Ok, ok...Eight year shall get some help too!

What´s about underdevelopment? And what´s about latin america in it?
Click here and find out more. In Sciences, there´s a lot about muscles and senses. In Maths, algebraic fractions, algebraic equations and literal equations.

Hello, hello, seventh year!

You´re about to have your tests at school, right? So I will help you with some interesting links.

History: Portugal and The Expansion, the The Renaissance, Mercantilism and Absolute Monarchy.

Sciences: Crustacean, Arachnids, , Chilopods. Also echinoderms are on the list.

More About the tests!

What´s the atmosphere? And what kind of ocean waters can we find? Click on the names, have a better grade in Sciences and practice your English!

You can do the same with History. For examples, the Persians. They were not cats, although they liked them - and who doesn´t? - click here and find out more! They also had a religion with a funny name. Then go crazy on the greatest museum ever on !

Water quality is something everyone worries about, but know veeeeryy little. Click here and be very afraid!

Maths: what do you know about fractions?

Study, read, get informed, debate, discuss. Knowledge is power!


Where are We Going? How? Why?

We all hear about the future of Earth and that things can go really bad. Al Gore has had his say on the doc An Inconvenient Truth. The US environmental agencies publish data (click here), but what´s real and what´s just about the money?

It´s been said that recycled paper is a way of saving the planet, but now we know it´s not like that: making recycled paper makes greater damages to the environment than simply disposing it.For example, it is not good because toxics from the ink can leach into the soil.

Where do you think you are going? Do you think you´re too small to make a difference? Humpf! have you ever slept with a mosquito in your room? Annoying, right? And he´s really small....

Wow! Now that was a Mistery!

The piano man was a mysterious guy who showed up on the streets of Kent, England. If you want to know more about his story, click on his name at this post or at the BBC link here.

It´s About English, It´s About Maths!

Can you solve Simultaneous equations?

R u rly good at it?

Let´s Know More about Him!

So, the next book for ninth year is A Morte e a Morte de Quincas Berro d´Água, right?
Want to know more about the author? Just click in the words..


Robinson Crusoe and Alladin. You can have the complete text on these links!


Yesrday at school...

I can´t remember that well what was on, but all grades - but ninth, that´s got another book - we´re all due to the middle of Unit 10. That means unit nine is already checked, so if your stuff is not complete, check with a friend.

Remember our test is coming. Please.


Updating hasn´t been that frequent, I know. But it´s never too late...

Remember ninth year people: your test is next Monday! It´s THE chance to get your cows out of the mud, so work hard on it! There a lots of exercises on will x going to, and lots to read around here. Use your dictionaries, put down the words, make your own word list!

Reading tips:

America's Best Young Entrepreneurs - 25 people under 25 years of age that have been really making some money!

How to star your own business. Nice tips for youngsters!

See who´s making history at school!


And the Unthinkable Happened!

Barrichelo won!!!


You can enroll until October eight at any Cultura Inglesa branch. Check out dates down here!

YLE - STARTERS - Written exam - 27/11 (Friday afternoon) / Oral exam - 27/11(Friday afternoon)

YLE - MOVERS - -Written exam 27/11((Friday afternoon) / Oral exam - 27/11((Friday afternoon)

KET - Written exam - 04/12 ((Friday afternoon) / Oral exam - 04/12 ((Friday afternoon)

PET - Written exam - 04/12 (friday morning) / Oral exam - 04/12 ((Friday afternoon)

FCE - Written exam- 08/12 (tuesday: morning and afternoon) / Oral exam- 11/12 ((Friday afternoon)

CAE - Written exam- 09/12 (Wednesday: morning and afternoon) /Oral exam - 11/12 ((Friday afternoon)

CPE -Written exam - 10/12 (tuesday: morning and afternoon) / Oral exam - 11/12 ()(Friday afternoon

TKT - Written exam - 27/11 ((Friday afternoon and morning)

Verbs + Prepositions

First things first: You have to know the prepositions. Not all of them of course - although it might be a good idea - but the most important ones. This one is to be printed. This one is click and go.

A list of prepositions with the verb is here (this one is quite broad and complete) and here. Remember prepositions are very important for text understanding and communication as a whole.

Today at school!

Ninth Year:
In class: checked all homework on student book. Reviewed will X going to during exercise.
Homework: none.

Eight year A:
In class: Checked all homework. Student book page 81 and 83 done in class.
Homeworks: stbk page 82. Wbk: pages 40/41. Reading sheet 2 ( on pop groups).


This is THE girl!

Remember I told you about the brazilian girl who entered Harvard - with a scholarship?

She lived in São Gonçalo, studied in Tijuca (at Colégio Militar), commmuted every single day - it´s a hour and a half journey - and never stopped believing her dreams. More than believe, she worked hard for it! Remember this name: Flávia Medina da Cunha. Some day she may join Miguel Nicolelis on Nobel Prize.

More about this girl here. Read and follow the example. Dreams DO come true...if you work hard for them!

Wanna follow her? Click here.

Wiil x Going to

As we all remember - if you don´t that means trouble - the present continous may be used as a future form. And what´s going to?

A continous form, of course! And, as a continuous form, it may be used as future!

He is going to travel to Canada.
He is traveling to Canada.

Although they´re written in different forms, they mean the same: a scheduled action in the future. He probably has already bought tickets.

Check some exercises here.

Past Simple Passive

Never forget: what rules the passive is the verb to be.

Example: She is sent home. (present)
She was sent home. (past)
She will be sent home. (future)

Try your understanding here and you can print some here.

Today at school!

Eight year A and B:
In class: Correct homework. Student book pages 77,76 and 80. Corrected in class.
Homework: Wbk 38,39. Stbk: 78,76. Extra reading sheet for 8th year A.
Grammar issue covered: Past Passive.

Seventh year A:
In class: Correct homework. Student book pages 77, 78, 80. Corrected in class.
Homework: Wbk 38,39. Stbk: 78,80 Extra reading sheet.
Grammar issue covered: Going to for future.


Windy Weather, huh?

Find out more here. Wonder why it´s been windy here in Rio!

Who´s checked my cell today?

Yeah, now we have an animal half armadillo, half crocodile. And a brazilian discovered that!!!

Isn´t it amazing??

Click here and find out much more!

Today at school!

On the sixth year:
We started unit 10. We did the first two pages.
Homework on workbook - pages 37 and 38.

Seventh year:
Stbk pages 73,74, 75
Homework: wbk 36 and 37. Stbk: 76 plus reading sheet.

Eight year:
Stbk pages 77, 76,79
Homework: Reading exercise stbk page 74 and wbk 36 and 37.

Ninth year:
Stbk: 53 plus exercise checking.
Homework: pre reading on student book pages 54 and 55. Wbk page 40.

Remember: I am NOT at school tomorrow, so papers in delay can´t be delivered!

We will do More.


Click here for more information.

More exercises here.

A post is done by the teacher!

The passive voice is used when focusing on the person or thing affected by an action.

The Passive is formed:
Passive Subject To Be Past Particple

We have produced over 20 different models in the past two years. ( active voice)
Over 20 different models have been produced in the past two years. (passive voice)

Exercises here and here .

Hello, people! Should We study?

Click here and find out more.

Past Simple


A completed action in the past...


I saw a movie yesterday.
I didn't see a play yesterday.
Last year, I traveled to Japan.
Last year, I didn't travel to Korea.
Finished actions.


I lived in Brazil for two years. - but he probably moved.
Shauna studied Japanese for five years - she probably finished.


I played violin. - Affirmative

I did not play violin. - Negative

Did you play the violin? - Interrogative

Notice that DID is the auxiliar for the past simple, and it already shows the sentence is in the past. In the affirmative, verbs can be regular or irregular. When they´re irregular, they´re from the list. When they´re not, all you have to do is put ED at the end of the verb. REMEMBER! When the verb has Y after a CONSONANT, the Y falls and we put I !!!

Irregular verb tenses list here

Exercises here and here. Enjoy!