Monday, November 28, 2022

Vocabulary...Reality

You'll find Word Reference in the 6th label in the column among many other links. I do hope you'll keep this blog in mind. It might be useful, keep learning! Now, talking about vocabulary,HAVE A LOOK at all the meanings of shocking: https://www.wordreference.com/enfr/shocking

Monday, November 14, 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Bigger than us

A film by Flore Vasseur with Melati Wijsen, who created Byebyeplasticbags.org and now Youthtopia https://www.youthtopia.world/ See Melati here after watching "Bigger than us" trailer. https://www.brut.media/fr/nature/une-vie-melati-wijsen-fa59f046-e232-46d1-be2f-aa3cd6db9f2d https://biggerthanus.film/

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

UAPs aka UFOs

The Phenomenon (2020) | Trailer Really, I could never believe we were alone in the Universe. Do you? Any comment in class will be deeply appreciated! E.B.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

As a child...

Queen Elizabeth the second

Thursday, June 16, 2022

HEC Paris graduation day.

Anne-Fleur is the new Great (sic) An HEC alum (Hautes Études Commerciales or sth like that)... so an HEC alum takes a stand. Of course we remember Greta Thunberg but she's much older than Greta some time ago. Tell me what you think of Anne-fleur Goll in the comments.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Don't extradite Assange

And that's Priti Patel and the CPs, the Crown Prosecution services. She could refuse the extradition of Julian Assange or she could have Julian Assange extradited to the U.S. Freedom of the press and freedom of thought are at stake. I sincerely hope Assange will not be extradited to the U.S., that he will walk free out of Belmarsh to find his wife Stella Assange and her two kids, Max and Gabriel. On June 2012, after being given political asylum into the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Assange fathered secretly Stella's children. She was one of his lawyers. After spending 7 years in this embassy (40m²...) in April 2019, he was evicted from the Ecuadorian apartment after a change of government in Ecuador and was immediately sent to Belmarsh prison, built after 9/11, a prison for ...terrorists... That's where the founder of Wikileaks who revealed war crimes is rotting while he should be free and leading the truth-seekers of the world. So here is Priti Patel. Please Ma'am, free Julian Assange, hear our plea. We're fighting for freedom.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

I chose this video since the subtitles will be welcomed by English learners. This is the commencement address given by Steve Jobs on June 12, 2005 to the newly arrived students in Stanford, the prestigious American university. Steve Jobs, who had created Apple died on October 5th, 2011, at 56 Read the commencement address here on Stanford's site here: https://news.stanford.edu/2005/06/14/jobs-061505/ A fabulously intellectually inspiring speech to listen to and to read.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

3 Tips to Reduce Phone Usage

Thank you Tim Kendall

The Social Dilemma

...The Dark Side of the Social Media... Dark but inspiring.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Algorithms! Pretty easy, huh?

And some related music and the algorithms themselves

Thursday, April 07, 2022

U.S. Opioid crisis

https://ourworldindata.org/us-life-expectancy-low Our world in data DOT Org ourworldindata.org Isn't the web fantastic? Be an informed citizen! As an example: The opioid crisis in the U.S. Opioid overdoses. Frightful figures. BigPharma is involved. Go figure

Saturday, March 19, 2022

RIP Mr Charlot

Dreadful News, we're mourning. Our headmaster, Mr Charlot died today at 12 pm from a heart attack. We are deeply saddened by this terrible news and I can’t think of anything to say apart from the fact that he was a great headmaster whose memory we will always cherish. Of course, we think of his family and offer them our most sincere condolences. We want them to know that he was deeply respected by all the members Arago: teachers, workers and students. Chaleureux, Humble, Attentionné, Respectueux, Lucide, Ouvert, Tolérant. Ça j’ai eu envie de le faire en français. Pour le RIP, j'ai toujours pensé que les gens que j''appréciais et que j'avais le grand chagrin de voir partir méritaient beaucoup mieux que du repos et pour moi, Revel In Peace est un voeu plus fort et plus réconfortant. Je vois mal Mr Charlot se reposer mais je le vois plus se réjouir de savoir qu'il reverra ceux qu'il a aimés.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

French in plain sight > Learning is great!

As you've seen below, the youtube channel "French in plain sight" is worthy of our attention This English youtuber is really focused on learning French. Well if you're keen on learning English, try listening to the first 3 mn of this video. I'm certain it can help you improve. And check out the channel and this very blog!... Speak English with confidence. Learning languages is great.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Hank the tank ...#hankthetank

500-pound bear is making headlines in the U.S. No comment, but really, I advise you to follow this link and watch the video in this CBS news footage. Quite impressive, especially the young woman. Wasn't she incredibly courageous? And aren't bears impressive? Teddy bears are cute. Bears are beautiful. https://www.today.com/video/500-pound-bear-on-the-run-after-ransacking-california-homes-133740613658

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Due process violations

LISTEN here https://omny.fm/shows/the-take/the-trial-of-julian-assange#sharing Interview of Nils Melzer United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment The level to which we are deceived in Julian Assange’s case is just staggering

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Into Eternity

Onkalo (Finland) Spent Nuclear Fuel Repository A must-see. As Marco Kaltofen says, "Dry-casking is a big improvement over vulnerable fuel pools; but it's a temporary solution and subject to build-up of dangerous daughter isotopes over time. Our descendants will eventually build a geologic repository for our stuff, but they won't be happy about it."

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Happy New year!

"I'm singin' in the rain" starring Gene Kelly. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singin%27_in_the_Rain