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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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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Vincent Hyvernaud on Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:21 am

My subject :

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42808521

Vocabulary :

- "sued" = get
- "sour" = grumpy
- "dwarfism" = small
- "infringement" = infraction
- "sided" = decided
- "countersued" = counter- attack
-"held up" = to back up
- "trial" = jugement
- " alongside" = with

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Arthur Lombard on Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:37 am

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/clone-monkey-human-zhong-hua-china-cloning-fears-macaque-replicant-a8176181.html#gallery

tremendously = extremely
splitting = to separate
offspring = progeny/children
diseases = illnesses
metabolic disorders = a sort of diseases of the metabolism
to stress = to underline
breakthrough = a new discover in science domain
regulatory = regulation
confounding = to be confused
upbringing = education

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How China cut its air pollution

Post by Robin frugier on Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:57 am

https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2018/01/economist-explains-19

accurate = exact
nationwide cap = national ceiling
plants = factory
scrubbers = machine to purify
incentives = incidemment
smelters = metal burning machine
mothballed = set aside
U-turn = half turn
shut off = stop
To rose = grow

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Admin on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:58 am

Excellent you three. Thanks.
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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Rosh LOUKOU on Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:46 pm

Hi Everyone concerning my article, I invite you to see this video on youtube

https://youtu.be/VZWHdhsRsF4

Words

Feature = particularity
Expendable = something that can enlarge
Slot = here can do reference to crack or fissure
Thin = slim or delicate
Shatterproof = very resistant
Device = object or machine 
Flip over = return something on all side
Blurry = see not clearly
Background = here past activity
Obviously = expression for tell normally , evident
Bandwidth = a measure of frequency in device

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Arnaud H on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:12 am

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/23/tracey-crouch-minister-loneliness-friends-powerful-vested-interests
"The minister for loneliness will need all the friends she can get", Stewart Dakers

Words :

Technie = technological
Vested interests = cartel
A carer = a nurse
A bereaved = a person saddened at having lost a loved one by death
Ribaldry = obscenity, humor
Something is too narrow a focus = It doesn't take into account all the facets of the subject
To belong = To be accepted in a group
Crumbly = fragile, friable
To unravel = to undo
Gated estate = private residence
To gorge on = to stuff with food, to glut
A strain = a break, a fracture
Analogue = similar
Quantum = related to quantum physics
Illiteracy = lacking of education
To muster = to gather

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Admin on Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:18 pm

Mathilde Omard (groupe B)

https://which-50.com/australians-spend-100-minutes-day-social-media/
Vocabulary :
Well-being = bien être
on average = en moyenne
to blew up = exploser
a survey = un sondage
unregulated = non reglementé
accounts = un compte
to reach = atteindre
harmful = nocif
to argue = se disputer / argumenter
stringent = strict
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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by wenhaoyi meng on Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:59 am

Hi, my article link:https://www.pokernews.com/news/2015/04/casino-in-paris-21245.htm
A old news in 2014 which will come true shortly in 2018
Vocabulary :
raid= perquisitionner
standpoint = point de vue
overhaul = la révision
restoration = restauration
hint = allusion
Brick and Mortar = a physical presence of an organization or business in a building or other structure
amended = modifié
state =déclarer
suddenly = soudainement
feature =caractéristique


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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by kamel khedim on Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:02 pm

Hello guys,
this is my article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/opinion/bitcoin-financial-markets.html

Vocabulary
to back by: soutenir par
asset: atout, capital,actif
background assumption: hypothèse de base
stark: différent
underlay: sous-entendre
displace:déplacer, remplacer
drive up: faire grimper
scarcity:rareté
scarce:rare
to retain:


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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Céline Métais on Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:15 pm

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-agrees-consider-internet-sales-taxes-n837351

Vocabulary :
court = tribunal
widely varying = très variable
tailor = adapter
ban  = interdiction
brick-and-mortar = point de vente "physique"
sued = poursuivre en justice
ruling = décision
purchases = achats
prior = antérieur
fairness = équité

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Lauralee G on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:38 am

http://go.international.ac.uk/comment/happy-30th-birthday-erasmus

Whilst : pendant que
Enhance : améliorer, augmenter
Grant : bourse, subvention, allocation
Tuition fees : frais de scolarité
Burden : fardeau, charge
Consortia : consortium
Seed : graine
Alumnus/Alumni : ancien étudiant
Headlines : (gros) titre
Portray : représenter

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Mahamoud Abdoulkarim on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:15 pm

https://www.rt.com/usa/419681-us-embassy-may-israel/

undertaking : engagement (entreprendre)
spokesperson : porte-parole
prompted : inciter
tear gas : gaz à criminogène
stomach : estomac
neck : cou
acknowledging : reconnaissant
met : satisfait

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legalization of drug in France

Post by FLEURENTIN Jealex on Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:48 pm

my article: http://www.france24.com/en/20180122-france-laws-against-smoking-pot-cannabis-marijuana-drugs-legislation-Poulliat

soften
toughest= hard
fines= sanction
altogether=simply
crumbling= desperate
weight= like consequence or burden
punishment= like sanction
both men differ= the men don’t have the same topic
the cards= not going to accept this
harshest = severe

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Admin on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:48 pm

Nice and early from Kevin:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-137116/Why-listening-music-key-good-health.html

Voc:
Catchy=entraînant
To become frightened=to be afraid
Womb:utérus
Level of exertion=level of the effort
Meaningless=foolish
Enhanced orientation=improved orientation
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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by KULBAEV ELDAR on Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:42 pm


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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by HUANG Jing on Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:54 pm

Hello, everyone!
There is my article: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/04/gay-brothers/480117/

VOC:
mammoth = huge, enormous
heredity = characteristics genetically from one generation to another
fraternal = of or like a brother or brothers
immune = resistant to a particular infection
trigger = cause
flourish = prosper
ubiquitous = present, appearing

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Admin on Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:18 am

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Khiet Bang Nguyen on Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:12 am

Hello everyone, this is my article
http://www.physics.org/article-questions.asp?id=131

Voc:
Spacecraft = le vaisseau spatial
Lightspeed = la vitesse de la lumière
To undertake = entreprendre
Journey = le voyage
Glimpse = le coup d’œil
Wormhole = le trou de ver
To collapse = effondrer

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Omer C Karadag on Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:24 pm

Hello, this is my article :

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/billionaire-bill-gates-invests-29million-11921650

Vocabulary:

High-yeld = à haut rendement
Dairy Herds = troupeaux de vaches « laitières »
Thrive anywhere = s’adapter à tout type de lieu
Livestock = bétail
Alleviate= réduire
Hit-and-miss = imprévisible
Rely on cattle= Se reposer sur l’élevage bovin


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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Brighton Guibert on Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:04 pm

Hi, this is my article :
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17089904/ai-job-loss-automation-survey-gallup

So for the vocabulary :
a survey = a study
Complacency = complaisance
Cheerier = the happiest
Doomsday = the apocalypse
Widespread = très répandu
Argue = dispute
Shaping = modeler

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Khiet Bang Nguyen on Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:30 am

Article from LUO Ziqin
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/09/cohabiting-women-rights-marriage-financial-security-legal

vocabulary:
cohabiting= cohabiter
unwed couples=les couples non mariés
by virtue of=en vertu de
gender pay gaps=l’écart des salaires entre hommes et femmes
curtail=réduire
marital property=la propriété matrimoniale
be entitled to=avoir le droit de

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Post by Mai Huyen on Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:48 pm

Hello, this is my article :
https://sites.psu.edu/siowfa15/2015/10/05/does-cursing-relieve-stress/

Vocabulary :
relieve sb/sth = soulager qqn/qqc
foul language = langage grossier
frustrated = frustré, déçu
trigger = déclencher
profanity = injure
injuring = blessant
ashamed = honteux, penaud

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Re: Student chosen articles

Post by Arnaud M on Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:32 pm

Hi everybody, this is the link to the article that we will discuss on wednesday :

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43428005


Vocabulary :

a far-right group = un groupe d’extrême droite
an advertising platform = une plateforme publicitaire
an evidence = une preuve
to deter = dissuader
a pressure = une pression
hatred = haine
seemed = semblait
to curb = limiter
a ban = une interdiction
poised to = prêt à

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Post by Aian on Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:22 am

Hello everyone! I chose article about relaxation. Next Wednesday I would like to listen your story of relaxing. What it is relaxation? Is it important to you? How often you feel the need to chill out? And what ways did you find to gain strength? Have a nice weekend Smile https://au.reachout.com/articles/the-essential-guide-to-relaxation

Vocabulary:
to chill out = to relax
coping strategie = strategy for tackling
mindfulness - (fr) pleine conscience
struggling to do smth = fighting ; to do dmth as hard as you can
swith off = turn off
schedule = timetable


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