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Olympic Sports Vocabulary

Check out some sports vocabulary from the Summer Olympics.

archery - the sport of shooting arrows with a bow

badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net

baseball - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

basketball - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

boxing - fighting with the fists

cycling - the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle

equestrian - of or relating to or featuring horseback riding

fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)

gymnastics - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility

handball - a game played in a walled court or against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands

judo -  a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan

soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal

swimming - a sport that includes competitive swimming

tennis - game played indoors or outdoors by two players (singles) or four players (doubles) on a level court.

volleyball - a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands

weightlifting -  bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights


Olympic sports by GruberJan





The pet

Tom wants a dog. He walks to the pet store. Tom sees the animals at the pet store.puppy

He sees the cats. He sees the rabbits. He sees the birds. He sees the mice. He sees the dogs.

“How much does the dog cost?” Tom says.

“Twenty dollars,” the man says.

Tom gives the twenty dollars. Tom buys the dog. The dog man walks home with Tom. Now Tom has a pet.

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Family Idioms


Below are some idioms to do with family:

your own flesh and blood: your family
runs in the family:  a characteristic or ability that many family members  have
a chip off the old block:  someone who is very similar in character or appearance to their mother or father
blood is thicker than water:

used to suggest that family relationships are more important than any other relationship


Now let´s practice!

Complete the sentences with the correct idiom from above. The form of the phrase may need to be changed.

1. I can't believe how badly he treated _______________________. Doesn't he  realise that _______________________?

2. My mother, father, brother and I are all very active, it must _______________________.

3. John looks exactly like his father. He even acts the same. John really is  _______________________.



_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


1. blood is thicker than water
2. run  in  the  family.
3. a chip off the old block.

Travel Tips

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Confirmation of flight reservation

I´d like to reconfirm my flight


Reservations clerk:    —    Northwind Airlines. Can I help you?
Daniel Adams:           —    Hello. I´d like to reconfirm my flight, please.
Reservations clerk:    —    May I have your name and flight number, please?
Daniel Adams:           —    My name is Daniel Adams and my flight number is 374.
Reservations clerk:    —    When are you leaving?
Daniel Adams:           —    On May 11th.
Reservations clerk:    —    And your destination?
Daniel Adams:           —    Buenos Aires.
Reservations clerk:    —    Hold the line, please. (…) All right. Your seat is confirmed, Mr. Adams. You´ll be arriving in Buenos Aires at 4 o´clock p.m. local time.
Daniel Adams:           —    Thank you. Can I pick up my ticket when I check in?
Reservations clerk:    —    Yes, but please check in at least one hour before departure time.

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Beginners exercise

Cover - English grammer - experimental large size

In this exercise you will practise pronouns (I, me, he, him, she, her, etc.).

1- My brother works in a hospital - ____ is a doctor.

2- My sister also works in a hospital - _____ is a nurse.

3- I have a new car - ____ is red.

4- I have a new car. I bought ___ yesterday.

5-Who is that man? I don't know ____ .

6- Who is that woman? I don't know____ .

7- I love bananas. I eat____ every day.

8- I love tea. I drink___ every day.

9- Our teacher is great. ____ all like him.

10- He works with me and my brother - he works with____ .



Key: 1-He,2- She, 3-It, 4-it, 5-him, 6- her, 7- them, 8-it, 9- We, 10-us.


As interjeições mais comuns em inglês

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Confira abaixo as interjeições mais comuns em inglês.




















dor (ai!)




mostrar que algo é ruim

mostrar que algo é gostoso

mostrar que algo é estúpido ou óbvio demais

fala excessiva


Poxa vida!


Meu Deus!

In time X On time

Ao se deparar com as duas expressões, muitos acham que a diferença está no uso da preposição.

Ao invés de se desperar com o uso do "in" ou "on", vamos ver aqui que as expressões In time e On time possuem significados diferentes:


In time (to do something; for something) - significa cedo o bastante para alguma coisa ou para fazer alguma coisa, a tempo, com tempo suficiente.

EX: I hope we get there in time (Espero que a gente chegue lá a tempo).

      I didn't arrive in time to say goodbye to my friend (eu não cheguei a tempo para me despedir do meu amigo).


On time - significa pontualmente, na hora.

EX: The bus never arrives on time (O ônibus nunca chega na hora).

      The meeting will start on time (A reunião começará pontualmente).  





Compliments: make someone smile today!

Vamos aprender algumas expressões que você pode usar para elogiar alguém em inglês.

free compliments


You inspire me - Você me inspira

You are like a big hug - Você é como um grande abraço

I like to hear you laugh - Eu gosto ouvir você rir

You are a treasure - Você é um tesouro

You have a gorgeous smile - Você tem um sorriso lindo

You are beautiful - Você é linda

You amaze me - Você me impressiona

You light up my life - Você ilumina minha vida

You look really good today - Você está ótimo (a) hoje

You have a beautiful soul - Você tem uma alma linda

You are lovely - Você é adorável


Que tal fazer alguém sorrir hoje?

Clique aqui e faça o download do Free Compliments Flier. Depois é só destacar os compliments e sair distribuindo entre os amigos, família, vizinhos, ou para aquela pessoa especial.


Election Vocabulary

Vamos aprender um pouco do vocabulário das eleições em inglês?

Ballot box = urnas eleitorais. Electoral college = corpo eleitoral ou colégio eleitoral.

Front-runner = candidato que está se saindo melhor. Speech = discurso. To support = apoiar um candidato. Suffrage = direito ao voto.






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