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 Michigan e passa tempo com atividades em um dos Grandes Lagos.
Sam: Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes?
Paul: That’s right. It’s also considered the second-largest lake in the world.
Gina: It’s hard to imagine now, but it was carved by glaciers over 12,000 years ago.
Claudine: I’m glad it’s warmer now. Otherwise, I wouldn’t want to go scuba diving.
Sam: This is going to be the coolest dive ever. Are there really shipwrecks that we can explore on the bottom of the lake?
Paul: The guide told me that there are over 5,000 ships scattered on the bottom of the five lakes.
Sam: That’s a lot of possible hidden treasure to find.
Agora vamos rever o vocabulário.
The Great Lakes [Os Grandes Lagos] are five freshwater lakes located on the United States–Canada border. The five lakes are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Four of the five lakes border the state of Michigan in the U.S.
The verb to carve [talhar] means to create something by cutting into the surface.
A glacier [geleira] is a very large area of ice that moves slowly over land.
Scuba diving [mergulho] is the activity of swimming underwater with special equipment (an air tank) that you carry on your back and a tube through which you breathe.
In the context of scuba diving, a dive [mergulho] is the act of swimming underwater with special scuba diving equipment.
A shipwreck [navio naufragado] is a ship that has been lost, ruined or destroyed.
A guide [guia] is a person who shows and explains interesting things about a specific place to visitors.
Scattered [espalhado] means to be spread or placed apart over a wide area.
Hidden treasure [tesouro escondido] is a collection of valuable things (such as jewelry, gold, etc.) that is kept hidden.
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