anthem - hymne
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Re: News article Thread

Post by Clément Regnacq on Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:02 pm

Hi everyone, here is the article I chose for this week! PNL’s World Or Nothing
As you can see, the article is also available in French, but I would advise you to read it in English anyway, as I find it more complete and interesting.

Vocabulary:
strikes - grèves (to be on strike - être en grève)
to urge - exhorter, recommander avec insistance
unavoidable - inévitable, impossible à rater
catchy - entraînant(e)
despair - désespoir
homegrown - cultivé à la maison (here it means more that the variations of rap music are specific to France)
to deem worthy of respect - juger digne de respect
to sprout up - germer
a throng - une foule
to giggle - glousser
doe-eyed - aux yeux de biches
unflinchingly - sans détour
PR guy - attaché de presse (PR = press relation)
mimicking - imitant
grinning - souriant (with a big smile)
hazy - brumeux
to balk - hésiter, refuser
to mess around - déconner
straight-talking - franc-parler
to be into something - aimer quelque chose
to be backed - être soutenu (financièrement)

This article is quite old, but still relevant as it is the only "interview" of the band available to this day. I chose it mainly because we all have an opinion of this band - good or not - and therefore I think we all can discuss it.
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Re: News article Thread

Post by Hugo Martin on Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:34 pm

Hi everyone !

Here's the article I chose, hope you'll enjoy :

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/mar/27/wu-tang-clan-one-copy-new-album-once-upon-a-time-in-shaolin

For those who dont know the Wu Tang : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwAxmrE194

Vocabulary :

a vault : un coffre
be toured :  qlq chose qu'on visite
encapsulate : ici, résume
nullify : annuler qlq chose
gig : concert
virtue : vertu
monitored : surveillé
hand carved : sculpté à la main
one of a kind : pas comme les autres, unique
put out : sortir
item : article

And the photo of the Wu-Tang's album the article deals with : (released in 2015)

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Samuel Martin on Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:40 am

Hi everyone,
First of all, I wish you good holydays.
Here's my article : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/24/francois-fillon-fake-jobs-allegations-receive-full-judicial-inquiry

Vocabulary :

right-wing : de droite (utilisé en politique)
timeframe : échéance
misappropriation : détournement
frontrunner : favori
to falter : fléchir
to stand down : démissionner, synonim of resign
MP : député
genuinely : in a honnest way
sleaze-free : anti-corruption
wrongdoing : méfait
rally : meeting
relentlessly : sans relâche
poll : sondage




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Re: News article Thread

Post by Valentin Rigoux on Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:35 am

Sorry for being this late, I forgot.

Some Article about Uber https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/28/uber-ceo-travis-kalanick-driver-argument-video-fare-prices

Vocabulary:

Shimmying: Se trémoussant
Stark reminder: un rappel "fort"
Willing: prêt (à)
Plight: situation critique
Slashed, ici: cassé
Widespread: répandu
Alleging: alléguant
Theft: un vol
Misled: (a) trompé
Scrutiny: examen minutieux

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:03 pm

Special guest speaker in place of Diabel:

Self driving vehicles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prj51NSRyxc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnZHRupjl5E

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Alexiane Sénéchaud on Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:57 am

Hello,
Here's the article that I choose for this week:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4293706/Caffeine-boost-enzyme-shields-dementia.html

Vocabulary:
debiliating effects: effets qui démoralisent, retirent de la force
misfolded: défectueux
Huntington's disease:maladie héréditaire et orpheline qui se traduit par une dégénérescence neurologique provoquant d'importants troubles moteurs, cognitifs ainsi que psychiatriques
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: sclérose latérale amyotrophique= maladie de Charcot: maladie dégénérative grave et handicapante qui conduit au décès dans les 3 à 5 ans qui suivent le diagnostic. L'effort de recherche qui lui a été dédiée ces dernières années a permis de développer les connaissances sur la génétique et la biologie de cette maladie. Et si aucun traitement curatif n'est encore disponible, les perspectives à moyen terme sont encourageantes.
intake of:Apport de
cells: cellules
Aloofness: une réserve, de la distance vis-à-vis de quelqu'un
reoccurrence: réapparition
orphaned drug: médicament orphelin: médicament pour les maladies rares
blockade:blocage
blood vessels: vaisseaux sanguins

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Romain Muzzolini on Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:56 am

Hey guys, here is a little reading. Sorry to be late, though I'm sure you're gonna read this quickly Wink

http://www.govtech.com/fs/Paris-olympics.html




Sustainable = viable/durable
Bid= enchérire/ faire une offre pour quelque chose
Leverage = levier/avantage/tirer profit de
Offsets = contrebalancer/compenser
Medals= médailles
To spark= étinceller/déclencher
Unfold= se dérouler / déplier
Greenwashing= intérêt écologique
Underway= en cours/ qui a déjà commence
Driverless buses= bus autonome
Fruition= réalisation

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Re: News article Thread

Post by po-vinel on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:01 pm

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170207-what-if-the-internet-stopped-for-a-day

taken away : être emmené
a stretch of time : un laps de temps
strikes : les grèves
grids :  les grilles
solar flare : éruption solaire
to put things right : remettre les choses au clair
brokerage firms : Maison de courtage
twiddle : tourner
solely : uniquement
daycare : garderie
lack : manquer de

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Hikari Umezawa on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:32 am

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2017/03/world/city-of-the-dead/
Long article, but this is because it contains lots of pictures, and it’s quite easy to read Wink


coffin : cercueil = casket
pedicab : a small pedal-operated vehicle, serving as a taxi in some countries
Meth : methamphetamine, a kind of drug
main thoroughfare : main street
ramshackle: decaying
plywood : contre-plaqué
fallout : consequence
overhaul : thorough examination
crooked : dishonest, illegal, corrupt = rogue
scalawag : rascal
crusade : war
vow : pledge
slaying : murder
be in custody : be detained
extricate : set free
grisly : frightened
meager : modest, limited, poor, insufficient
appalled : horrified
morbid : gloomy, sad
spooked : frightened
crackdown : severe measures to restrict illegal behavior
acquiescence : agreement
precarious : insecure, risky
impoverish : make somebody poor
sprawl : lie

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Jules Rolland on Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:03 pm

Sry for the delay, the article is not new but really interesting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/technology-changing-relationships_n_5884042.html

pervasive = omniprésent
innermost = intime
heritably = héréditaire
behavior = comportement
burst = éclater
surrounding = entourant
memorialize = commémorer
bond = lien
grief = chagrin, douleur, souffrance

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Re: News article Thread

Post by Admin on Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:59 am

To be clear, or not, for next week (our last week) you should choose 9 words from your article (normally from the vocabulary list you wrote on here) and make 9 "taboo" type cards for a vocabulary game next week.That entails writing the word to be guessed at the top of the card and then 3 or 4 words below a segregating line that cannot be used to help define it. Here is a template https://d1uvxqwmcz8fl1.cloudfront.net/tes/resources/11308465/0ae96af7-bb97-47df-b9b7-319f9e2dc8d5/image?width=500&height=500&version=1467107905042 but it doesn't really matter as long as you come with 9 separate pieces of paper in the format outlined above.

If you don't arrive with them I'll just give you a hard and boring Grammar exercise instead.
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