1. Read the text below. Leia o texto abaixo.
Where do we come from and where are we going?
That is the kind of question that everyone asks, but that no one is 100% sure about their answer. Here are some of the possibilites.
Some believe we come from the hands of God - Heaven - and we will go back there and stay there enternally once we die – if we are fair, kind, honest, charitable, and so on. If we are bad, unfair, dishonest, unkind, etc., we will go to hell.
Some believe we are here for a reason; we do come from the hands of God but we have to be born many times (here on Earth and in other places) until we are rid of our faults and ready to live in “Heaven”.
Some believe we are a result of the Big Bang, and we evolved from bacteria (or other microscopic forms of life) over millions of years until we became human beings. After death, we cease to exist (and become bacteria again) or maybe go to Heaven or hell.
Some people believe we come from nothing and when we die, we cease to exist. Everything here (on Earth) is a big coincidence and nothing else. Believing in life after death doesn’t make sense to them. Rather, it's crazy.
Vocabulary (para consulta durante a leitura)
Where do we come from and where are we going?: de onde viemos e para onde vamos?
No one: ninguém
Go back: voltar
Kind: tipo, gentil
Once: uma vez que
And so on: e assim por diante
Reason: razão, motivo
We do come from: nós realmente viemos de (“do” é usado para dar ênfase, neste caso).
Be born: nascer
Until: até (que)
Rid of our faults: livres dos nossos defeitos
Evolved from: evoluímos a partir de
Become, became: tornar-se, tornou-se
Human beings: seres humanos
Cease to exist: deixar de existir
Nothing else: nada mais
Rather, it's crazy: pelo contrário, é loucura
2. Answer: (responda)
Which of the options above is the best one? Please explain your answer.
Qual é a melhor opção acima? Por favor, explique a sua resposta.