quarta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2011


Expressões com “take”

take your pick

idiom SPOKEN to select one of several things
There's chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Take your pick.

idiom SPOKEN an impolite expression, said when you want someone to leave
Look, I said you weren't invited! Take a hike!

idiom SPOKEN used to emphasize that someone can believe what you are saying because you know the subject you are talking about
Italy is a beautiful country. Take it from me. I lived in Rome for seven years.

terça-feira, 22 de novembro de 2011

Fascinating soccer facts

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. More than 250 million people in over 140 countries play it. So, naturally, a lot of people know a lot about this sport. But there are some things that even the most enthusiastic fans do not know. For example:

Dixie Dean, an English soccer player, scored 60 goals in 1928. He holds the record for the most goals scored by one person in a season.
For many years, Mexican goalkeeper (goleiro)Antonio Carbajal held the record for playing in the highest number of World Cup series. He defended the goal for Mexico at five World Cups between 1950 and 1966.
The record for the highest attendance at a soccer game was in 1950, when 203,500 fans attended the World Cup final match between Uruguay and Brazil.
There are over 18 million soccer players in the United States. More young people play in organized soccer leagues than in organized baseball leagues.
All over the world, people love soccer. Bill Shankly, former manager of the Liverpool England team, loved soccer even more than most people do. Bill once famously said that soccer isn't "a matter of life and death – it's much more important than that!"

by englishonmyown by Rosimary Lima

news English words

news English  words

adj. INFORMAL not true or real, although someone tries to make you think it is
The police were checking the bogus money.


adj. INFORMAL not honest:
Everyone thought that Johnny was crooked, but no one could prove it.

adj. not honest
Don't do business with that company. Their salespeople are dishonest.
adj. INFORMAL false or not real, and intended to deceive someone
The thief used a phony ID card to gain entry into the office

adj. able to be trusted or depended on
He'll keep his promise; he's completely trustworthy..

segunda-feira, 21 de novembro de 2011

Get a Life!

Sara is a junior partner at her law firm. She works 80 hours a week "just to keep up".(manter o ritmo) Stan is a financial planner.(planejador financeiro) He works 60-hour weeks because he wants to retire when he is 35. Sara and Stan are working more hours each year, and spending less time with their families. Sara and Stan are like many people around the world. They are workaholics.(viciados em trabalho)

Could you be a workaholic? Answer these questions:

Do you get to work or school earlier and leave later than you did a year ago?
Do you often catch colds and have backaches, stomachaches, or headaches?
Do you take short vacations, or none at all?
Do you think about work when you're not at work?
Is your career or your schoolwork all you think about?
Have you lost your sense of humor?
Do you feel restless(impaciente) and irritable when you're not working or studying?
Do you wake up feeling tired, even after a full night's sleep?

If you answered "yes" to more than four questions, you may be a workaholic. Many experts believe the best way to overcome(superar) workaholism is to have a healthy balance between work and play. Some companies are trying to help employees balance their lives by providing benefits like flexible work schedules, family leave for employees who are new parents, and on-site day care for children. These employers know that a balanced life results in a happier, healthier, more productive employee.



adj. happy and feeling good
Yoko is always cheerful and has a smile for everyone.

idiom calm or relaxed, with a tendency not to worry about anything
After his long weekend, Juan felt really laid-back!

terça-feira, 15 de novembro de 2011


which means spicy...


adj. spic·i·er, spic·i·est
1. Having the flavor, aroma, or quality of spice.
2. Piquant; zesty: a spicy tomato sauce.
3. Producing or abounding in spices.
4. High-spirited; lively.
5. Slightly scandalous; risqué: a spicy Hollywood romance.

producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves; "hot salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot"

domingo, 13 de novembro de 2011


Hi guys the word of the day is

  de·lay ed (d-l)
v. de·layed, de·lay·ing, de·lays
1. To postpone until a later time; defer.
2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired: Heavy traffic delayed us.
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
1. The act of delaying; postponement: responded without delay.
2. The condition of being delayed; detainment.
3. The period of time during which one is delayed.
4. The interval of time between two events.

segunda-feira, 7 de novembro de 2011

Alphabet song

que video divertido estou dividindo com voçês...

funny and entertaining video of the alphabet in English

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