•           I am a big fan of musicals. This movement was born in the twentieth century. It's a mix of drama, song and dance. That’s what I like in the musicals, there are many arts together. It's like watching a movie, but with more art and real actors in front of us.

              I 've bought tickets to see "Cabaret" in January. I did some research on this subject, and I wanted to share it with you.

    Cabaret is a musical comedy from Broadway. It was written in 1996 by Joe Masteroff, directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Stage.

              This essential work, an American production, has been performed for ten years, from New York to Paris in « Follies Bergères », before 350.000 spectators and has been made into a movie in 1972 with Liza Minelli.
              And today, Pierre Lescure, the director of the Marigny theatre (Paris 8éme) has announced the come back of Cabaret!

    It will be performed from 6th October 2011 to 8th January 2012, from Tuesday to Sunday,

    before  making a tour in France.
              This come back is not the only surprise! It’s Emmanuel Moire’s come back too.
    The ex « Roi Soleil » of 2005-2007 has become the Master of ceremony.

              The story is about a young writer who discovers the « Kit Kat Klub », a nightclub. Out there, the pretty Sally Bowles performs with the Master of ceremony. Their goal is to make visitors forget about the current danger,  because this was during the rise of Nazism.

    Well, « Cabaret » will surely be THE show of this year. Run and buy your tickets now and have a nice time ! 
              You can book your tickets on this website:   http://www.agendaspectacles.fr/theatre-1073-Theatre-Marigny.html






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  • My students are definitely pretty much into fashion ! Two groups have chosen to write about it. I don't know whether they're fashion addicts, but they seem to be keen on blue chips ! 


    Baptiste GIABICONI,  when his dream became reality.


           Baptiste was born on the 9th November 1989, in Marignane ( South of France ).  His childhood was not as easy as we may think. 

             He grew up in Corsica, then in Marseille.When he was younger, he was uglier than today. We may think that his beauty quickly opened all doors. But he didn't feel good about himself: his face was marked by puberty. Later, he wanted to take care of himself, in order to become handsome. He decidedto go to the sports club every day. Step by step, he perfected himself. 

              In January 2007, in the corridors of his sports club, in Marseilles, he met a client who advised him to get into the modeling and directed him to a photographer in Marseilles. 

              Baptiste made a photo book, then he moved to Paris to canvass modeling agencies. In 2008, Karl Lagerfeld selected him to become Chanel's new face. 

              In just two years, he became number one male model in the world. Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, L'Officiel ... all the magazines want him and Americans say : ” Baptiste is the most handsome man in France since Alain Delon.” 


    Credits: abaca. http://www.purefans.com/fiche/karl-lagerfeld_e795/medias/baptiste-giabiconi-et-karl-lagerfeld_i257913

      Jeanne, Julie et Sarah.










              Chanel is a French fashion house. Chanel was founded by couturier Gabrielle  CHANEL , Coco . Today  the company is owned by Alain WERTHEIMER and Gerard WERTHEIMER .



              The first Chanel store was opened in Paris in 1909. At the beginning it was a hat store. And  in 1912  Coco CHANEL developed her activities. Then she became more famous thanks to the creation of perfume N°5 in 1921. Indeed she became famous all over the world.

    In 1971 when Coco Chanel died,  Karl LAGERFELD was her successor.


              Today, the turnover has reached 1,8 milliards euros. 





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  • An American actress explains to you how to speak English with a French accent !


    (Thank you to http://lewebpedagogique.com/helpdesk/ where I found this video.)

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    Why ? Because, in this city, there is everything. You can find the biggest nightclubs, the most popular shows...


    Curiosités sur Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining,



    Many of the largest hotels, casinos and resort properties in the world are located on Las Vegas Strip. 

    The Strip is an approximately 6,8 km  stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard. Nineteen of the world's 25 largest  hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms. There are most 60,000m2 of gaming space. 

    All of hotels pick up a different theme. For example the theme's Luxor is antic Egypt and the Venetian is Venice.

     Orlane and Elora.


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    Julie wanted to talk about them. But she didn't have the time to write a long article:


    The Simpsons is an American television series of animation created by Matt Groening. 


    (He was born on February 15th, 1954.)

















    There are 5 main characters : Homer.J Simpson, Marge Simpson, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and Maggy Simpson.


    It doesn't matter Julie, I'll help you to finish your article:


    Actually I came across the Simpsons in London last week !



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  • How to explain facebook's popularity?


         For a few years, the most famous social network has been Facebook with 700 millions subscribers. This is the most visited website in the world by the younger people as well as the older ones.


    There are a few reasons to explain that:


         First of all, people need gratitude. It means that they want to be recognized.


         Then, it is very simple to meet people and talk with them, which allows to have new relations, more or less close friends.


         People are also very curious and in that social network everyone can know and see everything about the other ones' life.


          To finish, people are able to publish photos, videos, songs etc.. so as to protect their memories with their friends and families.



    Clément and Trung.




    Publishing photos may help to keep them in a safe place. But there are a lot of other protected sites where you can store your photos. And one must keep in mind that once your photos have been published on one of these sites, they belong to them. Moreover teenagers should be cautious and sensible concerning what they write on Facebook. Your friends' friends are not always your friends. Therefore you never know who might see what you publish. So take my word and use facebook with moderation.



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  • Due to some kind of Cjristmas disruption the publication of some posts written by my students has been delayed. I hope you will forgive me and come back and read this blog daily as I'm going to do my best to publish a note a day.

    The following article was written before the holidays, and can now be read in the past tense to sound accurate !

    Christmas in Reims



    During the Christmas season in Reims, the city celebrates. There are lots of funny entertainments. It will begin on the 25th of November and the end will be on the 31st of December.



    For example, you can go and watch

    the sight of lights on the cathedral

    «Rêve de Couleurs» at night.

    It lasts 15 minutes and it often begins at 6 PM. 




     You can also ice skate, there is  an ice rink on the Forum.

    Credits: l'Hebdo du Vendredi.com



    On the place d'Erlon, there is a Christmas market, which includes 125 chalets.


    Credits : tourmagazine.fr



    Shops are specially open on the 3 Sundays before Christmas. It is very interesting to do your Christmas' presents.


    Gaëlle et Claire.


    All this happened as planned and we hope you took advantage of everything and enjoyed the Christmas Season in Reims !



  • It isn't exactly like karaoke. But it's fun too. And it can help you revise and enrich your vocabulary as well as improve your skills at oral comprehension.

    Go there: http://www.lyricstraining.com/index.php

    Choose an artist, a song, and the level that is yours.

    Expert: You listen to the song, but not even a word is given to you ! You've got to hear and type ALL the lyrics.

    Intermediate: You've got to recognize one words out of five.

    Beginner : One word out of eight or nine.

    And for teachers it's a good way to be aware of what the students listen to !

    That's how I discovered her : http://www.lyricstraining.com/play/6799/adele/someone_like_you


  • If you've only got one minute and need to know who Hadrian was, where Hexham is or what Benjamin Franklin invented, then, try this : 


    You may need to listen to the explanations several times, but the subtitles can help you too.

    A good way to memorize useful information and impress the crowd!




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  • Your teacher keeps telling you you should enrich your vocabulary. But you don't know how to. Well, here is a link to a website providing you with many games that will help you. I've selected the one entitled The Vocabulary Quiz. It isn't too difficult. Enough to check you can find a word rapidly. That's what you need when you are writing an essay in class.


    Once you've revised your vocabulary thanks to this quiz, try this one. There are three levels and you can try until you've increased you score.


    An illustration found in a blog where you can find many other useful ideas:


     (The title is a quote by Baltasar Gracián )

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