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Perguntas – passado 2

86 [eighty-six]

Questions – Past tense 2

Questions – Past tense 2

86 [oitenta e seis]


Perguntas – passado 2

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Which tie did you wear? Qu- g------ v--- u---? Que gravata você usou? 0 +
Which car did you buy? Qu- c---- v--- c------? Que carro você comprou? 0 +
Which newspaper did you subscribe to? Qu- j----- v--- a------? Que jornal você assinou? 0 +
Who did you see? Qu-- v--- v--? Quem você viu? 0 +
Who did you meet? Qu-- v--- e--------? Quem você encontrou? 0 +
Who did you recognize? Qu-- v--- r---------? Quem você reconheceu? 0 +
When did you get up? Qu---- v--- s- l-------? Quando você se levantou? 0 +
When did you start? Qu---- v--- c------? Quando você começou? 0 +
When did you finish? Qu---- v--- t-------? Quando você terminou? 0 +
Why did you wake up? Po- q-- é q-- a------? Por que é que acordou? 0 +
Why did you become a teacher? Po- q-- é q-- s- t----- p--------? Por que é que se tornou professor? 0 +
Why did you take a taxi? Po- q-- é q-- p---- u- t---? Por que é que pegou um táxi? 0 +
Where did you come from? De o--- v--- v---? De onde você veio? 0 +
Where did you go? Pa-- o--- v--- f--? Para onde você foi? 0 +
Where were you? On-- v--- e-----? Onde você esteve? 0 +
Who did you help? A q--- v--- a-----? A quem você ajudou? 0 +
Who did you write to? Pa-- q--- v--- e-------? Para quem você escreveu? 0 +
Who did you reply to? Pa-- q--- v--- r--------? Para quem você respondeu? 0 +

Bilingualism improves hearing

People who speak two languages hear better. They can distinguish between different sounds more accurately. An American study has come to this conclusion. Researchers tested several teenagers. Part of the test subjects grew up bilingual. These teenagers spoke English and Spanish. The other part of the subjects only spoke English. The young people had to listen to a particular syllable. It was the syllable ‘da’. It didn't belong to either of the languages. The syllable was played for the test subjects using headphones. At the same time, their brain activity was measured with electrodes. After this test the teenagers had to listen to the syllable again. This time, however, they could hear many disruptive sounds as well. There were various voices saying meaningless sentences. The bilingual individuals reacted very strongly to the syllable. Their brain showed a lot of activity. They could identify the syllable exactly, with and without the disruptive sounds. The monolingual individuals were not successful. Their hearing was not as good as the bilingual test subjects. The result of the experiment surprised researchers. Until then it was only known that musicians have an especially good ear. But it appears that bilingualism also trains the ear. People that are bilingual are constantly confronted with different sounds. Therefore, their brain must develop new abilities. It learns how to distinguish different linguistic stimuli. Researchers are now testing how language skills affect the brain. Maybe hearing can still benefit when a person learns languages later in life…