terça-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2011

Rolling in the Deep

My great student Thiago Martins wrote this great song review that I would like to share it with you:


Song Review – Rolling in the Deep


For the past few weeks, a really amazing song’s been setting on my mind, and I can’t seem to forget
it… The last time it happened, I ended up learning to play Firework…
It wasn’t me who came across it directly… It was a whole joint of coincidences… First I saw an Adele
album at my friend’s house… Then I watched I am Number Four (which I totally recommend by the way…)
and this song was played at a really badass moment… I simply couldn’t let it go off my mind anymore…
Then I started watching the song clip innumerous times… Searched for covers, and found two that were
particularly amazing…
Now, off to the song itself. It talks about a love of Adele which could have worked out pretty well,
but didn’t, probably because the guy let her down and disappointed… The song is wonderful, and its clip is
sensational… It’s a kind of blues mixed with a really nice-put drum beat and a perfect vocal, assisted by a
beautiful piano on the background…
By the end of the song, the watcher is delighted with the effects it brings, mainly if they’re watching
the clip… It is all quite meaningful…
The clip is simple and it really gets you ‘into’ the song… It was shot in an old house, with most of the
furniture covered with plastic... Adele sits in a chair and sings… Her drummer faces the wall while playing.
There’s a room filled with water glasses, which, as the drum beats start, begin to stir at the same rhythm…
There’s also a room filled with a white powder, and a ninja-like person keeps performing some kind of tribal
choreography with a sword, stirring the powder and creating mistiness. Apart from that, there’s also a
room with a maquette being burnt by fireworks. At the same time, someone hurls dishes at a wall in front
of a staircase.
For me, it’s a really well-thought and produced clip, where even with modesty you find something
fancy and classy…
The song itself has a really nice lyrics, which is highly improved by a choral singing between Adele’s
lines. I just know that I’m now addicted to this song… It messes with my feelings, in a way few songs
manage to…
The really nice covers I found are:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGyIBnzJiyU – A classical and slowed-down cover, which I
simply loved…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dErAZL1Hr8 – A perfectly comical cover, with its lyrics really
fitting, even the little choral between “Adele”’s lines…
The original song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw&ob=av3e
Its lyrics:


There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
Finally, I can see you crystal clear
Go ‘head and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare


See how I leave with every piece of you
Don't underestimate the things that I will do
There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch and its bringing me out the dark


The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can't help feeling


We could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)


Baby, I have no story to be told
But I've heard one of you and I'm gonna make your head burn
Think of me in the depths of your despair
Making a home down there, as mine sure won't be shared


(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
The scars of your love remind me of us
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
I can't help feeling


We could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)


Could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside of your hand
But you played it with a beating


Throw your soul through every open door
Count your blessings to find what you look for
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold
You pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow


(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
We could have had it all
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
We could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
It all, it all, it all
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)


We could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
And you played it to the beat
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)


Could have had it all
(You're gonna wish you never had met me)
Rolling in the deep
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
You had my heart inside of your hand


But you played it
You played it
You played it
You played it to the beat


So, this is my review. Stay tuned to my reviews on songs, movies and the like… For this week, I
recommend Adele’s Rolling in the Deep , its two covers, and also the I Am Number Four movie and book.

sexta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2011

Vocabulary 1

Lady Gaga has sung in one of her songs "It's been a long time since I came around" and this sentece is also valid for me, Lady Gava.
I haven't been writing, but here I am with a list of vocabulary to help you out.







     1.    All finger and thumbs
Clumsy
2.    Anecdote
A short often funny story, especially about something someone has done
3.    Awkward
Difficult, embarrassing or inconvenient
4.    Blunt
Honest, even if it means upsetting people
    5.    Burst into tears
To suddenly  cry
6.    Burst out laughing
To suddenly  laugh
    7.    Butterflies in the stomach
To feel very nervous, usually about something you are going to do
8.    Crass
Without considering how other people might feel; stupid
9.    Cross
Angry or annoyed
     10. Cultural clash
Misunderstandings, and disagreements between different cultures
11. Delighted
Very pleased and happy
12. Dodgy
Not honest, not reliable
 13. Earth-shattering
Extremely important or very surprising
   14. Flabbergasted
To be in a state of confusion or surprise
15. Giggle
A quiet laugh
16. Goods
Things produced in order to be sold
17. Hair-raising
Very frightening
18. Heart-rending
Causing great sympathy or sadness
19. Ins and outs
Details
20. Laugh my head off
To laugh very noisily and for a long time
21. Let down
Disappointed by something or someone
22. Mouth-watering
Describes food that looks as if it will taste good
23. No laughing matter
To laugh very noisily and for a long time
24. Non-p.c. joke
A funny story which may offend people
25. Opinionated
It describes someone who is certain about what they think and believe, and who expresses their ideas strongly and often
26. Out of this world
Fantastic
27. Overjoyed
Extremely happy
28. Pun
A humorous use of a word or phrase which has several meanings or which sounds like another word
29. Relieved
Happy that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended
30. Shattered
To break into a million pieces, fragments
31. Straight face
A serious expression on your face that you use when you do not want someone to know that you think something is funny
32. Swear
To use offensive words
33. The penny drops
You suddenly understand something
34. To make light of it
To treat something as if it were unimportant or humorous
35. To put your foot in it
To do or say something embarrassing and
tactless or get yourself into trouble
36. To turn a blind eye
To  ignore something that you know is wrong
37. Up to my neck
Deeply involved
38. Worldwide
Appearing or occurring everywhere in the world
39. Yawn
To open your mouth wide because you are tired or bored

quarta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2011

Group work

I was reading some quotes and I found out this one... 


"Be First or Be with the First!"  (Author Unknown)

And it really matches my CEP2 class of yesterday. We had, in the third day of class, a hot potato to remember some vocabulary from the previous class. Not only did they remember the words, but they also added new ones.
They worked together and soon the board was full of vocabulary.

Congratulatios Adalberto, Emerson, Guilherme, Marcelo, Raquel, Rodrigo, and Vinícius.
Like the qoute said, you worked together so you all were FIRST!


segunda-feira, 1 de agosto de 2011

Money

Since today I'll be talking about money with My CUT-B students, here we have the game Who Wants To Be A Millionaire:







Click Here to Play More Free Games!


After you play, post your result! This game isn't easy at all! The max I could reach, after some tries was question #8 this morning...

quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2011

Youtube videos

There are so many interesting videos on youtube...

Some are not interesting at all, some will teach you something and also will make you laugh, like the one you can see here: 




After watching this (I don't even have words to describe it), my students from the vacation course (Marília, Michelle, Carol, Laerte, Natália, Bia, Washington, Teka, Stéfany, and Gui) and I produced one with the most interesting sentence: I HAVE A BAD CASE OF DIARRHEA.

Here you can check it out:



Guys, you are just wonderful!!! I LUV U all! By the way, Happy friends' day!!!

quarta-feira, 13 de julho de 2011

Vacation

Are you enjoying your vacation?

Here I am to tell you that you shouldn't forget the contact with the English language this month.
Why not watching a movie in English? If you don't feel 100% sure, get English subtitles and then do it!




Well... You might be thinking... What if I don't understand anything? 

So, I'll tell you my experience. I started studying French this year and some months ago I decided to watch a "Never Seen Before" movie in French with Frech subtitles. Did I understand everything? Of course not! However, I was able to understand the context, the situation. I don't know the exactly words they've used, but I can tell the story of the movie.

It was easier than reading because you have more input. You have the image, the sound, and the sibtitles.
So you should give a shot!!! You will see that you know more than you imagine and if you don't watch it in Portuguese, you can watch it again in a year and check your progress!

If I were you, I'd go to the supermarket now to buy some popcorn and soda, call some friends and HAVE A BLAST!!!

If you want to talk to someone about what movie you should watch, write me, okay?

Have fun!
Enjoy your vacation!
And study in a fun way!








segunda-feira, 27 de junho de 2011

Wish

Guys, my birthday is coming and I was checking my emails yesterday and there was one that called my attention.


It was about using my birthday as a way of raising money for a cause.


So I have completed all the steps and sent to my contacts by email, most will think it is a virus, but it isn't.


Here you have the link Birthday Wish


So, my choice was
Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 


Please, also check this video to know more about it!


You can help by donating any amount!

Feel free to check it out and help if you want to!


terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2011

CEP 1

My CEP1 students have done an amazing job!


Some of them have sent me their entertainment ads by email and so I want to share them with you.


Here you have just a few, but all of my students were great!






I want to thank all my students the dedication and also Let me tell all of you that this great ads were produced by David, Rachel and Riba!