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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #25 Online: 27 de Novembro de 2012, 08:19:50 »
I have noticed only very recently that there are many videos teaching English in youtube. Most of the stuff I've seen so far is very basic, which is even somewhat weird as there are no subtitles (not that I noticed at least) and the teacher assumes 100% listening comprehension and then goes on to teach some very basic stuff. There may be some interesting things though, I recall having seen something I didn't know before, but I no longer remember what it was. I hope have indeed learned it, hehe. They're usually about 10 minutes long. It seems that most of them are from a site called "engvid.com", you'll find these with teachers with youtube usernames like "JonhDoeESL".

There are lessons on grammar, vocabulary and pronounciation. But beware of some pronunciation lessons:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/BjMxlPm532A" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/BjMxlPm532A</a>



I think it could be interesting if we posted links or embedded the ones we find good here.

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #26 Online: 27 de Novembro de 2012, 08:29:46 »
I found another good site to practice the english language. In this site you can listen to speaches (short stories). After that, you can make a test. And you can too listen again reading the transcript in english (it's like the another one that Buckaroo had showed before, from BBC).

I'm enjoying it, the speaches have several difficulty levels, very interesting. The website is www.englishlistening.com.
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #27 Online: 27 de Novembro de 2012, 20:34:02 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Vp7xmbtylqI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Vp7xmbtylqI</a>

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #28 Online: 02 de Dezembro de 2012, 22:50:40 »
Crash Course has been doing a series of lectures videos on English Literature, it is the same stuff you learn in School, so far they have only talked about high school level stuff. For some reason I always hated literature while studying in Brazil, once I started studying it in the US, I felt much more motivated. I don't know whether it was because I matured up, or the american public school system is much better than the Brazilian, or maybe because English literature seemed more interesting to me.


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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #29 Online: 23 de Dezembro de 2012, 22:47:24 »
From my personal experience, watching with the subtitles helps a lot. It'll also help you improve your spelling. After sometime however, you are not gonna want to do this anymore, as your English will improve significantly and the subtitles will become an annoyance. Also, try to find some people to talk to, I've seen cases of people who were good at reading in English, but were not quite as well when it came to day to day conversations.

Nice advice.

I simply do not now wht i was no doing that. I was listening youtube videos with lyrics of music that i knew, but is not so effective as movies.

I am one of those that you talk above. I can read very well but listening and write is a little hard.

Another good advice:


This "dude" has the best way of speak that someone who is trying to learn english can dream.

Learning English Video Project --> http://www.englishclub.com/learning-english-video/
Porque você deve acreditar em Deus --->

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #30 Online: 09 de Janeiro de 2013, 20:31:41 »
I used to do that for fun, than I realized that it helped me with my english, specially conversation.

Begin thinkin in english, that will help, cause when u think u create a relation between the action, objetc or whatever with the word itself, than u might release ur english from ur portuguese, so, u won't need portuguese to know english, just the image, objetc or whatever...

I learned english in a school that thought me that way...

Other, with u find a word u do not know DO NOT search for translation, search for the meaning IN ENGLISH.

Good luck
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #31 Online: 09 de Janeiro de 2013, 20:42:37 »
I very often dream in english :P
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #32 Online: 09 de Janeiro de 2013, 20:57:20 »
I very often dream in english :P

I've now realize 2 things...

1. You are, at elast, fluent in english
2. I can't remember a dream where I spoke...
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #33 Online: 09 de Janeiro de 2013, 21:20:22 »
These days I dreamed that Ozzy was performing a concert at my house, and as we know, he is a native english speaker, so we talked a lot in english. I've very coherent dreams...besides the whole concert at my house part :P
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #34 Online: 09 de Janeiro de 2013, 21:48:52 »
About dreams, i'll create a topic for dreamings, on "Papo FUrado"
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #35 Online: 10 de Janeiro de 2013, 02:05:16 »
I very often dream in english :P

That's what United Statesians call "ass-kissing". A Latino dreaming about being an American is just the perfect example of how "canned" US media brainwashes people from all over the world, who then start to despise who they really are, only wishing they could be Americans... then they go there, "the land of opportunities", only to discover that they're just some despicable Latino scum, second class citizens, if citizens at all.

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I dream I can speak German or any other language sometimes, depending on the country I'm dreaming I'm in. But I can't speak it at all.

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #36 Online: 10 de Janeiro de 2013, 08:20:46 »
I very often dream in english :P

That's what United Statesians call "ass-kissing". A Latino dreaming about being an American is just the perfect example of how "canned" US media brainwashes people from all over the world, who then start to despise who they really are, only wishing they could be Americans... then they go there, "the land of opportunities", only to discover that they're just some despicable Latino scum, second class citizens, if citizens at all.

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #37 Online: 18 de Janeiro de 2013, 02:34:57 »
Cucaracha Syndrome

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #38 Online: 31 de Janeiro de 2013, 16:47:11 »
I very often dream in english :P

That's what United Statesians call "ass-kissing". A Latino dreaming about being an American is just the perfect example of how "canned" US media brainwashes people from all over the world, who then start to despise who they really are, only wishing they could be Americans... then they go there, "the land of opportunities", only to discover that they're just some despicable Latino scum, second class citizens, if citizens at all.


My interview for my citizenship is on this upcoming Monday :P.
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #39 Online: 31 de Janeiro de 2013, 22:44:02 »
Are you ready to fight for a country that is not yet yours and die for it? Think about it to have a good answer and get ready for an invitation to join the army.  :hihi:

Just kidding. I am saying that because U.S. Military is offering path to citizenship and it's (I hope so) voluntary.

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #40 Online: 01 de Fevereiro de 2013, 10:45:19 »
Are you ready to fight for a country that is not yet yours and die for it? Think about it to have a good answer and get ready for an invitation to join the army.  :hihi:

Just kidding. I am saying that because U.S. Military is offering path to citizenship and it's (I hope so) voluntary.

The only advantage of acquiring citizenship through the military is that you are only required to live in the US as a resident for one year as opposed to 5 years under normal cases and three years when married to an american citizen.
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #41 Online: 01 de Fevereiro de 2013, 11:24:33 »
There is another way: Green Card Lottery. I don't know how it works but sounds  strange.

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #42 Online: 01 de Fevereiro de 2013, 14:48:29 »
The lottery awards a maximum of 55 000 individuals and their families with a green card annually, but if you want to become an american citizen you must have a green card in the first place. I'm currently registered with the selective service, so I can be drafted into the US Armed Forces at any moment if needed, however as of right now the US Army is not in need of extra recruits, matter of fact they are disqualifying certain recruits based on medical issues that would not impose a problem during other wars.
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #43 Online: 01 de Fevereiro de 2013, 19:45:57 »
55000 seems like a lot of foreign people...

How many people try to get a brazillian citizenship annually? Two, three? :lol:
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #44 Online: 01 de Fevereiro de 2013, 23:34:08 »
55000 seems like a lot of foreign people...

How many people try to get a brazillian citizenship annually? Two, three? :lol:

Thousands. I got some figures from Portugal, Spain and Greece.

Brazil is known abroad by its tough immigration policy.





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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #45 Online: 02 de Fevereiro de 2013, 00:00:29 »
I'll pray for their souls.
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #46 Online: 05 de Fevereiro de 2013, 01:00:11 »
So I had my interview today, and the interviewer was a creepy lady with pictures of her dog in her office, there was one with Santa holding her dog. She never smiled, yelled at me for omitting my middle name in certain documents, like it isn't a common practice around here. Spoke with a heavy accent, made no distinction between WORD and WORLD. I felt like I was being interviewed by a gestapo officer, but at the end she approved my application and told me that I should receive a letter with the date of the oath ceremony within the next couple of months.   
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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #47 Online: 05 de Fevereiro de 2013, 01:35:58 »
Congratulations!!!


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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #48 Online: 05 de Fevereiro de 2013, 01:39:09 »
FBI agents are reading this topic, they will inform her of your misconduct and you'll be banned from visiting the country ever again. Sorry. :-/


I think that more often than omitting middle names, Americans simply don't have them. More than two names is either a snobbish upper class thing, or a Latino underclass thing, it seems.

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Re:About Readings in English
« Resposta #49 Online: 05 de Fevereiro de 2013, 01:47:18 »
Yeahhh,  at this moment the Echelon is hoovering up his phone calls and emails.

 

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