quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2011


Charlie Chaplin was one of the famous stars in the history of the cinema. He was certainly the most famous comic actor of the cinema. His first films were in the age of silent movies. He wrote and directed nearly all of his films and composed the music of all his sound pictures.

Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in 1889 in London. His family was poor and he had a hard childhood. In 1890 he left Britain for the USA, in 1914 he made his first film. In his films he created the character of a little man who always faced life with courage.
Chaplin was married four times, he had four kids. In 1952 he left the USA with his family and lived in Switzerland until his death.

terça-feira, 12 de abril de 2011

Dicas para leitura de textos em inglês

Algumas técnicas que podem ajudar no desenvolvimento da habilidade de leitura.

Skimming - leitura rápida que tem por finalidade checar o sentido geral do texto, como ele está estruturado, e qual a intenção e/ou estilo do autor.
Scanning - técnica usada para extrair apenas informações específicas do texto. Não requer uma leitura do texto como um todo.
Inferência - técnica que permite a partir das informações do texto se chegar a conclusões lógicas

segunda-feira, 11 de abril de 2011

Dear Mrs. Thompson

I don't think Laura has a bad memory for languages. She is a bright student. Maybe your daughter lacks interest or she doesn't like the subject for one reason or another. Perhaps she is studying at a wrong time of the day. You say that she "tries to study". Why doesn't she really study? I mean, study and not try to. Sometimes people pretend to study, but unconsciously they don't pay attention to what they are doing. Ask Laura to talk to her teacher before it is late.
Ken Clover (coordinator)

Bob Marley Biography (1945–1981)

Singer, musician, songwriter. Born on February 6, 1945, in Jamaica. Bob Marley helped introduce reggae music to the world and remains one of its most beloved artists to this day. The son of a black teenage mother and much older, later absent white father, he spent his early years in the rural village known as Nine Miles in the parish of St. Ann.
One of his childhood friends in St. Ann was Neville "Bunny" O'Riley Livingston. Attending the same school, the two shared a love of music. Bunny inspired Bob to learn to play the guitar. Later Livingston's father and Marley's mother became involved, and they all lived together for a time in Kingston, according to Christopher John Farley's Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley.
Arriving in Kingston in the late 1950s, Marley lived in Trench Town, one of the city's poorest neighborhoods. He struggled in poverty, but he found inspiration in the music around him. Marley liked such artists as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, and the Drifters.
Marley went to the United States where his mother was now living. However, before he left, he married Rita Anderson on February 10, 1966.
After eight months, Marley returned to Jamaica. He reunited with Livingston and McIntosh to form the Wailers. Around this time, Marley was exploring his spiritual side and developing a growing interest in the Rastafarian movement. Both religious and political, the Rastafarian movement started in Jamaica in 1930s and drew its beliefs from many sources, including Jamaican-born black nationalist Marcus Garvey, the Old Testament, and their African heritage and culture.


There are still some monarchies all over the world. However, not so many as there were in the distant past.
In a monarchy there is a sovereign such as a king, a queen, an emperor or an empress- in short- a monarch.
There was a time when monarchies were absolute. Nowadays, they are often limited by a constitution, that is, the king or queen is the sovereign but the parliament is responsible for the real government.
One of the most ancient and famous monarchies in the world is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The countries of the United Kingdom are: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (or Ulster).
Among the British people there is some criticism about the empire, but even this is part of a millenary tradition.

quinta-feira, 7 de abril de 2011

Lady Gaga

Stefani Angelina Joanne Germanotta, better known as Lady Gagawas born on March 28, 1986, in New York City, specifically the island of Manhattan. It is the eldest daughter of Joseph and CynthiaGermanotta.
He learned to play quite small, with only 4 years of age, composinghis first song at age 13, and since then took his first steps as a singer. He joined the "Tisch School of the Arts", which is arenowned art school in New York, where he honed his musical talent, has expanded its expertise in various areas. Did not finishhis education at the University of New York, opting to focus on thepromising musical career.
The stage name "Lady Gaga" originated from the music groupQueen entitled "Radio Gaga", this nickname was given especiallyfor "Rob Fusari, Lady Gaga who helped to write his first songs. Thenickname originated by Rob see a great similarity in the voice ofLady Gaga with Freddie Mercury.
From 2007, worked with Lady Gaga "Lady Starlight", which helpedin the area of costumes used in performances.

segunda-feira, 4 de abril de 2011

Julia Roberts

Actress Julia Roberts was Born in a small town in Georgia on October 28, 1967. Her complete name is Julie Fiona Roberts. Her sister, Lisa, her brother, Eric, and her parents are all actors, too.
Roberts grew up in Atlanta, and she went to high school there. When she graduated from high school in 1985, she wanted to be a veterinarian! But she moved to New York and she decided to become an actress. She got a role in her first movie in 1987. In 1989, she acted in the movie Steel Magnolias and she became a star. In 1990, with Pretty Woman, she became a superstar.
She continues to be a very popular actress, with movies like Notthing Hill and Erin Brockovich. She also has a movie production company and a movie agency .
On June 27, 1993, Roberts married country music star Lyle Lovett. They got a divorce in 1995, but they are still good friends. She has an apartment in New York, a house in Hollywood and a ranch in New Mexico. She loves animals and has several dogs.