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Using the Web to Learn

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Obama`s Acceptance Speech

This is a part of US elected president Barack Obama`s acceptance speech. Please listen to it and let us know what part of it you liked best and why.

My job experience/My ideal job

Everyone works, worked, or will work

Everyone works, worked, or will work

Working is definetely part of our lives. I have worked since I was 15, I think. I love working and I just love my job. I have had many jobs. Could you please tell us about your working experience? Tell us about your first job, others jobs you had. If you have never worked, please tell us a little about your ideal job.

Teacher’s Day

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Well I am a teacher and a lot of what I am I owe to the great teachers I have had and still have. I think learning is not for a season but for a lifetime. In this day, I think I would like to thank the great teachers I was so blessed to have and, of course, my students who have also taught me so much and inspired me to continue doing what I do. And you, what do you have to say about this day? Tell us about the teachers you have had.

Hopes and Ambitions

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We have been talking about hopes and ambitions for some time. I would like to tell me what ambitions you have. What would like to do in the near or distant future? Is there anything you are looking forward to happening in your life? Are you thinking of doing anything special? Please, post your thoughts and opinions.

My Favorite City

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From what we have been discussing in class, I realized that many of you like living in Brasília and some of you have a favorite city other than Brasília. What do like about it? Is it the weather, the people, the traffic, the architecture? Compare your favorite city to Brasília or Brasília to any other city in Brazil and give us some reasons why you like or don´t like it.

May Day or Labor Day

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Did you know that? “Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September. The holiday began in 1882, originating from a desire by the Central Labor Union to create a day off for the “working man”. It is still celebrated mainly as a day of rest.” Wikipedia

“May Day(May1) refers to various socialist and labor movement celebrations conducted on May 1, unrelated to the traditional celebrations, to commemorate the Haymarket martyrs of 1886 and the international socialist movement generally. The latter event is an important holiday in Communist and Socialist countries.” Besides that ” May Day is May 1, and refers to any of several holidays celebrated on this day. May 1 was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures, and many elements of these holidays are still celebrated on May 1 today, such as the Maypole”  Wikipedia

How about you? What does working mean to you? What does your job mean to you? What do you like best about the job you do? What kind of job would you like to have?

Food glorious food

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As follow up to our class tonight and to our last pizza feast, I decided to make you hungry. Dessert makes me very hungry. I also love a good Brazilian barbecue and so many kinds of food. And you, what kinds of food do you like? I can cook just about one or two dishes. I can make chocolate chip cookies and they are pretty good. I have to confess I am a little lazy when it comes to cooking. And you, can you cook?If so, what is your specialty?

My own Brazil

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Brazil is a country of many faces, millions I would say. There as many Brazils as there are Brazilians. What do you like and what do you dislike about our country? What are in your opinion the good things and bad things about Brazil and being a Brazilian? Please, leave your comments.