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Post by Admin on Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:32 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 Audrey Suire on Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:01 pm

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/20/politics/womens-march-anniversary-trump-shutdown/index.html

droves = en masse (un grand groupe / un rassemblement)
sharp rebuke = "réprimander" / ici, critiquer les politiques de Trump
ballot box = urne (de vote)
stay on the sidelines = en français c'est lorsque l'on dit qu'on "reste sur la touche" / être consciemment laissé de côté
spurred to = être incité à ...
like minded people = ici, des personnes qui sont de le même état d'esprit

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Post by Cécile RIMAUDIERE on Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:24 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-sharks-stormy-daniels-hatred-donations-charity-a8176751.html

Vocabulary :

spike in donations = augmenter les dons
conservation charities = organisations caritatives

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

Two up well done girls. Where's the third?
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Post by Emmanuel THOMAS on Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:38 pm

Hi everybody,
Here is the link to my article :

https://www.pokernews.com/news/2018/01/european-poker-shared-liquidity-update-france-spain-italy-29654.htm

Sorry for the the delay. I've totally forgotten to post my article before. I hope you'll have the time to read it. It's about poker and the liberalization of the market in some countries in Europe as France. If the article is a little bit too long (or if you are too busy) you can only read the first passage ( from the start to "delays abound"). I think we'll able to have a debate with that part only.

Sorry again for the delay....

Vocabulary :
« eager » : wanting to do
« shared liquidity » : have a global economy
« sluggish » : lazy
« putting the brakes » :  slow down
« emotionally-fueled » : emotional
« strengthens » : become stonger
« unfolds » : happens

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Post by Mike RAMSSAMY on Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:29 pm

Hello everybody,

The article I have chosen talks about the economic crisis in Venezuela. I let you click on the link to find out more.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/30/venezuela-cash-economy-nicolas-maduro

Vocabulary :

Cracking down= Sévir, réprimer
Smuggling= Fraude
Cashless society= Société sans argent
The lifting of government currency controls= Augmentation des contrôles de change
Lacks the money= manque d’argent
Banknote= billet
Sramble= Brouiller

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Post by Valentin Poucineau on Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:10 pm

Hi,
Here is the link to the article that I have chosen.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/01/robots-take-our-jobs-amazon-go-seattle

Vocabulary :
convenience = pratique
the shelves = les étagères
shoplifting = vol à l'étalage
welfare = le bien-être
food stamps = tickets de rationnement
a levy = un prélèvement, une taxe
a shrunken industrial base = un outil industriel moins important

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Post by Vian Pierre-marie L3 on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:09 pm

Hello everybody,

The article I've chosen is about How the Bitcoin (and widerly the cryptocurrencies) works concretely.

The link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/29/cryptocurrencies-bitcoin-blockchain-what-they-really-mean-for-our-future

Vocabulary:
Pretenders = Prétendant
Token = Jeton
To tweak = Ajuster
Hive-mind = Esprit de ruche
Downside = Inconvénient
Appealing = Attractive
To get bundled= Se faire livrer
A raffle = Une tombola
Scarce assets = Actifs rares
Greed = Avarice
The underlying asset = L'actif sous-jacent
Out of kilter = Déséquilibré

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Post by yuyang on Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:48 pm

Hello everyone,
this is my chosen article. Thank you for watching.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/07/elon-musk-spacex-launch-utterly-depressing

utterly=totalement
airstrikes=frappes aériennes
hitch=attelage
malaria=paludisme
backlash=contrecoup

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Post by Zhexun WANG on Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:26 pm

Hello everyone,
The article I have chose is about SpaceX oddity: how Elon Musk sent a car towards Mars.
Link: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/space-oddity-elon-musk-spacex-car-mars-falcon-heavy

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Post by Zhexun WANG on Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:44 pm

Zhexun WANG wrote:Hello everyone,
The article I have chose is about SpaceX oddity: how Elon Musk sent a car towards Mars.
Link: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/space-oddity-elon-musk-spacex-car-mars-falcon-heavy


After I chose this article, I realized that the previous article (yang’s) is also talks about Musk’s spaceX. But I want you guys to focus on the Tesla that musk send to the space.
In that Tesla roadster there is a mannequin named "Starman" after the David Bowie’s song – with one hand on the steering wheel facing towards Earth.
And musk said the car will be playing Bowie's hit song "Space Odyssey" as it travels into deep space.
The words "Don't Panic" can also be seen prominently on the dashboard - a nod to Douglas Adam's 1979 book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Musk also took to Instagram to reveal another message hidden in his Tesla for any entity or alien life-form that may encounter the car in the future. On the Tesla's circuit board are the words "Made on Earth by humans", the photo posted by Musk shows.
That Tesla roadster in deep space represents the human dream of exploring the universe, it’s not a indefensible waste of resources. alien

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Post by yuyang on Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:20 pm

Zhexun WANG wrote:
After I chose this article, I realized that the previous article (yang’s) is also talks about Musk’s spaceX. But I want you guys to focus on the Tesla that musk send to the space.
In that Tesla roadster there is a mannequin named "Starman" after the David Bowie’s song – with one hand on the steering wheel facing towards Earth.
And musk said the car will be playing Bowie's hit song "Space Odyssey" as it travels into deep space.
The words "Don't Panic" can also be seen prominently on the dashboard - a nod to Douglas Adam's 1979 book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Musk also took to Instagram to reveal another message hidden in his Tesla for any entity or alien life-form that may encounter the car in the future. On the Tesla's circuit board are the words "Made on Earth by humans", the photo posted by Musk shows.
That Tesla roadster in deep space represents the human dream of exploring the universe, it’s not a indefensible waste of resources. alien

Every coin has two sides. Beyond all question it's a glory for "human", but this sens of human is a little circumscribed.clown

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Post by Roshni RAMAMONJY on Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Hi,
Here is the article which I chose

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/jul/08/justify-footballers-wages-moral-outcry

vocabulary:
financial crisis= crise financière
waste of money= gâchis d'argent
financial doping= dopage financière

I wish you a good reading lol!


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Post by Jade omer on Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:17 pm

Hi guys,
here is the link of the video I have chosen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kQB6ISc4pU

Vocabulary :
unveiled : dévoilé
likenesses : ressemblances
number of issues : certain nombre de
hanging on the wall : accroché au mur

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Post by Admin on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:43 am

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/09/social-networks--children-chat-feel-less-happy-facebook-instagram-whatsapp

wellbeing= bien-être
decade= décennies
likelihood = probabilité
cyberbulling= cyber harcèlement

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Post by euniceL3 on Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:33 pm

Hello everyone,
Here is the link i've chosen for the next week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1Wb2Q_WMk
vocabulary
Drill: entrainement
Earthquake: tremblement de terre
commonplace:courant
Accuracy:précision
Infringe: enfreindre
Shooting range: champ de tir





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Post by Antonin Rohard on Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:28 am

Hi everyone,
the link for the article I've chosen is here :
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/28/first-plastic-free-aisle-is-an-example-for-other-supermarkets-to-follow

Vocabulary :
Aisle : rayon
To roll : étendre
To reclaim : récupérer
Footprint : empreinte

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Post by jinyi zhao on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:05 pm

Hi everyone,
the video I've chosen is here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5CTl-iS_DY

Vocabulary :
patrol:patrouiller
collapse: effrondrement
prompts:instructions
notoriously: notoirement
obtuse:obtus

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Post by Nantian YAN on Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:26 pm

HI everyone,
here is the link:
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43212006

vocabulary
bully:someone who hurts or frightens someone else,often over a period of time,and often forcing them to do sth that they do not want to do.

boost up:to improve or increase sth

taunt:to intentionally annoy and upset someone by making unkind remarks to them
obsessed:unable to stop thinking about sth,too interested in or worried about sth.

appreciate:to recognize how good someone or something is and to value him.

crucial:extremely important or necessary.



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

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Post by François VIVIER on Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:29 pm

Hi everyone,
the link for the article I've chosen is here :
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/27/cities-powered-clean-energy-renewable

Vocabulary :
renewable energy : énergie renouvelable
fossil fuels : énergie fossile
commitment : engagement
shift : changer
widespread : répandu

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Post by Charlotte Vergnaud on Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:28 pm

Hi guys,
here is the link of the video. Hope you enjoy Laughing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOrPmOXhxo0

Vocabulary :

To gaze upon something : regarder
To trace its origins to : Tirer son origine de
Bad press : une mauvaise publicité
Breeding center : Un centre d'élevage - de reproduction
To track down Something : Traquer qqch
Undertaken : Entrepris
a disease : une maladie
To shoff off : Montrer - mettre en valeur

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Post by YAN Wenyi on Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:39 pm

Hello everyone,
Here is the link of the video that I've chosen :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=qIqvx2uFbwE

allegedly: used when reporting something that people say is trued, although it has not been proved.
on display: on show
curtail: reduce
take a tough line: take tough measures
kiosks: small and separated gardon pavilion open on some or all sides.
cynical: believing the worst of human nature and motive
retailer: tradesman

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Post by Bobby Redureau on Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:16 pm

Hello everyone,
Here is the link to the article that I have chosen :
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/dec/18/what-is-fake-news-pizzagate

Vocabulary:

Fake news : fausses nouvelles
To take root : prendre racine
The poll : le sondage
compelling : irrésistible
Flagging : signaler
Outlandish : bizarre
To spread : se propager
Shortcomings : lacunes

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