• After a virtual tour in an art museum, here is a virtual tour in London !

    As you know, the summer Olympic Games will be held this year in London from July, 27th to August 12th 2012. A good opportunity to (re)discover the beauties of the British capital.  

    A highlight in the city’s landscape, the Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is one of the most famous buildings in the world. The Palace contains three striking towers: The tallest is the Victoria Tower, named after Queen Victoria. The other two are the Central Tower and the Clock Tower - abusively known as Big Ben. Big Ben is, in fact, the nickname of the great bell of the Clock Tower.  If you wish, you can take a tour of Big Ben just by watching this video. That way, you won’t have to climb the  334 steps to the top to enjoy the view and hear the distinctive sound of the Bell! Have fun 

    Just a click !

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkDU7SBBPA0

     

     By the way, did you know that…

     

    …a recent investigation showed that Big Ben is leaning and no longer in the perpendicular. So much so, actually, that you can see it with a naked eye. However, surveyors claim that it would take 4,000 years to reach the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and even longer for the Clock Tower to topple.

     

    What a relief !

     

     

     

    Picture showing Big Ben

     

    Courtesy of www.copyright-free-pictures.org.uk

     

    Violaine Azema

     


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  • On Tuesday, February 7th 2012, don't miss this beautiful film by Orson Welles:

    It starts at 7.30 PM and it's free !

     

     

     

     

     


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  • Take advantage of this weekend's greyness to enjoy a vist to the museum !

    <strong>David Hockney, London</strong><br/>
This show of mostly recent landscape paintings sees Hockney transform his native Yorkshire's fields, woods and country lanes into vivid panoramas.
Above, Winter Tunnel with Snow, March, 2006. A Bigger Picture is at <a href="http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/hockney/">Royal Academy of Arts</a>, W1, until 9 April 2012

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  • Test your geography knowledge then !

    http://www.purposegames.com/geoquiz

    And impress your English teacher on Monday.

    Just kidding. It can wait until Monday of course.

    Have a nice weekend !


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  •   Not in the theaters any longer, but the DVD is available !

      

      

               A group of friends who live in Paris must go on holiday in the house of one of them, but a member of this group gets hit on his scooter. Despite this accident, they leave Paris for their holidays. Hardly arrived, they begin already to quarrel and to have fun. They ignored their friend for they look after their personal problems.  during their holidays  they learn  their friend is dead.

           The moral of this story is that all the little problems of the days are nothing compared to death.

      

    Alexandre et Corentin


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  • Contrary to what you think, the most usual passwords are the most simple.

    Many people use only one character type (letters or numbers) but the security is not optimal; two or three characters types are advisable.

     

    Or they are composed of a logical succession of numbers or letters.

    If your password is like this you should change it... NOW !!! (or you will die).

      

      

    Some advice in order not to get hacked :

                   avoid short passwords

                   abolish whole words, it's better to invent them

                   ban your own name or the name of your society

                   don't use the same password for all your accounts

     

    Mot de passe tatoué

    http://www.casafree.com/

      

    Camille, Céleste and Lucie


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  • Junrey Balawing is a Filipino who stopped growing at the age of two and whose size is 59,93 cm (23,59 inches). 

    The young man entered the record books on the day of his 18th birthday, a birthday that allows it to be officialy recognized by Guinness World Records organization. 

    He dethroned Nepalese Khagendra Thapa Magar, who is 67,08 cm (26,40 inches) tall and proclaimed the smallest man in the world in October 2010. 

    Junrey Balawing is the son of a blacksmith and the oldest of four children, all of normal size execpt him. He lives in the village of Sindangan, on the island of Mindanao (in Southern Phillipines).

    The young man cannot stand long and must be helped to walk. 

    He has the size of a two-year-old baby but he has the intelligence of a man of eighteen.

    Venisa, Marine et Céline.

     

     

     


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  • Maybe you are not acquainted with blogs. If it's your first visit, welcome to "Easy As Pie" ! I'm this blog's webmaster and try to keep it alive by publishing articles on various topics. These articles are either written by students or aimed at them. But of course we hope they will also be a moment of pleasant reading for parents, teachers or any visitors who feel like improving their English.

    Without your comments, our blog may become boring. So, please, react ! Give us your opinion and we'll try to improve the content or answer any questions asked.

    To comment, go to the bottom of the article, and click on "... comments". Your comment will not appear at once, but don't worry, as soon as I have read it and checked it, I'll publish it.

    If you fancy writing your own article, feel free to send one to the adress indicated in blue letters in the left-hand side column.

    You think you're the only one to read this blog !? You're wrong. Click on the map at the bottom of the same column and you'll realise that people read us from all over the world. You'll be able to read where the day's visitors come from.

    LOOKING FORWARD TO READING YOU !

    Anne Sirot

     

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  • My students very often complain they don't know enough vocabulary to express themselves. Well the best way to make up for it is to learn some !

    That sounds simple but they don't seem to have found a satisfying method. Here's a video which might help them. My secondes have just finished studying a series of documents on food, therefore these words will certainly sound familiar to them.

    Close the door if you don't want to disturb anyone or be disturbed. Watch, listen, and finally, talk !

    http://youtu.be/elZ9q7tbXJA


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  • The first part of the fourth episode of Twilight was released in theaters in France on November 16, 2011. For 3 years this saga has been a real success in the world especially among teenagers. Twilight 4 Revelation is eagerly awaited by fans around the world because it is in this fourth episode that there will be one of the key moments of the saga: the marriage of Edward and Bella's wedding night on the Isle of Esme and Bella's pregnancy.

     

    During her confinement she loses a lot of blood and is found close to death, but Edward wanted to save at all costs and is resolved to finally make her a true vampire.

     

    Review: Our opinion about this film is positive. It was one of the most beautiful of the saga because in this part there is  the wedding ceremony and night and then the baby of Edward and Bella. But in the first Twilight which we enjoyed most was the meeting between these two characters.

    Amandine et Johanna


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