setembro 13, 2012

Manias and OCD (Obssessive Compulsive Disorder)




Test
Try to answer honestly to this test and make a self reflection about your manias. There’s no right answer for it, but you can find out more about you just thinking deeply about yourself.


Question 1
Do you feel driven to collect certain types of objects that have little or no use, and feel unable to throw them away?

a) No, this doesn't apply to me
b) Sometimes, but only occasionally
c) Yes, quite often

Question 2
Have you frequently experienced thoughts or images in your mind of natural disasters or horrific violence?
Examples
  • Irrationally having a recurring fear that an earthquake will strike.
  • Repeatedly playing imagery in your head of physical torture or violent war scenes.
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often

Question 3
Do you feel an overwhelming and persistent sense of fear and anxiety about being contaminated or infected by germs, bacteria or dirt?
Examples
  • Feeling disgusted by making physical contact with other people, such as shaking hands
  • Being unable to touch door handles in public-buildings or use public transport
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often


Question 4
Do you often worry about losing a particular personal belonging, a possession that is important to you?
Examples
  • Always clasping a piece of jewellery to your body, for fear of dropping it.
  • Needing to regularly check that a family photo-album is in fact where you left it.
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often

Question 5
Are you often late for social events or appointments because of excessive personal-grooming routines?
Examples
  • Feeling compelled to adhere to a strict, lengthy regime for applying make-up and styling hair before being able to leave the house for work.
  • Excessively straightening your tie and collar whilst on the way to a dinner engagement, and being constantly concerned that it is out of place.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 6
Do you often think about or experience images in your mind of unacceptable sexual thoughts, including criminal and inhumane acts?
Examples
  • Experiencing visions in your mind of forced or violent sex.
  • Repeated thoughts of sex involving humiliation or degradation of one partner.
  •  

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 7
Do you repeatedly check whether appliances are turned off, or keep rechecking that doors and windows are locked?
Examples
  • Repeatedly checking the stove is switched off over.
  • Checking the front and back door are locked several times before going to bed.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 8
Do you often feel driven to count and quantify groups of objects, or your possessions?
Examples
  • Subconsciously counting the number of items stacked on a supermarket shelf.
  • Counting the amount of tiles on the floor as you are walk down a corridor.
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often

Question 9
Do you feel uncomfortable or have negative associations with a particular color?
Examples
  • Experiencing discomfort or strain when entering a room with walls painted with a certain color.
  • Feeling like any of your possessions that contain a certain color are unlucky.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 10
Do you experience constant religious-based fears, or excessively practise religious rituals and rites?
Examples
  • Being unable to restrain yourself from constantly repeating religious verses or praying.
  • An excessive and irrational fear of committing even very minor sins.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 11
Do you often feel like your skin is unclean or infected with germs, and feel a urgent need to shower?
Examples
  • Washing your hand multiple times each hour, and feeling repulsed by touching other people's skin.
  • Having several showers each day, even to the point where your skins becomes dry and irritated.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often
Question 12
Do you feel uncomfortable with uneven numbers generally, or seeing groups of objects in odd-numbered multiples?
Examples
  • Avoiding purchasing food-packages from the supermarket in odd-numbered multiples.
  • Feeling like you have to remove a can of soda from a packet to even the remaining number.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often


Question 13
Do you feel driven to repeatedly clean your bedroom or house to the point where your friends and family consider it excessive?
Examples
  • Wiping the kitchen benches over and over, and feeling concerned if anyone prepares food on them.
  • Dusting your house multiple times each day, including rooms where people aren't likely to enter.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 14
Do you routinely worry about personal security without reasonable cause - of being robbed or physically attacked?
Examples
  • Often fearing your home to be broken into and robbed while you are at work.
  • Frequently checking your pockets because you feel like your wallet has been stolen.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 15
Do you often feel compelled to organize and reposition objects in a certain order, or to arrange your possessions in similar patterns?
Examples
  • Constantly feeling like you need to straighten furniture in your house.
  • Always taking care to evenly space groceries in the pantry, and have face them facing the same way.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 16
Do you seem to have a persistent fear of infecting other people with a disease or illness?
Examples
  • Having to cover your mouth public spaces to prevent germs spreading.
  • An anxious concern that you may infect a partner with a STD without ever having been diagnosed with it.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 17
Do you have recurring thoughts or images of yourself or someone you know suffering a serious injury, or death?
Examples
  • Often picturing yourself falling from a building rooftop.
  • Constantly worrying that a family member will die in a car accident.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 18
Are you always abandoning and restarting work or writing mid-way through, because it is messy or you feel it's quality is inadequate?
Examples
  • Often taking several attempts to fill out a written application form.
  • Repeatedly deleting your progress in writing a simple email, and rewriting it from the start.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

setembro 04, 2012

TRAVELING

video

Age: Youth & Old Age

Questions


  • Does age make you more aware of and caring for others?
  • Do you think that any of the age limits need changing?
  • Some people say that men never grow up, they just get bigger. Do you agree? Explain your opinion.
  • Many countries are facing the problem of an "aging population", i.e. there will soon be more old people than young people. What problems will this cause? What can be done to prepare for them?
  • Some people say that youth is a state of mind, do you agree?

video

agosto 10, 2012

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agosto 02, 2012

SIMPLE PRESENT



O presente simples pode ser usado para expressar:



1- uma ação habitual, ou seja, aquilo que costumamos fazer sempre:

I always leave home at 7:00. (Eu sempre saio de casa às 7h).
They generally have lunch at the shopping mall. (Eles geralmente almoçam no shopping).
I never work on Sundays. (Eu nunca trabalho aos domingos).



2- uma verdade universal:


Babies cry. (Bebês choram).
Dogs bark. (Cachorros latem).
Birds sing. (Pássaros cantam).

O“do” e o “does” são os dois auxiliares do presente simples, e eles sempre devem ser usados em frases negativas e interrogativas, conforme a tabela abaixo:


NegativasInterrogativas
I do not / I don’tDo I …?
You do not / you don’tDo you …?
He does not / he doesn’tDoes he….?
She does not / she doesn’tDoes she…?
It does not / it doesn’tDoes it…?
We do not / we don’tDo we…?
You do not/ you don’tDo you …?
They do not / they don’tDo they...?












julho 11, 2012

Este texto não é muito novo no aprendizado de língua inglesa, mas ainda é bastante eficaz. 



1 1) Leia o texto e tente completar os espaços da respectiva tradução do texto abaixo:



                                                     The little girl and the Wolf


One afternoon a big wolf waited in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she was carrying a basket of food. 'Are you carrying that basket to your grandmother?' asked the wolf. The little girl said yes, she was. So the wolf asked her where her grandmother lived and the little girl told him and he disappeared into the wood.
When the little girl opened the door of her grandmother's house she saw that there was somebody in bed with a nightcap and a night gown on. She had approached no nearer than twenty-five feet from the bed when she saw that it was not her grandmother but the wolf, for even in a nightcap a wolf does not look any more like your grandmother. So the little girl took an automatic out of her basket and shot the wolf dead.
Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be.
Author: James Thurber

                                                                                 A menininha e o lobo


Uma __________, um grande _________ esperou em uma __________ escura por uma _____________  vindo  com uma cesta de______________  para sua ____________.Finalmente, uma menina __________e ela estava carregando uma cesta de _____________. "Você está carregando essa _________para sua avó?" perguntou o _________. A menina disse que _______, ela estava. Então, o lobo perguntou-lhe onde sua avó ____________ e a menina disse-lhe e ele __________ na mata.
Quando a ___________ abriu a _________ da casa de sua avó, ela viu que havia alguém na ___________ com uma touca e pijama de dormir. Ela se ___________ não mais perto do que __________ pés da cama, quando ela viu que não era sua ______e sim o lobo, pois mesmo em uma touca, um lobo não ____________ como a sua avó. Então, a menina ____________ uma _____________ de sua cesta e disparou contra o ________, matando-o.

Moral da história: Não é tão _________ enganar as ________ hoje em dia como  costumava _____.

junho 12, 2012

Atividade preparada para alunos de nível básico 2 com a música “I say a little prayer for you”


1)      Listen and put the sentences in the right order.
 _______The moment I wake up

_______I say a little prayer for you

_______While combing my hair now

_______I say a little prayer for you

_______Before I put on my make up

_______And wondering what dress to wear now

 _______We never will part

_______Forever, and ever you'll stay in my heart

_______Together, together, that's how it must be

_______To live without you would only mean heartbreak for me

_______And I will love you forever and ever

_______Oh how I'll love you

 _______While riding I think of us, dear

_______And all through my coffee break time

_______I say a little prayer for you

_______I run for the bus, dear

_______At work I just take time

_______I say a little prayer for you

 2)   Change these sentences to negative and interrogative. 

a) The moment I wake up

b) I say a little prayer for you 

c) I run for the bus

d)  I just take time

e)  say you love me too

Someone like you - Adele





1) Complete using SUBJECT PRONOUNS.

I
YOU
HE
SHE
IT
WE
YOU
THEY
 


____ heard that ____'re settled down
That ____found a girl and ____'re married now
____ heard that your dreams came true
Guess ____gave ____things, I didn't give to ____
Old friend
Why are ____so shop
It ain't like ____to hold back
Or hide from the light
____ hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But ____ couldn't stay away, ____ couldn't fight ____
____ hoped ____'d see my face and that ____'d be reminded
That for me, ____ isn't over

) Let´s sing!
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

3) Listen and circle the right word.

You'd (now / know) how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our (lives / life)
We were born and raised in a summery haze
Bound by the surprise of our (body/ glory) days
I hate to turn up out of the (red / blue) uninvited
But I couldn't (pray / stay) away, I couldn't fight it
I hoped you'd see my (face / race) and that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over yet

4) Let´s sing!
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

5) Unscramble the words
Nothing ______________ (o m c p a e s r ), no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes they're________________(m m o e r  e i s) made
Who would have known how bitter-_______________( e e s w t) this would taste

6) Let´s sing!



Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I beg, I remembered you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I beg, I remembered you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah, yeah



Créditos : Professora Carina

maio 21, 2012

Appliances turn cooking oil into fuel and fills up the car.





From the stove to the tank.
 No, we're not talking about the routine of a busy housewife. It is about turning cooking oil into fuel and fill up the own car in the garage. The device, which seems to be a professional vacuum cleaner like those used in car washes, takes approximately two hours to process the material. The processor is designed by  Adrian Henson and can convert up to 50 liters of cooking oil into biodiesel. The result of the process can be used in any conventional diesel engine. The investment is not very cheap, about US$ 4 995. But the company promises a cost of only 70 dollar cents per gallon.
British citizens can produce up to 2500 liters per year, legally, without paying any fee. "This allowed the rapid growth of this market.
The raw material may come from the restaurants and snack bars around.


1)      Leia o texto e preencha os espaços em branco com os significados corretos.


Eletrodomésticos transformam _______________ em combustível e __________ o carro
 Do __________  para o  tanque.
 Não, não estamos falando sobre a __________ de uma dona de casa ocupada. Trata-se de transformar óleo de cozinha em ____________ e abastecer o próprio carro na _________. O dispositivo, que parece ser um ____________ profissional como aqueles utilizados nos lavadores  carros, leva aproximadamente _______ _______ para processar o material.
O processador foi projetado por Adrian Henson e  pode _________ até 50 litros de óleo de cozinha em biodiesel. O __________ do processo pode ser usado em qualquer ________  a diesel convencional. O investimento não é muito _________, cerca de  U$ 4 .995,00.  Mas a empresa promete um custo de apenas 70 centavos de dólar por ___________.
Os cidadãos ___________ podem produzir até 2.500 litros por ano, legalmente, sem pagar qualquer _________. "Isso permitiu o rápido _____________ deste ____________”.
A _____________pode vir de restaurantes e lanchonetes da vizinhança.

2) Responda de acordo com o texto:


a)      O que é utilizado no texto como matéria prima de combustível?
b)      O aparelho tem a aparência de qual eletrodoméstico?
c)      Quem projetou o dispositivo citado no texto?
d)     Qual a quantidade de litros o aparelho pode converter?
e)      Em que tipo de motor de carros pode ser usado o combustivel resultante?
f)       Quantos litros os Britânicos estão autorizados a produzir sem custo nenhum?
g)      De onde vem a matéria prima para o combustível?


2)      Numere corretamente as frases respeitando a ordem dos acontecimentos do texto.
 (  ) A matéria prima para o combustivel pode vir de restaurantes e bares da vizinhança.(  ) O aparelho parece com um aspirador de pó profissional(  ) Os cidadãos Britânicos tem permissão para produzir até 2.500 litros de combbust´vel por ano.(  ) Como transformar óleo de cozinha em combustível para carros.(  ) Leva-se apenas 2 horas para converter o óleo em combustivel.(  ) O custo do investimento é de aproximadamente $ 4.995,00 dólares. 






Fonte: http://quatrorodas.abril.com.br/noticias/oleo-cozinha-vira-combustivel-319447_p.shtml