How to Learn English Playing Video Games

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Learn and Improve English as a second language playing Video Games.

Video Games for Learning English

What’s up?!? How are you doing my beloved readers?

 I hope you’re great!

Yesterday I was playing some old MMORPG game (Ultima Online) just to feel like a 15-year-old-boy again, and then I remembered I’ve learned a lot through many kinds of video games, not only English, but problem-solving, strategy, logic etc. As I got this inspiration yesterday, I decided to write about ‘how can video games help you to learn or improve a second language’, in our case, English as a Second Language (ESL).

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Knowing the Thanksgiving Day: About, Curious Facts, Vocabulary.

ThanksGiving Day

 Thanksgiving day esl

We’re learning English as a Second Language (ESL), right?
If you learn a language, you should learn its culture either. So come with me to the thanksgiving day to learn a bit more about this holiday and, therefore more about the world. Continuar lendo “Knowing the Thanksgiving Day: About, Curious Facts, Vocabulary.”

False Friends? Who/What are they?

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False Friends ou Falsos Cognatos

False Friends Falso Cognato

While studying and learning English we might find many words that have their origins in Latin (universidade = university) and are similar to Portuguese, in sound and spell. These words are called cognates(friends, partners). But wait! Keep calm and don’t hurry up. Some of those words may mislead you. For instance, ‘colégio’; it doesn’t mean ‘college’, but High School’. We say faculdade in Portuguese, to refer to ‘college’. Well, they’re not so friendly anymore, are they?. That’s why we call them False Friends (Falsos Cognatos in portuguese).

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