sexta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2017

APPS PARA APRENDER INGLES





Aplicativos para aprender Inglês.

Existem muitas opções hoje, listei alguns que vocês podem gostar. Espero que algum dessa lista possa te ajudar.

FluentU



Cost: Free version or $8 – $18 per month, $80 – $180 per year

FluentU takes real-world videos like music videos, commercials, news, and inspiring talks and turns them into English learning experiences. Unlike traditional apps, FluentU uses a natural approach that helps you ease into the English language and culture over time. You’ll learn English as it’s spoken in real life.

Rosetta Stone

Website / iOS / Android

Price: Free (for a demo account)
Description

If you’ve searched online for English resources before, you might have already heard of Rosetta Stone.
Rosetta Stone is probably the most famous method for learning languages.

It’s also very a unique method compared to many others.

Usually, an English app teaches you English with explanations in your native language. For example, if you’re French, you’ll see French explanations of English grammar, or French translations of English words.

But Rosetta Stone doesn’t do that—it teaches you English with English.

MINDSNACKS


iOS

Price: $4.99

Description

MindSnacks is known for its fun and simple to use interface.

For the English language, you can now expand your vocabulary with the SAT Vocabulary apps.
Traditionally, if you were trying to get a high SAT score, it’s important to look at the SAT vocabulary list. But it can be boring at times because it’s like studying an English dictionary.
MindSnacks helps make this process fun.
Instead of studying endless word lists, you now have fun games to learn new English words with. Learning new vocabulary is easier when you’re motivated—and MindSnacks helps make it fun.
There are nine mini-games inside of the MindSnacks app. Each game is designed to help you master English words a certain way.


MEMRISE


Price: Free

Description

Memrise is a bit similar to MindSnacks—the focus of this app for learning English is English words.
But, unlike MindSnacks, Memrise doesn’t help you learn through games.
Instead, it uses some creative, funny ways to help you remember what words mean.
And if something’s funny, you can probably remember it better.


OPEN LANGUAGE


Price: $30 / month

Description

Open Language has a lot of different sections to learning English. If you’ve learnt another language before, you might know the CEFR—it stands for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which is a way to measure how good you are in a language. It goes from A1 (Beginner) to C2 (Native).
On every level, you’ll find different courses for different uses. For example, there’s Business English, English used in giving presentations, English in daily life and Interview Skills in English. As you can see, Open Language is really well organised.

MOSALINGUA


Website / Android (French – English)

Price: $4.99 (App Store), $5.99 (Google Play)
Description

Mosalingua is yet another app for learning English using some effective learning methods.
For example, one common problem many English learners face is forgetting a word after a some time.
While this is normal for anyone learning a new language, it can also be really frustrating.

BUSUU


Website / iOS  / Android

Price: 14,99 Euros / month (~USD 21)

Description

Busuu is a little bit different than many of the apps we’ve mentioned here. Many apps for learning English we talked about so far are for personal use. For most of the lessons, you go through them yourself. With Busuu, however, you can talk with native English speakers to practice your English speaking—it’s a great way to practice your speaking.

DUOLINGO


Price: Free

Description

With Duolingo, it teaches you English from many languages – French, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and many more languages in the future.
Duolingo is designed to help you learn English quickly. That means if you’ve never learnt English before, by using Duolingo about twenty minutes a day, you can probably start to talk in simple English, read a lot of English articles, and listen to some basic English phrases in very little time. It’s really effective.


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quinta-feira, 13 de julho de 2017

DICAS PARA ESTUDAR INGLÊS

Aprender uma nova língua sempre é desafiador, demanda tempo e dedicação, porém existem algumas coisas muito fáceis e divertidas que podemos fazer para aprender mais rápido e absorver melhor a língua. Devemos primeiramente entender como aprendemos uma língua nova. Quando aprendemos a falar não passamos por um processo consciente de aprendizado, passamos por um processo inconsciente de assimilação e associação. A primeira etapa é absorção, a criança ouve tudo, mas não entende nada, porém durante esse processo se absorve o vocabulário, a pronúncia e a língua como um todo. Quanto mais o aluno se expor a língua mais ele vai absorver sendo assim possível aprender mais rápido e com mais eficiência, lembrando sempre que nesse processo de absorção a intenção não é entender nada, a intenção é simplesmente ouvir a língua para absorver. Para fazer isso é muito fácil, é só ouvir podcasts, notícias online e áudio books também. A segunda etapa do processo é a assimilação onde a criança assimila palavras a pessoas e situações, me desculpem em quebrar o encanto, mas a criança não fala papai e mamãe porque tem consciência de quem são, criança fala isso porque assimila a palavra a pessoa, pois a pessoa sempre está repetindo muito essa palavra a criança. Para que o aluno possa também assimilar palavras é só assistir filmes em inglês com legendas em inglês e séries também. De tanto ver a mesma situação repetidas vezes usando as mesmas palavras se assimila o uso das mesmas. A terceira etapa é a repetição, para que você possa treinar de maneira eficaz é bem fácil. Existem muitos sites em que se pode baixar os livros em inglês com os áudios, fazendo isso se ouve o livro seguindo com a leitura em voz alta o que se está ouvindo. Um bom site onde se pode baixar livros em inglês com o áudio é o www.loyalbooks.com Claro que nada disso substitui o fato de que você deve fazer o dever e também assistir as vídeo aulas na plataforma online, mas essas pequenas dicas te ajudam a absorver, assimilar e usar a língua muito mais rápido de maneira eficiente e divertida.

terça-feira, 18 de abril de 2017

CANAIS DO YOUTUBE PARA ESTUDAR



Existem muitas opções no youtube para se ter dicas e estudar um pouco de inglês, é muito importante em primeiro lugar que você foque e entenda qual sua real necessidade para que assim não fique perdido passando de um canal a outro, de um vídeo a outro sem conseguir de fato estudar o que tem real dificuldade.

Nunca é indicado estudar pronúncia pela internet, na verdade pelo youtube se usa mais dicas para estudar e para compreender melhor gramática em geral, expressões idiomáticas e uso da língua no dia a dia.

Alguns canais bons para se pegar dicas de gramática são:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4cmBAit8i_NJZE8qK8sfpA – este é um canal com uma americana que dá dicas de gramática.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9X8evGAdB_ffE0btMOxTQ – este canal faz um passo a passo para aprender e estudar pontos gramaticais.

Alguns canais bons para estudar expressões idiomáticas e seus usos:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgzuT-fpJiyThTUlMiFRCKQ – este é um canal que possuem vários professores dando dicas diferentes.

Um canal que muitos alunos gostam 

Uma dica de um canal divertido para aprender com música 

Muito importante lembrar e salientar que nada disso substitui sua aula na escola presencial, nosso curso de inglês Ido é maravilhoso essas são só algumas dicas para você poder estudar em casa de uma forma mais descontraída e divertida. Nada substitui seu professor e seus livros que foram feitos com tanto cuidado para te ajudar aprender de maneira eficiente focado na comunicação.

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quinta-feira, 30 de março de 2017

ENGLISH FOR CULINARY



Do you joke around that you’re a “terrible cook” while chowing down on yet another carton of Chinese food? Do you always say you should learn how to cook but just don’t have the time?

If you’ve never been taught, building a cooking habit can seem pretty daunting. I know this because I used to struggle in the kitchen too. I spent most of my life surviving on turkey and mayo sandwiches, frozen pizza, and restaurant meals. When I could build up enough motivation to cook something, I’d just boil pasta.

In hindsight, the excuses I employed seem ridiculous, but I remember how difficult (and frustrating) it was to want to make a lifestyle change, but lack the know-how to do so. Eventually, through years of trial and error, I figured out how to change my habits.

HOW TO DITCH THE EXCUSES AND LEARN TO COOK


The first step in building a sustainable cooking habit is to address your challenges head on and come up with rational solutions. Here are some of the most common reasons people say they can’t cook, and tips to overcome each one.

The Excuse: I Don’t Have Time




This popular excuse is pretty powerful, and we use this rationale to avoid much more than cooking. To overcome this block, the most important thing that’s needed is a shift in mindset.
“Not having time” is just a matter of priorities. If learning how to cook isn’t a priority for you, then you’re doomed, regardless of effort. If cooking is important to you, you can make time by shifting around other activities. For example, before I learned how to cook, I’d get home from work each night and watch TV. When I said I didn’t have time to make dinner, I really meant that I’d rather watch another episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia than cook. Tackle this block with the following steps:

1. Write it down. Start by recording what you do every day when you get home, along with a rough estimate of how much time you spend doing each activity. Don’t leave anything out. Do you go out for drinks with friends? Watch TV? Play games on your phone? Write everything down.

2. Prioritize. Next, look at each item on the list and think about whether or not it’s more important to you than cooking yourself a healthy meal. Maybe you can cut 30 minutes out of watching TV or cut out Angry Bird completely. Find the time.

3. Try it out. Commit to a one-week trial in which you swap in cooking activities for the time you would have spent doing a task of lesser importance. Once that week is over, commit to another week—and so on.

But before you can learn how to cook a good meal it is very important to learn some very important vocabulary.

Here follows a list with some basic and very important vocabulary concerning cooking.
Bake – To cook in an oven.

Barbecue – To cook on a grill over a charcoal or seasoned wood fire usually with a tomato based sauce. Customarily outside.

Beat – Combine vigorously with the intent to force air into the mixture.

Blanch – Cook or dip quickly into very hot water to remove external material.

Blend – Mix together gently until the consistency is the same throughout.

Boil – Cook in hot water.

Braise – Cook over an open flame with the flame touching the food.

Bread – To dip or roll food in a liquid and then breadcrumbs until covered.

Brew – Verb used to describe the process of making a potable flavored mixture. (tea, beer)

Broil – To cook with the heat source above the food.

Brown- Cook only until there is a light brown color.

Chop – Cut into small pieces.

Combine – Mix together. (Usually used with dry ingredients)

Cube or dice – Cut into small squares.

Cut in – Mix together gently with the edge of the mixing tool.

Deep-fry – With enough oil to cover the food.

Fold in – Mix together gently with the flat of the mixing tool.

Form – Mold into a certain shape.

Fry – Cook in hot oil.

Grate – To use a grater to shred food. (Usually vegetables or cheese)

Knead – Work dough with the hands, constantly folding.

Marinade – The liquid used to marinate. Q.v.

Marinate – Soak (especially meat) in a spiced liquid. Usually but not always overnight.

Mince – Chop into small pieces. Smaller than cubed. Q.v.

Pan fry – With just enough oil to keep the food from sticking.

Pare – To remove the peel.

Pureé – Reduce to a watery consistency.

Roast – Cook in a covered pot either on the stove or in the oven.

Sauté – Cook in a small amount of oil until browned.

Scald – To pour hot water over something or dip it in the water.

Sear – To drop food (usually meat) in a very hot pan to seal in juices.

Separate (eggs) – Remove the egg yolk from the albumen.

Simmer – Cook over a low flame.

Steep – To let sit in hot water. (For example tea)

Stew – A very thick soup with a flour base.

Toast – Lightly brown.

Toss – To gently mix a salad.

Whip – Beat rapidly to force air into a mixture.

Whip up (something) – Informal term for preparing a quick meal.


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sexta-feira, 17 de março de 2017

ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

             

1. THE ADVERBS AND THE ADJECTIVES IN ENGLISH


Adjectives tell us something about a person or a thing. Adjectives can modify nouns (here: girl) or pronouns (here: she).
Adverbs tell us in what way someone does something. Adverbs can modify verbs (here: drive), adjectives or other adverbs.

adjectiveadverb
Mandy is a careful girl.Mandy drives carefully.
She is very careful.She drives carefully.

Mandy is a careful driver. This sentence is about Mandy, the driver, so use the adjective.
Mandy drives carefully. This sentence is about her way of driving, so use the adverb.


  1. Form
Adjective + -ly
adjectiveadverb
dangerousdangerously
carefulcarefully
nicenicely
horriblehorribly
easyeasily
electronicelectronically

Irregular forms:

adjectiveadverb
goodwell
fastfast
hardhard

If the adjective ends in -y, change -y to -i. Then add -ly:

  • happy– happily
but:

  • shy– shyly
If the adjective ends in -le, the adverb ends in -ly:

  • terrible– terribly
If the adjective ends in -e, then add -ly:

  • safe– safely
► Not all words ending in -ly are adverbs:

  • adjectives ending in-ly: friendly, silly, lonely, ugly
  • nouns, ending in-ly: ally, bully, Italy, melancholy
  • verbs, ending in-ly: apply, rely, supply
There is no adverb for an adjective ending in -ly.

3. USE OF ADVERBS


3.1. TO MODIFY VERBS

The handball team played badly last Saturday.

3.2. TO MODIFY ADJECTIVES

It was an extremely bad match.

3.3. TO MODIFY ADVERBS

The handball team played extremely badly last Wednesday.

3.4. TO MODIFY QUANTITIES

There are quite a lot of people here.

3.5. TO MODIFY SENTENCES

Unfortunatelythe flight to Dallas had been cancelled.

 4. TYPES OF ADVERBS


4.1. ADVERBS OF MANNER

  • quickly
  • kindly

4.2. ADVERBS OF DEGREE

  • very
  • rather

4.3. ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

  • often
  • sometimes

4.4. ADVERBS OF TIME

  • now
  • today

4.5. ADVERBS OF PLACE

  • here
  • nowhere


5. HOW DO KNOW WHETHER TO USE AN ADJECTIVE OR AN ADVERB?


John is a careful driver. – In this sentences we say how John is – careful. If we want to say that the careful John did not drive the usual way yesterday – we have to use the adverb:

  • Johndid not drive carefully

Here is another example:

  • I am aslow  (How am I? → slow  adjective)
  • I walkslowly(Ho do I walk?  slowly  adverb)


6. ADJECTIVE OR ADVERB AFTER SPECIAL VERBS


Both adjectives and adverbs may be used after look, smell and taste. Mind the change in meaning.
Here are two examples:

adjectiveadverb
The pizza tastes good.
(How is the pizza?)
Jamie Oliver can taste well.
(How can Jamie Oliver taste?)
Peter’s feet smell bad.
(How are his feet?)
Peter can smell badly.
(How can Peter smell?)

Do not get confused with good/well.

  • Linda looksgood(What type of person is she?)
  • Linda lookswell(How is Linda? – She may have been ill, but now she is fit again.)
  • How are you? – I’mwell, thank you.

One can assume that in the second/third sentence the adverb well is used, but this is wrong – well can be an adjective (meaning fit/healthy), or an adverb of the adjective good.

CONCLUSION:


  • Use theadjective when you say something about the person
  • Use theadverb, when you want to say about the action.

Where do adverbs of frequency go?
Adverbs of frequency show you how often something happens. This can be always = 100%, or never = 0%.
  • always
  • usually
  • regularly
  • normally
  • often
  • sometimes
  • occasionally
  • rarely
  • seldom
  • never

These adverbs can go before the main verb.

SubjectAuxiliaryAdverb of frequencyVerbRest
Ialwaysget upat 6.45.
Petercanusuallyplayfootball on Sundays.
Mandyhassometimesgotlots of homework.

 or after a form of to be (am, are, is) – (was, were).

SubjectAuxiliaryAdverb of frequencyRest
Susanisneverlate.

The adverbs often, usually, sometimes and occasionally can go at the beginning of a sentence.

  • SometimesI go swimming.
  • Oftenwe surf the internet.

Somtimes these adverbs can go at the end of a sentence.

  • We read books occasionally.

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