quinta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2011

Addams Family TV Show Opening 1964

Well, this is the last song post about Halloween, as it is the last Friday of the month! I selected the two versions of Addams Family opening.

The new one you can see here.

Which one do you prefer, and why?

Halloween Quiz II

Today´s Quiz is about Halloween - that is celebrated on next October 31st.
Check and see. It is easy and about cultural aspects of the date. (Just quick 5 questions, with answers at the end of it).
I would love to have your comments here.
Click here to take the Quiz and good luck!

Are you ready for Halloween?

Many people want to celebrate Halloween, even in Brazil. Some people think it is not good to celebrate the other´s culture, but as an English teacher, I normally use the international dates to have extra ideas and stimulate students to read, listen, write and read. The extra dates are real good to know a little about the English speaking countries.
But as a Braziliam woman, I am a huge fan of the national traditions. I celebrated my birthday this year, listening to forró, a national rythm. A typical forró party, with a typical forró group.
So, I am total confortable to say that it is not a matter of forgetting our culture and traditions. Everyone should know their own culture and live it. Also, having a chance to know other culture is fantastic!

What is your opinion?

If you want to prepare something cool in the last minute, my godess...Martha Stewart prepared great tips. Go here.

If you will have a party and enjoy with your family, friends, students...send us pictures. I will separate the best ones to share here at Three Little Birds.

terça-feira, 25 de outubro de 2011

Halloween cookies recipe

There are many recipes, so it is an easy and good way to celebrate Halloween at home. Are you in the mood of cooking? Go ahead! I would love to receive a jar of cookies!
Follow the recipe here.

O Three Little Birds tem sempre algo para te estimular a visitar um outro site, seguir instruções, fazer coisas. Ao executar uma receita, por exemplo, você aprende novos verbos, novo vocabulário e ainda se sente feliz ao seguir as instruções em inglês e conseguir realizar algo! Go ahead!

domingo, 23 de outubro de 2011

Easy Pumpkin templates, pumpkin championship, win a chocolate box

Ok, it is Sunday, and maybe you can go out and buy a pumpkin and with these tips, you can make a nice Halloween Pumpkin to decorate your house and have fun with your family.
It is valid for lovely couples too.
Lovely Martha Stewart give you templates and teach you how to make adorables Halloween pumpkins.

If you like the idea and want to decorate your house, send me a picture with your pumpkin. The best one will win a chocolate box from Cacau Show.

Send your picture and DIY (Do it Yourself - step by step) to my e-mail up to 28/10. I will post the winner on 29/10 and your chocolate box will be mailed on Monday, after that.

sábado, 22 de outubro de 2011

Good Witches

As we have been talking about Halloween...here is a post to talk about two good witches that made success on small and big screen:

The first one:  Samantha, you can see on TV and there is the link here.

Samantha has so many fans the came into a big screen version.

I loved to watch the serie and I am very touched to get a box with episodes. I think there is a cable channel shows the original serie too. Do you know which one does it?

The teen Witch on TV:

When I used to be a child, I used to think I was a witch...I read these days, that read about tales about fairies, vampires etc help us to feel more confident, like being part of an ancestral group...
Do you think this can explain the success of these series?
Witch creature do you identify yourself with?

sexta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2011

Michael Jackson - Thriller


Continuing on the Halloween mood...today´s clp, a classic: Thriller, by Michael Jackson...who hasn´t tried to do this dance steps?

Can you sing the whole lyric? Now, you can come to this post and practice how many times you wish.

First, practice your listening skill and complete the spaces:

Thriller (Video Version)
Michael Jackson

It's close to midnight
Something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream
But terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze
As horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed
You hear the door slam
And realize there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold handA
nd wonder if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes
And hope that this is just imagination
Girl, but all the while
You hear a creature creeping up behind
You're out of time
They're out to get you
There's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you
Unless you change that number on your dial
Now is the time
For you and I to cuddle close together
All through the night
I'll save you from the terror on the screen
I'll make you see
[Vincent Price]
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize you all neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of 40.000 years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the Thriller
[Michael Jackson]
Cause this is thriller, ___________ night
And no one's gonna ____________ you
From the beast about to strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're _____________ for your life
Inside a killer, thriller
(Thriller) Thriller night
Cause I can thrill you ________
Than any ghost would ever __________ try
(Thriller) (Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here ____________
Cause this is thriller, thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more
Than any ghost would ever dare try
(Thriller) (Thriller night)
So let me _______ you tight
And share a killer, thriller
Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you
From the beast about to strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life
Inside a killer, thriller
(Thriller) Thriller nightCause
I can thrill you more
Than any ghost would ever dare try
(Thriller) (Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here tonight
Cause this is thriller, thriller night
Girl, I can thrill you more
Than any ghost would ever dare try
(Thriller) (Thriller night)
So let me hold you tight
And share a killer, thriller

Check your answers here and translations here.

quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2011

Let´s play and learn with Halloween atmosphere?

Well, as you know, the blog is tottally in the mood of Halloween. I, myself have to figure out and find some way of having some fast decoration and celebrate Halloween at home...I have to do it!
Meanwhile, have fun, while learning with today´s quiz (in the Halloween mood, of course!).

To learn some new words about Halloween:

useful words
to carve
to hollow out

Vocabulary list from here.

Suggestion: pick up the words you don´t know, search, specially using google images (images say more than words and you will easily memorize their meaning). Then, copy the images and paste under the word in a .doc named vocabulary notebook. Send it to me. I will be happy to post the best ones here in the Three Little birds blog.

Sugestão: pegue as palavras que você não conhece, pesquise, especialmente usando google imagens (imagens dizem mais que mil palavras e você rapidamente memorizará o novo vocabulário). Então, copie as imagens em um .doc e chame o arquivo de vocabulary notebook. Me envie o arquivo. Ficarei feliz em postar aqui os melhores.
Today´s quiz is very easy and fast and guess what: DOUBLE QUIZ

Quiz 1: Halloween Quiz (easy, short and with answers)

Quiz 2: Hangman/Forca (do you like games? Go for it and learn new vocabulary, think in English).

Share your opinions and impressions about this quiz, I will be very happy and more prepared for the next one...making you happier!


I love breakfast and look forward having healthy, but interesting food, specially, I am raising a child now! What about you? Do you imagine a Halloween breakfast like that? Go there! Check for yourself the great tips for having a disguised healthy breakfast so dressed up, that kids will love.
If you prefer to break the rules and have the original candies, go ahead and use the decoration tips, but anyway, go there and check for yourself.

You can surprise yourself, your love, your kids, your students, your friends, with this fast and thematic breakfast, suggested by Kara´s party ideas. You can leave her a comment too and improve your communication in English!

Comments are welcome!

segunda-feira, 17 de outubro de 2011

Special Conversation Class - Halloween Happy Hour

Aula de conversação especial, em clima de Halloween. Venha divertir-se e treinar seu inglês.
Clique na imagem para ler o banner.

You can make it!

Double chocolate brownie recipe

Receita de brownie aos dois chocolates. Seguir receitas em inglês é uma ótima maneira de aumentar seu vocabulário, já que você deverá seguir instruções e saber os nomes dos ingredientes.
Recipe here.
If you try it, send us pictures, ok?

domingo, 16 de outubro de 2011

Pasta Skeletons - Halloween craft

This is a great Halloween activity suggestion from Martha Stewart. Create skeletons with dry Pasta with your kids. You will absolutely guarantee fun and special decoration.
Follow the instructions here.
Send us pictures, in case you do it.

Maybe, it is a good activity to Costanza and her kids.

sábado, 15 de outubro de 2011

Transform your living room into this scary one

Follow the instructions here and have this great Halloween decoration.

Don´t forget to send me pictures!

Ps: Seguir instruções e visitar sites em inglês é uma ótima maneira de aumentar seu vocabulário. Use um dicionário na web para ajudá-lo com a lista de materiais e instruções.

sexta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2011

Halloween Free Printables

Free download printables! Download the file and print to decorate a Halloween party.
Send us pictures, ok?
This one is from Catch my Party.
If you don´t have a big party, use it to decorate a Halloween table to your kid...or love!


Hi, from now on, the clip of the week will have a listening exercise to you, so you can practice your listening and vocabulary.

This week, I chose this beautiful song from Loreena Mckennitt. Famous by bringing us celtic songs and stories. I was inspired by Halloween atmosphere. A mythic climate here!

I used to listen to her musics almost every day and I real love them! Hope you like it too. The concert is beautiful and alive.

Activity 1: Listen to music 3 times and complete the spaces (use your notepad or take notes in a peace of paper):

All Souls Night

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides
______________ dance around and around
To _______________that pulse out echoes of darkness
Moving to the pagan sound.

__________________ in a hidden memory
Images float before my eyes
Of fragrant ______________ of straw and of _____________
And dancing till the next sunrise.


I can see ______________ in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, ______________dancing
A waltz on All Souls Night.

Figures of corns
talks bend in the shadows
___________ _____________tall as the flames leap highThe green knight holds the holly bush
To mark where the old year passes by.


I can see lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All Souls Night.

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
Moving to the pagan sound.

Standing on the bridge that crosses
The _______________ that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me.


I can see lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All Souls Night.


I can see lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All Souls Night

Check the full lyric and see the words that complete the spaces here. Also check up the translation to Portuguese there.

Activity 2: Did you like the song? Why? Leave a comment at this post. Your opinion is important!

Activity 3: Pick up at least 5 words and include them in your vocabulary notebook - write the cathegories of the words, create phrases with them, include pictures to help you to memorize the new words. On the second part of your vocabulary notebook: put the words into categories list.

Aulas de inglês e brincadeiras em inglês para crianças a partir de 2 anos

Se você mora na Região Oceânica de Niterói, aproveite a promoção. Aulas particulares para bebês a partir de 2 anos.

quinta-feira, 13 de outubro de 2011

Quiz - numbers review - spelling crossword

Hi! In October, vocabulary quizzes every Thursday, ok?

This one is very easy and fun.

Check your spelling for numbers on this "numbers crossword".

I will appreciatte if you leave us comments!

Quiz: click here.

Halloween - brincadeiras e tradições

No dia 31 de outubro, comemora-se o Halloween. No Brasil, ficou traduzido como o dia das Bruxas. Nos Estados Unidos é famoso pelas carinhas assustadoras em abóboras, crianças fantasiadas e a frase: "Trick or treat", que aqui no Brasil ficou conhecida como "Gostosuras ou travessuras". quem não estiver preparado com doces para as crianças que batem a porta, levará um susto, ou sofrerá com uma travessura. Parece uma mistura de carnaval e Cosme e Damião...

Mas, a origem da data é Celta e pelo calendário Celta, 31 de outubro é o último dia do ano (como se fosse o nosso Reveillon). Significa Dia de todos os santos e acredita-se que nessa data, abre-se um portal imaginario e os seres de outro plano visitam a terra e pegam seus pedidos.

Uma das tradições é escrever pedidos e queimar a meia noite em um caldeirão.

Acredita-se que nos Estados Unidos, houve um pouco de fantasia e imaginação para traduzir o conceito de seres de outro plano serem monstros e as tradições feitas e seguidas pelas sacerdotisas celtas, devem ter trazido imagens de bruxas e assim foi.

Para entrar no clima e levar seus pequenos a ter motivos para ver um filme em inglês, assista:

O estranho mundo de Jack

A lenda do cavaleiro sem cabeça

Fantasias e uma mesa de guloseimas para uma farra em casa e ensinar expressões ou ter motivos para falar em inglês com os pequenos, pode ser um a boa. Tenho postado aqui no blog sugestões de mesas, decoração e fantasias. Veja aqui, e aqui. Tenho eleito as melhores idéias da Martha Stewart e até dia 31 vou colocar várias idéias.


1- Pegar maçãs em uma vasilha com água

2- Pegar uma moeda em uma bacia com farinha de trigo

3- The pickety witch: em um círculo ou roda com outras crianças, uma criança vendada no meio é a "pickety witch" e tem que pegar alguém. Eles cantam : "The pickety witch, the pickety witch, who's got a kiss from the pickety witch?" E ela sai pra pegar. Quem for pego é a próxima "pickety witch". Uma versão  da nossa cabra cega.

Veja mais dicas aqui.
Tem algo sobre Halloween que você gostaria de saber? Deixe um comentário!

quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2011

Keep calm and create your picture!!!

Hi Guys!

Today´s post is an invitation to visit a link and read instructions in English and create your own Keep Calm picture.

Do you know the history of this picture?

The British government created it in 1939  the picture with the slogan and it was printed and distributed looking forward having the population motivated. They were afraid as an invasion and war were rumors all around.

So, this picture now is public domain and many people started using it in decoration. People that know how to create and manipulate design, changed colors, pictures and slogan.

But if you, like me, cannot do it by yourself, have fun and create your pictures. It is a good idea to print and frame it to present someone you  like.

I will be happy if you e-mail me your pictures. I will post the best ones here.

Ps: This tip came from Casa de Colorir, a Braziliam Blog.

quinta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2011

Quiz - preparing for KET

Today´s Quiz is a preparation for KET. Do you know this EXAM?
It means: Key English Test (KET) and it is the EASIEST test of Cambridge.

This Quiz brings the reading and writting and also the listening part.

It is LONG, but it is easy and you can experience the test and you can see your score.

This tests are good for you that looks for a good certification in English.

Take the Quiz here.

Click here to know all the Cambridge tests.

Did you try the Quiz? How was it?

quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2011

Bat Jar - Halloween preparatives

Click here and learn how to do this Bat Jar.  I loved it and it reminded me my husband, he loves Batman. Will you do it? Please, send a picture to my e-mail. I will be happy to post it here.

terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2011

Halloween is coming up!

Hi Guys,

Thanks Wilson for the kind messages about the Lion Sleeps Tonight song, you can check in a post below and about your result at phrasal verbs Quiz.

It is fantastic when I come here and can see a message of a student!

Blogging requires time and it is for you, guys!

So, October is about Halloween...I love Halloween. Since I was a child!

Witches always got my attention, specially the good ones and the mythic atmosphere.

Well, hope you motivate yourself after checking up this Martha Stewart ideas for decorating a porsche.

I rememember a Halloween party, my friend Rossana, from Tudo por 1,99 had cut many bats and ghosts to decorate it!

Let´s see if I get envolved and find sometime to decorate my house and have some fun with real classes students and also, my son and husband!

Tell me...what do you think about the decoration?

Click here to see how to do it!
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