You had a great X-mas, didn´t you! It´s now time to prepare for New Year´s Eve.
Hoje aqui no blog o vídeo de uma companhia aérea das Filipinas. Eles encontraram um novo jeito de demonstrar os procedimentos de segurança em caso de emergência durante o vôo. Acompanhe o vídeo. Logo abaixo deixo pra vocês o Transcript. Em negrito, alguns verbos utilizados para dar a instrução. Muitas das frases iniciam com o verbo. E quando isto ocorre em inglês? Quando damos conselhos, instruções, ordens, sugestões ou pedidos, certo?! E a frase não tem sujeito. O sujeito é quem está recebendo a ordem. Este é o chamado Imperative.
Vamos ao vídeo. Have fun!
“Ladies and gentlemen, please, direct your attention to the cabin crew, who will demonstrate the safety features of this aircraft. Each seat is provided with a seat-belt. To fasten, put ends together. Tighten seat-belt by pulling loose end and, to unfasten, lift the whole buckle and pull free end to release. In the unlikely event of a water landing, use your individual life vest found under your seat. Remove sharp objects from your body. Put it on, slide the vest over your head. Take the tapes around the waist and push ends to buckle. Pull tape to tighten. When outside the aircraft, pull inflation jacks to inflate the vest. Manual inflation tubes are found on both sides. Blow to increase air. Push pins inward to release air. Lights will automatically illuminate once the battery tab is immersed in water. Do not inflate the vests inside the aircraft. Please, be reminded that unauthorized removal of life vest from this aircraft is a criminal offense.
The cabin is pressurized, should there be a rapid change in cabin pressure, an oxygen mask will automatically drop from the compartments above you. When this happens immediately grab the mask, pull it towards you, put it over your nose and mouth and breathe normally. If you are travelling with a child, first put on your own mask and then the child’s mask. Keep the mask on until you are advised to remove it. Please take note of the emergency exits marked along each side of this cabin, and the exit nearest to you.
For further information, please refer to the safety instruction card found in the seat pocket in front of you.
For your information, there are slide-rafts in this aircraft. This aircraft is equipped with an escape pass lighting system. In case of an emergency evacuation, the lights will illuminate, leading you to the exits.
Have a fun flight everyone!”
Então, lembrou do imperative e como usá-lo? Veja mais alguns exemplos:
Always and Never são usados antes do verbo, para enfatizar a ordem dada.
Do this exercises on-line for extra practicing.
Happy New Year everybody!