Hello, everyone!

Sejam bem-vindos e bem-vindas a mais um episódio da nossa série de podcasts, o Fluency News! Aqui você vai treinar a sua escuta e ficar por dentro do que está acontecendo no mundo, sempre com as principais notícias da semana, tudo em inglês! Ao longo do episódio, nós também adicionamos explicações em português das coisas que achamos que precisam de mais atenção, assim você não perde nenhum detalhe!

Neste episódio, falamos sobre o Brasil no topo de um ranking mundial, a avalanche que aconteceu nos alpes da Itália e sobre a próxima temporada de Stranger Things!
Temos uma página de dicas de inglês no Instagram, vá conferir! @fluencytvingles
Toda semana, temos um novo episódio do Fluency News, não deixe de escutar! See you!

Transcrição do episódio

What’s up, everyone! Welcome back to Fluency News! Seja bem vindo, bem vinda de volta ao Fluency News, o podcast de notícias da Fluency Academy. I’m Scott Lowe, your host, and you are awesome for being here to work on your English. When you listen to our Fluency News episodes, you’re staying informed, practicing your listening skills, and learning lots of new vocabulary, all at the same time!

How awesome is that? E se você sonha em estudar inglês, espanhol, francês, italiano, alemão, japonês, mandarim ou coreano, se inscreva na nossa lista de espera para estudar com a gente e tirar esse sonho do papel. É bem rapidinho, leva só 15 segundinhos para você dar o primeiro passo!

Now, let’s get down to business! It’s time to talk about some of the top stories worldwide, followed by a few explanations in Portuguese!

Quando você pensa no Brasil como líder no ranking mundial de algo, no que você pensa? Futebol? Comida boa? Vôlei? Todas essas respostas seriam corretas, mas nenhuma delas é o nosso primeiro tema!

Our first story is about the world of plastic surgery. You may have noticed that people have been talking about “facial harmonization” a lot in Brazil over the last few years, and there is a reason for that.

Statistics show that in 2018 and 2019 Brazil was the country where the most plastic surgery procedures were done, that’s right, no other country did more plastic surgery than Brazil for two years. Things changed in 2020 and the US took first place, becoming number one on the list with around 1.4 million procedures being done around the country.

“In Brazil, we have a scenario that focuses on body surgery. We are a tropical country, there is greater body exposure. The demand for body surgeries such as breasts, abdomen, waist is very high”, Alexandre, a plastic surgeon in Hospital Sírio-Libanês, explained.

Considering facial procedures specifically, on the other hand, Brazil is still number 1. Researchers believe the reason is the era of selfies and webcams. People these days tend to analyze their own faces much more than they did in the past.

Acho que a maioria das pessoas já se viu em uma foto e ficou incomodado com alguma coisa né? Mas isso seria um bom motivo para mudar seu rosto inteiro? Geez, what do you think? Bom, aqui você ouviu “these days”, que é uma das várias maneiras de dizer “hoje em dia” em inglês. Você pode dizer “Mary and I don’t talk a lot these days”, que significa “A Mary e eu não nos falamos muito hoje em dia” ou então “everyone has a cell phone these days”, todo mundo tem um celular hoje em dia. Você pode expressar esse mesmo sentido com “nowadays” ou “in this day and age”, que é o jeito mais legal e dramático!

E não vamos esquecer que esse não é o único podcast da Fluency Academy! Por aqui você pode ouvir episódios especiais sobre temas diversos, incluindo pronúncia, vocabulário, cultura e o mundo corporativo. É só você acompanhar a gente nas plataformas de áudio ou no portal fluencytv.com pra ficar por dentro de tudo e manter o seu contato diário com o inglês.

Our next story happens in the beautiful Italian Alps, but it’s not a happy one.

A glacial avalanche happened on Sunday, the 3rd of July, on the Marmolada Ridge, the highest peak of the Dolomite Alps in Italy. The rescue team was very quick to respond to the event but still, what they found was an unfortunate scene.

“When we arrived, we saw a disaster. We realized the dimensions of this enormous avalanche,” said the head of the local alpine rescue team.

Fortunately, eight of the missing climbers had been found by Tuesday, but there are still five missing and seven fatal victims have been confirmed. Officials have been using drones, helicopters, and cellphone signals to locate more victims, still in hope of locating survivors.

Specialists say that these kinds of events are “impulsive, rapid and unpredictable”, and that “there is no chance of getting to safety or perceiving the problem in advance”.

The Marmolada will remain closed to tourists, for now, to allow rescue teams to operate, the mayor of the local town said earlier on Tuesday.

O termo “in advance”, que a gente viu aqui na notícia, tem o sentido de “com antecedência/antes da hora” e olha, esse é muito comum no dia a dia! É muito comum você ouvir “we need to arrive 30 minutes in advance”, que é “precisamos chegar com trinta minutos de antecedência”, e coisas como “please let me know in advance”, ou seja, por favor me avise com antecedência.

Well, folks, all good things must come to an end, and no, I’m not talking about this podcast episode. I’m talking about one of the most beloved series running today: Stranger Things.

If you thought you had seen the last of it on July 2, I’m glad to tell you that we’ll still have a little bit more about the mysteries of Hawkings in the future. But I’m afraid to tell you that it’s coming to an end.

Yes, it is coming to an end, but it seems that it’s going to be at the right time, unlike some series *cough* Game of Thrones *cough”. Netflix has confirmed that the next season, season 5, will be the final part of the series.

David Harbour, the actor who plays Jim Hopper, says he thinks it will come out in 2024, seeing as the team is already working on the script.

The writers also mentioned that the final season will be shorter than season 4, and also very straight to the point since the problem has already been pretty much laid out.

E vamos parar por aí para fugir dos spoilers, né? Você percebeu que aqui na nossa última notícia nós usamos o verbo “play” de um jeito um pouco diferente?
Pois é, o verbo “play” significa jogar, brincar e tocar, mas ele também é usado como “fazer o papel de” ou “representar”. Então quando eu digo “David plays Jim Hopper” quero dizer que “David faz o papel de Jim Hopper” ou “o David é o Jim Hopper (na série)”. Se fosse falar de Titanic, eu diria “Leo DiCaprio plays Jack and Kate Winslet plays Rose” ou seja, no filme, o Leonardo DiCaprio é o Jack e a Kate Winslet é a Rose.

Now, this episode is coming to an end. But don’t worry, we’ll be back next week for more expressions, vocabulary, and news!

E não esqueça que se você quiser ficar por dentro de todos os nossos lançamentos e quiser assistir dicas incríveis de inglês da nossa equipe de profes, é só seguir a gente lá no instagram @fluncytvingles!

Os episódios do Fluency News saem toda terça feira! Não esquece de voltar na próxima semana, pra continuar praticando suas habilidades de escuta, e se manter informado sobre tudo que acontece ao redor do mundo.

I’ll see you next week! Peace out!

Stories

Brazil second country in the number of plastic surgeries
https://www.plenglish.com/news/2022/07/04/brazil-second-country-with-the-most-plastic-surgeries-in-the-world/

https://jornaldachapada.com.br/2022/06/22/brasil-pedidos-de-emprestimo-para-estetica-aumentaram-97-nos-ultimos-12-meses-aponta-finanzero/
https://canaltech.com.br/saude/as-cirurgias-plasticas-mais-feitas-no-brasil-220136/

Alpine travelers found alive
https://g1.globo.com/mundo/noticia/2022/07/05/oito-alpinistas-desaparecidos-sao-localizados-apos-colapso-de-geleira-italiana.ghtml

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hopes-fading-missing-climbers-after-italian-glacier-collapse-2022-07-05/
https://www.voanews.com/a/italy-glacial-avalanche/6646079.html

Stranger Things season coming up!
https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/stranger-things-season-5

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/stranger-things-season-5-everything-you-need-to-know

Professor

Scott Lowe

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