quarta-feira, 20 de abril de 2016


Hoje vamos aprender vocabulário sobre cidades e aprender como se diz esses termos em inglês.


Hamlets are very small settlements where the population is around 100 people, usually in rural areas.


A village is a group of houses or buildings in rural areas. They are larger than hamletsand smaller than cities.


Towns are settlements larger than villages but smaller than cities. The number of people needed for a settlement to be considered a town varies greatly among countries.


Cities are large and permanent settlements. Cities have all the infrastructure needed for humans to live, including sanitation, education, housing, transportation, health care and so on.


Metropolis are very large cities that are or have become the capital or chief city of a country. They have densely populated residential and commercial areas and have all kinds of facilities and services available to maintain such a large and usually growing city. In the past, this term was used to define the first and main city, from which settlers were sent out to find new places to start another city (anyone ever played civilization? :)

Inside cities we also have:


Mostly an administrative division managed by the local government.


The suburbs are residential areas that are in a commuting distance from a city.


Neighborhoods are residential communities existing within larger cities, towns or even rural areas. Usually people in the same neighborhood know each other with considerable interaction between themselves.


The downtown area of a city is the main or central area of it. This is an American term, that is thought to have originated in Manhattan. In England, they call it the “city centre” instead.
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quinta-feira, 3 de março de 2016

Olá pessoal! Nesse fim de semana foi a noite do Oscar onde o Leonardo DiCaprio ganhou seu Oscar depois de tanto tempo!
Por isso hoje vamos aprender algumas palavras e expressões usadas em filmes que são úteis para discutir o assunto e entender um pouco mais sobre essa área.


The cast of a movie are all the actors and actresses starring in it. See the example below:
I loved the cast of the movie. I can’t wait to watch it.


character is a person in the story, played by the actor or actress.


The cinema is the place where the movies are shown in a big screen. You can also say “the movies” as shown in the examples below:
Let’s go to the cinema. / Let’s go to the movies.


The genre defines the style of the movie. Comedy, drama, action, horror, etc are all kinds of movie genres.


The plot is the series of events that will shape the story. It is often what makes the movie worth watching.
Even though the cast was not the best, the plot was fascinating.


A scene is a small part of the movie.
My favorite part was the scene where Leo fights the Bear.


The screen is the surface where the movie will be shown. When they say “the big screen” they are referring to the cinema.

E aí, o que vocês acharam? Deixe seu comentário!

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quinta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2016

Olá pessoal. No post de hoje vamos aprender o nome de alguns móveis da casa, além de alguns itens de decoração também. Mas ao invés de ver aqueles mais conhecidos, vamos falar de outros itens diferentes que talvez você ainda não conheça o nome em inglês.


Bookshelves or bookcases are used to store books. Nowadays they come in many shapes, instead of the usual horizontal shelves.


Dressers are cabinets used for holding folded clothes. Wardrobes, on the other hand, are larger cabinets where you can hang or store clothes


Entertainment centers are the central piece of furniture in most living rooms in the U.S. They are used to keep the TV, stereo, and other electronic devices.


Pantries are small rooms or sometimes closets where people store food, kitchen utensils and dishes.


Bassinets are usually a kind of a bed with fixed legs for babies up to four months. While cradles are generally designed to provide a rocking or swinging motion.


Hammocks are slings made of fabric and ropes suspended between two points. They are used to swing while you sleep or relax in it.


Chandeliers are decorative lights hanging from the ceiling. Most of them are ornate, and some are made of crystals to refract light to the whole room.


Drapes are a little different from curtains for being made of heavy opaque materials, designed to block light during the day and provide some sort of insulation during the winter or cold months. They are also more expensive than curtains because of the heavy materials and its quality.
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terça-feira, 29 de setembro de 2015


Olá pessoal. Hoje vamos ver algumas expressões usadas no mundo dos negócios e ver alguns exemplos de uso.

Back to the drawing board – They use this expression when they have to start over something that was not successful.
E.g: The marketing strategy didn’t work out. We need to go back to the drawing board.

Ballpark number – It’s an estimated value.
E.g: We don’t know how much profit we made this week, but I’d say the ballpark number is around 100 thousand dollars.

Blue collar / White collar – Blue collar workers work with their hands (maintenance, construction, etc) and a White collar worker is someone who works in an office, like in customer service, sales, etc.

Game plan – A game plan is a strategy. 
E.g: We need a new game plan for this crisis.

Hands tied – When someone say their hands are tied, they mean that there’s nothing they can do.
E.g: I wish I could help you but my hands are tied. (there’s nothing I can do to help you)

Win-win situation – It’s a situation where the terms are good for both parties and everyone wins.
E.g: This deal is a win-win situation. 

On a roll – When someone is on a roll, they are having consecutive successes.
E.g: I’ve made 6 sales on my last 6 calls. I’m on a roll here!

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