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  • 1,311

    The British Museum revealed that 1,311 treasures were discovered by members of the public across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2019 thanks to metal detectors. These finds included an iron age drinking set, a solid gold bronze age arm ring and a coin which helps tell the story of Carausius, a usurper emperor who in 286AD broke Britain away from Europe.

    Wales/(le) Pays de Galles - iron/(de) fer - set/ici, service - coin/pièce (de monnaie) - AD = Anno Domini/après Jésus-Christ - to break, broke, broken away from/séparer

    Publié le 1/04/2020

  • 1,75 billion

    Cannabis shops in Colorado recorded sales of nearly 1.75 billion dollars in 2019. This represents a new annual sales record for the state home to the longest-established recreational cannabis industry in the United States. This also means more money in tax revenue for the state, which is used to fund programmes such as school construction, law enforcement, public health, drug education and public safety.

    to record/enregistrer - billion/milliard - to be home/to abriter - tax revenue/recettes fiscales - law enforcement/application de la loi, maintien de l’ordre; ici, forces de l’ordre - health/santé - safety/sécurité, sûreté

    Publié le 28/02/2020

  • 11,000,000,000

    Walt Disney Studios topped the $11 billion mark ($11.1191 billion) worldwide for the first time in industry history, far surpassing the previous record of $7.6053 billion set by the studio in 2016. The studio released a record six movies last year that surpassed 1 billion dollars globally: Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King and Frozen II. That crop of billion-dollar releases includes two of the ten highest-grossing worldwide releases of all time: Avengers: Endgame, which stole away the No. 1 spot from Avatar earlier this year; and The Lion King, which currently sits at No. 7 on the all-time list.

    to top the mark/franchir la barre des, dépasser les... - billion/milliard - worldwide/dans le monde (entier) - previous/précédent - to set, set, set/ici, établir - to release/sortir - globally/à l'échelle mondiale - Frozen II/(VF) La Reine des neiges - crop/moisson; ici, cuvée - release/ici, film - to gross/rapporter (recette brute) ici, the highest-grossing/les plus lucratifs - spot/place - currently/actuellement - to sit, sat, sat/ici, se trouver, être

    Publié le 3/02/2020

  • 5 000

    The number of homeless people in England has risen to 280,000 — with one in every 200 people currently without a home, according to a housing charity. This is the highest figure on record since the charity started monitoring the situation in 2016. The figure is particularly concerning in London where 170,000 — or one in 52 — are homeless. On any one winter night, around 5, 000 people in Britain sleep rough.

    homeless/sans abri - to rise, rose, risen/augmenter; ici, passer à - one in every/une personne sur - currently/actuellement - according to/d’après, selon - figure/chiffre - on record/jamais enregistré - to monitor/surveiller, suivre l’évolution de - concerning/inquiétant - to sleep, slept, slept rough/dormir dehors/dans la rue

    Publié le 6/01/2020

  • 350 000 000$

    Six years after the release of "Frozen", the highly anticipated sequel to the animated film has made a record start at the American and world box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates. “Frozen 2” buried several records. It’s the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally. It marks a new high in the U.S. and Canada for an animated movie released outside of the summer season. And it’s the largest opening for any Walt Disney Animation Studios release.

    release/ici, sortie (film) - Frozen/(VF) La Reine des neiges - anticipated/(très) attendu - sequel/suite - domestically/au niveau national; ici, aux États-Unis - worldwide/au niveau mondial - according to/selon - to bury/enterrer; ici, battre - to gross/rapporter (recette brute); ici, the highest-grossing/le plus lucratif - globally/ans le monde - a new high/un nouveau record - large/grand - opening/ici, démarrage

    Publié le 6/12/2019

  • 50%

    About 350 koalas living on the reserve in the north coast town of Macquarie have died in bushfires in New South Wales according to Koala Conservation Australia. Around 500 to 600 koalas were believed to lived- on the coastal. Experts estimate that koalas are in trouble in New South Wales, and if populations continue to decline at the same rate as the last 20 to 30 years, koalas could be extinct in the wild by 2050.

    Publié le 12/11/2019

  • 30

    For the 25th anniversary of the sitcom Friends, Warner Bros. Studios had 30 replicas of the famous Central Perk couch made. From the Grand Canyon to the Empire State Building, from Stonehenge to the Eiffel Tower, waterproof versions of the sofa were placed at key locations to allow fans to indulge in some pop culture nostalgia. The original couch was found by set decorator Greg Grande in the basement storage area at the Warner Bros. studio in Burbank, California.

    sitcom/comédie de situation - replica/copie - couch/canapé - waterproof/imperméable - location/lieu - to indulge in/se livrer (sans retenue), se laisser aller à - set decorator/décorateur de plateau - basement(en)/sous-sol - storage area/entrepôt

    Publié le 30/09/2019

  • 42%

    According to a recent polling, Megan Rapinoe, who co-captained the United States soccer team to victory in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final this summer, would beat Donald Trump if she were the Democratic nominee for president in 2020! She would get 42% support compared to 41% for Donald Trump. The poll was carried out by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, due to popular demand from the public about a “Megan Rapinoe v Donald Trump 2020 match-up”. However, at this time, the soccer champion, who is also a prominent advocate of LGBTQ rights, is not planning to run for political office.

    polling-poll/sondage - to co-captain to/ici, mener à (la victoire) en tant que co-capitaine - soccer/football - Women's World Cup/Coupe du monde féminine - to beat, beat, beaten/battre, vaincre - Democratic/ici, démocrate - nominee/candidat(e) - to carry out/effectuer, réaliser, mener - firm/entreprise, société - popular demand/demande générale - match-up/ici, duel - prominent/éminent, célèbre - advocate/défenseur(-se) - LGBTQ= Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer - to run, ran, run for office/se présenter à une élection

    Publié le 2/09/2019

  • 633

    Last month, 633 divers took part in the largest mass subaquatic clean up of a section of seabed in Florida. The divers, equipped with aqualungs, picked up litter from the sea floor near the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. They set up a world record, which was overseen by Guinness officiator Michael Empric, and ended up retrieving at least 1,626 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of fishing line.

    diver/plongeur - large/grand (... in the largest mass... au plus grand...) - seabed/fond marin - aqualung/scaphandre autonome - litter/déchets, détritus - pier/jetée - to set, set, set up/établir - to oversee, saw, seen/superviser - officiator/ici, juge officiel - to retrieve/ramasser, extraire - pound/livre (1 livre = 453,6 g) - trash/détritus, déchets - fishing line/filet de pêche

    Publié le 9/07/2019

  • 130,000

    To tackle global heating, more than 130,000 trees will be planted in English towns and cities over the next two years. Announced by the environment secretary, Michael Gove, the scheme will be administered by the Forestry Commission and provide individuals, local authorities, charities and NGOs with grants for the plantings. "This will allow us to plant more trees much closer to where people live and work and where the benefits of trees make the most difference," said Forestry Commission chair, Sir Harry Studholme.

    Publié le 7/06/2019

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