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MAIO
2017

5 de Mayo Celebration

The date “Cinco de Mayo” is a very well-known and often celebrated holiday in the United States, even to have its own parades and “fiestas” in certain cities and regions. It is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, tradition and all other influences of the Me
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03
ABR
2017

BRAZIL VS CANADA

With being in Brazil for almost 8 months now, I have gained perspective on Canada and Brazil. In other words I have developed an insight on what I like and dislike about both countries. Many people ask “why Brazil?”, or say, “Canada can give you a better life than Brazil” and are very
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21
MAR
2016

Illustrated idioms

As well as being an English teacher in Spot On, I also work as an illustrator. When I began teaching English at the school, it made me think more about the English language and things we take for granted. For example, I would often say to a friend ‘hold your horses!’ instead of saying
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24
FEV
2016

The origin of some common food names

Hey, guys! Have you ever wondered why we call some foods what we call them? Well, we at Spot On did some research and will try to explain some of them to you! Follow us!   Barbecue/BBQ According to the website Today I Found Out, the word “barbecue” comes from the Cari
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10
FEV
2016

Acronyms – A Survival Guide to the Internet

Hey how r you? im gr8 n u? doing anything 2nite? alright, c u l8r! Texting and online chatting are two of the best things ever invented. They make communication easy and fast! And how do we make this easy and fast communication even easier and faster? By using acronyms, of course! Usi
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03
DEZ
2015

DESAFIO DAS IMAGENS!

A artista israelita Keren Rosen criou uma série de imagens divertidas que brincam com o significado de palavras e expressões em inglês. Eu desafio você a descobrir todas! Poste seus palpites nos comentários, compartilhe e peça ajuda a seus amigos! Respostas em breve! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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11
NOV
2015

Educação nos Estados Unidos

“Mas, teacher, como era a escola lá nos Estados Unidos?” Com certeza, essa é uma das perguntas mais frequentes que recebo de alunos. Bom, não deve ser surpresa para ninguém que a educação pública americana seja melhor que a brasileira (afinal, os EUA estão na 5ª posição do índice de e
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05
NOV
2015

Whoops! Awkward!

Having lived, travelled and volunteered in over 30 countries, I have encountered many different cultures and had to adjust to various customs. Along the way I have made a few faux pas! Here, I am going to show you some of the main ones so you don’t go through the same awkward situatio
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02
OUT
2015

The adventures of an Irish gringo in Brazil – 5 cultural shocks

As I am sitting here writing this, it is six months to the day that I arrived here in Joinville. I had been here twice before on two-week holidays, which were great, but that wasn’t enough time to get to know the culture and differences properly.
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08
SET
2015

Por que escolhi a Austrália

Quando estava decidindo para qual país ir para realizar um intercâmbio, não houve muita relutância de minha parte ao escolher a Austrália. Posso citar os motivos? Vamos lá!
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