Wildflower fields

Wildflower fields

Beatriz Braga

There is a holy place where you can be who you are, go where you will and share the path of freedom. It is the land of dreams, where nature lives in peace and helps you fly over wildflower fields. This is where magic hides: so close and yet so far away. “Oh, Florence! What a […]

Catch the scene | Star Wars

Catch the scene | Star Wars

Yonara Mateus

If you only knew the power of the dark side. [The Empire Strikes Back] Vader: Luke, you’ve not yet realized your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy. Vader: Luke, […]

Like a tattoo

Like a tattoo

Beatriz Braga

I had a wise black cat. He was black like the darkest of the nights, wise like the brightest of the days. I had a wise black cat who smiled when I cried and healed my falling tears and broken dreams. He was gentle like a flower, sweet like a Sunday morning, warm like a […]

Law vs Low

Law vs Low

Yonara Mateus

This pair of false friends is absolutely charming! They could be lovers, in fact. But they are not. E nós adoramos este “casal” não só porque as duas palavras são… “fofinhas” (parecem fazer parte de uma brincadeira de crianças), mas principalmente porque, sendo tão parecidas, não têm nada a ver uma com a outra. Law […]

Language of Love

Language of Love

Beatriz Braga

“What language do words speak? What if words spoke a language?” Wondered Alice as she put her son to bed. “Carry on, mummy. I like this topic.” Sam, her brilliant and sensitive little boy, encouraged her to continue her wandering thoughts. “We are all united by the meaning of words even if we speak different languages.” “But […]

Catch the scene | Notting Hill

Catch the scene | Notting Hill

Yonara Mateus

I’m also just a girl… standing in front of a boy… asking him to love her. William: Anna, look… I’m a fairly levelheaded bloke, not often in and out of love. But, can I just say no to your kind request and… leave it at that? William: Anna, olha… eu até sou um tipo ponderado, moderado no amor. […]

The Lesson

The Lesson

Beatriz Braga

As he parked his car close to Joe’s coffee shop, Phil realized he was running late for his first English class. It was the first after school learning experience and he was a nervous wreck! – Oh boy, what did I get myself into…  He could not help but wonder if his teacher would be […]

O nosso maior pecado

O nosso maior pecado

Yonara Mateus

[Clap your hands if that happens to you as well] Aqui no TEA sentimos por vezes uma profunda preguiça de sermos sociais… nos social media. Gostamos imenso de pessoas, principalmente das nossas (os nossos affairs, os nossos teachers e todos os TEA friends). E, talvez por isso, mergulhamos de cabeça e coração no meio de tea packs, tea sessions, personal plans, personal summaries, info sheets, work sheets, e tantas outras […]

beer vs bear

beer vs bear

Yonara Mateus

Qual é a diferença entre estas duas palavras? Toda. Na verdade, a única coisa que as aproxima é o grafismo parecido: ambas são monossilábicas, têm igual número de consoantes e vogais, e começam e terminam com as mesmas letras (b-r). E só. They have nothing else in common, nor the sound (they are not homophones), nor the spelling (they are not […]

Jane and Jimmy

Jane and Jimmy

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By Shuang Wu Jane was 28 when she met Jimmy. It was {raining cats and dogs}, Jane didn’t have an umbrella and neither did Jimmy. They started chatting about the weather, then the {cheesy} film they both had seen. Jimmy was the first {carrot top} that Jane had gone out with. He didn’t have a handsome face […]

Love is a clichê. Have an Affair.

Love is a clichê. Have an Affair.

Yonara Mateus

Actually, Love is an Affair [it is overrated, some say]. This being true, then you should share your English Affair with your most beloved Valentine! Neste Fevereiro dos Namorados, convide a sua cara-metade a juntar-se a si para um “chá para dois” numa TEA session com um dos nossos professores. Como funciona? A participação da sua cara-metade é gratuita (utilizando os seus TEA vouchers de sempre), mas está sujeita […]

What’s better than a Christmas Affair?

What’s better than a Christmas Affair?

Yonara Mateus

Well, two Christmas Affairs. Neste Natal partilhe todo o seu amor, embrulhe-o num TEA Pack e ofereça uma experiência positiva de aprendizagem da Língua Inglesa a quem lhe é mais especial. Até 6 de Janeiro, na compra de um TEA Pack de 10, 20 ou 30 horas, ganhe 25% de desconto noutro TEA Pack de igual valor. Melhor do que um Affair, só mesmo dois. Por […]

Pumpkin Head

Pumpkin Head

Yonara Mateus

[cabeça de abóbora] ca.be.ça de a.bó.bo.ra {kɐbesɐdɐˈbɔburɐ} substantivo / adjectivo, utilizado para os 2 géneros. 1.  pessoa que denota pouco juízo 2.  pessoa distraída [Coitado do Pumpkinhead! Afinal parece que não há nada de assustador sobre ele…] Happy Halloween! If you are fond of this holiday (very popular in America, but not quite much around Portuguese-speaking countries), there is a […]

15 Onomatopoeias Starting with C

15 Onomatopoeias Starting with C

Yonara Mateus

It all started with a BOOM! So everybody just clapped. Mas como nem só de B’s vive o alfabeto, partilhamos aqui mais uma mão cheia de onomatopeias, desta vez a começar por C. {Aviso: se alguma destas lhe fizer lembrar um som, talvez seja mesmo esse.}   1. cheep (noun or verb) [pronúncia: tʃip = tchip] É […]

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Ivo Gonçalves

There is something terribly wrong with Portuguese animals! Old ladies say it all the time: it is deadly for donkeys to have any brain activity (A pensar morreu o burro). Poor animals… I’ve never witnessed it, but I can picture a cute little donkey strolling around and suddenly drop like flies. Not everything is bad news, though: the young […]

whine vs wine

whine vs wine

Yonara Mateus

…fake friends or lovers? These two words are definitely fake friends and have nothing to do with one another, except their pronunciation. This means they are homophones (yes, you’ve heard of this before) and are both pronounced {waɪn}. A confusão com estas duas palavras é muito comum, mas só se torna preocupante porque hoje é sábado. Portanto, […]