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 visita as Outer Banks da Carolina do Norte.

Sam: I didn’t realize we’d have to take a ferry to get to the Outer Banks.

Paul: Of course. The Outer Banks is a long string of peninsulas and islands.

Claudine: And the place of the Wright brothers’ first successful flight!

Paul: That’s right. But we’re going to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, so we’ll be seeing more nature than airplanes.

Claudine: There must be a lot of great sea life here.

Gina: Yes, and if we’re lucky we can see the baby sea turtles returning to the sea after they hatch.

Sam: They’re born on the beach?

Gina: Yes. The mother digs a hole with her back flippers, lays her eggs and covers them. After the baby turtles hatch, they walk across the sand into the ocean.

Claudine: Wow, little baby turtles are brave.

Agora vamos rever o vocabulário.

A ferry [ferryboat] is a boat that carries people and things across a river or narrow part of the sea.

The Outer Banks [ilhas barreiras] is an area of North Carolina. It is a long line of peninsulas and islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small part of Virginia.

A peninsula [península] is an area of land that is almost entirely surrounded by water but is connected to a larger land area.

The Wright brothers [irmãos Wright] were two brothers (Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright) who successfully built and flew the first powered airplane.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore [Costa Nacional do Cabo Hatteras] is a U.S. national seashore within the Outer Banks area. A national seashore is an area of land along the sea that is protected by the U.S. government.

To hatch [chocar] means to be born by coming out of an egg.

On a turtle, the two flippers [nadadeiras] are flat parts of its body that are used for moving and swimming.

The verb to lay [chocar; botar ovo] means that a reptile, bird, etc., produces an egg from its body.

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