The coolest people of the world - Top 5

De acordo com a rede de televisão CNN, os brasileiros são as pessoas mais legais do mundo. Veja o rank em inglês e a justificativa:

5. Americans
4. Mongolians
3. Jamaicans
2. Singaporeans
1. Brazilians

CNN

“Without Brazilians we wouldn't have samba and Rio carnival; we wouldn't have the soccer beauty of Pele and Ronaldo; we wouldn't have the minuscule swimwear and toned bodies of Copacabana beach; and we wouldn't have certain eye-watering procedures performed with wax.

Unless they're using their sexy, laid-back, party-loving reputation as a cover for exterminating dolphins or invading Poland, then we have no choice but to name Brazilians as the coolest people on the planet.

So, if you're Brazilian and reading this, congratulations -- although, since you're sitting at a computer instead of showing off your six-pack on the shoreline, you probably aren't that cool yourself.

Icon of cool: Seu Jorge. The favela-raised performer's soulful Portuguese-language Bowie covers make you wish Ziggy Stardust was from Brazil, not space.

Not so cool: Mmmmm, Brazilian meat and cocoa -- so delicious, but farming's destruction of vast tracts of rainforest leaves a bitter aftertaste.”

"The", "There", "Their" e "They're"

Essas quatro palavrinhas "the", "there" "their" e "they're" são parecidas, mas não são iguais. Embora, a troca dessas palavras considero normal no início do aprendizado, ela pode comprometer o sentindo real do que você pretende dizer. Uma "falha" desse tipo é recorrente em provas de inglês, então resolvi relembrar seus usos.


"The" significa "o, a, os e as" é usado como artigo definido.

Exemplo:
The tests are easy.
Os testes são fáceis.


"There" significa "aí/lá/ali"e pode ser usado com advérbio de lugar.

Exemplo:
You are waiting for your girlfriend there.
Você está esperando por sua namorada aí.

"There" significa "haver/existir/tem" (sentido de existência) e poder ser usado como verbo impessoal quando acompanhado do verbo "to be".

Exemplo:
There are many things to do now.
Há muitas coisas pra fazer.
There is one question.
Há uma pergunta.

"They're" é a forma reduzida de "They are".

Exemplo:
They're friends
Eles são amigos

"Their" é um pronome possessivo como "my" ou "your"

Exemplo:
They have to do their homework
Eles tem que fazer a atividade de casa deles.

Assista abaixo uma cena do Seriado Smallville onde a personagem Lois Lane usa o "there is" ao falar com o Oliver outro personagem da série.

Firework - Katy Perry - Lyrics




Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting throught the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it's time, you'll know
You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gonna leave 'em goin "Oh, oh, oh!"

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Como perguntar e dizer os signos em inglês

Diálogo

Samantha: When's your birthday, Chelsea?
Samantha: Quando é seu aniversário, Chelsea?
Chelsea: In March
Chelsea: Em março
Samantha: What day in March?
Samantha: Qual dia em março?
Chelsea: On March 27
Chelsea: Em 27 de março
Samantha: You're a Aries.
Samantha: Você é de aries.
Chelsea: Yeah, I am. When is your birthday?
Chelsea: Sim, eu sou Quando é seu aniversário?
Samantha: In August. I'm a Leo.
Samantha: Em agosto. Eu sou de leão.
Chelsea: When in August?
Chelsea: Quando em agosto?
Samantha: On August 20
Samantha: Em 20 de agosto
Chelsea: Really? My boyfriend's birthday is on August 15.
Chelsea: É mesmo? O aniversário do meu namorado é em 15 de agosto.
Samantha: You're an Aries and he's a Leo. You are soul mate!
Samantha: Você é de aries e ele é de leão. Vocês são alma gêmeas!
Chelsea: Are we? Cool!
Chelsea: Nós somos? Legal!




FORMAS DE PERGUNTAR O SIGNO EM INGLÊS:

What's your astrological sign? / What's your sign?
I'm an Aries
What's your star sign?
I'm a Scorpio
What sign are you?
I'm a Leo

My Quiz - Signs

  1. Leader, pioneer, courageous, impatient

  2. Capricorn
    Libra
    Aries

  3. Generous, creative, magnetic, impulsive

  4. Leo
    Virgo
    Aquarius

  5. Protective, kind, maternal, devoted to family

  6. Cancer
    Pisces
    Sagittarius

  7. Eloquent, excitable, clear thinker, superficial

  8. Scorpio
    Gemini
    Capricorn

  9. Hard-worker, efficient, prudent, critical

  10. Virgo
    Libra
    Leo

  11. Passionate, intense, penetrating

  12. Aquarius
    Virgo
    Scorpio

  13. Sociable, diplomatic, artistic, charming

  14. Pisces
    Libra
    Sagittarus

  15. Disciplined, organized, ambitious, authoritarian

  16. Capricorn
    Scorpio
    Taurus

  17. Enthusiastic, optimistic, independent, traveler, teacher of wisdom

  18. Libra
    Leo
    Sagittarus

  19. Artistic, calm, conservative, nature-loving

  20. Gemini
    Taurus
    Cancer