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#4 – Guardians of what now

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Good evening, people! How are you guys? How was the week? I hope it was really really good and productive. And are you ready for this week’s episode? Well, this episode is about a movie that many many people were waiting for. Do you have any idea what movie it is? It is Guardians of the Galaxy Part 2!

I watched the second part of Guardians of The Galaxy this weekend. Well, last weekend I should say. When you hear it, it’s [simple_tooltip content=’going to be = future; Pt: indica futuro; vai ser’]gonna be[/simple_tooltip] some time in the future. I must say, I prefered the first one. I think number one was more or better balanced maybe. In this movie I [simple_tooltip content=’think: to believe something or have an opinion or idea; Pt: achar, acreditar’]thought[/simple_tooltip] some of the [simple_tooltip content=’something, such as a funny story or trick, that is said or done in order to make people laugh; Pt: piada, brincadeira’]jokes[/simple_tooltip] were forced and the [simple_tooltip content=’the story of a book, film, play, etc.; Pt: história, enredo’]plot[/simple_tooltip] or story line had some problems. Groot was completely [simple_tooltip content=’of no use; not working or not achieving what is needed; Pt: inútil, sem uso’]useless[/simple_tooltip] but soo [simple_tooltip content=’ pleasant and attractive; Pt: bonitinho, fofinho’]cute[/simple_tooltip] and sweet. But why would you [simple_tooltip content=’to go somewhere with someone, often paying for that person or being responsible for them; Pt: levar’]take[/simple_tooltip] someone like Groot or baby Groot on those dangerous missions? This is something I did not understand. It would [simple_tooltip content=’make sense: to be clear and easy to understand; Pt: fazer sentido’]make[/simple_tooltip] more sense to leave him somewhere [simple_tooltip content=’not in danger or likely to be harmed; Pt: seguro’]safe[/simple_tooltip]. Cause he can’t [simple_tooltip content=’to use physical force to try to defeat another person or group of people; Pt: lutar, brigar’]fight[/simple_tooltip] so why [simple_tooltip content=’put in danger: to risk the life of; Pt: colocar em perigo’]put[/simple_tooltip] him in danger, right? I think, I will never [simple_tooltip content=’get used to something: to become familiar with something or someone; Pt: acostumar-se’]get used[/simple_tooltip] to that racoon. But well, it’s Hollywood, so everything is possible, right? But yeah, the racoon still [simple_tooltip content=’to bug: to annoy or worry someone; Pt: incomodar, irritar’]bugs[/simple_tooltip] me. Strange [simple_tooltip content=’ unusual and unexpected, or difficult to understand; Pt: estranho’]strange[/simple_tooltip] guardian. The movie is a Marvel production, so I don’t [simple_tooltip content=’to have to have something, or to want something very much; Pt: ter que, precisar’]need[/simple_tooltip] to say that the effects were perfect! I don’t [simple_tooltip content=’to be able to bring back a piece of information into your mind, or to keep a piece of information in your memory; Pt: lembrar’]remember[/simple_tooltip] the first movie so well, but in this one there are a lot of items from the 80s and 90s. From the music that is a very important part of the movie and of Peter Quill’s life to Pacman. I [simple_tooltip content=’to express or represent something such as an idea, thought, or fact; Pt: querer dizer’]mean[/simple_tooltip] yeah, we see [simple_tooltip content=’some, or a small number of something; Pt: alguns’]a few[/simple_tooltip] references of Pacman during the movie [simple_tooltip content=’also, too; Pt: também, igualmente’]as well[/simple_tooltip]. It is funny to try to find those things or [simple_tooltip content=’a sign or some information that helps you to find the answer to a problem, question, or mystery; Pt: dica, pista’]clues[/simple_tooltip] inside the movie. Just like they do with those (easter)eggs, right in some stories. This is really cool. I like it.

In movie number 2, the guardians have to save the galaxy [simple_tooltip content=’one more time; Pt: novamente, de novo’]again[/simple_tooltip]. This time we also see some family members. Gamora’s sister Nebula is back and we can understand better what happened to them. Why the [simple_tooltip content=’the family connection between people; Pt: relação’]relationship[/simple_tooltip] of the sisters is so complicated. We also learn that Thanos, the father, [simple_tooltip content=’to cause harm or difficulty; Pt: machucar, magoar’]hurt[/simple_tooltip] Nebula and that everything was always a competition for Gamora. But the most important family member we meet in this movie is Quill’s father. Quill’s mother was human but he never [simple_tooltip content=’to know: to have information in your mind; Pt: saber’]knew[/simple_tooltip] who or what his father was. His mother used to say he was from the stars. We [simple_tooltip content=’find sth out:to get information about something because you want to know more about it; Pt: descobrir ‘]find out[/simple_tooltip] that his father is called Ego and that he is a celestial being. Just like a god. I must admit that I did not understand what exactly Ego wanted with his son. But I also don’t want to give you many spoilers in case you did not watch it until now.

We also see Yondu again. He is the one who [simple_tooltip content=’to take a person away illegally by force; Pt: sequestrar’]kidnaped[/simple_tooltip] Quill when he was young and [simple_tooltip content=’ to take care of a person, or an animal or plant, until they are completely grown; Pt: tomar conta de uma criança até crescer’]raised[/simple_tooltip] him. Now we discover why. The movie starts when the guardians are fighting a monster to protect some powerful batteries. The people who [simple_tooltip content=’to hire: to employ someone or pay someone to do a particular job; Pt: contratar’]hired[/simple_tooltip] them to do that are called Sovereign people. They are golden and perfect. They think they are [simple_tooltip content=’better than; Pt: superior, melhor’]superior[/simple_tooltip] to the other races. When Rocket (the racoon) [simple_tooltip content=’ to take something without the permission or knowledge of the owner and keep it; Pt: roubar’]steals[/simple_tooltip] some batteries from them, they aren’t very happy. As you can imagine. I think it is nice to see how all those different races from different planets with very different habits and cultures can work together, be friends. It gives me [simple_tooltip content=’something good that you want to happen in the future, or a confident feeling about what will happen in the future; Pt: esperança’]hope[/simple_tooltip] that maybe one day people will be more tolerant and patient with everyone and everything that is a bit different from them. So guys, did you watch the Guardians of the Galaxy already? Have you seen it? And if you did, what did you think? Did you like the movie too? Do you prefer movie number one? What did you like? What didn’t you like? And also if you did not watch it yet, would you like to watch it after our small episode about it? As always, please just comment, share with your friends if you liked it, and if you have friends who are learning English, please send them the link. And tell us what you think. And also, we are always open for new ideas for new episodes. Okay guys? So, talk to you soon, on our next episode. Bye bye!

About the author: jdb

She is a language teacher since 2001, an English teacher since 2007 and an on-line language teacher since 2011. She is the founder of the OLC Clube, your Language Club. Jennifer loves watching movies and series, reading, travelling, meeting new people,learning about other cultures and world history, learning in general and teaching.

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