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ADVANCED 1 – MOVIE TITLES

Hello amazing and mega wonderful Advanced 1 students, here is your last assignment. As I’ve already explained you in class, you are supposed to pick up 10 movie posters (5 national + 2 contemporany + 3 old movie) and translate it  to Portuguese and English, as the models that follow below. Send the pics to my e-mail so I can repost it. See you next class at your presentation.

 

SE EU FOSSE VOCÊ

 

LEAP YEAR

 

 

THE GOONIES

 

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ADVANCED 2 – AMERICAN VS. BRITISH ENGLISH

My wonderful Advanced 1 class, while studying the differences between American and British English, decided to promote the most typical English Tradition – the 5pm tea, which is also known as low tea, is a light meal typically eaten between 3pm and 5pm. The custom of drinking tea originated in England when Catherine of Bragança married Charles 2 in 1661 and brought the practice of drinking tea in the afternoon with her from Portugal. Various places that belonged to the former British Empire also have such a meal. However, changes in social customs and working hours mean that most Britons will rarely take afternoon tea, if at all. Traditionally, loose tea is brewed in a teapot and served in teacups with milk and sugar. This is accompanied by sandwiches (customarily cucumber, egg and cress, fish paste, ham, and smoked salmon), scones (with clotted cream and jam, see cream tea) and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg, fruit cake or Victoria sponde). In hotels and tea shops the food is often served on a tiered stand; there may be no sandwiches, but bread or scones with butter or margarine and optional jam or other spread, or toast, muffins or crumpets.

 

 

Categories: 7. ADVANCED 1