Esta série Conversações Diárias é sobre uma família em viagem pelos 50 estados dos EUA. Junte-se a eles à medida que vão conhecendo as atividades de lazer e a história de cada lugar. Essas conversas são para alunos de inglês de nível intermediário ou superior.
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Neste diálogo, a família faz um passeio de barco a vapor pelo Rio Mississippi.
Claudine: That was close!
Sam: I didn’t think we would make it on board in time.
Gina: And now we can sit back and enjoy the cruise.
Claudine: I didn’t think a steamboat would be so big — or so elegant.
Paul: This is one of the best steamboat cruises down the Mississippi.
Gina: I think you only chose this one because they serve Mississippi mud pie.
Paul: That definitely was a factor, but I think they serve it on all of the different cruises.
Agora vamos rever o vocabulário.
The phrase that was close [foi por um triz] is used when something bad almost happens, but is avoided. In this conversation, that was close is used to mean that the family almost missed the boat, but didn’t.
To make it [conseguir] means to succeed in reaching a place in time.
In this conversation, sit back [recostar-se] means to relax.
A cruise [passeio de barco ou navio; cruzeiro] is a journey on a ship to various places as a vacation.
A steamboat [barco a vapor] is a boat that is powered by steam, used especially on rivers and along coasts.
Elegant [elegante] means attractive and well-designed.
The Mississippi [O Mississippi] is short for the Mississippi River, the second-longest river in the United States.
In this conversation, to serve [servir] means to give food or drink to someone in a restaurant, bar, etc.
Mississippi mud pie [torta “de lama” (literalmente), típica do Mississippi] is a type of pie that has a chocolate crust and chocolate sauce.
A factor [fator; elemento importante] is something that causes or influences a result.
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