terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2011

Brazilian Valentine´s day

We celebrate the "Valentine´s day" next June 12th. Differently than in USA, the romantic Saint, that makes the singles looking for a date or someone to get married is "Santo Antonio". In USA, they celebrate Saint Valentine, that´s why the reference of the day.
We have the habit of going out for dinners. But, in the "era" of  "crafters" around the world, people are more into making someone by themselves. So, this week I will post my favorite ideas of  Do it  yourself, so you can practice your English reading the instructions, and if you make any of this cute stuff, please, send us a picture by email. We will love to post it here!

To start the top ideas for Valentine´s day, I separated this lovely box, that creates a romantic and intimistic ideas of celebration. And, it is cheap too:

I saw this idea at Super Ziper, that takes us to Design Sponge site for details and instructions. So, if you want to see more picutres and instructions go there

If you are my student, be prepared for something special during class this week!

The English Alphabet

For basic students or to help you to get the spelling!

Como no post anterior eu comentei, ouvir pronúncia nativa do alfabeto e gravar as letras, bem como os números (que você confere no post abaixo) são essenciais para começar sua trajetória ou afinar seu inglês.

Clique Aqui.e treine o alfabeto.

Uma dica bacana é jogar forca, usando o "spelling" em inglês, ou seja, soletre como em inglês.

Pode parecer coisa mamão com açucar, café com leite, mas em várias ocasiões ao lidar com o inglês, vai ser necessário soletrar, tanto você, quanto o outro.


Letras e números estão presentes em:

número do vôo
lugar no avião
placa de carro
seu nome e rg/passaporte
seu site

quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2011

Learn Basic English Numbers & Counting 5 - fun kids English vocabulary c...

For basic students (kids or adults) - se você está começando a se aventurar no inglês, o básico é saber o alfabeto e os números. Uma dica legal é tentar sempre ouvir pronúncias nativas e hoje com internet, tv a cabo, DVDs, isso é possível e acessível. Então, na internet, faça buscas também. Há muito material bacana, como esse vídeo super engraçado para você pegar a pronúncia dos números de 1-20 e outros vocabulários, como bônus.
Veja o vídeo e repita após cada exibição do número. Quantas vezes forem necessárias. Depois, grave no seu celular ou câmera você mesmo falando os números e ouça posteriormente. Um bom exercício para pronúncias.

A sugestão aqui foi com números, mas podem ser diálogos de filmes, ou o que você achar bacana.

Quanto mais ouvir e mais falar, mais bonito e compreensível seu inglês vai ficar, acredite.

Gostou da dica?

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2011

Classic cheeseburguer recipe

Hi there! Today I will start a new session, the recipes. So, for you that love cooking and also you want to practice your English, welcome to the spot.
Well, I just love hamburguer, I am a huge fan of it, but as we grow up and learn how to be health and value the Do yourself issues, I am looking forward prepare my own hamburguer. Specially because we elated it the menu of Friday night´s followed by concert or films on the video, just to be together.

So, here is the recipe I am going to try and I share it with you


  • 2 pounds ground beef, preferably chuck
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tomatoes (12 ounces), sliced
  • 8 leaves Bibb lettuce (1 small head)
  • 1 small red onion, sliced


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Season meat with salt and pepper, mix very lightly, and shape into four patties. Grill hamburgers 4 to 6 minutes per side for rare and 9 to 11 minutes for well done. If making cheeseburgers, lay cheese slices on top of the hamburgers after they have been flipped.
  2. Serve immediately on buns (toasted, if desired), topped with tomatoes, lettuce, and onion slices.

If you want to check the website where I found it, go here and enjoy Martha Stewart´s recipes.

My lovely teen students

Posted by Picasa

quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2011

New name

Hi Guys,

Hoping you are very well on these rainy days.I have decided to change the blog name into Three Little Birds, instead of Learning English with Kisa.
Three Little Birds bring the love I have for birds leaving in a free way and the message of puress, peace and calm they bring. Also, it is a name of a Bob Marley´s song I just love. It reminds me that every little thing is gonna be allright. And for you that are afraid of never getting this language, it is a good message to you too...

segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2011

It's Raining Again Roger Hodgson singer songwriter composer

Hello Everybody!

As it is raining again, I decided to start the week posts with this acoustic version of "It is raining again", a classic song of the 80's. I tried to find the clip, but the only one was incomplete.

Watch, enjoy the video, sing together and check the translation:

It's Raining Again (Supertramp)
Oh, it's raining again
Oh no, my love's at an end
Oh no, it's raining again
And you know it's hard to pretend
Oh no, it's raining again
Too bad I'm losing a friend
Oh no, it's raining again
Oh will my heart ever mend
You're old enough some people say
To read the signs and walk away
It's only time that heals the pain
And makes the sun come out again
It's raining againOh no, my love's at an end
Oh no, it's raining again
Too bad I'm losing a friend
C'mon you little fighter
No need to get uptighter
C'mon you little fighter
And get back up again
It's raining again
Oh no, my love's at an endOh no, it's raining again
Too bad I'm losing a friend
C'mon you little fighter
No need to get uptighter
C'mon you little fighter
And get back up again
Oh, get back up again
Oh, fill (feel?) your heart again

Está Chovendo de Novo
Oh,está chovendo de novo,
Oh não, meu amor está acabando
Oh não, está chovendo de novo
E você sabe que é difícil fingir
Oh não, está chovendo de novo
Ruim demais, estou perdendo uma amigaOh não, está chovendo de novo
Oh, meu coração vai se consertar?
Você é velha o suficiente algumas pessoas dizem
Pra ler os sinais e ir embora
É apenas o tempo que cura a dor
E faz o sol sair de novo
Está chovendo de novoOh não, meu amor está acabando
Oh não, está chovendo de novo
Ruim demais, estou perdendo uma amiga
Vamos, sua pequena briguenta
Não precisa mais se estressarVamos, sua pequena briguenta
Levanta de novo
Está chovendo de novo
Oh não, meu amor está acabando
Oh não, está chovendo de novoRuim demais, estou perdendo uma amiga
Vamos, sua pequena briguentaNão precisa mais se estressar
Vamos, sua pequena briguentaE levanta de novo
Oh,levanta de novoOh,preencha (sinta) seu coração novamente...

Letra e tradução daqui.

sábado, 7 de maio de 2011

Free printables, so you can offer a great present to your mom!

Hi Guys, this post is to you that is working late, or studying hard and didn´t have any time, or money or creativity to choose a present to your mom.

I collected free printables. Choose your favorite, print and use it to prepare a breakfast, brunch or just put it in a board and offer it to her. It also will show your mom you are real improving your English! I myself will ask Fofo to print some ot them to me and decorate my home sweet home. Did you like the right on time suggestions to save you?

Rafa, from Casa Montada suggested 3 posters and teach you how to do it yourself (DIY). Also, it is a good blog for you to visit, as she links to many foreigners blogs, what will have you reading in English, the goal of this blog here, improve your English! I am a mother and just loved them! On this post, she indicates the blog Holiday Snobs, with some more colors and options of the Home is Where your Mom is poster. Go there!

Embellish prepared you a kit with:

Included in the Mother's Day/Grandmother's Day printable:
  • Bookmarks for Mom & Grandmom
  • Coloring page for Mom & Grandmom (to be done by the kiddos or grandkiddos)
  • Happy Mother's Day card (fits inside 5x7 inch envelope)
  • Mother's Day party circles/cupcake toppers/present tags
  • Bookplates
  • Scalloped flower tag for Mom & Grandmom
  • Mother's Day cheat sheet (to be given by the hubby and filled out by Mom

Ps: they prepared free printables to your grandma at this kit, so cute, isn´t it?

Catch My Party separeted cute things too.
Ammy Mattes´s free printables and...

Love Party printables.

So, good luck! If you use any of them, take a picture and send it to us, so we can post it here!

Happy mother´s day!

Keep following us and having good chances to do things by yourselves while you practice some English!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...