MARCELO AND HIS PIANO

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segunda-feira, 1 de setembro de 2014

ENGLISH FILE PRE-ITERMEDIATE 3rd EDITION - 2C - One dark October evening

 
- scouting: (n) the activities that Scouts take part in: I have fond memories of my scouting days (= the time when I was a Scout).
 
 
 
- scout:

scout noun [C] (SOLDIER)

a person, especially a soldier, sent out to get information about where the enemy are and what they are doingSpying and espionageSoldiers and people who fight in wars

scout noun [C] (SEARCH)

a person employed to look for people with particular skills, especially in sport or entertainment: a talent scout. Manchester United's chief scout spotted him when he was playing for his school team.
 
brake (n)
 
in a hurry
 
scout (n)
 
 

segunda-feira, 18 de agosto de 2014

ENGLISH FILE ELEMENTARY - 3rd EDITION - 1B - All over the world








 
Teacher Marcelo's tour around Europe in 1998 (Cultura Inglesa - Uberaba)
 
How many continentes are there?
(Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australia)
 


ENGLISH FILE ELEMENTARY 3rd EDITION - 1A - My name's Hannah, not Anna

Hi/Hello, I'm Marcelo! What's your name?
Sorry/Pardon?
 
 
Marcelo doing Muay Thai.

Marcelo and his cousin Luciene.

Marcelo Maciel de Almeida
 
Marcelo is na English teacher at Cultura Inglesa and a Portuguese teacher at Escola Estadual Paulo José Derenusson.
 


segunda-feira, 21 de abril de 2014

ENGLISH FILE ELEMENTARY 3rd EDITION – COMPOSITIONS

A MEMORABLE NIGHT 
Ricardo Filho

I went to the stadium and saw the final match of my club. The match was amazing. It was approximately two years ago in São Paulo.  It was in Morumbi Stadium.

I went to São Paulo with my father and my uncle.

I wore a SPFC shirt, short and trainers. 

After the match, I went to a bar to celebrate because my club won the final match.

The weather was warm.

I got home at about 6:00 am the next day. 

It was a memorable night because my team won the match and I enjoyed myself tonight. 
Ricardo Filho

I live in Uberaba city. I have a house and my mother, my father and my grandmother live with me. There are seventeen room in my house: six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a kitchen and a study.



There is a big garden. The neighbours are very nice. There is a shopping centre near my house and the supermarket Wall-Mart is near it.



In my house there are two computers and one air conditioner. There is one dog to guard the house.

(80 words)



Yara Aparecida Melo

I live in a big city. I have a flat in the city centre. I live with two girls, Maria and Gabriella. They are very friendly. In my house, there are seven rooms: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen, but there isn’t a central heating. The living room has new carpets and the bedrooms have new furniture.



There isn’t a garden in my flat. My neighbours are very noisy. My flat is just five minutes from Rui Barbosa street and ten minutes from UFTM, supermarket, shopping centre and library too.



I like my flat, because it is comfortable and beautiful.

(103 words)

REVIEW EXERCISES – ENGLISH FILE ELEMENTARY 3rd EDITION – FILES 7-9



REVIEW EXERCISES – ENGLISH FILE ELEMENTARY 3rd EDITION – FILES 7-9

QUESTION 1
Choose the best alternative and write it on your answer sheet.

a) There are / is / be eleven rooms.
b) ‘How many / much water do you drink?’ ‘A lot of / A lot’.
c) Put a little / a few pepper in the fish.
d) There are a / an / some / any apples in the fridge.
e) ‘Are there a / an / some / any bananas?’ ‘No. John had the last one.”
f) Peter got / had / went a coffee with his friends some minutes ago.
g) Jane got / had / went a letter from her sister yesterday.
h) When was / were Yara born?
i) They were / was at work today.
j) There were / was a lot of people at the party.
k) Are there any / some / a guests at the hotel?
l) Sara put her purse out of / into her bag.
m) Cultura Inglesa is in front / opposite the gym.
n) Leandro opened the door and walked into / on the room.
o) Put those books in / over the cupboard.
p) Ricardo bought a tin / carton of sardines; Thiago,  a tin / can of cola and Valéria, a can / box of chocolates.
q) Josy bought a bottle / packet of fresh milk.
r) I don’t have much / many free time. I work very hard.
s) We need some salt. There’s any / none in the cupboard
t) How much / many cups of coffee do you drink each day?

QUESTION 2
Use the word on the right to complete the sentences on its left by making the necessary changes.

a) There are ……………………. Beaches in Brazil. BEAUTY
b) Karina did all ……………………. Homework. SHE
c) Is your street …………………….. than mine. NOISY
d) There are ……………………. –nine students in the class. THREE
e) My cousin is a good ……………………. . MUSIC
f) Almodóvar is a brilliant ……………………. . DIRECT
g) He is an ……………………. . INVENT
h) The Exorcist sequels are ……………………. than the first film. BAD

QUESTION 3
Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use no more than three words.

a) What’s the time, please?
Have you ……………………., please?

b) Ricardo sat in front of Valéria.
Valéria sat ……………………. Ricardo.

c) There aren’t many vegetables in the fridge.
There are a ……………………. in the fridge.

d) This book has a hundred pages.
There ……………………. in this book.

e) A Pegeout 207 is cheaper than a 408.
A Pegeout 408 is ……………………. a 207.

f) Thiago is taller than me.
I ……………………. Thiago.

segunda-feira, 7 de abril de 2014

Students' Compositions - Intermediate - Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa de Uberaba

Students' Compositions - Intermediate - Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa de Uberaba
Teacher Marcelo Maciel de Almeida

FILM REVIEW:   
Silver Linings

by Ana Luísa Velludo Fugeiro

The film Silver Linings is based on the book by Matthew Quick. The film was directed by David O. Russell and stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, this last who an Oscar. It’s rom-com film.

It’s an American film and was relased in 2012. It was filmed on location in Philadelfia. It was fion location in Philadelfia in only 33 days.

The film is about the curious life of Pat Solitano, who had been in a mental institution after losing everything: his wife, his house and his work. He moves back to her parents’ house to restart and resume his marriage and overcome all the problems that he had. But her plans begin to change when he meets Tiffany, a girl who also has many problems. One of them is to find a partner to dance with her at a competition, and she asks Pat. In return, she would give a letter to Pat’s ex-wife (although in the end we have some surprises with this fact). And then, between this, they start to fall in love with each other and Tiffany helps Pat to forget his ex-wife and surpass his problems with love and dance.

I strongly recommend this film. It has romance, drama, comedy and an unforgettable plot, accomplished by a fantastic cast. It’s my favourite film. 
(218 words)


DESCRIBING A FLAT OR A HOUSE:


Beautiful flat in Paris

by Ana Luísa Velludo Fugeiro

It’s a flat perfectly situated in the centre of Paris, next to the Eiffel Tower, on the 15th floor of a modern building.

It has a new lift and well-equipped halls. There are amazing rooms: four spacious bedrooms, a luxurious living room next (but separated) to the dining room, where you can find a window made of glass, overlooking a fantastic view, The Eiffel Tower. The flat is hi-tech with a great system of air-conditioning and a balcony with a lovely decoration.

The neighbourhood is so calm and you won’t have problems with this. The flat is a short drive from a theatre and five minutes away from good cafés, as Starbucks.

The area is ideal for people who would like to relax and have magnificent holidays with family or a medium group of friends. It’s a non-smoking area and it’s not suitable for pets.
(145 words)


Describing a House or a Flat
by Augusto Baldo

My house is a modern one, and it’s perfectly situated in the centre of xxx in on yyy.

My house has two floors with a terrace, a garage and a balcony on the first floor. It has three bedrooms and five bathrooms. An amazing kitchen is set in the ground floor. It has a large sitting room and a very spacious garage.

The neighborhood is very quiet and receptive. As the house is in the centre of the city, you are in a walking-distance from everywhere, including public transports.

The house is suitable for people who have to hurry at lunch time of for the ones that enjoy the centre of the city. There are no restrictions for living in this house.
(122 words)


A large cottage beise Mackenzie River

by Vítor Martins Duarte
This photo is of a large cottage beside Mackenzie River in Canada situated in a very cosy neighbourhood by the middle of the XX century.

Its area includes an enormous garden of about 500 square metres and a built space of 700 squre-metres, divided into two floors. It has five ideal bedrooms, each one with its own balcony, where you can listen to the amazing sound of the river. This property also contains a spacious and complete kitchen, a perfect garage (big enough for ten cars), four luxurious rooms and a breathtaking library with 1200 books and wi-fi internet access.

The villa is magnificent and lovely because it offers cultural trips. It’s near a city where very famous painters and writers once lived for the fact that there was a very well-known university by the time which offered great education so that house would be perfect for people who want to visit that city and there are courses related to art, offered there.
(163 words)




TYPICAL MISTAKES - TASK: SPOT THE MISTAKES BELOW: 

- This village is magnificent and lovely because it offers cultural trips. It’s near a city where very famous painters and writers once lived for the fact that there was a university of art by the time very well-known, which offered great education so that house would be perfect for people who want to visit that city and have courses related to art, offered there.”

- mettres
- The house is situated in the Fabrício, next to Codau and headquarter.
- The neighbourhood is very sociable. The house is front of a school, but is very quite and don’t have a big noisy. The house is near the centre.
- He moves back to her parents house to restart and resume his marriage and overcome all the problems.
- I strongly recommend this film. It has romance, drama, comedy and an unforgettable plot that is realized by a fantastic cast. It’s my favourite film. 
- My house is a modern one, and it’s perfectly situated in the centre of Uberaba, in Rua XXX, YYY.
- (…) you are in a walking-distance from everywhere, inclusive public transports.
- The house is suitable for people who have to hurry in lunch time (…).