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Abbreviations
04-04-2016

Imagine you call a friend and he can’t answer you at the moment. Then, he texts you: CMB L8R Would you understand his message? We are always in a hurry and abbreviations are here to help writing, specially in casual conversation contexts. They are easy to type and, most importantly, they save time. However, they […]

Travel x Trip
26-06-2015

    Many students confuse when to use the words travel and trip. Here’s a quick explanation that is valid for most situations:            TRAVEL is a verb (action) – to move or go from one place to another      TRIP is a noun – a journey in which you go somewhere, […]

A bit of Brazil everywhere in the English speaking world
06-05-2015

There are Brazilian immigrants  everywhere throughout the world, it seems. If you go to London, for example, you may find a “churrascaria” and even a restaurant that sells “bife com batata frita”. But what I believe is the most interesting and comforting thing is being able to see similar traditions and habits across different cultures. For example, […]

Pronunciation Tip #4
14-06-2013

In order to keep up with the pronunciation tip posts, I had to revisit some of the most common pronunciation mistakes my students make. After looking into my notes, I came across one of them that is still current in many of my classrooms, even in the more advanced ones: The mispronunciation of the initial […]

Tips for Packing in your Next Trip
01-04-2013

When you travel, do you pack light or do you carry lots of bags? People sometimes tend to carry more than they should just because they haven´t prepared things a bit in advance. For your next trip, check some information about packing at http://www.onebag.com/list.html We can´t wait to hear more about your “packing style”, light or […]