Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Planète Bureau

I know, I know, this is in French, but you'll enjoy it!
You see, I've got very creative friends!... but they're French ;-(
Why don't we write subtitles for them!
To my pupils: If you do so, you'll get a reward!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Learn English with songs!

As the video unfolds, you have to fill in blanks. It automatically waits for you.
Choose your song, your level, and try it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Fly

A poem by William Blake

Little Fly,
Thy summer's play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.
Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?
For I dance
And drink, and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.
If thought is life
And strength and breath
And the want
Of thought is death;
Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Body scanners: Opt out!

Some people are willing to refuse body scanners and would rather have a body search or "enhanced pat down"

Know that the TSA is Transportation Security Administration "that protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce." Indeed!!!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


If you really want to improve your English, LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN to as much English as you can!



Monday, November 08, 2010

Thomas Jefferson

A great PBS series on youtube. Thx PBS, thx youtube

Physics according to Niels Bohr

"It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature. "


Friday, November 05, 2010

5th of November = Guy Fawkes'night

Watch V for Vendetta tonight, on Bonfire Night and learn more about it,Guy Fawkes and the conspirators led by Robert Catesby:
or here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/gunpowder_robinson_01.shtml
I quote:
"Their first meeting was on 20 May 1604. Catesby was joined by his friends Thomas Wintour, Jack Wright and Thomas Percy at the Duck and Drake, in the Strand. The fifth person was Guy Fawkes. Originally from York, he had been recruited in Flanders, where he had been serving in the Spanish Army. They discussed their plan to blow up Parliament House, and shortly afterwards leased a small house in the heart of Westminster, installing Fawkes as caretaker, under the alias of John Johnson."
Here is a video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ikQQk8cJQ
And the nursery rhyme: thanks Emily!

"Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!"

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The empathic civilization

Marijuana: 7 Health Myths Up in Smoke

Proposition 19 also known as the "Regulate, Control & Tax Cannabis Act" was a ballot initiative on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot...  
Two days ago when U.S. democrats lose the majority in the House of Representatives but keep it in the Senate.
It was ultimately defeated, with 53.9% of California voters voting 'No'
Marijuana: 7 Health Myths Up in Smoke

Monday, November 01, 2010

National Geographic

One of the links towards NG's website.