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The King´s speech (inglês/português)

by Christa Maas Watching movies is a good way to keep your English up-to-date. But many times you can´t understand what the actors are saying, simply because their diction is bad.

Here are the links for the audio of the speech from the movie "The King´s Speech" ( o discurso do rei)

The king´s speech- o discurso do rei
the king´s speech- o discurso do rei

 The tapescript in English and Portuguese is as follows:



The King´s Speech O Discurso do Rei In this grave hour, perhaps the most fateful in history, I send to every household of my peoples, both at home and overseas, this message, spoken with the same depth of feeling for each one of you as if I were able to cross your threshold and speak to you myself.
For the second time in the lives of most of us, we are at war.
Over and over again, we have tried to find a peaceful way out of our differences between ourselves and those who are our enemies; but it has been in vain.
We have been forced into a conflict, for we are called, w…

How to use the expressions : "in case", "in case of" and "just in case"(inglês/português)

by Christa Maas
" Take a raincoat in case it rains";  a tradução ao pé da letra seria "leve uma capa de chuva no caso de chuva"
Mas a tradução certa é:  "Leve uma capa de chuva, caso chova". 
Portanto, o brasileiro geralmente diz "it will rain", o que está errado.
A construção da frase em Inglês difere do Português. O exercício seguinte ensina usar esta gramática nos diferentes tempos verbais.



Exercise 1: Viviane and Vanice are going hiking this weekend. You think they should take these things:
1.A raincoat (it might rain) 2.A map (maybe they will not find the road again) 3.Lots of water (they might get thirsty) 4.Sun cream (the sun might shine) 5.A sweater (perhaps it will be cold) 6.A digital camera (they might want to take photos) 7.A GPS tracking device (they might get lost in the jungle) What do you say to them before they leave? 1.Take a raincoat in case it rains. (not “it will rain) 2.Take a ………………………………………………………… 3.…………………………………………………………………… 4.…………