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February 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Incrementando a aula de Língua Estrangeira com o uso do computador

Olá professores do Cilc,

Nosso encontro hoje é sobre tecnologia e como ela pode ser uma GRANDE aliada no nosso dia-a-dia.

Centro Interescolar de Línguas de Ceilândia

Semana Pedagógica 2010

Incrementando a aula de Língua Estrangeira

com o uso do computador

A tecnologia é parte das ferramentas que o professor usa para preparar suas aulas. Temos como principais ferramentas hoje o próprio professor, o livro, quadro branco e canetas, aparelhos de som e áudio, dicionários e alguns itens a mais. A proposta agora é ampliar essas ferramentas com o uso do computador.

Várias são os recursos que começam desde o uso de programas que já vêm instalados em qualquer computador a programas gratuitos especialmente desenvolvidos para educação.

Ainda precisamos dar suporte aos professores para desfrutarmos de muitas alternativas que a tecnologia nos oferece.  Alguns professores possuem habilidades mais desenvolvidas e outros ainda podem adquirir novas conquistas com o uso da tecnologia. Cito abaixo alguns procedimentos para dinamizarmos as diferentes tecnologias nos CIL.

Porque usar tecnologia?

Vantagens

  • Promover habilidades de colaboração real
  • Acessível
  • Criatividade
  • Autonomia
  • Aprendizado consciente e mais independente
  • Espaço para criação e auto-afirmação
  • Registro das atividades
  • Reciclagem de idéias
  • Organização / sistematização
  • Trazer o mundo para a sala de aula
  • Atualização
  • Material autêntico
  • Complemento para aulas tradicionais
  • Coletividade e colaboração
  • Intensifica a leitura e a escrita
  • Todos os alunos possuem chances iguais de participação
Desvantagens

  • Segurança
  • Confiança no conteúdo
  • Combate a cópia e colagem
  • Originalidade
  • Energia, máquinas
  • Tempo e disposição
  • Desmotivante se não for bem elaborada
  • Renova-se rapidamente
  • Vicia
  • Conquista-te rapidamente
  • Compras: microfone, capa de laptop ou até mesmo o laptop

O que os alunos almejam ter em uma escola de línguas?

  • Acesso a tecnologias
  • Modelos de sucesso ao praticar a língua estudada
  • Exposição dessa língua de forma real e variada
  • Preparo para a vida futura

O que o aluno almeja ao estudar uma língua estrangeira?

  • Usar a língua de forma significativa e real
  • Que o professor saiba usar alguma tecnologia em sala de aula
  • Que o professor seja atualizado e que tenha E-MAIL, ORKUT e MSN, só isso?
  • Escolhas

Como começar?

Muitos professores têm um pouco de receio em começar a usar a tecnologia. Alguns dizem que nunca vão acompanhar a evolução da internet. Saiba que não precisamos usar tudo que há disponível, o que precisamos é saber que temos alguns recursos que pode nos trazer resultados maravilhosos onde todos adquirem novas habilidades que são levadas para a vida. Isto é usar a tecnologia. Outros podem dizer que tem medo de se perder no meio do caminho. Começar a usar algum recurso tecnológico e depois não saber como comandar ou responder perguntas que os alunos poderão fazer. Isso pode ser um problema se esse professor não for curioso e souber desafiar seus alunos a trazerem respostas para essas perguntas. Quero te tranqüilizar que a cada dia que usamos mais as tecnologias vemos que elas são simples e mecânicas. Não é como um carro que aceleramos e podemos perder o controle e bater no poste. O computador não vai sair andando por aí. Nós controlamos tudo. Tudo é editado, melhorado, apagador e recomeçado se assim for necessário. Senhas podem ser esquisitas e recuperadas ou substituídas.

Vamos tentar:

  • Começar devagar com poucas atividades
  • Pedir ajuda
  • Perguntar quando não souber o que fazer
  • Ter contato com pessoas que usam tecnologia na educação
  • Ler, reler e editar
  • Explorar possibilidades
  • Não ter medo de errar e arriscar

Algumas idéias

Word Processing programs: Word Office, Power Point

– aprender a formatar textos e tabelas, acrescentar imagens, mudar cores de imagens, apagar ou acrescentar linhas, etc.

Som e CDs

– usar partes de músicas para interagir com os alunos: criar CDs de aúdio

– músicas ambientes

– músicas de filmes, diferentes estilos

Televisão
– usar partes de vídeos e/ ou filmes, séries de TV http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com/

Internet
– uso de Internet-based Project work, como webquests http://www.webquest.org/

http://www.webquestbrasil.org/criador/webquest/soporte_tabbed_w.php?id_actividad=8550&id_pagina=1

E-mail
– troca de e-mails entre os alunos para manter comunicação fora da sala de aula.

– troca de mensagens autênticas na língua alvo

– criação de grupos de discussão

www.gmail.com

www.hotmail.com

www.yahoo.com

Blog
– amostra de composições

– mini debates

– registro de atividades, fotos, arquivos, slides, vídeos

– socialização de sites

– co-autoria

http://blogger.com

http://wordpress.com

https://kellycilc.wordpress.com/

http://usingwebtools.blogspot.com/

Trabalhos de colaboração

wiki
–          espaço para criação de páginas sobre um assunto em comum para um grupo de pessoas http://pbworks.com/

http://pbwiki.com

http://wetpaint.com

http://cilc.wetpaint.com/

Websites

News
Google News Timeline http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/
Online Discussion com toda a classe
– discussões sobre um tema com o uso de imagens, escrita e/ ou voz. http://voicethread.com

http://voicethread.com/#q+lifestyle.b175301.i934019

Professores podem aprender muitas coisas legais na Internet?
Tutorials
– aprender a usar o Word Office ou Power Point através de  tutorias no Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mH3RL7gO78
– visitar blogs com várias idéias http://englishvirtualcommunity.blogspot.com/
– guardar sites úteis, compartilhar, socializar sites e ideas: BOOKMARKING www.diigo.com

http://www.diigo.com/user/kellyvieira

Contato:

Kelly da Silva Vieira

Kelly.cilc@gmail.com

http://usingwebtools.blogspot.com/

Referências bibliográficas:

DUDENEY, Gavin. HOCKLY, Nicky. How to teach English with Technology. Longman 2008.

http://www.diigo.com/annotated/fbd3e7ed7096b00e866912b12be67b3e acesso em 5/02/2010

http://www.slideshare.net/acundell/keeping-up-with-educational-technology-trends-from-your-desktop?type=powerpoint

February 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Glogster

December 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Scrapbooking at Cilc!

Hi dear teachers,

We had a funny day doing scrap. For many of these teachers it was the first time they decorated a page using photo and embleshiments. I can say IT WAS PRETTY GOOD!! I felt proud to give them a new experience in the world of arts.

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WHY ARE YOU AN ENGLISH TEACHER?

HI DEAR TEACHERS,

TELL US IN A FEW WORDS WHY YOU ARE AN ENGLISH TEACHER.

SEE YOU…

KISSES

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 Comments

O Poliglota

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March 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

The end of the English Course at Cilc

Hello dear students,

I will miss you…

You have just finished your English course at Cilc.

I would like to know how was the expreience for you.

How was the path? What were your expectations in the beginning and in the end?

What are you taking with you as the most precious?

What are your plans for the future? Is English included?

Diga me o que voce quiser deixa como mensagem para todos nós que de alguma forma interagiu com voce nessa caminhada na língua estrangeira.

Kisses,

teacher kelly

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU

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December 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 Comments

PIZZA`s DAY!!!!

Hello advanced students,

Our delicious pizza`s day was amazing! I had great fun.

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I created these slides with our best moments on Saturday December 6th at Nona Pina Ceilandia. The Pizza`s Day was just fun and unforgetful. Click here to check out the outstanding photos.

I have great memories from that day:

Emmily and I ate ice cream with chocolate pizza.

André forgot his chocolate box due to a problem he had.

Naiara sat next to me and we talked a lot with Dayana and Dayse.

Pedro didn`t talk so much because he didn`t stop eating…. kkkkkkk no I am kidding…. Pedro gave a bar of chocolate. HE WAS MY SECRET CHOCOLATE FRIEND. I was Dayse`s – you can see it in the slide show:)

Katielle was so elegant in a different blouse. All her photos are so beautiful. Ahhh people, she wants ALL the photos…KKKKKKK

Katiúscia was the champion… I won`t say how many pieces of pizza she ate but she did a very good job… I didn`t see her eating… she knows how to do it nicely…

Janaína and Eveline were so beautiful. I saw their embrace in the pictures and I found it so sweet. Thanks God I see Eveline smiling… we love you, girl!!! Janína, thanks for all your help with hte class this semester. kisses…

Did you see Leandro`s faces in the photos? He is very funny. I saw he talked to everybody and appears in about 90% of the photos… kkkkkkk we could see you were there. thanks for being so prompt with my projects.

Nayara went to Naiara`s house with me. You are always very sweet and ready to help. Thanks a billion.

I can`t stop laughing when I see Rafael`s blonde hair. You are so funny… NEWS!!! He bought a new car and gave a ride to some of us. Congratulations country music boy!

I hope Dayana and Dayse will be my future laywers. They are so dedicated to their passion. Go for it, girls!

Do you remember our special guest??? Karlla… We smiled a lot!!!!

I missed Gilmar, Caio, Felipe, Danilo, Michael and Vivilaine a lot. As you can see, everything ends in pizza! Gilmar, you are a joy! Caio, keep fighting for what you want.  Felipe, you can relax now… Danilo, never give up your dreams. Vivi, you are so responsible with everything you do, it is an essential quality nowadays. Michael, you are an excellent person. You are always smiling. Your kindness is mpressive. Keep studying and you will get what you want:)

I hope we get together to have more fun 🙂

Now leave your message to us.

kisses,

kelly Vieira

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

A3 – Anecdote

Hello guys,

Welcome to the anecdote e-tivity.

Do you know what is an anecdote? It is a story. I can be funny like a tale or embarrassing.

An anecdote can be told in pictures, drawings, orally or written.

Do you like listening to anecdotes? Are you an anecdote teller? I am. I always have new stories to tell and share.

LET’S HAVE OUR SPACE HERE DEDICATED TO ANECDOTES.

Tell us one anecdote of yours or from any person you know.

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Check the meaning the internet gives us:

  • The Anecdote (Lətifə, Анекдот) is a full-length Azerbaijani film shot in Baku in 1989. Made in the tragic comedy genre, this film is about the dysfunctional Soviet management system in Azerbaijan SSR at the end of 1980s and about the decadence and corruption of the Soviet bureaucracy.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anecdote (1989 film)
  • A short account of an incident, often humorous; A previously untold secret account of an incident
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/anecdote
  • A brief account of an interesting incident or event that usually is intended to entertain or to make a point. A short summary of a humorous event used to make a point.
    www.kahnwithak.com/literary_terms.htm

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 Comments

B4 – Technology

Hello everybody,

Welcome to the TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD!!

We are talking about technology in our everyday life.

You have to decide one technology and talk about it.

Pay attention to the questions below:

1- What is the technology?

2- How do you use the technology?

3- Is it important for you?

Use your creativity and tell us about the technology you want.

Remember how you will be assessed:

ORAL PART – Creativity: 3,0

                     Information: 5,0

                    No use of paper: 2,0

WRITTEN PART – Blog post: 2,0

                           Grammar accuracy: 3,0

If you have any problem, you can ask me. 🙂

See you in class,

Kelly

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 31 Comments

YOU CAN SAVE THE WORLD

Hello Advance students,

After some discussions in class, we could express our ideas by having a different oral test.

You can save the world!

 Here goes your oral tests and performances.

Congrats to all of you. You made it!

Vivilaine created an excellent blog about Street Kids. Check it on Criancas de Rua.  

Dayane and Dayse: http://daycs.multiply.com

Online discussion on Voice Thread:

Nayara, Naiara and André: Eating Meat

Eveline: Blood Donation

Katielle, Katiúsica and Michael: Global Warming

Janaína: Is it a problem?

Gilmar, Caio and Leandro enlightened us with a very funny video about Africa.

Felipe gave us a talk about The System. He said “The System are us” .

Pedro and Danilo talked about Pollution.

Rafael and Emmily had their podcasts recorded. Emmily created a blog about Depression.

October 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

B4 – INTERVIEW A FAMOUS PERSON

Hi, students from B4

You have a mission to complete: INTERVIEW A FAMOUS PERSON from your preference.

You have to ask at least ten questions to the celebrity you decide you write about.

Answer the questions and post them here.

Some questions you can use are:

What is your last name?

How old are you?

What’s your occupation?

Where are you from? What’s your nationality?

What do you do every day? What do you do in the morning/ in the afternoon?

What would you like to do next year?

What’s your favorite kind of music? Are you a hip hop fan? Are you a rock fan?

Can you dance? Can you play the guitar? Can you speak English?

SOME CELEBRITIES’ INTERVIEWS ARE:

Britney Spears  Chris Brown  Marimoon  

Cayã Reymond  Rihanna Mariah Carey  

Madonna  Caio Castro  Gisele Bundchen  

Bruno Gagliasso Diego Ferreiro

Let’s see the interviews!!!!! FLASHES…. ACTION!

Teacher Kelly

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 34 Comments

A3 – CHANGING LIFESTYLE

Hi, dear energetic students from A3

It has been a great pleasure to see how you are available for doing what I have been asked you to.
We have talked about lifestyle in class and in our online discussion on Voice Thread My Lifestyle.
Your challenge for this time is to write about a Changing Lifestyle. I asked you to write about a person’s problem and how it was solved. Consequently how this person’s life changed.
I hope we will read good real sucessful stories.
kisses
Teacher Kelly

Feeling sad and blue?

Change your life!!!

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 Comments

A3 – NEW PRODUCTS

Flavored Water Straight From the Tap

by Steve
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

 

Pur Flavor OptionsProctor and Gamble now offers flavor cartridges to its “Pur Water Filtration System”, so that your tap water can have fruit flavors.

The Pur Water Filtration System is just one of those water filters that fits on to your water faucet. The new flavor cartridges plugs into the water filter. When you turn on the water, you can press a button to add flavoring to the water.

Flavor cartridges come in Strawberry, Peach, and Raspberry, and provide up to 75 glasses worth of flavoring. The flavoring contains no sugar, no fat, and no carbs.

Visit Pur Flavor Options online…
http://www.purflavoroptions.com/

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Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds

by Steve
Monday, March 05, 2007

Now they’re selling sunflower seeds laced with energy boosters like caffeine, taurine, lysine, and ginseng.The product named, “SumSeeds”, are described as premium roasted sunflower seeds supercharged with the same stuff found in “energy” sodas. The manufacturer then goes on to boast the natural goodness of sunflower seeds, such as Vitamin E, Zinc and Iron, to make its product doubly good.
I imagine something like this will be popular with baseball players.

Visit SumSeeds online at:
 

 

Labels: Snack Foods

Computerized Pillow Stops Snoring

by Steve
Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Reuters reports that a German scientist named Daryoush Bazargani has invented a computerized pillow that automatically adjusts the position of your head to minimize snoring.”The pillow is attached to a computer, which is the size of a book, rests on a bedside table, and analyses snoring noises”, says Bazargani. “The computer then reduces or enlarges air compartments within the pillow to facilitate nasal airflow to minimize snoring as the user shifts during sleep.”
He has apparently talked several U.S. firms about manufacturing the pillow.

 
 

 

 

Capture important voices for playback

When it comes to portable electronic gadgets, thin is always in. We constantly want to see our electronics becoming lighter, smaller and thinner so that we can have the justification to buy a shiny new toy. Yes, new features are always nice – but what we really want is a gadget so thin it will blow the mind of anyone who even gets a passing glance of it.

This credit card size digital voice recorder measures in at just 6.5 millimeters in thickness and features 1GB of built-in storage, a flip-out USB connector, and flush-mounted controls. It can also be used as a MP3 player and USB flash drive. It records in high quality WAV file format and files can be easily copied or deleted just as with a standard USB storage device. Convenient and highly portable design mean you can take it with you just about anywhere with minimum hassle.

With only 36g weight the Ultra-thin Digital Voice Recorder offers a 69-hour recording time and built-in Li-Ion battery that is rechargeable via USB connection.

  • Perfect for meetings, interviews, personal notes, classroom, lectures, etc.
  • Memory of 1GB gives up to 69.3 hours of record time
  • USB 2.0 (Full speed)
  • Battery life of about 4.5 hours record/playback
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery, charge via USB connection
  • Comes with earbuds and neck strap
  • Built-in speaker and microphone
  • Status indicator LED lights
  • Headphone jack
  • Dimensions: 3.4″ x 2.2″ x .26″ (86 x 56 x 6.5 mm)

The Fizz – Screw-on Ice Cream Float Cup

by Steve
Friday, January 04, 2008

 

The Fizz is a plastic cup that screws on to a plastic PET bottle allowing you to create a mobile ice cream float.

Once you screw the cup to a bottle, fill it up with ice cream, then insert a straw, and finally, squeeze the bottle. This fills the cup with soda, allowing you to sip out a mixture of ice cream and soda.

The cup is reusable, but not dishwasher safe.

the fizz cup

Pancakes from an Aerosol Can

by Steve
Thursday, October 25, 2007

 

Batter BlasterBatter Blaster is probably going to change the way pancake batter is sold.

This probably needs little explanation: just shake the can, point it to a hot griddle, and push on the nozzle.

Not sure why this hasn’t been thought of earlier.

The nutrition label says each can contains 8 servings, and it’s carries the USDA “Organic” stamp.

The Batter Blaster website comes with a video showing you how to use this. It also has instructions on how to cook pancakes.

There’s also a store locator, but I couldn’t find any stores sellings this in the Southern California area where I live. So I typed in a San Francisco zip code (94102), where the company is located, and a bunch of stores came up.

Visit Batter Blaster online at…
http://www.batterblaster.com

Breakfast Cereal for Dogs

by Steve
Friday, December 30, 2005

 

Bow Wow BreakfastBow Wow Breakfast Cereal for Dogs is a new line of dog food intended for morning consumption. The company that makes it claims it’s specifically formulated to meet a dog’s needs in the morning.

I’m not sure specifically what a dog’s needs are in the morning. I find my dogs often need to poop in the morning, maybe that’s what it means.

They have six varieties in all, including:

  • Barkfast Squares
  • Chompions
  • Chewa-Bunga
  • Fido Flakes
  • Grrr-nola
  • Pooch-Cheez

ZAP Smart Car

by Steve
Tuesday, July 26, 2005

 

ZAP Smart CarA company called ZAP (Zero Air Pollution), has produced a version of its ZAP Car for the United States, called the “Smart Car“.

The ZAP Cars have been selling well in Europe for some time, which caused the company to develop a version that meets American standards. Just last week the European-made cars entered the United States on their way to dealers throughout the nation.

The Smart Car is still a gas-powered vehicle, however. It has a rear-mounted 3-cylinder turbo engine producing 60 horse power. It has a six-speed automatic transmission, and an 8.7 gallon fuel capacity.

I couldn’t find any specifics on the company website as to specifically what kind of gas-mileage one would expect from a Smart Car. But I’m sure it’s probably pretty good.

Examples from www.strangenewproducts.com, www.thinkgeek.com/

 

August 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Olympic Games in Beijing 2008

The Olympic Games are in Beijing, China this year.

Here information about the event:

Olympic Games a slide show with full of important information

http://en.beijing2008.cn/ The Official Website Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The ranking:

 http://www.nbcolympics.com/medals/2008standings/index.html

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

HI MY STUDENTS FROM I3

HERE GOES OUR LAST PHOTOS FROM THIS SEMESTER….

THE GIRLS: Raquel, Raíssa, Ana Cláudia, Thaís, Mellissa, Elaine and Thuane

The boys: Silas, Pedro Paulo, Alberi, Jonathan, Welton and José Augusto

KISSES

 It was nice meeting you!!!

Keep studying.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ADVANCED CLASS

CELEBRATING OUR SEMESTER IS AWESOME WHEN WE HAVE A LOT OF NICE THINGS TO SHOW, REMEMBER, AND TALK. THIS CLASS HAS STORIES AND STORIES… WE CAN START BY MYSELF. I WAS VERY SURPRISED WHEN THEY CAME WITH A BOX OF GIFTS FOR ME TODAY.

WOW

PEOPLE!!! I AM A SMALL PERSON, SO MY HEART IS SMALL TOO… I COULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK… NOOOOOOOOOOOO I AM KIDDING!!

I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

THANKS A BUNCH.

KISSES

CHECK THE SLIDES OUT: MY DEDICATION:

http://www.myplick.com/view/eyWdZNleVuU/ADVANCED-STUDENTS

 

LET’S CELEBRATE now you are ADVANCED 3…. LAST SEMESTER!!!!!!!

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SCOTLAND AND OUR CULTURAL PARTY AT CILC – 2008

HI MY DEAR STUDENTS

JUNE 21st was an exciting night for all of us.

We decorated our classroom so beautifully. Scotland was our country that night.

I had much fun. I have thank all my students who had struggled for the decoration and helping before the party day, specially my B1, B3 and Advanced  pupils.

IT WAS GREAT

OUR PARTY WAS AMAZING!!!

MAKING OFF:

June 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mixed Conditional

Conditionals

The Mixed Conditional

There are two types of mixed conditional sentences. One of them states the present result of a past condition and the other state the past result of a present or continuing condition.

Present result of a past condition

Here we use a past perfect in the if-clause and would + infinitive in the main clause.

  • If I had accepted that job I would be a millionaire now.
  • If I had married him I would live happy now.

In these sentences the time is past in the If-clause and present in the main clause. They refer to an unreal past condition and its probable result in the present.

Past result of a present or continuing condition

Here we use a simple past in the If clause and would have + past participle in the main clause.

  • If I didn’t love him I wouldn’t have married him. (= I love him and that is why I married him.)
  • If I were invited I would have come. (= I was not invited. Therefore I did not go)

They refer to an unreal present situation and its probable (but unreal) past result.

  • If I were a good cook, I would have invited them to lunch. (= I am not a good cook so I can’t invite them to lunch.)
  • If I knew English, I would have got a better job.

 

 

 

Links: http://www.perfectyourenglish.com/grammar/mixed-conditional.htm

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A2 – PET PEEVES

PET PEEVES = THINGS THAT ANNOY YOU,

YOU CAN’T STAND 

Man getting annoyed

ADVANCED STUDENTS,

EVERYBODY HAS PET PEEVES TO TELL. I HAVE SO MANY PET PEEVES THAT I HAD TO SELECT SOME OF THEM TO POST HERE. I CAN SAY I DON’T GET IRRITATED ALL THE TIME, BUT A LOT OF THINGS GETS ON MY NERVES. UNLIKE MANY PEOPLE, SMALL THINGS PISSES ME OFF. CHECK IT OUT!

SOME OF KELLY’S PET PEEVES

It really annoys me when I go shopping and there is no parking space for me. I have to wait for a lot of time for one. I think parking space is getting a big problem in Brasília. Wherever I go, depending on the time of the day, it is almost impossible to park the car.

It gets on my nerves when I am in the middle of an important thing on the web and it goes dead. I have to restart all over again…. it is worst if it is a chat. I have to say that my net isn’t good and apology. However the conversation looses a little bit the focus I was having previously.

I don’t understand why Brazilian drivers use their hands to ask for passing. They avoid the TURN SIGNAL to use the OK SIGN. They stare at us and show the ok finger. Even if I don’t want to let them go I have to. Many drivers show the OK SIGN and don’t stop the car to SEE if they can really go. They just go… It can be dangerous! WAIT FOR YOUT TURN!

It bugs me when I don’t have money to buy a nice thing in the end of the month. How my salary is so small!

I am having a list of the most annoying things.

Top ? list of Pet Peeves

  1. People who are always late.
  2. Talking on cell phones and driving too slow in the fast lane.
  3. People who chew with their mouth wide open.
  4. People throwing cigarette butts on the beach or out of cars.
  5. Waitors and waitresses with dirty fingernails.
  6. People who don’t perform their duties at work.
  7. Sneezing in your hand and shaking someone’s hand afterward.
  8. Not washing hands after using the bathroom.
  9. Children’s hand prints on the windows in car.
  10. People who constantly stand in your personal space.

NOW MY DEAR STUDENTS, TELL ME YOUR PET PEEVES.

 

 

CHECK THESE LINKS:

 http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/22683436/

http://dearsugar.com/194348

www.blackamericaweb.com/…/listen/peeveslist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dm4wwy9mLM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmAjYZHZelo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4SDHBSBJFU 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JMZDhsxQrQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIlplqSpc68 

April 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 20 Comments

INVENTIONS

HELLO STUDENTS FROM A2


An INVENTION is something useful created by someone!


I ask all the students to talk about an invention by telling us who created, when, why and how people use this invention in everyday life.


 I have to say that I loved all the presentations. You did exactly like I asked you to do. I am glad that 95% of the class could present successfully. CONGRATULATIONS!


IGOR talked about BASKETBALL. WOW…. How he loves it! We could see fantastic parts of basketball games.


 How to dunk like Michael Jordan?


 KATIÚSCIA made me breathtaking with her presentation about PHOTOGRAPHY. I could stop thinking about the video she broght to the class. Wanna see it again?


 


   


JUSSIARA talked about COMPUTERS. 


 RAYANE talked about TELEPHONE. telephone1


  GEÓRGIA talked about PRESSURE COOKER. Excellent presentation…. Geórgia is an expert in it! 


 Naiara talked about RADIOACTIVITY. Check the pictures she brought to us. hiroshima


 Whose presentation was fast? ANDRÉ. He was so fast that we had to concentrate a lot to listen to ALL the details he gave us about CELLPHONE. 


 ALINE and her speech about stethoscopes.


 JACQUELINE and the 50’s swimsuits until today’s fashion. It was so outstanding to see the video from many years ago. How the swimsuits have changed and gotten modern. Check it out…


 VIVIANE and the BARBIE DOLL  


 GABRIELA explained about MICROSCOPE. What a difficul topic! There are a lot of technical terms. It was interesting!


 EDUARDO talked about the guitar. We could see he has passion!


 



BRUNA and KAMILA gave us terrific explanations about COKE and CLOCK. GREAT GIRLS!!! 


CINEMA was an exciting theme for VANESSA  Check her slides apresentacao1


 


 KATIELE and NATÁLIA are under the UMBRELLA!


Pedro was a surprise to us all. I could never imagine he would do what he did in class….  



RELAXING TIME AFTER PRESENTATION…… PHOTO’S TIME!



GIRLS’S TIME!


 


 


 

April 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

B3 – SIMPLE PAST – WHAT DID YOU DO LAST WEEKEND?

Hello Students from B3,

Write about your last weekend.

What did you on Friday evening? 

What did you do on Saturday?

What did you do on Sunday? 

Let me tell you about my last weekend.

KELLY’S LAST WEEKEND: April, 2008

  • ON FRIDAY EVENING                                          

I came home at 7:30p.m.                                                

I ate cake and drank orange juice.                               

I took a shower and then I watched TV.                   

I checked my e-mails. I talked on MSN with my friends.

I went to bed at 11:30p.m.

  • ON SATURDAY

I got up at 8 a.m.

I brushed my teeth and had my breakfast. I ate bread and drank milk.

I cleaned the house and washed the dishes.

I listened to music.

I made lunch.

I took a shower and went shopping with my mother at 3:00 p.m.

  • ON SUNDAY

I got up late. I took a shower. I went to my grandmother’s house to have lunch.

I ate rice, beans, vegetables and meat. I ate pineapple.

I saw a movie in the afternoon. I took a nap.

I went to church at 7:00 p.m.

My weekend was relaxing and nice!

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN! TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LAST WEEKEND.

These slides here are for you: Simple Past

April 3, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 39 Comments

Let’s review: Present perfect vs. Simple Past

April 3, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll | 2 Comments

A2 – VALUES

HI MY LOVED STUDENTS FROM A2,

I REALLY LOVE GIVING CLASSES AT A2 THIS SEMESTER. MY STUDENTS ARE SO NICE!

WELL, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT VALUES A LOT. WE SELECTED SOME ESSENTIAL VALUES TO OUR LIFE. FOR EXAMPLE: honesty, perseverance, sincerity, openness, tolerance, simplicity, solidarity, perseverance, kindness, sensitivity, patience, loyalty, compassion, courage, forginveness, assiduousness and much more. Family and friends values are vital as well.

I can say that I am glad my parents taught me how to be a nice person with anyone. I try to treat people kindly. Sometimes I have good receptiveness. However some people insist on being so rude. I wish I had given everybody the power of love, so we would have only receptive people around us.

I hope to see your composition here with a fantastic will to get to know you more.

Kisses 

March 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 21 Comments

I3 – BIOGRAPHY

HI MY DEAR STUDENTS,

Our semester has been great. We have talked a lot. This time you are going to talk about biography.

BIOGRAPHY: the moment we can talk about a person’s life…

The questions for the oral presentation are:

WHO IS THIS PERSON?

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPRESSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THIS PERSON?

WHAT DID THIS PERSON DO TO BECOME FAMOUS OR IMPORTANT TO YOU?

DO YOU ADMIRE THIS PERSON’S SUCCESS?

You are going to talk about an important person for you or for the world.

I hope to learn a lot with your presentations.

Be prepared and good luck!

Teacher Kelly

March 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 Comments

A2 MY MOST EMBARRASSING SITUATION :)

Hello students from A2,

As I told you I am going to leave here some of my embarrassing stories. Here goes the first…

My first year as a teacher in Recanto das Emas was a challenging experience for me. I had to give classes for elementary students.

My classes were 5th grade and 8th grade. I had nice students. One of them was a little difficult to remorize the name.

I entered in one of the 8th grade classrooms. I started to call the roll in order to get familiar with the students’ face. I saw one of the students whose body and face was like a boy’s one. I thought it was a boy and called HER José…. my mistake! It was a girl 😦 . All the class started to laugh at me and at her. I felt really embarrassed! She corrected me and said her name was Josy. 

“Appearance can be deceiving”

Be careful with faces and names!

Now leave yours… I want to know your embarrassing story.

March 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 22 Comments

B1 – GREETINGS – Watch this video

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March 2, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 27 Comments

CLASSES 2008 AT CILC! WELCOME BACK!!

HI STUDENTS,

I am teacher Kelly and I will be with you during this semester.

We are going to share our ideas and experiences. We will study and learn English with all our classmates and teachers. I hope you dedicate to the classes and enjoy the semester.

What can you do to become a good student?

What are you going to do to study English this semester?

I wonder how many things my students have already meet as prime objective? The beginning of a new year, a new semester of English studying at CILC, giving all effort to be renewed for 2008.

What hope and dreams they have … goals, aspirations they may conjure up.

This year I’m gonna do my best. Allow for what will come and embrace it. Whether it requires my dedication. I want blissful moments in my classroom. I dare to dream, but for now not out loud. Being easily surprised is far better. My students’ dedication I want to see as well.

SUCCESS is a consequence.

Teacher Kelly

Let’s study!

Kelly

February 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

MY ROBOT!

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THE WINNER 

B2 Students created the robots and told us their routine.

December 3, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

B3 – IT’S MY LIFE

What’s your name? 

When were you born?

Where were you born?

Where did you grow up?

Where do you live?

What do you do on your weekdays?

What did you do last weekend?

What can you do?

What would you like to do in your life?

Where would you like to go?

Good activity!

Kelly

October 29, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 52 Comments

B2 – MY ROUTINE

MY ROUTINE AND  ACTIVITIES

Hello students from B2. How is your week?

What do you do in the morning?

What do you do in the afternoon?

What are your activities? How often do you do them?

Here is my routine.

KELLY’S ROUTINE AND ACTIVITIES

  • My routine is: I get up at 6:30 every day. I brush my teeth and take a shower. I eat my breakfast. I watch TV at 11:30. I eat lunch at 12:00 every day. I go to Cilc. I teach English at Cilc in the afternoon.
  • My activities are:  I go to Cilc in the morning twice a week. I check my e-mails four times a week. I exercise twice a week. I watch a movie once a week. I always study English. I usually read a magazine. I usually wash the dishes and clean the house. I sometimes do the laundry.

Now it’s your turn! Tell me your routine and your activities.  

October 29, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 32 Comments

PET PEEVES!

Are you ever guilty of doing annoying things? I always feel guilty! A lot of things get on my nerves! Check it out…

It really hacks me off when I’m in a place and somebody plays loudly the kind of music I don’t like, for example, pagode or heavy metal.

It ticks me off when my cousins don’t help clean up after Christmas party.

Why is it that my sisters never return my phone calls? I always have to call again or leave a message. Guess who pays an expensive cell phone bill?

It bugs me when people act differently in front of people they want to impress. I don’t have patience with this kind of people.

It jars on me when I buy a CD and only one or two songs are really nice.

It annoys me when I watch TV programs in the morning or on a Sunday afternoon and I can get NOTHING.  I see celebrities saying meaningless phrases. Singers miming and trying to be nice.

I try not to get annoyed, but I can’t resist! I think everybody has pet peeves. Tell me yours…

What are your pet peeves???? What annoys you?  What bugs you?

October 29, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Little Miss Sunshine

Hi people from A2.

The Hoovers go on a trip to California where Miss Sunshine competition takes place. The little Olive struggles to rehearse her presentation every day with her grandpa. The family relationship starts to show off to us who are watching this almost “reality show”.

Give your opinion about the questions below. Let’s share our thoughts about the movie.

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What was the most important part in the movie for you? Why?

What made this movie so different from most of family comedy films?

Who was the most interesting character? Why?

What message can you share with us? What have you learnt from the movie?

October 10, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Inventions! Advanced students from CILC

Hi guys, you are so enthusiastic in the photos! I couldn’t stop laughing that day. Do you remember? Everybody was so creative and funny. It was amazing! I was satisfied to see how your English practice has improved since the beginning of the semester. Keep studying!!             fotosmania-048.jpg Patrício was hilarious with his toilet idea.           fotosmania-068.jpg Francisca’s idea of a machine that irons all your clothes. fotosmania-065.jpg Thaís and her high heels sandals or not!                                fotosmania-063.jpgfotosmania-062.jpg Ketiene wants everybody drinking water!fotosmania-061.jpgfotosmania-059.jpg Beatriz and her funny idea of Belt for buses! You will never fall in a bus anymore                                                                                       .fotosmania-052.jpg            fotosmania-051.jpg Can you recognize this girl?  It’s Letícia presenting her DREAM BED! Have good dreams!                                                                            fotosmania-050.jpgfotosmania-049.jpg Welma is very creative with bottles of milk! fotosmania-044.jpg Fernando invented a city that can float.                                 fotosmania-047.jpg       fotosmania-046.jpg Neurélia invented the HAIR BRUSH OF THE FUTURE. Can you imagine that?

 fotosmania-045.jpgThaís Costa talked about recycling.  

October 6, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FOOD!! B3 CILC – Let’s see your presentations. I3V2B319

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October 5, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

FOOD!! Students from I2V2B319 – 2007

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October 5, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Students from I3V3B219- 2007

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pict2164.JPG They are always happy!

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pict2087.JPGHello boys! Robson, Leonardo, Pedro and Hycaro.

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Hey you!! Are you ok? Hello Thaís, Mileide, Rayane and Thalita!

October 5, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Say hello

  • pict2231.JPGpict2033.JPGpict1980.JPGfotosmania-014.jpgfotosmania-017.jpgHi this is me! I am an English teacher who wants to share my students’s performance with you. I hope we all fun and keep in touch with English learning. CILC is a public language school where students have the chance to express their ideas, thoughts and practice with everybody around them. Feel free to comment the posts. Welcome. Enjoy it!

Kelly

November 11, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments