___________ is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the stories of ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities, and how these abilities take effect in the characters' lives. The series emulates the aesthetic style and storytelling of American comic books, using short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. The series was produced by Tailwind Productions and Universal Media Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. It was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California.
Glossary: ordinary= comum / who= que 1) O texto acima é sobre uma série de TV americana. Qual o nome desta série em inglês e que história ela conta de acordo com o texto? O nome da série é Heroes, e conta a história de pessoas comuns que descobrem que tem habilidades superhumanas (superpoderes).
When I was 25 years old, I decided to move to the United States. I had lived in Brazil all my life, and had a nice job as a sales representative for a big company. I thought it would be a nice thing to spend some time in the US, since international experience is something that really stands out on a resume. Also, my English wasn't so good, and what better way to improve it than interacting with Americans all day? I had an aunt who lived in California with her husband and child, and they invited me to stay with them for as long as I wanted.
I started researching English schools while I was still in Brazil - I was definitely going to need one. The schools were very pricey and I began wondering how I was going to afford an English course. Then my aunt told me she knew about a school that had courses for immigrants, and mentioned that it wasn't expensive. I felt relieved that I wasn't gonna need to spend big bucks to learn the language.
When I finally moved to my aunt's house in California, I went to that school right away and enrolled in their English course for beginners. To be honest, I was a little disappointed: there was too much emphasis on grammar and written exercises, and very little oral practice. I carried on anyway since that was the only option I had. I ended up learning good English, though not because of that course. What made me learn was really interacting with native speakers every day, watching TV, reading newspapers and all the stuff you do in your everyday life.
2) Encontre, entre as palavras que estão em negrito no diálogo acima, a tradução em inglês para:
a) se perguntar, considerar wondering
b) aliviada(o) relieved
c) currículo vitae resume
d) continuar levando/fazendo algo carried on
e) caro(a) pricey
f) ter condição de pagar por afford
g) (informal) gastar um dinheirãospend big bucks
h) sem demora, logo right away
i)se destacar stands out
j) por quanto tempo (eu quisesse) for as long as
3) Responda em português ainda de acordo com texto acima.
a) De acordo com o texto o que a personagem decidiu fazer e qual a razão? Ela decidiu se mudar para os Estados Unidos , por que uma experiência internacional se destacaria em seu currículo e ela poderia aperfeiçoar seu inglês.
b) O que fez com que a personagem do texto realmente aprendesse inglês? Explique.
O que realmente a fez aprender inglês foi interagir com os nativos da língua todos os dias, assistir TV, ler o jornal e toda as oitro coisas que você pode fazer em sua rotina diária.
4) No quadrinho Violet descreve o menino “Pig-pen”. Indique em português duas características que ela menciona em sua descrição. Ela o descreve com mãos e rosto sujos.
Glossary: was/were born= nasceu/ nasceram 5) Answer in Portuguese the questions below:
a) Why does Diana say she is 100% Puerto Rican? Por que seus pais nasceram em Porto Rico.
b) Where was Diana born? Ela nasceu nos Estados Unidos.
FROM RAGS TO RICHES
Joanne Kathleen Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is a modern-day literary women. But when she wrote the first book in the series, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, she was a single mother on welfare struggling to support a young daughter. In fact, Rowling sold the manuscript for her first book for only $4000. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (the name was changed for the American audience) was an immediate success in both the U.K. and the U.S.. By the summer of 2000, this book and the two subsequent books in the series had earned $480 million, with over 35 million copies in print in 35 languages. (Speak Up Magazine)
6) Como estava Joanne K. Rowling quando ela escreveu o primeiro livro da série Harry Potter? Ela era mãe solteira na ocasião em que ela escreveu o primeiro livro e lutava para criar sua filha.
7) Complete using the correct possessive:
a) “Whose jacket is this?” “It belongs to Mr. Smith. It is __hers___.”
b) Why do you want to listen to my CD? Can´t you listen to _yours_____?
c) This car is __hers____ and that house is _his___. The former belongs to Susan and the latter belongs to Joseph.
d) Unfortunately the house hasn´t got __its__ own entrance.
e) I always solve _my____ problems. Karen never solves __hers___.
f) All the students are expected to hand in _their____ compositions on time.
g) Somebody left _his____ books on the desk.
h) The dog ate ___its___ food.
i) That child forgot to bring _its_____ toy.
j) Girls, are those dolls ___yours___?
8) Complete the following sentences with earn, win or gain.
a) I’m sure he will __________win____________ the prize.
b) How much do you _________earn__________ a year?
c) He __________gained___________ possession of the house when his father died.
d) They __________won____________ the war although it cost them millions of lives.
e) I ___________gained___________ a lot of weight while I was on holiday.
10) Complete the sentences with the expressions/ words below.
BLOOD/ BLOOD DONOR/ BLOODY/ BLOOD VESSEL/ TO BLEED
a) His nose was _______________bleeding_________________.
b) She had lost a lot of __________blood_________ as a result of the accident.
c) A _________blood_donor____________ is a person who gives some of their blood so that it can be injected into people who have lost blood through injury or illness.
d) __________Blood_vessels________ are tubes, arteries and veins in your body, which your blood flows through.
e) There was a trail of __________bloody__________ footprints leading down the path.