segunda-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2013

Cover Letters

COVER LETTER TEMPLATE

Your Complete Name
Phone Number
E-mail

Reader’s Complete Name
Job Position
Company



Salutation
Dear Mr. / Dear Ms. / Dear Mrs. (name)
Dear Sir, / Dear Madam,


Body

First paragraph: Mention the job you’re applying for and where you found the job ad.
I’m writing in regards to / concern to the current ____________________ position your company is offering in ____________________, ref: ____________________. I learned about the position from ____________________.

Middle paragraphs: Discuss your qualifications. These paragraphs should be specifically adapted to the requirements posted in the job ad. Detail the skills and experience you can offer the company and why you’re interested in working for this organization.  
Limit this section to one or two paragraphs.
I graduated in____________________. I have experience in ____________________. I’ve been working as a ____________________ for ____________________.
I feel I’m the best person for this position because of my skills and experience / I work well under pressure and my achievements are my motivations.

Final paragraph: Discuss the next steps. Don’t forget to thank them for their time.

I look forward to hearing from you./ I’d appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualification and experience  with you.
My resume is attached. Please feel free to call me at (11) 9999-9999.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Close
Best regards,
Best wishes,
Sincerely,
Regards,
Yours truly,
Yours faithfully,
(Your name)


____________________________________________________________


SAMPLE #1



SAMPLE #2




sábado, 19 de janeiro de 2013

Narratives

First-person narratives are wirtten in the first-person (I/we).
Third-person narratives are wirtten in the third-person (he/she/they).

A narrative consist of:

INTRODUCTION
Paragraphy 1
Set the scene (who - where - when - what)

MAIN BODY
Paragraph 2-4
Develop the story.
Detailed description of events in the order they happened.

CONCLUSION
Final Paragraph
End of story, feelings, comments or reactions.

To show the sequence of events or link the sentences use properly connectives.



sexta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2013

Prince of Persia


Have you wondered how you could have found such a 1._______________. The Gods have a plan for you a destiny.
I've seen its 2._______________ with my own eyes. Releasing the sand turns back time. And only the holder of the dagger is aware of what's happened.
How did you do that?
Only the dagger can unlock the Sands of Time and there are those who would use this power to 3._______________ the world.
Time will erase everything.
The only way to stop this armageddon is for us to take the dagger to the 4._______________ guardian temple. We must take it there Dastan.
Man, you really enjoy telling me what to do, don't you? 
Only because you are so good at following 5._______________.
Don't press your 6._______________.
The Sands of Saint.
They strike terror into the heart of all they cross.
Such a noble 7._______________... leaping to assist the following beauty.
Who said you are a beauty?
There must be a 8._______________ why you can't take your eyes off me.
You're... I...
Find him.
The High Temple... it's guarded by some sort of 9._______________.
Dastan where is the dagger?
You're 10._______________ to search me for it. You'll have to be very thorough.
It's time.
We've to get out of here.
Run.

VOCABULARY
To wonder = imaginar
To turn back time = voltar no tempo
Dagger = punhal / adaga
To erase = apagar
Don't press your luck = Não abuse da sua sorte
To leap = lançar / saltar
Beauty = beleza / beldade
Sort of = tipo de
Thorough = minucioso

quinta-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2013

segunda-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2013

Hunger Games - Jogos Vorazes


We could do it, you know. Take off, live in the woods.

They'd catch us.

1.______________ not.

We wouldn't make it 5 miles.

Welcome, welcome. The 2.______________ has come to select one courageous young man and woman for the honour of representing District 12 in the 74th annual Hunger 3.______________.

It's your 4.______________ year Prim, your name's only been in there once, they're not gonna pick you.

Primrose Everdeen.

Prim.

I'm a volunteer. I 5.______________ as tribute.

Our tributes Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen.

They just want a good show, that's all they want.

There's 24 of us, Gale, only one comes out.

So, you are here to make me look 6.______________?

I'm here to help you make an impression.

And so it was decreed that each year, the twelve districts of Panem shall offer up in tribute one young man and woman, 7.______________ the ages of twelve and eighteen to be trained in the art of 8.______________ and to be prepared to fight to the death.

This is the time to show them everything. Make sure they 9.______________ you.

I just keep wishing that I could show them that they don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me

 I just can't afford to 10.______________ like that.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Vocabulary
We wouldn't make it = Nós não passaríamos de
The time has come = Chegou o momento
Make sure = Certifique-se
Make an impression = Impressionar
It was decreed = Foi decretado
I just can't afford = Eu simplesmente não posso me dar ao luxo

sábado, 5 de janeiro de 2013

Containers



A bag of: a bag of potatoes, a bag of oranges, a bag of dog food, a bag of potato chips;

A bar of: a bar of chocolate, a candy bar, a bar of soap;
A bottle of: a bottle of milk, a bottle of mineral water, a bottle of grapefruit juice, a bottle of red wine, two bottles of beer, a bottle of ketchup, a bottle of soy sauce;
A bowl of: a bowl of breakfast cereal, a bowl of cornflakes, a bowl of salad, a bowl of soup;
A box of: a box of spaghetti, a box of corn flakes, a box of crackers, a box of cookies, a box of chocolates, a box of matches;
A bunch of: a bunch of parsley, a bunch of carrots, a bunch of radishes, a bunch of flowers;
A can of: a can of green peas, a can of olives, a can of tomato soup, a can of sardines, a can of beer, a can of hair spray;
A carton of: a carton of milk, a carton of fruit juice, a carton of eggs, a carton of cigarettes (ten packs of cigarettes);
A container of: a container of sour cream, a container / a cup of yogurt;
A cup of: a cup of coffee, a cup of tea, a cup of soup, a (plastic) cup of coffee;
A dozen (of): a dozen eggs, two dozen eggs, a dozen oranges, a dozen of hamburger rolls;
A gallon of: a gallon of milk, a gallon of spring water;
A glass of: a glass of milk, a glass of beer, a glass of wine;
A head of: a head of cabbage, a head of cauliflower, two heads of garlic;
A jar of: a jar of coffee, a jar of mayonnaise, a jar of raspberry jam, a jar of pickles;
A loaf of: a loaf of bread, a loaf of French bread, two loaves of rye bread;
A mug of: a mug of beer, a mug of coffee;
A package of: a package of hot dogs, a package of chicken legs, a package of sesame rolls, a package of cookies, a package of cottage cheese, a package of popcorn, a package of beans, a package of candies;
A pack of: a pack of chewing gum, a pack of cigarettes, a pack of cards; a six-pack of beer, a twelve-pack of mineral water, a twin pack;
A piece of: a piece of bread, a piece of cake, a piece of pie, a piece of sugar, two pieces of sugar;
A pint of: a pint of blueberries, a pint of cream, a pint of beer;
A pound of: a pound of meat, three pounds of ground beef, a pound of cheese, a half pound of butter, two pounds of tomatoes;
A quart of: a quart of milk, a quart of apple juice, two quarts of orange juice;
A roll of: a roll of toilet paper, a roll of paper towels, a roll of foil, a roll of film;
A slice of: a slice of bread, a slice of pie, a slice of pizza, a slice of cheese, a slice of tomato;
A teaspoon of: a teaspoon of coffee, a teaspoon of sugar, a tablespoon of salt;
A tube of: a tube of mustard, a tube of hand cream, a tube of shampoo, a tube of toothpaste;
One, two, five: two fish, four salmon steaks, five frozen hamburgers, three cinnamon buns, six oranges.


quinta-feira, 3 de janeiro de 2013

Twilight - Breaking Down Part 2


After 18 years of being utterly ordinary I finally found I could shine I was born to be a vampire.
You're so 1.______________. We're the same temperature now.
I didn't expect you to seem so... you.
I have to report a 2.______________. The Cullens, they've done something terrible.
The Volturi think Renesme is an immortal child.
She was born not bitten. She grows every single day.
Oh, my!
Maintaining our 3.______________ has never been more imperative.

What's it now?
The Volturi, they are coming for us.

If enough people knew the truth, maybe we could convince the Volturi to listen. 
My 4.______________ is in danger, I need your help.
We join you.
We'll stand with you.
Lots of red eyes around you.
I'll never let 5.______________ hurt you.


VOCABULARY
Utterly = completamente
Bitten = mordida
Every single day = A cada dia ("single" é usado para dar ênfase)
Imperative = Absolutamente necessário
What's it now = O que foi agora?
Enough = suficiente
Join = unir, juntar