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07 de Fevereiro de 2009

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  1. Printable ESL word puzzles- crosswords & word searches
  2. ESL Kids Videos- Printable worksheets of movie watching
  3. Kids phonics and phonetics worksheets- teach pronunciation
  4. ESL assorted worksheets- writing, vocabulary, grammar,reading, spelling
  5. Kids coloring worksheets for ESL toddlers and young learners
  6. ESL Kids board games & communicative activities
  7. Festivals and holiday worksheets



notícias em ingles com áudio Feito pelo jornalista e professor de inglês Sam Margolis, o Simple English News é o que o nome diz: um site de notícias em inglês simples. Tem esportes, negócios, tecnologia e outras seções comuns em jornais, todas com notícias bem curtinhas e com áudio. Recomendado para alunos de básico “avançado” e pré-intermediário, o Simple English News é até melhor do que o VOANews por ser menos complexo e ideal para quem quiser treinar diariamente sem gastar muito tempo.

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 London Monuments and sights


Buckingham Palace

The Palace is the official residence of the Queen and has been since Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837. Should you see the Royal Standard flying you will know that Her Royal Highness is ‘at home’.


The Palace takes its name from Buckingham House which was built on the site by the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 - 1705. It was then bought by George III for his wife Charlotte in 1762 and was thereafter known as the Queen House. In 1825 John Nash carried out extensive enlargements and alterations for George IV who gave the house the name Buckingham Palace. However the project consumed so much money it became a scandal and neither George IV nor his successor lived in the Palace.



The Changing of the Guard

A traditional and formal ceremony that takes place in London, when one set of soldiers guarding a royal building replaces another on duty. It takes place every day in summer, and every two days in winter outside Buckingham Palace and is very popular with tourists.



The Tower of London

The tower of London was originally a fortress and a palace. It is still one of the Royal Palaces as well as home to the Crown Jewels. It was home to every Monarch from William the Conqueror (11th Century ) to Henry the VIII (16th Century). Between then and now it has been the site of the Royal mint, has housed public records, the Royal Menagerie and the Royal observatory. Most famously, it was a prison and scene of countless executions. Of all the historic places in London the Tower is surely the most rewarding and impressive to visit. London’s famous ravens are kept within the Tower grounds with clipped wings. Legend has it that the disappearance of the ravens will signal the disintegration of the Kingdom. Be warned, the ravens are not exactly friendly so stay on your guard. The official guards of the Tower are the Yeomen Warders, who are also known as beefeaters. They still wear the costume of the Tudor period.


Tower Bridge

The 244 m London Tower Bridge spans the Thames River in London. It was built between 1886 and 1894. It was the only movable bridge crossing the Thames when it was completed in 1894. Sir Horace Jones designed the bridge, Sir John Wolfe Barry built it. The neo-Gothic Tower Bridge is located just opposite London Tower. It is a wonder of Victorian engineering with its twin towers which can be raised by means of a hydraulic device to allow the passage of tall ships. It has become a landmark of the City of London.




The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

A symbol of political power, the Parliament's great neo-Gothic buildings look down on the Thames, very close to Westminster Bridge. The original palace was built in honour of King Edward the Confessor in the XIc. but was subsequently destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions. Nowadays, only a small part of the medieval Palace of Westminster known as Westminster Hall remains, though its panelled ceiling dates from the XIVc. The rest of the palace house was designed by Sir Charles Barry and built in 1840-69.

To the south, the graceful clock tower measures the pulse of the city and is well-known throughout the world on account of its bell called Big Ben after Sir Benjamim Hall, First Commisioner of Works at the time.




Westminster Abbey

Located just behind the Houses of Parliament and Saint Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey is one of London's, not to say one of England's most outstanding religious buildings. Its construction was started in 1050 under Edward the Confessor to house a Benedictine abbey. Throughout the next three centuries at least, additions were made to the original modest abbey and in XVIIIc. the beautiful west towers were completed to a design by Nicholas Hawksmoor. A symbol of great tradition, this magnificent construction is crwoded with memorials and tombs of kings, statesmen and others who have left their mark on British history. It contains the Poet's Corner and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. All the English sovereigns but one have been crowned in the Abbey since William I and it is still regarded as the most appropriate setting for acts of great solemnity. It is believed that the site on which Westminster Abbey is built has been the site of holy buildings, long before Christianity itself came to Britain. The Abbey was made a World Heritage Site in 1987.




St. Paul's Cathedral  

The history of St. Paul's Cathedral is closely linked to that of its architect, Sir Christopher Wren ( 1632-1723 ). A scientist at Oxford and later Royal Commissioner of Works, he prepared a plan for rebuilding the City after the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was completed in 1710. It has a large dome, inside which is the famous Whispering Gallery. The cathedral contains the graves of many famous people, including Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Christopher Wren himself.




Trafalgar Square






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O filólogo e filósofo Nietzsche costumava a dizer que toda língua possuía uma Sprachmelodie (um ritmo de fala único). Por isso, algumas línguas parecem mais adequadas do que outras para certos tipos de canto. Assim, o italiano é, por excelência, a língua do “bel canto”, o alemão o idioma oficial da opera épica, o português europeu a própria tessitura do fado, o português brasileiro o principal responsável pelo balanço do samba e o inglês (britânico ou americano) o próprio embalo da música pop.

Não importa se é Jazz, Blues, Soul ou Rock, o inglês se afina com a música pop de uma forma natural, quase como uma questão do destino, como mostram os Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan e muitos outros.


Ampliando, invertendo e (quem sabe) pervertendo a ideia de Nietzsche, porque não dizer que a música possibilita a audição, a descoberta e o aprendizado da Sprachmelodie?. E, por que não levar essa ideia mais a diante e dizer que a audição de tais músicas possibilita a audição, a descoberta e o aprendizado da própria Sprach (do idioma em si).

Não é preciso ter lido Nietzsche (e perverter suas ideias) para chegar a tal conclusão. Professores de inglês por todo o mundo já sabem disso. A melhor forma de ensinar Present Perfect é com “Have you ever seen the rain?”; assim como a melhor forma de ensinar o futuro é com “I will survive”. Nos casos citados, não há gramática que realize tal tarefa de forma mais eficiente que o Creedence e ou a Glória Gaynor.

Contudo, as músicas não são o único recurso didático disponível e importante. Os filmes também o são. Porém, com eles não é preciso nem justificar com teorias. É um contato com a língua falada em estado puro, verdadeiro e ainda com letrinhas embaixo para que você aumente seu vocabulário. Aumento do vocabulário esse que é ainda mais eficiente se o filme tiver uma frase famosa (que vira quase um bordão) e se torna uma referência constante na cultura pop. É impossível se esquecer de frases (e consequentemente de seus sentidos) como: Why so serious?; We’ll Always have Paris e Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Francamente, querido, não importa se você ministra um Curso de Inglês em Goiânia ou frequenta Aulas de Inglês em Natal, se tais recursos forem bem utilizados, você e seus alunos se importarão. E muito.



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