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

2) Loving


 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.



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.                                      


 Follow-up articles


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

Students Built World's Fastest Electric Monowheel

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

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Sir Ken Robinson 1950-2020

Sir Ken Robinson

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?


Sunday, July 05, 2020

Another gem from the web.
For all those who love the sea, scroll down and visit.
Show that to the kids you know. You'll love it and they'll love it.
All the best to you all. Have a great vacation all, see you in September I hope.
Thank you Sacha for your friendly words.
Love to you all.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

English Grammar Mini Level Check

What's your English grammar level?
TEST ! What level have you reached according to the CECR ? A1 A2 (normally you got that in 3ème

Friday, May 22, 2020

Listen and read

You have to know about Julian Assange and Wikileaks before you leave high school.
This is a fair summary of reality about both.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Some reading about anger

“If someone infringes on your rights, you need to tell them. Directly tell people what you’re mad about, and what you need.”

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

A French mensch

A mensch is a person of integrity and honor in North American English.

Let's translate this speech, in as many languages as possible,
so that every citizen of the Earth listens to this famous French actor, "specialized in nothing, interested in everything".

Listen to the propositions of Vincent Lindon French citizen. particularly the "Jean Valjean tax".

Tuesday, April 07, 2020


In the comments below, say which quote you prefer.
At least, this "No comments" will disappear in this post...
Keeping my fingers crossed! And feeling sorry for the kids who are absolutely
unable to work autonomously. To give you an idea, 6 kids in my "secondes" have sent me some homework, 9 in the "première", 5 in Terminale, 1 in BTS1 and none, zero, nought in BTS2.

And M. J.M.Blanquer declared lockdown a mark-free zone. Couldn't believe it as I said to one of you. Anyway,
Choose your favourite quote and explain why in the comments. Thank you!!!!

"Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."
— Scott Adams
"Kindness is my number one attribute in a human being.
I'll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else."
— Roald Dahl 
"Kindness is love in action."  — Henry Drummond
"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, 
— Amelia Earhart
"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?" — George Eliot
"Kindness is the shadow of God in man." — Kahlil Gibran
"When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people."— Abraham Joshua Heschel 
"It is a little embarrassing that, after forty-five years of research and study, the best advice I can give to people is to be a little kinder to each other."
         — Aldous Huxley

"Surely there is no road or effort so steep but a loving deed may soften its harshness."— Helen Keller
"If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path."                           — Mary Webb
I'd say my favourite quote is Amelia Earheart. I like the rhizomatic vibe to it. The exponential power of kindness. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Oral comprehension

I advise you to do as much oral comprehension as you can.
Go to the label on the right and choose one of the documents, any document, in the links given.
Listen to it several times. Note the link and send me a report. Thank you.
And listen to that video:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Send me
1. The script of the first 24 seconds ('') of this video. 
2. Write an English summary of what is explained here.

Thanks to put, in the object of your mail 1st your class and 2nd, your surname.
ex: 1B- Arniaud
Send this mail to me here:]

Take good care all.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Irish humour

My sister lives in Ireland. Her husband is not confined yet. (today is March 21st)
Schools have been closed for some time in Ireland  but will be closed from now on in the UK.
Anyway, here is what she just sent me. She was sure I would crack out laughing. 
Actually, it made me cry with laughter. Hope you will laugh too.
Take care kids and comment and work a little, please. Byeee


Due to the current financial situation caused by the Corona Virus and slowdown in the economy, the Government has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early, mandatory retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.

This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).

Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to the Government to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).

Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers).

A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as the Government deems appropriate.

Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by the Government.

Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. The Government has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.

Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your TD, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.

The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)

PS - Due to Corona Virus, recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, The Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.

Saturday, March 14, 2020


A 2020 March 10th pandemic-related article with figures, graphs and a vivid analysis.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Carpe Diem ...ça déprime.

Ain't anagrams something!

For the pupils I have: Dear students, 
Our French president has declared that from Monday onwards, schools (of all types) would be closed. We don't know for how long.
I will be in Arago tomorrow and hope to see you there. Keep me posted at the address given here. Tell me you're well and work your English of course! Oral comprehension! #CrucialTimes #responsibility #Smiles #Care

Friday, February 28, 2020

Twitter verified it
Watch the video embedded in the above link .
"If I could do this as a High schooler, 
imagine what a highly trained team of people doing this could do."

Some high schooler, high school student, great short interview, don't you think?

I remember suffering from the rare feed back from my students.
#throwback: Fanny, all the best to you.

Gotta (!) add I love twitter but my account is verified only by me.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Monday, February 03, 2020

Another English teacher on Youtube

For those who are willing to improve their English.
Steven Huitorel 's doing a great job on his YT channel, don't  you think?

2012...Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life

Monday, January 13, 2020

84 flops

The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech

Prepare an oral on one of those if you will! Could be fun.