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Stage 7

Home and away

Nesta lição aprenda a falar sobre suas ferias e a usar conectivos especiais do inglês!

1 . Você gosta de viajar quando tira férias ou prefere ficar em casa?

2 . Você ouvirá a história de dois irmãos que têm opiniões diferentes sobre esse assunto. Ouça George falando sobre seu irmão, Peter, e complete o texto abaixo com as palavras que estão faltando.

Let me tell you about me and my brother, Peter. (1) ………… Peter and I are twins, we are very different. He’s very outgoing,(2) ………… I’m rather shy. He’s also more adventurous than I am. (3) ………………, we get on very well together.
We also have very different ways of taking a break from work. (4) ………… Peter has very little money, he’s travelling in Asia at the moment. I relax by going on long walks in the countryside, (5) ………… he finds that boring. He prefers to go to a different country, and experience a different culture.

Grammar: Linking words but, however and although

Usamos but e although para contrastar duas ideias diferentes na mesma frase. But nunca é usado no início da frase.
My brother and I are twins, but we are very different.
Although my brother and I are twins, we are very different.

However é usado no início de uma frase para contrastar ideias em frases separadas.
My brother and I are very different. However, we get on well together.

3 . Aqui estão mais informações sobre George e Peter. Complete as frases com but, although ou however.

1 George likes a quiet life, ……… Peter likes adventure.

2 ……… George earns a lot of money, he rarely spends it.

3 Peter has blue eyes, ……… George’s eyes are brown.

4 George enjoys watching TV in the evenings, ……… Peter doesn’t.

5 Peter travels a lot. …………… , George hardly ever leaves his home town.

6 ………… Peter works hard, he likes long holidays.

7 Peter is in Thailand at the moment. ………… , he is going to Australia soon.

4 . Leia este e-mail que Peter escreveu para George e decida se as frases abaixo são verdadeiras, falsas ou se não são mencionadas no e-mail.

1 Peter is in an internet café.

2 He doesn’t like the food in Thailand.

3 He hired a car for three days.

4 The car broke down.

5 He waited two hours for a lift.

6 He has very little money left.

20 minutes+

Estas frases dizem o que aconteceu depois. Relacione as da esquerda (1–5)
com as da direita (a–e) usando uma expressão de ligação do quadro abaixo.

although | but (x2) | and | because

1 George sent some money

2 Peter went to Sydney

3 After four weeks, he got a job

4 The work was hard

5 ……… he liked Sydney,

a) ……… could send some money to George.

b) ……… the money was good.

c) he soon wanted to travel again.

d) ……… he wanted to help his brother.

e) ……… he didn’t find a job easily.


Word Bank

annoyed (adjetivo) = aborrecido

adventurous (adjetivo) = aventureiro

collect (verbo) = juntar, colecionar

countryside (substantivo) = campo

culture (substantivo) = cultura

experience (verbo) = experimentar, vivenciar

outgoing (adjetivo) = extrovertido

pay back (verbo) = pagar (quantia devida)

rarely (advérbio) = raramente

relax (verbo) = relaxar, descansar

serious (adjetivo) = sério, grave

shy (adjetivo) = tímido

twins (substantivo) = gêmeos


Respostas:

Exercício 2

1 Although

2 but

3 However

4 Although

5 but

Exercício 3

1 but

2 Although

3 but

4 but

5 However

6 Although

7 However

Exercício 4

1 True

2 False

3 Doesn’t say

4 True

5 Doesn’t say

6 True

20 minutes+

1d George sent some money because he wanted to help his brother.

2e Peter went to Sydney but he didn’t find a job easily.

3a After four weeks he got a job and could send some money to George.

4b The work was hard but the money was good.

5c Although he likes Sydney, he soon wanted to travel again.