Learning English — Lesson One

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          This piece marks the beginning of a new venture for Curitiba in English. It is our wish to provide a separate English Exercise category of CIE for instruction in English as a Second Language. As all ESL teachers know, there are numerous ways to learn English, whether it be grammar exercises like these, or video chats More...

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On April 2, 2012
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Lesson Two — Verb Tenses: Simple Present

        We use the Simple Present to express something that happens often. That can be a habit, a routine, a hobby, a daily event, or a scheduled event. Examples: The stores open at 9 a.m. More...

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On April 2, 2012
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Lesson Three — Question Words

          Where…? What…? Who…?How…? Why…..? These are, what we call in English, Question Words. They are used to ask about specific times, qualities, places, people, etc. Choose More...

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On April 1, 2012
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Lesson Four — Verb Tenses: Present Continuous

We use the Present Continuous verb tense (also known as the Present Progressive) to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment. In English, now can mean: this second, today, this More...

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On March 31, 2012
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Lesson Five — Verb Tenses: Present Continuous Part 2

Write questions using the present continuous tense. [Answers to the exercise are provided at the end.] 1. What / they / look at? What are they looking at? 2. Where / he / go? ____________________________________________ 3. More...

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On March 30, 2012
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Lesson Six — Personal Pronouns & Possessive Adjectives

      Personal Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives are easily confused by Brazilian students. This is a brief explanation, with a few examples for a quick review. Then, you can practice by doing More...

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On March 27, 2012
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Lesson Seven — Personal Pronouns & Possessive Adjectives Part 2

        When learning a Second Language, practice is one of the most important factors in improving your fluency. This will be the last set of exercises on Personal Pronouns and Possessive More...

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On March 24, 2012
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Lesson Eight — Basic Prepositions: Time and Place

At / In / On Prepositions are a group of words, one of the eight parts of speech, that indicate relationships between nouns, pronouns and other words in a sentence. Most often they come before a noun. Simple/basic More...

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On March 20, 2012
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Lesson Nine — Verb Tenses: Simple Present vs. Present Continuous

Today we are going to review the Simple Present and Present Continuous verb tenses.  We use the Simple Present tense: For repeated or regular actions in the present time. Example: He never forgets his More...

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On March 16, 2012
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Lesson Ten — Adverbs of Frequency

An adverb is a word or a phrase that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. An adverb can indicate manner, time, place or degree. One of the most common groups of adverbs are known as adverbs of frequency, More...