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1)Match the words :

to tease                                                                                     courage

equal                                                                                         determination

Impington School                                                                     independance

to be mocked at                                                                         equality

to bully someone                                           the act of making fun of: se moquer gentiment de  

independant                                                                             a school in Cambridgshire: which intends to develop children’s skills: independance

determined                                                                              to be involved in a strong physical aggression against someone

brave or courageous                                                           to be made fun of



A1-A2-B1-B2 from Haïkuleaks

Haïkuleaks Cable is poetry 65 haikus in 1830 cables

  1. As is typical,
    the Pope stayed above the fray
    and did not comment.


  2. Whether such tactics
    will have a chilling effect
    remains to be seen.


  3. Rocha and Rands
    did not attend the meeting
    with Micheletti.


  4. ‘We have made request
    after request,’ he said, ‘Why
    doesn’t the U.S. respond?


  5. They do not know when
    those attacks might occur or
    what form they will take.


  6. The current tensions
    demonstrate just how little
    progress has been made.


  7. Sol Melia owns
    and operates 24
    hotels in Cuba.


  8. Parts of the country
    are often cut off by snow
    and avalanches.


  9. Instead, he gulped three
    cans of Coca-Cola while
    inhaling his food.


  10. Note: Gilead has not
    yet filed a planned judicial
    appeal in Brazil.


  11. King Hamad flatly
    stated that Bahrain is not
    happy with Qatar.


  12. Trans-Atlantic Ties:
    The Cases of Britain, France
    and Germany.


  13. He added that there
    should be ‘no blank checks, no checks
    at all,’ for Hamas.


  14. They are being seen
    as barometers for next
    year’s nationwide vote.


  15. The vessels are met
    either on shore or a short
    distance off the coast.


  16. The machines do not
    operate well in non-air
    conditioned spaces.


  17. The forum would be
    shaped with the broader picture
    in mind, not just oil.


  18. They also often
    released hostages shortly
    after their capture.


  19. Post will be open
    today for emergency
    services only.


  20. This does more than just
    ensure that she has something
    important to do.


  21. However, he said
    he was willing to review
    the matter again.


  22. (U) Liberation
    is moderately left-wing
    and pro-socialist.


  23. We will still work toward
    domestic legislation
    as well, Froman said.


  24. Therefore, he added,
    we must prepare carefully,
    out of the spotlight.


  25. The Opel story
    has dominated the news
    November 4-5.


  26. Rocha and Rands
    did not attend the meeting
    with Micheletti.


  27. Also, the changes
    would reduce the penalties
    for non-compliance.


  28. For years, the Embassy’s top goal
    has been to promote progress
    in these areas.


  29. (C) China’s oil demand has
    grown substantially over
    the last 30 years.


  30. Strengthening the US
    Navy presence in the Gulf
    sent a good message.


  31. Macedonia
    continues to progress well
    on defense reforms.


  32. A Cuban woman
    in her thirties confides, “It’s all
    about who you know.


  33. In his pride, he lashed
    out at perceived opponents.
    No Comparison?


  34. (C) Changing tack, Li
    launched into a spirited
    defense of free trade.


  35. Once through this door, there
    was another metal gate
    inside the entrance.


  36. “Where is he putting
    the money?” those Cubans ask.
    End Comment. ) ¶16.


  37. He has written books,
    but most critics understand
    that is not his gift.


  38. We have not noted
    any tendency to shake,
    blink or roll his eyes.


  39. It is not yet clear
    whether these can be addressed
    before the deadline.


  40. To do otherwise,
    he said, risked more violence
    and more bloodshed. ¶5.


  41. They won’t want an untried
    Conservative leadership
    in charge,” he told us.


  42. Sol Melia owns
    and operates 24
    hotels in Cuba.


  43. (C) The wreath-laying
    ceremony proceeded
    according to script.


  44. Canada also
    supports Paris Club efforts
    on debt reduction.


  45. They were fast to point
    out that the decree is not


  46. Several Agreement
    implementation measures
    remain unresolved.


  47. I believe we do
    our duty as determined
    by God.” ¶17.


  48. But it is doing
    so on its own timetable,
    a slow timetable.


  49. ‘ Persistently low
    domestic investment rates
    bear this out (Ref H).


  50. His son will soon be
    moving to New York to work
    for Deloitte Touche. ¶12.


  51. The draft speech he had
    taken with him to Rome had
    been ‘toughened up’ there.


  52. This message could be
    reinforced from the White House
    as appropriate.


  53. ¶1. (U) This cable
    contains an action request
    in para 12. ¶2.


  54. (S) Saleh did not
    waste time for his usual
    quid-pro-quo tactics.


  55. It remains to be
    seen how Lugovoy’s new role will affect
    LDPR’s election prospects.


  56. Please see paragraphs
    3-4. ¶2. (S) Summary
    and Action Request.


  57. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) ¶1.
    This is an action request;
    see para 13.


  58. The Baghdad Mission
    Firearms Policy has been
    revised and issued.


  59. — Foreign attitudes
    on UN-sanctioned arms control


  60. (S/NF) Throughout the meeting,
    Mubarak was expansive
    and in fine humor.


  61. The three officials
    have informed their capitals
    but have no response.


  62. ¶4. (C) The Sultan
    appeared to follow events
    in Iraq closely.


  63. ‘People need to see
    the results of decisions,’
    the Sultan stated.


  64. The United States
    and South Korea must apply
    patience and pressure.

Gorilla Samantha

17 August 2010 Last updated at 19:54 GMT

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Gorilla Samantha, 37, dies at Toronto Zoo after stroke

Samantha the 37 year old lowland gorilla Samantha was born in Gabon, where gorillas are becoming endangered

Longtime Toronto Zoo resident Samantha, a 37-year-old western lowland gorilla, was euthanized on Tuesday after suffering a second stroke.

The 37-year-old gorilla had been a fixture at the zoo since it opened in 1974 when she was 2.

She had five offspring, two of which remain at Toronto Zoo along with her mate Charles, a silverback gorilla.

Matt Stephenson, the zoo’s gorilla keeper, said he would miss Samantha who “always brought a smile to my face”.

The zoo’s chief veterinarian decided euthanasia was the most humane option after the stroke on Monday – her second in two months – left Samantha in a critical condition.

The first stroke paralyzed the right side of the gorilla’s body.

Samantha was born in Gabon, West Africa, where gorillas have become endangered as a result of hunting and habitat destruction, including logging and mining.

She was part of a species survival plan for these western lowland gorillas.

“I will particularly miss her ‘singing’ at breakfast and dinner, and those purrs and rumbles she made that were like music to the soul, which always brought a smile to my face,” Mr Stephenson said in a statement.


Petition against over-packaging

To the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament,

We, European citizens and residents of the European Union,

consider that the growing increase of over-packaging, that is to say all packaging materials obviously over-sized only to promote the sales of these products, is an offence against the principle of sustainable and environmentally-friendly growth expressly mentioned in the Treaty on the European Union.

consider that the waste reduction and environmental protection required to take measures in order to limit over-packaging, as well as the research into environmentally-friendly packaging or the development of  packaging waste recycling procedures are not an end in themselves. We consider that only significant waste reduction at source will enable us to limit the impact of our consumer goods on the environment.

consider that if packaging does not play any role or does not contribute to the protection of the product during its preservation, transport, storage, identification or to inform consumers, it can be eliminated.

As packaging can represent up to 80 % of the total weight of the finished product and thus constitute up to 65% of its price, packaging reduction must enable every consumer to reduce the global volume of her/his waste production and to save money  proportionately.
However, as European Union Law, and especially the European Directive 94/62, does not propose any criteria to limit packaging marketing, we ask European Institutions to take measures to impose packaging restrictions on manufacturers.

This petition asks for measures to limit packaging in quantity and volume, and to restrict its use to the strict respect of the security and hygiene requirements of the products concerned.

The petition was translated accurately from the original text. However, in the event of dispute, the French version shall be deemed authentic.

<!– With the participation of Pierre-François MORIN, barrister at the Barreau de Paris.

–> Translated by e-trad : [email protected] / www.e-trad.fr


The decade in review adapted from Marie-Madeleine Cloup-Speer

A decade in review
On September 11th 2001, Al-Qaeda terrorists _________(destroy)
the Twin Towers in New York City, _________ (kill) more than 3000
people and _________ (prompt) the American government and its
allies ___________ (launch) a global “war on terror” that
____________________ (still / go on) today.

In November 2008 the Americans _________ (elect) Barack Obama
44th President of the United States. Ever since, the first black
president of the world?s most powerful nation ___________ (be)
under intense pressure. He ______________ (promise) to put an
end to the war in Iraq, give all Americans medical coverage and
promote strong environmental laws.

__________ (he /succeed)?

The European currency _______

____ (become) the only French
currency on January 1st 2002. Today 16 EU countries __________
(make) the switch. Eight more __________________ (do) it by 2014.
The United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden ________ (be) the only
EU countries left with a national currency
Today the Euro _______ (be) the 2nd most used currency in the
world after the dollar.

December 26th 2004: gigantic waves sometimes more than 10
meters high ________ (bring) destruction to the coasts of Indonesia,
Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia, _______ (kill) more than
220 000 people and _________ (cause) more than a million
_________ (lose) their home and possessions. Because the
Tsunami _______ (hit) in places where many tourists ______
_______________ (vacation) over the Christmas holidays, it
__________ (become) an unprecedented global event.

The financial crisis _____ (hit) the stock markets in August 2007,
________ (cause) the banking system __________ (collapse) all
over the world. The global economic crisis that __________ (follow)
________ (not / be) over yet.

Michael Jackson _______ (die) unexpectedly on June 25th 2009.
Millions all over the world __________ (mourn) the “King of Pop”, an
artist who _________ (sell) more than 750,000,000 records over his

American President George W. Bush ___________ (announce) the
invasion of Irak in March 2003. The war ____________ (not / end)
with the arrest of Saddam Hussein and the fall of his regime . Today
the Americans and their allies _____________ (still /fight) a war that
__________ (cost) more than 100 000 lives.

According to a United Nations survey, the population of the world
________ (reach) 6 billion in 2000. Ten years later, there _______
(be) 6.7 billion of us. There _______ (be /“possibly”) 9 billion in 2050.
In the last decade demography ____________ (become) a major
concern, along with global warming, migrations, growing inequalities
and food shortages.

Although the first Harry Potter book ___________ (published) in
1997, success _________ (hit) really big in 2001, when the film
adaptation ___________ (release).
420,000,000 copies of the novels _______________(sell) all over the
world, translated into 67 languages.

After the Bible, Mao?s “Little Red Book” and the Koran, it _________
(be/“possibly”) the 4th best selling book of all times!

The first iPod _________ (launch) by Apple in 2001. Since then,
more than 220, 000, 000 iPods _________________ (sell) all over
the world, __________ (make) it the most popular digital audio
player on the market. Since the invention of the iPod and its
alternatives, it ______________ (become) normal to carry around
thousands of songs and hours of video. Only 10 years ago, it _____
(be) unthinkable!

Homework: Your turn now!
Think about 3 events from the 2000-2010 decade that you think were important.
Write about them (30 to 50 words each), and illustrate them wit
h a picture.


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