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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler. What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"?

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images. What do Game of Thrones’ Dothraki, Avatar’s Na’vi, Star Trek’s Klingon and LOTR’s Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution.

John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate fans long past the rolling credits. Jeux sérieux en vrac pour enseigner l’anglais. Les articles de la collection « Jeux sérieux en vrac pour » proposent des ressources vidéoludiques accompagnées de pistes pédagogiques qui n’ont pas été testées ni évaluées : vos commentaires sur la valeur de la ressource ou sur son usage sont donc les bienvenus.

Jeux sérieux en vrac pour enseigner l’anglais

Le jeu vidéo peut être utilisé pour pratiquer plusieurs activités langagières. Il peut servir à la compréhension orale, à la compréhension écrite mais aussi à la restitution orale voire même à la restitution écrite mais seulement dans une minorité de jeux. De plus certains jeux sérieux permettent de pratiquer ces activités tout en apportant des connaissances supplémentaires sur la civilisation ou la culture en rapport avec la langue étudiée. Les pistes et les ressources présentées dans la suite de cet article permettront de comprendre concrètement les avantages et les limites de l’utilisation de ces logiciels interactifs de loisirs en pédagogie. L’histoire est également un support intéressant pour les pratiques langagières. Ned Kelly: The outlaw who divides a nation.

More than 130 years after he was hanged, Australia's most notorious outlaw is being buried, as old tensions resurface about what he really means to the country.

Ned Kelly: The outlaw who divides a nation

To many Australians, Ned Kelly, the son of poor Irish Catholics, was a heroic anti-establishment figure who fought corrupt British colonists in the 19th Century. To others, he was a vicious thug who murdered three police officers. Kelly's descendants have insisted that by burying him, they were not seeking to glorify the notorious bandit, but to give him a dignified and proper farewell. "It's good to see that Ned will get the funeral he finally deserved in the first place," says Anthony Griffiths, the outlaw's great-grandnephew. Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights. Space and exchanges.pdf. Spaces & Exchanges by marina courvoisier on Prezi. How do you define the American Dream?

Famous Immigrants Who Enriched America. Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build and Strengthen Our Economy. Jason Furman, Danielle Gray July 12, 2012 10:09 AM EDT America is a nation of immigrants. Our American journey and our success would simply not be possible without the generations of immigrants who have come to our shores from every corner of the globe. It is helpful to take a moment to reflect on the important contributions by the generations of immigrants who have helped us build our economy, and made America the economic engine of the world. How do immigrants strengthen the U.S. economy?

Below is our top 10 list for ways immigrants help to grow the American economy. Immigrants start businesses. As a nation of immigrants, we must remember that generations of immigrants have helped lay the railroads and build our cities, pioneer new industries and fuel our Information Age, from Google to the iPhone. The lesson of these 236 years is clear – immigration makes America stronger. Famous American Immigrants. Albert Einstein: Greatest physicist of the twentieth century.

Famous American Immigrants

Born in Ulm, Germany, the young Einstein was dissatisfied with the restrictive schools in Germany. At the age of 16 he moved to Switzerland and graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology. In 1902 he became a clerk with Swiss Patent Office, where he worked with new inventions. In 1905 he published five papers, including the “Special theory of Relativity” which considered motion and the speed of light. Ieoh Ming Pei: One of America’s most famous architects, Ieoh Ming Pei was born in Canton in China in 1917 and came to the United States at the age of 18 to study architecture. Madeleine Albright: Our former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright was born in Czechoslovakia in 1937 and moved with her family, the Korbels, to the United States in 1948, fleeing the Communist takeover.

John Muir: This world-famous naturalist was born in Dunbar, Scotland in 1838 and moved with his family to Portage, Wisconsin at the age of eleven. Working gun made with 3D printer. 6 May 2013Last updated at 06:38 GMT By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service, Texas The BBC's Rebecca Morelle saw the 3D-printed gun's first test in Austin, Texas The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.

Working gun made with 3D printer

The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online. The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of Austin, Texas. Jeux sérieux. Anglais. Prezi anglais lycée. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Monty Python. Ressources UK.

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