Just like this

Just like this

Beatriz Braga

Listen to the sound of silence and say goodbye to your old friend sadness. Make the best of your normal and the perfect of your good. Breathe the deepest of that spring scent, dive the crap out of that ocean, read the hell out of that book. You have to be willing to feel happy […]

4 years of tea-drinking in English

4 years of tea-drinking in English

Yonara Mateus

4 anos de TEA, The English Affair. Sempre um pouco desalinhados, com alguns defeitos que viraram feitio e outros que viraram pontos a melhorar. E assim vamos crescendo, a acumular chás tomados e chávenas usadas, empilhadas por vezes de forma tosca. Nestes 4 anos, valem-nos as experiências e histórias contadas, de um affair que se […]

Multilingualism

Multilingualism

Mara Rodrigues

[este texto pode também ser lido em Português, aqui] Multilingualism | English as the common ground Brussels is a multilingual place. It is common to call it the ‘EU Bubble’ because most of all the European Union’s organizations are based here. But not only you find European citizens all around the city, you also find […]

What we’ve got

What we’ve got

Beatriz Braga

If we’ve got a home, if we’ve got shoes. If we’ve got love, if we’ve got schooling. If we’ve got souls, if we’ve got friendship – we’ve got it all! What we have is life. Nina Simone’s anthem to happiness is a beautiful lesson on how to appreciate our true blessings. When we pick ourselves […]

Catch the scene | American Beauty

Catch the scene | American Beauty

Yonara Mateus

Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in. Ricky Fitts: It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air. You can almost hear it, right? And this bag was […]

Brutally honest

Brutally honest

Beatriz Braga

Where do we set the boundaries between honesty and politeness? How far can we go when speaking the truth? There should be no need to state the obvious. Honesty is the best path to find ourselves, even if our wish is to get lost. “No, I won’t go out with you. I don’t feel like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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