Andréa Vogt: Diário de Bordo

Olá,

Estudei Inglês em uma escola particular por três anos. Estava no nível intermediário.
Após concluir a faculdade resolvi me dedicar com mais entusiamo ao inglês. Desta forma, decidi estudar inglês como auto didata. Elaborei um cronograma, onde realizo diversas atividades, para o aprendizado não se tornar entediante. Estudo através das seguintes ferramentas:
- podcast (The Flatmates);
- livro (Penguin Readers);
- fonética (Guia de pronúncia da Língua Inglesa) e Forvo;
- gramática (Cambridge - Murphy - Grammar in Use 3e)
Também escrevo textos de temas diversos e posto aqui (Fórum English Experts) para serem corrigidos. Estudo músicas das quais eu gosto, procurando cantar junto para melhorar a pronúncia. Elaboro respostas para as mais diversas perguntas (ex. entrevista de emprego), gravo e escuto para perceber o que preciso melhorar. Criei um arquivo onde expresso o significado de cada palavra que não conheço através de uma imagem.
Minha meta é estudar em torno de 1h por dia. E atualmente a minha maior dificuldade é a ausência de uma pessoa com a qual eu possa conversar, para adquirir fluência.
Pretendo utilizar este Diário de Bordo para registrar o que estudo diariamente e manter notas sobre o que aprendi.

Obrigado pela atenção e ficarei muito feliz se você tiver algo para compartilhar comigo...

Abraços

Andréa
Estudo de hoje:
The flatmates 008: The newcomer

Vocabulary
- newcomer (noun): a person who has recently arrived somewhere or who has recently started a new activity.
- rubbish bin: a container that you put rubbish in
- to throw: to cause (someone or something) to move suddenly or forcefully to or away from a particular place
- to allow: : to permit (something) : to regard or treat (something) as acceptable - to permit (someone) to have or do something - to permit (someone) to go or come in, out, etc. Diferença entre allow e permit: (allow-x-permit-x-let-palavras-que-confundem-t9070.html)
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Today's study...

Homophone: is a word which is pronounced the same as another word but spelt differently. For example, two (She has two sisters), too (Can I have a coffee too please?) and to (I'm going to lunch).
- Hi and high
- In and Inn
- Meet and Meat
- Our and Hour
- New and Knew
- We and Wee
- Need and Knead
- So and Sew
- You and Ewe
- Know and No
- Not and Knot
- Allowed and Aloud
Today,

Daily Dictation 09

German, Rolf Buchholz, is the man with the most piercings, he´s got 453.

- similar songs you connect -- with the
Yesterday...

Daily Dictation 10

A satellite that was carried to space aboard the shuttle Discovery 20 years ago is about to fall to Earth, but nobody knows where the debris will hit.

- satellite: astronomical, telescope...
- carried to: similar song you connect
- aboard a train, aboard a ship...
- aboard the - you connect
- 20 - twenty (pronúncia "tweny")
- is about to (t´) fall
- fall to (d´) Earth
- knows where - you connect
- debris: broken peaces of the satellite (pronunciation: d´- bree)
- debris will hit - on the land
Today,

Book 008 Brown Eyes (Penguin Readers)

Vocabulary

- to laugh; to show that you are happy or that you think something is funny by smiling and making a sound from your throat
- afraid: filled with fear or apprehension
- to pretend: to imagine and act out (a particular role, situation, etc.)
- mask: a cover or partial cover for the face used for disguise
- to turn: to cause (something or a side of something) to face an opposite or different direction
13th...

--> Questions about the book "Brown eyes"


1 Why do Susan and Peter Reed like the Hotel Vista?
Susan and Peter Reed like the Hotel Vista because it is very quiet, very friendly and the food is good.

2 When did they first meet?
They first meet did thirteen years ago.

3 Where is Connor's Coffee House?
The Connor's Coffee House is near the sea.

4 Why did Peter pretend the car was a Citroen?
Peter pretended the car was a Citroen to discover the car that the other man was.

5 Why did Susan not want to go to the police?
Susan didn´t want to go to the police because she thinks the police will laugh at Peter.

6 Who did Susan see near the cafe?
Susan saw the man with a big nose and black air.

7 At what time did they arrive back at the hotel?
We arrived back at the hotel at ten o´clock.

8 Susan and Peter thought that a man or woman was in their room. Why?
Susan and Peter thought that a man or woman was in their room because the bedroom light was on.

9 Who was in the photograph?
Peter and Susan were in the photograph.

10 Why was Peter afraid?
Peter was afraid because the man had his nose, his mouth, his ears, his hair...

11 Why were the man's eyes important?
The man´s eyes were important because they are differents from the eyes of Peter.

12 How did Susan know Stephen Griggs?
Susan worked with Stephen fifteen years ago.

13 Stephen did not shoot Peter. Why?
Stephen wants Peters going to prison.

14 Peter did not answer Mrs Brown. Why?
Stephen puts his hand over Peter´s mouth.

15 What can Peter say to the police?
He said "I didn´t... It isn´t... I can´t..."
On Saturday...

Discussion
1 Is thirteen an unlucky number for you? Are some things lucky/unlucky?

Thirteen isn´t an unluckly number for me.

Unluckly symbols:
- black cat;
- breaking a mirror;
- Friday the 13th;
- walking under a ladder;
- shoes on a table;

Lucky symbols:
- dreamcatcher;
- four-leaf-clover;
- horseshoe;
- rabbit´s foot;
- rainbows;
- a pot of gold;
- falling star;

2 Would you like to have a holiday in Lea-on-Sea? Why? If not, where? Why?
I would like to have a holiday in Lea-on-Sea because is a beautiful and friendly place.

3 The police think that you shot someone! Where were you at 7.30 yesterday evening? Who was with you?
At 7.30 yesterday evening I was at university with my classmates.

Writing
1 You are Peter. Write a letter to your best friend (in 100 words). Tell him/her why you are in prison.


PO Box 757, Heathfield Road, Wandsworth, London

10 December 2012

Dear John,

I am writing for you in the face of very tragic circunstances. I am arrested on Wandsworth Prison on London.
I am desperate. Susan was murdered in Lea-on-Sea during our vacation. The killer´s name is Stephen Grings. Susan worked with him fifteen years ago. He loved she. He shot her with a gun.
Stephen was wearing a mask with my face. Before I knew it, the gun was in my hand. He got away.
I watched the door. It opened and four policeman walked in. They looked at the dead woman and the gun in my hand.
The first policeman walked over to me. "you come with us.", he said. It´s been a week that I am here.
I need your hepl. You are the better lawyer I know. Only you can set me free.

See you soon,

Kind regards,

Peter Reed

2 A policeman stays and questions Mrs Brown. Write down their questions and answers (80 words).
Example:
Policeman: What did you hear?
Mrs Brown: I heard a noise.
Policeman: At what time?

Mrs Brown: At eleven o´clock.
Policeman: Did you go at the room?
Mrs Brown: Yes, I went at the room.
Policeman: Who was in the room?
Mrs Brown: I didn´t know. I think Mr. and Mrs. Reed.
Policeman: What happened?
Mrs Brown: I asked "What are you doing in there?". Peter answered for me " I shot Susan! And now she´s dead. Dead! Dead! Oh, Susan, I´m sorry!"
Policeman: What did you do?
Mrs Brown: I came down and called the police. I was very nervous.
Policeman: Anything else?
Mrs Brown: No.
Policeman: Thanks for your help Mrs. Brown.
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Yesterday,

Utilizo o site http://pt.forvo.com/ para ouvir a pronúncia das palavras e treinar. Baixo o áudio em mp3.

Phonetics

--> AO - eio no geral


baobab - cacao - chaos - kaolin - paol - aorta

chaotic: keiaatik é a pronúncia dessa palavra.

Viu como a segunda vogal do ditongo respeitou o sistema paroxítono acabando em IC?

aorist: eeiorist é proparoxítona porque termina em IST.

EXCEÇÕES: pharao (férou) - carabao (kérabáu) - extraordinary ( iskstrórdinary) - etaoin (etióin)

--> AU - ó no geral

auction - gaud - debauch - caustic - daughter - sauce - dinosaur - clause - staunch - raucity - haunt - slaughter - maul - nauseous - laurel - fault - laudable - maraud - bauxite - laudanum - cautious - audit - binaural - caulk - auburn - auspice - thesaurus - caught - caudate - cautel - auricle - bauble - laudatory - nautical - tarpaulin - aural - aurochs - caul - aucustate - audience - aurum - fraught - haughty - daunt - menopause - gauffer - gauze - avaunt - auspicial - instaurate - caudle - gallimaufry - tautosyllabic - faugh - autochthonous - aureole - claustral - scaup - straight - august

EXCEÇÕES
gauge ( gheidj ) - aunt ( ént ) - chauffer ( shoufâr ) - vaudeville ( voudevíl ) - hauteur ( houter ) - sauté ( soutei ) - laughter ( léftar ) - laugh ( léf ) - ablaut ( abláut ) - restaurant ( réstorant) - epaulet ( épolét ) - taupe ( toupei ) - gauss ( gaus ) - gauche ( gaush ) - draught ( dréft )