Inglês para ensino médio: sugestão de aula para aquisição de vocabulário (2º e 3º anos)

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Tema:
On the run
Foco: tradução, significado, aquisição de vocabulário.
Tópicos gramaticais que podem ser explorados a partir deste texto: To be (present/ past tense), there to be (present/past tense), algumas preposições. 
Comentários: O texto será estudado por partes, possibilitando ao aluno inferir, relacionar, construir conhecimento e por fim compreender o texto de forma significativa.

Texto para estudo - On the run

The age you feel has little to do with time. 
To maintain your freedom of movement, you have to move. 
Running is a very simple form of exercise. 
Technique comes naturally, equipment is minimal, and it's very good for the human body. 
There are many benefits in this form of exercise. 
It improves your work and it increases your vitality.
There is no doubt that it is good for you to run. 
It increases fitness and energy, lowers the risk of heart disease, releases tension and reduces insomnia. With each step, 100 muscles are automatically used. When you start a run, your body gets more oxygen and your blood is renewed. Waste products are removed more efficiently, your muscles are strengthened and you lose calories.

(adapted from The Observer)

GLOSSARY

on the run = correndo, na corrida
to have little to do = ter pouco a ver
running = correr, corrida, correndo 

Real life story about a domestic worker in Brazil - Reading comprehension

Creuza Maria de Oliveira was employed as a domestic worker at the age of 10. She speaks out on the rights of domestics workers

Read the following real life story about a domestic worker in Brazil and answer the questions below. 

The voice of Creuza Oliveira tells the story of more than nine million Brazilian domestic workers, mostly women, mostly black, for whom slavery is not relegated to the dust piles of history. 
Born in a family of poor rural workers with no schooling, Oliveira began life as a domestic worker in Bahia when she was 10 years old. Unable to balance work and school, she had to pick work and dropped out of school numerous times. 
"Almost half a million domestic workers in Brazil are children and teenagers between 5 and 17 years of age - working without compensation, as slaves," she said.
Oliveira is now President of the National Federation of Domestic Workers in Brazil and active in the Unified Black Movement and the Women's Movement.

Available at: <www.un.org/en/letsfightracism/oliveira.shtml>.  
Copyright 2015. United Nations. Reprinted with the permission of the United Nations.

Resenha crítica em inglês - Divergent (exercícios)


Divergent by Veronica Roth - review
Tuesday 15 July 2014 15.00 BST

Divergent is about a girl called Tris. She lives in a world which has a divided society. Tris doesn't fit in to any of the societies, she is different. She is forced to live a life she doesn't want. She wants to find where she belongs, so she leaves her family behind and ventures out alone. However, she finds herself in a brutal new life where she can trust nobody. 
The book is very intriguing from the very start to the end. Many people say it is just like The Hunger Games, but I have read and enjoyed both books and I can tell you they are very different. 
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy adventure books and love books like The Hunger Games. 

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Adapted from: <www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/jul/15/review-veronica-roth-divergent>. 

Leitura em inglês (texto curto) What is a digital detox? (9ºano e 1ºano EM)


What is a digital detox? 

A digital detox is switching off all mobiles, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain length of time. This enables you to spend screen-free time doing whatever you enjoy. A digital detox is also a chance to recharge and rest. 
A digital detox should ideally be around 24 hours long as a minimum. It can be 72 hours or more if you want to build up to that. 

Available at: <www.forbes.com/sites/francesbooth/2014/06/13/how-to-do-a-digital-detox>. 


Vocabulary

What's the Future of English? - Reading comprehension (vestibular)


Read the text below and do exercises 1-4. 

What's the Future of English? 
A language's development reflects the power of those who speak it 

So how exactly did that happen? How did English grow so quickly and seemingly so unexpectedly? According to Crystal, in spite of the widespread notion that this is due, at least in part, to the fact that it is an easy language to learn, 'without any grammar', as some people have said, there is something much deeper behind the exponential growth of English as a global language. Crystal suggests that a language's development is a direct reflection of the power of those who speak it. From the beginnings of the British Empire, to the industrial revolution in Britain, which brought significant technological and scientific developments and a number of influential inventions from English-speaking inventors, through to the continued economic power of the 19th century and cultural power of the 20th century, English has maintained its edge. 

From: <www.britishcouncil.org/blog/whats-future-english>. Accessed in: May 2015. (fragment)