Vocabulary ENROLL IN = matricular. “… among students enrolled in an international MBA program…” BE MORE LIKELY TO = estar mais propenso a; ser mais provável de. “…we found that people with this international experience are more likely to create new businesses and products and to be promoted.” ACCRUE = acrescentar (valor); acumular. BE WILLING… Continuar Lendo →
Vocabulary RIOT = rebelião. “As the riots progressed, an international gay rights movement was born.” HARASSMENT = assédio; perseguição. “Gay bars were places of refuge where gay men and lesbians and other individuals […] could socialize in relative safety from public harassment.” SEEDY = decadente. “[…] the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a dark, seedy, crowded bar, reportedly operating without a liquor license.” Stonewall… Continuar Lendo →
Vocabulary RAVE = enfurecer-se; delirar. “Old age should burn and rave at close of day” RAGE = fúria; raiva. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” GRIEVE = lamentar; sofrer (a morte de alguém). “Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, | And learn, too late, they grieved it on its… Continuar Lendo →
Adverbs of degree ou advérbios de intensidade são usados para tornar os adjetivos mais ou menos fortes/fracos em suas intensidades. A little / a bit / slightly (um pouco) The watch I bought was a bit expensive. Each person learns in a slightly different way. I’m feeling a little tired. Observação: Não se usa a… Continuar Lendo →
Para evitar confundir o uso dos dois verbos, veja as principais diferenças abaixo: HOPE Hope significar esperar (ter a esperança de) que algo aconteça no futuro, imaginando que seja algo possível de acontecer. I hope (that) you’re okay. I just hope we can find the right person. I sincerely hope that you will be successful. We hope to arrive… Continuar Lendo →
Amazon.com was almost called “Cadabra” as in “Abracadabra”. That idea was struck down because CEO Jeff Bezos’ lawyer misheard the word as “cadaver.” Another name Jeff Bezos had in his bag was “Relentless.” Although “Relentless” did not make the cut to be the name of the company, Jeff Bezos liked the name enough to buy… Continuar Lendo →
I still haven’t found what I’m looking forU2 I have climbed the highest mountainsI have run through the fieldsOnly to be with youOnly to be with you I have run, I have crawledI have scaledThese city wallsThese city wallsOnly to be with you But I still haven’t found what I’m looking forBut I still haven’t… Continuar Lendo →
Vocabulary SCHOLARSHIP = bolsa de estudos. “He won a scholarship to study economics at the University of Hawaii.” DEGREE = diploma. “…earning a law degree from Harvard University.” WITHDRAW = retirar; remover. “By the end of 2011, Obama had withdrawn all combat troops from Iraq.” SUE = processar (legalmente). “13 states sued the federal government… Continuar Lendo →
Agora que você já entendeu os principais usos do presente perfeito aqui e aqui, é hora de saber distinguir as principais diferenças de uso do presente perfeito e passado simples. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE PAST Ações no passado, quando desconhecemos o momento em que elas aconteceram (ou não são importantes). I‘ve driven an automatic car before.We‘ve… Continuar Lendo →
Vocabulary HALFWAY THROUGH = metade do caminho. “When he got half way through.” IN VAIN = em vão. “…the traveller lost the boy as he had lost the child, and, after calling to him in vain, went on upon his journey.” CALL TO someone = gritar para alguém. “He called to him over and over… Continuar Lendo →
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