Reading Exercise

Reading Exercise – 3

Tão longe, tão perto

Daqui da praia não se ouve os barulhos da cidade, o caos parece que não existe. É um outro mundo, com cores e cheiros totalmente diferentes. Outra organização.

Aqui perto do mar só se percebe o barulho calmo das ondas, o vento, uma ou outra gaivota, quase o silêncio. Praticamente o paraíso.

É isso que acontece quando a gente vive dentro de um cartão postal.

Palavras e Frases:

barulhos = noises, sounds
cores = colors
cheiros = smells
ondas = waves
vento = wind
gaivota = seagull
paraíso = paradise, heaven
cartão postal = postal card

Tente dizer (Subjunctive–After Conjunctions):

1. It was good for them to have arrived early, provided that they also leave early.
2. Unless we do something, that noise will be bothering us all day.
3. Even if you were there, you wouldn’t have seen the waves.
4. Stay inside, unless you want to feel the cold wind on your face.
5. I hate seagulls, unless they’re dead!
6. Although Rio de Janeiro is a postcard with beautiful smells and colors, it’s no paradise!
7. I’ve got a hangover. I was going to drink some water before going to bed.

LISTEN TO THE MP3 FOR ANSWERS!

Reading Lesson 03.mp3

2 thoughts on “Reading Exercise – 3

  1. 1. It was good for them to have arrived early, provided that they also leave early. (Foi bom eles terem chegado cedo, contato que também saiam cedo.)
    2. Unless we do something, that noise will be bothering us all day. (A menos que nós façamos alguma coisa, esse barulho nos deixará incomodados o dia todo.)
    3. Even if you were there, you wouldn’t have seen the waves. (Mesmo que você estivesse lá, não veria as ondas.)
    4. Stay inside, unless you want to feel the cold wind on your face. (Fique em casa, a menos que você queira sentir o vento frio no seu rosto.)
    5. I hate seagulls, unless they’re dead! (Odeio gaivota, a não ser que esteja morta!)
    6. Although Rio de Janeiro is a postcard with beautiful smells and colors, it’s no paradise! (Embora o Rio de Janeiro seja um cartão postal com cheiros e cores lindos, não é paraíso!)
    7. I’ve got a hangover. I was going to drink some water before going to bed. (Estou de ressaca. Eu ia beber agua antes que fosse para a cama.)

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