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, você vai saber sobre o homem que passou 18 horas no meio do oceano e sobreviveu graças a um brinquedo, as ondas de calor que estão acontecendo na Europa e sobre os benefícios de visitar locais na natureza próximos à água!
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. Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’re ready to work on your English. Our Fluency News episodes are here to help you to stay informed, practice your listening skills, and learn lots of new vocabulary, 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 the ball rolling! It’s time to talk about some of the top stories around the globe, followed by a few explanations in Portuguese!

O que será que você precisa para sobreviver no meio do oceano, sem um barco? Um colete salva-vidas? Uma roupa térmica? Um sinalizador? E que tal uma bola? Bom, se você achou esquisita essa última opção, escuta só a nossa primeira história.

On Saturday, a man known as Ivan was swimming by the coast on a beach in Kassandra, Greece when powerful currents took him away from the shore.

His friends quickly started to worry and asked the coastguards for help, but he was not found and was soon declared lost at sea. He was missing for eighteen hours and was fortunately rescued on Sunday, as he has physically recovered from this nightmare since then.

And how did he survive 18 hours, you may ask? Well, soon after Ivan was washed away by the current, a small, half-inflated ball floated in his direction, a kid’s toy. Miraculously, the ball gave him enough support to survive the long hours, including a night lost at sea.

The story was all over the news in Greece and, believe it or not, the ball was identified by the mother of two boys, who said the kids had lost the ball while playing on a beach ten days earlier, 80 miles away!

Sadly, Ivan’s friend Martin who drifted away with him has not been found.

Inacreditável, né? Bom, antes que você pergunte, 80 milhas, eighty miles, são equivalentes a 128 quilômetros! Ou seja, essa bola boiou 128 quilômetros para salvar o Ivan!

Agora vamos a explicação. Aqui no começo nós vimos a frase “a man known as Ivan” que é igualzinha ao português, “um homem conhecido como Ivan”, então “known as” quer dizer “conhecido como”. Você poderia dizer “Elvis was known as the king of Rock and Roll” que é “o Elvis era conhecido como o rei do Rock and Roll”. Você pode adicionar “known as” a várias estruturas, por exemplo: “better known as” mais conhecido como, “formerly known as” antes ou antigamente conhecido como, e “also known as” também conhecido como.

Você gosta do calor? Qual temperatura você considera calor demais? Vamos a próxima notícia pra ver como está a situação e o calor lá na Europa.

The UK registered, on Monday the 18th, the third hottest day in the country’s history, but they are not the only ones who are suffering from extreme heat. All of western Europe has been reaching atypical high temperatures, with wildfires across France and Spain, and a prolonged drought in Portugal.

The wildfires have destroyed almost 20.000 acres of land and more than 1.100 people have died due to the heat, especially the elderly population.

It has been said that some areas in England, Italy, and Belgium may reach more than 41 degrees Celsius over the next few days.

The Belgium meteorology institute gave the following recommendations: “drink regularly, wear lighter clothes, spend the day in cooler rooms, monitor your health regularly, eat smaller portions of food, keep doors and windows closed to keep the heat out. Pets and animals also need extra care.”

Oxford University Professor Myles Allen warned that such heatwaves will be inevitable if humanity doesn’t soon reduce its carbon emissions. “It’s got to be a regulation on the industry as a whole,” he says.

Que terror né! Sei que no Brasil está frio agora mas vou reforçar aqui a mensagem, não esqueça de cuidar do seu pet durante os dias de calor!

Bom, você já deve ter percebido que “over” é uma palavra com váaaarios significados diferentes, então vamos falar do uso que vemos aqui na notícia, na frase “Belgium may reach more than 41 degrees Celsius over the next few days.” Aqui a gente tá usando “over” com sentido de “ao longo de” então, over the next few days = ao longo dos próximos dias. Outro exemplo seria “over the next few hours, the chef made more dishes” que é “ao longo das próximas horas, o chef fez mais pratos”. Ou “I’ll call you over the next few weeks”, que é “eu vou te ligar ao longo das próximas semanas.”

And now it’s time for our final story of the day! Do you enjoy going to the beach? Visiting rivers? Do you feel good after visiting those places? This story may help you understand why! Então já manda esse episódio pra aquele amigo que curte pegar uma onda e fazer trilha em cachoeiras!

Being close to nature has been associated with better health for hundreds of years: the Victorians knew this, recommending sea air as a treatment for sadness, and the French, who, for centuries, sent sick people to natural springs to treat their mental and physical health.

And scientists are now finding out that areas near water are especially beneficial, more than green spaces in general.

The first studies, which were done in the 80s, demonstrated that being close to water has intense calming effects on the body and mind, inducing positive emotions and even helping to reduce heart rate and blood pressure, and reducing negative moods and stress much more than green areas. Even something as simple as an urban fountain can have intense emotional effects.

Marine scientists also remind the population that these benefits and people’s access to them depend completely on preservation!

Não sei você mas eu já tô aqui programando minha próxima viagem pra praia! Ok, aqui na nossa última notícia você ouviu a construção “depend on”, e sim, pode parecer estranho, mas a gente sempre vai usar “on” depois do verbo “depend”, então “He depends on me” quer dizer “ele depende de mim”!

Essas duplas de verbo + preposição são muito importantes pois elas nem sempre fazem sentido, ainda mais se você pensar muito na preposição sozinha. Mas cada verbo tem uma preposição que é sua duplinha. Outros exemplos são expect TO, look AT, laugh AT, concentrate ON e assim por diante. Mas calma, a medida que você for estudando inglês, vai ser mais fácil lembrar das duplas!

And that’s it for today, folks! 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

Man survives 18 hours at sea
https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/14/man-survives-18-hours-at-sea-by-clinging-on-to-football-lost-on-beach-16997110/

Heatwave in Europe
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/southern-europe-battles-wildfires-heatwave-spreads-north-2022-07-18/

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/18/weather/europe-uk-heatwave-wildfires-france-spain-intl/index.html

Mental benefits of being near water
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25533950-700-why-spending-time-near-water-gives-us-a-powerful-mental-health-boost/
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/03/blue-space-living-near-water-good-secret-of-happiness

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