dezembro 01, 2010

What is your favorite color? What Does True Color Mean?

"The colors truly have an impact on our lives, often in unconscious and mysterious ways. Color can relieve tension and stress."



Orange represents energy, consuming physiological potency, power, and strength. Orange is the expression of vital force, of nervous and glandular activity. Thus, it has the meaning of desire and all forms of appetite and craving. Those with Orange as a Primary Color feel the will to achieve results, to win, to be successful. They desire all things that offer intense living and full experience.
Orange generates an impulse toward active doing: sport, struggle, competition and enterprising productivity. In temporal terms, Orange is the present.


Gold
is the body's natural perceptions. It represents a need to be responsible, to fulfill duties and obligations, to organize and structure our life and that of others. Those with Gold as a Primary Color value being practical and sensible. They believe that people should earn their way in life through work and service to others.

Gold reflects a need to belong through carrying a share of the load in all areas of living. It represents stability, maintenance of the culture and the organization, efficiency, and dependability. It embraces the concepts of home and family with fierce loyalty and faithfulness.

Green expresses itself psychologically as human will in operation: as persistence and determination. Green is an expression of firmness and consistency. Its strength can lead to a resistance to change if it is not proven that the change will work or is warranted. Those with Green as a Primary Color value their intellect and capabilities above all else. Comfort in these areas creates a sense of personal security and self-esteem.

Green characteristics seek to increase the certainty of their own values through being assertive and requiring differences from others in intellectual areas. They are rarely settled in their countenance, since they depend upon information rather than feelings to create a sense of well-being. Green expresses the grounding of theory and data in its practical applications and creative constructs.

Blue represents calm. Contemplation of this color pacifies the central nervous system. It creates physiological tranquility and psychological contentment. Those with Blue as a Primary Color value balance and harmony. They prefer lives free from tension... settled, united, and secure.
Blue represents loyalty and a sense of belonging, and yet, when friends are involved, a vulnerability. Blue corresponds to depth in feeling and a relaxed sensitivity. It is characterized by empathy, aesthetic experiences, and reflective awareness.



Read the text and answer:


1)      Qual cor representa a calma, lealdade e consciência reflexiva?

2)      Qual alternativa está correta com relação ao texto?

a)      Contemplar a cor verde, cria uma tranqüilidade psicológica.
b)      A cor azul expressa a base da teoria e informação em suas aplicações práticas.
c)      A cor dourada abrange os conceitos de lar e da família com a feroz lealdade e fidelidade.
      d)   A cor verde gera um impulso aos esportes e competições

      3) Qual cor é  caracterizada pela empatia, experiências estéticas, e a consciência reflexiva?

      4) Como você poderia traduzir :
        "Those with Green as a Primary Color value their intellect and capabilities above all else".
 

The importance of speaking another language!

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This video shows exactly the importance of knowing how to communicate in other languages...It can save your life!!!

novembro 19, 2010

Talking about "SIr Paul Mc Cartney"...

Paul Mc Cartney  who is in Brazil these days is a great musician singer-songwriter and composer.  He wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. In my opinion "My Love" is one of the most beautiful song he wrote. This one was specially written for his wife Linda who sang with him in the group "Wings".

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Listen to this song read its lyrics and try to complete the exercises:

 
Paul Mc Cartney
My Love

And when I go away
I know my heart can stay with my love
It's understood
It's in the hands of my love
And my love does it good
Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa
My love does it good

And when the cupboard's bare
I'll still find something there with my love
It's understood
It's everywhere with my love
And my love does it good
Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa
My love does it good

Whoa-whoa, I love, oh-whoa, my love
Only my love holds the other key to me
Oh-whoa, my love, oh-oh, my love
Only my love does it good to me

Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa
My love does it good

Don't ever ask me why
I never say goodbye to my love
It's understood
It's everywhere with my love
And my love does it good
Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa, whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa
My love does it good

Whoa-whoa, I love, oh-whoa, my love
Only my love does it good to me
Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa


1)      No primeiro parágrafo da música o autor tem certeza de que seu coração pode ficar nas mãos de seu amor porque esse fato é:

a)      esperado
b)      conquistado
c)      compreensível
d)     anunciado
e)      admitido

2)      Na frase: “It’s in the hands of my love”. O pronome “IT” refere-se a:
a)      the hands
b)      my heart
c)      my love
d)     when

3)      A tradução de: “ My love does it good”

a)      Meu amor me faz bem.
b)      Meu amor, meu bem.
c)      O bem que meu amor me faz.
d)     Meu amor faz isso bem.


4)      Paul Mc Cartney usa a expressão: “The cupboard is bare” significando em português o mesmo que:

a)      Estar sem recursos financeiros.
b)      Estar passando por crise conjugal
c)      Estar sem comida no armário da cozinha.
d)     A xícara estar vazia.







novembro 16, 2010

The sound of silence - This song is TIMELESS.

"Hi Folks! Listen to this great song and try to solve the questions by reading the parts in bold. "

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-JQ1q-13Ek&feature=fvst

The Sound Of Silence

Simon & Garfunkel


Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain 

Still remains
Within the sound of silence.


In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.


And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.


"Fools" said I, "You do not know"
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you."
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence


And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls."
And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.

* The title and the words of the song convey a social message and encourage a certain course of action. These two ideas are best illustrated in:

a) There is a lack of communication among people and they should speak out for what they believe in.
b) We all have moments of loneliness and we should attempt to move on by meeting different people.
c) Silence is better than a thousand words and people should think twice before speaking their minds.
d) The world is a comprehensible place and we should take full advantage of its life experience opportunities.

* The words of the song writer in the last two stanzas are quite instigating. His intention is to denounce humanity's neglect towards the concept of:

a) Solitude
b) Quietness
c) Indifference
d) Resentment.

novembro 15, 2010

SIMPLE PAST

(Créditos para minha querida aluna Maria de Fátima - Egov)

O simple past é um dos tempos verbais mais simples. Os verbos no simple past são empregados para indicar uma ação completamente terminada no passado ou uma ocorrência habitual de ações no passado.

- Para formar uma sentença nesse tempo verbal, basta flexionarmos o verbo principal na forma do passado.
- Nos casos de verbos regulares, basta acrescentarmos o sufixo –ed.
Ex: I lived in Brazil for two years.
- Nos casos dos verbos irregulares conjugações diversas devem ser memorizadas.

Ex: I saw a movie yesterday.

Caso queiramos fazer uma sentença negativa ou interrogativa, devemos utilizar o verbo auxiliar “did”. No entanto, a diferença é que o verbo não será flexionado.

Ex: He didn't play the piano.

No caso interrogativo, coloca-se o verbo auxiliar antes do sujeito:

Ex: Did you play soccer?



Exercises

1)Passe as seguintes frases para o passado:

a)I work at the airport

b)We play soccer.

c)They study English.

d) I like chocolate.

e) Sarah and Paul live in SP.

f)The teacher watch the students.

g)The students drink Coke.


2) Agora passe as frases acima para a forma interrogativa :

novembro 12, 2010

A titulo de curiosidade...O que significa "WWW" ?



O “www” nos endereços de sites é uma sigla que significa world wide web (rede de alcance mundial, numa tradução livre para o português). Na prática, os três “w” são uma referência a todo o conteúdo que está conectado pela internet.
World Wide Web foi também o primeiro navegador para internet, criado em 1990 pelo inglês Timothy John Berners-Lee no CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire ou, em português, Conselho Europeu para Pesquisa Nuclear), localizado na Suíça.


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