Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing



Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Jack Johnson

Well, I was sittin', waitin', wishin'
You believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs
But Lord knows that this world is crueland
I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a foollearning loving somebody don't make them love you
Must I always be waitin', waitin' on you
Must I always be playin', playin' your fool
I sang your songs, I danced your dance
I gave your friends all a chance
But putting up with them
Wasn't worth ever having you
Maybe you've been through this before
But it's my first time so please ignore
The next few lines cause they're directed at you
I can't always be waitin', waitin' on you
I can't always be playin', playin' your fool
I keep playing your part
But it's not my scene
Want this plot to twist
I've had enough mysteryyou keep building it upbut then you are shooting me down
But I'm already down
Just wait a minute
Just sittin', waitin'
Just wait a minute
Just sittin', waitin'
Well, if I was in your position
I'd put down all my ammunition
I'd wonder why it had taken me so long
But Lord knows that I'm not you
And if I was, I wouldn't be so cruel
Cause waitin' on love ain't so easy to do
Must I always be waitin', waitin' on you
Must I always be playin', playin' your fool
No I can't always be waitin', waitin' on you
I can't always be playin', playin' your fool
Fool, huhumm...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Interesting expressions

 
JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS: come to a decision about somebody or something too quickly, before one has thought about all the facts.

FLY OFF THE HANDLE: lose one's temper; get very, very angry.

RUN DOWN THE BOSS: criticize the boss, especially unfairly.

DODGE RESPONSABILITY: avoid responsability; to dodge here means to avoid doing something that you do not want to do.

PUSH THEIR LUCK: to foolishly risk trying to get something that they know is not reasonable, like an absurdly big salary raise.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Calvin and Hobbes animation


Subtitles in English!! Enjoy yourself!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love



I'll always miss the eighties... and it has something that makes me remember about Tuesdays!

Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Composição: Smith/Gallup/Thompson/Willians/Bamonte

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday I'm in love
Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love
Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate
I don't care if monday's black
Tuesday, wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It's Friday I'm in love
Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Oh Thursday watch the walls instead
It's Friday I'm in love
Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate
Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday I'm in love
I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday I'm in love
Mondays you can fall apart
Tuesdays wednesday break my heart
Thusrday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs

 
Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs on line (tip from Antônio Carlos)

Some Phrasal Verbs and their use (tip from Fernando Albuquerque):

Cheer up: if someone cheers up, or if someone or something cheers them up, they start to feel happier.
- We sent some flowers to the hospital to cheer her up.

Run ino: to meet someone that you know when you did not expect to meet them.
- I ran into an old neighbour of mine at the garage this afternoon.

Stand by: to wait and be ready to do something or to help.
- The pilot told the cabin crew to stand by for takeoff.

Stick up (for): to defend a person when they are being criticized.
- She certainly knows how to stick up for herself.

Put up (with): to accept unpleasant behaviour or an unpleasant situation, even though you do not like it.
- He's impossible! How do you put up with him?

Hang out: to spend a lot of time in a particular place, or to spend a lot of time with someone.
- Mainly he hangs out with kids his own age.

Move away: to leave the place or area where you live and go and live in another place.
- The village's population has fallen sharply in the past ten years as young people have moved away.

Drift apart: if two friends drift apart, they gradually become less friendly and their relationship ends.
- Jane used to be one of my best friends at school but we've drifted apart over the past few years.

Get along: if two or more people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other.
- I really don't get along with my sister's husband.

Work out: to happen or develop in a particular way.
- I got married later that year but it didn't work out.

Made up: to forgive someone who you have argued with and to become friendly with them again.
- Have you made up with Daryl yet?

Walk out: to suddenly leave your husband, wife, or partner and end your relationship with them.
- She walked out on her boyfriend after three years of abuse.

Walk in: to go into a room and see what someone is doing when they did not want anyone to see them.
- She walked in on me as I was getting undressed.

Point out: to tell someone a fact that they did not already know, especially one that is important in the present discussion or situation.
- I'd never noticed that about her till you pointed it out to me.

Get over: to begin to feel better after an experience that has made you unhappy.
- I don't suppose you ever really get over the death of a child.

Count on: to have confidence in someone because you know that they will do what you want.
- You can always count on Martin in a crisis.

Talk over: to discuss a problem or situation, especially before making a decision about it.
- I'd like to talk things over with my wife first.

Let down: to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or what you were expected to do.
- I promised to go to the party with Jane, and I can't let her down.

Look up (to): to respect and admire someone.
- Kate has always looked up to her father.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Calvin and Hobbes animation

A little gift! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

So this is Christmas - John Lenon




Just one more gift for the new year. I love this guy! See you friends in 2010!!!! Hugs!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out


At our worksheet page 17 (Inter2). Enjoy yourself!

We Can Work It Out
Composição: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on
While you see it your way
Run the risk of knowing
that our love may soon be gone
We can work it out
We can work it out

Think of what you're saying
You can get it wrong
And still you think that it's all right
Think of what I'm saying
We can work it out
and get it straight or say goodnight
We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short
and there's no time
for fussing and fighting,my friend
I have always thought
that it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we might fall apart
Before too long
We can work it out
We can work it out

Think of what you're saying
You can get it wrong
And still you think that it's all right
Think of what I'm saying
We can work it out
and get it straight or say goodnight
We can work it out
We can work it out

More tips from Esly!

1 - be/get above oneself – think you are de best
You’re just an employee around here. Don’t get above yourself and start thinking you can tell me what to do.

2 – have na account to settle (with someone)
Meet me outside after school. I have an account to settle with you.

3 – there’s no accounting for taste – gosto não se discute
I just don’t know what Alice sees in that dreadful guy. As they say, there’s no accounting for taste.

4 – have an ace up one’s sleeve
The Japanese team has an ace up their sleeve . They have refused to announce the players that are going to play in the world cup.

5 – act one’s age
When is Susan going to start acting her age and get a job?

6 – make amends ( to someone ) ( for something) ( for doing something)
Maybe John is just trying to make amends for what he did to Susan in the past.

7 – be a babe in the woods
I’d never buy stocks without an expert advice. I’m a babe in the woods when it comes to this kind of business.

8 – have a ball / have oneself a ball – curtir muito
The students had a ball at the party yesterday.

9 – have bats in the belfry – não bate bem da bola
If I were you, I wouldn’t pay attention to what Peter says. He has bats in the belfry

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lemon Tree Animation

I wonder...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A peace of news

Cross Words (http://www.coquetel.com.br/) and Turma da Monica in English - in the newsstands!

Vocabulary - part II

Compassion: a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them.
Courage: the ability to control your fear in a dangerous or difficult situation.
Forgiveness: the act of forgiving or the willingness to forgive.
Honesty: the quality of being honest.
Kindness: the quality of being kind.
Loyalty: the quality of being loyal.
Patience: the ability to wait, or to continue doing something despite difficulties, or to suffer without complaining or becoming annoyed.
Perseverance: continued effort and determination.
Self-discipline: the ability to make yourself do things you know you should do even when you do not want to.
Sensitivity: an ability to understand what other people need, and be helpful and kind to them.
Tenacity: the determination to continue what you are doing.
Tolerance: the ability to deal with something unpleasant or annoying, or to continue existing despite bad or difficult conditions.
Feeling: when you feel something physical.
Boldness: brave; not fearing danger.
Sympathy: understanding and care for someone else's suffering.
Pardon: when someone who has committed a crime is officially forgiven.
Consideration: when you think about something carefully.
Sincerity: honesty.
Integrity: approving the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change.
Self-Control: having strong control over your emotions and actions.

by Fernando Albuquerque

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vocabulary - part I

Immigration

Asykum Seeker : someone who leaves their own country for their safety, often for political reasons or because of war, and who travels to another country hoping that the government will protect them and allow them to live there.
Flee (the country) : to quickly go to another country in order to escape from something or someone.
Refugges: a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious or economic reasons or because of a war.
Illegal Alien : someone who goes to live or work in another country when they do not have the legal right to do this.
Border (division) : the line that divides one country from another.

Scandal

Money Laundering : the crime of moving money that has been obtained illegally through banks and other businesses to make it seem as if the money has been obtained legally.
Bribe (noun) : money or a present that you give to someone so that they will do something for you, usually something dishonest.
Bribery : The organization was rife with bribery and corruption.
Be under / on oath : a promise, especially that you will tell the truth in a law court.
Adultery : sex between a married man or woman and someone who is not their wife or husband (eg: Many people in public life have committed adultery).
District Attoney : a lawyer whose job is to represent the government in a particular area of the US.

Crime

Rebel : a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently.
Arrest : If the police arrest someone, they take them away to ask them about a crime which they might have committed.
Release : when someone is allowed to leave prison etc.
Bullet-proof : Something which is bullet-proof prevents bullets from going through it.
Witness : a person in a law court who states what they know about a legal case or a particular person.
Holdup : when someone steals from someone else using violence or the threat of violence.
Assault : to attack someone violently.
Hostage : someone who is taken as a prisoner by an enemy in order to force the other people involved to do what the enemy wants.
Cordoned off area : a line of police, soldiers, vehicles, etc. positioned around a particular area in order to prevent people from entering it.
To be disguised : to give a new appearance to a person or thing especially in order to hide its true form.

by Fernando Albuquerque

Friday, September 25, 2009

Eiffel Tower made entirely of chocolate!

Yes! I'd like to tast it!! Mail online




Friday, September 11, 2009

Chic - "Le Freak"

(Freak out = fuck off to the Sutdio 54!!!!)

Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!
Aaahh Freak out!
Le Freak, C'est Chic
Freak out!

Have you heard about the new dance craze?
Listen to us, I'm sure you'll be amazed
Big fun to be had by everyone
It's up to you, It surely can be done
Young and old are doing it, I'm told
Just one try, and you too will be sold
It's called Le Freak! They're doing it night and day
Allow us, we'll show you the way

chorus

All that pressure got you down
Has your head spinning all around
Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme
Come on along and have a real good time
Like the days of stopping at the Savoy
Now we freak, oh what a joy
Just come on down, to the Fifty-four
Find a spot out on the floor

chorus

Now Freak!
I said Freak!
Now Freak!

All that pressure got you down
Has your head spinning all around
Feel the rhythm, check the ride
Come on along and have a real good time
Like the days of stopping at the Savoy
Now we freak, oh what a joy
Just come on down, two fifty four
Find a spot out on the floor

chorus

Monday, August 31, 2009

Calvin

Peanuts

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

One of my favorites!

So,
So you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here

Monday, August 17, 2009

Everly Brothers, Wake up little Suzie


At our worksheet page 20 (Inter1).

Wake up little Suzie, wake up
Wake up little Suzie, wake up

We've both been sound asleep
Wake up little Suzie and weep
The movie's over, it's four o'clock
And we're in trouble deep
Wake up little Suzie, wake up little Suzie

Well, what are we gonna tell your mama
What are we gonna tell your pa
What are we gonna tell our friends when they say ooh-la-la
Wake up little Suzie, wake up little Suzie

Well, I told your mama that you'd be in by ten
Well, Suzie baby, looks like we goofed again
Wake up little Suzie, wake up little Suzie
We gotta go home

Wake up little Suzie, wake up!
Wake up little Suzie, wake up!

The movie wasn't so hot
It didn't have much of a plot
We fell asleep, our goose is cooked
Our reputation is shot
Wake up little Suzie, wake up little Suzie

Well, what are we gonna tell your mama
What are we gonna tell your pa
What are we gonna tell our friends when they say ooh-la-la
Wake up little Suzie, wake up little Suzie
Wake up little Suzie