Amelia, our language assistant.

1 06 2015

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Here is Amelia, who was our American language assistant this year. The students in 3°4 did a series of interviews about her life as an American student.

  • Introduction by Akila, Maxime, Meryem, Yann and Yousra:

 

  •  About food, by Giovanni, Julie, Sabrina and Selma:

 

  • About sports, by Ahmet, Amine, Colin and Dorian:

 

  • About past experiences, by Betul, Charlotte and Mouna:

 

  • About music, movies …, by Arthemis, Rim and Sandra:

 

  • About American holidays and celebrations, by Axelle, Léa, Ludivine and Manon:

 

  • About her life as a teenager, by Astrid, Louis, Manon.G and Tahiry:

 

 

We’d like to thank Amelia, she’s been a great language assistant. We’ll miss your smily face!

All the best,

Ms Calard and her students.

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World Trade Center elevators show 515 years of NYC

1 05 2015

 

  • It only takes 47 seconds to get to the top of the WTC but during this journey up to the observatory deck, (on the 102nd floor) visitors will watch a beautiful time-lapse film. This video was shared by the NY Times and reveals 515 years of history.
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  • Read more about this experience on Channel One News, or 911 Memorial.org.

 

 




Michelle Obama danced at Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll.

10 04 2015

First Lady




Halloween

16 10 2014

 

  • VIDEO: Carving Halloween Pumpkins.

 

 

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Generation Gaps

11 03 2014

Here are 2 funny videos to illustrate our lessons.

  • The first one is Anita Renfroe’s Momisms. (music: William Tell Overture) FIRST, watch, listen and try to understand. THEN, you can read the lyrics.

 

  • The next one is about an American dad and his daughter's Facebook wall. This is about what she has to do at home and what she wrote on her Facebook wall. Watch the end and don't forget this is AMERICAN.... (you'll understand if you watch the end!) Amazing! It has over 39 million views!

 

  • FINALLY, you can watch this film:

 

 

 




Happy Birthday America!

4 07 2013

  • Today is Independance Day in the USA, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independance, written on July 4th, 1776. That’s when the 13 original British colonies became the United States of America.

 

  • WATCH

*The 4th of July across NYC in pictures.(The New York Times)

* A video about the history of this American day. (watchmojo.com)

 

  • LISTEN! Frank talks about the way he celebrates US Independence Day on July 4th.

 

 

  •  America the Beautiful: Musician Keb Mo visited the White House earlier this year and performed a rendition of « America the Beautiful ». Enjoy some great scenes of America and the President set to this classic song – in celebration of Independence Day

 

  • If you want to know more about the USA, and play a quizz about its history, you can click here!

Have fun!

  • PS: Pour les 3èmes qui m’ont demandé plus d’articles traitant de l’actualité, voici un article du NY Times. (03/07/12) Il s’agit des célébrations du 4 juillet qui seront annulées dans plusieurs villes américaines à cause de la crise économique d’une part mais aussi à cause des nombreux incendies qui ravagent en ce moment plusieurs villes du Colorado. Bonne lecture! Les 5èmes peuvent comprendre beaucoup de mots sur le sujet étudié cette année.

Pour info, cancel = annuler. Si vous avez besoin de traduction, oubliez Google, allez ici.

  • Voici aussi The Famous International Hot Dog-Eating, qui a lieu chaque 4 juillet depuis 1916, et qui malheureusement ne montre pas l’indépendance des américains à la surconsommation et à la malbouffe… La compétition consiste à voir qui est capable de manger le plus de hot dogs en dix minutes…

Joey Chestnut ate 69 hotdogs this year! (The Guardian, 04/07/13)

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New Freedom Tower in NYC

19 05 2013

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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

 




The American flag and the national anthem

12 03 2012

Click on the flag and have a look at the document!

Star-Spangled Banner, sung by Mr Haney’s class, our epals from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Star-Spangled Banner

The Pledge of Allegiance, recited by Mr Haney’s class, our epals from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Thank you so much, Mr Haney’s class!

 

Here is a great game to check if you know everything about the USA!

 More about the USA and its symbols here!

To know more about Independance Day, you can click here!