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English Class 09 Looking Back On Previous Lessons

English Class 09 Looking Back On Previous Lessons

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CURSOS ON-LINE – INGLÊS – PROFESSOR CARLOS AUGUSTOwww.pontodosconcursos.com.br
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AULA 9 LOOKING BACK ON PREVIOUS LESSONS 
U.S. Wants WTO Ministerial Meeting After Session in Hong Kong
Washington
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U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman is urging countries toadvance the long-stalled World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations at theDecember Hong Kong ministerial meeting and asserted that trade ministersshould meet again soon after to keep the negotiations on track."I believe we ought to have another meeting," Portman said November 22
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at a press conference in Geneva. "Without a meeting, without setting up sort of a backstop, it’s tough to make progress … We need to continue to push, keepthe pressure on, to meet the end of 2006 deadline."Portman made the comments after meeting with ministers from Brazil,the European Union (EU), India and Japan.
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Launched in 2001 and stalled almost from the start over politicallydifficult agricultural trade issues, the negotiations, formally called the DohaDevelopment Agenda, were originally scheduled to conclude in 2005.Since then, participants have pressed for conclusion by December 2006,which would give the United States time to submit any agreement to Congress
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before the president’s negotiating authority, called trade promotion authority orfast track, expires in mid-2007.When the United States submitted an agriculture proposal October 10 tosubstantially reduce domestic support payments to farmers and tariffs, Portmansaid the aim was to revive chances for the December 13-18 Hong Kong meeting
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to set the modalities -- the details and deadlines -- necessary for concluding thenegotiations a year later.That aim was frustrated, however, when a subsequent EU agricultureproposal was found by other participants to offer no real increased marketaccess. Outside the EU, food-importing developed countries and major
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developing countries issued statements rejecting market-opening concessions.Still, at the November 22 press conference Portman said that, althoughthe Hong Kong ministerial will not establish modalities, the United Statesremains committed to concluding an agreement with real substance."While expectations for Hong Kong have been lowered, and while Hong
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Kong will not be all we had hoped it would be," he said, "the U.S. continues tohave very high expectations."
(By Bruce Odessey Washington File Staff Writer)
Visit
 http://usinfo.state.gov 
 
CURSOS ON-LINE – INGLÊS – PROFESSOR CARLOS AUGUSTOwww.pontodosconcursos.com.br
CURSOS ON LINE Prof. Carlos Augusto -2-
Pre-testing Vocabulary
No quadro seguinte você encontra
transparent words
associadas a outras nãotão evidentes. Faça o
skimming
do texto e, sem dicionário, tente traduzi-las.
A B1.
the long-stalled negotiations
a.
( ) instalar um tipo de proteção
2.
keep the negotiations on track
b.
( )
comprometidos em fechar o acordo
 
3.
setting up sort of a backstop
c.
( ) as expectativas diminuíram
4.
 
committed to concluding an agreement
d.
( )
negociações há muito emperradas
 
5.
expectations have been lowered
e.
( ) manter as negociações nos eixos
ANALYSIS OF TEXT 11. Escreva um exemplo retirado do text 1 nos Verb tenses below:Present continuous
____________________________________________
Present simple
_________________________________________________
Past simple _______ 
____________________________________________
Present perfect
_________________________________________________
Future Simple
__________________________________________________
Past perfect
____________________________________________________
2. Escreva dois exemplos de construções na voz passive:
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3. Como você traduz a expressão em negrito no seguintefragmento do texto?:
“the United States
remains committed to concluding an agreement
 with real substance…”
(L- 28/29)
 ________________________________________________________________
 
CURSOS ON-LINE – INGLÊS – PROFESSOR CARLOS AUGUSTOwww.pontodosconcursos.com.br
CURSOS ON LINE Prof. Carlos Augusto -3-
Reading Comprehension – Answer in Portuguese:
1.
Após reunir-se com representantes do Brasil, da Europa do Japão por queRob Portman sugere uma nova reunião após Hong Kong?
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2
. Porque motivo as negociações sobre comércio travaram logo depois de seuinício em 2001?
_________________________________________________________________________
3
. Quais os motivos que reduzem consideravelmente as chances de sucesso dareunião dos ministros do comércio em Hong Kong?
_________________________________________________________________________
4.
A expressão
‘Since then’
 
(L 14)
está usada no texto para indicar o quê?
_________________________________________________________________________
5.
Que idéia indica a palavra ‘
still
’ (L-27)
como marcadora do discurso?
_________________________________________________________________________
6.
Que idéia indica a palavra ‘
while
’ (L-30)
como marcadora do discurso?
_________________________________________________________________________
7.
É possível parafrasear o fragmento ‘the long-stalled WTO negotiations…”
(L-2)
da seguinte forma: The WTO negotiations that have not advanced for along time.
True ( ) or False ( )
?
8.
In "I believe we
ought to
have another meeting,"
(L-5)
o
modal verb“ought to”
pode ser substituído por
“should”
sem prejuízo do sentido.
True ( ) or False ( )
?
 

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