Thursday, April 06, 2006
Nevertheless, several sites claim to help with pronunciation.
Try this one
But is the reputation justified? The historians among you will have heard of the General strike of 1926 in Britain. At the following link you can find some information about it, as well as some pictures.
Today let's go back to the British press. The Press generally supports the French government, but the articles have recently been a little more accurate, a little more objective. Here are today's examples :
Don't forget you can contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
They are exactly the articles which were published at the time.
Read fascinating glimpses of the past.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Just click on "Edit this page" and make the additions you wish.
If you write on a popular page (Georges Brassens for example) you will find that any mistakes you make in English are rapidly corrected by somebody....
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
For today here is one of the better articles
and this article is worst than most :
Finall, because it is essential to keep practising your listening, here is a BBC page with a video!
It may or may not be good journalism, but it is good practice for your English.
Watch this blog!
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Here is a document designed for young people in Britain, to explain their rights.
Do they have more rights or fewer rights than French young workers ?
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
des liens vers des cours en anglais
Ce blog ne remplace pas des cours, je le répètes. Il donne des pistes pour pratiquer et consolider son anglais - surtout en utilisant les ressources formidables du web - pour ceux qui ont un peu plus de temps que d'habitude ( je sais ce n'est pas tout le monde).
If people are interested in British history and society, I wrote a couple of years ago an article about the different debates and laws in Britain in the last twenty five years about democracy in trade unions. The article is in French and is rather long, but I think it is good!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
To view his blog, select the above adress and paste it in your browser title window.
Notice that if you do not agree with the Telegraph journalist's opinion, you can add a comment to his blog - that way you can practise writing English too.
One of the themes of this semester is listening. This is something you can practice outside class.
1) Go to see films in Version anglaise. Or watch your DVDs in English. Often the DVDs will allow you to have the fil in English with subtitles also in English.
2) The BBC world service site is an excellent place to learn listening, and they help you with the vocabulary etc. This week the featured story is about the delay in the new Sony Play station - so you can hear computing vocabulary too. Try it out
The BBC world service gives free online many other opportunities to practice your English - news bulletins, songs, etc.
If you follow this link you can listen to a show about today’s popular music, and you can download the script to help understand.
Si vous suivez ce lien vous pouvez écouter une émission sur le top 50. Vous pouvez également télécharger le texte de l’émission pour faciliter la compréhension.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
A lot of the British newspapers don't seem to be very interested in what's happening in France.
But the radical press is beginning to talk about France - see the following article in a socialist newspaper.
You may also be able to hear news on the BBC website. As you know, it is now very easy to listen to English radion on the web. Even with a slow connection, on www.bbc.co.uk you can listen to any one of a hundred radio programmes.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
BUt I thought it would be good for you to both continue reading some English, and see what France looks like through the eyes of the British media.
For weeks the British media said almost nothing about the movement in France, but this is beginning to change. The Independent, a daily newspaper which is relatively left wing, wrote the following :
http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article350940.eceNotice that you may find errors of fact in the articles I am giving you links to. It is often surprising to see how little homework journalists do. similarly, when you read articles in the French press about Britain, it is not all true!
The Guardian is more critical of the French government :