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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Claudine: This Hall of Fame is amazing. There are so many exhibits on the roots of rock and roll.

Sam: And I like the interactive kiosks.

Claudine: Yes, the multimedia aspect is cool. I liked the one titled “Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.”

Sam: Next, let’s go see the wall with the signatures of all the inductees.

Claudine: That sounds good. And then do you think we should try to find Mom and Dad? Last time we saw them, they were outside looking at the design of the building.

Sam: Yes, we need to bring them inside. Otherwise, they won’t have time to see all of the cool stuff in here.

Agora vamos rever o vocabulário.

A Hall of Fame [Hall da Fama] is like a museum. It houses displays and information about people from a particular sport or activity.

An exhibit (or exhibition) [exibição; exposição] is a collection of things, such as works of art, that are put in a space for people to look at.

Roots [raízes] means the origins of something. Rock and roll has its roots in other genres (types) of music, such as blues.

Rock and roll can also be written as rock ’n’ roll.

When something is interactive [interativo], it means that it is designed to respond to the actions of the user. For example, an interactive exhibit lets the user interact with the content of the exhibit in some way.

In the context of this conversation, a kiosk [quiosque] is a small structure that provides information, generally on a computer screen.

Multimedia [multimídia] means the use of different ways of giving information. Different materials are used to provide information. In this conversation, the kiosks present information using text, audio and video.

An aspect [aspecto] is a particular part of something. In the conversation, Claudine liked the multimedia part of the kiosks.

A signature [assinatura] is a person’s name in his or her handwriting.

An inductee [homenageado; convocado] is a person who has officially been made a member of a group or organization.

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