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21 septembre 2013 6 21 /09 /septembre /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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18 septembre 2013 3 18 /09 /septembre /2013 07:57

Hi I'm Graeme Anthony and welcome to my Curriculum Vitae Interactive Video (CVIV)

I've produced this video because, let's face it, communications have changed.

There's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned pen and paper, but It's evolved into something far more exciting and accessible.

On top of that, I'm a PR (Public Relations) practioner, and a good one at that.

Spinning words and narratives is what I'm trained to do.

This is me, in my natural habitat, 100% transparent.

You might not warm to what you see initially, but, on the other hand I can be whatever you need me to be.

To find out more, click on one of the links

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzNll1U2N8

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23 avril 2013 2 23 /04 /avril /2013 08:29

Dossier 1 BTS SIO anglais: 

How do I extract or uncompress a compressed file?

 

doc1 from www.winzip.com

What are Zip files and archives?

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Zip files (.zip and .zipx) have been referred to as compressed folders, packages, containers, and archives. Zip files are the most common type ofarchive files that also compress data.

Zip files were originally created for use with computers running DOS and then Windows operating systems. Today Zip files are also commonly used on other operating systems, such as the Mac and Unix operating systems. As mentioned above, the files archived in a Zip file are usually, but not always, compressed. This saves space and also makes it easier to send them as email attachments. Zip files are also convenient for grouping data files. Rather than transporting, copying, or sending a number of files; you can zip them and easily work with one Zip file.

Zip files are not the only archive type of file that you may encounter. WinZip can be used to extract the contents of many other archives as well. You may not even notice that you have downloaded another type of archive or that you received one by email. This is because WinZip associates itself with all of the archive file types with which it works and visually represents this association by causing the WinZip icon to display with the file name.Zip files (and other archives) contain information in a highly encoded form. In this form the information is not directly usable by other applications. With WinZip, you can extract the compressed files which will give you exact copies of the original ones in their original format. After extracting the contents of a Zip file, you have the option to delete the Zip file. Doing so will in no way affect the files that you extracted. However, you may also decide to keep the Zip file in an alternate location, such as an external drive, as a backup.

 

Doc2 from http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Data_Compression/

  • Winzip- Windows data compression utility that supports zip, TAR, gzip, BinHex, and MIME. ARJ, LZH, and ARC formats. Includes ZipSend file delivery web service and ZipShare Facebook app.
  • 7-Zip - Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked.
  • ARC - File archiving and compression utility developed by Thom Henderson and which was popular before zip became predominant in the nineties.
  • ARJ Software - Offers file compression utilities using the ARJ format for 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows.
  • BitJazz Inc. - Lossless compression for photoquality images. Cross-platform. SDK. Free reader.
  • CAM UnZip - Free zip file utility for opening or creating ZIP archives. Supports password protection.
  • CoffeeCup Zip Wizard - Free Zip and Unzip utility including Zip Wizard that has built-in e-mail and FTP functions allowing files be compressed and sent in a single step.
  • FilZip - Free and simple to use Windows application that handles a variety of archive file formats, including .ace, .arc, .arj, .cab, .gz, .lha, .jar, .rar, .tar and of course .zip.
  • GZIPSite Website Compression - Tool that can help you make static HTML websites run 50% faster and save 50-80% of the bandwidth.
  • Info-ZIP - Free, portable compression and extraction utilities for archives compressed in .zip format. Discussion forum, source code, and binaries for several platforms.
  • JET-Software - Software house in Germany, with compression products for mainframe, midrange and mini systems.
  • Maximum Compression - Aims to show the maximum achievable lossless data compression ratio for several filetypes (text, executable, bmp). The best 150+ programs for every filetype are shown in a table indicating compression ratio and switches/options used to achieve that compression.
  • P7ZIP - A command line port of the 7zip utility to Unix, Mac OS X and BeOS.
  • PKWARE - PKZIP is the original security and compression utility for Windows desktop, server, IBM OS and Linux. Offers 30 day free trial period.
  • QccPack - Quantization, Compression, and Coding Library. C source code freely available.
  • QuikCAT Technologies - Specializing in data compression software technologies for wireless transmission, Internet acceleration, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes E-mail acceleration, and PDA video conferencing, using cellular automata transforms.
  • RAR/WinRAR support site - A support site for RAR and WinRAR archivers.
  • SolutionSoft Systems, Inc. - E-Space, compression software for online archiving and disk space management.
  • StuffIt - Creates and expands 25 different files including Stuffit, ZIP, SIT, RAR, MIME on Windows, Macintosh, and Unix.
  • USENET Compression FAQ - This URL takes you to a compression FAQ that explains compression to technical people as well as describing the various programs, and what they do to users.
  • Video Compression Components - Third-party video compression software components for programmers.

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23 janvier 2013 3 23 /01 /janvier /2013 07:14

BBC News

7 November 2011 Last updated at 10:52 GMT

What is life like for a teenage prodigy?

 

By Lucy WallisBBC News Magazine


Cameron Thompson is a 14-year-old maths prodigy from north Wales. He passed with high grades at maths GCSE and A-level and is now taking an Open University degree in pure maths. So what does it feel like to be a teenager growing up with raging hormones and a towering intellect?

At the age of 11, Cameron sat a school entrance maths test.

"One hundred and forty one out of 140, I broke the system, I think I did well," he says.

At the same age, he sailed through two GCSEs in maths and additional maths, and in the same year passed his maths A-level with flying colours. But being brilliant at maths has become Cameron's entire identity, and trying to fit in at school and develop his social skills has somehow become left behind in a desire to escape mediocrity.

"I have the social ability of a talking potato," he says.

"Most people my age do despise me. I've been like this for years. I'm used to being ignored."

The foundations of his academic success have also been shaken by the fact that his grades for his degree course have been dropping, and he is panicking. In the first year, his marks were up in the 80s, putting him in the top 0.5%. But on a recent assignment, he scored 72%, a healthy grade by most people's standards, but not enough to secure the distinction that he wants.

"I am a bit worried about failing the Open University," he says. "I just am, despite the fact that, technically, I shouldn't be doing it for about another five years."

Fresh start

Although Cameron can easily identify the answers, he has trouble explaining how he came to his conclusion, bringing down his overall marks, and he will only be able to continue with the degree if his marks show signs of improvement.

His parents, Rod and Alison, who live near Wrexham, are unsure whether his struggle to explain is due to his age, or the fact he has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism that can occasionally combine great mental prowess with communication problems.

"Apparently plenty of people with Asperger's are really intelligent, high achievers," Cameron says. "People like Einstein and Newton, they had supposed Asperger's."

The pressure of making sure his marks improve on his next assignment is a worry for Cameron.

It is not his parents that drive this ambition to achieve, but Cameron himself, and to add to this stress he is also growing up.

"Mum first noticed a moustache, she saw it and told me about it," he explains. Not long after that, one of his younger sisters, 10-year-old Beth, accidentally ripped it off with a piece of sticky tape.

With his family moving house, however, Cameron is facing a fresh start at a new school and the opportunity to try to establish a new social life.

"It gives me a chance to start again, so they reckon [I'll] actually work my way up the social ladder, instead of just staying at the bottom," he says.

"If I can make it to the middle I'm less likely to be bullied there, certainly not physically."

One characteristic of Asperger's is a difficulty to make friends, and Alison worries that her son does not always listen to social cues.

"Sometimes tact goes right over his head. Naive would be the best word for it," she says.

"He is a brilliant kid. He couldn't do enough for everybody. At the same time, while sometimes he is oblivious, he is also very sensitive," she says.

Choosing the right school for Cameron was critical, as his parents want him to develop a full range of skills and not just be an academic success.

"We need to give him a good balance, we need to cater for his emotional needs, we need to cater for his social needs and develop a broad range of skills," says his father Rod.

"Quite where we go when he hits GCSE year and he turns up with an honours degree is going to be a strange one."

Cameron's new high school specialises in looking after children who are on the autistic spectrum and his teacher, Enid Moore, is keen to make sure that he takes his social studies seriously.

She stresses that it is not enough to have examination certificates - Cameron needs to learn how to relate to people his own age and maintain friendships.

On his first day he met Tim, another intelligent teenager who also has Asperger's Syndrome. The two share similar interests and issues, which means they can support each other through the difficult times.

"It's amazing to have a new friend because he's funny... and he is also into the same computer games as me. The main thing that keeps us together is we both agree on the fact that [Justin] Bieber is an idiot," says Tim.

Inspired by his new social life at school, Cameron has also - for the first time in his life - gone on a day out with a friend from his karate class to a computer games expo or "geek convention".

Away from his growing teenage pursuits, Cameron is hoping to complete his degree course by the time he is 16. The mark on his last degree paper shows an improvement. With a total of 77%, Cameron can continue with the course, but is still disappointed with the result.

"I expected above 80," he says. "I'm desperate to achieve, I'm desperate to get high marks. I'm too hard on myself."

Prof Imre Leader, a maths fellow from Trinity College, Cambridge, has assessed Cameron's maths skills, and believes there is no point fast-forwarding through exams and qualifications unless someone is achieving 99% on every exam.

"There's quite an important distinction between progressing, taking lots of exams as fast as you can, getting four or five years ahead of yourself, and relaxing and enjoying the level that you are at - what we call enrichment - doing some harder thinking material on your own level of maths.

"That's often a more fruitful thing in the long run," he says.

He has suggested that Cameron slows down a little and studies for a degree in maths at Cambridge or Oxford University at the age of 18, with those his own age. He also recommends that he takes part in summer camps with talented maths students from other schools.

Although he still wants to complete his Open University degree, Prof Leader's advice has given Cameron another option in life.

"He taught me that you need to go behind the scenes in maths. Not just on the surface but deep within. And as Prof Leader said, there are other people like me, high maths abilities, bad school lives, I am not alone. Spooky."

Since he turned 14, Cameron has a new-found interest in girls and has been on his first date without his parents.

"I started becoming interested in women about a few months ago," he says. "I started to like them instead of being disgusted by them."

So, as Cameron is very happy with his new social life and has more of a plan for his long-term future, the growing pains are definitely easing for this teenage prodigy.

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21 janvier 2013 1 21 /01 /janvier /2013 08:58

Here is an unkonwn document, like one of those you can get the day of the BTS!

I let you work on it a little bit, then I'll write a little analysis!

 

BTS MUC and NRC's special! You should have a lot to say!

BTS Design Graphique (or CV): please kick up your heels!

 

london-escape-pub.jpg

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20 septembre 2012 4 20 /09 /septembre /2012 08:00

Un article d'après rentrée pour s'entrainer à la compréhension orale!

 


Ce site de dictées classées par niveau est une merveille: dictationsonline!

Vous choisissez la dictée qui vous intéresse et cliquez sur son titre.

Une fenetre s'affiche.

  • Vous entendez la dictée une première fois, vous écoutez SANS écrire.
  • Puis une seconde fois, plus lentement et avec la ponctuation, vous prenez en note.
  • Une troisième écoute vous permettra de vérifier.

Quand vous avez terminé, le texte de la dictée apparait et vous pouvez corriger! 


Pour les BTS, je vous conseille le niveau "intermediate" et "upper intermediate".


La plupart des extraits sont de la belle litterature, donc vous joignez l'utile à l'agréable :)

 

 

 

et aussi, le site emilangues!

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31 août 2012 5 31 /08 /août /2012 08:20

Voici les réponses du QCM de vendredi!

 qcm-corrige-nrc-copie-1.JPG

view it here too

 

 

Pour réviser la grammaire, vous pouvez visiter ce site , ou celui-ci avec des explications claires et précises en français, ou encore celui-ci avec des exemples traduits en français

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24 août 2012 5 24 /08 /août /2012 08:00

qcm

 

      download here

Testez-vous bien ce weekend, je publie le corrigé cette semaine!

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11 avril 2012 3 11 /04 /avril /2012 00:00

L'année se termine et mes étudiants de deuxieme année sont prêts à passer leur examen oral. Good luck folks :)

J'ai eu quelques questions de dernière minute dont voilà les réponses:

 

Comment faire une belle introduction pour la présentation du corpus de documents?

Il faut d'abord chercher toutes les sources (extrait de ..., date, site internet, crédits photo etc) et les donner dans le début de votre introduction.

Indiquez ensuite le thème général et votre structure (notamment si le document inclus pluseurs élèments!). Vous reprendrez cette structure tout au long de votre comentaire! Vous pouvez présentez le thème sous la forme d'une question ou d'une définition par exemple

N'oubliez pas également de faire une bonne conclusion. On l'oublie trop souvent! Il faut cloturer le sujet, sans se répéter puis ouvrir vers autre chose, comme son opinion, son expérience ou une autre idée en lien avec un élèment présent dans le document!

 

Voici un exemple d'introduction:

This document is an extract from BBC News, published on March 2010 and written by John Carter. Its title is "Current Affairs" and it deals with the economical crisis in Europe. On the right, there is a picture representing Euro bills and at the end we find the address of the website where we can get more information.

I'm going to introduce the text first, then I will describe the picture. 

 

Où puis-je trouver une liste de mots de liaison sur le blog?

Il y a plusieurs pages à consulter sur le blog: celle-ci pour réviser, au encore celle-là

 

Y-a-t-il des vidéos sur l'écologie ou l'environnement?

Tu peux en chercher toi même sur les sites de partage de vidéo, ou en trouver ici sur le blog: video 

 

Comment réussir la prise de note de l'épreuve vidéo?

Il faut bien gérer son temps et son brouillon. A la pemiere écoute, bien comprendre de quoi il s'agit (theme, lieu, personnages, pays etc) et noter des informations en passant des lignes entre chaque. Au deuxième passage, on compléte les blancs. Au troisième, on recherche des élèments plus spécifiques comme les dates précises ou les chiffres donnés. A la fin, on écrit les informations prises en notes sur la copie, en français et en faisant le maximum de phrases. Si jamais vous avez entendu un mot mais que vous ne savez pas l'inclure, notez simplement à la fin que vous avez une information supplémentaire. 

 

Quelles séries puis-je regarder si je veux travailler la compréhension de l'accent britannique?

La dernière que jai vu et qui est très British c'est Dirk Gently! Have fun with this extract!


 

 

 

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7 avril 2012 6 07 /04 /avril /2012 09:00

Les examens arrivent à grand pas!


Afin de réviser au mieux, faites vous des fiches de vocabulaire pour exprimer vos idées, et aussi concernant vos études et votre métier, créez une série de questions-réponses en imaginant les questions que le jury vous posera, utilisez le dictionnaire pour vous aider!


Sur ce blog, vous trouverez de nombreux articles pour vous aider, notamment le Vocabulaire de la description d'image (photo, dessin, graphique etc) et comment décrire une image?

 

     kenneth jarecke two bathers      seattle museum glass      numerisation bts imagess0003       workaholic    


Vous trouverez également des exemples corrigés, pour vous entrainer: Exemple de description d'une photo, avec corrigé 

 

Concernant la publicité, vous trouverez Comment décrire une image publicitaire? 

     numérisation bts pub creative0007     numérisation bts pub creative0010     numérisation bts pub creative0006

 


ainsi qu'un Exemple de description d'un tableau, avec corrigé (N. Rockwell) et un Autre exemple de description d'un tableau, avec corrigé!

     rockwell mirror       46aa 1

 

 


Visitez également ce blog, où vous trouverez des informations complémentaires: tacopiedanglais.over-blog.com

 

Good Luck Folks :)

 

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