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Monday, October 31, 2011

LEA civilisation britannique L1 cours magistral

You can find here the powerpoint about education.
Do remember that not all the class is on the powerpoint, and that you can also listen to the MP3 version.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

LEA civilisation britannique L1 cours magistral

Listen again to class five, about British Universities, by clicking here. These recordings may not be available every week.

L1 LLCE British Civilization : From the Reform to the Great Exhibition

Listen again to class 5 about the eighteenth century in Britain by clicking here.These recordings may not be available every week.

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

Listen again to class five, about Wales and Welsh identity by clicking here. These recordings may not be available every time.

Monday, October 24, 2011

UK university applicants drop by 12% before tuition fee rise | Education | The Guardian

UK university applicants drop by 12% before tuition fee rise | Education | The Guardian

L2 thème - first test

Warning! Your first test will be on Tuesday November 8th.
It will include

- one or two questions on the reading which is on Eprel
- two or three sentences from passages we have already translated
- A short passage to translate.

L2 Thème testing

Each week I will be putting on Eprel some reading about tenses. Questions about this reading will be included in all tests, in addition to passages to translate!

L1 civilisation GB Isaac Newton - Wikipédia

Isaac Newton - Wikipédia
En français

L1 Civilisation GB Isaac Newton - Sixty Symbols - YouTube

Isaac Newton - Sixty Symbols - YouTube

This eight minute video explains something about the ideas of Isaac Newton, one of the greatest British scientists in history.
He was born in 1642 and died in 1727. Click on the heading above.

L1 Civilisation GB From the Reformation to the Glorious Revolution

Le calendrier va être un peu perturbé.

Le mardi 1er novembre est férié.

Le mardi 8 novembre vous aurez votre premier test qui portera sur les thèmes traités pendant les 5 premiers cours. Il est aussi fortement recommandé de lire les chapitres correspondant à cette période dans The Oxford History of Britain de Kenneth Morgan et dans L'histoire de la Grande Bretagne de Roland Marx. Ces deux livres sont disponibles en plusieurs exemplaires chacun à la bibliothèque universitaire.

Le mardi 15 novembre il n'y aura pas cours (je suis invité à un musée à Londres pour parler de ma recherche).

Après cela, tout reviendra à la normale.

NewsBiscuit | UK News Satire, Parody and Spoof News

NewsBiscuit | UK News Satire, Parody and Spoof News

Actualité britannique - mais attention, c'est de l'humour, un peu dans le style des guignols de l'info. Le slogan du site: "The news before it happens".

Saturday, October 22, 2011

LEA civilisation britannique L1 cours magistral

You can find the week four lecture online in Mp3 format, in two parts.

Part one is here and
Part two is here.

These recordings may not be available every week.

L1 LLCE British Civilization : From the Reform to the Great Exhibition

You can find the week four class here, about the restoration of the monarchy and the crisis of 168..

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

You can find the week 4 class in Mp3 format here. Do a right click and choose "enregistrer la cible du lien sous". These recordings may not be available every week.

Actualité GB Curry workers turn up heat for better conditions - Home News, UK - The Independent

Curry workers turn up heat for better conditions - Home News, UK - The Independent

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

LEA civilisation britannique L1 cours magistral

Vous pouvez trouvez sur eprel le powerpoint des trois premiers cours.

L1 Bloc 2 Runrig - Live in Loch Lomond - Loch Lomond - YouTube

Runrig - Live in Loch Lomond - Loch Lomond - YouTube

Follow the link above to listen to Runrig, a Scottish rock band, singing a traditional Scottish song.

L1 Bloc 2 Road Rage by Catatonia - YouTube

Road Rage by Catatonia - YouTube

Follow the link above to listen to the welsh rock band Catatonia.

L1 Bloc 2 A History Of Scotland - Episode 1 - The Last Of The Free (1/6) - YouTube

A History Of Scotland - Episode 1 - The Last Of The Free (1/6) - YouTube

If you are interested in the History of Scotland, there is a BBC documentary available on Youtube.

L1 BLOC 2 Scottish National Anthem ~ Flower Of Scotland (Lyrics) - YouTube

Scottish National Anthem ~ Flower Of Scotland (Lyrics) - YouTube

Click on the heading above to listen to "Flower of Scotland" and to see the lyrics.

Monday, October 17, 2011

L2 Thème Genealogy.com: What is a First Cousin, Twice Removed?

Genealogy.com: What is a First Cousin, Twice Removed?

"Un arrière petit cousin" ?

On this pages you can see an explanation of the English terms. Many English people make mistakes with these all the time.

L2 Thème Flats to rent & Houses to rent

Flats to rent & Houses to rent

In this week's translation, we see a small ad to help sell a flat. Click on the link above to see some such ads.

Friday, October 14, 2011

L2 thème

I have now opened up the Eprel space for L2 Thème - this means you can access it easily. I have put a reading on there for this week concerning the preterite. I will put a few more pages up each week. I highly recommend this text which is an extremely clear explanation of when to use the preterite, and when you need to ue other options.

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

You can listen again to class three by downloading the MP3 version here. These recordings may not be available every week.

L1 LLCE British Civilization : From the Reform to the Great Exhibition

You can download from here a recording of the third class, in MP3 format. These recordings may not be available every week.

LEA civilisation britannique L1 cours magistral

You can find here the recording of the third class, in MP3 format. It may be better to do a right click and choose "enregistrer la cible du lien sous". The file may take several minutes to download.

These recordings will be made available as often as possible, but there is no guarantee that I will make one every week.

British current affairs : Elderly: The age old story - Health News, Health & Families - The Independent

Elderly: The age old story - Health News, Health & Families - The Independent

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

GB CURRENT AFFAIRS Government to launch work academies - Home News, UK - The Independent

Government to launch work academies - Home News, UK - The Independent

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

Ken Loach 1969 Kes school - YouTube

Another, shorter clip from the same film.

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

Billy Casper plays football (Kes) - YouTube

Working class identities in the 1960s : watch a film clip.

Click on the title above to watch a ten minute extract from "Kes", a successful film by Ken Loach. It is about a working class boy in the 1960s, and his experience in the rough school he went to.

The 1960s was a period of a general rise in living standards for the working class, but not everyone benefited, and there were still many pockets of severe poverty.

Le 1er tour des primaires socialistes à travers la presse britannique - Le blog de Bernard Gensane

Le 1er tour des primaires socialistes à travers la presse britannique - Le blog de Bernard Gensane

Monday, October 10, 2011

L1 LLCE Civilisation Penruddock uprising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Penruddock uprising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article recount sone incident while Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Argument Clinic - YouTube

Argument Clinic - YouTube

British humour - the argument sketch, a classic sketch from Monty Python.

Friday, October 07, 2011

L1 LLCE British Civilization : From the Reformation to the Great Exhibition

You can find the second week's class here, in Mp3 format, in two parts :

Part one is here. It's about forty minutes long.

Part two is here. It's about forty five minutes long.

M2 Master Professionnel Rédaction-traduction

The booklet you need is now available on Eprel.
For next week I would like everyone to do pages 3 (the letter) and 5 (the translation).

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

You can find here the second week's class on Mp3. These recordings may not be available every week.

LEA civilisation britannique L1 cours magistral

Vous trouverez ici en Mp3 le deuxième cours. Ces enregistrements ne seront pas forcément disponibles toutes les semaines.

L1 From the Reformation to the Great Exhibition Oliver Cromwell (part 1) - YouTube

Oliver Cromwell (part 1) - YouTube

This 8 minute extract from a film about the life of Oliver Cromwell gives a simplified, but fundamentally correct account of the reasons for the English Civil War.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

L1 LLCE British Civilization : From the Reform to the Great Exhibition

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - The Wives of Henry VIII (Terrible Tudors) - YouTube

An amusing song about Henry VIII and his six wives. click on the title above.

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts: L S Lowry

Matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs (with lyrics) - YouTube

This week we will be looking at social identities and conflicts before 1945. We will be looking , among other things, at the work of the artist L S Lowry. Look at this song about him on youtube (click on the title above)

Monday, October 03, 2011

L1 LLCE British Civilization : From the Reform to the Great Exhibition

Changement d'horaire du cours.
Le cours aura lieu chaque mardi à 13 heures, dans la salle PF901 (c'est une des préfabriquées).
Si vous lisez ce message, s'il vous plaît dites au groupe entier demain matin lors de votre cours à 10h30 avce M Gillardeaux.

British current affairs: Young women now earn more than men - Home News, UK - The Independent

Young women now earn more than men - Home News, UK - The Independent

L1 LLCE British Civilization : From the Reform to the Great Exhibition

Elizabethan Age

We will be beginning to look this week at England in the time of Elizabeth the First. If you want to browse this website, you will find some interesting elements.