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   Thursday, October 27, 2005  

Meanwhile smooth sailing and fair winds!

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 11:22 AM ] [ ]

   Wednesday, October 26, 2005  

Modules 3 & 4

October 2005

Another successful journey that has come to an end.

We want to wish you all the best for the future.
We would also like to thank everyone who took part in the process and collaborated with us.
None of this would have been possible without

Outstanding Performance!

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 10:46 AM ] [ ]

   Tuesday, October 25, 2005  

Today Modules 3 and 4 finally got together for their first f2f* meeting.

Click here to see our photostory.

* face to face

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 6:38 PM ] [ ]

   Monday, October 24, 2005  

So here is the video. The one you gave witness statements about. Oh Yeah!!!! :)

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 5:44 PM ] [ ]

   Sunday, October 23, 2005  

Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Gaspar

As I was shopping at the supermarket around 10:45 on Thursday morning, I saw a small boy about 4 years old with an adult which supposedly was his father. They stopped next to the candy and the kid started putting the candy inside the shopping cart and the man was putting them back on the shelf. After doing this several times, the kid started to scream that he wanted the candy and began pushing the cart. As if that weren't enough, he started to take things from the shelves and to throw them to the floor. When suddenly he threw himself on the ground and started to kick and scream about nothing. In my opinion, as I think that it is the same opinion of the other people shopping there at the time, I think that it wasn't the first temper tantrum he had, due to the reaction of his father.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 10:25 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Madeira

As I was doing my daily shopping at Minipreço, I noticed someone screaming very loudly. I was approaching the candy section when suddenly a kid threw himself down on the floor and remained there screaming a lot. People started to watch that scene and the man that was with him, probably his father, just stood there watching without doing anything. If I were his parent, I would smack him in the face! Eventually the kid shut up and they proceeded to the cashiers.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 10:15 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statements . . . by Penas

Yesterday I was shopping at the supermarket when I saw a child screaming at a man. The child was making a serious scandel screaming and throwing things from the shelves. The child might have wanted a box of sweeties because he was shouting, "I want those sweeties," at the man. I think this man was his father because the man was trying to calm down the child. Also, the child was near the man and his shopping cart when this began. Then the child threw himself on the floor and started moving his legs and screaming even louder in the middle of the supermarket. Being shocked with what I was watching, I walked away.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 10:11 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement. . . by R. Santos

I was shopping at the local supermarket as I usually do every Saturday morning. It must have been about 10:30 because it was shortly after I had arrived and I always check my watch when I go shopping. I was by the vegetables choosing a cabbage when I noticed a young boy that kept putting this bag of sweets in the trolley and the father kept putting it back on the shelf. At least I assume he was the boy's father as they looked alike. At first I found it quite funny but suddenly the obnoxious kid started screaming really loud and taking things from the shelves and throwing them onto the floor. He then threw himself onto the gound and began screaming even louder as he furiously beat his hands and feet on the floor. It was the worse tantrum I have ever seen, bloody kid. Personally, I would have spanked him right there if I could, but I just moved on. It wasn't my kid.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:43 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Fernandes

I was in Almada Fourm at Jumbo doing my own shopping on a Thursday morning and there wewre lots of people inside like always. Wehn I saw a child with his dad. I think it was his dad because they were together shopping.
The child was putting sweeties in the shopping cart and his was was putting them back on the shelf and suddenly the child started screaming out loud and he threw himself on the floor. Later he started throwing things on the floor. Immediately everybody just stood looking at the child, even his father didn't stop him. In the end there was a big mess on the floor and I went away from there at once.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:39 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Martins

I was shopping at Jumbo in the afternoon when I saw a man shopping with his son, or at least it looked like it could be his son. The man was in his twenties and he was wearing casual clothes. There were four other people watching what happened. The kid must have wanted a bag of chips and his father didn't give it to him. Right after that the kid started shouting and turning the place upside down, and he threw a temper tantrum in the middle of the shop. Seeing this, I continued my shopping and walked away because that was none of my business.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:36 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Rodrigues

As I was doing my usual shopping, I noticeda a boy and a man, who I think was his father. The boy wanted a pack of chips but his father didn't let him take it. All of a sudden the child started to throw a temper tantrum. The man didn't look very surprised with the whole action. So I thought that something similar had happened before. The child began to throw things off the shelves and at the same time he started to shout, he threw himself on the ground and continued to make a big mess. Perplexed with the situation, I decided to continue my shopping in another aisle.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:31 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Araujo

It was about 19:00 when I entered the candy section of the supermarket. I noticed a small kid grabbing a yellow package of sweets and put it in the shopping cart. The kid was blond, 1 metre high and was about 8. The father, also blond, shoulder-length hair, brown coat and in the late twenties, put the package back on the shelf. All of a suddent the child threw a temper tantrum. he started to throw things from the shelves, screaming and shouting. The father just stood there and didn't do anything. I could tell this wasn't the first time this happened. I felt disgusted with that episode and simple walked away.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:27 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Barreto

I was in the supermarket buying my groceries when I saw a kid taking some sweeties from the shelf and putting them in the cart. As soon as the child's father saw them, he put the sweeties back on the shelf. When he denied the child's second attempt to take the sweeties, the child began to cry, scream and shout and in his rage he began to grab the products and throw them on the ground and finally the child threw himself on the ground and made a big frenzy kicking and screaming and a big scandal in the middle of the supermarket. Obviously, the child was used to getting things when he wanted them. Feeling his will denied, he began to make all that drama.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:21 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . by Pinto

It was about 6:30 pm, I was shopping in the Continente. I was in the food section with three friends when we noticed a father with his son shopping. The kid had blond hair, was wearing a white t-shirt and was acting strangely to his father. The kid must be around 7. We noticed that the kid was trying to force his father to buy him something but the father didn't let him have what he wanted. So the kid started yelling at him and throwing things all over the place, rolling on the ground screaming and yelling very lould and his father stayed petrified, looking at him. I think this could have been avoided if his father had grabbed him instead of letting him do the things he was doijng. As you can imagine when the kid stopped, there were a lot of products all over the place. It was a mess, a big mess, only when the store manager arrived did the father react to what the kid had done. Too late as you can see.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:16 PM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Witness Statement . . . T. Santos

I was in a supermarket, I don't remember the time, when I noticed a small child, blond with a white shirt, with a man, probably his father. They were doing some shopping. Meanwhile, the kid started to gather some candy and put it into the shopping cart. The man picked up the bag of candy and put it back on the shelf. This event occured more than once when all of a sudden the kid started yelling, "I want that candy." Suddenly, he started tossing several items from the shelves in a temper tantrum. Myself and several of the other clients were stunned with what was happening. It ended with the kid laying on the ground. The many had no idea what to do with this situation.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:11 PM ] [ ]

   Thursday, October 20, 2005  

Module 3 - Witness Statement

Micael Teixeira & Ivo leal

It all happened in a supermarket during the morning while I was passing by a father and his son. Both are blond with green eyes and white skin. First the little boy started putting sweets in the shopping cart. Then his father put them back on the shelf. After trying several times, the boy began to cry and scream, doing a great mess all over the supermarket. Later he lay on the floor kicking and punching. The incident made people stare at them and look petrified.
In conclusion, a big mess happened because of the child, and the only thing that his father did was simply watching what the whinny, spoilt kid was doing.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 10:51 PM ] [ ]


Module 3 - Witness Statement

Pedro Almeida & Dino Mendes

The child was in the supermarket with his father. The little boy picked up some sweets and put that in the shopping cart, but his father didn't want to take the sweets and put it back on the shelf, so the kid began to make too much noise and to kick all that was around him. He threw away meat from the fridges and some customers looked at the possessed boy. Finally the father was thinking why he hadn't used condoms.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:56 PM ] [ ]


Module 3 - Witness Statements

Inês Martins & Rodolfo Castro

The scene happened in the morning. It was about 10.00 p.m. I was in the supermarket as well as some other people.
A man was shopping with his son when suddenly the child started to take some sweets from the shelves and put them in the shopping trolley, but the man put it back on the shelf. They did that a couple of times.
The little child started screaming, throwing things to the ground and making a huge scene. Everybody was looking at them. The child was screaming too loud, although he had an angel face. He was making a mess. He was very rebel. The father was in his thirties and was Caucasian like his son, but the kid was blond and the man had black hair. In that scene the child threw himself to the ground and was moving his arms quickly and briskly, and also kicking the air and his father seemed very calm.
To conclude, the supermarket was in a mess. The people that were present were all shocked and scared.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:55 PM ] [ ]


Witness Statements

Nuno Pereira & Raúl Gião

Today in the morning when I was in the supermarket buying condoms I saw a little child whining near his father.
The little boy started yelling and after that he started crying because his father didn't let him put a bag of candy in the trolley. After that the boy started grabbing things from the shelves and threw them to the floor and in the corridor there were a few old people, who were staring at him because he was yelling. The boy was running along the corridor destroying the order of the shelves as he passed by them and then he stopped and lied on the floor. When he stood up he went up to the shelves again, grabbed things and threw them to the floor again. That was when I looked at his father and saw his face. I could imagine what he was thinking: that he could not do anything to make the boy stop.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:53 PM ] [ ]


Module 3 - Witness Statement

Hugo Favinha & Ricardo Cansado

It was morning. I was in the supermarket shopping and I saw a kid putting sweets, a yellow bag of sweets, in the shopping cart. His father said no and put it back on the self. The kid insisted and put it in the shopping cart again. When his father refused to buy the sweets again, he started screaming and shaking the shopping cart. Then he started grabbing cookies and cans and threw them to the floor. After that he lay on the floor, started crying and screaming louder, and throwing a tantrum as he kicked the floor and shook his arms briskly. Meanwhile other people were also looking at what was happening. The supermarket was a big mess because of what the kid had done.
His father looked around and saw a lot of people staring at them with very strange faces.
He thought, "next time I'll use a zizoug condom, the ones that are sold at Carrefour".

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 9:49 PM ] [ ]

   Wednesday, October 19, 2005  

This is how militar people change a light bulb hehehe

It's all Team WOrk.. !!

   [ posted by Favas @ 6:50 PM ] [ ]

   Tuesday, October 18, 2005  

Ultimate task!

Welcome back;) Prepare yourself for the ultimate task: a witness statement. You will view a short video (only once) and work in pairs to write a description of the main events and people involved, hypotheses and evidence.
Remember a witness statement describes an incident as it was experienced by someone who was there, whether involved or not, at the time the event happened. It is always in the first person and is normally rather formal in style.

Points to consider

  • Information should be given in chronological order. Events should be linked together with appropriate time words.
  • Evidence can be supported by hypothesis (your own ideas about what must have happened). To join hypothesis and evidence you can use words such as: because, so, therefore, etc. e.g. We found no fingerprints; therefore, the burglars mush have been wearing gloves.

Good luck.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 8:41 PM ] [ ]

   Sunday, October 16, 2005  

Beatles named 'icons of the century'

The Beatles have beaten jazz star Louis Armstrong and TV actress Lucille Ball to be named icons of the century by readers of US magazine Variety.
It named the Liverpool band "the sole group who has most shaped the face of modern-day showbusiness".
The magazine ranked 100 iconic entertainment figures from the last 100 years, with industry figures drawing up a shortlist that readers voted on.
What a Wonderful World singer Armstrong came second, with Ball in third place.
Among the criteria for choosing "icons" were their commercial and creative impact, number of imitators, enduring appeal and whether they appeared on T-shirts.
The list aimed to represent every side of showbusiness, including actors, directors, screenwriters, musicians, TV presenters, animals, comedians and even cartoon characters.
However, its top 10 was dominated by Hollywood and music stars.
Despite the constant popularity of the late singer's work, Elvis Presley appeared in 10th place, below Marilyn Monroe and Mickey Mouse.
Among other names on the list were US TV host Johnny Carson, singer Johnny Cash and canine star Lassie.
Variety conducted the poll to mark its 100th anniversary. It did not reveal how many votes were cast.

Do you agree with Variety's iconic list? Did Elvis deserve to be beaten by Mickey Mouse? Who do you think should have made it into the top 10?

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:21 AM ] [ ]

   Wednesday, October 12, 2005  

Well done mates!
You successfully completed your task. It was industrious to work in pairs or groups describing someone and fun guessing who our classmates had written about.
Stay tuned for another writing activity.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 8:32 PM ] [ ]

   Tuesday, October 11, 2005  

Module 3 - Who am I?

The person that we will describe is quite known for some years now. She writes books (specially novels) and chronics for a national newspaper. This writer is divorced, but has a boyfriend and two children.
She is blond, has short hair and brown eyes. She is in her early forties, and is not only thin, but also short. She is very intelligent and imaginative.
Besides her job as a writer, she also supports an institution called «Casa do Gil», and makes commercials for Swatch. Most of her books are about romantic stories or collections of chronics. Not a long time ago she was fired from the newspaper she was working for. It happened that she was "stealing" chronics from an English newspaper and made people think it was her who wrote them. But everybody forgot that and she continues writing.
To conclude, we can also say that she is a very nice person. Her books are only known on a national level and they are not the best ones....

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:34 PM ] [ ]


Module 3 - Who am I?

This person was very skinny and bald and wore little round glasses. He was a short person. He only wore white tunics and sandals. This person was a peace lover, but at the same time had the wish to liberate the people of India.
Although he was Indian he studied to be a lawyer in a British college.
After the World War II, the British Empire became weaker he saw an opportunity to liberate his people. With a difficult kind of fight, a peaceful non-violent way, he mobilize his people and his motherland, a nation of eight hundred million people, against the British Empire.
India made its Declaration of Independence in 1948. The entire nation cried when he was cowardly assassinated.
He was one of the greatest souls of the 20-century.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:27 PM ] [ ]


Module 3 - Who am I?

This person has a big fortune created by his own effort. He invented something that has revolutionized the world in many aspects.This person is rather short, thin, and he is in his 50's.He usually wears suits and formal clothes because he is an important businessman from our days.He has a simple personality; yet he is very creative and smart, and has the same routine every day.His favourite hobbies are playing golf, programming computers and going on trips around the world to know the news in the technology market. In short, he is a humble person and a nice guy and he is always creating new things.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:20 PM ] [ ]

   Sunday, October 09, 2005  

Module 4 - Who am I?

This man was born in Argentina in 1928. He was a doctor turned Marxist revolutionary and a Cuban guerrilla leader. He was quite tall, thin and bearded. His hair was shoulder length and wavy. He was in his late thirties when he died in Bolivia fighting in 1967. He used to wear military clothes and also a beret. He was always smoking cuban cigars. He became a popular icon for revolution and left-wing political ideals in western culture.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:32 AM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Who am I?

This person was a famous Portuguese writer in the XVI century. He was not very tall, had a small build, curly hair and a beard. His famous characteristics were the fact that he had only one eye and was very imaginative. His hobby was to write on his boat trips. He wrote the world famous poem "Os Lusiadas." During his long trips through India and Africa he was arrested several times. His eloquence allowed him to be realeased by the governors.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:24 AM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Who am I?

He was a short, slim Austrian and if he were alive today would be more than 100. He had a wild look in his eyes, white bushy hair and a white mustache. He was a good-humoured and imaginative physicist who had the biggest brain every recorded. He made many important scientific discoveries.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:21 AM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Who am I?

This old fox was born in Cuba at the beginning of the 20th century. He is tall, straight and bearded. He is always in uniform and is known for this extremely long speeches sometimes lasting over six hours. He's very stubborn and has a dry sense of humour. This man is considered one of the greatest revolutionaries and leaders of our time.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:19 AM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Who am I?

She lived in the XVII century in France. She was portrayed in a film with brown hair, normal stature and crystal blue eyes which complemented her beautiful face. She always wore armor. Although she was illiterate, she was a very religious person with strong ideals and beliefs. At the age of 17 she started to take part in the war against the British. She was very committed to her cause and she died for it.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:15 AM ] [ ]


Module 4 - Who am I?

This famous personality was born in North Africa somtime around 2BC. He's known for his warrior exploits and for his expertise in strategic and war tactics, like his father. From historical documents we know that he wore a beard and he was one-eyed, due to a swamp fever. He was a cunning, strong-minded, humble man and a great leader. Because of his personality, he was loved by his men who always followed him against all odds. He was Romes sworn enemy. he waged a bloody war that almost annihilated the republic. But in the end he was defeated and forced into exile where he committed suicide. His greatest exploit was crossing the Alpes with his army and elephants during an extremely harsh and cold winter in a fantastic tactical move. History rarely produces such a man.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 12:04 AM ] [ ]

   Thursday, October 06, 2005  


This is the place where we study and sleep seen from a satellite...
Inside the red circle is where we have classes.

   [ posted by Favas @ 2:20 PM ] [ ]

   Tuesday, October 04, 2005  

Welcome back Module 3 and Module 4.
Your next assignment is to write a paragraph describing a person from history. You will work in pairs or small groups. These paragraphs will be posted on the blog. DO NOT include the name of your subject in the paragraph as students from the other class will try to guess who you are writing about!
Points to consider:
  • Each paragraph starts with a topic sentence which introduces the subject of the paragraph. A variety of linking words should be used to connect ideas.
  • To describe phnysical appearance, details should be given as follows: height/build, age, facial features, hair, clothes, moving from the most general aspects to the more specific details.
  • To describe character and behaviour you can support your description with examples.
  • Variety in the use of adjectives will make your description more interesting.
  • Present tenses can be used to describe someone connected to the present. Past tenses can be used to describe someone related to the past, e.g. someone who is no longer alive, someone whom you won't meet again, etc.

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 8:54 PM ] [ ]

   Monday, October 03, 2005  

We'd like to congratulate you on last week's task. Even though we didn't have time to finish the story I think we all learned volumes. It was a lot of fun trying to anticipate and regulate the story line. It was also a lot of work constructing sentences in such a short period of time.
Stay tuned for this week's task which will involve describing people.
Job well done Module 3 and Module 4!

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 8:12 PM ] [ ]


Dear Sharon,

we want to thank you for your lovely comments on our blog. We really appreciated. It is so nice to get in touch with people from other countries. We really got curious about you and we would like to ask you some questions, especially about the city you live in.

Dino Mendes:

Gabriel Cabeça:

Inês Martins:

Ivo Leal:

Micael Teixeira:

Ricardo Cansado:

Rodolfo Castro:

Just wondering...

Hugo favinha:

Nuno Pereira:

Raúl Gião:

Pedro Almeida:

Bruno Marques:

   [ posted by EnglishTeacher @ 1:18 PM ] [ ]

   Sunday, October 02, 2005  

I was surfing on the net and I found this page..
it's a quiz and in the end of the quiz.. it says something about your personality comparing with computer extensions like .exe, .mp3, .mpg, .jpg and so on.. my suggestion is for you do this quiz and post what extension you are..
I am .mpg

Please do it and comment !!

Here is the link to the Quiz

   [ posted by Favas @ 6:32 PM ] [ ]

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