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segunda-feira, 23 de março de 2015

What is your favorite radio station?

I have asked some of my Quora contacts if they could help me find some online radio stations they liked. The answers were almost instantaneously. I would like to share this one from New York, but I’ll post more options in the future.

I hope you listen to it as much as you can!

Remember: if you want to improve your English, you should listen to as many different resources as possible. The more you listen, the more you improve it (your listening skill).


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segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2015

What streaming radio stations are your favorites?

I have asked some of my Quora contacts if they could help me find some online radio stations they liked. The answers were almost instantaneously. The one I liked most was this one from Santa Monica, but I’ll post more options in the future.
I hope you listen to it as much as you can!
Remember: if you want to improve your English, you should listen to as many different resources as possible. The more you listen, the more you improve it (your listening skill).



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domingo, 15 de março de 2015

What rhymes with ORANGE?


That might make a good exercise. I have just found this website that is all about poems. I do love poems – I myself have written some of the most stupid poems in the whole universe!
Have you ever struggled to find a word that rhymes? Well, I actually have.
Having read this poem here, I kept questioning myself:
What rhymes with ORANGE?

by Jeff Opperman


Now see the beautiful sunset ore the ocean blue
Fiery colors due abound of poems there are a few
I wish that I could write one, about that perfect hue
But nothing rhymes with Orange

Orchards stretch for miles, they never seem to stop
There nectar baring fruit is one that's hard to top
A fruit that justifies a sonnet, but might as well be rock
But nothing rhymes with Orange

How do I describe a basketball?
Or the bricks within my garden wall
The autumn leaves before they fall
But nothing rhymes with Orange

So the hardest line you'll ever write
One to keep you up all night
So please tell if you might
What the hell rhymes with ORANGE?


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PINK DOG (by Elizabeth Bishop)

PINK DOG
                        
                         [Rio de Janeiro]

The sun is blazing and the sky is blue.
Umbrellas clothe the beach in every hue.
Naked, you trot across the avenue.

Oh, never have I seen a dog so bare!
Naked and pink, without a single hair...
Startled, the passersby draw back and stare.

Of course they're mortally afraid of rabies.
You are not mad; you have a case of scabies
but look intelligent. Where are your babies?

(A nursing mother, by those hanging teats.)
In what slum have you hidden them, poor bitch,
while you go begging, living by your wits?

Didn't you know? It's been in all the papers,
to solve this problem, how they deal with beggars?
They take and throw them in the tidal rivers.

Yes, idiots, paralytics, parasites
go bobbing int the ebbing sewage, nights
out in the suburbs, where there are no lights.

If they do this to anyone who begs,
drugged, drunk, or sober, with or without legs,
what would they do to sick, four-legged dogs?

In the cafés and on the sidewalk corners
the joke is going round that all the beggars
who can afford them now wear life preservers.

In your condition you would not be able
even to float, much less to dog-paddle.
Now look, the practical, the sensible

solution is to wear a fantasía.
Tonight you simply can't afford to be a-
n eyesore... But no one will ever see a

dog in máscara this time of year.
Ash Wednesday'll come but Carnival is here.
What sambas can you dance? What will you wear?

They say that Carnival's degenerating
— radios, Americans, or something,
have ruined it completely. They're just talking.

Carnival is always wonderful!
A depilated dog would not look well.
Dress up! Dress up and dance at Carnival!

1979
Elizabeth Bishop





CADELA ROSADA
                         
[Rio de Janeiro]

Sol forte, céu azul. O Rio sua.
Praia apinhada de barracas. Nua,
passo apressado, você cruza a rua.

Nunca vi um cão tão nu, tão sem nada,
sem pêlo, pele tão avermelhada...
Quem a vê até troca de calçada.

Têm medo da raiva. Mas isso não
é hidrofobia — é sarna. O olhar é são
e esperto. E os seus filhotes, onde estão?

(Tetas cheias de leite.) Em que favela
você os escondeu, em que ruela,
pra viver sua vida de cadela?

Você não sabia? Deu no jornal:
pra resolver o problema social,
estão jogando os mendigos num canal.

E não são só pedintes os lançados
no rio da Guarda: idiotas, aleijados,
vagabundos, alcoólatras, drogados.

Se fazem isso com gente, os estúpidos,
com pernetas ou bípedes, sem escrúpulos,
o que não fariam com um quadrúpede?

A piada mais contada hoje em dia
é que os mendigos, em vez de comida,
andam comprando bóias salva-vidas.

Você, no estado em que está, com esses peitos,
jogada no rio, afundava feito
parafuso. Falando sério, o jeito

mesmo é vestir alguma fantasia.
Não dá pra você ficar por aí à
toa com essa cara. Você devia

pôr uma máscara qualquer. Que tal?
Até a quarta-feira, é Carnaval!
Dance um samba! Abaixo o baixo-astral!

Dizem que o Carnaval está acabando,
culpa do rádio, dos americanos...
Dizem a mesma bobagem todo ano.

O Carnaval está cada vez melhor!
Agora, um cão pelado é mesmo um horror...
Vamos, se fantasie! A-lá-lá-ô...!

1979
Poema extraído de: Elizabeth Bishop. O Iceberg Imaginário e Outros Poemas.   Seleção, tradução e estudo crítico de Paulo Henriques Britto. Companhia das Letras, São Paulo, 2001
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