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Dubai, The unbelievable city

24 de April de 2009
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Welcome to Dubai:  The unbelievable city


   The United Arab Emirates (UAE) consists of seven Emirates’ and Dubai is the most popular destination of them all. It is situated on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai is the second largest Emirate after Abu Dhabi and is usually recognised as the ‘Pearl of the Persian Gulf’.
    Dubai is a landmark for innovation; some might even compare it to the computer game Sim-city where expansion has no limit. The city boasts remarkable skyscrapers, such as the world’s current tallest building, the Burj Dubai, and is also in the process of developing one of the most technologically advanced buildings in the world – The Pad. This is based on the idea of an iPod; this residential tower is set to be embedded with the latest gadgets that will have the power to change interior design and window views to almost anything imaginable. 
     Dubai has  many artificial islands the most famous are the world and the Palm, besides the islands there are high buildings, beautiful hotels, many places to visit and many things to do. So you are invited to enjoy the wonders of Dubai.


Places to visit in Dubai:

1-Burj Al Arab: It is known as the worlds only seven stars hotel, which is built on an artificial island. It has 321 meters  and an unbelievable view. The architect of Burj Al Arab is called Atkins. Burk Al Arab has started been built in 1994, it costed 650 million dollars and his beauty can be compared with Sidney Opera House’s and the Eiffel Tower’s beauty.


2- Atlantis Resort & Hotel-Atlantis: a $1.5 billion resort development, is located at the centre of the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah. Like its sister property in the Bahamas, Dubai’s Atlantis features two hotel towers linked by an arch. In total, the resort boasts 1,539 rooms and suites. 

3-The world and the Palm- The world is an artificial island that has the format of the map of the world. The Palm is an artificial island that has the format of a Palm.  Many people around the world are buying expansive houses in these islands. If you would like you can see these amazing islands on google earth.



4-Burj Dubai- Burj Dibai is the highest building of the world and it is not finished yet. It will have 108 floors, 37 floors are due to be a hotel and the other ones are apartments,  that had been sold in just eight hours. Burj Dubai has 800 meters. You must visit this amazing building.


5-Ski Dubai- Have you ever imagined yourself skiing in the desert? Is possible to sky in Dubai. There is a place called Ski Dubai, where you can ski, i am talking about snow, real snow. These amazing place shows you that you have a lot of things to do in Dubai. You can experience it for just 50 dollars.


6-Tradicional markets- Dubai has many tradicional markets where you can buy spices, clothes, henna, dried fruits, nuts, gold, jewels, textiles and many othet things. There are three most importants market in dubai: Deira Covered Souk, Deira Spice Souk and Gold Souk. You must have a lot of money to visit this last one.

          You can also visit in Dubai exelents nightclubs, cinemas,  restaurants, shopping centres, ao an areal tours, a camel racing, a desert safaris and visit many entertainment parks. Enjoy it.



Matheus Papa


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Tell me more – Young 4

14 de April de 2009
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Hello, boys and girls!

How is the film project doing? All I know is that Thamilis has already finished the poster (Way to go, girl!). Remember who is responsible for what and get to it, ok?  You only have 3 weeks left for this part of the project!

Edition– Tiago, Eduardo

Poster– Thamilis (done!)

Costumes– Wlissara

Locations– Wlissara

Screenplay– Pri and Mari

Actors – whole group

ATTENTION!!! You still need to find a volunteer to shoot and direct your video!

See you in class!


Cultura 5 slideshow

14 de April de 2009

filmHello, there!

I was just wondering how the slideshow production is going… remember you can scream for help whenever you need it.

Remember who is responsible for what and go after them, you only have 3 weekes left for this part of the project!

Edition– Peter, Jose

Poster– Rondinele, Dani

Screenplay– Laene, Claudia

Photographers– Aline, Clailson

If you need me you got my orkut page address, my mobile number, this blog`s address and my e-mail… plus, you see me (or at least you should see me) twice a week, right? Let me know what`s happening!

ATTENTION!!! Her`s a list of e-mails for you guys to communicate easily







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Pay it forward – Basic 6

9 de April de 2009
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Now that you`ve seen the film and discussed it in class, write a composition (2-3 paragraphs) on how you could help someone you know. You should tell-
1- Who this person is
2- Why he/ she needs help
3- What you can do to help
4- How this is changing his/her life.
You are to hand this assignment in class until the 16th of April.

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Sunset boulevard – Young 6

6 de April de 2009


You`ve just watched Sunset Boulevard (Crepusculo dos deuses) and your task is to research the life of a silent movie star whose carrier got ruined to give room to movies as we know them nowadays.

This work is NOT to be handed, altough you can use the blog to communicate and ask for help and solve issues as they come. What we will do is have a class to present your research. You are to bring pictures and you are free to use Powerpoint ou Promethean (if you decide to use the second one, you`ll need some time at the Cultura) on your presentation.

I`ll help you whenever you need. Presentation dates will be set in class.

Cheers, beautiful people!

Hello, there!

Here are the topics you will, in groups of 3 or 4, research

Group 1 – Rodolfo Valentino ( Ana Carolina, Julia, Nathalia and Marcia)

Group 2– Louise brooks (Ana Paula, Arthur, Leo and Carol)

Group 3– Charles Chaplin (Filipe, Hugo and Lucas)

Group 4– What happened with the end of the silent movies era.  Leo

All groups must present on  June 22nd


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Cirque du soleil is back to Brasília!

5 de April de 2009
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Cirque du Soleil: Quidamquidam21  Cirque du soleil is back with Quidam, his third show that is going to visit Brazil. More than 300 shows will be presented here in Brazil. Quidam was created in 1996. It is about a girl that can’t keep the attention of her parents, her life lost all meaning, but she found in herself a world called Quidam, a world where she is happy, have friends, the fantastic world of Quidam. 


1-Aerial Hoops : Suspended high above the stage or flying through the air on her hoop, a young woman performs a series of movements displaying her flexibility and strength.

2-Aerial Contortion in Silk: Intensity, power and grace combine as Anna becomes one with the column of red fabric which supports and cradles her. Set to haunting music, contortionist and cloth intertwine, separate and embrace again. The translucent fabric occasionally hugs the body of the performer, creating a stunning effect.

3-Banquine :The banquine act showcases the amazing agility of the human body. Fifteen artists perform spectacular sequences of acrobatics and human pyramids, astounding audiences with their perfectly synchronized movements. Banquine is an Italian acrobatic tradition, with origins that date back to the Middle Ages. This breathtaking act won a Golden Clown at the International Monte Carlo Circus Festival in 1999.

4-Cloud Swing: Trapeze and Spanish web techniques combine in the unique and daring Cloud Swing. The performer launches herself into a series of spectacular acrobatics that send her diving and twisting high above the stage.

5-Diabolos :The diabolo, or Chinese yo-yo, is a child’s game that the Chinese have evolved into an art form. Four young Chinese performers, each holding two sticks linked by a string on which a wooden spool is juggled, tossed and balanced, try to outdo each other in this stunning game of dexterity and ingenuity. This act won the Gold Medal at the 1995 Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris.

6-German Wheel :A gymnastic exercise hailing from Germany, the German wheel is taken to a whole new level in Quidam. Shayne becomes a human spoke as he spins, turns, twists and maneuvers the wheel, performing gravity-defying somersaults and acrobatics.

7-Hand Balancing: Alighting onto the stage, the artist’s gracious silhouette immediately captivates the imagination. Perched on balancing canes, she moves elegantly through a series of precarious positions of ever-increasing intricacy.

8-Skipping Ropes :Do you remember the joy you felt as a child skipping rope with your friends? Drawing its inspiration from dance, acrobatics and the art of manipulation, Cirque du Soleil has transformed this familiar child’s game into a choreographic feat. As the ropes beat time, a group of 20 acrobats, endowed with exceptional co-ordination and rhythm, perform a steady stream of solo, duo and group jumps and figures.

9-Spanish Webs :Breaking with tradition, Quidampresents the Spanish web as a group act. Artists fly over the stage, attached to a specially designed conveyer called a telepheric. Suddenly, time stands still as the acrobats, in turn or as a group, drop into the void, stopped only by the ropes looped around their waists or ankles.

10-Statue – Vis Versa: Never losing contact, two strong, flexible performers move almost imperceptibly, assuming positions impossible without an impeccable sense of balance. Asa and Jerome call on their sensitivity and powers of concentration in their quest for perfect harmony. Their act is testimony to the natural beauty of the human body and won a Silver Clown at the International Monte Carlo Circus Festival in 2000.quidam612172224974_5646bca8bc_o

The tickets of Quidam are quite expansive, the most expensive ticket with tapis rouge costs 680 reais and the cheapest ticket costs about 200 reais.Quidam will be here in september, so let’s save some money. If you want more information about prices, location and how to buy your ticket, enjoy:

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My name is Michelline, I am a Cultura Inglesa teacher and this is a space I`ve created for my students and I to meet.