Friday, January 22, 2021

Amanda Gorman delivers at Joe Biden's inauguration

Watch Amanda Gorman deliver her poem.

Then, you can watch  Anderson Cooper, a well-known American TV journalist with Amanda Gorman.

https://twitter.com/AC360/status/1352117969271328768

Don't you like the sound of  it too? (a 10/10 for any of my pupils who will tell me what she refers to.

#keeptrying) I do.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Follow-up after Radium Girls trailer



This video is only 3 mn long and that one 10mn.

 More on the subject

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

Discrimination movies. Eye-opening cinema.


1) Green Book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkZxoko_HC0

2) Loving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRXuCY7tRgk

Discrimination

 Movies teach you a lot about many things. 

Learn about discrimination in the South with those two trailers.

 1) Green Book

 2) Loving 

("for appropriate audiences" says the Motion Picture Association of America)

... very appropriate in my opinion.

 

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Radium Girls Trailer #1 (2020) | Movieclips Indie

History - Not for easily impressed people

In April 2018, yes, it takes time for the truth to come out. The "museification" of one of the darkest hours of that huge country, the USA. (14 times France, remember.)

So here is the official site of the Legacy Museum:  From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.

museumandmemorial

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The site below has been in the column at the WOW lable between the favourite SCIENTIFIC websites label and the literaure label. Do visit the WOW label list! And do comment if you'd like one site listed here. Thanks in advance.                                                                                                                                 ... so many ...gems on the web... even if truth hurts sometime.                                                https://withoutsanctuary.org/index.html

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 Follow-up articles 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/aug/15/400-years-since-slavery-timelin

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/28/lynching-memorial-backlash-montgomery-alabama


 

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Payzee Mahmod | TEDxLondonWomen - A true story.

Over my thirty four years of teaching, pupils and students have often told me that they like true stories.

Here is a gut-wrenching one. This TEDxLondonWomen talk lasts 18mn.

It's worth the while. Those of my pupils who will tell me at what time she says in this 18'45'' vid :
 
" Childhood, up to 18 should be a time to learn, to grow and to pursue your dreams."
So those pupils who will tell me when she says that in the video ;-) will get a good grade... 
They can even ask, in the comment section of this post, some indication... I do want you all to succeed in learning English as your second language, or third or fourth. The larger the number of languages we speak, the better.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In French for once!

In French but really a thrill especially the answer to the last question at 2:03:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLFUnCUyPko

Students Built World's Fastest Electric Monowheel



Love the Rhino! ... I mean the RYNO. Kuddos to Chris Hoffmann.

http://rynomotors.com/chris-hoffmann-overview/

http://rynomotors.com/






Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Sir Ken Robinson 1950-2020

Sir Ken Robinson


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU4Q17t4muY

Life is short but wisdom, values remain.

Sir Ken Robinson died Last August from an aggressive cancer, not from Covid, eventhough this is 2020.

I hope you'll listen to it all. 

"People love to learn he says."

What he says before and after that is really something. 

"There is an opportunity, it takes bravery and imagination and we have plenty of that in store."

You've heard of the boiling frog syndrom. Haven't you?