New Freedom Tower in NYC

19 05 2013

Freedom Tower par PittCalebFreedom Tower par Tim Drivas

One WTC will be the tallest building in the U.S., and the third tallest in the world. The tallest skyscraper is the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which stands at 2,717 feet. (828 metres)

The New Freedom Tower in NYC stands where the old World Trade Center was before the 9/11 attacks. With its spire, it is now a symbolic 1,776 feet (541 m) in reference to the year of American independence.

Here are a few documents about the newest and tallest building in the USA:

 

 If you want to learn more about the Empire State Building, click here! (with videos and games) Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)




Explosions hit Boston Marathon

16 04 2013

Explosions hit American marathon race.

Two explosions took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in America on Monday (15 April).

Read more on firstnews.co.uk.

Emergency services lined the course of the Boston Marathon after the explosions

 




Farewell to Margaret Thatcher

16 04 2013

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

 




London 2012 Olympic Games

21 07 2012

  

Here is an article to follow the 2012 summer games!

 

The official website

The schedule (events and dates)

Medal Count, medal winners

 

FACTS AND FIGURES:

 

 London in NUMBERS

 

VIDEOS:

 

 

  • 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)

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

3 06 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                      

VOCABULARY:

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 




The London Marathon

5 05 2012

 

London Marathon

 

Here is an article from the BBC :

London Marathon: Thousands take part in 32nd race

Here is a worksheet about this article.

Pictures

Prince Harry’s interview for the BBC

Here is the oral comprehension worksheet

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