Ao ensinar mais sobre voz passiva essa lição mostra como reduzir mensagens aos tópicos importantes apenas.
1 . Ao receber uma mensagem, você verifica as informações importantes que ela contém?
2 . Leia as mensagens abaixo e decida quais são as coisas mais importantes que devem ser lembradas. Anote três informações essenciais em cada mensagem.
A) George: Hope you had a good day. Please feed the dogs and don’t forget to take them for a walk before it gets dark! Not quite sure what time I’ll be back so DON’T LOCK THE DOOR. Love, Julie
B) Hi there! Just called in to see how you are and to leave you some notes for the meeting tomorrow. They are in a blue file on your desk. I hope you find them helpful… I certainly did. If you’ve got any queries give me a ring at home tonight. See you tomorrow. Ralph
C) Tom, I have been sent a letter asking if I want to apply for a job at your company. I don’t know if it’s good news or not. The letter is from David Locksmith. Do you know him? Can you come over here tonight and have a chat about it? There are some beers in the fridge. I’m in the office all day so can you call me? Thanks a lot. Brian
D) Someone left a message for you (I think the name was Matthew?) asking you to get in touch about an appointment they made with you. Apparently they can’t make it and want to change the time. He said you’ve got his number. Sorry, but it was a really bad line and there was a lot of noise this end.
3 . Você ouvirá duas mensagens na secretária eletrônica. Complete as anotações para Brian e Anna.
Grammar: Passive forms (3)
Usamos voz passiva no present perfect para descrever o que aconteceu com alguém ou alguma coisa, com: has/have been + verbo no particípio passado.
He has been seen by several people.
4 . Encontre um exemplo de voz passiva no present perfect no áudio dessa lição.
5 . Complete as frases com o verbo entre parênteses na voz passiva no present perfect.
1 Congratulations! You ………………………. to assistant manager. (promote)
2 I’m sorry, but the meeting for Thursday …………………………………. . (cancel)
3 We can’t change the date now. All the invitations ………………………. . (post)
4 This room ………………………. for ten years. (not paint)
5 That story ………………………. many times. It’s as old as the hills. (tell)
Reordene as frases abaixo para compor a primeira mensagem do exercício 3. Ouça a gravação e confira suas respostas. Há uma frase faltando. Você sabe qual é?
…… It’s about your studio booking for Thursday.
…… We could let you have it for £200 for the day.
…… Of course, we will let you have the smaller studio at a very reasonable price.
…… Unfortunately there’s been a bit of a mess-up at our end.
…… We have another booking from another group for the afternoon – from two until six.
…… You are booked in Studio A between ten and four.
…… I’m phoning from PVA Limited.
…… I think there are only four of you and Studio B is big enough for you all.
…… This is Paula Roberts speaking. That’s R-O-B-E-R-T-S.
…… I was wondering if you would mind using the smaller studio instead?
…… This is a message for Mr Brian Adams.
…… Anyway, if you could just let me know. I’m on 6574321.
…… I think Studio A is £450 for the day.
apparently (advérbio) = aparentemente
dark (adjetivo) = escuro
double book (verbo) = reservar duas vezes
file (substantivo) = arquivo
ground (substantivo) = chão, solo
lock (verbo) = trancar
match (substantivo) = partida, jogo de futebol
mess-up (substantivo) = confusão
option (substantivo) = opção
overbook (verbo) = overbook
reasonable (adjetivo) = razoável
studio (substantivo) = estúdio
A Please feed the dogs / take them for a walk / don’t lock the door.
B to leave you some notes for the meeting tomorrow / They are in a blue file on your desk / If you’ve got any queries give me a ring.
C I have been sent a letter asking if I want to apply for a job at your company / …from David Locksmith. Do you know him? / Can you come over here tonight and have a chat about it?
D Someone left a message for you (Matthew?) / get in touch about an appointment they made / they can’t make it and want to change the time.
1 Adams / Roberts / PVA / Thursday / B / smaller / £200 / £450 / 6574321
2 Anna / Nick / match / John / outside / six / drink / 077965432108 / £10
I’ve been given two tickets for the match tonight.
1 have been promoted
2 has been cancelled
3 have been posted
4 hasn’t been painted
5 has been told
(4) It’s about your studio booking for Thursday.
(11) We could let you have it for £200 for the day.
(10) Of course, we will let you have the smaller studio at a very reasonable price.
(6) Unfortunately there’s been a bit of a mess-up at our end.
(7) We have another booking from another group for the afternoon – from two until six.
(5) You are booked in studio A between ten and four.
(2) I’m phoning from PVA.
(9) I think there are only four of you and studio B is big enough for you all.
(1) This is Paula Roberts speaking. That’s R-O-B-E-R-T-S.
(8) I was wondering if you would mind using the smaller studio instead?
(3) This is a message for Mr Brian Adams.
(13) Any way, if you could just let me know. I’m on 6574321.
(12) I think studio A is £450 for the day.
The missing sentence is: I’m very sorry about the mistake but I would be so grateful if you could consider this.