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La Terre a besoin de notre aide !

Je pense qu’il est très important de sensibiliser les gens aux problèmes écologiques. En l’honneur du Jour de la Terre, j’ai pensé partager quelques vidéos qui représentent la réalité. Pour une prise plus positive, vous pouvez consulter notre entrée précédente.

Cependant C’est frustrant de voir que ce n’est pas un problème dont la plupart des gens se soucient. Le Québec a fait de gros efforts pour aider la cause et j’aimerais partager trois vidéos que Jour de la Terre Québec a faites.

Il y en a beaucoup d’autres mais ce sont mes préférés. Le 22 avril et tous les jours!

french poor planet pauvre planete

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French Earth Day: Les enfants de la Terre

No better way to practice French than paying tribute to Earth, originally I had a more depressing idea of what to publish but decided to instead go for a more positive message with a nice song with its lyrics and translation which are easy to follow and hopefully inspire you. Alongside it you can practice your vocabulary with and a nice poem with lots of French vocabulary to learn. Jour de la Terre!

Les enfants de la Terre – Children of the Earth – Los niños de la Tierra Jean-François
Nicolaï, Shirley Patris et Jean-Philippe Prévitéra

Les enfants de la Terre paroles (lyrics)

On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
Les étoiles brillent dans le ciel
Une planète bleue dans l’univers
Des milliards d’années pour être belle
Et semer la vie sans frontière
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
Protégez le bleu des océans
Les nuages sont faits pour être blancs
La nature a besoin de nos cœurs
Pour que les rêves s’écrivent en couler
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
Donnons de l’espoir
Et de l’amitié
Notre histoire elle doit continuer
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité

Les enfants de la Terre translation:

We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
Stars shine in the sky
A blue planet in the universe
Billions of years to be beautiful
And sow life without borders
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
Protect the blue of the oceans
Clouds are made to be white
Nature needs our hearts
To make dreams come true
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
Give hope
And friendship
Our story she must continue
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity

La terre est bleue
Paul ÉLUARD
Recueil : “L’Amour la poésie”

La terre est bleue comme une orange
Jamais une erreur les mots ne mentent pas
Ils ne vous donnent plus à chanter
Au tour des baisers de s’entendre
Les fous et les amours
Elle sa bouche d’alliance
Tous les secrets tous les sourires
Et quels vêtements d’indulgence
À la croire toute nue.

Les guêpes fleurissent vert
L’aube se passe autour du cou
Un collier de fenêtres
Des ailes couvrent les feuilles
Tu as toutes les joies solaires
Tout le soleil sur la terre
Sur les chemins de ta beauté.

The earth is blue like an orange
Never an error words do not lie
They do not give you anymore to sing
Kissing round to hear each other
Madmen and loves
She’s her mouth of alliance
All the secrets all the smiles
And what clothes of indulgence
To believe it naked.

Wasps bloom green
Dawn is around the neck
A window collar
Wings cover the leaves
You have all the solar joys
All the sun on the earth
On the paths of your beauty.

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Looking Back on.. The Brave Little Toaster Trilogy

When I watched Toy Story 3 I was disappointed since I had already seen this story before and that was in a movie I loved as a kid “The Brave Little Toaster”. I used to love this movie and would watch it every time I had the chance and decided to check it out again to see if it held up only to realize that they made two direct to video sequels in the late 90s. I also found out two of these movies are actually adaptations of novels and only one being an original story. So, let’s have a quick look at the Brave Little Toaster trilogy.

toaster with face high relaxed
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The original The Magic School Bus 360° reboot by Netflix (Before Rides Again)

The original reboot of The Magic School Bus was announced in 2014 and shouldve come out two years later but it took almost a year and a half longer for it to come out. The show just kind of disappeared for a while as we reported when the show’s future seemed uncertain. But after the new reboot which is actually more of a revival since it’s a continuation of the original show came out with rather lackluster reviews. I wonder if maybe the original show would’ve been far better.


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International Francophonie Day

Over 70 countries celebrate International Francophonie Day every March 20 to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. It started in 1988 and the date is because of the signing of the Niamey Convention in Niger on 20 March 1970. It was at that convention that the Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique was established which was sort of the precursor to this day.

International Francophonie Day UNAM event

The University of UNAM had a special celebration for this day where we had food from different francophone nations as well as well as different games and activities to practice the French language. So let’s Venture into what I found.

International Francophonie Day UNAM event
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Secret Movie: Reboot The Lost Episodes

The CG Reboot show by Rainmaker / Mainframe Entertainment saw four seasons and the revival Reboot: The Guardian Code but if you still can’t get enough of your favorite heroes here are some obscure “episodes” that you may have missed of your favorite characters. So here are a few select specials that the Reboot cast recorded lines for and made which should totally be canon with the show.

First we have the Reboot Playstation game which not only had an original story but the FMV of the game was made by the guys at Mainframe and fully voiced so it’s technically an episode. It’s a bit long but without the gameplay in between the FMV the story doesn’t make as much sense. This episode would need to take place somewhere after season 1 or during season 2. Below you can find re-collection of only the Full Motion Video of the entire game as well as the bad endings the game had in a much shorter way and you can try to fill in the gaps:
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Practice French with WWE’s Maryse Mizanin Ouellet

I can’t say I normally do a tribute article about a random celebrity I don’t really know and that didn’t make the WWE Top Diva list but in theme of Wrestlemania Weekend it seemed appropriate to dedicate today’s #FrenchFriday post to Maryse Mizanin Ouellet. Maryse performed on WWE and being a French Canadian constantly used her French in random skits and even her entrance theme featured a French song whose lyrics you’ll find below. So yeah, let’s use this Professional Wrestling athlete as a way to practice French through her random antics and finding out a bit more of her wrestling career.

Her gimmick seems to be that she will use French from time to time to communicate which causes comfusion and leads to entertaining skits. Here you can see a compilation of some of her backstage segments and other times she used French and trying to understand what she says can either be somewhat easy or extremely difficult depending on the segment as sometimes it’s meant to be somewhat understood using simple sentences and at other times it’s only meant to be confusing so she’ll try to speak quickly.

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