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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Monarchy - Ex wife of prince tries to make £500 000 fraudulently

Video news and sexy videos: The latest exclusive news, showbiz and sport videos| News Of The World

British civilization L1S2 From the Reformation to the Great Exhibition - Moyennes

Xavier A 12,4
Hasna A 6
Kadija A 1,5
Hélène B 9
Andrea B 3,4
Eléonore B 2,2
Miguel B 3,8
Marion C 6,4
Anaïs C 11,5
Coralie C 11,2
Alice C 16
Thomas D 6 ,8
Magassa D 0
Marine G 7,8
Amel H 12,3
Léa J 5,5
Daisy J 6,3
Clémentine M 11,4
Laetitia M 8,9
Sabrina M 7,3
Grâce M 8,1
Linda N 0,5
Aurélie P 16,8
Alice R 10,5
Maëva V 2,5

La méthode utilisée pour calculer les moyennes figure dans le livret de Licence 1

Officials told to prepare £8bn taxes on the banks - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

Officials told to prepare £8bn taxes on the banks - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

What is the new British government doing? Here is one view.

Friday, May 21, 2010

YouTube - Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (From "Live At Knebworth" DVD)

YouTube - Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (From "Live At Knebworth" DVD)

Notes Option transversale "150 ans de musique populaire"

Sauf erreur, vous trouverez ici vos notes pour l'option transversale "150 ans de musique populaire". J'espère que vous avez trouvé les cours intéressants.

C'est la quatrième année que je donne cette option. Si vous avez des suggestions concernant des améliorations possibles des cours, laissez des commentaires en cliquant sur "commentaires" ci-dessous.


Le document avec les notes se trouve sur mon serveur personnel. Je l'enlèverai d'ici quelques semaines.

Il y a un siècle - la campagne des suffragettes sur vidéo

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Notes pour l'option transversale "150 ans de musique populaire britannique"

Vos notes seront disponibles ici sur ce blog dans un jour ou deux.
Comme pour toutes les autres UE, les étudiants qui n'ont pas la moyenne peuvent réessayer en deuxième session mi-juin.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

PM hints at compromise on fixed-term parliaments - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

PM hints at compromise on fixed-term parliaments - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

L2 Thème contrôle final Notes sur 20

Don't forget to *study carefully* the suggested translation I posted here a few days ago.

If you didn't manage to get ten, you get to do the second session exam. There is one second session exam for thème, whether you had difficulties in the first semester, the second semester, or both.

Your scripts will be available in front of my office in a few days. All serious students will pick them up!


Amutha R 11,5
Anaïs O 12
Bashkrim L 11,5
Bintou S 9
Brunelle T 10
Bruno B 11
Caroline S 14
Cécile R 13,5
David D 7,5
Djabanah S 9
Ferdaws B 9
Florine R 10,5
Halimatou D 12
Hana B 12
Joelle C 13
Julie G 9
Justine G 14
Khalissa Z 8
Laura T 10,5
Sadia M 8
Samy B 7,5
Saskia O 13
Selena G 13
Yasmina I 11

Friday, May 14, 2010

How Britannia came to rule the waves - Science, News - The Independent

How Britannia came to rule the waves - Science, News - The Independent

History - a view of the history of science in 18th century Britain. The biggest scientific problem of the age was to discover how to measure longtitude accurately. Click on the heading above.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

L2 phonétique Contrôle final notes (sur vingt)

Saskia O 14,7
Julie G 9,2
Bruno B 12,9
Selena G 11,0
Bashkim L 9,4
Brunelle T 13,1
Caroline S 7,8
Ferdaws B 10,3
Laura P 10,1
Laura T 6,2
Samy B 8,5
Elise L 16,6
David D 7,6
Joelle C 14
Florine R 8,3
Djabhana S 6,7
Justine G 13,3
Cécile R 10,1
Halimatou D 7,6
Yasmina I 11,7
Maria V 18,9
Sadia M 16,1
Anaïs O 12,9
Hana B 14,9
Bintou S 9

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Si Vous n'aviez pas compris comment marche le système électoral britannique...

100 Questions sur la Grande Bretagne

Cliquez sur le titre pour une explication en français.

L2 phonetics

Here are the answers to question five.


Mark the most likely site for the nucleus in each sentence



Assume in each case that there is a broad focus context.



a What did she have to go the HOSpital for? (Last lexical word.)


b Where’s all the BREAD gone ? (Absence of bread is part of shared context, so “gone” does not carry the nucleus.)


c A: I thought you liked music. (Nucleus on “like” or on “music” both accepted) B: I like CLASsical composers. (Composers are part of the already known context).




d My uncle is going to AustRALia next week. (Expressions of time at the end of sentences don’t carry the nucleus.)

e Melanie doesn’t know what she’s LOOKing for. (Last lexical word.)

f Fred didn’t do any work for his TEST. ( Last lexical word.)

g The lecture was a great sucCESS. (Last lexical word.)

h My HAIRdryer broke down yesterday. (Intransitive sentence – nucleus on non-human subject.)

i ‘What are you LOOKing at?’ asked Hassan. (The expression for speaking at the end does not carry the nucleus, so we move back to the last lexical word.)

j The DOG’s barking. (Intransitive sentence, Non-human subject.)

k ‘I’m going to EDinburgh next weekend,’ said Marie. (The final verb of speaking, and the final expression of time, do not carry the nucleus. )

l ‘Let’s go over to MIKE’s place,’ suggested Eric. (Speaking expression does not take nucleus, and in the phrase “Mike’s place”, the primary stress is on Mike, because it gives much more information.)

m And then the BOSS walked in. (Intransitive sentence and human subject BUT the sentence merely announces the arrival of the person.)

n Dogs BARK. (Intransitive sentence BUT general statement not linked to a context.)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

L2 Phonetics

Where is the primary stress in the word "descent".

Check it in the pronunciation dictionary here.

L2 Thème

You're probably tired after all the tests, controles and exams. But when you have a moment, look through the suggested translation below, under the passage you translated :

L2S4 Thème Contrôle final mai 2010
80 minutes. Aucun document n’est autorisé.
Traduisez en anglais :
La campagne pour les élections législatives se poursuit en Grande-Bretagne. Les trois leaders Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg et David Cameron se sont affrontés en direct pour la seconde fois jeudi soir à Bristol, lors d'un débat télévisé retransmis par Sky news.
Au programme de cet échange : la politique étrangère. Plus combatifs que lors de leur premier débat télévisé, les chefs des trois principaux partis britanniques ont échangé leurs arguments sur l'Europe, l'Afghanistan, le climat ou l'immigration, sans qu'aucun d'eux ne prenne un avantage déterminant.
Le Premier ministre Gordon Brown a reproché au leader libéral-démocrate Nick Clegg de contribuer à affaiblir le Royaume-Uni et au chef des conservateurs David Cameron de vouloir l'isoler en Europe.
La prestation de Nick Clegg, déclaré vainqueur haut la main du premier débat par les médias, était très attendue. Elle avait suscité un regain de popularité dans les sondages du parti libéral-démocrate (centriste), traditionnellement le troisième parti de la vie politique britannique. Le parti du leader centriste pourrait servir de pivot à une coalition gouvernementale dans l'hypothèse, très probable au vu des sondages, où aucun parti ne remporterait la majorité absolue aux élections.
Une vive passe d'armes l'a opposé à M. Brown sur la volonté des "Lib Dems" de renoncer à la modernisation du système britannique de missiles balistiques nucléaires Trident - dont le coût est estimé par le gouvernement à 20 milliards de livres - à l'horizon 2020.
Alors que les derniers sondages ont ramené les libéraux-démocrates presque au niveau des Tories, la presse conservatrice avait attaqué jeudi le "troisième homme" Nick Clegg. Le Daily Telegraph avait consacré sa Une aux "révélations" sur des dons d'hommes d'affaires versés directement sur le compte bancaire de Nick Clegg et non sur celui du parti.
Une moyenne de cinq sondages instantanés diffusés immédiatement après le débat donnait Nick Clegg et David Cameron quasiment à égalité.

Libération



Suggested translation

The General Election campaign is continuing in the UK. The three party leaders : Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron confronted each other live for the second time, on Thursday evening in Bristol, in a televised debate broadcast by Sky News.
On the agenda was foreign policy. The three main party leaders showed more fighting spirit than in the first debate, and argued over Europe, Afghanistan, climate change and immigration, without any of them gaining a decisive advantage.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg of helping to weaken Britain, and he claimed the Tory leader wanted to isolate Britain within Europe.

The performance of Nick Clegg, declared easy winner of the first debate by the media, was much awaited. His earlier performance had boosted the position of his Liberal Democratic centre party in opinion polls; the party is traditionally considered the third party in British politics. This centre party could be crucial to a coalition government if, as seems highly likely given the opinion polls, no party gains an absolute majority.

Mr. Clegg clashed with Mr. Brown concerning Lib Dem wishes to abandon the modernization of the British ballistic nuclear missile system, Trident, by 2020. Government sources estimate the cost of this upgrade at 20 billion pounds.
In the latest opinion polls the Liberal Democrats were almost on a level with the Tories, and the Conservative press launched attacks on Nick Clegg, the “third man” on Thursday last. The Daily Telegraph reported on its front page “revelations” about business donations being paid directly into Clegg’s personal bank account, rather than his party’s.

The average of five flash polls released straight after the debate showed Clegg and Cameron on level pegging.

L2 Phonetics

I've just started marking your phonetics scripts. Here is the answer to the last question.

What is the difference between

a) Michael will be waiting for them at the airport HOPEfully.

AND

b) Michael will be waiting for them at the AIRport hopefully.


In the first sentence, the adverb does not apply to the whole sentence. The adverb received the nucleus because it is the last lexical word of the sentence. That is to say the adverb relates to the verb. Michael, while he waits, will be full of hope.


In the second sentence, "hopefully" does not receive the nucleus. This shows that the adverb refers to the whole of the sentence - it is the speaker, and not Michael, who is feeling hopeful.

More soon.

How to boil an egg - Eggs - Eggs - from Delia Online

How to boil an egg - Eggs - Eggs - from Delia Online

Gordon Brown plays last card – proffering his resignation | Politics | The Guardian

Gordon Brown plays last card – proffering his resignation | Politics | The Guardian

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

L1 Civilisation - From the Reformation to the Great Exhibition

Here are the marks for the classroom test you did just before the holidays.
The contrôle final will take a little longer to mark

Clémentine M 10
Hasna A. 6
Aurélie P. 17
Laetitia M 8.5
Coralie C 7
Amel H 12
Marion C 7.5
Thomas D 8
Hélène B 12.5
Miguel B 7
Sabrina M 6.5
Léa J 7
Daisy J 9
Xavier A 11.5
Grâce M 8.5
Anais C 14

Britons vote in closest election race in decades - UK - World - The Times of India

Britons vote in closest election race in decades - UK - World - The Times of India

The Times of India

Vote left and prepare to fight after election|8May10|Socialist Worker

Vote left and prepare to fight after election|8May10|Socialist Worker
A radical Left position.

In copying U.S. politics, British candidates have a ways to go

In copying U.S. politics, British candidates have a ways to go

The difference between British and American elections according to the Washington Post...

Rudd backs Brown as Britons go to the polls

Rudd backs Brown as Britons go to the polls

Major Australian newspaper on the elections.

General election 2010: Election day newspaper front pages | Media | guardian.co.uk

General election 2010: Election day newspaper front pages | Media | guardian.co.uk

Les premières pages de tous les journaux quotidiens anglais, le jour des élections.

Daily Mirror launches class war on David Cameron with Bullingdon photo | Media | guardian.co.uk

Daily Mirror launches class war on David Cameron with Bullingdon photo | Media | guardian.co.uk

Le Daily Mirror s'oppose au dirigeant des Conservateurs.

Trois scénarios pour des élections législatives très indécises au Royaume-Uni - LeMonde.fr

Trois scénarios pour des élections législatives très indécises au Royaume-Uni - LeMonde.fr

Le Monde sur les élections britanniques.

Elections législatives au Royaume-Uni

Elections législatives au Royaume-Uni

Le dossier Libération sur les élections britanniques du 6 mai.