Water: Running Against the Clock
Global warming is contributing to problems that put humans at risk, such as rising sea levels and clean water storages. What can we do about it?
Two Cultures on the One Page
One way for a young nation to define itself is through the stories it tells. Glyn Strange considers how New Zealand has developed and evolved its identity through literature that draws on both Maori and European culture.
Francine Tolron describes the city she loves most in New Zealand (and perhaps the world…) where she has spent many happy months.
Rugby, the Secular Religion of New Zealand
New Zealand is a remote, thinly populated, little known, not at all conspicuous country, with one exception: rugby, its national sport and its world-famous national team, the All Blacks. Both have to symbolise the country to such an extent that rugby means New Zealand and New Zealand means rugby.
Vietnam Then and Now
On the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, Elaine McCarthy discovers Vietnam is no longer a war: it’s a country, maybe even a capitalist one.
TO THE POINT
The tech industry has seen the future and it’s in the stars. For millenia, humans have had their eyes on the heavens, from Galileo’s telescope to the Rosetta/Philae probe last year. Now, the heavens are becoming our eyes, thanks to the ever-growing numbers of imagining and communications satellites that are launched each year.
Prononciation : commencer par la fin
Dans un précédent article (NSP N° 62), nous avons souligné l’importance de la relation production-perception, à travers notamment les “Tongue Twisters”. Nous allons maintenant explorer les différents phénomènes de coarticulation en anglais et tenter d’apporter des pistes d’exploitation dès le cycle 3, notamment par le biais du “Backward Building”
SAFE AND SOUND
The Metaphorisation of Space
Man’s attempt to commercialise space testify to his enduring desire to own and control the element his senses constantly put him in contact with. This is especially obvious in the use of English prepositions, which according to many, always stem from spatial metaphors.
New Zealand Accents
In New Zealand, as in Australia, geographic location matters little in terms of accent variation. Speech differs mainly as one moves up and down the social scale, where one encounters a variety of accents ranging from so-called “cultivated” to “broad”. Listen to, or download, the recording analysed in the article.
IN THE FIELD
Teaching Global Citizens – The Iceberg Concept of Culture
Culture is being given a prominent place in the U.S. modern-language curricula, with the aim of producing global citizens.
Réagir, décrire, construire ?
Après l’attaque du magazine Charlie Hebdo du 7/1/2015 et les événements qui ont suivi, Claudine Martina, comme beaucoup d’enseignants, s’est interrogée sur ce qu’il convenait de faire pour aider les élèves à comprendre l’actualité et surmonter les émotions. Ensuite est venu le travail pédagogique approfondi pour les éduquer au décryptage des images.
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