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 :
(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 :
Now enjoy the summer and don't forget to come back in September. There will be lots of novelties and surprises, I'm sure !
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.
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.
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.
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/
(Humour added by the teacher !)
IT WAS OPEN DAY AT CHAGALL ON MARCH 12TH !
"SMILE" WAS THE MOTTO OF THE DAY
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.
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/
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 !
I'm going to talk about a movie I really enjoyed seeing about one year ago at the cinema.
Very Bad Trip is an American movie by Todd Philips, appeared on the cinema screens on the 5th of June 2009 in the USA and the 24th of June in France.
It's the story of four men : Doug, Phil, Stu and Allan who decided to come to Las Vegas in order to celebrate the future wedding of Doug, but the events of the night turned quite wrong... They woke up the following day with a baby in the wardrobe of their hotel room, a tiger in the bathroom, the room was totally messed up, and they had not any memory of what happened during the night. Even more serious, Doug had disappeared so they had to delay their return trip for the wedding.
The characters are really different and funny and I think the actors do a great job.
If you like funny, original and amusing movies, this one is to be seen !
For more information and to see the trailer of that movie :
The DVD is also now available.
Look at the posters. Do you call this translation?
You may be surprised at reading about Advent calendars in January. Well one is never too early when it deals with getting for Christmas. This article was written on December 1st and for technical reasons is only published today. So let's think of Christmas 2011!
...Today, it's December 1st. Today, children have eaten their first advent calendar's chocolate. But..
WHAT IS AN ADVENT CALENDAR ?
An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to celebrate or count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas, that's why some calendars remain rigorously religious. Forgetting that Advent is supposed to begin between November 27 and December 3, most commercially available Advent calendars start on December 1.
( links : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendrier_de_l%27Avent
Today, they're are mainly made for children. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with many "windows", one of which is opened every day during Advent. In less studied calendars, each window reveals an image, a poem, or part of a religious story. More elaborated ones offer a small gift, hidden in each window, such as a toy .
If you want to improve your English and your marks, make your teacher happy and pass your baccalauréat with distinction, go to this website and learn an idiom a day.
But don't overuse idioms, or as George Orwell said...
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, on turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink."