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Stage 8

That’s ridiculous!

Agora que você já sabe discordar, que tal dar ainda mais ênfase? No inglês algumas expressões servem justamente para isso! Vamos aprender, junto com expressões de quantidade!

1 . Às vezes você tem de deixar claro para as pessoas que realmente discorda delas. Leia os trechos de algumas cartas abaixo e anote as frases que expressam uma forte discordância.

2 . Quem escreveu as cartas? Relacione-as com as pessoas abaixo.

3 . Leia as cartas novamente com atenção e faça a correspondência correta
entre as declarações (a-e) e cada uma das cartas do exercício 1.

a) I don’t want you to do this.

b) It’s taking too long to do this.

c) I can’t permit this to happen.

d) We want you to talk to us about this.

e) I want you to change your mind about this.

Grammar: much of and many of

Algumas quantidades são usadas com the seguido por um substantivo. Much é usado com substantivos incontáveis e many com os contáveis.

Many of his colleagues were away from work with flu.
Much of the work was done by people in other departments.

4 . Encontre dois exemplos de many seguido por the e um substantivo nas cartas do exercício 1.

5 . Complete as frases abaixo com much of the ou many of the.

1 I think that ………………… time he sits in his room watching television.

2 Have you read ………………… books on this reading list?

3 He wants to know how ………………… cost he will have to pay himself.

4 Do ………………… people in this town travel by bus?

5 They say that ……………… world will be short of water in a few years’ time.

6 I think it’s absurd that ………………… shops are closed on Sundays.

20 minutes+

Anote onde você acha que a ênfase da pronúncia vai recair nas frases abaixo. Confira suas respostas na gravação.

1 You know it’s completely ridiculous!

2 I’m afraid it’s out of the question for you to go to the concert.

3 Of course not! There’s no way he can work in that factory.

4 You’ve got to be wrong about this.

5 I don’t believe it!

6 It’s quite absurd to think he can become a film star.


Word Bank

absurd (adjetivo) = absurdo

duty (substantivo) = dever

permit (verbo) = permitir

reading list (substantivo) = lista de leituras

regret (verbo) = arrependerse, lamentar

upset (adjetivo) = magoado, chateado


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1 It is quite absurd …

2 I am terribly sorry … ; … I think you are wrong and will regret it very much …

3 … it is out of the question …

4 … of course not! … Please don’t do anything …

5 It is completely ridiculous …

Exercício 2

1 customer

2 family friend

3 manager

4 son

5 employee

Exercício 3

1-b; 2-e; 3-c; 4-a; 5-d

Exercício 4

3 many of the staff

5 many of the people

Exercício 5

1 much of the

2 many of the

3 much of the

4 many of the

5 much of the

6 many of the

20 minutes+

1 You know it’s completely ridiculous!

2 I’m afraid it’s out of the question for you to go to the concert.

3 Of course not! There’s no way he can work in that factory.

4 You’ve got to be wrong about this.

5 I don’t believe it!

6 It’s quite absurd to think he can become a film star.