Samedi 10 mai 2014 6 10 /05 /Mai /2014 18:25

Voici une autre vidéo de VOA qui est tombée à l'épreuve de compréhension orale (vidéo)

Une autre chance de vous entrainer :)

Vous pouvez avoir les sous-titres en anglais en appuyant sur l'icone en forme de feuille 'transcription'

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Vendredi 28 mars 2014 5 28 /03 /Mars /2014 06:35
Lycée Jean Monnet C.Coucoulle Nempont bts NRC Texte 2 
 
 
 
 
November 9, 2012 
 
How Zara Grew Into the World’s Largest Fashion Retailer 
By SUZY HANSEN 
Today, even as Spain teeters on the edge of economic catastrophe, the Galician 
city La Coruña has attracted notice as the hometown of Amancio Ortega Gaona, 
the world’s third-richest man and the founder of a wildly successful fashion 
company, Inditex, more commonly known by its oldest and biggest brand, Zara. 
The company’s outward modesty reflects its surroundings. La Coruña is a quiet 
place.It’s an odd location for an aggressive, global company like Inditex. 
The campus consists of corporate headquarters for the entire company, as well 
as headquarters for Zara and Zara Home, two of Inditex’s eight brands. There 
are also factories and a distribution center where clothes are loaded onto trucks 
to be sent around the world. 
Inditex is a pioneer among “fast fashion” companies, which essentially imitate the 
latest fashions and speed their cheaper versions into stores. Every one of 
Inditex’s brands — Zara, Zara Home, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, 
Stradivarius, Pull & Bear and Uterqüe — follow the Zara template: trendy and 
decently made but inexpensive products sold in beautiful, high-end-looking 
stores. Zara’s prices are similar to those of the Gap: coats for $200, sweaters for 
$70, T-shirts for $30. 
Inditex now makes 840 million garments a year and has around 5,900 stores in 
85 countries, though that number is always changing because Inditex has in 
recent years opened more than a store a day, or about 500 stores a year. Right 
now there are around 4,400 stores in Europe, and almost 2,000 in Spain alone. 
Inditex’s main rivals are way behind. Arcadia Group, which owns Topshop, 
among others, has about 3,000 stores worldwide; H&M, based in Sweden, has 
2,500 (when you include its smaller lines of stores); and Mango, based in Spain, 
2,400 
Merchandise moves incredibly quickly, even by fast-fashion standards. All those 
thousands of Inditex stores receive deliveries of new clothes twice a week Inditex 
has completely changed consumer behavior.“When you went to Gucci or Chanel 
in October, you knew the chances were good that clothes would still be there in 
February,” he says. “With Zara, you know that if you don’t buy it, right then and 
there, within 11 days the entire stock will change. You buy it now or never. And 
because the prices are so low, you buy it now.
28 November 2012 
Cycle and walking 'must be norm' for short journeys 
By Nick Triggle 
Health correspondent, BBC News 
 
Cycling and walking should be the norm for all short journeys, experts say. 
 
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said people should shun their 
cars if a trip could be done in 15 or 20 minutes on foot or bike. 
 
It said the approach was needed to combat the "silent epidemic" of inactivity posing a 
risk to the health of people in England. 
 
It said their new responsibility for public health, which the NHS will hand over next year 
under the government's reform programme, offered a "unique opportunity" to make a 
difference. 
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said councils should 
look to introduce bicycle-hire schemes, car-free events and better cycle-route signalling 
and maps. 
Walking routes should also be better highlighted, with signposts indicating the distance 
and time it takes to walk to local destinations. 
Schools and workplaces should also be encouraged to get more pupils and staff cycling 
and walking. 
NICE has previously given its backing to 20mph speed limits in certain areas. 
The group said local authorities needed to take action, as the levels of inactivity were 
costing lives. 
A recent report in the Lancet said inactivity was now causing as many deaths as 
smoking. 
Latest figures suggest six in 10 men and seven in 10 women are not doing the 
recommended levels of physical activity. 
The figures are little better for children. 
In particular, levels of cycling and walking are falling - with England lagging well behind 
other European countries, such as the Netherlands and Denmark. Only 11 minutes a 
day on average is spent cycling or walking. 
 
"It's not necessarily about spending more money on transport, but investing existing 
money in our health by rethinking the way in which budgets are being spent." 
Student Debt Surpasses Credit-Card 
2 Debt 
3 By Josh SanburnDec. 04, 2012 
5
6 For years, student debt has been on the rise as the cost 
7 of college gets more and more expensive, and 
8 tightening budgets mean financial-aid packages are 
9 tipping more people toward loans and away from 
10 grants. But according to the Federal Reserve, 
11 Americans now owe more student debt than credit-
12 card debt. Not only that, but total student debt hit the 
13 $1 trillion mark for the first time. The Great Recession 
14 is one cause, as it pulled Americans from a weak labor 
15 market back into college or graduate school. It’s no 
16 wonder that the debate over whether a college degree 
17 is worthwhile has raged on. Getting a degree still puts 
18 graduates on a path to earn much more than high-
19 school grads, but endless tuition hikes have called into 
20 question the very value of a degree. More than ever, 
21 anti-college advocates are pushing the idea of 
22 skipping higher education altogether for more-
23 entrepreneurial pursuits. Unfortunately, for those still 
24 choosing college, skyrocketing tuition doesn’t appear 
25 to be waning, and neither does employers’ emphasis 
26 on degrees. 
27 
28 Read more: http://business.time.com/2012/12/04/top-10-
29 business-lists/slide/student-debt-surpasses-credit-card-
30 debt/#ixzz2FOxCWWcS 
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Vendredi 7 février 2014 5 07 /02 /Fév /2014 08:51

Pour télécharger la vidéo, cliquez sur link puis clic droit pour enregistrer. Vous pouvez aussi la visionner ou l'entendre directement sur le lien

 

spécial BTS CV DE

Après avoir visionné 3 fois la vidéo et pris des notes, faites un résumé en français de ce que vous venez de voir.

Voici des exemples de réponse à divers degrés de compréhension (si vous atteigniez le degré 2, vous frolez la moyenne):

 

Degré 1

 

Jhoti Blue est une femme qui travaille avec des horaires aménagés

Elle peut travailler chez elle

Elle a des enfants

Quelques solutions sont proposées pour les femmes qui travaillent

 

 

Degré 2: Degré 1 et en plus, 3 des éléments listés ci- dessous.

 

Elle a 2 enfants

Son mari travaille

Difficulté de concilier travail et vie de famille

Les femmes doivent faire un choix

Heures aménagées ont effet positif pour famille et pour économie nationale

 

 

Degré 3: degré 2 et en plus 4 ou 5 éléments de la liste ci- dessous

 

Les femmes ont plus de difficultés que les hommes pour trouver du travail

Les heures annualisées sont une des solutions

Le partage du temps de travail

Une seule loi contre la discrimination sexuelle

Josie Blue travaille pour British Telecom

Si elle ne pouvait pas bénéficier d’horaires aménagés, elle serait obligée de travailler à mi-temps

Elle gagnerait moins et pourrait donc faire moins de choses avec sa famille

Un rapport officiel  s’est penché sur ce problème

 

 

Degré 4: degré 3 avec 1 ou 2 des idées ci-dessous.

 

Les attitudes et les habitudes démodées persistent dans le monde du travail

Les Britanniques ont une culture de longues journées de travail

Les femmes veulent faire partie du monde du travail

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Samedi 21 septembre 2013 6 21 /09 /Sep /2013 08:11

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/feb/10/essex-jaywick-youth-unemployment-hotspot/print

 

Essex coastal town of Jaywick is UK's youth unemployment hotspot

In the town's Golf Green area, more than a third of 16- to 24-year-olds claim jobseeker's allowance

Jaywick, Essex
Benjamin Kelly and Harry Murray, residents of Jaywick on the north-east Essex coast. Though Harry has just got a job as a lifeguard, Benjamin is unemployed. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

Angela Pace has been sending out dozens of job applications a week, with little luck. So far, she says, she has not even been invited to an interview. The 17-year-old finished secondary school two years ago with a clutch of GCSEs and had wanted to become a plumber. Unable to get on a vocational course or apprenticeship, she drifted aimlessly – until her mother threw her out.

"Mum told me to leave. I have three younger brother and sisters and she had to look after us all. She didn't work. It was too much of a struggle. She said: 'Get yourself a job and get on with your life.' But you cannot get a job without experience and you cannot get experience without a job." (...)

According to data collected for the Commission on Youth Unemployment, chaired by the Labour MP David Miliband, in the Golf Green area a third of 16- to 24-year-olds claim jobseeker's allowance, earning this desolate collection of homes laid out in tight rows the dubious honour of the nation's youth unemployment hotspot. Nationally, the figure is just 6%.

The report, produced by Acevo, which represents the biggest charities in Britain, says that "youth unemployment has reached emergency point" with one in five young people not in employment, education or training (neet). A quarter of a million have been unemployed for more than a year. (...)

Many youth unemployment hotspots identified by the commission are in former coal mining areas in south Wales or where heavy industry collapsed in the north-east of England. What Jaywick shares with these areas is simple: there aren't any jobs.

There hasn't been a big local employer on this part of the Essex coast since Butlin's holiday camp closed down in 1983. Most of the work around today is seasonal – in the funparks or caravan sites that dot the coast. Geography doesn't help. The nearest big town, Colchester, is about 17 miles away. (...)

Ask Diane Boyd, the manager of a local charity, Signpost, helping young people find employment in Golf Green, what type of jobs young people do get and she's quick to reply: lifeguards. "I have got three interviews for the first five young people who did a week-long intensive lifeguard course. One of them is for Ipswich swimming pool. That's 40 miles away. Word spreads quickly, though – now I have 26 people applying to do the course."

Signpost operates out of a small community centre in Brooklands on the fringes of Golf Green. Under a bright yellow sign carrying the incongruously optimistic slogan "A smiling face makes this a happy place", sit Benjamin Kelly, 19, and Harry Murray, 16. Harry's one of the lucky trio to get an interview as a life-guard. "I will be very happy if I get the job. I'd rather be a mechanic but you've got no choice these days."

Kelly has tried his hand at a variety of roles: mechanic, bricklayer, painter and chef – picking up a variety of qualifications along the way. Worldly wise, he has steered away from the temptations of drink and drugs that dull the expectations of many Jaywick youth. "I know there are plenty of people who will rob to get that next fix or smoke the day away. But that's a total waste."

In the past, Kelly could work on building sites "for cash" but that's no longer possible as no one now is hired without a health and safety card. He would rather not be "exploited" by unscrupulous cafe owners who offer him £30 for a 10-hour shift on the seafront. Because he's been unemployed for almost nine months, Kelly has to do a placement with the government's Work Programme.

"If I don't go on the [Work Programme] I lose my benefits. I don't mind if it gets me a job. I want to work. When I was a chef, I was on £200 or £300 a week. On jobseeker's allowance I get £50 a week. That's not enough money to live on."

 

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