Séances d’apprentissage anglais/français en Tandem à la cafétéria.
L’an dernier, quatre élèves du lycée ont passé six semaines au lycée Strathcona d’Edmonton, dans l’état d’Alberta au Canada, et cette année un élève partira aussi chez son correspondant.
De début mars aux vacances de Pâques, nous accueillons au lycée cinq élèves canadiens. Voici la photo du repas d’accueil.
Si vous les rencontrez dans les couloirs, profitez de l’occasion pour pratiquer quelques mots d’anglais (...)
Now, we are surrounded with English : it’s present everywhere, in every form. The question that comes up to my mind is what does English bring people, and what points of view do they have about France ? To answer this question, I decided to ask my pals Luis, from Spain, and Christina, from China, plus our English-speakers assistants, Pascale, from Canada, and Pierre, from England.
How do they deal with English ?
Pascale was raised with both English and French. In her family, both languages (...)
• Neknomination is an online drinking game. The concept is simple but not without risks. The original parameters of the game require the participant to film themselves drinking a pint of an alcoholic beverage in one gulp and upload the footage to the web. The participant then nominates three others of his friends to do the same. The nominated person has to complete the task within 24 hours. The objective is to maximize the sharing of the video on Facebook or Twitter. And (...)
(Pour expliquer la problématique: In Norse mythology, the rainbow named Bifröst is the “bridge” which provides access to Asgard, the realm of the gods, guarded by the god Heimdall. Men were always fascinated by the rainbow, it is found in many other mythologies [example: • In Greek mythology, the path between heaven and earth was created by the messenger of the Olympian gods, Iris. She used it to bring messages from the gods to mortals. • For the ancient Irish, the secret the hiding (...)
What’s a green flash ?
A green flash is an optical phenomenon, such as a mirage, but it is not an optical illusion. You can see it at sunset or sunrise. It is a sudden moment (it does not last more than one second or two), when a part of the sun suddenly changes color from red/orange to green/blue so that’s why we describe it as a flash due to the ability of the air to separate the colors of the light. It is a rare phenomenon, and we can also observe it with the moon. It usually occurs on (...)
My first presentation will by on an international topic, so I am going to tell you the story of my extraordinary trip in the USA. first I’ve made a contact with the family who would host me. After a couple of e-mails and many phone call they told me that they would be very happy to accommodate me in their home. Note that I didn’t ask an organization to find a family for me , I wanted to do my own trip ! To tell you all, my host family is a longtime friend of my family. My Mom met them (...)
● Is UAV the future of military aviation ?
First, what is a UAV ? It means “unmanned air vehicle”. This term is used to refer to military combat drones. These aricrafts have no on-board pilot. Operational drones are predominantly under real-time human control, according to the levels of autonomy of the UAV and data communication. The pilot (also called operator) is based at the air field, in a specific section, which looks like a real cockpit.
I will develop two mains parts (...)
Social differences in everyday life in the USA and France
What happens when French people are lost in the USA?
France and the USA are often considered as a similar part of the occidental world, but their peoples have sometimes dissimilar behaviors in their everyday life. The way they live and the feelings they give to the others are very different and specific to the country.
The American society is the self-made-man society, and this shows that it is more important for American people (...)
How can we prevent a family from dying in the fire of their house ?
In France, there are about 12,000 victims of smoke inhalation from fires per year. So a law has been passed in 2010 in France, making smoke detectors mandatory in all private housing by March 8, 2015. There are three different types of smoke detectors, the most widespread in the world are :
The optical or smoke detector - The ionization smoke detector, which is banned in France especially because it contains a (...)
The Gamma knife, a non-invasive neurosurgery technical using precision at its best.
Nail polish is a cosmetic product which protects, conceals defect in the nail and makes it nicer. It’s used mainly by women and today, the trend of nail polish has been launched : it’s as important as jewelry or clothes for people who wants to be fashionable. We can find a lot of nail polish colors and many brands are on the cosmetic market as luxury brands. But in a traditional nail polish, there are many toxic chemical components because to make nail varnish you need plasticizer agents, (...)
Tower bridge : an astounding monument
It was on the morning of Tuesday 22nd October when we, the European class, arrived in front of Tower Bridge. I couldn’t help but gaze and marvel at its spectacular structure and design, but the morning breeze reminded us that we had to get our feet moving in order to enter the warm building if we didn’t want to freeze. No sooner had we arrived than a guide ushered us to a lift as he introduced himself. He was welcoming and had a nice sense of (...)
By definition, a language is a system of phonic and graphic signs which allow humans to express their mind and to communicate. In the world there are between 3,000 and 7,000 different languages but half of them could disappear by the end of this century. The death of languages isn’t a new phenomenon : linguists reckon that during the last 5,000 years, 30,000 languages were born and disappeared without leaving any trace. But the rhythm of disappearance of languages has sped up especially (...)
An article about a drug which is not well-known..... An insight on an other world.....
The war between sodas lasted for over a century. Back on the main stages of the confrontation between Pepsi and Coca-Cola.
A PDF file about Sound, Compression and the Loudness War, with two sound examples to help you understand better.
Magnetism is a force of attraction or replusion that acts at a distance. It is due to a magnetic field*, which is caused by moving electrically charged particles. It is brought about by magnetic objects such as a magnet or the Earth.
A magnetic field consists of lines of flux which are called magnetic field lines* coming from moving electrically charged particles. The lines of magnetic flux extend* from one end of the object to the other. By convention, we call one end of a magnetic object (...)
Believe in Europe Welfare through Innovation Science and Education
Projet Comenius du 1er octobre 2012 au 16 juin 2014
With Mrs. Reymond we have worked on the environment and how to save it. This is why I (Yasmine) and my classmates Ambre, Chloé and Jules have chosen the subject « saving paper ». We have done actions and have written the results of these in the following folder. We have also created a Facebook page to spread the word so that more people can do these things and the effect on the consumption of paper could be really great.
Please read our folder to have more informations and join us on Facebook (...)
How do fireworks work ?
Black powder and the art of making explosions have been known by the Chinese since at least the eighth or nineth century. In Europe, black powder was brought back by Marco Polo from China. It has been used for firearms since 1346. The first real firework was fired at Anne of Austria and Louis XIII’s wedding in 1615. It contained black powder, gold dust and silver dust.
Fireworks have been a traditional part of New Year’s celebrations since they were invented by the (...)
Trip to England, October 2011
Photos and results of the project capturing science.
During the time we had to eat on the Wednesday of the trip to London, I decided to visit the Natural History Museum of London, which is free and located near the place we visited in the morning : the Science Museum. I have completely visited only two rooms in the museum but I have also strolled in the rest of the museum.
So the first room I have completely visited was the minerals gallery : there are a lot of stones coming from all over the world and almost all type of stones or (...)
During the trip to London, we visited the Design Museum...
Les élèves de 2GT2 européenne vont rencontrer Hervé This à l’INSA et participer à des ateliers sur le thème de « food chemistry »
Lors d’une manifestation joyeuse, à l’initiative de deux élèves de la seconde euro, un nouvel arbre a été planté dans la cour du lycée.
10 Questions to an Australian Girl
I’ve been to Australia during the summer holidays for about three weeks. Then I received an Australia correspondent at my home for more than a month. Actually it was my sister’s correspondant, so she went to Flaubert High School. She flew back to Australia a month ago. I’m now wondering what she remembers from France and how she feels about our country.
1.) When I tell you “France”, what first comes to your mind ?
When you say France, I think of your (...)