Learn English With Laurent Garnier Newsletter#1

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1 Greetings

Hi everybody!

As you maybe know (or not) I'm building a website about sciences languages and with a specific part concerning the natural language learning and more specifically how to learn English when you're not an English native speaker. So I hope you'll find some interesting materials there. But instead of waiting for the endless construction of my website I decided to create a weekly newsletter. So here it is.

Enjoy the reading!

2 Phonetics words of the week

2.1 Vowels

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    English Português Phonetics Example
    sEAt assento siːt Take a seat.
    clEAn limpo kliːn I need to put a clean shirt.
          Preciso vestir uma camisa limpa.
    rEAd ler riːd I read the newspaper every day.
          Leio os jornais todos os dias.
    grEEn verde ɡriːn Green is my favorite color.
          Verde é a minha cor preferida.
    tEEn adolescente tiːn Teens need a place where they can meet after school.
          Os adolescentes precisam de um lugar onde possam se
          encontrar apos a escola.
    mEEt encontrar miːt I met someone today who said he knew you.
          Hoje encontrei uma pessoa que disse que conhecia você.
    belIEve crer bɪˈliːv I believe God exists.
          Acredito que Deus existe.
    recEIve receber rɪˈsiːv Yes, I received the package yesterday.
          Sim, recebi o pacote ontem.
    percEIve perceber pəˈsiːv Jane perceived Martin's unwillingness to change this mind.
          Jane percebeu a falta de vontade de Martin de mudar essa mente.

Podemos notar que existem 3 grupos :

  1. O EA como sEAt, clEAn, rEAd (pouco exercicio: encontre 3 outros)
  2. O EE como grEEn, tEEn, mEEt (pouco exercicio: encontre 3 outros)
  3. O EI e IE como belIEve, recEIve, percEIve (pouco exercicio: encontre 3 outros)

3 Topic of the week

Do you know who is Jacque Fresco? You can have a quick overview in this YouTube video.

3.1 Little challenge

Try to summarize what you have understand about the work of Jacque Fresco using at least 5 lines.

4 Tips of the week

4.1 Good writing

If you haven't heard about that tool yet it's time to install this plug-in! It's called Grammarly and it's very useful. As the name says that's correcting your grammar errors (not all obviously) so it's really convinient.

4.2 Good pronunciation

Here is a really nice video with the text it is poem.

5 Feedback

This is the end of this first newsletter. I hope you enjoyed reading it. Any kind of feedback would be appreciate, if you have any suggestion feel free to leave a comment by answering to this email. If you know people that would be interested by this content, feel free to share it.

Have a nice day and see you next week.

Best regards,

Your language learning knight, Laurent Garnier

Author: Laurent Garnier

Created: 2017-10-30 Mon 13:10