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Notícias do Brasil em inglês



 

Estudantes de inglês sabem que às vezes é bem difícil entender as manchetes de jornais internacionais.
 
Trouxemos hoje headlines* de notícias sobre o Brasil, para você testar seu vocabulário.

Leia as seis palavras abaixo, e   depois tente completar as cinco manchetes. 
 
Graft             Inmates           Quell
 
Riot               Tycoon             Fail 
 
* headlines:  a line of words printed in large letters as the title of a story in a newspaper, or the main points of the news that are broadcast on television or radio:

Brazilian Governor Wants More Troops to Help ________ Violence  (Feb,8)

Brazilian ______ Eike Batista is Arrested After Returning Home  (Jan, 30)

Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil _____ Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash   (Jan, 20)

How the Response to Zika ______ Millions (Jan, 16)

Prison _______ in Brazil Leaves at Least 10 _________ Dead  (Jan,15)


Answers: 
 
Brazilian Governor Wants More Troops to Help QUELL Violence  (Feb,8)
To quell = to completely stop or end something

Brazilian TYCOON Eike Batista is Arrested After Returning Home  (Jan, 30)
Tycoon = a person who has succeeded in business or industry and has become very rich and powerful

Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil GRAFT Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash   (Jan, 20)
Graft = the act of getting money or advantage through the dishonest use of political power and influence.

How the Response to Zika FAILED Millions (Jan, 16)
To fail = to not do something that should be done, not to help someone when expected to, to be unsuccessful

Prison RIOT in Brazil Leaves at Least 10 IINMATES Dead  (Jan,15)
Riot = a noisy and violent public gathering  
Inmates = a person who is forced by law to stay in a prison or hospit
al


 
FONTES:
dictionary.cambridge.org
nytimes.com

Escrito por Rose Souza. Publicado em 15.02 na coluna semanal da Exame.com. Editado por Rose Souza para o blog da Companhia de Idiomas 

Rosangela Souza é fundadora e sócia-diretora da Companhia de Idiomas e ProfCerto. Graduada em Letras e Tradução/Interpretação pela Unibero, Business English na Philadelphia, USA. Especialista em Gestão Empresarial com MBA pela FGV e PÓSMBA pela FIA/FEA/USP.  Desenvolveu projetos acadêmicos sobre segmento de idiomas, planejamento estratégico e indicadores de desempenho para MPMEs. Colunista do portal da Catho Carreira & Sucesso, RH.com e Exame.com.   Professora de Técnicas de Comunicação, Gestão de Pessoas e Estratégia na pós graduação ADM da Fundação Getulio Vargas/FGV.


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Algo a aprender com Donald Trump



 

A Forbes publicou os 10 Tweets mais ofensivos do presidente americano Donald Trump.  Fizemos um quiz com eles para você testar seu inglês (além de aprender dez palavras e expressões que você NÃO deve usar por aí)
 
 
 
1. “The _________  that clown  @krauthammer has for me is unbelievable – causes him to lie.” 
a. hater    
b. hated    
c. hatred

2. “How can a dummy dope______ Harry Hurt, who wrote a failed book about me, be on TV discussing Trump?”
a. like    
b. as        
c. how


3. “My plan will ________ taxes for our country, not raise them. Phony @club4growth says I will raise taxes – just another lie.” 
a. low    
b. lower      
c. increase

4. “Lightweight Senator @RandPaul should focus on trying to get elected in Kentucky – a great state which is_________ by him.”  
a. embarrassment    
b. embarrassed      
c.embarrassing

5. “Every Poll has me winning BIG. If you listen to dopey Karl Rove, a Trump hater, on  @oreillyfactor, you would _______I’m doing poorly.” 
a. think      
b. have thought          
c. to think


6. “Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky _____________ a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE!”
a. reminds me of        
b. remembers me of   
c. reminds me


7. “The president of the pathetic Club For Growth came to my office in N.Y.C. and asked for a ridiculous $ 1,000,000 contribution. I said no way!”
a. asked about        
b. asked for      
c. asked


8. “@MeghanMcCain was terrible on @TheFive yesterday. Angry and obnoxious, she ________on TV. @FoxNews can do so much better!”
a. never will make it    
b. will make it never 
c. will never make it


9. @FrankLuntz is a low class slob who came to my office ____________consulting work and I had zero interest. Now he picks anti-Trump panels!”.
a. looking for      
b. looking at        
c.looking forward

10. “Huma Abedin, the top aide to Hillary Clinton and the wife of perv sleazebag Anthony Wiener, was a major _______ risk as a collector of info.” 
a. safety    
b. security    
c. safe
 
ANSWERS: 
1. c. hatred  (synonym: hate) 
2. a. like 
3. b. lower
4. b. embarrassed
5. a. think      
6. a. reminds me of 
7. b. asked for  
8. c. will never make it 
9. a. looking for     
10.  b. security                     
 
 
FONTES: 
forbes.com
dictionary.cambridge.org

Escrito por Rose Souza para o blog da Companhia de Idiomas 

Rosangela Souza é fundadora e sócia-diretora da Companhia de Idiomas e ProfCerto. Graduada em Letras e Tradução/Interpretação pela Unibero, Business English na Philadelphia, USA. Especialista em Gestão Empresarial com MBA pela FGV e PÓSMBA pela FIA/FEA/USP.  Desenvolveu projetos acadêmicos sobre segmento de idiomas, planejamento estratégico e indicadores de desempenho para MPMEs. Colunista do portal da Catho Carreira & Sucesso, RH.com e Exame.com.   Professora de Técnicas de Comunicação, Gestão de Pessoas e Estratégia na pós graduação ADM da Fundação Getulio Vargas/FGV.


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3 atividades de inglês extraídas do filme Collateral Beauty de Will Smith



 

Há inúmeras maneiras de aprender inglês de uma maneira divertida e relaxante, uma delas é através de filmes. O filme Collateral Beauty (Beleza Oculta) tem um elenco de primeira e aborda um tema profundo. 
 
Vamos estudar com essas 3 atividades que preparei com trechos do trailer e do featurette (a short film), no qual os atores principais falam sobre o que acreditam ser the collateral beauty. Desta forma, não dou uma de spoiler (vem do verbo to spoil que significa estragar) para aqueles que ainda não assistiram.

O nome escolhido em português foge um pouco do significado que o original traz. Por isso, antes de começar, vamos ver as definições do adjetivo collateral:

a. Situated or running side by side; parallel.
b. Coinciding in tendency or effect; concomitant or accompanying.
c. Of a secondary nature; subordinate.
d. Serving to support or corroborate

Atividades

1. Find out the 12 mistakes in the sentences below and correct them

Trailer

“Howard is a brilliant, creative, charismatic guy who used to loving life. Right now, he hate it. I try to talk to him and he’s not there, I miss him.”, says Whit (Edward Norton)


“We are here to connect. 
Love. Time. Death. 
Now, these three things connect every single human being on Earth.
We long for love. We wish we have more time and we have fear of death”, says Howard (Will Smith)


Death and Howard:

- Whom did you write the letter for?
- I wrote the letter for Death.
- Nice to meet you. Charmed I’m sure.
- Nope.
- People writes letters to the Universe all the time. Most don’t get a personnal response. But you are!
- I don’t want this.


Time and Howard:

- I’m time. I’m a gift. And you are wasting it.

 
Love and Howard:

- I am love. Don’t try to live without me, Howard.
- I saw you in her eyes when she called me Daddy, and you betray me!
- I’m the reason for everything! If you can accept that, then maybe you get to live again.

 
Featurette

Just look for it and I promise you is there. The collateral beauty.

“The very idea of collateral beauty is that no matter how dark and no matter how difficult is a time, there’s something beautiful happening right there! You just have to look and you just have to see it.” Will Smith


2. Vocabulary

I. “The very idea of collateral beauty is...” What is the meaning of the underlined word?

a. much
b. truly
c. extremely
d. exact
 

II. Which alternative has the right option of noun for the verb to hate?

a. hate
b. hating
c. hatred
d. hated


III. Which alternative best explains the meaning of the verb to betray?

a. to disappoint the expectations 
b. to confuse the feelings
c. to puzzle
d. to flee


3. Extra activities using www.thefreedictionary.com

1. Check the pronunciation of the words creative, charismatic, accept  
2. Check the meaning of long for and write down two sentences about things you long for.
3. Write a composition about Death, Time and Love.


Links
Trailer do filme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isQ5Ycie73U 
Featurette do filme: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/collateral-beauty 

Answers
1. Find out the mistakes and correct them

“Howard is a brilliant, creative, charismatic guy who used to love life. Right now, he hates it. I try to talk to him and he’s not there, I miss him.”, says Whit (Edward Norton)


“We are here to connect.


Love. Time. Death.

Now, these three things connect every single human being on Earth.

We long for love. We wish we had more time and we fear death”, says Howard (Will Smith)


Death and Howard: 
- Who did you write the letter to? 
- I wrote the letter to Death. 
- Nice to meet you. Charmed I’m sure. 
- Nope. 
- People write letters to the Universe all the time. Most don’t get a personal response. But you are! 
- I don’t want this.
 
Time and Howard:
- I’m time. I’m a gift. And you are wasting it.

 
Love and Howard:
- I am love. Don’t try to live without me, Howard.
- I saw you in her eyes when she called me Daddy, and you betrayed me!
- I’m the reason for everything! If you can accept that, then maybe you get to live again.
 
Just look for it and I promise you it’s there. The collateral beauty.
 
“The very idea of collateral beauty is that no matter how dark and no matter how difficult a time is, there’s something beautiful happening right there! You just have to look and you just have to see it.” Will Smith
 
2. Vocabulary
I. d
II. c 
III. a

Escrito por Lígia Crispino. Publicado em 08/02 na Exame.com. Editado por Lígia Crispino para o blog da Companhia de Idiomas.

Lígia Velozo Crispino, fundadora e sócia-diretora da Companhia de Idiomas e do ProfCerto. Graduada em Letras e Tradução pela Unibero. Curso de Business English em Boston pela ELC. Coautora do Guia Corporativo Política de Treinamento para RHs e autora do livro de poemas Fora da Linha. Colunista dos portais RH.com, Vagas Profissões e Revista da Cultura. Organizadora do Sarau Conversar na Livraria Martins Fontes.

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Fale com: 
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