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Mix it up day:-) 6°2 H a p p i n e s s

6°2 Collège Lucie Aubrac

Mix it up day!

With our friends “Les prépositions de lieu”

H a p p i n e s s

H for happy holidays [z]and happy houses ![siz]

Hello, Mexico on a horse !

Hide behind handsome heads !

Health in front of our hearts !

A for apple-afternoons around amusing armchairs !

Awards on the right!

Awards on the left !

Amazing! Just awesomely amazing!

P for pretty parties in front of Pekin, Paris, Pontarlier !

Paintings of pasta, peas and plants

Pass above the pier!

Poetry is powerful!

P for prestigious penguins near the public and the polar bears !

Pink and purple promises with Peaceful Princes and Princesses

Prefer the perfect present in this park

                                             to the peculiar past in that park!

I for an ice-cream  or an inventor of  illnesses

I for inivisible ice-creams in our imagination!

I for  intelligence  in an imaginary ice-cream

I for get an  idea, be inspired !

N for near our neighbours

Next to the notice-board for  our neighbours

E for enjoy (y)our evening

Enjoy eating with (y)our enemies in Exeter!

S for success and surfing

in the swimming pool with snakes, snails and spiders.

S   for    a    story

                and   for                               

                                    s    o    r    r    y   !

Mix it up day! 6°4 poetry writing Collège Lucie Aubrac

Mix it up day! 

an anglo-saxon activity widely used in the Usa and Canada in a lot of schools.

adapted by and for the  Classes européennes du Lycée Xavier Marmier by Mesdames  Marie-Christine Bourdin and  V  Maréschal

Pontarlier schools and city council (municipalité de Pontarlier)

Conditions de réussite de l’écriture poétique en cours:

1)se mettre d’accord sur le mot qui sera illustré= négocier, éliminer, justifier et choisir

2)écouter la proposition faite par un/camarade,la développer, l’enrichir

3)construire du sens, de la musique et du plaisir!
Yes, it is fun !

6°4 Collège Lucie Aubrac

langues vivantes Marie André-Milesi

Thursday, November 3rd (the third)


U for united upstairs in the beautiful sky

up in the rainbow world

up the window and classroom walls

up in a bright blue sky:-)

N for a new day with new friends

new names and new suns , new earth,

next to our school, near our friends,

new hobbies, lights in the nights

In the pink colour of the night

inventors who tell jokes 😉

imaginary friends who are good friends

inspired with good ideas

Together the road is beautiful

Take your friends with you!

Thank you!

Today is together day!

Take it easy tonight!

Tonight is my friends’ night!

Trust is true!

Take care of all your friends!

Time’s up !


E for e m e r g e n c y for unity and friends!

Let’s be e-poets for the European day of languages! + Letter to a penfriend

O for organize, often, officially, only, offer, own,

let’s open our houses to our

old opposites and let’s have a good party!

D for dream, day, definitely and do the best!

Do your best!

E for Enjoy the Ode to Joy!

Elected engineers and experience!



T for take your time!

0 for  our  best friends  and our best neighbours!

J for our joy, for  our original future

just   for  our wonderful  men and women

for our children, our cities,  our buildings,

our forests and our  nature!

O  for  our   magnificent  trees and plants and flowers

our gardens, our vegetables and sun!

Y for our   yellow and  yelling yes!

… Young and yesterday!

… Our years!

E for elected and election

enjoy, everyday, everybody,


U for until,unpack,up,


united and unity

for United Kingdom

R for ready, real and really, rich and richness,

relax and relaxing, race, rabbit,react,ring,

roads and rivers,receive,remember, riddle,

rain and rainy, read, readers, reading, roots,

routes, room,right, rules,

reach,recognize, roadsign

run, run, run, run, run,run,





O for over,offer,open,officially,


own, other

P for paint and painting

E for enjoy and e-communication!

Ireland (source: Académie de Rouen) Mr Vittecocq Ia-Ipr

BBC Republic of Ireland home page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1038581.stm

BBC Northern Ireland home page http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/index.shtml

Welcome to the street, radio 4, http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/onyourstreet/thestreet/ireland/

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/Around_the_World/Countries/Ireland/ (collège)

National symbols

The Republic of Ireland’s flag http://www.enchantedlearning.com/europe/ireland/flagquizbw.shtml (collège)

National anthem http://www.national-anthems.net/web/find.webpage?from=real&what=ireland&id=EI

Saint Patrick’s day, video http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/stpatricksday/?page=video (collège et lycée)

Northern Ireland, interactive book http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/spring/patricks/book.shtml


Map and facts  http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/ie.htm (collège et lycée)

Map http://www.enchantedlearning.com/europe/ireland/ (collège)

Map  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/europe/ireland/activity.shtml (collège)

CIA -The World Fact Book http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ei.html#Intro ( Ressources pour les enseignants )

Discover Ireland http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/about-ireland/

Dublin http://www.visitdublin.com/

Belfast for kids   http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/twocities/belfast/citytours.shtml (collège)

Northern Ireland http://www.geographia.com/northern-ireland/


Christmas in Ireland http://www.christmasarchives.com/ireland.html

Famous Dubliners – George Bernard. Shaw, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, William Butler Yeats –



George Bernard Shaw http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/shawg1.shtml

William Butler Yeats http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/yeatsw1.shtml

The James Joyce Center http://www.jamesjoyce.ie/home/

Bloody Sunday The film http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280491/


Historical facts

The island history http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/about-ireland/history/

Timeline Northern Ireland, BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/ni/first_migrations.shtml

Timeline (Post WWII Northern Ireland) http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/britain/post_civil_rights.shtml

Saint Patrick http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/stpatricksday/

http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/photos#st-patricks-dayThe troubles

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_1613000/1613043.stm ( collège)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/troubles/ (Ressources pour les enseignants et lycée)

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/index.html (Ressources pour les enseignants)

Streetscape in Belfast, Interactive activity http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/eyewitness/activities/index.shtml

Bloody Sunday

BBC interactive guide http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/northern_ireland/2000/bloody_sunday/map/default.stm

BBC Coverage http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/northern_ireland/2000/bloody_sunday_inquiry/default.stm


Photos and audio clips: http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bsunday/wlrphotos.htm#audio (Ressources pour les enseignants et lycée)

Series of Audio Clips http://www.paramountclassics.com/bloodysunday/main.html ( lycée)


U2, Irish rock group facts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2

Bloody Sunday, Lyrics http://www.u2.com/music/lyrics.php?song=23&list=s

The Cranberries, Irish pop group facts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cranberries

Bob Geldof, profile http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4564332.stm

Rebel songs (with audio clips): http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/easterrising/songs/ (lycée)

The street, Ireland, musicians, listen to Sinaed O’Connor http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/onyourstreet/thestreet/ireland/ireland_country.shtml (collège)



The Irish Times http://www.ireland.com/ (Ressources pour les enseignants)


Gaelic words and phrases http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/section15/index.shtml





http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/sport/findasport/hurling.shtml (collège)

Traditional sports http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_in_Ireland



comparatives with Didapages Collège Marc Chagall

Laurence Bernard, Académie de Martinique
Free as a bird by the Beatles

Free as a bird
It’s the next best thing to be
Free as a bird

Home, home and dry
Like a homing bird I’ll fly
As a bird on wings

Whatever happened to
The life that we once knew?
Can we really live without each other?

Where did we lose the touch
That seemed to mean so much?
It always made me feel so…

Free as a bird
Like the next best thing to be
Free as a bird

Home, home and dry
Like a homing bird I’ll fly
As a bird on wings

Whatever happened to
The life that we once knew?
Always made me feel so free


Free as a bird
It’s the next best thing to be
Free as a bird
Free as a bird
Free as a bird



comparatives  -er than –


I-First listening: (without the lyrics)

a-underline the words you hear:

diamond – stars-islands and rivers- trees and lakes –

sad-sadness- gold- goldness- rich-richness- good- goodness

b-among the following verbs which ones are present in the song?

to clean- to clear- to dig- to spend- to remember- to strive- to be- to hear- to call- to answer

II-ré-écriture : write a song adapted from  and inspired by Donovan’s song with other adjectives and comparatives

III- Describe the poet ‘s and singer ‘s feelings and justify yourself with elements from his song.

to give it all up to be with you: suggestion de traduction très imagée?

I’d give it all up to be with you

No gold worth digging for
Without your golden love
No treasure rich enough
To be without your love

No sorrow —————     —————-
To be away from you
No distance —————–     —————–
A night not spent with you

No diamond —————-             ————
The light within your eyes
No star I gaze at
—————    in these skies
No sadness —————–           ————–
This longing for you
I’d give it all up
To be with you

This night of darkness
I lay upon my bed
All alone and lonely
Remembering words you said

No goal worth striving for
Without your golden smiles
Never again we’ ll part
No more the lonely miles

No gold worth digging for
Without your golden love
No treasure rich enough
To be without your love

No sorrow deeper than
To be away from you
No distance farther than
A night not spent with you

No diamond brighter than
The light within your eyes
No star I gaze at
Brighter in these skies
No sadness deeper than
This longing for you
I`d give it all up
To be with you

This night of darkness
I lay upon my bed
All alone and lonely
Remembering words you said

No goal worth striving for
Without your golden smiles
Never again we`ll part
No more the lonely miles


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