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THE YEAR 2017

 

ACTIVITIES NEW ANIMAL SPECIES
ARTS and CULTURE PET VIDEOS
BUILDINGS PHOTOS
CARTOONS QUIZZES
CINEMA SCIENCE
DEATHS TECHNOLOGY
GRAND CHALLENGES VIDEO GAMES
HERE'S TO 2017! VIOLENCE and DISASTER
HUMANITARIAN OF YEAR WORDS OF THE YEAR


(Page created on 23/02/2017)

 

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

  • 2017 REVIEW - niveau A2 / A2+
    Créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

 

HERE'S TO 2017!

 

 

  • Here's to 2017!
    "Once again, Beutler Ink has produced a year-end poster paying tribute to the newsmakers, celebrities, trends, and memes of the closing year, titled Here's to 2017. This year, that involves a lot of details. I'm happy that Wonder Woman is front and center. Among the politicians and protesters, you'll see plenty of pop stars, athletes, and fictional characters -and a crowded RIP section.
    That's a lot of people, which makes it hard to see at this size. Enjoy a much larger - and enlargeable - version at Beutler Ink."

    (neatorama.com)

 

WORDS OF THE YEAR:

  • Merriam-Webster’s 2017 Words of the Year
    "Toward the end of each calendar year, around the winter holidays, various dictionaries trot out their annual Words of the Year feature.
    This year, as can be expected, the focus (according to Merriam-Webster) was predominantly on terms directly or indirectly associated with politics..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 'Feminism' Is Merriam-Webster 'Word of the Year' - Text + Audio - 12 December 2017
    "Covfefe, dotard, rocket man, moron, recuse, collusion, complicit, and #MeToo are among the words and phrases that dominated the news in 2017. Yet a winner stands out. In 2017, a popular dictionary publisher says people looked up "feminism" more than any other."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

ARTS and CULTURE:

 

PHOTOS:


NEW ANIMAL SPECIES:

 

BEST PET VIDEOS:

  • Best Pet Videos of the Year 2017!
    "2017 has been quite the year and I don't know about you, but pet videos we're one of my favorite parts!
    From adorable dogs and cute cats to crazy raccoons and rowdy reptiles, these are just some of the best pet videos of the year!"

    (YouTube)

 

VIOLENCE, DISASTER:

  • 2017: A Year Marked by Disaster, Violence - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 30 December 2017
    "The year has been notable for acts of gun violence in the U.S. and attacks with vehicles in Europe. Severe storms left their damage in the Caribbean and southern U.S. There also has been political unrest and in America, and many, many accusations of sexual wrongdoing."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


QUIZZES:

  • The world in 2017: how much do you know? – quiz - with pictures
    "One state turned off the internet, another was accused of using starvation as a weapon of war, and beauty pageant contestants went rogue
    in the name of gender equality. What do you remember of the year that was?"

    (theguardian.com)
  • The 2017 Observer quiz of the year
    "How did Boris react to a poster of Tintin, what’s been banned by Wetherspoons, and who said it was ‘disgusting’ to put a washing machine in the kitchen?
    How well do you remember 2017? Questions by Euan Ferguson (answers at the end)."

    (theguardian.com)

 

BUILDINGS:

  • The best buildings of 2017
    "From the Lego House to a spectacular public library, Jonathan Glancey rounds up the year’s most brilliant new architecture."

    (BBC)

 

SCIENCE:

  • Eight amazing science stories of 2017 - with pictures
    "It was a year of endings and beginnings: the plucky Cassini spacecraft's 13-year-long mission reached its finale, while the fledgling field of gravitational wave astronomy bagged the catastrophic collision of two dead stars.
    BBC News looks back on eight of the biggest science and environment stories of 2017."

    (BBC)
  • Top Science Stories from 2017 - Text + Audio + Pictures
    "A total solar eclipse visible across America was one of the year’s rarest events. Strong storms raised concerns about climate change and neutron stars bring attention to a Nobel Prize-winning discovery about gravity."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Top Technology Stories of 2017 - Text + Audio + Pictures
    "2017 was another big year for technology, with many new products launched to make our phones, homes and cars “smarter.”
    But the news also included stories about technology companies seeking to earn back the public trust."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

CARTOONS:

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CINEMA:

 

DEATHS:


GRAND CHALLENGES:

  • 12 grand challenges that matter in 2017
    "In addition to known global problems such as climate change or poverty, what are the "grand challenges" we face in 2017?
    We asked a series of experts for their answers."

    (BBC)

 

HUMANITARIAN OF YEAR:

  • Rihanna named Humanitarian of Year - Singer to accept Harvard Foundation’s award next week
    “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director.
    “She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program...
    and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries..."

    (news.harvard.edu)