novembro 13, 2011

Waffles in class

It was a pleasant class with the students of 8th grades. First I had a warm up conversation about the countries where people used to eat this food, I wrote the recipe on the board and with the students’ collaboration we had a nice class preparing delicious waffles.

If you would like to prepare, there goes the recipe.
2 cups of flour
2 cups of milk
2 teaspoons of butter
2 eggs separated
A dash of salt
Topping – Strawberry, chocolate, honey, etc


Mix all the dry ingredients
Add the yolks, milk and butter
Put some into a waffle Maker
Choose the topping you like most and Enjoy it!

setembro 05, 2011

"With a little help from my friends"


This incredible song "With a little help from my friends" was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon especially for Ringo  ( The Beatles’ drummer) to sing. Ringo wasn’t a very good singer, which explains the references to sing out of key. It has been recorded by many other singers including Joe Cocker and Wet, Wet, Wet. 

Let's do the following exercise and sing afterwards! 

1)      Match a question in A with a phrase from the song in B.

1(  ) what happened when Romeo and Juliet met the first time?
2(  ) Why are you looking so sad?
3(  ) What do you do before you go to sleep?
4(  ) How did you paint your flat?
5(  ) How often do men talk about football?
6(  ) What would you not like to be when you are old?
7(  ) When can you finish the work for me?
8(  ) What do people do when a national anthem is played?
9(  ) What happened to you at the karaoke night?
10(  ) Whose is this jacket?


a)        My love is away
b)        Stand up
c)         All the time
d)        By the end of the day
e)        It’s mine
f)         With a little help from my friends
g)        I sang out of tune
h)        To be alone
i)          Turn out the light
j)          love at first sight

2)      Read the lyrics of the song with the glossary and then listen to it.
With A Little Help from My Friends

What would you think if I sang out of tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
hm I get high with a little help from my friends,
hm I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends.

What do I do when my love is away?
Does it worry you to be alone?
How do I feel by the end of the day?
Are you sad because you're on your own?

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love.

Would you believe in a love at first sight?
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.

3)      Now cover the song and look at the phrases a – j . Can you remember the rest of each line?

 (sing) out of tune = sing badly
 (sing) out of key = sing badly

Walk out on = leave
Get by = survive, manage
Gonna = going to

fevereiro 22, 2011

Learn new words!!! 

Learn new words!!!
(Aprenda novas palavras). Clique em Basic Test (no meio) e escolha no menu da esquerda a categoria de palavras que você quer aprender ou revisar. Às vezes demora um pouco para carregar, então tenha paciência. Clique nos desenhos para ouvir a pronúncia das palavras. Quando já estiver "craque", pode fazer o teste: voltando à página inicial, clique em "writing text": eles dão a palavra por escrito e você tem que clicar na gravura que corresponde à palavra . Clicando em "listening test", você só ouve a palavra e tem que clicar no desenho correspondente. O link é :

Animals: Escreva o nome de cada animal no retãngulo, e depois clique em "check" para ver se está certo!

Parts of the body memory game: Um cronômetro vai ser acionado e você precisa encontrar todos os pares com partes do corpo antes que o tempo se esgote!

fevereiro 21, 2011

Ronaldo retires

Leia o texto e faça as atividades propostas.

Ronaldo ends career
The soccer world lost a little of its magic: Ronaldo confirmed his retirement today at the age of 34. The Brazilian Legend has decided to hang up his boots due to injuries and a loss of fitness  The Corinthians striker announced his decision at a press conference in São Paulo. “I'm stopping my career as a professional soccer player. It's been a beautiful, emotional, marvellous career.
These last two years, I've had a long series of injuries, from one side to the other, one leg to the other, one muscle to the other. The pain pushed me to think about the end of my career”, he said.         Ronaldo had a brilliant career, helping Brazil win two World Cups and being named Fifa World Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 2002.  He has played for Brazil in 97 matches, scoring 62 gols. Ronaldo had been expected to quit at the end of the season but the early elimination of his club, Corinthians, from the Copa Libertadores brought forward the date.  Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima was born in Bento Ribeiro, a poor neiborhood of Rio de Janeiro, on September 18, 1976. His talent took him to Europe’s top clubs, such as Milan and Internazionale (Italy) and Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid. In Brazil he played for Corinthians and Cruzeiro.

Responda conforme o texto: Se precisar use o dicionário no seguinte link:

a) How old is Ronaldo?


b) Where was he born?


c) Why did he stop playing soccer?


d) Which teams in Europe did he play?