Muita coisa legal nessa semana, especialmente com a nova música da Adele, HELLO! 🙂 Enjoy! Um abraço do Prof. Newton!


 

COMPOSITION

Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels?

Proponents of alternative energy argue that fossil fuels are inefficient, unsustainable, environmentally destructive, and the primary contributor to global climate change.

Opponents contend that many technological hurdles have to be overcome before alternative energy can replace even a small portion of the power provided by fossil fuels.

What is your opinion on this subject?

(150 to 250 words – 1 Paragraph)


READING AND LISTENING

No. 1 Killer Among Youth? Traffic Accidents

Road traffic crashes kill 1.25 million people each year worldwide.

But the World Health Organization (WHO) says they are preventable.

The report surveyed 180 countries, and it shows the number of annual deaths from traffic crashes is stabilizing. And that is good news as the number of motor vehicles grows worldwide.

But the data also show that road crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29.

Young adults around the world are the worst driving risks. Even in the U.S., drivers aged 15 to 24 account for about 30 percent of all driving-related accidents.

The WHO report also finds a big gap in road safety and deaths between poor and rich countries. Poor countries have only 54 percent of the world’s vehicles. But those countries have some of the worst safety statistics in the report.

“Africa has only two percent of the world’s vehicles, but has the highest death rate on the road.” That is what Etienne Krug, the head of the WHO Department of Non-communicable Diseases, says.

Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are leaders in preventing traffic deaths. The highest death rates are in Africa and the Middle East.

Stronger road safety laws and stricter vehicle safety requirements in developing countries would prevent many accidents.

Legislation can quickly influence driving behavior. In only three years, 17 countries became safer by implementing tougher road safety laws.

Some of those laws include banning drunk driving, requiring cyclists and motorcycle drivers to wear helmets and making safety belts mandatory in all vehicles.

There are other ways to make roads safer. Good trauma care after a crash can cut the number of deaths from road injuries in half.

The statistics are part of the “Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015,” launched on Monday in Geneva.

I’m Mario Ritter.

Source:

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/no-one-killer-among-youth-traffic-accidents/3017358.html

Audio Download

http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2015/10/22/7bdb887f-c554-437b-844a-22705e1605b6_original.mp3

Words in This Story

trauma – n. a serious injury to a person’s body

helmet – n. a hard hat that is worn to protect your head

traffic – n. all the vehicles driving along a certain road or in a certain area


ONLINE GRAMMAR EXERCISES

Past Perfect Simple

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SITES FOR ENGLISH LEARNING AND PRACTICE

ManyThings.org – English Pronunciation Exercises

http://www.manythings.org/pp/


ENGLISH VIDEO CLASSES

Proverbs in English!


WORD OF THE WEEK

part with

Meaning: to give something to someone else, especially when you’d prefer to keep it

  • Mark hated parting with his collection of rare books, but he really needed the money he got by selling them.
  • Mum didn’t want to part with our baby clothes or our old school books, but we made her get rid of them.

MUSIC

adele

Hello – Adele

https://youtu.be/YQHsXMglC9A

Hello

It’s me

I was wondering if after all these years

You’d like to meet

To go over

Everything

They say that time’s supposed to heal ya

But I ain’t done much healing

Hello

Can you hear me?

I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be

When we were younger

And free

I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There’s such a difference

Between us

And a million miles

Hello from the other side

I must’ve called a thousand times

To tell you I’m sorry

For everything that I’ve done

But when I call you never

Seem to be home

Hello from the outside

At least I can say that I’ve tried

To tell you I’m sorry

For breaking your heart

But it don’t matter, it clearly

Doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Hello

How are you?

It’s so typical of me to talk about myself

I’m sorry, I hope

That you’re well

Did you ever make it out of that town

Where nothing ever happened?

It’s no secret

That the both of us

Are running out of time

So hello from the other side

I must’ve called a thousand times

To tell you I’m sorry

For everything that I’ve done

But when I call you never

Seem to be home

Hello from the outside

At least I can say that I’ve tried

To tell you I’m sorry

For breaking your heart

But it don’t matter, it clearly

Doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Oohh, anymore

Oohh, anymore

Oohh, anymore

Anymore

Hello from the other side

I must’ve called a thousand times

To tell you I’m sorry

For everything that I’ve done

But when I call you never

Seem to be home

Hello from the outside

At least I can say that I’ve tried

To tell you I’m sorry

For breaking your heart

But it don’t matter, it clearly

Doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Translation:

http://www.vagalume.com.br/adele/hello-traducao.html


 

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