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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quarta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2015

Cooking and recipes vocabulary

Hey guys! Hoje vamos aprender um vocabulário relacionado com cozinha e receitas. Com essas palavras você vai entender a diferença entre cozinhar, fritar, grelhar e etc.

Bake – Assar
We use this word when we are going to cook something in an oven.
E.g: Bake the fish for 10 minutes. / I just finished baking the cake for you.
To barbecue – Fazer churrasco
To barbecue something is to cook on a grill, usually outside.
Abbreviation: BBQ.
Eg.: Let’s make a barbecue. / Dad is going to barbecue some steaks.
Boil – Ferver
To boil is to cook in hot water.
Eg.: I ate two boiled eggs and bread for breakfast.
Fry – Fritar
To fry is to cook in hot oil.
Eg.: I’ll eat some fried chicken for lunch.
Marinate – Marinar
To marinate something is to leave it in a spiced liquid, usually for a few hours or overnight.
E.g: Leave the beef marinating in red wine vinegar.

Esse é o vocabulário básico de como cozinhar a comida. Em breve veremos um vocabulário mais específico que encontramos em receitas.

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segunda-feira, 20 de julho de 2015


Hello guys. Hoje vamos aprender algumas gírias muito usadas pelos americanos.
If you’re just starting out, these slang words are a great place to get started!

Something that is awesome is great or wonderful.
“Did you see the new Avengers movie? It was awesome!
The literal definition of “cool” is “a little cold”. In American slang, it can have the same meaning as “awesome” – where something is great or wonderful.
“That shirt is really cool.”
I’m beat
To be “beat” means “to be tired”.
Can you come over to play video games tonight?”
“No thanks. I worked all day, and I’m beat.”
hang out
To “hang out” means to spend free time, usually with friends.
You seem like a cool guy. We should hang out sometime!”
chill out
“Chill out” has the same meaning as “hang out”, but it also has a second meaning. If someone tells you to “chill out”, then they mean “calm down”.
This phrase is sometimes shortened to just “chill”.
Example #1 (spending free time)
“I’ve got a couple hours after work tonight. Do you want to come over to my house and chill out?”

Example #2 (calm down)

“Stop getting so angry. You need to chill.”
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quarta-feira, 15 de julho de 2015


Olá galera! Hoje vamos ver mais dicas para melhorar nosso aprendizado de inglês.

1 -Start a blog! – Start an English-language blog on a free platform like tumblr.com or blogger.com. This will help you get a lot of practice! Also, if you get popular you can start discussions with your readers, find other people that are trying to learn English too and even make some money from the blog.

2- Listen to audiobooks! – There are many audiobooks in English on Audible.com. Listen to your favorite book or find a new favorite and practice your English at the same time! Audiobooks are great especially if you have already read the book, so you know what they are talking about, now in English.

3- Read a book in English! Same thing as before. If you have already read the book, you’ll know what they are talking about in English now and it will be easier to recognize lines. Read a book slowly, writing down all the words you aren’t familiar with. Then, look them up in the dictionary or even on google.

4-Teach! – Share what you’ve already learned with your friends or even your children! This will help you cement the knowledge in your mind. Also, if you have a friend that is in the same situation, teach each other, share your knowledge and you’ll learn much faster.

5- Do English workout videos! – Doing this helps you learn much the same way a small baby learns – by watching and imitating. Plus, it’s good for your health!

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