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Poetry 5°6 écriture inter-active

Number one:

there is a tree under the mountain
a mountain in the sky!

There is a ladybird on the flower
It is black and red, isn’t it?

There are lovers on the picture
A girl is holding a boy’s hand
and the boy is holding the girl’s hand
Aren’t they lovely?

Number two:

Can you guess?
Can you guess?

What have I got in my sleeve?
One trick? Two tricks?
More than one or two!
In my sleeve, I’ve got one thousand tricks
to keep people happy, smiling and wise!

Number three

Have you seen the…?
Have you seen the…?
The what?
Have you seen the squirrel
jumping here and there
with its nutty food?
No, I haven’t!

Have you seen the sheep [i:]
selling cheap[i:] chips [i]
on the cheap[i:] ship?[i]
Yes, I have!

So much luck, so much luck!
How lucky you are!
So much luck!
So much luck!
How lucky we are!

Number four:

One upon a time, there was a young boy who was selling shells on the seashore
There was also a young girl selling shells on the seashore
They decided to look after each other’s business
They thrived and thrived and thrived [ai]
They made a lot of money
… But guess what… they eventually fell in love, didn’t they?
I can’t believe your funny story, can I?

Of course, you can!

Ireland and Book of Kells

The  Secret of Kells (film)


Webquest (adapted from the original site)

Names : _________________________________________________

Your name is Sean O’Connell. You are Irish-American. You live  in Chicago and come to Ireland for the first time with your family to discover your roots.

I)                   First of all, you decide to learn a bit about the HISTORY of Ireland to understand your roots.

1)      Your family moved to America because of the Great Famine. You explain to your family what it is and when it occurred.

The Great Famine is also called ___________________ . It is a famine that took place in _______________ between _______ and ________. It was due to a disease that instantly destroyed the _________________________ for many Irish. The famine has other causes : __________________________________________________________________________. It is suggested that between ___________ and ____________________ people died in the three years from 1846 to 1849 as a result of ____________________, which was about _____% of the population. Many people also emigrated to _____________________________________________________________________.

2)      Now, your family asks you why Ireland is mostly Catholic, whereas Great Britain is mostly protestant.

James, a Roman __________, had lost the throne of _________ in the bloodless war called  “_________________” of 16___. William won the war. He was ______ of ___________, a Protestant married to ____________________, and became king of Great Britain, so the country became p_________. James sought refuge with his old ally, , who saw an opportunity to strike at William through Ireland. He provided French officers and arms Louis XIV of _______ helped James to control _________, in 16___. James quickly created a parliament, largely __________, refusing Protestantism.

3)      When did Ireland become a free state ? ________

4)      As you walk in a pub, you hear the song “Bloody Sunday” by U2. It is a famous historical event. Explain what it is in your own words.


You can watch a live of the song and read the lyrics.

II) You decide to visit the country and learn a bit about the GEOGRAPHY of Ireland.

Ireland is  divided in ____  parts. _______________________ is the biggest part. Its capital city is _______________. ____________________ is part of _________________. Its capital city is _______________ .

1)      Write the correct names on top of each photograph (type the names in “Google images”) : Dublin, Giant’s Causeway, Cork, Connemara region.

2)      Now, locate them on the map of Ireland. Print the blank map and write them on it.

3)      Locate the main towns and cities on a  map: Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Wicklow, Donegal, Wexford, Kilamey.

Which photo and city is in Northern Ireland ? ___________________________________

III) Now, you go with your family to a typical Irish pub to discover the typical FOOD and DRINKS of Ireland.

1)      You order a Colcannon and an Irish stew for you and your family.

What are the two main ingredients of the Colcannon ? ___________________ and kale (=___________).

Explain the tradition.__________________________________________________________


What are the main ingredients of the Irish stew ? ___________________________________________________________________________

Which one would you prefer ? __________________________________________________

2)      Now, you order a drink.

What is the most famous Irish beer ? ___________________

What colour is it ? _______________________

Thanks, I can see the sea! SEGPA 6°

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T for tea, for toad, Tuesday, Thursday,tomorrow, two, toasters and two twins

H for horse, hard-working,happily, half, hair, habit, ham, hall, handsome,happiness and happy , hugs, holiday, Hollywood

A for always, and, aloud, arm, answer, also, ask and answer, angry

N for nice, newsletter, newsagents,

nose, nights, nobody, near, nearby

K for kitchen, kid, kiss, kitten,

knock, (k)nee,(k)now

S for sir, scissors, sleep,sweets,

serious, she, stressful, stress, say, see and sea…

Thanks, I can see the sea!


Electing a US president in Plain English

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The following is a transcript to the video “Electing a US President in Plain English

Every 4 years, Americans who are 18 eighteen or older have a big responsibility. Our votes decide who becomes the president of the United States. Unfortunately the US election system isn’t that simple. This is electing a US President in Plain English.

It’s easy to imagine every US citizen’s vote being counted together on election day. But this is not the case. US elections are not decided by the total or popular vote, but individual states. Let me explain.

It starts with your vote. On election day you’ll vote for president and their vice president. You get one choice. Then, all the votes in your state are counted.  The candidate with the most state-wide votes becomes the candidate your state supports for president. This happens across the country until each state has selected their candidate.

We end up with most of the 50 states and the District of Columbia voting to support 1 candidate each.  But there’s a problem.   We can’t elect a president by just counting up the choices of these states – US states are different.

Consider this: California has about 36 million people, Kansas has less than 3 million. We need a way for California’s choice to have more influence on the election because the state has more people. The question becomes – how do we make sure each state has the right amount of influence on the election?

Well, we need to account for the population of each state.

As an example, Let’s consider my home state of North Carolina… Like every state, it is divided up into congressional districts that are based on population. North Carolina has 13 districts, California has 53 and Kansas has 4. When it comes to a state’s influence on the election, the number of districts matters most. More population = More districts =  More influence.

The influence a state has in the election is measured by the number of “electors”. This number comes from the number of districts in a state plus the number of U.S. senators – which is always 2. North Carolina has 15 electors, California has 55.

When a candidate wins the voting in a state, they win that state’s number of electors. That’s why big, populous states can be so important to candidates – their electors add up quickly.  And the number of electors is what really matters. Here’s why…

If you add up the electors of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, there are 538 in total. The goal on election day is to win the majority of 538 – or 270 electors. Once a candidate wins enough states to reach the 270 majority, they have won the election and become the president elect So, let’s recap – Your vote helps your state choose a single candidate. That candidate receives all the electors from your state. The candidate who can win enough states to reach 270 total electors wins the national election and becomes the president elect.

Then, on the following January 20th, the president elect is sworn in as the next president of the United States. Yay!!!.

It all starts with your vote. Make it count!!!.

I’m Lee LeFever and this has been Electing a US President in Plain English.

our letter to the future President of the USA

Troisième 3 ‘ s pupils

Collège Lucie Aubrac

2 rue Jules Grévy

25300 DOUBS


Dear candidate to the presidency of the United States of America,

We are writing to you to congratulate you on your efforts in the campaign to the presidency and on your success in the Caucus

and nomination to the Democratic party.

As French citizens, we are greatly concerned about environmental issues and deeply upset by terrorist attacks around the globe.

As you can imagine we are also worrying about health problems related to environmental issues and political conflicts.

In other words, we are worrying about the future of our planet.

We thank you for your understanding and reading of our letter.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

We wish you a lot of success for your election.

Yours respectfully and Best regards,

Elèves de troisième 3 –
Année 2007-2008


DOUBS France

Professeur: Me ANDRE


May 2009

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