Roy Smith’s internet selection Coronavirus special 5

The 22 French words we’ve learned during the lockdown https://www.thelocal.fr/20200415/the-22-french-words-weve-learned-during-the-lockdown ‘Every business will be a health business’ https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52289142 + Watch, listen and read (videos with subtitles) The unexpected items deemed ‘essential’ https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-52272652/coronavirus-the-unexpected-items-deemed-essential False claims by politicians debunked https://www.bbc.com/news/av/52299689/coronavirus-false-claims-by-politicians-debunked

Roy Smith’s internet selection Other news 2

Biggest cosmic mystery ‘step closer’ to solution* https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52297058 Why does President Trump want to mine on the Moon?* https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-52228423 + Watch, listen and read (videos with subtitles) Ex-Disney animator brings to life The Worst Journey in the World https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-52234126/ex-disney-animator-brings-antarctic-story-to-life *worksheet…

Roy Smith’s internet selection of Other news

Rare Ravi Shankar footage released to mark centenary https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-52233961/rare-ravi-shankar-footage-released-to-mark-centenary French word of the day: Le bac (how to explain this French phenomenon in English) https://www.thelocal.fr/20200403/french-word-of-the-day-le-bac Review of Mrs America series http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200402-mrs-america-review-a-smart-tale-of-an-anti-feminist-icon The man who grew his own Amazon rainforest https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-52122285/the-man-who-grew-his-own-amazon-rainforest…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Coronavirus special 4

The best books of 2020 so far http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200327-the-best-books-of-2020-so-far Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52095694 Why coronavirus could cause an outbreak of very nasty politics in France https://www.thelocal.fr/20200323/analysis-why-coronavirus-could-cause-an-outbreak-of-very-nasty-politics + Watch, listen and read (videos with subtitles) Coronavirus: US death…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Coronavirus special 3

Coronavirus: From clapping to kindness, five reasons to be hopeful https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52068233 Coronavirus: Malaysian men in shopping muddle amid lockdown https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-52040256 Coronavirus: Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-51967889 Donald Trump is calling coronavirus ‘Chinese virus’ for…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Coronavirus special

Ten top tips for keeping kids entertained during France’s lockdown https://www.thelocal.fr/20200318/ten-top-tips-for-keeping-kids-entertained-during-frances-lockdown The vocabulary you need to fill in French forms https://www.thelocal.fr/20200317/the-vocabulary-you-need-to-fill-in-french-forms-including-the-coronavirus-lockdown-slip German Big Brother cast to be told about coronavirus pandemic live on TV https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-51923334 + Watch, listen and read…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 11 2020

How different countries are responding to the coronavirus outbreak https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-different-countries-are-responding-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak_n_5e67ccddc5b68d61645be08a?guccounter Why are people stockpiling toilet paper? https://theconversation.com/why-are-people-stockpiling-toilet-paper-we-asked-four-experts-132975 Le Drian case: Fraudsters who wore mask of French minister jailed https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51842898 White House “clips” Biden video & Twitter “labels” this https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51799366 Are…

French News in English Week 11 2020

(In pictures) Notre-Dame: Paris cathedral restoration work continues https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-51815537 La bise blues: How the French are coping with the coronavirus kissing ban https://www.thelocal.fr/20200306/bise-blues-how-the-french-are-coping-with-the-coronavirus-kissing-ban French government steps in to regulate face masks and hand gels during coronavirus outbreak https://www.thelocal.fr/20200304/french-government-steps-in-to-regulate-face-masks-and-hand-gels-during-coronavirus-outbreak Italian ministers…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 10 2020

The cancer patient trapped by coronavirus: What happened next? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51748164?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story Coronavirus panic: Why are people stockpiling toilet paper? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51731422?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story Watch, listen and read (videos with subtitles) Helping Indian women take financial control at home https://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-51771146/i-m-helping-indian-women-take-financial-control-at-home?intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fworld&link_location=live-reporting-map Vietnam’s handwashing song goes global…