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It’s a Princess! … and her name is…



  • Read more about the Royal Baby on the Huffington Post.
  • The baby is fourth in line to the throne. To understand her family tree, read this article on BBC.com.
  • An Interactive Family Tree on www.britroyals.com.
  • Play games about the Royal Family! (Renée Maufroid)
  • Watch this great video, it’s really funny! (the Guardian, May,2nd) Niveau 3èmes et plus.


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It’s a boy!




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A Royal Baby very soon!

Prince William is the son of  Princess Diana and Prince Charles and he is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. In 2011 he got married to Kate Middleton, who is now expecting a baby.

* Here are some news about the royal baby (Firstnews, June 2013)

* Pregnant Kate is in hospital! (Firstnews, Monday, 22 July 2013 )

* Listen to Jenny: William and Kate are going to have a baby!

 * Waiting for a delivery (Metro.co.uk) Aides pour comprendre le texte:

  • The Ashes Test: cricket matches between England and Australia. 
  • A delivery: un accouchement. (délivrance, et ici libération puisque la reine va partir en vacances et souhaite que le bébé naisse avant!)

* Live! (the Guardian) Kate was admitted to hospital this morning (July, 22nd)

And you? Can you guess the name of the baby?



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Farewell to Margaret Thatcher


Britain’s first female Prime Minister died April 8 at the age of 87. Read this article about the Iron Lady from Timeforkids.com.


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London 2012 Olympic Games


Here is an article to follow the 2012 summer games!


The official website

The schedule (events and dates)

Medal Count, medal winners




 London in NUMBERS






  • You can also watch the Inuit Olympics, very impressive! (Ear Pull Contest: Le but du jeu étant de réussir à décrocher la ficelle fixée sur l’oreille de son adversaire. C’est celui qui tire le plus fort qui remporte cette épreuve ! )


 Olympic History Interactive (usa today)

Read more…

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee



  • Jubilee:
    a. A specially celebrated anniversary, especially a 50th anniversary.
    b. The celebration of such an anniversary.



Diamond Jubilee: Sixty years of memories (BBC)

Elizabeth II became Queen at the age of 25, and during her 60 years on the throne she has witnessed a period in modern history which has seen enormous social, political and technological change.

As part of the celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee – with the help of BBC audio archives – take a trip back in time to see how Her Majesty’s life, from sovereign duty to family moments, has been recorded in photographs.



  • Watch a short video (CBS news) about her life




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The London Marathon


London Marathon


Here is an article from the BBC :

London Marathon: Thousands take part in 32nd race

Here is a worksheet about this article.


Prince Harry’s interview for the BBC

Here is the oral comprehension worksheet


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