Monday, August 24, 2009

Nice Videos

Hi everyone!

Below are two videos with explanation on the use of the simple past.
Take your time to watch the videos, they last almost 10 minutes each!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Extra Practice

Hello guys!

Below are two links with exercises to practice two important structures we have learned! The first one is to practice asking and giving directions. Although this is your first contact with this vocabulary point, I thought you were interested in having some more practice about it. The second link is a website with explanations and exercises on the use of verb to be in the past. Pay attention to the side bar on the left - there are links to other explanations and exercises. Have fun!

Asking for and giving directions
Verb to be - past

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte is a beautiful city with many festivals, and is known for its quite bars and squares. I love to travel there, because it is the city of my team, CRUZEIRO rsrsrs. its population is 2,434,642 inhabitants. I have to admit that there are many beautiful women too rsrs. It is a city full of buildings and major streets. Not only Belo Horizonte is a nice place to visit, Minas Gerais have also nice people and beautiful places to go.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Curitiba is a great city to live or to visit. It’s a example in solution of global urbanism, education and environment.
The influence of immigrants – Italians, Poles, Ukrainians – is strong. The cuisine is diverse and the cultural life is great.
The public transport system is modern. The best way to see Curitiba is by Tourism Online. The duration of the ride is 2h30min and you’ll see 25 sights.
Places to shop: Flowers Street, 24 Hours Street and some shopping centers. There are a lot of parks and woods.
There are good restaurants; in the “Felicidade” district, the Italian restaurants stand out.
Go to Curitiba and you’ll see the Wire’s Opera Theater, the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, the Botanical Gardens, besides parks.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Salvador has everything you want in a city. It's beautiful, it has old houses and new buildings, there are fantastic beaches, and the fresh seafood.
There are resorts in beaches on street Linha Verde. There are delicious restaurants - Bargaço, Yemanjá and Mistura Fina - it's very tasty!
People go swimming, surfing, and dancing axé. For nightlife, there are a lot of clubs on Farol da Barra. Salvador is wonderful!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Getting Started

Your first activity here is to write a paragraph about a city you like very much. Be sure to include the topics listed on page 58 of your student book. When you are done, please leave a comment on at least one of your classmates' paragraphs. Thanks! =]

Below is the video we watched in class about asking for and giving directions. To find more like this, go to youtube and type "directions".