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Black Friday

Vendredi, novembre 25th, 2011


Today, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the US, is Black Friday. It is one of the busiest shopping days in the USA. Many shops open very early and offer promotional sales. Some consumers even camp outside their favourite shop to make sure they can get the item they want at the best price. Black Friday  marks the beginning of the shopping season for Christmas presents.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Jeudi, novembre 24th, 2011


William Shakespeare

Mercredi, novembre 23rd, 2011


 I- Pair work activity: learn about Shakespeare’s life with the worksheets I will give you in class.

 II- Look at the following map showing where the theatres were situated in London at the time of Shakespeare. What do you notice?


 III- Look at this picture of the Globe showing the different parts of the theatre:


 IV- A virtual tour of the Globe:

V- Do the webquest thanks to the information you will find on the website of the Globe theatre. I will give you a worksheet to fill in.


A biography of J.D. Salinger

Mercredi, novembre 16th, 2011
Born: 1 January 1919
Died: 27 January 2010
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as: Author of The Catcher In the Rye
Jerome David Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye, the classic 20th-century novel of disaffected youth. Salinger started publishing short stories in the 1940s, in magazines like the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers and, especially, the New Yorker. The Catcher In the Rye was published in 1951, became a bestseller and remains a favorite of high school and college students. (The book tells the tale of Holden Caulfield, a troubled adolescent who leaves his fancy prep school for an urban walkabout.) Always a private man, Salinger became increasingly reclusive throughout the 1950s and eventually stopped making public appearances or statements of any kind. He retreated to his remote home in Cornish, New Hampshire, refused requests for interviews, and did not publish after 1965 — though he reportedly continued to write into the 21st century. He died of natural causes in 2010.
Extra credit: Salinger served in the U.S. Army in World War II and participated in the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944… He married Claire Douglas, a student at Radcliffe, in 1955. They had two children, Margaret Ann (b. 1955) and Matthew (b. 1960), and were divorced in 1965… Salinger had a love affair with author Joyce Maynard in the early 1970s, which Maynard described in her 1998 memoir At Home In the World. She auctioned her personal letters from Salinger for nearly $160,000 in 1999… Salinger attended Valley Forge Military Academy from 1934-36; it is generally considered to be the model for the school Pencey Prep in The Catcher In the Rye.

Protégé : Vocabulary: The Catcher in the Rye – 3

Mercredi, novembre 16th, 2011

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Protégé : Vocabulary: The Catcher in the Rye – 2

Mercredi, novembre 16th, 2011

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Protégé : Vocabulary: The Catcher in the Rye – 1

Mercredi, novembre 16th, 2011

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Prise de parole en continu

Lundi, novembre 14th, 2011


Retrouvez les conseils donnés dans un article précédent en cliquant ICI.

Anglo-EU Translation Guide

Dimanche, novembre 6th, 2011


I found this ‘Translation Guide’ on Language Log where you can also read an article mentioning its source: click HERE to read the article on their website.

Jon Bon Jovi’s charity restaurant opens in NJ

Vendredi, novembre 4th, 2011


Read the article on Yahoo News.