Monday, December 31, 2007

A nice picture from the Queen.

One of my pupils has just sent me a mail to describe his London visit. He sent some pictures too. Here is a very special one: Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


I wish you a Merry Christmas.
What does it mean?
SHARING, SMILING, GIVING, RECEIVING, SINGING, LOVING, HELPING the ones you know you love and the ones you don't love yet.

Have a nice holiday. May life be sweet and fair to you all.

A cartoon by Mr Fish (Harper's Magazine)

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Tip to Fanny:
From the MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology)
and a wonderful professor: Walter Lewin.
Great experiments, essential teachings.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

9/11: Press for Truth

You can watch this new film: 9/11: Press for Truth here:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

If you like puzzles...

Here is a beautiful one:


The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore (Venus Anadyomene motif). The painting is currently in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Friday, December 07, 2007

BBCand WTC 7

An astounding video uncovered from the archives today shows the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows a BBC reporter talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head.


CAPTION 1 00:01
World trade center destroyed by hijacked planes.
Pentagon hit and burning.

Broadcaster: “We haven’t from the past hour so heard much from the people in Manhattan. You’re with them there. I mean what are they saying tonight about these catastrophic attack?”

Jane Stanley: “As I said, many just cannot believe this is happening.
And I’ve seen big burly men and women with you know with tears in their eyes today, shaking their heads, wondering: “ What on earth is going on?”
And there’s also a sense of panic on reports from the scene where people are just absolutely horrified and I’ve already seen some photographs of …that a man took down in the downtown area And it looks like the aftermath of a huge atom bomb or something just… just full of debris and like a white carpeting of snow from all the dust and rubbish that had fallen.
I don’t think people can comprehend. They certainly have lost any feeling of safety.
There’s still a great pride in the city. People are determined to fight back but a great sense of shock and loss.
People keep looking at the sky for example where you can see the plume of smoke and say: “When that’s gone, it won’t be there anymore. Our twin towers won’t be there. Such a symbol of New York. “”
CAPTION 2 6:35 Coordinated attacks in New York and Washington have caused huge loss of life.

Broadcaster: “Are they talking yet about revenge and what the government should do to counter these threats or they’re numb still?”

Jane Stanley: I think people are still numb and I don’t think people are talking about revenge in that way at all yet. I think people are still too traumatized. They, we don’t know how many people have been killed. We can’t even put a figure I think when you talk to people on, on…, CAPTION 3 6:14 The 47 storey Salomon Brothers building close to the World Trade Centre has also collapsed.

They don’t even say how many people might have been killed and injured. And I think that feeling gives you an idea of the devastation.
People don’t really know what to say or what to think. I think they feel the bubble of their security being in America has definitely been popped. This city and this country will not be the same. But they don’t really know where to turn. And that’s the very sad thing. I think there’s going to be a lot of very traumatized people. That has hit very hard.

CAPTION 4 6:50 Both World Trade Centre towers have collapsed after two planes crashed into them
Broadcaster: Many of us when we heard the news, perhaps on the radio earlier today were completely it and could not comprehend it.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

About Globalization

Very interesting site discovered by M. Gilson:

Monday, December 03, 2007



He's my favourite democratic candidate.


Donating rice to starving people and learning vocabulary at the same time!

Give it a try!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

CNN about UFO conference last week

Those people believe in UFOs... they've seen them!

THANKSGIVING... by William Burroughs

My history colleague M. Rousseaux advised me to have a look at this video and i thought i would post it here.
It is an extremely sour and ironical poem by William S. Burroughs who trashes his country and denounces many of its flaws.

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986

For John Dillinger
In hope he is still alive

Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through
wholesome American guts —
Thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison —
Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger —
Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcasses to rot —
Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes —
Thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through —
Thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces —
Thanks for “Kill a Queer for Christ” stickers —
Thanks for laboratory AIDS —
Thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs —
Thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business —
Thanks for a nation of finks — yes,
Thanks for all the memories… all right, let’s see your arms… you always were a headache and you always were a bore —
Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Somewhere beyond the sea

A special one just for you Rea
Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waitin' for me
My lover stands on golden sand
And watches the ships that go sailin'

Somewhere beyond the sea
She's there watchin' for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms I'd go sailin'

It's far beyond the star
It's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be, beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailin'


I know beyond a doubt,
My heart will lead me there soon
We'll meet, I know we'll meet
Beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be, beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailin'

(No more sailin')
(So long sailin')
(Byebye sailin')

Sunday, November 18, 2007

New York, New York

Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And make a brand new start of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Social Sciences video

Trouvé sur le blog SOS SES, ce dessin animé qui vante les mérites du fordisme : tout y est, l’apologie de la division du travail comme système le plus efficace, les gains de productivité et leurs utilisations (salaires => consommation de masse et profits => accumulation du capital et production de masse), la recherche de la rationalité économique, la concurrence qui sanctionne les meilleurs... Il s’agit d’un court-métrage américain de 1949 de John Sutherland, en pleine guerre froide, c’est donc un film de propagande.

recommended by M. Gilson.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Unknown unknowns...

The first of my students who sends me AT ARAGO2311 AT GMAIL.COM.......
gets a 20/20...

Umm feel in any way tempted to try???


Videos for cooks and all those who like/want/need to cook too.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Not schemes and wars but dreams and morals ...will prevail!

Keith Olbermann, a famous U.S. journalist, news anchor and political commentator as well as a radio sportscaster is attacking George W. Bush very straightforwardly!!!
You may find the video difficult to understand but I believe it's worth trying.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


A 90 minutes movie in two parts.
In English and dubbed in French or subtitled. You will hear some ...American.
It is a recent film asking a crucial question: war.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Below, beginning of the video script with a few blanks...

The first five pupils who will send the missing words to
will get a good mark!

That's quite an image isn't it?Well check this out.
Across ...................., Africa .................................................south-east Asia, elephants are attacking. They're ................................... villages, crops, killing people and each other.
In fact, during the early ............................, there were a number of cases of elephants raping and killing rhinoceros.
Also, near Bangladesh, elephants killed ...................... people between 2000 and 2004.
and it's not just happening in the wild ... elephants in ..................................... can be violent as well. So what ..................................................?
Well, researchers are looking into it and they say that people are moving into elephant territory, disrupting ............................................................................ and some experts think that elephants are in fact ...................................................................... Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and hence, lashing out.

But, there's one place that................................................................................................. . It's called "The Elephant Sanctuary" in Hohenwald, Tennessee....

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007


Your tired teacher needs some feed-back from you to cheer her up...
Please, do leave a comment or send a mail in the week to come.
And do go to "exos online" to brush up your grammar or practise your aural comprehension.
...Yes, you can also say oral.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Solar houses prototypes.
BTS: Enjoy!


.......................Tous droits réservés.........!
I told you I'd put some pictures of Venice on the blog.
Here is one. I love it. Hope you like it too.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all
right out, just as they are -- chaff and grain together -- certain that a
faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with
the breath of kindness blow the rest away. -George Eliot (pen name of Mary
Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Bird-watchers explore a forest to see which of the following six kinds of birds―grosbeak, harrier, jay, martin, shrike, wren―it contains. The findings are consistent with the following conditions:

  1. If harriers are in the forest, then grosbeaks are not.
  2. If jays, martins, or both are in the forest, then so are harriers.
  3. If wrens are in the forest, then so are grosbeaks.
  4. If jays are not in the forest, then shrikes are.

If both martins and harriers are in the forest, then which one of the following must be true?

(A) Shrikes are the only other birds in the forest.

(B) Jays are the only other birds in the forest.

(C) The forest contains neither jays nor shrikes.

(D) There are at least two other kinds of birds in the forest.

(E) There are at most two other kinds of birds in the forest.

Monday, October 08, 2007

A site about lynching...

This is an extraordinary piece of work called WITHOUT SANCTUARY.

It deals with the lynchings of black people that took place in the U.S.
It is a flash movie made with pictures and postcards. The comment may not be too difficult for you to understand
So if you're soft-hearted, you might not want to watch it.
As they say: "The film is not recommended for people of a nervous disposition."


An article by The Associated Press,
the famous U.S. press agency, like our AFP: Agence France Presse.

And an article by MTV

Now you can listen to Joseph jordan, associate professor of African and Afro-American studies, and director of the Sonya Hanes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina here:


High School Teacher & Slam Poet Taylor Mali on "What Teachers Make"

Check out Taylor's website here:

Or add him on MySpace
Slam poetry is a form of performance poetry that occurs within a competitive poetry event, called a "slam", at which poets perform their own poems (or, in rare cases, those of others) that are "judged" on a numeric scale by randomly picked members of the audience.

Taylor Mali is considered to be the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, having led six of his seven national poetry slam teams to the finals stage and winning the championship itself a record four times before anyone had even tied him at three, Mali was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO original series "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry." He was also the "golden-tongued, Armani clad villain" of Paul Devlin's 1997 documentary film "SlamNation," which chronicled the National Poetry Slam Championship of 1996, the year of Mali's first national team championship.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


Our U.S. assistant is coming!
Kristi is in Reims! Here is what she looks like:

We want everybody to welcome her with large smiles and loud "hellos"
...and the desire to learn her language.
Kristi Aceto is a young blond-haired and blue-eyed woman. She comes from Washington D.C.
She's going to be with us until April.

Enjoy speaking English with Kristi!

Jon Stewart:: some fake news anchor!

You can watch the video first and then play it again as you read the transcript

One Lawmaker, Many Votes?


New Chess Champion Dominates in Mexico
Viswanathan Anand of India is the new world champion.
Anand, the world’s top-ranked player, won the World Chess Championship in Mexico City that ended yesterday. He dominated the 14-round event, winning four of them and losing none through Round 13.
This is the second time Anand has been world champion. In 2000, he won the World Chess Federation’s championship, held in Tehran and New Delhi. At the time, however, there was a rival claim for the title, and Anand was not universally acknowledged as champion. This time is different. The title was unified last year, and there is only one champion.
In Mexico City, Anand was in deep trouble only once, in Round 13 against Alexander Grischuk of Russia, but he squeaked through. Throughout the tournament, Anand demonstrated superior preparation and resourcefulness compared with his competitors.

By DYLAN LOEB McCLAIN The New York Times
Published: September 30, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007


Bushism: (noun) a mistake in content, grammar or syntax made by President G.W.Bush

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Interested in science?

go and listen to the weekly two-minute "Research Matters" spot.

Fighting Anorexia

What is not obvious in that video is the fact that the billboard which represents the anorexic girl is not a poster for a campaign that fights anorexia.... IT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT for a clothing brand... Nolita. What a shame!



Monday, September 24, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Aung San Suu Kyi

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

About immigration in the U.S.

Discovering Angel Island: The Story Behind the Poems

From 1910 to 1940, tens of thousands of immigrants entered the United States through the West Coast's Angel Island Immigration Station. Located in San Francisco's north bay, not far from Alcatraz Island, the buildings were nearly forgotten and their history practically lost, until one day Alexander Weiss, a California State Park Ranger, re-discovered them in 1970. His chance discovery began the long journey to save the Immigration Station, and ultimately, to save the stories hidden within it, and to help us remember its sad, but important role in American history.

...Click on the link below and watch the EXCELLENT VIDEO.

Monday, September 17, 2007



Shakespeare. Sonnet #38

READ IT ! (Don't worry if you don't understand.)

How can my Muse want subject to invent,
While thou dost breathe, that pour'st into my verse
Thine own sweet argument, too excellent
For every vulgar paper to rehearse?
O, give thyself the thanks, if aught in me
Worthy perusal stand against thy sight;
For who's so dumb that cannot write to thee,
When thou thyself dost give invention light?
Be thou the tenth Muse, ten times more in worth
Than those old nine which rhymers invocate;
And he that calls on thee, let him bring forth
Eternal numbers to outlive long date.
If my slight Muse do please these curious days,
The pain be mine, but thine shall be the praise.




Tokio Hotel Speaking English

Thursday, September 13, 2007

"The rights we enjoy in the West today, from the basic right to vote in elections to freedom of conscience, were won in a series of hard-fought struggles over five hundred years.
The triumphs and sacrifices of these hard-won victories should make us value these precious rights even more highly, especially in an age when democratic governments under pressure sometimes find it necessary to restrict rights in the name of freedom."

Friday, September 07, 2007

That's some ad!

Who made that ad? Would it be possible in France?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A good piece of advice: CARPE DIEM

When you study, study thoroughly.
When you have fun, have good fun!

Good Luck everyone... Seize the day!
Seize all the opportunities to widen your outlook.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Welcome back to Arago


Monday, August 27, 2007

Moon Landing ...?

The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. It was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo programs, and the third human voyage to the moon. Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above.

The mission fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's goal of reaching the moon by the end of the 1960s. In a 1961 speech he had proposed - "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the earth".

The radio broadcaster on this YouTube (really addictive) thinks/believes Apollo 11 did land on the moon but obviously, those who did that video don't think so nor believe it. Read their arguments!Listen to the debate. What do YOU think?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

"Mother Teresa an atheist" or a saint?

A few years ago, "Le monde Diplomatique" had a headline on its last sociological page reading:" Mother Teresa, a media saint"
Il y a quelques années, le Monde Diplomatique avait titré en dernière page, page sociologique:
"Mère Theresa, sainte médiatique"

This week,in the Guardian:
And also this video posted on YouTube last december which shows a very interesting interview from a former nun, "an ex-nun on the run" who used to be in one of Mother teresa's the nuneries / facilities.
Et aussi cette video postée sur YouTube en décembre dernier et qui montre avec une interview d'une ancienne soeur "une ex-nonne en fuite" qui était dans l'un des couvents / établissements de Mère Teresa très intéressante.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Jon Stewart and the Daily Show...

Jon is becoming increasingly famous in the U.S.
His "Daily Show" is fake news that tend to give more information than the "serious" media...
Here, in this video, he's making fun of the vice president Dick Cheney.
Have a look!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

You tube + iPod...

We're back!! a short technical video to begin with:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007



I'll post some pics in August and for now, a video sent by a handiccaped friend.

Enjoy the summer (even if it doesn't look like summer at all here in France!

Je ne marche pas, je roule - wideo
Je ne marche pas, je roule - wideo

Je ne marche pas, je roule - wideo
Clip musical : l'histoire d'un jeune homme se rendant à un premier rendez-vous amoureux ... un parcours semé d'embûches.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Time for a break.
I'll soon be in Venice.No time for blogging...
although i might find a cybercafé overthere.
To get some nice pictures from that beautiful city
you can go there:

Byeeeee all. I WILL get back to you!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Dr Dino and creationism

You've probably heard about the prehistorical museum that exhibits men with dinosaures.
But you might not have heard of Dr Dino:
excerpt from Wikipedia:

Kent Hovind, is an American evangelist and Young Earth creationist. He is most famous for creation science seminars, many of which have been taped and widely distributed. His seminars, which often make use of humor, aim to convince listeners to believe in creationism and to reject evolution. Hovind's views are criticized by the scientific community and even some fellow young earth creationist organizations like Answers In Genesis (AIG) criticize Hovind for "persistently us[ing] discredited or false arguments".

Hovind is currently serving a ten-year term in Federal Correctional Institution, Edgefield in Edgefield, South Carolina for 58 tax offenses, obstructing federal agents and related charges.

Hovind established the Creation Science Evangelism Ministry in 1989 and, before his incarceration, frequently argued for Young Earth creationism in his talks at private schools and churches, at university debates, and on radio and television broadcasts.

And here is a fun (though quite rude video)criticizing him.
This video contains a spelling mistake. Will you find it and post it in the comments?
I mean WHO WILL?

Friday, July 06, 2007

Guess where that is...

and guess what this white colour is on the right-hand side picture...

Buffet blasts system that lets him pay less than secretary

June 28, 2007

Warren Buffett, the third-richest man in the world, has criticised the US tax system for allowing him to pay a lower rate than his secretary and his cleaner.

Speaking at a $4,600-a-seat fundraiser in New York for Senator Hillary Clinton, Mr Buffett, who is worth an estimated $52 billion (£26 billion), said: “The 400 of us [here] pay a lower part of our income in taxes than our receptionists do, or our cleaning ladies, for that matter. If you’re in the luckiest 1 per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”

Mr Buffett said that he was taxed at 17.7 per cent on the $46 million he made last year, without trying to avoid paying higher taxes, while his secretary, who earned $60,000, was taxed at 30 per cent. Mr Buffett told his audience, which included John Mack, the chairman of Morgan Stanley, and Alan Patricof, the founder of the US branch of Apax Partners, that US government policy had accentuated a disparity of wealth that hurt the economy by stifling opportunity and motivation.
read the rest of the article by Tom Bawden from Times Onlinehere

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

We are the affluent society, we are "stupid".

Voc: affluent means wealthy, rich,
with easy access to water/food and shelter/energy/education/...
... and we keep complaining... (on n'arrête pas de se plaindre!)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Good Night

Sleep tight.
Don't let the bed bugs bite!

BRAVO à Vivi, Nyfa et tous les reçus

Mention TB pour VIVI et MOHAMED
Et une bêtise pour conclure;-)

Et la Mam Bilien va se mater un bon petit film tranquille
avec un Lapsang Souchong de derrière les fagots.
(du thé fumé, un pur nectar)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The iPhone

A commercial link but very good for your oral comprehension

Monday, June 25, 2007

Les résultats du Baccalauréat approchent!

Je passerai par les lycées pour en voir le plus possible
et j'achèterai l'union le lendemain!
Si vous avez des infos, genre votre note d'anglais et votre mention,
vous pouvez les poster ici dans les commentaires. Merci d'avance.



I keep my fingers crossed for you all Terminales

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Animals in the wild...

Lions hunting buffalos and then, things happen!
Watch and don't forget to listen to the people talking too...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Some wisdom

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also
internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you
refuse to hate him.

-Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Premières et Terminales

??? How is the Baccalaureat going ???
Please, do answer here. And see you at the results.
I'll go and get my 66 papers for the "Baccalauréat Technologique"
on Thursday.
As for your English exam, DO YOUR BEST!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

For your exams :

Thinking of you. Best wishes. E.B.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Time to go home...

Those who start wars, never fight them
And those who fight wars, they never like them
And those who write laws, can recite them
And those who fight laws, they live and die by them
But I know its time/ Yes I know its time / {It's time to go home X4}
{Don't take our boys away / Don't take our girls away }
Those who build walls are pretending
That forever they can defend them
Those who dam streams can build fountains
Those of us who just let them run free
Can move mountains
And I say, you whoooo
you whoooo who who who, you whoooo who who who
Doves fly by in the morning light
Leaves fall down on a passer by
Phone call comes and a mamma cries
Tears stream down from a daddy's eyes(X2)

Thursday, May 17, 2007


-be yourself
-reject the negative influences
-be a positive influence

A U.S. site "created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy). This campaign reflects what teens across the country have told us is going on in their lives."



Monday, May 07, 2007

and here:

Sarkozy takes French presidency
Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy has won the hotly-contested French presidential election, according to early results.

The final count gave Mr Sarkozy 53.06%, compared with 46.94% for socialist Segolene Royal, with turnout at 85%.

Mr Sarkozy, 52, the son of a Hungarian immigrant, takes over from the 74-year-old Jacques Chirac.

Nicolas Sarkozy Wins French Election
Conservative Wins Presidency With Comfortable Lead Over Socialist Rival

(AP) Energized French voters elected reform-minded Nicolas Sarkozy as their new president on Sunday by a comfortable winning margin.

With 75 percent of the vote counted, the conservative Sarkozy had 53.35 percent compared to 46.65 percent for Socialist Segolene Royal, according to the Interior Ministry. Turnout was a strong 85 percent.

... more here:

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Message pour Adeline et les tous les secondes F

Révision des questions!
Homework pour la rentrée:
Préparer sur feuille un questionnaire avec tous les mots interrogatifs possibles:
who / what / when / where / why / how / how much / how many / how long / how tall / how heavy / how many / how old / how often ...
Ce questionnaire peut s'adresser à moi, à vous-même, à un personnage imaginaire, à une personnalité... qui vous voulez.
Merci, bon courage, et rendez-vous le Jeudi 3 Mai.
Have a nice holiday!
(and don't forget to revise your irregular verbs!)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Deux trouvailles...two web-finds

Un site sur la langue verte anglaise!

et un autre pour apprendre plein de langues...

Internet quand tu nous tiens!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

exercise about the video about the UFO sighting!

Wow! My first video post! Here are some exercises for you about this video.
copy/paste those questions/exercises,read them all very carefully.Answer them and send them to

Fill in the blanks:
Trumbull County, ………………., located just ……………. of Youngstown
It’s a typically quiet ……………………………… community Here big news ............................... very often.


Fill in the blanks:
Just after ……………………., the normally calm ………….. dispatch centre
began to get a flood of ………………….
Reports of ………………………………………………………..

Who says the following thing and what is she talking about?
“It was just one call after the other. It was just incredible.”

Fill in the blanks:
Broadcaster: “Royanne Rudolph is the Trumbull County 911 dispatch ………………….. who fielded ……………………………. calls that night.”

Royanne Rudolph
: Everything from ……………………. who is casually stating they saw something …………………… to somebody who is ………………………. and thought that this was Armageddon.
What did she and her colleagues think about those calls?

Fill in the blanks:

Broadcaster : “Though sceptical, Royanne put the ..................... to the office on the .....................”
Liberty township ……………………………….. Stephen Remner and …………………………Toby Meloro
What did they do when they first received the news?

What did Royanne hope?

As for the rest of the video, imagine questions to ask to your classmates about it.

VIDEO about a UFO sighting

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


And you can even find some of them in English

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Une bonne leçon!

Elle dure 20 mn.
Pour tous ceux qui ont du mal à faire la différence entre
Ved = le simple past, le preterit ///// Present perfect (Have/Has+Ven)


Après, faites cet exercice et vérifiez vos progrès!

Have a nice April's Fool day and ...
Enjoy this recipe

Thursday, March 29, 2007


"A Breath of Fresh Air"
Contrary to its title, the text deals with a stifling and deadly atmosphere.
The characters are desperately but in vain trying to have a breath of fresh air.
A toxic cloud is looming instead.
DECEMBER 3, 1984
Shortly after midnight poison gas leaked from a factory in Bhopal, India, owned by Union Carbide Corporation. There was no warning, none of the plant's safety systems were working. In the city people were sleeping. They woke in darkness to the sound of screams with the gases burning their eyes, noses and mouths. They began retching and coughing up froth streaked with blood. Whole neighbourhoods fled in panic, some were trampled, others convulsed and fell dead. People lost control of their bowels and bladders as they ran. Within hours thousands of dead bodies lay in the streets.

Yes... tough. And the sites below are tough to watch then you might choose to go straight to the petition.

A long journey, a fascinating adventure, the European discovery of Indian territory.
The National Geographic...mmm...Great site!
From now on, I'll illustrate the blog with some paintings by a painter whose works I greatly admire. He's had the great idea to create a web site where one can see pictures from his paintings and drawings.
I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New layout features in Blogger

Do you like the blog's new looks?
Have you seen the new links on the left?
Tell me about it!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

un exercice à faire!

Ce qui fait hurler les profs quand ils corrigent leurs copies de bac!
Merci au collègue de Perpignan pour son travail exemplaire:

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Déjà la rentrée!...

Une photo de quatre lycéennes irlandaises en uniforme assez sympa pour me laisser les prendre.Et un paysage typiquement irlandais.
... Bonne rentrée!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Have a nice holiday!

Have a good time
Don't forget to work a little bit...
especially your English!

and enjoy this recent article from The Guardian... about UFOs!,,2018675,00.html

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Free Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon is facing extradition to the USA under the controversial Extradition Act 2003, without any prima facie evidence or charges brought against him in a UK court. Try him here in the UK, under UK law.

Les terminales seront intéressés par la dernière info de cet article et ils penseront au texte qu'ils étudient en ce moment: Is Anyone Out There?

I don't understand all of it...

But I sure like it.
What an impersonator! Enjoy them all!
Al Gore, George Bush, Sean Connery, Governor Schwarzenegger and others

"... 1 billion dollars? That's a lot of money where i come from!"

Friday, February 09, 2007

The frontier / the new frontier

En réponse à une question sur le sujet....

La frontière en tant qu'elle se déplace, c'est une notion très américaine.
Le mot frontière au sens français donne « border » qui vient de bord ; mais il y a un mot américain frontier qui a un sens très spécifique.

"The frontier", c'est au XIXè siècle la région qui était en contact avec l'inexploré, c'est-à-dire la région où se faisait l'installation des pionniers, etc. donc le mot en anglais d'Amérique a un sens dynamique. Il veut dire la région frontalière dans la mesure où elle est en mouvement constant vers l'Ouest.
Le terme New Frontier a été utilisé par le futur président américain John Fitzgerald Kennedy dans un discours d'investiture comme candidat démocrate à l'élection présidentielle, le 15 juillet 1960 au Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum :

“We stand at the edge of a New Frontier—the frontier of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. It will deal with unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus.”

cf WIKIPEDIA: John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier program was intended to boost the economy, provide international aid, provide for national defense, and to boost the space program.

Aujourd'hui, on parle aussi d'Internet comme d'une nouvelle frontière et les U.S. veulent retourner sur la lune!

Petitioning to save the planet
and don't forget to turn off the tap when you brush your teeth!

Saturday, January 27, 2007


PASSEPORT INTERNET DU LYCÉE François ARAGO Classes et années Élève :


La Toile


Le PC et ses Périphériques

La barre d’état


Accéder au WEB

« Provider » (fournisseur d’accès), coûts

Connaître le traitement de texte

Word et imprimer

Raccourcis claviers

Touche Ctrl/ Touche Windows

Ctrl+A Ctrl+C Ctrl+V

Naviguer / Surfer

sur le WEB : utilisation des navigateurs (browser)

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

La barre de navigation

La barre d’adresse

Adresses internet

Site Web, liens

Formats PDF, page Html

Clic droit / Ctrl+T / Ctrl+N

Adresse de page Web : URL .org/ .net/

Plug-ins, téléchargement


Mémoriser des sites WEB


des documents

Marque-pages / Bookmarks


Ctrl+I / Ctrl+H

Gérer ses favoris

Enregistrer sur le Disque Dur (page web, image, texte…)

Ouvrir plusieurs pages Internet


des informations

sur le WEB

Ctrl+N / Ctrl+T / /Clic droit

Moteurs de recherche : Google, Yahoo, Hotbot…

Google bar. + « … »

Recherches avancées

Dictionnaires et encyclopédie



Se créer une adresse, un mot de passe, un répertoire. / @

Lire ses messages reçus, répondre, transférer

Rédiger un message

Envoyer un message

Nettoyer sa boîte

Listes de diffusion, « Newsgroups »

Apprendre avec Internet

Sites d’anglais : ESL

gratuits ( ! ou payants)


Lire un blog

Envoyer un post

Créer un Blog


1. Je sais de quoi il s’agit 2. Je suis capable de l’utiliser 3. Je m’en sers souvent 4. Je peux l’enseigner aux autres