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Diálogo em inglês para aprender vocabulário

Episode 2: In the flat

Tim: Alice this is my cousin Michal - our new flatmate. He's really missing his friends.
Alice: Oh, Michal let me take your mind off that...So, where are you from?
Michal: From near Warsaw - the Polish capital.
Alice: Oh, what do you do?
Michal: I'm a guide tourist.
Alice: So interesting! Why are you visiting London?
Michal: To improve my English.
Alice: Oh, well, why not come out with us now? Then we can cheer you up and you can practice your English at the same time.

Episódio 2: No apartamento

Tim: Alice, esta é meu primo Michal - nosso novo colega de apartamento. Ele está sentindo multa falta de seus amigos.
Alice: Oh, Michal, deixe-me fazer você esquecer isso ... Então, de onde você é?
Michal: De perto de Varsóvia - a capital polonesa.
Alice: Oh, o que você faz?
Michal: Eu sou um guia turístico.
Alice: Muito interessante! Por que você está visitando Londres?
Michal: Para melhorar meu inglês.
Alice: Oh, bem, por que não sai com a gente agora? Assim podemos animá-lo e praticar seu inglês ao mesmo tempo.

EDGAR ALLAN POE: Biographical note - LITERATURE (Reading practice)

Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849
Biographical note

Poet and writer of tales, was born at Boston, where his parents, who were both actors, were temporarily living. He was left an orphan in early childhood in destitute circumstances, but was adopted by a Mr. Allan of Richmond, Virginia. By him and his wife he was treated with great indulgence, and in 1815 accompanied them to England, where they remained for five years, and where he received a good education, which was continued on their return to America, at the University of Virginia. He distinguished himself as a student, but got deeply into debt with gaming, which led to his being removed. In 1829 he published a small volume of poems containing Al Araaf and Tamerlane. About the same time he proposed to enter the army, and was placed at the Military Academy at West Point. Here, however, he grossly neglected his duties, and fell into the habits of intemperance which proved the ruin of his life, and was in 1831 dismissed. He then returned to the house of his benefactor, but his conduct was so objectionable as to lead to a rupture. In the same year Poe published an enlarged edition of his poems, and in 1833 was successful in a competition for a prize tale and a prize poem, the tale being the Ms. Found in a Bottle, and the poem The Coliseum. In the following year Mr. Allan died without making any provision for Poe, and the latter, being now thrown on his own resources, took to literature as a profession, and became a contributor to various periodicals.

In 1836 he entered into a marriage with his cousin Virginia Clemm, a very young girl, who continued devotedly attached to him notwithstanding his many aberrations, until her death in 1847. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym appeared in 1838, and in 1839 Poe became editor of the Gentleman’s Magazine, in which appeared as Tales of the Arabesque and Grotesque many of his best stories. In 1845 his famous poem, The Raven, came out, and in 1848 Eureka, a Prose Poem, a pseudo-scientific lucubration. The death of his wife gave a severe shock to his constitution, and a violent drinking bout on a visit to Baltimore led to his death from brain fever in the hospital there.

REDAÇÃO EM INGLÊS - Tourism and environment (modelo)

Some people believe that tourism promotes the economy while other argue that tourism destroy the environment. Discuss both views.

During the past few years, the tourism industry has become the leading sector of national development. However, while some people claim that the economy is boosted thanks to tourism growth, others criticize it for doing harm to the environment. This essay will look at both views.

On the one hand, tourism sector contributes a huge revenue to the country through economic activities run by societies around tourist attractions. It is clear that tourism is now becoming an industry that creates thousands of jobs for citizens in terms of its management, protection as well as promotion. Moreover, it helps improve the income of local residents through selling souvenirs and providing tourism services such as hotels and entertainment. Therefore, citizen’s living standard could be upgraded and the unemployment rate could be reduced. All of these economic activities crucially contribute to achieving the goals of government to provide job opportunities and to bring the prosperity of society.

On the other hand, tourism can have a negative impact on the environment. Specifically, excessive building like roads, and hotels that destroys natural habitats of animals and spoils the landscape. At the same time, tourism also causes pollution in some crowded areas. Moreover, it puts pressure on local resources such as food, water, and energy. However, I believe that environmental protection is the parts of tourism development on how government allocates the budget to tourism sector for creating a clean environment or promoting ecotourism in which environment are the basis of tourism.

To sum up, I think that although tourism can drive a better economic growth, we should not lose our sight that tourism also can harm our local environment.

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