ENGLISH HOMEWORK #32| Learning English with “Blackbird” by THE BEATLES! | Érika e Newton – Inglês por Skype

The music of this week is “Blackbird” from THE BEATLES ! Enjoy!

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COMPOSITION

What is your opinion about this sentence: “It is acceptable for parents to use physical force to discipline their children” ?

(150 words)


ENGLISH LEARNING LINKS

Duolingo – Free Online English Exercises

https://pt.duolingo.com/

BBC Learning English

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish

Voa News – Learning English

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/

Engvid – English Video Classes

http://www.engvid.com/


READING AND LISTENING

Obama Seeks $1.8 Billion to Combat Zika

Audio:

http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/02/08/49f11875-451a-4865-94f5-39499716c037_hq.mp3

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion to fight the Zika virus in the United States and other countries.

The White House said Monday that most of the money would be spent in the United States on programs to combat the virus, which is spread by mosquitos. These initiatives include mosquito control programs, vaccine research and health care services for low-income pregnant women.

President Barack Obama urged calm in an interview that aired on Monday. “The good news is this is not like Ebola, people don’t die of Zika. A lot of people get it and don’t even know they have it,” he told CBS News. “But there shouldn’t be panic on this, this is not something where people are going to die from it. It is something we have to take seriously.”

Spread of Zika virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the top federal public health agency. It has reported 50 cases of Zika among U.S. travelers from December 2015 to February 2016.

In the latest outbreak, Brazil reported the first case of Zika virus in May 2015. The Pan American Health Organization said 26 countries and territories in the Americas have reported cases of the virus since.

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a global health emergency. The global health organization also predicts that Zika could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas this year.

Zika causes no symptoms in 80 percent of people who are infected and only mild symptoms in people who fall ill.

Scientists believe it can cause microcephaly, a birth defect that causes babies to have abnormally small heads and problems with learning. U.S. health officials said their greatest concern is for pregnant women who develop Zika.

The Zika virus is a disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available. But drug companies in India, Japan and France announced that they are working to develop possible vaccines.

I’m Mary Gotschall.     


WORDS IN THIS STORY

mosquito – n. a small flying insect that bites the skin of people and animals and sucks their blood

symptom – n. a change in the body or mind which indicates that a disease is present

panic – n. a situation that causes many people to become afraid and to rush to do something — usually singular

territory – n. an area of land that belongs to or is controlled by a government


ENGLISH VIDEO CLASS

English Vocabulary: Talking about HIGHWAY DRIVING

As drivers or passengers, at some point we all use cars to get around. In this lesson, I’ll teach you essential vocabulary and expressions we use to talk about driving on streets and highways. You may need to give someone driving directions in English, or perhaps you’ll be describing your favourite driving routes—we all have these conversations!

Knowing this vocabulary is especially great to practice your English because drivers talk about driving as often as the weather.

Learn about on-ramps, off-ramps, toll booths, passing lanes, merging, and more. Increase your vocabulary and your conversational confidence in English by learning to speak about driving! Most importantly, always be aware of driving conditions, and drive safely!

Video: https://youtu.be/GKqblzFWz_8


GRAMMAR

Prepositions

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

Short Answers

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/short-answers


MUSIC

Blackbird – The Beatles

Video: https://youtu.be/8ehhZ53zysQ

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly

All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these sunken eyes and learn to see

All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly

Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly

Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly

All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to arise

You were only waiting for this moment to arise

You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
Translation


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