Qual é a sua maneira de aprender?

 Que tipo de aprendiz você é? Visual? Sinestésico? Auditivo? 

Saiba o jeito que você retém melhor as informações e cultive hábitos de estudo apropriados para o seu tipo. Veja no infográfico abaixo em qual categoria você se encaixa e comece desde já a otimizar seus processos de aprendizagem!

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Can you really Google?

Check out these awesome tips for your next  Google logo search!

Can you really Google? Check out these awesome tips for your next Google search!

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The Difference Between Everyday and Every Day

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Everyday and every day are commonly confused in written English. They both have exactly the same pronunciation but they have completely different meanings. It is therefore critical that you use the correct version in accordance with the meaning you are trying to convey.

In this article we take a look at the two different terms and show you how to use them correctly. In less that a minute’s time you’ll know exactly why the sign to the left is completely wrong!

Understanding the terms: every day and everyday

Everyday

The word “everyday” is an adjective that means commonplace or ordinary:

“I am going to wear my everyday clothes to the grocery store and get changed into my best clothes for the party later.”

“In everyday written English, you should always start a sentence with a capital letter.”

“It’s an everyday occurrence to see the birds in the garden.”

Every day

When the words “every” and “day” are recorded as two separate words they mean “each day.” The word “every” acts as an adjective and “day” is a noun:

“I do my homework after school every day.”

“I get up early every day.”

“I make sure I brush my teeth every day.”

Everyday and every day: 
the bottom line

“Everyday” is a single word and is an adjective, so it should be used in front of a noun to describe something that is normal or commonplace.

“Every day” is an adjective (every) plus a noun (day), and it means each day, or on a daily basis.

 

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Secrets to Success

Como atingir o sucesso profissional? 

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Richard St. John faz uma apresentação dos 8 “segredos” para o sucesso. Mais uma excelente apresentação  do  TED que utilizamos em nossas aulas de conversação na Plural.

Esta rápida apresentação (3min35″) é excelente para que alunos, desde o nível pré intermediário, pratiquem o inglês com textos reais.

Agradeço ao professor Stephen George, que escreve abaixo sua introdução ao vídeo.

“Many of us have our own ideas of how to achieve success in life and the variation among these ideas can be extreme. In this video clip an expert on the subject gives a presentation at TED talks as to what he views as the essential actions required for a person to achieve success. His suggestions seem somewhat intuitive but we must ask ourselves whether we truly follow these principals at all times in our quest for success or if sometimes we become discouraged and let these ideas fall by the wayside. Finally it is worth asking ourselves if the qualifications of success mentioned in the video are true marks of success or if we must look beyond our careers and bank accounts, when considering this concept, to realize that success and in turn happiness rely on much less superficial factors present in our daily lives. These factors especially include our relationships with our family and friends as well as our health and well-being.”

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Coffee vs Tea

Which do you prefer? Coffee or Tea?

Post your opinions!

Check out this cool infographic about these two very popular beverages…

Lots of cool vocabulary to improve your English too! 😉Image

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15 Grammatical Errors That Make You Look Silly

Hello Everybody!

Check out that great infographic about silly grammar mistakes.

Can you think of any other funny mistake people sometimes make in English? Let us know!

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Reglas de Eufonía (parte 1)

Para evitarse un choque vocálico cacofónico, antes de sustantivo femenino singular empezado por a tónica (precedida o no de h), se usa el artículo el en lugar de la.

Se dice, por lo tanto:

El Aula

El Aula (y no La aula)

El  hacha

El hacha (y no La hacha)

 

 

 

 

 

Este cambio sólo se da cuando el artículo viene inmediatamente seguido del sustantivo. Si hay una palabra cualquiera entre el artículo y el sustantivo, se debe usar la.

Ejemplos:

La  misma aula

La  fuerte hambre

Los complementos de estos sustantivos conservan siempre sus características femeninas.

Ejemplos:

El  agua limpia

El  hacha afilada

Por las mismas razones y de modo análogo, se usa un en lugar de una seguido de sustantivo femenino con sonido inicial |a| tónico.

Ejemplos:

palabra

La palabra es un arma muy poderosa

 

 

 

 

 

El año pasado, la inflación tuvo un  alza del 20%

El año pasado, la inflación tuvo un alza del 20%

 

 

 

 

 

un  hambre canina

Tengo un hambre canina

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