quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2017

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sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2017

INTERCÂMBIO – 10 DESTINOS

                


Exchange program – 10 destinations

There are different reasons to go on an exchange program, study, learn another language or just have a cultural experience.

Many people dream of going on an exchange, many study the possibilities and options, but choosing the right destination may not be easy, so whatever your reasons, I have today presented you with the 10 most requested exchange destinations nowadays.

Let’s get straight to the point one of the most popular destinations is New York, Known as the capital of the world, the city is ideal for learning and improving English quickly and dynamically. It is also an opportunity to get to know and experience the North American way of life in big cities and is at the top of our list of the best cities to exchange because it is always one of the most popular destinations for exchange students.

Following now from the second to the tenth.

London – Opportunity for those who want to live in Europe’s most multicultural capital. In addition to studying British English, the exchange student can still enjoy all the attractions of one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Highlight for London public transportation, efficient and very practical. For all this, London ranks second in our list of best cities for exchange.

Paris – One of the largest global business, cultural and gastronomy hubs in Europe, the capital of France is the first choice of those who wish to study French. Take advantage also to visit the famous museums and enjoy all the elegance of the city.

Barcelona – A beautiful, young and lively city attracts students from all over the world. Opportunity to experience the friendly Spanish culture and become an expert in the language. Highlight the intense cultural, gastronomic and night life of the city. Fourth place deserved on our list of best cities to do interchange.

Dublin – The capital of Ireland is among the most sought after by exchangers. Due to the excellent quality of life of the city, it is a fabulous destination to study English and enjoy the wonders and modernity’s of the Irish capital.

Beijing – Another destination where it is possible to learn Mandarin and increase the curriculum. The typical cuisine, the modernity of the city and the distinctive lifestyle of the Chinese are also interesting points to experience while you are in the capital of China. On top of all this, electronic products and clothing have quite attractive prices.

San Francisco – The city of Southern California offers wide cultural diversity. It is a great destination to get fluent in English while taking advantage of local attractions: nightlife, outdoor music shows, gastronomic tours, sports and museums.

Singapore – One of the most sought after destinations in Asia for students. In addition to improving English, the exchange student still has the chance to live in a rising city in the world economic scenario. All this combined with natural and cultural beauties. It is worth investing in this destination!

Sydney – Always on the list of the best cities to do exchange, Sydney is one of the most developed and rich cities in the world. Ideal for learning the English language in a relaxed and natural way, Australia’s largest city offers cultural variety, modernity and great opportunities for students. Security and tranquility are some of its main features.

Madrid – The capital of Spain remains one of the best destinations to learn or improve Spanish. The culture similar to Brazil facilitates the adaptation of the exchange students. The cultural and gastronomic options are two of the attractions of the city. Highlight also for the public transport: fast, practical, ample and safe, which facilitates the life of the exchange student.

Intercâmbio – 10 destinos

Existem diferentes motivos para se fazer um intercâmbio, estudar, aprender outra língua ou somente ter uma experiência cultural.

Muitas pessoas sonham em fazer um intercâmbio, muitas estudam as possibilidades e opções, porém, escolher o destino certo pode não ser nada fácil, então sejam quais forem os seus motivos, venho hoje lhe apresentar 10 destinos de intercâmbio mais requisitados na atualidade.

Vamos então direto ao assunto um dos destinos mais populares é New York, Conhecida como capital do mundo, a cidade é ideal para aprender e aprimorar o inglês de forma rápida e dinâmica. Também é uma oportunidade de conhecer e vivenciar o estilo de vida norte-americano nas grandes cidades e está no topo de nossa lista das melhores cidades para fazer intercâmbio por ser sempre um dos destinos mais procurados por intercambistas.

Seguindo agora da segunda a décima.

Londres – Oportunidade para quem quer viver na capital mais multicultural da Europa. Além de estudar inglês britânico, o intercambista ainda pode aproveitar todos os atrativos de um dos destinos mais procurados do mundo. Destaque para o transporte público de Londres, eficiente e muito prático. Por tudo isso, Londres ocupa o segundo lugar em nossa lista de melhores cidades para fazer intercâmbio.

Paris – Um dos maiores polos globais de negócios, cultura e gastronomia da Europa, a capital da França é a primeira escolha de quem deseja estudar a língua francesa. Aproveite também para visitar os museus famosos e desfrutar de toda a elegância da cidade.

Barcelona – Uma cidade bonita, jovem e badalada atrai estudantes de todo o mundo. Oportunidade para vivenciar a simpática cultura espanhola e se tornar expert no idioma. Destaque para a intensa vida cultural, gastronômica e noturna da cidade. Quarto lugar merecido em nossa lista de melhores cidades para fazer intercâmbio.

Dublin – A capital da Irlanda está entre uma das mais requisitadas por intercambistas. Devido à excelente qualidade de vida da cidade, é um destino fabuloso para estudar inglês e desfrutar das maravilhas e modernidades da capital irlandesa.

Pequim – Mais um destino onde é possível aprender o mandarim e incrementar o currículo. A culinária típica, a modernidade da cidade e o estilo de vida diferenciado dos chineses também são pontos interessantes para se vivenciar enquanto você estiver na capital da China. Além de tudo isso, produtos eletrônicos e vestuários têm preços bastante atrativos.

São Francisco – A cidade do sul da Califórnia oferece ampla diversidade cultural. É um ótimo destino para adquirir fluência no inglês enquanto se aproveitam as atrações locais: vida noturna, shows de música ao ar livre, roteiros gastronômicos, prática de esportes e museus.

Cingapura – Um dos destinos mais procurados na Ásia por estudantes. Além de aprimorar o inglês, o intercambista ainda tem a chance de viver em uma cidade em ascensão no cenário econômico mundial. Tudo isso aliado a belezas naturais e culturais. Vale a pena investir nesse destino!

Sidney – Sempre na lista das melhores cidades para fazer intercâmbio, Sydney é uma das cidades mais desenvolvidas e ricas do mundo. Ideal para aprender a língua inglesa de forma descontraída e natural, a maior cidade da Austrália oferece variedade cultural, modernidade e grandes oportunidades para os estudantes. Segurança e tranquilidade são algumas de suas principais características.

Madri – A capital da Espanha continua sendo um dos melhores destinos para aprender ou aprimorar o espanhol. A cultura semelhante à do Brasil facilita a adaptação dos intercambistas. As opções culturais e gastronômicas são dois dos atrativos da cidade. Destaque também para o transporte público: rápido, prático, amplo e seguro, o que facilita a vida do intercambista.

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sexta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2017

POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES



Possessive Adjectives.

When you’re starting to learn the details of English grammar, learning about possessives can be especially tricky.

And it’s definitely the case when you need to learn how to tell possessive adjectives and pronouns apart – because they can seem so similar!

So what is the difference between them? And how can you tell them apart? Let’s take a closer look.

Using possessive adjectives

Possessive adjectives – like other adjectives – are used to describe a noun in a sentence. Most importantly – they describe who something belongs to. Simple so far, right?

Some common ones that you will see include, “my”, “your”, “his”, “her” and “our”. When using them, they should always go before the noun.

Let’s take a look at some examples!

“My favourite colour is red.”

“Our holiday was cancelled.”

“He ate her food by mistake.”

Another important point to note is that adjectives do not have singular and plural versions – you use the same for both!

For example: “Those are my books” and “this is my book” both use the same possessive adjective, “my”.

Using possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns can look very similar at first glance to adjectives – but they have a different meaning, and are used in a different way!

While they also show ownership, they can be used in place of a noun, to avoid repeating it in a sentence.

Some common possessive pronouns that you might come across include, “mine”, “yours” “his”, “hers”, and “ours”.

As you can see, these look almost the same as the possessive adjectives – with only an extra letter at the end! So how are they used differently?

Possessive pronouns are used after the noun, unlike adjectives – and they cannot be used before the noun at all.

Let’s look at some examples:

“This car is mine.”

“The tickets they took were actually ours.”

“The test results are hers.”

Like possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns are used in the same way for both single and plural nouns – there are no different forms.

Don’t get them mixed up!

As both forms are used to describe ownership, you can choose whether or not to use an adjective or a pronoun in a sentence, but you must be careful to make sure you have the right construction!

While they do look similar, possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives must not be mixed up, as this will not be correct. For example, if you say:

“The car is mine” – this is correct. But you cannot say “This is mine car”. Instead, you would say, “this is my car.”

It’s and its

Some possessive pronouns and adjectives are exactly the same – such as “its”. So how can you tell them apart in this case?

The important thing to consider is the construction of a sentence. 

For example:

“This is its new home” – in this example, “its” is before the noun, so it must be an adjective. If the sentence had it after the noun, it would be a pronoun.

Another common mistake is mixing up “it’s” for “its”. “It’s” is actually a contraction of the phrase “it is” or “it has”, and cannot be used in the same way! While they sound completely the same, in written English you should always check that you have the correct form.

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sexta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2017

NUMBERS AND TIME



Numbers and time.

There are two kinds of numbers, cardinal and ordinal number. Cardinal numbers are used pretty much for everything, ordinal numbers are used on dates and to organize in order of first, second and so on.

When we are talking about time there are some different possibilities we can say the time, for example if it´s 10:15 it´s possible to say it´s ten fifteen, it´s fifteen past ten or it´s a quarter past ten. We can use quarter because an hour has 60 minutes so 15 minutes is the same as a quarter of 60 minutes. Between 1 minute and 30 minutes we say past the hour it is in. so we say 10:20 it´s twenty past ten, 10:30 it´s thirty past ten. From 31 minutes to 59 minutes we use to the hour it´s going to be. For example, 10:35 it´s twenty-five to eleven, 10:45 it´s a quarter to eleven or it´s fifteen to eleven. When it´s rounded time it´s correct to say o´clock, for example 10:00 it´s ten o´clock. 11:00 it´s eleven o´clock.

So as we can see there are most of the times 3 options to say the time. All of them are right but what are the most common ones? The most common are to use past and to the hour. Let’s check it.

10:00 – ten o´clock

10:15 – it´s ten fifteen, it´s fifteen past ten. The most common – it´s a quarter past ten.

10:20 – it´s ten twenty. The most common – it´s twenty past ten

10:30 – it´s ten thirty. The most common – it´s half past ten

10:45 – it´s ten forty-five, it´s fifteen to eleven. The most common – it´s a quarter to eleven.

I hope that now it´s more clear on how to say the time in English

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quinta-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2017

VERB TO HAVE

The Verb To Have


Forms of To Have
PresentPastContinuous
I / you / we / theyhavehadhaving
he / she / ithashadhaving

Have is one of the most common verbs in the English language. It functions in various ways.

TO HAVE AS A MAIN VERB

As a main verb “to have” implies the meaning of possession.

For example: “I have a job.” “I have a car.“ “I don’t have any time.”
When it is used to indicate possession you can say “I have…” or you might see/ hear “I have got…”.

When you are talking about actions, you only use “have”.

For example:

Possession:-
I have a shower in my bathroom, I don’t have a bath. = I have got a shower in my bathroom. I haven’t got a bath.

The action:-
I have a shower every day. – I’m having a shower now.
!Note – it does not take the continuous form “I having” – for that you have to use the auxiliary verb be.

For example: “I am having a shower.” “Are you having a good time?”

The forms of the verb “to have” are have and has for the present and had for the past.


QuestionPositive Statement (spoken)Negative Statement (spoken)
Singular
Do I have …?
Have I got …?
I have
(I’ve)
I have not
(I haven’t/I’ve not)
Does he / she / it have…?
Has he/she/it got …?
He/she/it has
(He/she/it ‘s)
He/she/it has not
(He/she/it hasn’t)
Do you have …?
Have you got …?
You have
(You’ve)
You have not
(You haven’t/You’ve not)
Did I / he / she / it have …?
Had I / he / she / it / you got…?
I / He / She / It / You had
(I’d / He’d / She’d / You’d)
I / He / She / It / You had not
(I / He / She / It / You hadn’t)
Plural
Do we / you / they have …?
Have we / you / they got …?
We / You / They have
(We’ve / You’ve / They’ve)
We / You / They have not
(We / You / They haven’t // We’ve nof / You’ve not They’ve not)
Do you have …?
Have you got …?
You have
(You’ve)
You have not
(You haven’t/You’ve not)
Do they have …?
Have they got …?
They have
(They’ve)
They have not
(They haven’t/They’ve not)
Did we / you / they have …?
Had we / you / they got … ?
We / You / They had
(We’d / You’d / They’d)
I / He / She / It / You had not
(I / He / She / It / You hadn’t)


Examples

HaveHave got
Question – ?“Do you have a car?”Have you got a car?”
Positive Answer – Yes“Yes, I have a car.”“Yes I’ve got a car.”
Negative Answer – No“No, I don’t have a car.”“No I haven’t got a car.”
  
TO HAVE AS AN AUXILIARY VERB

The verb “to have” is used as an auxiliary verb to help other verbs create the perfect tense – auxiliary verb have [+ past participle].

For example, “I have read a lot of books,” or “I have never been to America,” or “I have already eaten.”

PRESENT PERFECT
have been a teacher for over 11 years.You have been a student for …He / She has been a student for …It has been nice today.We have been students for ….They have been students for …
PAST PERFECT
had been a teacher for several years.You had been a student for several years.He / She had been a student for several years.It had been nice for several hours.We had been students for several years.They had been students for several years.
FUTURE PERFECT
will have been a teacher for several years.You will have been a student for several years.He / She will have been a student for several years.It will have been nice for several years.We will have been students for several years.They will have been students for several years.



QuestionPositive StatementNegative Statement (possible short forms)
Singular
Have you been …?You have been …
(You’ve been …)
You have not been … (You haven’t been … // You’ve not been …)
Plural
Have we / you / they been …?We / You / They have been …
(We’ve / You’ve They’ve been …)
We / You / They have not been …
(We / You / They haven’t been … // We’ve / You’ve They’ve not been …)


For example:

Question – ?Have you washed your face today?”
Positive Answer – Yes” Yes, I have.”
Negative Answer – No” No, I haven’t.”
Question – ?Have you ever had a heart attack?”
Positive Answer – Yes” Yes, I’m afraid I have.”
Negative Answer – No” No, thank goodness, I haven’t.”



THE USE OF HAVE TO

In addition to the two forms, there is another use for have as a modal verb; have to or have got to. This, of course, must be followed by another verb “We have to do something“.

Have toHave got to
Question – ?“Do you have to leave early?”Have you got to leave early?”
Positive Answer – Yes“Yes I have to.” or “Yes I do”“Yes I’ve got to.”
Negative Answer – No“No I don’t have to.”“No I haven’t got to.”



TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE


If something is done for you, in other words you haven’t actually done it yourself, we use the structure “to have something done”.

For example:-
“He had a tooth out.” (Only a masochist would go pull their own teeth out. We go to the dentist and he or she pulls our teeth out for us.)

“I have my hair cut once every six weeks.” (I don’t cut my own hair, my hairdresser cuts it for me.)
“My husband has the car serviced once a year.” (He wouldn’t have a clue how to service a modern car so, he takes it to the garage and they service it for us.)

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