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Toolbox & documents for non-native English speakers Outils & documents pour l'entraînement à la pratique de l'anglais
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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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[taxonomy to be revised - too much overlap, not straightforward enough yet]

 

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How the dark legacy of the Kowloon Walled City lives on in modern-day Hong Kong

How the dark legacy of the Kowloon Walled City lives on in modern-day Hong Kong | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Those familiar with the historical icon take a walk down a dark, dank memory lane on the 25th anniversary of the enclave’s demolition 
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The greatest war memoir I have ever read - Telegraph

The greatest war memoir I have ever read - Telegraph | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
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FRANCO-EMPIRE: The Telegraph at Its Best
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Photographing Family

Photographing Family | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Photographer Margaret Mitchell writes about the experience of photographing her own family.
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OK - The Real Story Of Where This Expression Comes From

OK - The Real Story Of Where This Expression Comes From | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
many other satirical abbreviations got their start around the same time as OK but are no longer used—including K.Y. for “know yuse,” K.G. for “no go,” and O.W. for “oll wright.”
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Along with all the other big UK supermarkets, Tesco has signed the Courtauld Commitment 2025, a voluntary agreement to cut food waste by 20% within a decade.

Along with all the other big UK supermarkets, Tesco has signed the Courtauld Commitment 2025, a voluntary agreement to cut food waste by 20% within a decade. | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Retailer promises to investigate as people on social media complain about ruined Christmas dinners after turkeys were ‘off’
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LyricsGaps. Apprendre une langue à travers les paroles des chansons – Les Outils Tice

LyricsGaps. Apprendre une langue à travers les paroles des chansons – Les Outils Tice | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
LyricsGaps est un site déjà assez ancien qui propose gratuitement jeux et exercices pour apprendre une langue à travers les paroles de chansons.

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LyricsGaps est une ressource d’une incroyable richesse avec des milliers de chansons dans de dizaines de langues...
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Prehistoric Lion Man: the new British Museum show

Prehistoric Lion Man: the new British Museum show | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Earliest surviving figurative sculpture, carved from mammoth tusk, is among 160 objects in Living with Gods
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Julia Kristeva was communist secret agent for Bulgaria | The Guardian

Julia Kristeva was communist secret agent for Bulgaria | The Guardian | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Renowned psychoanalyst and philosopher alleged to have become collaborator in 1970s
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St Patrick's Day 2018: When is it and how do people celebrate?

St Patrick's Day 2018: When is it and how do people celebrate? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Whether you're Irish or not, there's a temptation to take part in celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day - a beloved tradition worldwide that sees thousands of people coming together to drink, dress in green, eat traditional Irish food and celebrate the Irish heritage.
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Vespasian - Wikipedia

Vespasian - Wikipedia

Vespasian was from an equestrian family that rose into the senatorial rank under the Julio-Claudian emperors. Although he fulfilled the standard succession of public offices and held the consulship in AD 51, Vespasian's renown came from his military success; he was legate of Legio II Augusta during the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 and subjugated Judaea during the Jewish rebellion of 66.

Invasion of Britannia (43)[edit]
Upon the accession of Claudius as emperor in 41, Vespasian was appointed legate of Legio II Augusta, stationed in Germania, thanks to the influence of the Imperial freedman Narcissus. In 43, Vespasian and the II Augusta participated in the Roman invasion of Britain, and he distinguished himself under the overall command of Aulus Plautius. After participating in crucial early battles on the rivers Medway and Thames, he was sent to reduce the south west, penetrating through the modern counties of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall with the probable objectives of securing the south coast ports and harbours along with the tin mines of Cornwall and the silver and lead mines of Somerset.

Vespasian marched from Noviomagus Reginorum (Chichester) to subdue the hostile Durotriges and Dumnonii tribes,[10] captured twenty oppida (towns, or more probably hill forts, including Hod Hill and Maiden Castle in Dorset). He also invaded Vectis (now the Isle of Wight), finally setting up a fortress and legionary headquarters at Isca Dumnoniorum (Exeter). During this time he injured himself and had not fully recovered until he went to Egypt. These successes earned him triumphal regalia (ornamenta triumphalia) on his return to Rome.
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Help to conserve a portrait - National Portrait Gallery

Help to conserve a portrait - National Portrait Gallery | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
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The kami • Shinto, Japan's oldest religion | The Japan Times

The kami • Shinto, Japan's oldest religion | The Japan Times | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
“I do not yet understand the meaning of the word ‘kami'” wrote Motoori Norinaga in 1771. If he didn’t, who did? Norinaga was the foremost scholar of his age; he devoted his life to studying the native literature from its ancient beginnings. “It is hardly necessary to say,” he continued, “that it includes human beings. It also includes such objects as birds, beasts, trees, plants, seas, mountains and so forth. In ancient usage, anything whatsoever that was outside the ordinary, which possessed superior power or which was awe-inspiring, was called kami. … Evil and mysterious things, if they are extraordinary and dreadful, are called kami.”

Shinto teaches nothing, enjoins nothing, demands no submission, works no miracles, effaces evil by cleansing it, transmutes dread into joy. There is no heaven, no hell, no nirvana — just “the rising sun each morning,” “the coming of the kami.”
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The Man of Feeling - Wikipedia

The Man of Feeling - Wikipedia

The Man of Feeling is a sentimental novel published in 1771, written by Scottish author Henry Mackenzie. The novel presents a series of moral vignettes which the naïve protagonist Harley either observes, is told about, or participates in. This novel is often seen to contain elements of the Romantic novel, which became prolific in the years following its publishing.

In the following (missing) chapters, Harley formally visits the baronet Mr. Walton recommended him to, because when the narrative continues, Harley is calling on him for the second time. The baronet however is away from London, and Harley meets another gentleman named Tom. They go for a stroll and then dine together, discussing pensions and resources with two older men.
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Marie biscuit - Wikipedia

Marie biscuit - Wikipedia

The Marie biscuit was created by the London bakery Peek Freans in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It became popular throughout Europe, particularly in Spain where, following the Civil War, the biscuit became a symbol of the country's economic recovery after bakeries produced mass quantities to consume a surplus of wheat.

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Les deux branches de la Common Law et la Continental Law î Alain Supiot

"Quand dans une cité la loi est assujettie et sans force, je vois sa perte toute proche. Mais où elle règne sur les chefs et où les chefs se font les esclaves des lois, c'est le salut que je vois arriver là et avec lui tous les biens que les Dieux accordent aux cités." A partir de cette citation introductive empruntée à Platon, Alain Supiot, professeur au Collège de France, revient sur le règne de la loi dans nos sociétés à travers les siècles, de la Grèce antique à aujourd'hui."

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"The Rule of Law" : un principe qui a une portée universelle
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Finding the Chimney Map - YouTube

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What was it up the Scottish Chimney? A very large Dutch 17th-Century map! 
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Vermeer's Passion for Maps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkwl_lEJDf0
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The Deathbed of an Irish Poet

The Deathbed of an Irish Poet | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
William Butler Yeats. As W.H. Auden put it, after his friend and mentor was buried in the ground: “Let the Irish vessel lie / Emptied of its poetry.”
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"Having a deep relationship to literature – I think this is what it means to be French."

"Having a deep relationship to literature – I think this is what it means to be French." | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

British Journal of Photography, Any answers (editorial Diane Smyth):

William Grieve - Christian Caujolle

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What is the origin of the phrase "Hobson''s choice"? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk

What is the origin of the phrase "Hobson''s choice"? | Notes and Queries | guardian.co.uk | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
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Le "dépointeur" | in Le pas-de-porte 

Le "dépointeur" | in Le pas-de-porte  | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
« Mais le mépris de tout le monde est peu de chose à côté des tourments de toutes sortes auxquels le dépointeur est désormais en proie ; on refusera de lui rendre service, on maltraitera ses domestiques, ses bestiaux reviendront estropiés, il trouvera ses charrues brisées, ses arbres écorcés ou rompus, il verra l'ivraie et les chardons désoler ses récoltes, s'il persiste, on incendiera ses meules et ses granges, quelquefois même, au coin de son champ, il trouvera une fosse surmontée d'une croix et d'un lambeau d'étoffe noire ; qu'il prenne garde alors, car c'est la menace d'un crime prochain contre lui ou l'un des siens. » (Debouvry, 1892, p. 501 ; voir également (Bloch, 1968, p. 183-184)).
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