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 dirige ao longo da costa do Maine.

Paul: This is a beautiful drive up the Maine coastline.

Gina: I still can’t believe how many lighthouses we’ve seen.

Paul: Well, the coastline is pretty rocky, so it makes sense that they’d need a lot of lighthouses. They guide the sailors and fishermen safely to the harbor.

Gina: That’s a good point. And it’s a long coastline.

Sam: Well, I’m hoping we get to see a moose and not just more lighthouses.

Claudine: The guidebook says there are about 75,000 moose in Maine, but I don’t think we’ll see one along the coast.

Sam: That’s too bad. Well, what else is Maine famous for?

Claudine: Lobster! It’s a staple dish of many of the restaurants in the state. We definitely should eat some before we leave.

Agora vamos rever o vocabulário.

coastline [litoral] is the boundary between land and the ocean. A coast is the land along the ocean or sea.

lighthouse [farol] is a tower on or near the coast. A lighthouse has a strong light used to guide ships away from danger.

Rocky [rochoso] means having many rocks.

harbor [porto; ancoradouro] is an area of water on the coast that is protected and deep enough to provide safety to ships.

moose [alce] is a large animal with very large, flat antlers, which are a type of horn. It is the official state animal of Maine. Moose is a countable noun, but the plural of moose is moose. One moose, two moose, etc.

guidebook [guia de viagem] is a book with information for travelers and tourists.

lobster [lagosta] is a sea creature with a long body, a hard, black shell, and a pair of large claws. Claws are curved and pointed arms for catching and holding things. The shell of a lobster turns bright red when it is boiled.

staple dish [prato básico] is a dish, or a food prepared in a particular way, that is eaten routinely among a group of people or in a certain geographic region.

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