Your Daily Dose of English – April 10, 2018

Your best shot:

Sua melhor chance: This is my best shot at getting a new job

Sua melhor tentativa: Don’t worry. I’ll give it my best shot.

Evitando as brasileiradas:

Assistindo um event: Attending an event …

NUNCA DIGA: “ASSISTING AN EVENT,” OU “WATCHING AN EVENT” …

“I’m attending a conference in Berlin this week.”

Never Give Up – The Story of Colonel Sanders and KFC

 

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Source: Livin3 

 

Colonel Sanders | Kentucky Fried Chicken

Once, there was an older man, who was broke, living in a tiny house and who owned a beat-up car. He was living off of $99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decided things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer. All of his friends raved about his chicken recipe. He decided that this was his best shot at making a change.

He left Kentucky and traveled to different states trying to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering chicken recipe. He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal, right?

Unfortunately, not to most of the restaurants. He heard NO over 1000 times. Even after all of those rejections, he didn’t give up. He believed his chicken recipe was something special. He got rejected 1009 times before he heard his first yes.

With that one success, Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.

Remember, never give up and always believe in yourself in spite of rejection.

Dose of the Day

Bom, todos nós sabemos que os adjetivos em inglês não têm plural. Portanto, the blues da figura acima se referem a um estilo musical.

Agora, uma outra característica dos adjetivos é que raramente vêm sozinhos. Em português, podemos dizer: Quero o verde, ao se referir a um objeto verde, por exemplo. Em inglês, teríamos que dizer I want the green one. One nesse caso é um pronome. Agora, se a pessoa quer dois ou mais objectos verdes, diria:  Quero os verdes, mas em inglês diria, I want the green ones. Pronto, aí temos os nosso plural de adjetivos.

Vamos levar um pouco adiante, e usar o pronome one em outros casos.

  1. Este – This one
  2. Estes – These ones
  3. Aquele – That one
  4. Aqueles – Those ones
  5. Qual? – Which one?
  6. Quais? – Which ones?

Qual sua dúvida ou pergunta? Deixe nos comentários, e tentaremos resolver para você.

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