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In Queens, Broken Concrete Keeps Pedestrians Safe

In Queens, Broken Concrete Keeps Pedestrians Safe | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

”With a perception of danger, here perceived in texture and irregularity – a heightened sense of awareness and care is created in the user. Paradoxically, what is smooth, clean and without remarkable characteristics actually creates a dangerous environment of speed and inattention.”

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recyclage intelligent des matériaux de chantier, qui alerte à la vigilance

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Vote for the Oddest Book Title of the Year | We Love This Book

Vote for the Oddest Book Title of the Year | We Love This Book | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Previous winners of this prestigious literary award include: Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers, How to Avoid Huge Ships, Living with Crazy Buttocks and, most recently, Cooking with Poo. The latter is a 114-page cookbook penned by a resident of the Klong Toey slum in Bangkok slum, Saiyuud Diwong, whose nickname, “Poo” is the Thai word for crab.

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Anglo-EU Translation Guide

Anglo-EU Translation Guide | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

What the British mean when they say "With the greatest respect (I think you are an idiot), this is quite good (a bit disappointing)."

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Can English be the language of EU?

Can English be the language of EU? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Joachim Gauck says Europe needs Britain's democratic traditions, political courage and sober-mindedness

 

Germany's president has called for English to be made the language of the European Union as he appealed to the UK to stay in the EU.

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Meet the Mad Hatter

Meet the Mad Hatter | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
“Mad as a hatter” In 18th and 19th century England mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time.
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More Chinese are learning English

More Chinese are learning English | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

More Chinese are learning English as a key to a fulfilling life. Chinese children learn English as early as two years old, according to China Daily.

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REF: FILMON Watch live TV in HD

Movies, news, comedy, documentary, education... Watch live UK, US, Italian, German and a bit of French TV in HD streaming.

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recommandé!

 

 

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Boîte à outils :

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DICTIONNAIRES ENG-FR/FR-ENG

- Wordreference (avec forum très réactif quand on a une question)

- Grand dictionnaire terminologique (Canadien; vocabulaire technique)

 

DICTIONNAIRES/THESAURUS ANGLAIS

- The Free dictionary (bonnes définitions, synonymes)

 

USAGE

- avec une recherche plein texte entre "..." sur Google, évidemment

- Linguee

- My Memory

 

PRONONCIATION

- Amy Walker est fille de musiciens, actrice de formation, elle explique merveilleusement les différences de motricité, de résonance, de respiration des différents accents http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BB9C7AAE6470D53

- pour tester la prononciation d'une phrase avec un avatar (exemple :

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=6886966&height=267&width=200),

http://www.voki.com/ c'est rigolo

 

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- Special Dictionaries

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- Progressive & Fundamentals (?)

[taxonomy to be revised - too much overlap, not straightforward enough yet]

 

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Accroche-com' - ressources humaines - EADS

Accroche-com' - ressources humaines - EADS | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Ingénieurs des Mines ou polytechniciens, les managers de cette multinationale n’ont guère le temps de soigner la qualité de leur communication orale. Comment les sensibiliser à cette problématique, les amener à prendre la mesure de ses enjeux pour leur activité et pour le Groupe ? Après une étape de réflexion sur le bon angle et les arguments pour convaincre ce public, Accroche-com’ préconise de concevoir et d’offrir aux 250 top managers de l’entreprise un ouvrage prestigieux en anglais retraçant une histoire des grands échecs et des plus belles réussites de la communication improvisée ou non.

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The International Telephone Alphabet

The International Telephone Alphabet | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

A as in Alpha, B as in Bravo etc.

 

 

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Malcom's English Pages has some very nice teaching material and informative blog entries for both teachers and learners.

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“I could speak Shakespeare, but I couldn’t read the Mercury News.”

“I could speak Shakespeare, but I couldn’t read the Mercury News.” | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

 

http://t.co/A5gfq7Cg

 

Marylène est Normalienne, on s'en souvient.


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Practice With a Haircut

Practice With a Haircut | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
BLANCHESTER, OH—Sources confirmed Friday that the person currently cutting local man Russell Elko’s hair is merely the latest in a long line of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of human beings who over the course of the 30-year-old’s lifetim...
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Slipping Heroes

Slipping Heroes | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
LIFE magazine photographer Hans Wild visited the intrepid souls of the British Snail-Watching Society in 1946. This gallery highlights some of the pictures he made. For the story of the society itself, however, it’s probably best to simply quote from the December 2, 1946, issue of LIFE, which really did manage to hit just the right tone when discussing this slippery issue:

The British Snail-Watching Society is an organization dedicated to the theory that man, harassed by the mounting tempo of modern life, has something to learn from contemplating the snail.  The society’s whimsical propaganda has fascinated England and even resulted in editorials in the [London] Times. A recent meeting of the society, at which the pictures on these pages were taken, featured a snail race which, to snail lovers, is the equivalent of the Kentucky Derby.


Read more: http://life.time.com/curiosities/life-visits-an-english-snail-watching-society/#ixzz2MNNG8DPn

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Les Anglais mettent un point final à la tapisserie de Bayeux

Les Anglais mettent un point final à la tapisserie de Bayeux | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Sur l’île d’Alderney, au large de Cherbourg, un groupe d’Anglais passionnés, mené par Kate Russell, conservatrice de la bibliothèque locale, a décidé de compléter la tapisserie de Bayeux,...
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Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

Test your Awareness with Do The Test's Whodunnit. Who Killed Lord Smithe? TFL cycling safety advert! How observant are you? How did you do? www.dothetest.co.uk
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Shopping dans le ventre de la baleine

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Shopping in the Belly of the Whale - ‘The Blackgang Chine Bazaar at the Isle of Wight’s Blackgang Chine Amusement Park. :

‘The Blackgang Chine Bazaar at the Isle of Wight’s Blackgang Chine Amusement Park.  Alexander Dabell established the amusement park in 1843, making it one of the oldest (or perhaps the oldest) amusement park in the United Kingdom.  In 1842 a huge fin whale had been stranded off the Needles.  Dabell bought it at auction, sold off the blubber, had the bones bleached, and transported across the island to a specially built hut.’

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Leo Burnett London - 2013 McDonald's Favourites: Dave

Leo Burnett London - 2013 McDonald's Favourites: Dave | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

"Utterly perfect. The fast food giant consistently produces excellent advertising but this raises the bar to a new level. This is beautifully written; beautifully cast; beautifully acted; beautifully directed and beautifully judged. Marvellous." DavidReviews

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"Nah, you're alright"

le partage, langage universel

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Cars: How to Talk the Designers’ Talk

Cars: How to Talk the Designers’ Talk | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Now that designers often move around the globe, their language has become more eclectic. Earlier in his career, Mr. Davis worked in Europe for Fiat and G.M. In Germany, he learned gummidingers, a name for rubber thingamajigs that have no name. Mr. Davis defined the British-sounding mucketts as “complicated rubber moldings that hide nasty window-door frame areas or direct water drips to appropriate places.”

“In Italy,” he said, “what we call the plenum, the area at the base of the windshield where the wipers sit and run off is directed is called the vasca di pesce, or fish bowl.”

Companies have their own phrase books. At BMW, a crease or body line on the side of a car is a zicke, Mr. Chapman said. For New Yorkers, Mr. Chapman noted that the often-used Hofmeister Knick, referring to the traditional dogleg shape at the base of the C-pillar of BMWs, “is pronounced ka-nic, not like the basketball team.”

The shape is named for Wilhelm Hofmeister, a BMW designer in the 1960s; knick is German for fold or crease.

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The Murky History of Foosball

The Murky History of Foosball | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
How did the tabletop game get from parlor halls in 19th-century Europe to the basements of American homes?
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Did you know that?

Did you know that? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

The Ampersand (&) used to be the 27th letter of the English Alphabet!


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10 sites pour apprendre l'anglais en ligne gratuitement

cités en outre dans les commentaires :

Polyglot : http://www.polyglot-learn-language.com/

English Central sur https://www.englishcentral.com/

12speak : http://www.12speak.com

teatime: http://www.teatime-mag.com/fr/

Anglissime (http://www.anglissime.com)

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UCL Lunch Hour Lectures in 2013

UCL Lunch Hour Lectures in 2013 | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Events calendar for UCL (University College London) - London's leading multidisciplinary university. Highlighting public talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances taking place at the university.

 

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Tuesday 8 January 2013Lunch Hour Lecture: From Bletchley Park to modern computing - the value of Twitter

 

13:15  — 13:55

Bletchley Park is the historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during World War II and the work carried out there by Alan Turing and others led to the birth of the modern…

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Be there, do that (streamed live online Tuesdays and Thursdays) or pick up your lecture from the archives and view streaming online or on ULC's YouTube channel.

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