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CURIOSITIES

TO BE BETWEEN JOBS

When someone is unemployed, you can say "they are between jobs". Of course, this assumes there will be a job in their future!!

TO BE LAID OFF

No one gets fired these days - unless they've done something really bad! "Getting laid off" is a more accepted term.

TO PASS AWAY

In polite conversation, you don't hear of people dying. Instead, you hear that they "passed away" or "have passed"
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Grammar exercises

Olá pessoal,

Seguem alguns exercícios básicos de inglês. Espero que gostem!



1. Alberto Santos Dumont ________ in Paris where he ______ his name as a pioneer of aviation.



a) lived; made b) lives; makes c) is living ; is making



2. Santos Dumont _____his 14 Bis in 1906.



a) build b) builds c) built



3. Mozart changed the world with his eternal music, but he _____ a happy life.



a) doesn’t live b) don’t live c) didn’t live



4. Domestic robots _____ become quite common in the future.



a) will b) are going c) are



5. You ______ to read a text about some incredible machines. What do you think it’s going to be about?



a) will b) are going c) going



6. The invention of television _____ of benefit to society.



a) will be b) were c) has been



7. Since then, people ______ that dreams can lead us to a better understanding of human nature.



a) have learned b) learned c) are learning



8. Nasa has successfully developed a water regeneration system, intended to be used at the International Space Station. “It is just as refreshing as _______ other kind of water,” a Nasa official said. “I’ve got _____ in my fridge. It tastes like fresh water to me.”



a) no ; every b) any ; some c) none ; any