• I wouldn't want you to be bored on this rainy Tuesday. So, here is a website that offers you lots of quizzes on many topics. I'm sure you'll find one that you like. Why not start with assessing your knowledge of lyrics. Whatever your age you can play. There are even lyrics from old times !

    http://www.funtrivia.com/search2_act.cfm?type=quizzes&searchstring=lyrics

    * Robert Merrill

    Looking for some illustration for this article, I've come across an excellent blog entitled "Just wondering why". http://jesswanderin.wordpress.com/ I've borrowed this cartoon from there:

    I hope you'll enjoy all these extremely relevant and funny questions Jess Wanderin is asking. And if the author doesn't mind, this cartoon will remain here.

      

     


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  • Remember !

    Last year we studied a long poem entitled "A Wonderful Internet" that I had found in a textbook. The author's name could not be found anywhere. But I've found a video adapted from this text. Or is it the other way round ?

    For those who read the poem with me and will enjoy a pang of nostalgia, as well as for those who will hear the story for the first time, here is the video :

     EDIT NOVEMBER 23RD: Sorry, the vido has been deleted by its author...

     


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  • It's high time this blog came to life again ! But we've had such a busy and sunny September that I haven't been able to come and talk to you since we came back to school.

    In ten days or so we'll be on holidays again. If you feel like sending us an article, please do! The address is still the same:

    easyaspiechagall@yahoo.fr

    If you were a faithful reader last year you are aware that this is a movie-friendly blog. Let's talk about The Artist !

    It's on at the OPERA cinema and at The Multiplexe Gaumont. Of course it seems it doesn't matter whether you see it in its original version or not this time. But nevertheless it has some link with English-speaking culture:

    http://wearemoviegeeks.com/2011/10/hollywood-film-festival-honors-carey-mulligan-berenice-bejo-jean-dujardin-elle-fanning-amber-heard-andrea-riseborough-shailene-woodley-anton-yelchin/

    This article announces that Jean Dujardin as well as Bérénice Béjo will be among those being about to receive Hollywood Spotlight Award at the next Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony. Who would have thought that Loulou would become a Hollywood star ????

    (The Hollywood Spotlight Awards : Spotlighting excellence on exciting talent that deserves recognition this year.)



      


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  • The third and last term has not been the easiest !

    But today you all know what you will be doing next year and you deserve relaxing holidays.

    To start with why not go and see the last part of Harry Potter's adventures ?

    But you've got to be patient. You won't be able to watch it before Tuesday if you can bear watching it in French. Yet if you are real fans, and faithful readers of this blog, you will definitely go and savour it in English there :

    http://www.allocine.fr/seance/salle.html?csalle=P0053

    (If you are a genuine cinema-goer, you may treat yourself to "Beginners" with Ewan Mc Gregor. I've heard it's a very good movie.)

    And to help you wait, watch this series of trailers and interviews about Harry Potter :

    http://www.youtube.com/harrypotter?user=harrypotter&hl=en&gl=US

      

    Now enjoy the summer and don't forget to come back in September. There will be lots of novelties and surprises, I'm sure !


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  • These days in France  you've been hearing about the "Royal Wedding" almost as much  as in England. To look at things from a different angle, here is a link to the BBC. Six minutes to improve your English.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2011/04/110426_6min_english_republicans_page.shtml

    And another link to a video which will inform you about what British republicans think. After all they represent almost 30 % of the population. They can't be ignored.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13125501

    To finish, here is a cartoon that denounces the vast amount of money spent on the wedding while the country is going through an economic crisis.


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    Do you like watching series such as Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill or CSI ? And you're fed up with waiting a year before being able to watch the new seasons ? Then Alloshowtv is the best website for you ! You can find the episodes of almost every series that have just brought out in the USA in Original Version with or without subtitles. Therefore, you can practice your English while you're watching your favourite series. In my opinion, I prefer watching series in original version than in French version, because sometimes the translation and the voices aren't very good.

    Here's the link : http://www.alloshowtv.com/

    Marie-Claude

    (Humour added by the teacher !)

      

     


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  • I'm a fan

    IT WAS OPEN DAY AT CHAGALL ON MARCH 12TH !

    "SMILE" WAS THE MOTTO OF THE DAY

    I'm a fan

    THE DESIGN BUILDING WAS FULL OF SURPRISES .

     

     

     

    FORMER PUPILS CAME FOR A DRINK AND A CHAT WITH THEIR FORMER TEACHERS.

    ALL ONE WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH IN HIGH SCHOOL COULD BE ASKED.

     


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  • If you want to read all the new year's resolutions they've made, click HERE or in the right-hand side column in the "Other Pages" section.

    By the way, today's already February 18th. So we can check if some of these resolutions have been kept...

    But the actual point in these resolutions is to find out who wrote them ! So read and think, then comment (Under this note !!!) to give your answer. And hopefully 2°6 students will answer you !

    (Don't forget it may take some time until your comment is published, as this blog is moderated.)

    Meanwhile we wish you all fun-filled holidays !!!

    Borrowed from another English teacher : http://lewebpedagogique.com/englishblog83/tag/holiday/


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    http://www.bernard-henri-levy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/simone-de-beauvoir.jpg.jpg

    Simone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, or Simone de Beauvoir, was a French author born on the 9th of January in 1908 and who died on the 14th of April il 1986, both in Paris. We can say she was a philosopher, as she wrote some books like Le Deuxième Sexe, divided into three volumes, in which she defends a great an solid feminist theory.

     She also got involved in the women's liberation in the 1970s. Although she became atheist while growing up, Simone was at first educated in the "Court Désir", a school were girls from rich families were educated, and were her younger sister joined her. But this easy life quickly became an difficult one : her grandfather went bankrupt, which significantly reduced the resources of the family.They had to move to another flat, a dark and cramped one. This situation made the De Beauvoir parents think their daughters had to study hard to be sure they would be able to live well later.

    This family was a literaryone, who liked theater and books. These passions were transmitted to Simone who decided, when she was fifteen, to become a famous writer. Her studies made her become a philosophy professor. Next to this, she took part in a magazine where some intellectuals from "la Gauche" wrote committed articles.

    Among these intellectuals, there was Jean-Paul Sartre, another writer, with whom she lived a great love. She nevertheless refused to marry him. We can say their relationship was rythmed by misadventures and tumultuous episodes (he was quite unfaithful). She wrote a book about him after his death (in 1980) which shocked many Sartre's friends.

    To sum up, we can notice she made her dream come true : She became a famous writer and lived an exciting life.W can add a figure to her record : she wrote twenty-three novels since she was thirty-seven, in other words one per year -approximately. I really advise you to read her books which are a a concentrate of emotions and feelings so well described !

    Lorédana  

     


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