December1st, was international AIDS day
What about the evolution of the VIH virus nowadays ?
For the first time since 2004, the number of new AIDS victims has increased last year.
Over 5 million people are ill (HIV positive), and 1/3 are not aware of being ill !
What about progress in screening ?
Screening must be done as early as possible, in order to be able to have efficient cares. According to several doctors, rapid screening is better thant the classic one : this is progress. Why ? Because generalized screening allows us to have a prompt diagnosis : a patient knows if he is ill in a few minutes. On the contrary, diagnoses in classic screening, are obtained a week later and people are often afraid of being victims of AIDS, so they refuse to know the diagnosis, which can be very dangerous : if they are ill, they mustn't wait too long to get some treatment.
What do people think about this new kind of screening ?
People agree with this even if to inform someone that he has AIDS or is HIV posibive is a difficult thing. Today, thanks to a fast coverage care, death is not fatality anymore. So now, it's "easier" to announce and... to hear.
An article by Estelle P.
This article will be edited soon.
It is commonly said that English is invading our language. But English itself is badly treated all over the world. Many people claim to speak it, but their vocabulary is so limited that they are literally killing English.
It's high time we did something !
Here is the answer. Adopt an English word !
The first link is dead. Here is savethewords' facebook page:
Choose a word, check its definition, and if you like it, adopt it. It's simple, funny and vital.
EDIT 23RD NOVEMBER 2011 : Sorry ! It's a great pity, but this website does not exist any longer.
EDIT 29th JUNE 2013 : Like us there are people who regret the closing or the website "savethewords.org". Here's an example: http://bookpolygamist.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/rip-savethewords-org/
You don't know who Guy Fawkes was, or why there are bonfires all over Britain on November 5th every year ?
To help you find out about him, here is a webquest you can download and use.
(Don't thank me, it was all done and worked out by other teachers in Paris. Site d'Anglais de l'académie de Paris)
(From Harper's Magazine's website)
To have fun during these half-term holidays, discover another online dictionary:
Here are the words I looked up today:
Their answers are clear even though they might require further investigation if you are eager to know more about everything.
You may prefer this one:
Either they exhibit his works,
or they buy them a fortune!
Then we find out that Tudeley-Cum-Capel in England has something in common with our cathedral.
Somewhere near Tonbridge, England.
Reims Cathedral, France.
Does the name "Pommery" ring a bell ?
It reminds you of Champagne of course. But their cellars are also one of the best places in Reims to discover contemporary art.
Go and visit this exhibition, and then send us your impressions to this address:
The best texts will get published here!
Contrary to a generally accepted idea teenagers LIKE reading. But sometimes they are at a loss when they have to choose another book to read. Their parents’, friends’ and teachers’ advice might help them, but there is another way.
A website I’ve come across today just needs the title and/or author of the latest book you’ve read to publish a list of books you are likely to enjoy.
I’ve tried and it came up with a list of books I hadn’t read, but by authors I am familiar with and I like.
So now, it’s your turn ! Click, and then leave a comment here to tell us what you think.
Prove you can beat a computer !
Go there : http://www.20q.net/index.html
And try to think of something or someone unusual enough to catch their software out !
You can do that in the language of your choice. Isn't that clever?
Edit : How to play. Choose the language in which you want to think. American or British of course ! You don't have to give your name and gender, it'll work all the same. Then, choose a game. Why not start with Classic 20Q ? Then click on the answer that is the closest to the truth. If you lie, you'll spoil the game...