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Archive for February, 2009

The credit crisis

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

The Credit Crisis explained :

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révisions

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Bonnes vacances à tous et à toutes !

Merci de passer régulièrement sur le blog !

Voici, en plus des liens de la rubrique “Useful Links” quelques sites pour faire des révisions de vocabulaire et de grammaire.

http://www.languageguide.org/english/fr/grammar.jsp

http://www.languageguide.org/english/grammar/fr/part1/ 

Bonne visite !

A bientôt !

Bill Clinton: Obama Should Sound More Hopeful

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton gives President Barack Obama an “A” grade (= a good mark) for his first month in office, but tells ABC News that Obama needs to put on a more positive face when speaking to the American people about the economy and must keep pressure on Republicans who try to obstruct his plans.

Indian charmers want their snakes

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Some 1,000 snake charmers have staged a rally (= a demonstration) in eastern India, protesting against a law that has made their profession illegal.

Holidays ! Music !

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The Script are a three-piece Irish pop rock band from Dublin . Their multi-platinum selling debut album The Script was released in August 2008. The band members are Danny O’Donoghue (lead vocals and keyboard), Mark Sheehan (guitar and vocals) and Glen Power (drums and vocals).

Their debut single “We Cry” received “Single of the Week” on RTÉ 2FM, Today FM and by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1, and was Kevin Hughes’ tune of the week on GCap Media’s The One Network show Music Control We Cry was released on the 24th of April 2008 and entered the UK Singles Chart at number thirty before rising and peaking at number 15 the next week giving the band their first top twenty single. The track also performed well on the Irish Singles Chart by reaching the top ten, peaking at number nine giving them their first top ten single in their home country.

Their second single, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” was released on the 25th of July 2008. This single proved to be their international breakthrough hit and their most successful single to date. After debuting at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart, it rose twenty seven places to land at number three, making it their first top three single in the UK. It has spent twenty one weeks in the Top 40 to date. The song performed well on the Irish Singles Chart.

Enjoy their song and sing along !

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Ireland

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Article en construction,

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How to write a letter

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Pour les Terminales !  here

Australia : WEBQUEST 2

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

 

 Link to the document : webquest-australia_florence1 

Green power in Alaska

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

One of the harshest landscapes in the United States, it turns out, is becoming fertile ground for green power.

Read more about it here !

Father at 13 !

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

You may have heard about Alfie Patten, 13 and his girlfriend Chantelle 15 who had a baby (Maisie) last week. The young parents are living with Chantelle’s mother Penny, 38, father Steve, 43, and five siblings in a council house in Eastbourne. The family lives on benefits.

For this weekend the two children find themselves at the centre of a global media feeding frenzy, bidding wars, contracts and the promise of hundreds of thousands of pounds – a sum many will see as a distinctly inappropriate return for a night of playing unprotected mothers and fathers. At least 15 television companies are locked in a fierce battle to make a documentary about the cherubic teenager’s young fatherhood, and media experts estimate Alfie could earn up to half a million pounds.

Despite what has been said about Alfie Patten, not all young families end in disaster.

James Sutton, from Manchester, became Britain’s youngest father of twins in 1999 when aged 13. James was only 12 when his 16-year old girlfriend, Sarah Drinkwater, conceived. The press predicted a bleak future but, a decade on, as well as looking after Leah and Louise, the couple have also had a third daughter, Ellie. After working full-time, James saved and bought the family their own £100,000 home. He helped look after the children while Sarah went through university. Speaking in 2007, James said: “If I could do it again I’d have waited until I was in my 20s, because I missed out on my own childhood.”

Read more on the Independent website