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Archive for May, 2009

Le bac a déjà commencé !

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Le bac a déjà commencé!

Du moins pour les élèves du lycée français de Pondichéry qui ont débuté le bac 2009 avec 2 mois d’avance sur les français métropolitains (comme chaque année).

Entrainez vous avec les sujets : anglaiss-es-2009-pondi-sujet (pour les LV1 séries S et ES) et anglaisstg-2009-pondi-sujet

Profitez de cette opportunité pour vous entraîner avec les premiers sujets du Bac de la session 2009 !

Néanmoins, inutile de rêver, les sujets sur lesquels vous allez plancher au bac ne seront pas les mêmes. Cependant ils peuvent se révéler être un bon entraînement, vous donner un avant-goût de la tendance 2009 et vous plonger dans le bain des épreuves.

Pour les élèves de terminale qui passent le bac cette année, les sujets de Pondichéry constituent un excellent entraînement : n’hésitez pas à les faire !

D’autant plus que, s’ils ne sont pas très originaux, ils abordent un grand nombre de points importants du programme de Terminale S et ES.

Les lycéens d’Amérique du Nord plancheront le 8 Juin en LV1. Je tenterai de mettre leurs sujets en ligne dès que possible.

Meilleurs voeux pour ceux qui passent le bac en juin!

les fautes qui font hurler les correcteurs !

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

j’avais déjà écrit un article sur ce sujet il y a un an mais … on ne sait jamais …

Pensez à aller fouiller dans les archives, à aller voir les vieux articles (c’est dans les vieux articles … vous connaissez la suite !)

Voici donc Les Fautes Qui Font Hurler Les Correcteurs ! d’après Yvan Baptiste. faites les exercices, corrigez vous, lisez les points de grammaire liés à chaque type d’erreur. Courage !

Allez faire un tour le sur le site d’Yvan Baptiste pour plein d’exercices interactifs dans tous les domaines de la langue. C’est une vraie mine !

Who participates on the Web ?

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

This graph presents how the Internet is used according to your age. It explains quite clearly who does what on the Net according to one’s age.

Do you agree with this graph ? What do you do online ?

Are you a creator ? A critic ? A joiner (do you often join networking sites ?) Are you a spectator or a inactive ?

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Music for a hot week-end

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Nice weather isn’t it ?

I picked up this song and this cute animation for you because this sont got right into my head a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to find the author and the lyrics (The Magnetic Fields)

Tell me if you like it !

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Google ‘falling behind Twitter’

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

An interesting article here

Study finds tall people at top of wages ladder

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Tall people earn higher wages than their vertically-challenged counterparts while being obese does not mean a slimmed-down pay packet, according to a new study in Australia.

The researchers found a strong link between wages and height, particularly for men, with each additional 10 centimetres (four inches) of height adding three percent to hourly wages.

read more here

Suburban Schools Reject Metal Detectors

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Schools in the Washington district decided to install metal detectors in 1991 after one pupils stabbed another one.

No other school system in the region has embraced the technology, even as metal detectors have multiplied in courthouses, museums and other public buildings across the region over the past two decades.

Many school officials view metal detectors as costly, impractical and fallible. To suburban parents, they conjure up images of armed camps.

Other safety measures have proliferated in this decade, an initiative fed by fears of terrorism, the 2002 sniper attacks and several other school shootings. Security cameras, school-based police officers and locked entryways all are far more common now than a decade ago, according to the latest Justice Department findings on secondary school security, released in 2007.

Metal detectors appeared in urban high schools in the 1980s as a response to rising gang violence. The devices were common in New York, Detroit and other large cities when the D.C. school board embraced them 17 years ago, after a pair of stabbings at middle schools. Now they are in every D.C. middle and high school, along with X-ray machines, added in 1998 to scan book bags, coats and purses.

D.C. school officials say the detectors are a proven deterrent. They note that no firearm has been discovered inside a District school this academic year.

The trend toward metal detectors never spread much beyond a core group of urban schools, however. Nationwide, the share of secondary school students who walk through metal detectors at school has increased only slightly, from 9 percent in 1999 to 11 percent in 2005, according to the Justice Department.

The argument against metal detectors in schools starts with the bottleneck they can create at the front entrance, which might have to accommodate 2,000 students in 15 minutes. Then there’s the matter of staffing the machine over the course of the school day.

Suburban school officials are quick to point out that metal detectors have not completely stemmed the flow of weapons into D.C. schools. In February 2004, James Richardson, 17, was shot and killed near the cafeteria of Ballou Senior High School, a campus equipped with both metal detectors and X-ray machines. The shooter sneaked the gun in through a side door.

Metal detectors have yielded both success and failure. In February 2004, a D.C. police officer caught two students who were trying to sneak guns into Wilson High School after they were seen conspicuously avoiding the metal detector. But in September 2003, twin brothers were arrested only after they had brought a loaded handgun into the Dunbar High School cafeteria, apparently smuggling it in through a side door.

read the totality of the atricle related to this isssue here

William Blake : expo au Petit Palais (Paris)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Quelques gravures de William Blake, génie du Romantisme Anglais, dessinateur-graveur, mais aussi poète visionnaire et qui a inspiré beaucoup de surréalistes du XXe siècle. (deuxième gravure = La pitié)

William Blake (Newton)

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Twilight High School Musical

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

a funny parody 😉

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school of life

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

a very good video  !

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