The Blonde Stereotype

I have always wondered about the origin of blonde jokes. All women I know, despite of their hair color, are pretty smart! So, with a little help from Wikipedia, here it is: The blonde stereotype, the stereotypical perception of blond-haired women, has two aspects. On one hand, over the history, blonde hair in women has… Read More

Fun with words: 100 ways to say “good”

  ɡo͝od/ adjective adjective: good; comparative adjective: better; superlative adjective: best 1. to be desired or approved of. “we live at peace with each other, which is good” synonyms: healthy, fine, sound, tip-top, hale and hearty, fit, robust, sturdy, strong,vigorous More antonyms: poor, ill pleasing and welcome. “she was pleased to hear good news about him” expressing approval. “the play had good reviews” 2. having the qualities… Read More


Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721–1790) was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. He lived in Paris, London, and Geneva, where he designed and built animated dolls, or automata, to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds. His astonishing mechanisms fascinated the kings and emperors of Europe, China, India, and Japan. Some consider these devices to be the oldest examples of the computer. The Writer has… Read More

Qual o preço dos erros em inglês para você ou sua empresa?

Em uma época de exposição global e conectividade instantânea, erros na comunicação escrita podem causar um impacto extremamente negativo sobre a percepção dos consumidores de uma marca. Mensagens pouco claras e confusas sugerem baixa capacidade de comunicação e falta de atenção aos detalhes, reduzindo sua credibilidade e posicionamento no mercado. Embora não exista uma associação… Read More

You can do it: coffee

The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries… Read More

Descrição competência linguística em inglês por nível

A BIRD GEI | Consultoria e Gestão de Idiomas segue a escala do padrão do Conselho Europeu para idiomas, adaptado para o mercado brasileiro. Desenvolvido através de um processo de pesquisa científica, o “Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment” proporciona uma ferramenta prática para descrever os níveis de proficiência linguística exigidos pelos padrões existentes,… Read More

List of 370 Irregular Verbs in English

  The English language has a large number of irregular verbs, approaching 200 in normal use—and significantly more if prefixedforms are counted. In most cases, the irregularity concerns the past tense (also called preterite) or the past participle. A Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle arise arose arisen awake awakened / awoke awakened / awoken B… Read More

Language of the New Generation: Human Resources Acronyms

It is clear that the youngest generation entering the workforce has different communication experiences, and companies are beginning to see the results incorporated into work-related communication methods. The newest generation, also known as (AKA) millenials, has always had access to a cellular phone, an internet connection, and digital music using an MP3 player. Text messaging… Read More