False Friends

October 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm | Posted in False Friends | Leave a comment

False Friends or False Cognates

English shares with other languages, such as Portuguese, thousands of cognates. Cognates are words that look nearly the same in both languages, because they have the same etymolog, i.e. the same origin.


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These words can be quite confusing and lead to a lot of misunderstandings.

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Check the list below. It may help you.

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Verb Tenses

October 18, 2015 at 8:34 am | Posted in Verb Tenses | Leave a comment

Identifying Verb Tenses






Identifying and using verb tenses is very important to understand what you hear or read and speak more correctly.

Take a look at the chart below. It is similar to the one we built in the class.




By examining the verbs forms that compose the predicate, you can find out the tense you’re using.

Adverbs and time expressions can give you some help too.

Look at this chart:


Do you want to try to identify some tenses?

Use these links here:





A World of Many Languages

October 13, 2015 at 8:54 pm | Posted in Languages | Leave a comment

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What for? you might ask.

Well, there are plenty of reasons for you to learn a second or a third language.

By learning another language, you also learn about another culture, so you become more open-minded and more tolerant. However, learning a new language like English, for example, can bring you  a lot of advantages.

Check the ones listed below:


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Which language is the most useful ?

It depends much on what you need the language for, but if you take the number of speakers into consideration, English is one of the most widely spoken languages. However,  if you are planning to travel abroad, imagine, to China, maybe you should learn a little Mandarin first.





Look at some curiosities.



  • Which language attracts you the most?
  • Which seems to be the easiest to learn?

If you really want to know which language you should learn, try this quiz and tell us the result.

Click here EUROTALK

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Welcome 2015-16

October 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hi, everyoneAMC_2015B

You’re starting a new cycle in your academic career.

One that will require some effort and determination to make your dreams come true.

We, the teachers, will be around to help you.

The best of luck.Work-Hard-300x300


Ana Maria Coelho




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