Tag Archives: culture

ELT: On working with readers

 Last semestre I had an intermediate group which had a mandatory reading – the Slumdog Millionaire graded reader, adapted and published by Macmillan. Even though many (if not all) of my students had seen the film, I made a point of … Continue reading

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Podcast: Intelligence Squared

 Today I’d like to recommend a podcast produced by the NPR (National Public Radio), a non-profit network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. This podcast brings the best traditions of debate – which Americans are extremely fond … Continue reading

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The lost art of defining a concept

During the last weeks I’ve come across two texts in English which were dealing with concepts that are intrinsically Brazilian: first, the setting up of university quotas to state school students (published by the BBC World News) and, second, the introduction … Continue reading

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