ENGLISH HOMEWORK #26 | Érika e Newton – Inglês por Skype | Exercícios de Inglês da Semana! #dicasdeinglês

Nessa semana temos a música Hello, da Adele, uma composition sobre qual animal você seria se pudesse ser (!) e vamos aprender a expressão “Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!”. Let’s go e um grande abraço da Prof. Érika e do Prof. Newton! 🙂


COMPOSITION

If you could be an animal, what animal would you be? Why would you like to be that animal? What would you do? (150 words)


READING

Words and Their Stories – ‘Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!’

Audio: http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2015/12/02/caacd8a3-7de9-4858-8706-6942eb247bf0_hq.mp3

Children all over the United States know this simple rhyme. They say it when someone gets caught in a lie. In other words, when someone gets busted for lying.

The word “lie” comes from Old English through even older German. A lie is an untruth. It is intentional and usually has consequences.

But not all lies are created equal.

People often use white lies to prevent hurting the feelings of others or to save themselves trouble. For example, let’s say you are eating dinner at your boss’s house and the food is really bad. When your boss asks you, “How do you like the meatloaf? It’s an old family recipe,” it is a good idea to say you love it.

White lie to the rescue!

Parents and other adults are known to tell white lies to children. Some white lies — such as lying about Santa Claus — are part of a tradition and are meant for fun.

Some white lies are to protect children. For example, when a child asks about a person who has died, adults may say the dead person is simply sleeping.

These lies are meant to help, not hurt. But they are still, technically, lies.

Even adults may sometime prefer to hear a lie than a truth that is too difficult to face. In the song “Tell Me Lies,” by the rock group Fleetwood Mac, a woman is asking for lies — sweet little lies.

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.

(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)

Oh, no, no you can’t disguise.

(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies

Another kind of relatively harmless lie is called a fib. It is a little, unimportant lie. Fibbers who fib are usually not out to hurt anyone.

Sometimes people simply make things up. Other times they stretch the truth, or exaggerate. In other words, they add details to the truth to make a story better.

Bending the truth is also not a severe lie. If you bend the truth, you take the truth and change it very slightly.                        

A half-truth is trickier. It could be like the name says – a statement that is half true and half false. Or it could be a statement that is completely true but shows only one part of the real story. Half-truths are meant to deceive or to avoid responsibility.

These examples are all clever, subtle ways of lying. They are the opposite of outright lies. These types of lies are direct. They are also called out-and-out, barefaced or bold-faced lies.

Many word experts agree that the original expression is “barefaced lie” and that it began in the 1600s. At that time, “bare” meant “bold.” Also at that time in history, almost all men had facial hair. It was considered quite bold for a man to be clean-shaven, or barefaced.

Eventually, the word for “hairless” went from “bare” to “bald,” and so did the description for an obvious lie. So, these days you can use bold-faced, barefaced and even bald-faced to mean a lie that is obvious. They all mean that there is no mistake or making excuses. This person is lying!

Barefaced liars lie easily and often. They lie through their teeth, we like to say.  

The group word for lies is pack. Someone who tells a pack of lies tells one lie after another.

There are packs of lies and there are webs of lies. This expression may have come from a line of Scottish poetry:

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

To be tangled in a web of one’s own lies … is no place to be.                                         

I’m Anna Matteo.

Words and Their Stories

intentional – adj. done in a way that is planned or intended

consequence – n. something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions

deceive – to make (someone) believe something that is not true : deception is the noun

clever – adj. intelligent and able to learn things quickly

subtle – adj. hard to notice or see : not obvious : clever and indirect : not showing your real purpose


ENGLISH VIDEO CLASS

English Slang: fresh from the bakery!

Want to know the REAL English that people use? Today I’ll teach you a bunch of common slang words that we use in English. You’ll hear these words in social conversations and in movies.

https://youtu.be/kIMHyaagJWw


GRAMMAR

Past Perfect Simple

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/past-perfect-simple

Simple Past

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past


MUSIC

Hello –  Adele

Hello

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

adele-hello_8911938-73130_1920x1080


erika e newton ingles por skype

Érika & Newton – Inglês por Skype
Faça uma AULA EXPERIMENTAL GRATUITA!
Aulas TODOS OS DIAS, de 7 às 23 horas!

Érika de Pádua | Professora de Inglês – Aulas por Skype
WhatsApp: (31) 9223-5540 | Skype: erikadepadua@gmail.com
Linkedin: https://goo.gl/2c6QIb

Newton Rocha | Professor de Inglês – Aulas por Skype
WhatsApp: 9143-7388 | Skype: prof.newtonrocha@gmail.com
LinkedIin: https://goo.gl/7rajxF

Visite o nosso Blog Melhore Seu Inglês:https://melhoreseuingles.wordpress.com/
Curta Nossa página no Facebook:
https://goo.gl/qcPQUK
Se inscreva no nosso Canal no Youtube – Melhore Seu Inglês:https://goo.gl/KYns5i

 

Anúncios

Deixe um comentário

Preencha os seus dados abaixo ou clique em um ícone para log in:

Logotipo do WordPress.com

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta WordPress.com. Sair / Alterar )

Imagem do Twitter

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Twitter. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Facebook

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Facebook. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Google+

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Google+. Sair / Alterar )

Conectando a %s