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sábado, 30 de junho de 2012

Book of the Week - Little Red Ridding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap, is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697.

To read a PDF version of this book along with some other children's stories, click on the link below:

To watch some other classic stories, go to the link:

Tips on Pronunciation

Jokes in English - 23

Q: Can a kangaroo jump higher than the Empire State Building? 
A: Yes, because the Empire State Building can't jump!

A teacher is talking to a student.
Teacher: Did your father help your with your homework? 
Student: No, he did it all by himself.

To listen to this joke, click on the link below:

domingo, 17 de junho de 2012

Tips for Successful Job Interview

Preparation for an interview is essential.
The list of questions below is designed to serve as a guide so that you are not taken by surprise!.  


1   Tell me about yourself.

2   How would you describe yourself? (character/personality)
3   What are your strengths/weaknesses?
4   Are you married?  Single?   Do you have a partner?
5   What do you do in your free time?
  What are your hobbies? / Do you have any hobbies?
6   Why are  you interested in working for our company?
  Why do you want to work for this company?
7   What type of position do you think you are suited for / would suit you?
8   How would you describe the position we have to offer?
9   What aspects of the position are you most / least interested in?
10   What would you like to find in this job that you didn't have in your previous job?
11   How do you think you could develop the position?
  What would be your strategy to develop the position?
12   What have you got to offer us?
  What could you contribute to our company?
13   Why do you want to leave your present job?
  Why do you want to change jobs?
14   What were you responsible for?
  What did your job involve?
15   What do you think you gained by working in your last job?
16   What do you think of your (last) boss?
17   What are your salary requirements?
  How much would you hope to earn in this position?
  How much do you think you should be offered for this position?
  What salary would you expect (to be offered) for this position?
18   Have you received any offers of a job?
19   Why have you had to look for a job for so long?
  Why have you been looking for a job for so long?
  Why did it take you so long to find a new job?
20   How do you feel about your future in the profession?
21   Have you had any failures? / What failures have you had?
  Have you had any negative experiences?
22   What sort of obstacles have you come across/encountered in your work?
23   If you had to recruit colleagues, what qualities would you look for?
24   Would you be willing to relocate/to move to another part of the country/
  to work abroad?
  Did you have to travel abroad in your last job?
25   Don't you think you have too much experience/you are over-qualified for this job?
26   How long do you think you would stay with us?
  If we offered you the job, how long would you expect to stay with us?
27   Which do you prefer : to work alone or in a team?
  Do you prefer working alone or with other people as part of a team?
28   Do you know how to manage a team?
  Are you capable of leading a team?
  Do you think you have the ability to be a team leader?
29   Why should I recruit you?
  How could you persuade me to recruit you?
30   Do you have any comments to make, or questions to ask?

For more tips visit the following websites:

Songs of the Week - English x Foreigners

We are the World
 USA for Africa

Without You
Mariah Carey

Recipe of the Week - Special for the 4th of July

All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon steak sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 8 cooked bacon strips
  • Optional toppings: lettuce leaves and tomato, onion and pickle slices


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 3 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top with cheese. Grill 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with bacon and toppings of your choice. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts 1 burger (calculated without optional toppings) equals 472 calories, 25 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 947 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Videos of the Week

Steve in Brazil - Phrasal Verbs

Get - Phrasal Verbs

Job Interviews