lundi 20 octobre 2008

Activité manuelle à réaliser en anglais avec vos enfants - "Hairy Blow painting"

Une activité manuelle très amusante à réaliser en famille et en anglais!

Il vous faut de la peinture (some paint), de l'eau (water) une paille (a straw) et votre souffle (all your huff and your puff!) pour réaliser un hérisson (a hedgehog), les cheveux (the hair) d'un bonhomme ou encore un montre (a monster).

Lien ci-dessous vers site Cbeebies

Comment lire les symboles en anglais?

@ se prononce arroba ou commercial at; the at sign ou the at symbol.
, comma
" " speech marks ou inverted commas ou quotation marks
& ampersand
+ plus sign
- minus sign
-> arrow
© copyright sign
? question mark
# number symbol ou hash symbol ou hash sign
( ) brackets
( open brackets
) close brackets ou closed brackets
_ underscore
: colon
; semicolon
/ forward slash
\ backslash

mardi 14 octobre 2008

6 Minute English - Problème de prononciation en anglais

Le "6 Minute English" de cette semaine évoque les problèmes de prononciation de la langue anglaise (même pour les anglais - c'est rassurant).

Le programme analyse les résultats d'une enquête récente durant laquelle 3000 britanniques devaient prononcer certains mots parmi les plus difficiles de la langue anglaise. Le résultat est plutôt drôle!

La question de la semaine est la suivante:
"How many sounds do experts say we need to be able to pronounce so that we can speak English clearly? "

a) 44
b) 104
c) 400

Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour écouter le programme et entendre la réponse...

mardi 7 octobre 2008

Conte pour enfant: Billy Goats Gruff

Voici le résumé du conte, tiré de Wikipedia:

"Three Billy Goats Gruff (Norwegian: De tre bukkene Bruse) is a famous traditional fairy tale of Norwegian origin, in which three goats cross a bridge, under which is a fearsome troll who tries to prevent them from crossing it. Three Billy Goats Gruff is an "eat-me-when-I'm-fatter" tale."


The story introduces three male goats named Gruff of varying size and age, sometimes identified in the story as youngster, father and grandfather, but more often they are described as brothers. There is no grass left for them nearest where they live, so they must cross a river to go a "sæter" (a summer farm in the hills) "to make themselves fat", but the only way across is by a bridge and it is guarded by a fearsome troll who eats any who pass that way. The youngest goat, knowing nothing of this, crosses the bridge and is threatened by the troll but is spared when he tells the troll that his brothers are larger and more gratifying as a feast. The middle goat sees that the youngest one has crossed and reaches the conclusion that the bridge must be safe after all, but when he crosses and the troll challenges him, he too tells him of his eldest brother. When the eldest and largest of them attempts to cross, the troll comes out to seize him but is gored by his horns and knocked into the river. From that time on the bridge is safe, and all three goats are able to go to the rich fields around the summer farm in the hills.


The tale is, essentially, a tale of mind over matter and good against evil. The first two goats save their own lives by using their wits. It could also be said they act somewhat rashly and carelessly in the first place by crossing paths with a troll and then afterwards by putting their eldest brother at risk by telling the troll to wait for him instead. Ultimately, the eldest goat, who is older, stronger and more intelligent than both the younger goats and the troll, comes out as the story's hero.

Another perspective is that the protagonist is the troll and that the moral is to accept a good deal, rather than to wait for a better one."

Achetez the-billy-goats-gruff-avec-cd

dimanche 5 octobre 2008

6 Minute English

Une nouvelle rubrique dans mon Blog: le "6 Minute English", tiré comme d'habitude du site BBC Learning English.

Chaque semaine, écoutez un nouveau thème d'Actu pendant 6 minutes seulement. Vous pouvez écouter en ligne ou télécharger le podcast et l'écouter dans vos transports, lors d'une pause etc.

J'espère que ce nouvel outil vous accompagnera dans vos progrès. Merci à la BBC!

Cette semaine, RDV au Bangladesh:

A street in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka traffic

This week's programme takes us into the heart of one of the busiest and noisiest parts of the world! Jackie and Senjuti are in downtown Dhaka among the cars and rickshaws, discussing a topic that's not going anywhere fast: traffic!