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IMDb memorable quotes for
Avatar (2009)


Jake Sully: With your permission, I will speak now. You would honor me by translating. The Sky People have sent us a message... That they can take whatever they want. That no one can stop them. Well we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you... You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Makto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People... That they can not take whatever they want! And that this... this is our land!


(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/quotes. Acesso em: 06 fev. 2010.)


The word will in the sentence above indicates a

A)  decision. B)  prediction. C)  promise. D)  response.

Choose the letter which makes the sentence below grammatically correct.

Jake Sully told them __________ out as fast as the wing could carry them.

A)  rides. B)  riding. C)  rode. D)  to ride.

This is an extract from the movie Click (2006).

Setting: at an office
Participants: Three generations – grandfather (Ted), father 
(Michael) and grandson/son (Ben)
Functions: paying a compliment
Level of formality: informal

Instructions: after many years grandfather meets son and 
grandson. Grandfather pays his grandson a compliment.


Ben Newman (Age 22-30): Hey, Grandpa!
Michael Newman [seeing how old his father is]: Oh, my God...
Ted [hugs Ben]: How _______________________?
( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389860/quotes. Acesso em: 17/05/2007.)


Ted is gladly surprised to see his grandson after so many years. He says something nice to him: “How _______________________?”

A) come you’re that ugly
B) could you do this to me
C) did you get so handsome
D) much do you make a year

Read the text extract below.

(Source: Marie Claire, January 2000, vol. 7, issue 1)

The communicative function of the text above is to

A) describe someone’s routine.
B) inform about someone’s health.
C) reveal someone’s future.
D) tell someone’s life story.

(http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/32616.html. Acesso em: 20/06/08.)

It is Martin Luther King’s goal with the speech
A) convince people about the necessity to overcome oppression and violence by force.
B) invite people to a seminar to discuss the crucial political and moral questions of our time.
C) make a speech in order to candidate for the US Black Civil Rights leader.
D) make people aware that Love and nonviolence is the answer to finish conflicts, such as, vengeance, violence and hostility.

Text Message Cautions

Sending text messages can be a fun and convenient way to stay in touch with your friends, flirt with a potential boyfriend or girlfriend, and keep up on the latest gossip. However you should keep the following suggestions in mind:

* There’s a time and a place for text message symbols. Make sure a "B4" or "UR" doesn't slip into your English composition or job application form.
* Be careful not to take your attention away from more important things, whether studying for a test or watching your little sister.
* You should especially never send or read text messages while driving.
* Don’t be surprised by the bill at the end of the month. Know how much each text message costs and if there are any limits. 

(http://teens.lovetoknow.com/Text_Message_Symbols. Acesso em: 25 fev. 2010.)

The text outlines four suggestions on how to use text messages. Mark the suggestion directed to drivers
A) “Be careful not to take your attention away from more important things (…).”
B) “Don’t be surprised by the bill at the end of the month.”
C) “There’s a time and a place for text message symbols.”
D) “You should especially never send or read text messages while driving.”

Saving Energy

Be more careful with energy and save as much as you can by not driving around, flying and having the heating or air conditioning turned up so high.

(http://tiki.oneworld.net/energy/energy.html. Acesso em: 21/06/2007.)


By saying “Don’t forget to switch your cassette player off”, the penguin is

A) giving a command.
B) giving some advice.
C) making a complaint.
D) making an invitation.


My wife June and I met at the Fall, 1983 CUE conference. June is probably the only person to have been president of two CUE affiliates: San Diego CUE and Orange County CUE. When our __________ Alex was born, the organization's newsletter carried his picture with the caption "The ultimate CUE Baby".

(http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/bdodge/Personal1.html. Acesso em: 07/07/2008.).

The best word to complete Bernie Dogde’s bibliography is:

A)  Brother. B)  Father. C)  Son. D)  Uncle.

This is a cartoon about Garfield, Jon’s cat.

(http://www.garfield.com/comics/todayscomic.html. Acesso em: 25/08/2008)

You can infer from the text that Garfield
A) ate Jon’s food.
B) had his own food.
C) told the food to go.
D) was late for lunch.

Read the text below and choose the correct option to answer the questions that follow.

(Runner’s World, Oct. 2008, p.89.)

According to the information given,
A) about half the people run to get faster.
B) at least 5,132 people run to be healthy.
C) most people run to lose weight.
D) nobody runs to get energized.

This transcript was taken from (http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0808/15/ltm.01.html).

JOHN ROBERTS: (…) Plus, counting down to history. Michael Phelps takes another gold medal at the Olympics and gets ready for one of the biggest moments of his career tonight.

We're live in Beijing. You're watching the "Most News in the Morning."


JOHN ROBERTS: Welcome back to the "Most News in the Morning." The golden boy does it again. Michael Phelps wins his sixth gold medal in six tries. He won the 200 meter individual medley in world record time. He goes for gold medal number seven tonight, and that would tie Mark Spitz for the most number of gold medals in a single games.

Phelps helped push the United States back to the top of the medal count as well. The U.S. now has 43 overall medals compared to 37 for China, but China still has more gold. Australia in third place now with 20 total medals.

And it was a very successful day for the United States not only in the pool but the gym as well.

Larry Smith joins us now live from Beijing with an Olympic wrap. Gold, silver in the individual gymnastics there, Larry. Not a bad night.


 (http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0808/15/ltm.01.html. Acesso em: 15/08/2008.)

Who is reporting from Beijing?
A)  Phelps. B)  Roberts. C)  Smith. D)  Spitz.

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(http://adultedmatters.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/daily-oral-english-conversation-starters/. Acesso em: 08/07/2008. Adaptado.).

You are leaving a reply to an online English course focused on beginners’ conversation. Before you submit your comment, you need to complete the information required by choosing from one of the options below:
A) Duane Brown, http://www.m-w.com.
B) Martha Rankin, Martha@gmail.com, http://www.dailyesl.com/.
C) Nancy Pakdel, npakdel@hotmail.com, http://focusenglish.com.
D) rose.white@yahoo.com, www.businessenglishpod.com.

( http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/good.html. Acesso em 07/04/2007.)

The text encourages people to
A) get involved in good works.
B) handle difficulties well.
C) have a lot of leisure time.
D) have a very good job.

Bifocal Glasses


Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal glasses in the 1700s. He was nearsighted and had also become farsighted in his middle age. Tired of switching between two pairs of glasses, Franklin cut the lenses of each pair of glasses horizontally, making a single pair of glasses that focused at both near regions (the bottom half of the lenses) and far regions (the top half of the lenses).This new type of glasses let people read and see near and far away; they are still in use today.


(http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/indexb.shtml. Acesso em: 24/04/2007.)

This is an extract from a
A)  biography. B)  fable. C)  fairy tale. D)  short story.


Trip Along the Potomac River,
One of America’s Historic Waterways 

Written by Jerilyn Watson
14 March 2006

We will explore the Potomac River in a small boat called a canoe that we move through the water using sticks called paddles. Our trip will take seven or eight days. The boat has only enough space for two or three people. But we will not be alone on the water. Other canoes float nearby.

(http://www.manythings.org/voa/06/2006-03-14-1.html.Acesso em: 19/04/2007)


The probability of the author traveling alone is
A)  a certainty. B)  almost definite. C)  non-existent. D)  not very strong.

This is an extract from the movie script of American Pie by Adam Hers, 1997.


 OZ: Okay, explain.
 Kevin: I can’t, I have no idea how he’s doing it. Jim, you gotta get your act together.
 Jim: (a little aggravated) Yeah, I know. I’m working on it.


(http://movie-trailers.hot-free-movie-scripts.com/movies/americanpie.html. Acesso em: 20/06/2007.)

In “You gotta get your act together”, the word gotta can be replaced by


A)  are going to. B)  have got to. C)  have got you. D)  will get you.


( http://www.xanga.com/AnnaPavlovaFan/628154013/item.html. Acesso em: 10/06/2008.).

The sentences that best describe what is going on in the comic strip are:

A) Calvin is at school when the alarm sounds to send him home. Then the telephone rings. After that, he wakes up and goes home.
B) Calvin is at school when the telephone rings. He answers the phone and listens to his mother telling him to go to school.
C) Calvin is dreaming that he is at school when the alarm clock rings. At first he thinks it is the telephone ringing, but then he wakes up and goes to school.
D) Calvin’s telephone set is broken, but his alarm clock isn’t. So it wakes him up from his dreams and he goes to school.


Describing the scene presented in the cartoon above, you can write:

A) The characters are confused because three of them are crying and one is laughing during a comic movie.
B) The characters are sitting in front of the TV. They are frightened because they are watching a horror movie.
C) The characters are sitting in front of the TV. They scream because they are watching a very sad movie.
D) Two characters are sitting besides the radio, while two others are watching TV. They seem really excited.

Here’s an extract from a letter sent to Time Magazine. Read it carefully:

(Time Magazine, January, 24.2000.p.5)

What does the word “IT” (3rd line) refer to?

A) It refers to Einstein’s contribution.
B) It refers to Einstein’s experiment.
C) It refers to Einstein’s personality.
D) It refers to Einstein’s report.

This is a form to apply for a job . Some words that come before the information are missing.

(http://www.manacad.co.uk/app.htm. Acesso em: 31/08/2008. Adaptado.)

Choose the right sequence to complete the form:

A) city – nationality – address – country – surname.
B) country – nationality – surname – address – city.
C) nationality – country – city – surname – address.
D) surname – address – city – country – nationality.