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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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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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