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C'est pas qu'on ne vous ait avertis

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English Usage for French Insights
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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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.

Via Fidel NAVAMUEL
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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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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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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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FULL TEXT AVAILABLE - Gutenberg.org & your local libraries
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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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'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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