terça-feira, 8 de novembro de 2011

A letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa Claus,

My names is Mbeke Obi. I´m 12 years old and I live in a small village near Awasa. Ethiopia. I don´t know you, but my English teacher says taht you are tall and fat, you have a long white beard, and wear red clothes. She also says that you live at the north Pole. I think it is very cold there. It is very hot in my village and we don´t have any snow.
My teacher says that children write a lot of things they want an send to you. Then you bring those things on Christmas evening. Well, I have a long list.
Here are the things I want:
1. Please bring water to my village. There is no water to drink, cook or wash with.
2. Bring food to my family.
3. My father doesn´t have a job. Please help him find one.
4. I have three brothers and two sisters. My sisters are very sick. Please, bring them medicine.
5. Take away all the landmines from my country. They will kill and injure many children every year.
6. Stop the war and bring peace to my country.
Santa Claus, I hope you bring me all those things on Christmas eve. I don´t know when Christmas is, but I´m going to aks my teacher.
Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Mbeke Obi

Write T or F

1. ( ) Mbeke Obi is an English teacher.
2. ( ) It is very hot in Ethiopia.
3. ( ) Her family is poor.
4. ( ) Her family is large.
5. ( ) There are many problems in her village.

Match the columns.

1. Mbeke has a ( ) food in her house.
2. There is ( ) long list of things to ask Santa Calus for.
3. Mbeke goes ( ) die in her country because of landmines.
4. There isn´t much ( ) to school.
5. Many children ( ) war in her country.


Mbeke doesn´t know when Christmas is. In your opinion, why doesn´t she know this?

Suggestion: You can also work with the song "We are the world: USA for Africa."

Farm animals


Mr. Manbauer and his family live on a farm in Pennsylvania. They usually work a lot on their farm, but they are not working much this month. It´s January, and January is wintertime in Pennsylvania. There´s a lot of snow and little work on the farm.

The animals don´t go to the field. The cows and sheep are in the barn. The pigs are in the pigpen. The chickens, ducks, and turkeys are in the chicken coop. The horses are in a small stable near the house. There are few horses on the farm right now. Mr. Manbauer sells some of his horses every year when the winter comes. Frampy, his dog, sleeps close to the farmhouse and so does Mimi, the family cat.

Write T or F

1. ( ) Mr. Manbauer is a vet in Pennsylvania.

2. ( ) There aren´t many horses on the farm in the winter.

3. ( ) There are only chickens in the chicken coop.

4. ( ) The pigs aren´t in the pigpen.

5. ( ) The animals don´t go to the field in winter.

Match the columns

1. Mr. Manbauer sells the horses before ( ) when winter comes.

2. In january, ( ) winter comes.

3. The cows aren´t in the stable. ( ) They are in the barn.

4. The chickens are ( ) in the chicken coop.

5. The snow covers everything ( ) there isn´t much work on Mr. Manbauer´s farm.

15 MILES on a wheelchair

Reading Comprehension

For many people, he is just another boy on a wheelchair selling candy on the street corners of São Paulo. There are many people selling candy on the corners.

This boy´s name is J.A. Silva. He is nineteen. He lives in Lapa, a neighborhood 6 miles from downtown São paulo. He moves around on a wheelchair. He works as a street vendor in the morning and plays basketball in the afternoon.

J.A. gets up at 5:30 every day and has breakfast. He rides his chair to the street where he works. He starts work at about 8:00 a.m.. In the afternoon, J.A. goes to his basketball practice. He plays basketball until 4 p.m. and he goes back home. J.A. travels about 15 miles on his wheelchair every day. He has a dream: he wants to be a professional basketball player and stop selling candy on street corners.

Mark True (T) or False (F).

1. ( ) J.A. Silva doesn´t go to school.

2. ( ) Only J.A. Silva sells candy on a wheelchair in São Paulo.

3. ( ) He doesn´t live near downtown.

4. ( ) He doesn´t want to sell candy forever.

5. ( ) His dream is to buy a new wheelchair.

segunda-feira, 17 de outubro de 2011

Text - Technology

Software for blind and visually - impaired individuals

These products help blind or visually-impared computer users. They provide speech and Braille output. They send and receive emails and also create documents. All you have to do is speak into a microphone. With our new software, your computer can speak to you or print in Braille.
Our computers are interactive. You can use your computer without sighted assistance. They help beginning users access the Internet. There are no complicated configurations and no menus to navigate.

All our products include
  • An installation CD
  • A complete user´s manual
  • A microphone

  • SpeakLoud 4.0
  • Loud´n´Clear 2.0
  • Speak and Touch 5.0

Check the correct alternative.

1. The material above is:

( ) an add published in a newspaper.
( ) an add publishe in a magazine.
( ) a magazine article.

2. With these softwares a person can:

( ) print the messages or listen them.
( ) only print the messages.
( ) only listen to the messages.

3. True (T) or False (F).

1. ( ) This software is easy to operate.
2. ( ) You need to buy a microphone to use with this software.
3. ( ) Speakloud 4.0, Loud´n´Clear 2.0, and Speak and Touch 5.0 are names of the companies that make the software.
4. ( ) The three products provide Braille output only.

Plural of nouns

"Are the mangoes good?"

Mrs Molina: Good morning, Mr. Barton! Are the mangoes good today?
Mrs. Barton: The mangoes? Oh, they´re really fresh.
Mrs. Molina: How much are they?
Mrs. Molina: Fifty cents? That´s too much, Mr. Barton!
Mr. Barton: All right. Forty-five cents then.
Mrs. Molina: Ok. Two mangoes, please.
Mr. Barton: Here you are.
Mrs. Molina: How about the apples?
Mr. Barton: They´re great and only 2 dollars a dozen.
Mrs. Molina: Oh, come on, Mr. Barton. The apples aren´t very good today.
Mr. Barton: But...
Mrs. Molina: just the mangoes, Mr. Barton.
Mr. Barton: Ok. That´s ninety cents.
Mrs. Molina: Here you are.
Mr. Barton: Here´s your change.
Mrs. Molina: Bye, Mr. Barton.


Plural of nouns

Regra geral: substantivo + s.
banana - bananas
lemon - lemons
bank - banks
Palavras terminadas em s, sh, ch, x e o recebem es.
bus - buses
radish - radishes
peach - peaches
box - boxes
potato - potatoes
Palavras terminadas em y precedido de consante fazem o plural substituindo o y por i, seguido de es.
strawberry - strawberries
bakery - bakeries
Plural irregular:
man -men
woman - women
child - children

Give the plural form:

1. a child - two children
2. a city - three ------------
3. an orange - -------------
4. a grape - two -----------
5. a shoe store - three -----
6. a potato - two ----------
7. a woman - four ---------
8. a peach - two -----------
9. a church - five ----------
10. a box - two ------------

Put the sentences into the plural form.

1. This peach is delicious. - These peaches are delicious.
2. That pineapple is expensive. - ----------------------
3. That banana is fresh. - -----------------------------
4. The child is happy. - -------------------------------
5. This glass is clean. - -------------------------------
6. That woman is lovely. - ---------------------------

sexta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2011

Where are you from? - nationalities

Where are you from?
Tom: Look! That´s my new neighbor.
Bob: Who? That man?
Tom: No, the woman. Her name´s Mrs. Chen.
Bob: Is she Japanese?
Tom: No, she isn´t.
Bob: Where´s she from?
Tom: She´s from China. She´s Chinese.
Bob: And who´s that man?
Tom: That´s Mr. Adams. He´s English.
Bob: Is he a mechanic?
Tom: No, he´s an electrician.
Bob: And whos´s that girl behind Mrs. Chen?
Tom: That´s Ling, her daughter.
Bob: She´s very beautiful.


1. Where are you from? Write the sentences.

Susan/Washington Susan´s from Washington. She´s American.
Suzuko/Tokyo ------------------------------------------------------
Carmen/Madrid ----------------------------------------------------
Manoel/Lisbon -----------------------------------------------------
Sarah/London -----------------------------------------------------
Cheng/Beijing ------------------------------------------------------

2. Combine the sentences:

He´s a reporter. He´s English. He´s an English reporter.
She´s a dentist. She´s Italian. -------------------------------
That girl´s a student. She´s Egyptian.-----------------------
Satiko´s a mail carrier. She´s Japanese. --------------------
Mike´s a writer. He´s American. -----------------------------
That man´s an engineer. He´s Turkish. ---------------------
Edite´s an architect. She´s Portuguese. ---------------------
He´s a bus driver. He´s Spanish. -----------------------------
She´s an artist. She´s Brazilian. -----------------------------

Teacher´s Day

Why God Made Teachers

When God created teachers,
He gave us special friends
To help us understand His world
And truly comprehend
The beauty and the wonder
Of everything we see,
And become a better person
With each discovery.

When God created teachers,
He gave us special guides
To show us ways in which to grow
So we can all decide
How to live and how to do
What's right instead of wrong,
To lead us so that we can lead
And learn how to be strong.

Why God created teachers,
In His wisdom and His grace,
Was to help us learn to make our world
A better, wiser place
- Kevin William Huff

Teacher Gift Poem

I chose this special present because I wanted you to know,
That I'm grateful for your hard work in helping me to grow.
For your constant understanding and for always being there,
To tell me I can do it and to show me that you care!
- Author Unknown


Paint their minds
And Guide Their Thoughts
Share their achievements
And Advise Their Faults

Inspire a Love
Of Knowledge And Truth
As you light the path
Which leads our youth

For our future brightens
With Each Lesson You Teach
Each smile you lengthen
Each goal you help reach

For the dawn of each poet
Each Philosopher And King
Begins with a Teacher
And the wisdom they bring
- Kevin William Huff

"I wish you all a happy teacher´s day!"

terça-feira, 11 de outubro de 2011

The rooms of the house

Where are they? Read the information and find the people.

The Clarks and their pets are at home. Each one is in a different place. Dad, Meg,Bob, and the cat are in the house. Meg isn´t in the dining room; She´s in the bathroom. The cat is in the kitchen. Bob isn´t in his bedroom. Dad isn´t in the dining room, he´s in the bedroom. Grandpa, Mom and the dog aren´t in the house. Granpa isn´t in the garage; he isn´t in the backyard. The dog is in the backyard.

1. Meg ( ) kitchen
2. the cat ( ) garden
3. Grandpa ( ) dining room
4. Mom ( ) bedroom
5. Bob ( ) bathroom
6. Dad ( ) garage
7. the dog ( ) backyard


Read the text and answer the questions:

Carla and her family are in Sydney. They are at a big hotel. Her sister Beatriz is very happy. Her
Her father, Mr. Paulo Oliveira, is tired. Her mother, Mrs. Marcia Oliveira, is hungry. It is a sunny day!

1. Where are Carla and her family?
2. Who´s tired?
3. What´s her mother´s name?
4. How is beatriz?
5. Is Mrs. Oliveira fine?
6. Are they at a hotel?
7. What color is the hotel?

Exercises using "and" or "but"

Join the sentences using "and" or "but".

1. Carol is tired. Ted is tired.
Carol is tires and Ted is tired, too.
2. Mike is in New york. Susan is not in New York.
Mike is in New York, but Susan is not.

  1. The pen is blue. The pencil is blue.

2. I am at school. The boys are not at school.


3. We are in São Paulo. You are not in São Paulo.


4. Susan is angry. Cindy is angry.


5. Tom is in Japan. Bill is in Japan.


6. The book is new. The dictionary is not new.


Fill in with and, but or too.

I´m happy ----------- you´re happy, -----------. *but=mas
The window´s green, --------- the door isn´t. I´m tired, but Jane isn´t.
My father´s hungry, ------------- my mother isn´t. *and...,too: e....,também
The boys are fine ----------- the girls are, ---------. I´m tired and jane´s tired, too
Susan´s at home---------Linda is, -----------------.
My sister´s in London, --------- my mother isn´t.

Exercises - plural of nouns

Put the words into the plural form:

friend = friends *Note: Os adjetivos (happy, blue, etc.) não têm plural.
sister = ----------
brother = --------
teacher = --------
pencil = ----------
ruler = -----------
window = --------
schoolbag = ------
girl = ------------
big table = -------
brown door = ----
old chair = -------

Rewrite the sentences in the plural form:

My teacher is happy.
My teachers are happy.

1. The boy is angry, but the girl is not.


2. My English book is black and red.


3. The door is blue, but the window is black.


Exercises using the verb "to be"

Read and match the columns:

1. Are you happy ? ( ) No, he isn´t.
2. Are you two tired? ( ) Yes, I am.
3. Are they sad? ( ) Yes, she is.
4. Is he hungry? ( ) Yes, they are.
5. Is she fine? ( ) No, we are not.

Answer the questions:

1. How are you? I´m------------------------
2. How is your teacher? He/She´s------------------
3. How are your friends? They´re-------------------
4. How are you and your friend? We´re---------------------
5. Is your mother tired? Yes/No--------------------
6. Is your father sick? ----------------------------
7. Is your grandmother happy? ----------------------------
8. Are you a good student? ----------------------------

Use personal pronouns and the contraction of the verb to be to rewrite the sentences:

1. Bob and Mike are friends. They´re friends.
2. Susan and I are sisters. ------------------------
3. That girl is beautiful. -----------------------
4. The plane is white. -----------------------
5. You and Bob are happy. -----------------------
6. My father is angry. -----------------------
7. You and I are tired. -----------------------

Supply the correct form of the verb "to be".

1. I -----------------happy.
2. John ---------my father.
3. They--------very happy.
4. My friends-------angry.
5. You and I -------hungry.
6. You ------my teacher.
7. He---------sad.
8. We ---------fine.
9. They --------- late.
10. Mrs Collins -------- my teacher.

6th grade - exercises

Match the columns:

1. What´s that? ( ) His name is Ted.
2. Who´s this man? ( ) No, it isn´t. It´s my book.
3. What´s your name? ( ) Yes, she is.
4. Is it her book? ( ) He´s my father.
5. What´s your room number? ( ) My name´s Jessica.
6. Is it a history book? ( ) That´s my pencil.
7. What´s his name? ( ) Eighteen.
8. Is she your sister? ( ) Yes, it is my history book.

segunda-feira, 10 de outubro de 2011

Game: Tic-Tac-Toe


  • O jogo da velha deve ser feito a lápis ou numa folha à parte. Pode ser jogado várias vezes.
  • Divida a classe em duplas (uma dupla vai jogar contra outra dupla). Cada dupla deve escrever no mínimo nove perguntas. Os alunos podem usar qualquer elemento gramatical já aprendido, fazer perguntas pessoais ou sobre qualquer informação já vista no livro adotado pela U.E.
  • Monitore e auxilie na formulação das perguntas.
  • Depois, cada dupla vai jogar (duas vezes) com uma dupla oponente.

  • A dupla que inicia (dupla A) faz uma de suas perguntas.
  • A dupla B responde. Se o fizer corretamente, põe sua marca (X ou O) no jogo da velha. Se errar, a dupla que fez a pergunta é a que deve fazer a marca.
  • A dupla B então faz uma pergunta, e assim por diante, até completar o quadro. A dupla que fizer três marcas em fila vence a rodada.
  • Ao final, cada dupla marca o total de pontos conseguidos.
  • A seguir, trocam-se duplas. Vence a dupla que fizer mais pontos.
Nota: se a classe for muito numerosa, divida-a em dois ou quatro times, um time jogando contra outro; vence o time que fizer mais pontos.

Word battle

Este é um jogo de "batalha naval" de palavras.
Objetivo: descobrir todas as palavras do adversário.
Número de jogadores: dois.
Material; lápis, folhas de papel quadriculado.
  1. Revise o alfabeto em inglês;
  2. Divida a classe em duplas. Cada aluno deve escolher cinco palavras (do vocabulário aprendido) com quatro letras ou mais e as escrever em um quadro identificado como YOU. Cada letra deve ocupar apenas um quadrinho. Pode-se escrever na horizontal ou na vertical, mas não é permitido cruzar palavras.

  1. A dupla deve jogar alternadamente, isto é, cada aluno deve falar apenas uma letra por vez.
  2. O primeiro jogador deve falar em inglês, uma letra qualquer. Se o adversário tiver essa letra em uma de suas palavras, deve informar sua localização. Exemplo: E4.
Nota: se a letra falada existir em várias palavras, o adversário dará a localização de apenas uma delas de cada vez.

3. Cada jogador deve anotar as letras que localizar no quadro YOUR FRIEND, até conseguir descobrir as palavras ocultas do adversário.
4. Se um jogador falar uma letra que não existe em nenhuma palavra do adversário, ele deve dizer "missed".
Vence quem descobrir todas as palavras do adversário em primeiro lugar.

Dialogue - review "Present Continuous"

Billy: Hi, girls! What are you doing?
Girl 1: Hi, Billy! We´re writing a letter.
Billy: Oh, yeah? And who are you writing to?
Girl 2: Sadako. We´re writing to Sadako.
Billy: You mean you´re writing to Sadako Sasaki? But she died many years ago!!!
Girl 2: We know that.
Girl 1: We are not writing to Sadako herself. We´re writing to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.
Billy: And what are you writing?
Girl 2: Just a message of peace.
Girl 1: And we´re going to send one thousand paper cranes together with the letter.
Billy: Did you make all the paper cranes?
Girl 1: Not yet! But everybody in our class is helping.
Girl 2 : Do you want to help us? We still have to make 200 paper cranes.
Billy: Yes. Why not? It´s going to be fun.
Girl 2: Now, take one of those square papers and look at the instructions. It´s easy to fold a paper crane.
Billy: You´re right. it´s easy to fold a paper crane. Can I fold another one?
Girl 1: Sure. You can fold one hundred and ninety-nine cranes if you want.
Billy: All right! I´ll try.

Text - tag questions

Man: You want to know about giraffes, don´t you?
Boy: Yes, are they very common in Kenya?
Man: Yes, there are thousands of giraffes in this park. Look over there.
Boy: Wow! Are they protected?
Man: Oh, yeah. Giraffes are protected here.
Boy: What do they eat when there´s no food in this area?
Man: They migrate to other areas in Tanzania.
Boy: You don´t mean they walk all the way down to Tanzania, do you?
Man: That´s right. Sometimes they walk more than a thousand miles.
Boy: That´s incredible!

Warm up - tag questions

Tag questions

  1. Diga algumas frases em português, usando tag questions. Exemplo: "Vocês estão cansados/com sono/com fome, não estão?", etc.
  2. Continue:
  3. "Vocês não querem fazer uma prova/uma redação/um teste agora, querem?
  4. Pergunte: "O que acabei de fazer? Perguntas, afirmações ou negações?". Ouça o que os alunos têm a dizer.
  5. Explique que em inglês, assim como em português, podemos colocar uma pequena pergunta no final de uma frase apenas para pedir uma confirmação do que foi dito. Incentive os alunos a darem mais exemplos.
  6. Agora coloque algumas frases na lousa e peça para os alunos dizerem a tag question. Exemplo: Susan is my friend, isn´t she?/ I will talk to her, won´t I?/She can come with us, can´t she?/We brought a new dress last night, didn´t we? etc.

Text - Past Continuous - 8th grade

Reading Comprenhension

Bill´s day

It was Saturday. The sun was shining and many people were going to the park. Bill was there. He was riding his bike when he met his math teacher, Mrs. Bells. She was running around the lake. There were some boys playing soccer. He also met his neighbor, Mr. Ford. He was doing some exercises. There were some kids eating popcorn and drinking soda. It was great!

Now answer the questions:

1. What day was it?
2. What was the weather like?
3. Where were the people going?
4. What was he doing when he met his math teacher?
5. What was Mrs. Bells doing?
6. What about Mr. Ford? What was he doing?
7. Were there kids in the park too?
8. What were the boys playing?

8th/9th grade - Past Continuous - Warm up

Past Continuous

  1. Peça a um voluntário para fazer uma mímica de alguma ação. Exemplo: comer, beber, nadar, limpar, abrir e fechar a porta, etc.
  2. Enquanto o aluno estiver fazendo a mímica, diga: "He/She is ... ing".
  3. Depois que o aluno voltar a seu lugar, pergunte para a classe; "What was he doing one minute ago?. Responda: "He was ... ing."
  4. Repita esse procedimento até que os alunos consigam descrever as ações sozinhos.

Warm-up - 8th/9th grade - Irregular verbs

Simple Past tense - Irregular Verbs

  1. Escreva na lousa "to buy - bought, to sell - sold" e dê um exemplo com o verbo no passado. Exemplo: "I bought a new shirt yesterday."/"My father sold his car last Sunday."
  2. Divida a classe em dois grupos ou em grupos de dez alunos cada;
  3. Proponha-lhes um jogo. Cada um, por seu turno, vai dizer algo que comprou ou vendeu. Só é permitido repetir o nome de um objeto duas vezes (uma no plural). Exemplo: I bought a car./I bought two cars. Quem errar perde ponto para grupo ou sai do jogo.
  4. Fica interessante se o grupo marcar o ritmo batendo palmas ou batendo as mãos na carteira.Exemplo: I bought a car. (Clap!Clap!). Assim todos seguem o mesmo ritmo.

quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2011

Dialogue - 8th grade

Leroy: Good afternoon, everyone! This is WKDS, the radio station for kids around the world. It´s 2 0´clock now, and I´m Leroy Jackson. Welcome to our Talk Show. We have a very special person with us this afternoon, and she comes from veeery far. Today we´re going to talk to Isis Lima Soares from São Paulo, Brazil. Hi, Isis. Welcome to our show.
Isis: Thank you. I´m very happy to be here.
Leroy: Now, how old are you?
Isis: I´m 14 years old.
Leroy: Do you go to school?
Isis: Yes, I´m in seventh grade.
Leroy: Well, very good. Now tell us. What´s "Cala Boca Já Morreu?" Is that correct?
Isis: Yes, that´s right. "Cala Boca já morreu" is a project that helps kids to express their opinions about everything: politics, the environment, our schools, mmm... about everything.
Leroy: And how do you and your friends express your opinions?
Isis: On the radio.
Leroy: You mean you have a radio program?
Isis: Not one, but many programs. In many radio stations.
Leroy: That´s great!
Isis: We also have a newspaper and visit schools to talk to the people.
Leroy: What about television?
Isis: We had a TV program but for a short period of time.
Leroy: What do you mean?
Isis: We made only four TV programs, but they were really good.
Leroy: I believe you. Now, who are the people involved in the project?
Isis: Kids from 7 to 16, 17 years old.
Leroy: And why are you here now?
Isis: I´m here to talk to the kids of this city. I want to tell them about our project in Brazil.
Leroy: And when are you going to talk to them?
Isis: Tomorrow morning at the school library.
Leroy: Well, Kids. If you wanto to learn more about "Cala Boca Já Morreu" go to the school library tomorrow morning at 10 o´clock and talk to Isis. Thank you, Isis, and good luck!
Isis: Thank you very much. See you tomorrow eveybody!
Leroy: And now it´s time to shake your bnes, ´cause here comes Pee Wee Crayton with "If I ever get lucky". A looong way from home...

Nota: conheça mais sobre o trabalho de Isis no site: www.protagonimojuvenil.org.br
Fonte: UNO 8 - Ensino Fundamental

Simple Present - Texts

Conversation 1

Reporter: Hey! This TNN, Teen National Network. And here we are again with the program YOU ARE THE SHOW. This time we´re going to talk to some kids and see what they like and don´t like about sports.
This place is really crowded. Excuse, me what´s your name?
Felipe: I´m Felipe Moura Lima.
Reporter: And where are you from, Felipe?
Felipe: Minas Gerais. I´m from Belo Horizonte.
Reporter: Fine. Now, do you like sports?
Felipe: I love sports.
Reporter: And what´s your favorite sport?
Felipe: Tennis. I like tennis.
Reporter: And do you like soccer?
Felipe: Not really. You see, I don´t care much about soccer. I really like tennis.
Reporter: And who´s your favorite tennis player?
Felipe: Guga. He´s the best.
Reporter: Is that so? Why?
Felipe: Yeah, he plays really well. And he´s a nice guy, too.
Reporter: Well, thank you very much, Felipe.
Felipe: Okay.

Conversation 2

Reporter: Hi, there! This is TNN - Teen Natonal Network. And this is the program KIDS OF THE WORLD. Today I am going to talk about a really nice boy from Brazil. His name is Ronaldo Testa. Look, this is his picture. He´s 17 years old and lives in a small town called Pindorama. Ronaldo works in a sugar plantation from 7 in the morning to 5 in the afternoo. That´s tough, man! After work he studies. He goes to school in hte evening. This is Ronaldo at the bus stop. He goes to school by bus. And this is his school. He´s studying because he doesn´t wanto to work in the plantation forever. He wants to work in the sugar mill. Ronaldo is saving money and next month he´s going to buy a computer. Not a new computer, but a secondhand computer because this technology is very expensive for him. He wants to learn how to use a computer because there are many computers at the sugar mill. Well, kids, this is Ronaldo Testa, a kid of the World.
Fonte: UNO-Ensino Fundamental 8

Game - Sentence Bingo

Nota: este jogo deve ser feito a lápis.

  • Divida a classe em grupos de quatro ou cinco alunos.
  • Escreva na lousa (em círculos) as palavras que você deseja revisar. Exemplo: trunk = tromba; hair = pêlo; stripe = listra; leaves = folhas; neck = pescoço. (divida o vocabulário em grupos)
  • Cada aluno (sem que os colegas vejam) escreve quatro frases dentro de sua grade. Em cada frase deve usar uma palavra de cada grupo. Exemplo: Giraffes have long necks.
  • Cada aluno, na sua vez, "canta" uma palavra de suas frases. Quem tiver a palavra corta-a.
  • Objetivo: cortar todas as palavras de todas as frases (BINGO!).
  • Vence quem conseguir cortar todas as palavras primeiro.
  • O jogo pode ser feito várias vezes.
Nota: se um aluno escrever uma palavra mais de uma vez, ela terá de ser "cantada" mais de uma vez.

Algumas possibilidades de frases:

  • Giraffes are tall animals/ live in Africa/eat tree leaves/have long necks.
  • Gorillas live in Africa/ have dark hair.
  • Lions live in Africa/ eat fresh meat.
  • Elephants live in Africa/ have large ears/ are heavy animals/ have long trunks.
  • Pandas eat bamboo trees/ have black and white colors/ don´t live in Africa.
  • Zebras have black and white stripes/ live in Africa.

quinta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2011

terça-feira, 30 de agosto de 2011

Present continuous for plans

Present Continuous for Plans

We often use the present continuous tense to talk about the future. Of course, we normally use the present continuous to talk about action happening in the present, but if we add a future word, we can use it to talk about the future. (By "future word" we mean words or expressions like tomorrow, next week, in June. The future word may be clearly expressed or understood from the context.)

Sometimes there is no real difference between an intention (going to) and a plan (present continuous). In this case, it doen't matter which we use.

  • We're going to paint the bedroom tomorrow.
  • We're painting the bedroom tomorrow.

We use the present continuous only when a plan exists before we speak. Look at these examples:

  • Mary is taking her music exam next year.
  • They can't play tennis with you tomorrow. They 're working.
  • We're going to the theatre on Friday.

Present Progressive for future plans

Hoje vamos tratar de um uso bem peculiar do Present Continuous: quando ele é usado para expressar o futuro. Quando você tem planos de fazer algo há a possibilidade de usar o Present Continuous para expressar o futuro. Veja alguns exemplos:

- Nancy is going to the dentist on Friday. (Nancy vai ao dentista sexta-feira.)

- My dad is taking us to the stadium next Saturday. (Meu pai vai nos levar ao estádio sábado que vem.)

- We´re having a party next weekend. (Vamos fazer uma festa no próximo fim de semana.)

- Are you meeting Bill at the movies tonight? (Você vai encontrar o Bill no cinema hoje à noite?)

- What are you doing after class? (O que você vai fazer depois da aula?)

Quando o Present Continuous é usado para indicar algo acontecendo agora, ele vem acompanhado por expressões de tempo como NOW, RIGHT NOW, AT THE MOMENT, CURRENTLY, etc. O contexto também ajuda a ver o uso. Veja alguns exemplos:

- What´s your sister doing? – I don´t know, I guess she´s finishing her homework. (O que sua irmã está fazendo? – Não sei, acho que está terminando sua tarefa.)

- I can´t go out right now, I´m helping my mom with the housework. (Não posso sair agora, estou ajudando minha mãe com o serviço de casa.)

- Mr. Smith usually teaches us English literature, but currently he´s teaching us grammar because our English lit teacher is away on vacation. (O Sr. Smith geralmente nos ensina literatura inglesa, mas atualmente ele está nos ensinando gramática pois nosso professor de literatura inglesa está de férias.)

Well, this is it for today!

Take care!