segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2015

Don't you know how to pronounce the word?


I love using the online Cambridge Dictionaries.

There, you can check both speaking accents: Britsh and American.

Go there

quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2015

How to write a good composition

I use this strategy for everything I need to write since I got it in an English Class, at Speak English Idiomas with Mr. Potz.

1- Brainstorming


Take notes of each idea you have about the theme. Don´t mind about if makes sense or not.
You can use a circle, with the theme in the middle and make lines with the words, like a sun
From here

Or

Use post its to make it more creative and make you happy : )

Use a board, a big paper, a notebook.

The point here is try to collect and get in touch with things you know and you would like to talk about the theme

After you have all the words, try to link some of them into groups of connection. Then try to separate then into the parts below

2- Decide how many lines you are going to use and divide it into:

Introduction
Development
Conclusion

Every text must have this structure, so the person that reads it, will get it!

For example, try to think about 5 lines for each part to start!

Would you like to try?


Sex and The City

Today, I used Sex and The City, episode 1, Season 1 to watch with Sheila.
First, without the subtitles. Then, with the Subtitles in English.
She loved and had fun!

This is a real good exercise for you to improve vocabulary, feel confident do speak and also to be ok with accents, slangs, idioms, phrasal verbs.

If you are in the mood, keep a notebook and go ahead taking notes of expressions.

After the episode we had some fun talking about the four girls: Carrie, Sam, Miranda and Charlotte, talking about our experiences and point of view.

Also, she had to write a composition about Sex and The city nowadays...the real situation!

Did you like the idea?

It is avaiable on You Tube.


Tell us:

Who is your favorite character? Why?
What is your opinion about Sex and The City?
On the next post, we are going to teach some strategies for a good composition

sábado, 30 de maio de 2015

Merry that girl...

Merry that girl...casar com aquela garota.

One of the top songs nowadays, Rude gets you with its Reggae, nerd guys and beautiful clip.

May in Brazil is considered the bride's month and also on May 25th it is celebrated the nerd day in all around the world, so let's celebrate the last day of May with this clip that envolves Wedding and nerds...We hope you like.


Did you like it?

Check the band's other songs HERE 

Do you want to check the lyrics?

Saturday morning jumped out of bed
And put on my best suit
Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you
Knocked on your door with heart in my hand
To ask you a question
'Cause I know that you're an old-fashioned man, yeah, yeah

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes 'cause I need to know
You say, "I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, but the answer is no! "

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human, too?
Why you gotta be so rude?
I'm gonna marry her anyway

Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
Yeah, no matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we'll be a family
Why you gotta be so rude?

I hate to do this, you leave no choice, can't live without her
Love me or hate me we will be both standing at that altar
Or we will run away to another galaxy, you know
You know she's in love with me, she will go anywhere I go

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes 'cause I need to know
You say, "I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, 'cause the answer's still no! "

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human, too?
Why you gotta be so rude?
I'm gonna marry her anyway

Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
No matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we'll be a family
Why you gotta be so rude, rude?

Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes 'cause I need to know
You say, "I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, but 'No' still means 'No'! "

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human, too?
Why you gotta be so rude?
I'm gonna marry her anyway

Marry that girl
Marry her anyway
Marry that girl
No matter what you say
Marry that girl
And we'll be a family
Why you gotta be so rude?
Why you gotta be so rude?
Why you gotta be so rude?

Play the guitar and sing in English is a good way to practice!

Learn how to play Rude HERE



quinta-feira, 21 de maio de 2015

Today was a special class - elaborating a postcard

Miguel is at home this week getting well from a hard flu and he asked me to get into my private class and Sheila welcomed him very well (Thanks so much)

 
We started with a submarine (chocolate and coffee) and cookies and later they prepared me a postcard.

We Always have Water with lemon, mint, Orange and ice to drink during the class and coffee.
 
So, I could show Miguel how to start a postcard and Sheila could complete one and be in touch with informal and some coloquial language.

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