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Aimez-vous Robert Frost ?

Aimez-vous Robert Frost ? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it

Robert Frost's snowy walk tops Radio 4 count of nation's favourite poems

 

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening displaces verse by Kipling and Eliot as most-requested on BBC's Poetry Please programme

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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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- Online Courses & Other Learning Tools

- Cultural reads

- Business reads

- Progressive & Fundamentals (?)

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

 

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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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DeepL. Enfin un traducteur automatique de qualité – Les Outils Tice

DeepL. Enfin un traducteur automatique de qualité – Les Outils Tice | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
L’équipe de DeepL utilise ce superordinateur pour entraîner des réseaux neuronaux de traduction à partir d’une vaste collection de textes multilingues. Lors de l’entraînement, les réseaux analysent une multitude de traductions et apprennent de manière autonome à traduire en respectant la grammaire et la structure du texte. Le résultat est bluffant et laisse entrevoir ce que les ordinateurs sauront faire demain.

DeepL est proposé gratuitement sur le web. Vous pouvez utiliser leur site parfaitement responsive sur smartphone et tablette.
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College Life?

How does a school become a home? How does a town become a community? In Lexington, it's your first day in the Campus Kitchen, in a local coffee shop, on the…
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Meet Nobel Prizewinner Kazuo Ishiguro, The Art of Fiction No. 196

Meet Nobel Prizewinner Kazuo Ishiguro, The Art of Fiction No. 196 | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
In the pleasant white stucco house where Ishiguro lives with his sixteen-year-old daughter, Naomi, and his wife, Lorna, a former social worker, there are three gleaming electric guitars and a state-of-the-art stereo system. The small office upstairs where Ishiguro writes is custom designed in floor-to-ceiling blond wood with rows of color-coded binders neatly stacked in cubbyholes. Copies of his novels in Polish, Italian, Malaysian, and other languages line one wall. On the other are books for research—for example, Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt and Managing Hotels Effectively by Eddystone C. 
Nebel III.  
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Slack English? Check Most Commonly Misused Phrases 

Slack English? Check Most Commonly Misused Phrases  | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
There’s a good chance you’ve said at least one of these phrases wrong to your boss – so it’s about time to learn how to get them right.
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MOOC L'anglais pour tous - Spice up Your English

MOOC L'anglais pour tous - Spice up Your English | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
A l’issue du MOOC, vous serez en mesure de :

Comprendre ce qu’est une langue et comment en apprendre une nouvelle efficacement.
Identifier et développer des stratégies personnelles d’apprentissage en termes de vocabulaire, grammaire, lecture et audition.
Utiliser les structures grammaticales et la syntaxe afin de comprendre des textes d'un niveau de base et intermédiaire.
Manier du vocabulaire et des expressions idiomatiques liées au contexte de l’éducation et de la nourriture ainsi que les 1000 mots les plus utilisés en anglais.
Ecouter et lire des textes afin d’en comprendre le sens général et d’en retirer des informations plus spécifiques.
Améliorer votre prononciation de l’anglais standard.
Mobiliser vos connaissances en anglais dans le cadre de compétences académiques de bases telles que : prendre note ou analyser la structure d’un texte.
Identifier les outils et ressources en ligne qui correspondent le mieux à votre style d’apprentissage.
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Striking Against

Striking Against | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
To remind American readers, the Charter of Amiens is important in France. It separates labor organizations from political organizations. There’s always been a clear distinction that trade unionists respect.
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An animated history of the English language in 1O mins.

An animated history of the English language in 1O mins. | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
I didn't mean to watch this entire thing, but dammit if I didn't sit through all ten minutes (alright, technically 11 minutes and 20 seconds) of this fantastically witty, animated history of the English language.
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from one wandering soul to another

from one wandering soul to another | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
a sweet thing happened to me the other night…

i was on the metro and this guy sat across from me, and before i began reading my book, he said to me, “excuse me, before you start reading your book, can i ask you a question?” sure. “what’s your background? are you korean?” (why do people try to guess, though?) i told him how i was half chinese and then he tried to guess the other half, and asked if i was also vietnamese…. lol, no… when i told him about being half quebecoise, he told me how beautiful he thought i was. yes, i understand how people tend to fetishize asian women, but he seemed really genuine, because when there was nothing left to be said, he added, “okay, well, have a good night!” he was just so friendly and warm and not once did i feel like i was being threatened. fellas, take notes on how to talk to women and make them feel good. :)
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how to talk to women and make them feel good!
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Le gouvernement français punira d’amende et de séance de rééducation politique les discussions privées jugées déviantes

Le gouvernement français punira d’amende et de séance de rééducation politique les discussions privées jugées déviantes | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it


 
BREIZATAO - POLITIKEREZH (17/08/2017) Le gouvernement français a passé un décret le 3 août dernier lui permettant de punir les discussions privées dont il juge le contenu hostile ou non conforme à l'idéologie officielle.


Le Décret n° 2017-1230 du 3 août 2017 relatif aux provocations, diffamations et injures non publiques présentant un caractère raciste ou discriminatoire doit améliorer la lutte contre les manifestations de racisme, de sexisme et d’homophobie pouvant se produire dans des lieux non publics, comme au sein des entreprises ou des établissements scolaires.
En d'autres termes, une discussion privée entre deux personnes pourra être réprimée beaucoup plus durement par le gouvernement.
Parmi les peines prévues en cas de discussions jugées idéologiquement déviantes par l’État Français, encourront des peines d'amende, une interdiction de détenir une arme pendant trois ans, leur confiscation, des travaux et séances de rééducation politique.
(Source : Riposte Laïque)

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Les sous-titres de la honte (sur le blog de Fast for Word)

Les sous-titres de la honte (sur le blog de Fast for Word) | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Les traductions approximatives des séries télé sur le Net.
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Entire body of UK public sculpture to go online by 2020

Entire body of UK public sculpture to go online by 2020 | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Britain will be the first country to create an online catalogue of its entire collection of publicly owned sculpture. Art UK, a charity which recently completed a similar venture for 210,000 oil paintings, is undertaking the operation.
 
Art UK believes there are around 150,000 sculptures in the UK’s public collections, which it defines as museums, galleries, universities, hospitals and other public buildings. A further 16,500 outdoor public monuments and sculptures will also be included. Antiquities made before AD1000, of which there are probably some tens of thousands in museums, will be excluded.
 
The cost of digitising nearly 170,000 sculptures will work out at just over £13 an object.
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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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'Hoity-toity' - the meaning and origin of this phrase

The meaning and origin of the phrase 'Hoity-toity'.
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Jew's Harp, Listen and You Will Hear It: Valentinas & Viaceslavas at TEDxVilnius - YouTube

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de la Bibliothèque Mazarine, l'article de l'Encyclopédie en ligne http://enccre.academie-sciences.fr/ice/vueDoss/D00-5f7ac6543f0c/ à voir en regard - in English, originally 'Jaws Harp'... in italiano anche 'sciacciapensieri'
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Old £1 coin taken out of circulation in two weeks - what should you do if you’ve still got one?

Old £1 coin taken out of circulation in two weeks - what should you do if you’ve still got one? | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Britons are being urged to fish out any old £1 coins from piggy banks and car gloveboxes as the deadline for using the old pound coins fast approaches.
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Cost of the average wedding hits an all-time high of £27K

Cost of the average wedding hits an all-time high of £27K | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
The cost of the average UK nuptials has soared to £27,161, up almost 10 per cent from 2016, according to the wedding planning website Hitched, with London couples spending £33K.
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Prof Sandra Laugier, Ordinary - The Oxford Liberation?

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Vous avez 4 visites sur Liberation, vous choisissez.
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Insegnare in inglese non è anti-italiano

Insegnare in inglese non è anti-italiano | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
Nel si istituiscono corsi in inglese per attrarre talenti. Ma nelle università italiane insegnare in inglese resta un tabù.
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Fears of British English’s disappearance are overblown

Fears of British English’s disappearance are overblown | English Usage for French Insights | Scoop.it
PAUL REVERE’S ride through Concord, Massachusetts, warning that “the British are coming! The British are coming!”, is said to have saved America’s revolution from an early defeat that could have proved fatal. Much of the story, sadly for his legend, is myth.
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Learn English Through Story ★ THE DEVOTED FRIEND by Oscar Wilde (Level 3)

Please SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE if you like this video. Thank you very much. Follow us: Google+
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