Par Maud Weck le 11 Novembre 2015 à 09:21
November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.
It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.
Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans.
Two minute silence
At 11am on each Remembrance Sunday a two minute silence is observed at war memorials and other public spaces across the UK.
Par Maud Weck le 11 Novembre 2015 à 09:20
On 10 November 1983 Microsoft Corporation formally announced Microsoft Windows, a next-generation operating system that would provide a graphical user interface (GUI) and a multitasking environment for IBM computers. It was known as Windows 1.0.
Apple released the first Macintosh in January 1984.
Windows 2.0 didn't show up until 1987.
Par Maud Weck le 8 Novembre 2015 à 20:46
Monday, November 9th
Today is a special day...
On the 9 November 1989, the Border separating Western from Eastern Germany was opened, allowing citizens from both west and east to cross freely through checkpoints.
The wall was built on 13 August 1961 by communist East Germany and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West.
Why was the wall built?
At the end of World War II, the Allied powers divided conquered Germany into four zones, each occupied by either the United States, Great Britain, France, or the Soviet Union. The same was done with Germany's capital city, Berlin.
In 1949, the three zones occupied by the United States, Great Britain, and France combined to form West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany). The zone occupied by the Soviet Union formed East Germany (the German Democratic Republic).
This same division into West and East occurred in Berlin, a major city in Germany, located located in East Germany. The split of Berlin resulted in an island in the midst of the sea of East Germany.
Living conditions in West Germany and East Germany became distinctly different with Germans living in the West being better off.
A very good movie to watch: Good bye Lenin
Par Maud Weck le 8 Novembre 2015 à 20:41
Tongue twister: c'est une série de mots difficile à prononcer surtout parce qu'il y a des sons similaires. Le but est de les prononcer de plus en plus vite sans se tromper. En français on appelle cela des virelangues comme par exemple " les chaussettes de l'archiduchesse sont-elles sèches, archi-sèches?"
Défi pour la semaine prochaine: Vous en choisissez une, vous l'écoutez et vous vous entraînez à la prononcer aussi vite que possible. Je désignerai un gagnant qui sera récompensé...
Un exemple si vous cliquez sur ce lien
D'autres exemples en cliquant ici
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