O que significa IN A NUTSHELL?


Indo direto ao assunto, IN A NUTSHELL pode ser traduzida como “em resumo”, “resumidamente”, “em poucas palavras”, “para resumir” e outras usadas com o sentido de simplificar tudo aquilo que será dito.

Também é comum encontrarmos essa expressão de modo mais completo: TO PUT IT IN A NUTSHELL.

IN A NUTSHELL: exemplos com tradução

  • In a nutshell, bro, I really think you’re wrong. (Resumindo, véi, eu acho mesmo que você está enganado.)
  • Well, to put it in a nutshell, we’re lost. (Bom, para resumir tudo, nós estamos perdidos.)
  • That’s what happened in a nutshell. (Em poucas palavras foi isso o que aconteceu.)
  • They explained the situation in a nutshell. (Elas resumiram a situação em poucas palavras.)
  • To put it in a nutshell, I really liked that. (Resumindo, eu gostei pra caramba disso.)
  • Just tell me the facts in a nutshell, please. (Dê me apenas os fatos de modo resumido, por favor.)
  • In a nutshell, the problem was caused by a faulty wire. (Para resumir, o problema foi causado por um fio com defeito.)
  • Well, I guess this is me in a nutshell. (Bom, eu acho que este sou eu em poucas palavras.)

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Business English Role Plays – Dialogues


These business English dialogues focus on a wide variety of business situations in a role-playing format. Each dialogue is followed by a comprehension quiz to check understanding.

39 ARTICLES IN: BUSINESS ENGLISH DIALOGUES – ROLE PLAY FOR BUSINESS ENGLISH
Improving Brand Image

 

This advanced level dialogue and reading comprehension focuses on two colleagues working on improving their brand’s image. The dialogue is for in-class use as a dialogue for role-plays, as well as for reading practice with follow-up reading comprehension questions.

Telephoning English – Introduction

Five short English conversations which focus on telephoning in English to be used to practice telephoning English.

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Americans React to Brazilian Celebrities


Watch out Americans react to some of the most famous celebrities from Brazil. They try to guess why Anderson Silva, Izabel Goulart, Felipe Massa, Anitta, and Dilma Rouseff are famous, then react to their Instagram accounts. Did you know who everyone was? Would you Like, DM, or Unfollow?

English Speaking Practice: How to improve your English Speaking and Fluency: SHADOWING


★About shadowing

What is shadowing? I define it as ‘training for English fluency – the best way to improve English speaking’

… quite a strong definition, don’t you think? ;p

Regardless of whether it’s the “best” way to get good at speaking English though, shadowing is a good way to improve your pronunciation, accent and speaking..

VOCÊ SABE O SIGNIFICADO DE AIN’T?


Esta é uma expressão que deixa muita gente curiosa. Vê-se muito em letras de música de hip-hop e rap. Veja estas frases:

I am not ugly.
They are not a problem.

Estas frases também podem ser escritas assim:

I ain’t ugly. (“am not” virou ain’t)
They ain’t a problem. (“are not” também virou ain’t)

O ain’t é uma contração de “am not” e “are not”, é uma gíria ou slang.

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Qual a diferença entre NO e NOT em inglês?


Existem várias maneiras de dizer “não” em inglês, mas as duas palavras mais simples para isso são “no” e “not”.

Para algumas pessoas, pode ser difícil entender que existe uma diferença entre “no” e “not”. Pois é, a diferença existe, e não é sempre que podemos usar qualquer um deles, diferente do português em que não é sempre a mesma palavra. Então, vamos facilitar e explicar as diferenças.

Quando podemos usar “no”?

  • Com Yes/No questions

Já falamos aqui desse tipo de pergunta conhecida como Yes/No questions. Nesses casos, quando alguém faz esse tipo de pergunta, espera como resposta “yes” ou “no”.

Are you going to work today?
(Você vai trabalhar hoje?)
No, I won’t.
(Não, não vou.)

  • Antes de um substantivo sem artigo

O papel dos artigos em inglês é o de definir ou indefinir um substantivo. Em uma frase que será negativa e em que não há artigo, o correto é usar “no” antes do substantivo tanto no singular quanto no plural:

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PUNCTUATION


Punctuation is used to create sense, clarity and stress in sentences. You use punctuation marks to structure and organise your writing.

You can quickly see why punctuation is important if you try and read this sentence which has no punctuation at all:

perhaps you dont always need to use commas periods colons etc to make sentences clear when i am in a hurry tired cold lazy or angry i sometimes leave out punctuation marks grammar is stupid i can write without it and dont need it my uncle Harry once said he was not very clever and i never understood a word he wrote to me i think ill learn some punctuation not too much enough to write to Uncle Harry he needs some help

Now let’s see if punctuating it makes a difference!

Perhaps you don’t always need to use commas, periods, colons etc. to make sentences clear. When I am in a hurry, tired, cold, lazy, or angry I sometimes leave out punctuation marks. “Grammar is stupid! I can write without it and don’t need it,” my uncle Harry once said. He was not very clever, and I never understood a word he wrote to me. I think I’ll learn some punctuation – not too much, enough to write to Uncle Harry. He needs some help!

Use the pages in this punctuation section to learn how to make your English clearer and better organised.

PUNCTUATION RULES IN ENGLISH

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