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Thanksgiving – Dia de Ação de Graças Posted by on Nov 26, 2009

Hoje é dia de Ação de Graças (Thanksgiving) nos Estados Unidos. Os americanos hoje agradecem às bençãos e coisas boas que aconteceram neste ano e também já se preparam para as festividades de fim de ano (Holiday Season). A origem do Dia de Ações de Graças começou em New England, pelos colonos ingleses (settlers) em…

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Podcast #14 – Tongue twisters – Trava linguas Posted by on Nov 26, 2009

[audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/ingles/files/2009/11/pronuncia_2009_11_01.mp3] Download audio Let’s have some fun and practice some tongue twisters! 1. Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said “this butter’s bitter! But a bit of better butter will but make my butter better” So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter, and it made her butter better so ’twas…

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Cause and Reason Posted by on Nov 25, 2009

One of the greatest things in learning a language is when you learn different ways of saying the same thing. As an advanced student, you already know that in order to express cause and reason you can use the words as, because and since: He had to close the school after the accident because he…

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Podcast #13 – Falsos cognatos: actually e agenda Posted by on Nov 25, 2009

[audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/ingles/files/2009/11/intermediario_2009_11_01.mp3] Download audio Hey, what’s up? Hoje vamos falar sobre os falsos cognatos, que são palavras do inglês e do português que nasceram juntas, são cog-natas (cog = com; nato = nascido) pois vêm da mesma origem latina mas que foram adquirindo significados diferentes com o tempo. Uma das mais comuns e conhecidas é actually.…

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Podcast #12 – Idioms Posted by on Nov 24, 2009

[audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/ingles/files/2009/11/avancado_2009_11_01.mp3] Download audio Let’s learn some very interesting idioms in English. Our first idiom is to be bored to death. To be bored to death means that you are extremely bored, be it in a class or at work or even at home. That professor doesn’t know how to spark interest in his students. They’re…

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