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Questão 16 1407889UEMA 2019
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Supermodel Gisele Búndchen took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce her new book, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life; sharing series of photos from her childhood, modeling career and family.
In this tell-all book, she tells about her life and the lessons she learned along the way. “Im excited to announce the publication of my book, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life” Looking back on some of the experiences I have lived through these past 37 years, what I've learned, the values that guided me and the tools that have helped me become who | am, has been a profound and transformative experience” the 37-year-old star wrote
“I'm happy I get to share with you my journey through many of the ups and downs that made me who I am today!” she concluded. Bundchen began her modeling career at the age of 14. Since then, she has appeared in more than 2000 magazine covers, 600 campaign ads, and walked in over 800 fashion shows for the top brands in the world. She was the highest paid supermodel for 15 years and decided to retire from the runway in 2015. She's married to the famous quarterback, Tom Brady, and has two children, son Benjamin, 8, and daughter Vivian,5.
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Questão 94 101161ENEM 2° Dia 2015
Why am I compelled to write? Because the writing saves me from this complacency I fear. Because I have no choice. Because I must keep the spirit of my revolt and myself alive. Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it.
ANZALDÚA, G. E. Speaking in tongues: a letter to third world women writers. In: HERNANDEZ, J. B. (Ed.). Women writing resistance: essays on Latin America and the Caribbean. Boston: South End, 2003.
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa, falecida em 2004, foi uma escritora americana de origem mexicana que escreveu sobre questões culturais e raciais. Na citação, o intuito da autora é evidenciar as
Questão 29 1735999UEL 2° Fase 2020
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After failing to learn a new language on five separate occasions, I taught myself to speak Spanish like a native in just six months by watching movies and TV shows, listening to music, and reading books and comics like Harry Potter and Garfield.
This simple, easy-to-learn technique, that even the most linguistically-challenged can master literally overnight, is used by many of the most respected and skilled polyglots and language teachers in the world, and it’s never really been laid out, explained, and demonstrated in full, point-by-point, step-by-step detail until now.
When characters in a movie or TV show are speaking the dialogue, unless it’s set in a previous period like the 1800s or something, they speak normal, everyday language. So if you wanted to learn Spanish, the type of normal everyday Spanish that native speakers use every day, aka “conversational Spanish”. . . Don’t you think that Spanish-language TV shows, movies, music, and books might be a good source to learn from. . . if only you knew how?
Not only that, but it would be fun, wouldn’t it? Far better than learning the language from some boring, dry textbook or workbook that, even worse, is teaching outdated, formal, “non-conversational” Spanish (look at the dialogue in one sometime: do people actually talk like that? No).
The basic technique is obvious: consume popular Spanish-language media and try to learn what they’re saying by looking up what you don’t understand. Sure. But the issue is twofold:
1) The problems you will inevitably run into (how do I apply what I’ve learned? how do I ensure I’m not misunderstanding the meaning and thereby learning something incorrect? where do I look things up? what if it’s not in the dictionary and Google Translate isn’t cutting it? etc.), and...
2) How do we do things as efficiently as possible? If you’re a beginner you’re going to have to sort out how to do this all on your own, how to solve any problems you might run into on your own, while probably doing many things less effectively and slower than is necessary. I’ve already learned all this stuff the hard way, I’ve made many of the mistakes you would if you went this alone, let me just save you a ton of time, trouble, and possibly money by teaching you what I already know from experience.
Has this basic technique been used for centuries by language students and teachers alike? Yes, there are records dating back to the 18th century of language teachers using popular media in the language they’re teaching to help their students learn it. I’m not claiming to have invented it. What I’ve done here is, after having used and refined the technique myself for several years, distilled it down to a system that’s easy to learn, and which is taught in a format that’s organized, easy to understand, and which takes advantage of all the latest technology, such as all the various resources available on the internet now.
Adaptado de: Andrew Tracey - author of The Telenovela Method www.amazon.com
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Questão 17 214922FACISA 2017/1
The Real Science of Star Trek
Since its first TV episode aired 50 years ago this month, Star Trek has boldly gone where no science fiction has gone before. Through 13 films, six TV series, and a small galaxy of books, games, and other spin-offs, it’s won new fans, inspired real-world innovators, and been a fixture in the pop culture firmament.
The secret of its highly logical success? “Taking real science seriously,” says Andrew Fazekas, author of a new book on the series’ fact-based astronomy and prescient technology. Unlike more far-fetched sci-fi, Star Trek plots are built on plausible science, he says. Yet, they’re always rooted in the spirit of adventure – the innate human urge to explore.
Carolyn Porco, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Berkley and an adviser on the 2009 film, has been a fan of the franchise since its debut. For her, Star Trek offers optimism – “a golden utopian vision of ourselves” and the comforting assurance that humanity has “a future beyond Earth.”
Jeremy Berlin, National Geographic, September, 2016
TEXT A suggests that the message offered by the Star Trek series is
Questão 1 187063ITA 2015
THE MAN IN THE CONVERTIBLE
 One morning, well after I was diagnosed with cancer, I got an email from Robbee Kosak, Carnegie
Mellon’s vice president for advancement. She told me a story.
She said she had been driving home from work the night before, and she found herself behind a man
in a convertible. It was a warm, gorgeous, early-spring evening, and the man had his top down and all his
 windows lowered. His arm was hanging over the driver’s side door, and his fingers were tapping along to the
music on his radio. His head was bobbing along, too, as the wind blew through his hair.
Robbee changed lanes and pulled a little closer. From the side, she could see that the man had a
slight smile on his face, the kind of absentminded smile a person might have when he’s all alone, happy in
his own thoughts. Robbee found herself thinking: “Wow, this is the epitome of a person appreciating this day
 and this moment.”
The convertible eventually turned the corner, and that’s when Robbee got a look at the man’s full face.
“Oh my God,” she said to herself. “It’s Randy Pausch!”
She was so struck by the sight of me. She knew that my cancer diagnosis was grim. And yet, as she
wrote in her email, she was moved by how contented I seemed. In this private moment, I was obviously in
 high spirits. Robbee wrote in her email: “You can never know how much that glimpse of you made my day,
reminding me of what life is all about.”
I read Robbee’s email several times. I came to look at it as a feedback loop of sorts.
It has not always been easy to stay positive through my cancer treatment. When you have a dire
medical issue, it’s tough to know how you’re really faring emotionally. I had wondered whether a part of me
 was acting when I was with other people. Maybe at times I forced myself to appear strong and upbeat. Many
cancer patients feel obliged to put up a brave front. Was I doing that, too?
But Robbee had come upon me in an unguarded moment. I’d like to think she saw me as I am. She
certainly saw me as I was that evening.
Her mail was just a paragraph, but it meant a great deal to me. She had given me a window into
 myself. I was still fully engaged. I still knew life was good. I was doing OK.
Fonte: PAUSCH, R. The last lecture. New York, Hyperion, 2008. p.64-65
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Questão 77 42104UFPR 2013
Teen Googles his way to new cancer testing method
Fifteen-year-old high school student Jack Andraka likes to kayak and watch the US television show Glee. And when time permits, he also likes to do advanced research in one of the most respected cancer laboratories in the world.
Jack Andraka took home top science fair honours this year for the development of a cancer-testing method found to be 168 times faster, 26,000 times cheaper and 400 times more sensitive than the current gold-medal standard. His work was impressive enough to earn the Maryland high school student a total of $100,500 in grants and prizes at the 2012 Intel Science Fair.
Even more impressive is the source he credits for much of his success: Google. "I definitely could not have done this research and project without the use of the internet", Andraka told BBC News in an interview published this week. "I basically went to Google and was looking up cancer statistics, also looking at a bunch of different documents on like, single-walled carbon nanotubes and pancreatic cancer biology", he told the BBC. He also said that the method he created detects “pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer all in their early stages, where you have possibly a 50pc survival rate”.
Andraka was able to find enough information using search engines and free online science papers to invent his procedure, which is now being hailed as "revolutionary" by the American Cancer Society and science publications around the world. The test uses a method similar to that of a diabetic testing strip, with a dipstick sensor that can test either blood or urine for the presence of mesothelin in the body – a chemical known to be a biomarker for early-stage pancreatic cancer. As Forbes reports, this method could also affect how other types of cancer are diagnosed and treated in the future.
Andraka has filed for a patent for his work with the help of lawyers from Johns Hopkins University, where he conducted his tests for the project. Pathology professor Dr. Anirban Maitra was the only doctor out of 200 that Andraka had contacted to give the eager young student lab access at Johns Hopkins to conduct his science fair project. "You're going to read about him a lot in the years to come", Dr. Maitra told the Baltimore Sun in May. "What I tell my lab is, 'Think of Thomas Edison and the light bulb'. This kid is the Edison of our times. There are going to be a lot of light bulbs coming from him".
(Adapted from and )
Consider the following statements about Jack Andraka:
1. Andraka used gold in his research about cancer-testing methods.
2. Andraka invented a new testing procedure for pancreatic cancer.
3. He won the grand prize at the 2012 Intel International Science Fair.
4. He created an expensive but much faster cancer-detecting method.
5. Andraka is a high school student in the state of Maryland, U.S.A.
Which of the statements above are true, according to the text?
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