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35 ways to be creative Posted by on Jul 31, 2012

Hello, there! I came across this list of 35 ways to be creative on a friend’s Facebook profile and I thought I’d share it here with you, my dear reader. As a blog writer, sometimes creativity just flies out of the window and I have what some people call “mental block”. It does happen and…

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Como usar o phrasal verb “to back up” Posted by on Jul 30, 2012

Hey, there! How was your weekend? Today let’s learn some uses of the phrasal verb to back up. Are you ready? Let’s go for it! The first use of to back up is to say or show that what someone says is true. Here are some examples: Jane would back me up if she were…

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60 palavras com o som / ʌ / Posted by on Jul 27, 2012

O som /ʌ/ é muito comum em inglês e nesse vídeo da Teacher Melanie vamos praticar 60 palavras com ele. O som /ʌ/ ocorre no início de uma palavra ou no meio de uma stressed syllable. Shall we go for it? Se você estiver lendo este post no seu e-mail, clique aqui para ver o…

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O que significa a expressão “bottom line”? Posted by on Jul 26, 2012

Hello, there! How’s it going? Nosso post hoje traz uma expressão muito comum em inglês: bottom line. Literalmente bottom line é um termo de contabilidade usado para se referir ao último número no final de uma conta, o saldo ou o custo total que alguém precisa pagar. Num contexto mais informal significa o resultado final…

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For teachers: texto para praticar o Present Perfect Posted by on Jul 25, 2012

Hey, teachers! How are you doing? I used the Password series (Editora Ática) for many years with my high schoolers and I really liked its reading strategies exercises and how grammar was presented. Another great aspect of Password was cultural awareness, raised in the pre-reading sections. One of the text that caught my attention was…

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