História comovente de uma pérola enorme, de como foi descoberta e de como se perdeu, levando com ela os sonhos bons e maus que representava. História também de uma família e da solidariedade especial entre uma mulher, um pobre pescador índio e o filho de ambos.
Baseada num conto popular mexicano, A Pérola constitui uma inesquecível parábola poética sobre as grandezas e as misérias do mundo em que vivemos.
Plano Nacional de Leitura - Livro recomendado para o 3º ciclo, destinado a leitura autónoma.
Technology is a big part of our lives nowadays, whether we like it or not, and without it, most of us would be clueless on what to do.
Teens are definitely avid users of it, being the cellphone one of the most important things for them. It’s made the world so much smaller, and without any effort, we can talk to anyone. It helps us to make friends. It also helps with school, like doing projects, and homework on your phone or computer.
On the other hand, we can also lose friends if we are too attached to our phones or computers. If we prefer to stay at home playing games, instead of going out with friends, we might loose them. That’s when people have an addiction, which can be very bad for their lives.
In conclusion, I think technology is definitely very important, but there should be a line that shouldn’t be crossed, so that it doesn’t become a problem.
My dream job is to be an actress, or an actor, as they now like to be called. I have had this thought ever since I started doing oral presentations at school. I really love being in front of the whole class and pretending to be someone else.
There are two types of actors: theatre actors and TV and movie actors. They don't differ a lot, but there are some particularities to both.
To be a theatre actor not only do you need to be very theatrical and dramatic, (and I've been told I'm both) but also very imaginative so that you can improvise on the spot if you ever forget your lines.
Now, to be a movie actor you must have basically the same qualities as a theatre actor, but you also need to be pretty (and I'm only saying this because I've never seen an actor with an “ugly cry-face”, somehow they always look gorgeous). And I suppose it would help if you had an acting degree, too (which I don't!).
I think that the best option for me would be the second one because I'm known to be very clumsy, and there are no “do overs” in theatre acting.
Will this dream ever come true? Who knows?! Maybe if I ever decide to get an acting degree and get out of my comfort zone, then there might be a possibility.
I've always been the one to notice and value small things, whether it is a bit of sand different from the others, a little flower that rises from the grass a bit higher than the rest or, in this case, a gesture, which despite being small, was filled with kindness.
It all happened around five years ago, when I went on a trip to Poland with my brother and my parents.
We were having a nice time, exploring the streets of Warsaw, when I noticed an old lady sitting by the side of the road asking for money. We kept on walking, but as we were about to cross the road, I turned to my brother and asked:
“Did you see that old lady back there?”
“Yes,” he responded “I feel quite bad for her.”
“Me too,” I agreed.
My dad, who was listening to our conversation, still says to this day, that he felt really proud of us at that moment. He quickly stopped walking and said:
“Do you want to help that poor woman?”
Both my brother and I said yes and so my dad handed us both five zelots and we gave them to the lady.
What happened next filled my heart completely.
The old woman got up, hugged us and gave us a big open smile.
This moment is something that I'll never forget even if I live to be a hundred.
O escritor norte-americano Philip Roth morreu aos 85 anos, ontem à noite, em Nova Iorque. Deixa obras que publicou ao longo de quase seis décadas, reconhecidas pelo público e pela crítica literária, muitas delas retratando o anti-semitismo e a cultura na América, a morte, a luxúria.
Com mais de três dezenas de obras publicadas, Philip Roth é o autor de livros como A Mancha Humana, O Complexo de Portnoy ou O Escritor Fantasma. Foi com a obra Pastoral Americana que venceu o prémio Pulitzer de ficção em 1998. Apesar de ser anualmente apontado com um dos favoritos ao Nobel da Literatura, nunca chegou a receber essa distinção.
Pintor e escultor, nascido em Lisboa em 1926, Júlio Pomar é considerado um dos criadores de referência da arte moderna e contemporânea portuguesa.O artista deixa uma obra multifacetada que percorre mais de sete décadas, influenciada pela literatura, a resistência política, o erotismo e algumas viagens, como a Amazónia, no Brasil. A obra foi dedicada sobretudo à pintura e ao desenho, mas realizou igualmente trabalhos de gravura, escultura e assemblage, ilustração, cerâmica e vidro, tapeçaria, cenografia para teatro e decoração mural em azulejo.
A morte de Júlio Pomar, ontem, deixa o mundo das artes mais pobre. (Na imagem, o quadro "O Gadanheiro", um dos mais famosos da sua autoria.
The cartoon “Rat Race” makes a comical and sarcastic approach to today’s reality behind consumerism.
In fact, as we can see in this “Rat Race”, the rats are running through corridors with the desire to achieve their life goal. This desire is constantly being increased by the posters and propaganda on the walls. However, after every new corner, all they find is more and more path to be walked.
This story is a metaphor of today’s consumer society. Nowadays, people are surrounded by advertising and are eventually overcome by it. So to satisfy their desire to have the latest and most modern things, they just buy everything, whether it is necessary or not. This has become such a prominent and notable aspect of our society to the extreme point of being considered a disease.
These people buy everything new, influenced by marketing, with the hope of feeling fulfilled, but what they eventually end up with is buyer’s remorse.
In conclusion, I think that, unlike the rats in the cartoon, people should stop paying attention to what is around them, and start focusing on what really matters in their life.
Is passion the key to success in the current job
I think that, when it comes to success in the
work industry, passion is an incredibly important aspect.
love your job, you easily become more invested in it, you become more motivated
and even excited to go to work. If you work in something that doesn’t appeal to
you, you will find yourself struggling to come up with ideas, you will feel
forced to be working, you will become more stressed and you won’t really be
happy. That is why it is important to find out what you really want to do in
the world of work. As Steve Jobs once said, “if you haven’t found it yet, keep
looking; don’t settle”. You shouldn’t stop looking for the perfect job for you
because, when you do find it, you will feel very relieved and you will become
less stressed and much happier.
conclude, if you really want to be successful in the future world of work, you
should follow Steve Jobs’ advice and make sure you work your hardest in a job
you truly enjoy and wouldn’t mind doing for the rest of your life. It will keep
you motivated and it will make ideas flow in your head.
Um tempo múltiplo. Labiríntico. As histórias das sociedades humanas. Ricardo Reis chega a Lisboa em finais de dezembro de 1935. Fica até setembro de 1936. Uma personagem vinda de uma outra ficção, a da heteronímia de Fernando Pessoa. E um movimento inverso, logo a começar: «Aqui onde o mar se acaba e a terra principia»; o virar ao contrário o verso de Camões: «Onde a terra acaba e o mar começa.» Em Camões, o movimento é da terra para o mar; no livro de Saramago temos Ricardo Reis a regressar a Portugal por mar. É substituído o movimento épico da partida. Mais uma vez, a história na escrita de Saramago. E as relações entre a vida e a morte. Ricardo Reis chega a Lisboa em finais de dezembro e Fernando Pessoa morreu a 30 de novembro. Ricardo Reis visita-o ao cemitério. Um tempo complexo. O fascismo consolida-se em Portugal. (Leitura recomendada para o 12.º ano de escolaridade).
My favourite TV
programme is called ‘Skam’ and it is a Norwegian series. I watch it online because there is
no channel broadcasting it now. Although I have subtitles, it still is a little
hard to understand the series as they speak Norwegian.
‘Skam’ is about a
group of teenagers and their lives while they are in high school. They all have
different beliefs, perspectives and religions, which makes this series even
more interesting! This series has four seasons and each of them focuses on
different characters and their problems. The first tells you about Eva and her
problems with her boyfriend and her old friends from middle school. The second
one is about Noora and how she stands up for her causes along with the most
idiotic boy from school. The third one is about Isaak and Even, and in it Isaak
opens up about his sexuality; he starts dating Even and fighting his problems.
I am still watching the fourth season – it is about Sana, a Muslim girl, who
loves a non-Muslim boy and has to prepare everything for the ‘Russ bus’, a Norwegian student tradition.
I love this series
because of the several emotions that we get to feel with the characters and
their actions. Besides, we get to know a new language and new cultural aspects
like the ‘Russ bus’, which is the main point of the series.
Os alunos Liliana Wang e João Cabral foram os vencedores da 2ª eliminatória do Concurso Nacional de Leitura e representarão o concelho da Póvoa de Varzim nas provas distritais, respetivamente nos escalões B e C.
Muitos Parabéns! Desejamos aos nossos alunos toda a sorte para a nova etapa!
(na foto, os alunos com a escritora Manuela Ribeiro)
You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or
a member of our military? You’re going toneed a good education for every single one of those
careers. You can’tdrop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it. (Barack Obama)
Do you believe in the benefits of engaging in
different activities/experiences or do you think that education should always
be a young person’s priority?
is always important for younger people but it shouldn’t be the number one
priority. School can only teach you a bit about life, so you have to use other
resources to obtain experience and knowledge to overcome life obstacles. The
more you know and the more information you learn inside and outside school, the
better. As Obama says in the quote, “you’ve got to work for it and train for it
and learn for it”.
course no one can learn everything in life, but if you want to pursue something
more specific, you should try and learn the most about it. You can travel, read
books about it, workshadow or even do an internship. The latter – workshadowing
and doing an internship - will give you the most knowledge if you already know
what you want. When you apply for another job, you can write on your resume
about that internship or whatever you did to gain skills, and they will
probably value you more for that, so you will have more chances of being
conclude, my advice to you is, while you are studying, try to do different
things to gain experience in life, and even after you start working, keep on
learning, about your area and still more!
Escuro, de Ana Luísa Amaral, é um extraordinário livro onde se reflete sobre a literatura e sobre as inquietações do nosso tempo e do nosso quotidiano, e onde surge, com grande fulgor, um diálogo polifónico com Fernando Pessoa e o seu drama em gente. Porque «O lume que as sustenta, / a estas vozes, / é mais de dentro, e eu não o sei dizer».
There is one race, the human race. There is something wrong when one group of people cannot get along with any other group of people. (Errol Anthony Smythe)
A vital society preserves difference - conformism kills society. (Thomas Merton)
Nowadays, we live in a multicultural society where people with different races, cultures and beliefs all work together to build a better world. Thanks to globalisation, we are used to sharing experiences with other people and that is a perfect way to evolve.
However, there are many people who still think that their own culture is superior and, because of it, usually discriminate against other citizens. As Norman Rockwell shows, I believe that you shouldn't act that way because you should do to other people what you would want them to do to you. In addition, I agree with Errol Anthony when he states that there is something wrong with xenophobic people since they cannot get along with other groups of people and, thus, miss opportunities to learn new things.
Finally, Thomas Merton says that a good and developed society is one that preserves difference and I couldn't agree more since we, as individuals, and our society will improve every day if we can reach out for other cultures.
To sum up, I believe that the only way we can become better citizens is to accept the multicultural world around us and learn with it.
The importance of music and reading in teenagers' lives
Music and reading have really important roles in my life.
Music is something that can make us feel really good about ourselves and it's not just about the lyrics; the melody transmits to us a vibe that we can't explain. When I come home or even when I study, I listen to music and after a few minutes of pure mental liberty, I can feel really better.
Reading has a total different meaning. When I read, I can imagine myself in another world. Some say it's boring, but people who say that probably haven't seen the side of reading that I always have. Books are so much more than pieces of paper. Books are life-changers; they are teleporters to a new and magical dimension.
Music and books, in my opinion, can be an escape from our problems and, if we use them well, we definitely won't be wasting our time.
Is it possible for young people to change the world?
Nowadays young people´s hopes are about school grades, college access, dates and, most importantly, friends, of course.
In my opinion, it is possible for young people to change the world because everything is more developed and there are much more opportunities than in our parents’ time. I think that if we try hard and if we truly want to succeed, we can be much better than our parents.
Teens can change the world because they simplify everything and their imagination is huge. When you are an adult, everything is harder.
In conclusion, being a teen is difficult because we have the pressure of our parents to be better than them and to change the world. Even so, young people are the only ones that can think out of the box without worrying about it.
O Dia Internacional da Mulheré comemorado
anualmente a 8 de março, e é a
celebração das conquistas sociais, políticas e económicas das mulheres ao longo
dos anos, tendo sido instituído pela Organização das Nações Unidas, em 1977, e adotado por diversos países.
O jornalista e Prémio Nobel da Literatura (1982), também
conhecido por Gabo, nasceu em Aracataca, na Colômbia, em 1927, e é considerado um
dos mais conceituados autores do século XX. A obra Cem
Anos de Solidão, que se tornou no seu maior sucesso, tendo sido traduzida
em mais de 35 línguas, foi inspirada na casa e na cidade onde o escritor
cresceu com os avós.
García Márquez estudou
Direito e Ciências Políticas, mas abandonou os estudos e dedicou-se ao jornalismo em 1948, no jornal El
Universal. Foi um ativista político e repórter dos jornais El
Heraldo e El
Espectador. Foi correspondente na Europa e em Nova Iorque, tendo-se mudado por fim para o México.
García Márquez morreu em 2014, aos 87 anos, na sua casa no México.
isto e muito mais, celebramos o 91.º aniversário de um ícone cultural cuja
estrela continua a brilhar sobre os mundos literário e jornalístico da América
Latina e dos outros”, escreve o Google, que lhe dedica um doodle colorido onde se pode observar o seu retrato e a cidade mágica
de Macondo, que ganhou vida no clássico Cem Anos de
Solidão. A ilustração foi feita por Matthew Cruickshank.
Is it possible for young people to change the world?
In my opinion, youngsters have a great deal of potential, so they should be encouraged to do brilliant actions.
In fact, teenagers can make our planet a great place to live. They can succeed where their parents have failed. This is correct due to young people’s perspective on life. They have a mind full of energy and dreams, and a lot of them wish to be someone important in the future.
There is a whole bunch of things left to discover, such as how to get out of our galaxy or how to cure Aids. I believe these youngsters will be able to make a lot of important discoveries as they grow up.
Therefore, we need to look up to young people in order to succeed as human beings.
Gostaria de conversar contigo alguns momentos no pórtico desta antologia. Para já, quero que saibas que hesitei muito antes de me decidir a organizá-la. Perguntava a mim mesmo se seria legítimo desirmanar cada um dos poemas que nela agora figuram dos outros com que emparelham em livros entendidos como unidades redondas. Temia, além disso, a precariedade do critério que os escolhesse. Nem sempre um autor é bom juiz em causa própria. […] Mas como a minha vida é um extenso rol de perplexidades e nunca saí de nenhuma em perfeita paz de espírito, resolvi averbar à conta mais uma parcela e levar a empresa por diante. É que, contra todas as razões, seduzia-me a perspectiva de reviver o longo caminho órfico que iniciei às cegas, calcorreei a tactear e estou em vias de concluir de olhos abertos, no espanto de quem vê finalmente, a plena luz, a fundura dos abismos a que desceu."
Miguel Torga, Antologia Poética (Plano Nacional de Leitura - Livro recomendado para o Ensino Secundário como sugestão de leitura).
We are burdened with prejudice - against the poor or the rich, the smart or the slow, the gaunt or the obese. It is natural to develop prejudices. It is NOBLE to rise above them. (Unknown author)
In the end, antiblack, antifemale, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing – antihumanism. (Shirley Chrisholm)
Prejudice and discrimination are probably two of the biggest problems in our society. Most people would agree that we need to change this, but, in fact, we don’t put this knowledge into practice. As we can see in the streets, prejudice is not decreasing!
First of all, we should admit that prejudice and discrimination are destroying our world. It is also true that we tend to discriminate against the ones that are different just because they are not like us.
Furthermore, studies have shown that people tend to imitate their friends when they discriminate against different people. It is important to have in mind that the fact that our friends do it is not an excuse for discrimination. We should be able to rise above prejudice and defend the ones that are victims of anti-humanism.
To sum up, in my opinion, we should accept the differences because they help us evolve and become a beautiful mosaic.
O Concurso Inês de Castro recolhe da história de D. Pedro e D. Inês a sua temática base permanente e unificadora, sendo a 10ª edição dedicada a uma das suas dimensões: o AMOR e DESAMOR.
O Concurso dirige-se aos alunos do 3º ciclo do Ensino Básico e do Ensino Secundário que se façam conhecedores da história da relação entre D. Pedro e D. Inês de Castro e realizem, a partir do mapeamento de lugares históricos e geográficos bem como dos seus contextos sociais, políticos, económicos, literários e afetivos, um trabalho performativo direta ou indiretamente relacionado com os amores de Pedro e Inês.
I'm a fifteen-year-old girl, who has lots of worries, dreams and interests, like all other teenagers.
In fact, something that worries me a lot is the ridiculous amount of time teenagers spend in front of the TV set, smartphone or computer. It's such an unhealthy activity but many parents don't even care; instead, they do the same thing ...
One of my biggest dreams is to be a pilot in the Portuguese airforce. When I was a child, I used to keep looking at the aircrafts while I was in an airport waiting for some flight, wondering if one day I would be able to be a pilot.
I expect to finish high school and take a degree in Languages and International Relations and later work as a flight attendant in Emirates Airlines.
All teens are different and so are their tastes. Everybody has their worries, dreams and interests, but, in this specific stage of life, these things are very important.
I consider myself a typical teenager. That’s because I have problems too. My major worry is that I’m going to become an adult. I’m going to deal with a lot of responsibilities and preoccupations and I don’t know if I’m ready for it.
However, I don’t think that my future will only bring problems. I sometimes sit on the sofa and I imagine that I will be a successful man with a family who loves me.
Like all the other teens, I like technologies and I find an escape in them.
I don’t know what I want to be in the future, but I think that good things are awaiting me.
O Plano Nacional de Leitura (PNL2027) e a Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), para incentivar o gosto pela leitura e pela escrita de poesia, convidam os alunos do 3º Ciclo do ensino básico e do ensino secundário, das escolas públicas e privadas do continente e ilhas, a participar no Concurso FAÇA LÁ UM POEMA, que decorrerá entre fevereiro e março de 2018.
O escritor português Manuel Alegre é o vencedor do Prémio Camões 2017, foi anunciado na passada quinta-feira na Biblioteca Nacional, no Rio de Janeiro, após reunião do júri.
Esta é a 29.ª edição do Prémio Camões, instituído pelos Governos de Portugal e do Brasil, em 1988. Segundo o texto do protocolo constituinte, o prémio consagra anualmente "um autor de língua portuguesa que, pelo valor intrínseco da sua obra, tenha contribuído para o enriquecimento do património literário e cultural da língua comum". Nós por cá consideramos este prémio uma justíssima atribuição e saudamos o autor: Parabéns, Manuel Alegre!
Plano Nacional de Leitura: Livro recomendado para o Ensino Secundário como sugestão de leitura.
Félix Ventura escolheu um estranho ofício: vende passados falsos. Os seus clientes - prósperos empresários, políticos, generais, enfim, a emergente burguesia angolana - têm o futuro assegurado. Falta-lhes, porém, um bom passado. Félix fabrica-lhes uma genealogia de luxo e memórias felizes, e consegue-lhes os retratos dos ancestrais ilustres.
A vida corre-lhe bem. Uma noite entra-lhe em casa, em Luanda, um misterioso estrangeiro à procura de uma identidade angolana. Então, numa vertigem, o passado irrompe pelo presente e o impossível começa a acontecer. Sátira feroz, mas divertida e bem-humorada, à atual sociedade angolana, O Vendedor de Passados é também (ou principalmente) uma reflexão sobre a construção da memória e os seus equívocos.