Posts tagged ‘English’

Where to find film scripts on Internet?

England flag Studying English through movies.

Yesterday I realized that I haven’t posted anything in English for several weeks. So I decided to do that right now. Actually I haven’t studied English as I really should study, but I can explain. The university where I study English was on strike, therefore there weren’t lessons. However I usually try to study something at home or at the bar. Yes, I think that studying languages around the table, drinking beer, and talking to friends, is a very good method to learn… Have you ever tried to do it?

Around two weeks ago I found out another interesting way to study. A website where you can find a lot of film scripts in English ( I already downloaded many of my favorites and I’ve studied a film which I really love: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot is very interesting and exciting, it shows two American friends, Vicky and Cristina, who spend a summer in Barcelona. There they meet a charming Spanish artist, Juan Antonio, who is attracted to both of them. To complicate the love triangle, the Juan’s ex-wife, María Elena, appears and also wants to participate in the confusion.

I'd like a picnic with Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz... *-*

I’d like a picnic with Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz… *-*

Besides studying English, this film also seduces me a lot because all three actresses are absolutely beautiful and sexy: Rebecca Hall (Vicky), Scarlett Johansson (Cristina) and Penélope Cruz (Maria Elena). By the way, I’m gonna watch it again right now…

[Fábio Monteiro]

Esperanta flago.Resumo: Lernante la anglan per filmoj.

Resumen: Estudiar Inglés a través de las películas.

Bandeira do Brasil.Resumo: Estudando inglês através de filmes.


15/09/2012 at 19:10 Deixe um comentário

The story behind a photo

England flagThe backstage of my favorite collection of old photos.

I don’t remember the last time I looked at the old photo boxes, which is in my house. After I bought my first digital camera around ten years ago, I forgot my old pictures on paper. Now they’re forgotten, rotting anywhere on the top of my wardrobe. However I really like those photos and, because of this, I’m scanning my family’s old photos to my computer this weekend.

I only just found an ancient and odd photo collection which is about 30 years old. I love these pictures, but I didn’t even remember that they still existed! The whole collection has ten black and white photos, which show me and my mother together 30 years ago. So I was a little baby and my mother was a very young woman.

One of my favorite photos. =D

One of my favorite photos. =D

Although the photos are very damaged, with tears and yellow stains, they’re still very beautiful. I really like black and white pictures! And this collection is the only one true and original black and white photos which I have, because they were taken with an analog camera, using a traditional black and white film. Therefore the result is very different from current digital images. The contrast between light and shadow is wonderful, you can see hundreds of shades of gray, and the sharpness is absolutely perfect! They really look like works of art.

According to my mother, these photos were taken by a clown! It’s true! At that time, we lived in Brasília and my parents had a friend who was a professional photographer and, in his free time, he worked as a clown in a theater troupe. The clown costume also helped him when he was taking pictures of children, because they usually laugh in front of a clown. Nevertheless, his method didn’t work that day. My mother said that I was scared when I saw the clown and soon I began to cry! Because of this, in nearly all photos I look serious or a little frightened. It’s so funny!

I was afraid, wasn’t I? =O

I was afraid, wasn’t I? =O

By the way, the photographed images are very simple, they hadn’t got a very special production, in fact they’re traditional portraits. My mother was wearing an informal dress and I was wearing a kind of jumpsuit. I almost always appear on my mother’s arms, sometimes she was standing, other times she was sitting on the sofa. I was a chubby and cuddly baby, with straight hair and very big black eyes. My mother was a beautiful young woman, 23 or 24 years old, very slim, with stylish short dark hair. How different! It’s strange to realize how the time changes us! If I’d never looked at these photos, maybe I couldn’t recognize myself and my mother in them.

Well, after I scan these pictures to my computer, I’ll correct some imperfections using Photoshop and then I’m going to send them to my mother’s e-mail. I think she’ll get very surprised!

[Fábio Monteiro]

Esperanta flago.Resumo: La rakonto malantaŭ la foto.

Bandeira do Brasil.Resumo: A estória por trás da foto.

05/02/2012 at 22:16 Deixe um comentário

A difficult contest

England flagDo you know who knows you better? I try to answer this question below.

Who knows you better? It’s a difficult question, isn’t it? Sincerely, I don’t know very well how I can answer it. However it was the title of my today’s English lesson and now I have a homework: to answer it…

My mother?

My mother?

I thought for thirty minutes about the subject looking for a perfect answer, a perfect person… Would it be anybody from my family? Probably my mother! But I’m not sure, because in fact I get on very well with her, nevertheless, she doesn’t know everything about me. Well, everybody has little secrets, don’t they?!

My best friends?

My best friends?

Would it be my best friend? But, at first, I need to know: who is my best friend? Is he or she there? I don’t realy know, because nowadays the people are so individualist, the people don’t have time for that kind of thing. So I think that I have many many colleagues, but a true friend who knows me very very well, I don’t have one.

Ah, maybe you ask me about my girlfriend: doesn’t she know you well? Yes, in general girlfriends know their boyfriends very well, but currently I don’t have a girlfriend. And definitely ex-girlfriends can’t take part in this contest…

Or my girlfriend?

Or my girlfriend?

So, to finish this text and to try to answer the initial question, I can say that I don’t even know myself so well. By the way, many important philosophers, who were really intelligent people, died without the answer for the question: who am I? Therefore, if I don’t know to answer “Who knows you better?”, I think I don’t have a big problem…

[Fábio Monteiro]

Esperanta flago.Resumo: ĉu vi scias kiu konas vin plej bone? Mi provas respondi tiun demandon en ĉi-teksto…

Bandeira do Brasil.Resumo: você sabe quem conhece você melhor? É o que eu tento responder neste texto…

06/10/2011 at 18:14 Deixe um comentário


Clique sobre a foto e conheça o viajante: Fábio Monteiro.

O Blog

Um blog pra quem gosta de se aventurar pelo mundo. Dicas e relatos de viagem baseados em fatos reais.

Blogo por tiuj, kiuj ŝatas riski sin tra la mondo. Konsiloj kaj rakontoj pri vojaĝoj bazitaj sur realaj okazaĵoj.

A blog for those who like to venture into the world. Tips and travel accounts based on real events.

Un blog para aquellos que gustan de aventurarse en el mundo. Consejos y relatos de viajes basados en hechos reales.

1 de junho de 2016
Hora de viajar!
Clique aqui e assista ao programa!
on Facebook.
Follow me!
Veja fotos!
On Google.

• Digite seu endereço de e-mail abaixo para assinar este blog e receber notificações de novos posts por e-mail.

• Skribu sube vian ret-adreson por aboni ĉi tiun blogon kaj ricevi avizojn pri novaj blogaĵoj per ret-adreso.

• Enter your email address below to subscribe this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

• Introduzca su e-mail para suscribirse a este blog y recibir notificaciones de nuevos mensajes por correo electrónico.

Junte-se a 2.477 outros seguidores


Tópicos recentes


Viajante no Twitter

Spektu Esperantan Televidon.
Vidu mian profilon ĉe Pasporta Servo.

Posts deste mês

outubro 2017
« jul    
Coluna Playlist - Jornal O Povo
Fabinho na TV.
Fabinho no rádio.

%d blogueiros gostam disto: