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terça-feira, 29 de setembro de 2015

"Change your mind" means...

"Change your mind" means "to have a different opinion or intention than you had before".

Example: If you don't buy the painting now, he may change his mind and refuse to sell it.

segunda-feira, 28 de setembro de 2015

sexta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2015

Idioms About Money with Examples and Explanations

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A piece of the pie - a share of something like money or profits. 
- If you invest in my company, you will get a big piece of the pie.
- I just found $20 on the street, so do you want a piece of the pie?
Smackers/clams/bucks/bones (noun, always plural) – money, especially American dollars.
- What would you do if you had 20 million smackers?
- That dude owes me 500 smackers, so I’m going to pay him a visit tonight!
Paper/cream/grip/dough/bread/bank/bacon/cheddar/cheese/gravy (noun, always singular) – money.
- You need a lot of paper to buy a new car. With your bad credit, no bank is gonna lend you paper.
Make paper / make bank (idiom) – to make a lot of money.
- Look at me now! I’m making paper! They girls didn’t like me in middle school, but now they can’t get enough of me because I’m making bank.
Make coin (idiom) – to make money, but not necessarily a lot of money.
- I make some good coin at the restaurant. I’m not wealthy, but it’s enough.
The letters K and G - $1,000.
- A new car cost about 30 Gs. 
Gravy train (noun) – a situation where a person makes a lot of money.
- I have been selling towels to tourists, and it is a huge gravy train!
- You are not living rent-free any more. The gravy train stops rights here and you will pay rent!!
Bring home the bacon (idom) – to make money for your family to live on; to be very successful.
- Because John’s been in the hospital for 2 months, his wife has been bringing home the bacon.
- My university degree got me a great job, and I can finally bring home the bacon and support my family.
Benjamins  - $100 USD bill.
- It’s all about the Benjamins baby! 

sexta-feira, 18 de setembro de 2015

Idioms About Business with Examples and Explanations

1. a foot in the doorto manage to enter an organization, a field of business, etc. that could bring you success
- I always wanted to work for that company but it took me two years to get a foot in the door.
2. cash cowthe part of a business that always makes a profit and that provides money for the rest of the business
- The new product became the company’s cash cow.
3. too many chiefs, not enough Indiansused to describe a situation in which there are too many people telling other people what to do, and not enough people to do the work
- There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians in that company.
4. eager beaveran enthusiastic person who works very hard
- George is an eager beaver and is certain to succeed in business.
5. a slice of the piea share of something such as money, profits, etc.
- The company made big profits and the workers want a slice of the pie.
6. go belly upto fail completely
- Last year the business went belly up after sales continued to fall.
7. golden handshakea large sum of money that is given to somebody when they leave their job, or to persuade them to leave their job
- When Tom left the company he was given a golden handshake.
8. grease someone’s palmto give somebody money in order to persuade them to do something dishonest
- There are rumours that the company had to grease someone’s palms to get that contract.
9. hold the fortto have the responsibility for something or care of somebody while other people are away or out
- While the boss is out of the office, I’ll have to hold the fort.
10. keep head above waterto deal with a difficult situation, especially one in which you have financial problems, and just manage to survive
- Business is bad. I’m not sure how much longer we’ll be able to keep our heads above water.
11. red tapeofficial rules that seem more complicated than necessary and prevent things from being done quickly
- You have to go through endless red tape to start up a business.
12. sell ice to Eskimosto persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.
- That salesman is such a smooth talker, he could sell ice to Eskimos.
13. sleeping partnera person who has put money into a business company but who is not actually involved in running it
- Tom found a sleeping partner to invest money in his business.
14. walking papersthe letter or notice dismissing somebody from a job
- Helen was given her walking papers yesterday.
15. a dead ducka plan, an event, etc. that has failed or is certain to fail and that is therefore not worth discussing
- The project was a dead duck from the start due to a lack of funding.

sábado, 12 de setembro de 2015

Human - The Movie | Yann Arthus-Bertrand

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry ? Our curiosity ? The quest for discovery ? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness.

The VOL.1 deals with the themes of love, women, work and poverty.

The VOL.2 deals with the themes of war, forgiving, homosexuality, family and life after death.

The VOL.3 deals with the themes of happiness, education, disability, immigration, corruption and the meaning of life.

quarta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2015

Jack and the beanstalk - cartoon video with subtitles in English

The Queen's Longest Reign: Elizabeth and Victoria - video

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history on the evening of 9 September 2015. This documentary compares the lives and the reigns of two extraordinary women who have steered their courses through periods of remarkable change: Elizabeth and Victoria. It follows Queen Elizabeth II on engagements in the UK and abroad as she approaches this historic date. With interviews and archive to illustrate the remarkable stories of these two female monarchs.

quarta-feira, 2 de setembro de 2015