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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:31 pm

Each week 3 different students will place a link in this thread to an article - written, audio or video - that interests them. they will also choose 10 words of vocabulary from the article to help their colleagues. The link will be put up before the end of Friday. Over the weekend all the other students must read/watch/listen to the link and think of at least 1 intelligent question for each article. In class on Wednesday the student who chose the article will lead a small group discussion of their article (3 times - between 10 and 15 minutes each time). The other students will ask their questions and give their own views on each of the topics. the articles can be on any subject other than sport.

If that's not clear then email me or reply here.
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Post by Corentin Eberle on Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:19 pm

Hello everybody, the article I chose is about Logan Paul, a youtuber you may have recently heard about. A few weeks ago, he uploaded a video shot in the "Suicide Forest" where you could see a person who has apparently committed suicide.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/logan-paul-latest-news-youtube-suicide-forest-video-aokigahara-dead-body-a8137816.html

Vocabulary:
1. "there’s someone hanging right there" -> To hang = when you commit suicide with a rope;
2. "I’m not even f***ing kidding" -> "kidding" = joking;
3. "The face is blurred out" -> "blurred out" = when you make someone's face unclear, indistinct, so it can't be recognized;
4. "footage later appears to show rescue service" -> "footage" = images;
5. "I could make a positive ripple on the Internet" -> "ripple" = in that case, a change;
6. "not cause a monsoon of negativity" -> "monsoon" = in that case, a tempest;
7. "by shock and awe" -> "awe" = great fear of something;
8. "without fully weighing the possible ramifications" -> "weighing" = judging ; "ramifications" = consequences;
9. "How dare you" -> To dare = to be brave enough (in that case, more like to be stupid enough);
10. "it will be age-gated" -> "age-gated" = you won't be able to access it unless you're 18 or more.

Good luck and have a nice weekend!
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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Admin on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:57 am

Well done Corentin. But where are the other 2? By Friday evening!
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Post by Nicolas A on Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:09 pm

Hi everybody, sorry for being late. My article is the following, it talk about the global warming and the effects of pollution :
https://www
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com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/11/global-warming

Vocabulary :
1- "green agenda will wane in America" -> To wane = to decrease gradually in size, strength, power, etc.
2- "the 17 most sweltering years ever" -> To swelter = To be hot, very, very hot, like on a humid, ninety-degree day. To swelter is to feel like you're in an oven.
3- "Particular hot spots include Arctic regions" -> hot spots in geology are volcanic regions.
4- "levels in the region remained worryingly low this year" -> Worryingly low is very very low and disturbing.
5- "thus rainfall patterns around the world" -> Rainfall patterns is the level of precipitations around the world.
6- "become a less potent carbon sink" -> A carbon sink is a natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates and stores some carbon-containing chemical compound for an indefinite period.
7- "demand for fossil fuels" -> The petrol is a fossil fuel for exemple.
8- "The economy is still growing at a healthy clip" -> Healthy clip = rigorous pace
9- "coal" -> Carbon
10- "daunting challenge" -> Discouraging challenge

See you all
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Post by Admin on Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:09 pm

"Hi everybody ! Sorry for my late...
The video I chose is a Navy SEAL's (soldier) speach in an university about "how to change the world".
-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6OoCaGsz94


Vocabulary :
1. "you will have accomplished the first task of the day" -> task = work,
2. "give you a small sense of pride" -> pride = high opinion of yourself
3. darts toward you" -> darts toward = move swiftly in your direction
4. "summon up all your strengh" -> summon up = accumulate
5. "the tiny little flippers" -> flippers = footwear for swimming faster
6. " SEAL training was a great equalizer " -> equalizer = on a equal footing
7. " constant mental and physical harassment" -> harassment = abuse
8. "The Tijuana sloughs" -> sloughs = wet ground water,
9. "the freezing cold, the howling wind" -> howling = crying sound of a dog
10. "face down the bullies" -> bullies = bully = person who intimidates another
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Post by Marine ARTAUD on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:23 pm

Hello everybody, the article I chose is about food in particular pizza.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/pizza-breakfast-cereal-nutrition-healthy-diet-better-sugar-a8187131.html

Vocabulary :
1. "An average slice of pizza" -> a medium share, part
2. "It's worth bearing in mind" -> to keep in mind
3. "A quick sugar crash" -> a fact accident because you ate too much sugar
4. "Labelling certain meals can sometimes be unhelpful" -> unnecessary
5. "To keep you full" -> you ate enough so you are not more hungry
6. "An adult's recommended daily allowance of free sugar" -> a quotidian portion
7. "Breakfast cereals may be lacking" -> something is missing, someone's need
8. "A leading nutritionist" -> chief, dominant, at the forefront
9. "Will lead to fewer cravings during the day" -> less want, need something
10. "The desire to binge will be supressed" -> to drink

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Post by Admin on Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:42 pm

Hello everybody, the article I chose is about Japanese TV.
https://japantoday.com/category/features/is-japanese-tv-really-as-bad-as-its-reputation

Vocabulary:
1. Weird : something strange
2. Gateway drug : addicted drug
3. Some people like to knock the fact : to highlight, to bring out
4. Episodes that are unrelated to the overall plot : episodes aren't sense between them
5. Half of the time slot is filled reviewing : half of the time represent review of the previous episode
6. To complain : to repine
7. A soap opera : a television or radio series
8. A wide range of drama : a lot of different drama
9. A bit bland : without rebond
10. Slapstick : in French "burlesque"

with love from Mathis
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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Admin on Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:45 pm

Hello everybody, I chose an article with a short video called "Restaurant report card: What's in your fast food meat?". She talks about the antibiotics that are given to animals, and that we can find in our meal when we eat in a fast food.

https://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/27/health/fast-food-antibiotics-grades/index.html


Vocabulary :
1. The results are a mixed bag = we have different results
2. Have encouraged some chains to cut back : to reduce
3. It's not enough to stave off development of = to avoid the development of
4. We remain committed to making meaningful reductions = significant, important réductions
5. They can even share their genes with weaker bacteria = less strong bacteria
6. An entire herd of sick animals = a bunch , a group of animal
7. The US Food and Drug Administration has taken steps : take measures
8. Be prescribed solely for growth purposes = only in a goal of growth
9. This drew criticism that the FDA's efforts = it caused criticism
10. It doesn't endorse giving these medications = he disagree with this idea

Have a nice week end - Florian
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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Corentin Eberle on Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:08 pm

About what Florian shared:

In english with french subtitles, mind-blowing
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Post by Flavie BRISSE on Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Hello everyone, my article talks about the children's leashes. What is your point of view on this subject ?

https://www.today.com/parents/child-leashes-are-they-helpful-or-humiliating-2D79453155

Vocabulary :

1. Crowed place => place with many people
2. « some passer-by openly critical of her stance » => The street people said their point of view on the children’s leashes
3. « looked sideways » => people are watching mom wickedly
4. Recalled => remember
5. « I didn’t want to get very upset but I was » => she is a little angry by the comments
6. « began scooting off from her at the playground » => she starting using the harness when the children started wanting to go play without holding the hand of her parents
7. « You just blink » => you close your eyes 2 second
8. Suburban => the neighboring city of the principal city
9. « a stranger snatching a boy » => a stranger catching/taking a boy
10. « Having her on a harness definitely outweighs the looks for me » => For the mom, the priority is the children’s security and no the comments

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Post by Chauvet Alexis on Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:27 am

Hello, I chose an article about North Korea:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kim-jong-un-sister-olympics_us_5a7ab5f1e4b0d0ef3c0abcd5?utm_hp_ref=north-korea
Voc:
1. Meaningful => significant, important
2. Contention => conflict
3. Greeting => greeting is something friendly that you say or do when you meet someone
4. Tool => Instrument
5. To spur => to stimulate
6. Giggling => laughing
7. Rehearsals => repetitions
8. To curb => to retard, to contain
9. By capping => by limiting
10. Fooled => tricked

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Post by Chesseboeuf Nicolas on Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:19 pm

Hello i'm sorry to be late , I chose an article who talk about Korea’s united team for hockey :

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/10/korea-united-olympic-squad-hockey-game-highlights-deep-divisions

voc
1)silver lining => ray of hope
2)brainchild=>own opinion
3)centrepiece=>principal piece
4)cheered=> support
5)thruoghout the sold-out match=>during the match who is already over
6)an exposed deep divisions=>an importante divisions exposed
7)homegrown player=> player of the country who received
8)threatens seoul on a regular basis=> menace Seoul regulary
9)deeply unfair=> realy not fair
10)the underdogs=>the outsiders

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Post by Andreas Coursault on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:57 pm

Hi guys Smile
I choose an article who talk about the recently event in Florida, 17 children are dead. Do you need a gun to protect yourself or no one should have a gun..?
Think...

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/florida-school-shooting-gun-control-arm-children-students-trump-america-national-rifle-association-a8212631.html

1) flame-throwers => a weapon that throws flames
2) a pool of blood => a lot of blood
3) asserts => affirm
4) ensured => make secure
5) slapped => hard hit with hand
6) tricky => complicated
7) start giving shiploads => give commodity
Cool scorch => burn
9) sheepish => embarrassed
10) never falling asleep => never sleep

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Post by Lisa Amari on Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:27 pm

Hello everyone , I propose you an article about the United Nations :

https://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/andreas-bummel/failure-of-un-rebuilding-from-ruins

Vocabulary :
-The failure = the defeat
-Heaven = paradise
-Unable = incapable , incompetent
-Lacking basic necessities = missing
-The bloody crackdown = a repression made in the blood
-Veto right = it’s a right granted only to the five permanent members ( China , USA , France , Russia , UK ) of this council which allow them to block any resolution or décision taken in the UN)
-To be backed up = to be saved
-To enhance = to improve
-Overrule=to cancel
-Go much further= go so far as to
-Bunding resolutions = restrictive rosolutions
-Implementation = the execution , realization
-Utapian = idealistic

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Post by CLOCHARD Alexis on Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:28 pm

Hello everyone , I propose you an article about the same-sex marriage in Australia :

Excuse me for my lateness

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42260548

Vocabulary :

- An overwhelming majority = une écrasant majorité
- overwhelmingly supported the reform in a voluntary national poll = massivement soutenu la réforme dans un scrutin national volontaire.
- MPs = députés
- lawmakers = législateurs
- The bill to amend
-  a compulsory poll = un scrutin obligatoire
- misleading campaigns = campagne douteuse
- bullying = intimidation
- claims of vilification = accusation de diffamation
- godson = filleul
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Post by CLOCHARD Alexis on Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:34 pm

[quote="CLOCHARD Alexis"]Hello everyone , I propose you an article about the same-sex marriage in Australia :

Excuse me for my lateness

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42260548

Vocabulary :

- An overwhelming majority = une écrasante majorité
- overwhelmingly supported the reform in a voluntary national poll = massivement soutenu la réforme dans un scrutin national volontaire.
- MPs = députés
- lawmakers = législateurs
- a bill to amend = un projet de loi
- a compulsory poll = un scrutin obligatoire
- misleading campaigns = campagne douteuse
- bullying = intimidation
- claims of vilification = accusation de diffamation
- godson = filleul
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Post by Couillebault Thomas on Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:27 pm

Hello guys !
I choose an article who talks about an app where the girls can to report harassment sexual.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/06/app-for-women-to-report-harassment-launched-in-pakistan

Vocabulary :
- Enabling  allowing
- step up  boost
- feel threatened  feel in danger
- chair of the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women  she is the president of this commission
- eloping  running off, escape
- concern  worry, anxiety
- ensure  assure
- awareness  necessary, alertness
- misbehaving  behaving badly
- holy  sacred

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Post by Mathilde Brandy on Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:47 pm

Hi everybody,
my article talks about new technologies and particularly the new "robot dog" developped by Boston Dynamics’

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/13/boston-dynamics-spot-mini-door-opening-dog-crosses-threshold

Vocabulary:
- uncanny gait = strange step
- flummoxed = disassemble
- betray = trahir
- slightly ajar = little open
- array of sensors = sensors network
- owned = possessed
- uneasy fit = uncomfortable
- a hiring spree = une frénésie d'embauche
- spearheaded = lead
- rudderless = without direction

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Post by Victor Brunet on Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:37 pm

Hi everybody, I’m sorry for being a bit late. My article I chose is about cars without driver :

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41909594

Vocabulaire :

« Its driverless prototype » = without driver
« has been tested over short journeys on pre-defined routes » = short travel
« including taking a blind man to a doctor’s appointment » = A person who doesn’t see
« but not behind the wheel » = volant
« but one report argued » = have say
« to ditch the human safety driver » = to give up
« The self-driving fleet will run on highly-modified Fiat minivans » = All the cars without drivers (une flotte)
« but the company envisions it will charge for the journeys at a later date » = to plan
« has conducted 3.5m miles on US public roads » = almost 6 million km

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Post by Corentin Eberle on Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:20 pm

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Post by Gwendoline Borrego on Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:04 pm

Hi everybody, I choose an article about the Women’s Day and more precisely on its international dimension

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/08/international-womens-day-marked-by-protests-and-celebrations

Vocabulary :
- to strike = stop working to protest
- peers = co-worker
- Campaigners seeking to repeal the 8th amendment = activists who want to abolish the 8th amendment
- step forward = progress
- bias = prejudice
- raping = force someone to have sex
- crowds = a lot of people
- slain = kill
- mishandled claims = complaint badly managed
- warned = prevent

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Post by Courtois Alexis on Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:24 pm

Hi guys, I found this amazing article which deal with Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs.
Enjoy and see you next week !

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/trump-steel-tariffs_us_5aa1a27ee4b0ea12e965734b?utm_hp_ref=uk-homepage

- dumping = to sell at low prices
- outcome = result
- bring your plant to the USA = move your factory to the USA
- relief = prices reduction
- to hike = to increase
- ahead = forward
- slightly = a bit
- duties = rights
- to be willing to = to be ready to
- a dimmer view = a darker view

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Post by Corentin on Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:57 pm

Hi everybody, my article is about the internet needs regulation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/internet-regulation_uk_5aa6b284e4b009b705d4f5b3

-to be tough = to be hard
-a midlife crisis = existential crisis
-unaware = ignorant
-to ensure = to guarantee
-mourns the loss = cries for their loss
-the pioneering idealists = the first idealists
-money-grabbers = go after the money
-harking back = look back
-framework = foundation, structure
-wide range = wide variety, board range

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Corentin Eberle on Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:11 am



No wonder Mr Cox came in France, look how bad english people are when they're at home...
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