Saturday, November 24, 2007

Just some funny videos...

This one I spent whole 30 minutes rolling and laughing.

A little old, but always good to remember...

See you, guys!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

That's us!

Hey 6th teen, we really liked seeing your pictures, so here are some of ours too, those were taken on Nov. 10, 2007.


My name is Patricia. I studied here in Thomas for six years then I stopped studying English for two years. So, I realized that it was necessary to improve my English skills. Then I came back to study and learn more. Also, I study accountancy (at UnB-Universidade de Brasília) and in this profession it`s good to have knowlegde in this language. I`m a trainee in Infraero( It`s a company that take care of the airport here in Brazil) here in Brasilia and I love to work there.


Hi, my name is Gabriella Maya. I`m 20 years old. I`m studying biology. Now I`m working with biological diversity. however my dream is to be a vet and one day I will try to be. I really like to dance. I did flamenco for many years and I love Spanish culture. Another thing that I like a lot is to go out to see a movie and make new friends.
Last year I went to Argentina and I visited Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche And Mendoza. All these places are really beautiful but I loved Bariloche and Ushuaia!
Well, that is all. I hope to hear from you soon!


Hello there, folks!

I'm Luciano, 19, I study Computer Science at University of Brasília (UnB) and I'm at fourth semester right now.

I love learning new languages and, because of that, since I was a child I've studied English, Spanish, Italian, Esperanto and, recently, Japanese. About the English, I spent a few years at High School without any contact with the language besides the regular subject at school. So, when I joined UnB I had the necessity to recover my rusty English. Then I got into Thomas and started speaking again.

However, the greatest gift I got in Thomas was not the improvement of my English but specially the contact with many people with whom I had a lot to learn. For example, by accident, I met Prof. Celius, who is a very famous math professor at UnB and who, otherwise, I would only meet in the role of the scaried student who doesn't want to fail the test. I've also met Ludmila, who is a Ph.D in biology and always bring us interesting facts about nature. And Laura, an fun loving "baiana" who is getting Master's degree in literature.

About me, I love computing but, surprisily, I have not patience to spend hours and hours in front of PC, unless I'm programming some new algoritmum. I intend to take Master's and Ph.D degrees in Japan, what explains why I study English and Japanese. My probable speciality will by game development, which I love more than anything in computer science.

When I'm not killing myself to pass a test at UnB, I like to go out with friends just to take some beer, dance, date, talk about life, whatever... But, sometimes, I just stay at home and read and a good book or watch some movie.

Anyway, this small introduction is becoming an essay, so, I'll stop here.

See you, guys!

My introduction!

Hello! My name is Louise and I started learning english in the U.S. I only came to CTJ 3 years after i came back, when i felt like i was forgetting what i had learnt. I study architecture here in Brasília and if any of you is interested in architecture i would be happy to talk and learn more about it too!
Hope to stay in touch and learn some interesting things with you guys!

Laura Castro

Hello, folks! This blog is a goog idea, isn't it? I'm glad to be here interecting with you. I'm from Bahia but I live here since 1996. I'm 23 years old and I like to study english, but I think that I should study more. I'm very lazzy! I speak spanish too, not too much, but enought. I like it very much, it's a beautiful language.
So, I do master in Literature in University of Brasília, where I also used to study in my graduation. My project is in literature and other arts, and I investigate about the relations of literature, theatre and television, in the Maria Adelaide Amaral's produtions, a recognized brazilian author. I'm an actor too... actually, this is the best part of my life. I have a theatre group in UnB and every year we create a new play. I have a part-time job too, in a highschool, as a composition tutor. In my free time I love to drink a beer with my friends or do some culture program like cinema, theatre or music event. I also love travel! This year I went to Havana, in Cuba, and it was an amazing trip. Next year, in my middle year voccations I'm planinng go to Buenos Aires. So, please, give me tips, ok? :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Starry, starry night

Celius, thank you so much for the great post! Here goes the song performed by Josh Groban, in case you guys want to listen to it again.

Friday, November 02, 2007

According to the theme of the new lesson, "The impact of Art", Ronaldo showed us the music "Starry, Starry Night", witch is based on a paint of the same title from Vincent van Gogh. As a coriosity, I am including here a picture of the panting as well as a link to a biography of the painter. I hope you will enjoy the links.