Life-changing product

I love my Kindle for three years.
First, I bought it because I went to my work by bus and during the journey,
I’d like to take this time somehow. Until the day I saw a person using it.
I went back to see the specifications of this device and for a good price,
I ended up taking it.
This was the best thing I could do. I read one book a week. Over two years,
I read several interesting books and I’ve acquired a passion for reading.
Last year, the office had to change and for my lucky, it came nearer to me.
Now, I’m walking to the office and I stopped this habit. I’m frustrated
because I need more hours of readings and I don’t have more time.

Regards,
Marcos

Summary of a meeting

Hi, Mr. Wilson.
Last night I had a meeting with Sally Cassidy, the VP for GXC Solutions. We
went to a great steakhouse and we talked for hours. She was very happy with
the last year. She told me that she reviewed it and she came to the
conclusion that our relationship is more mature and better to do business.
GXC Solutions wants to increase their purchases from us by 20%.
All this news is very positive. Sally wants to meet again with us soon to
talk about the future. She’d like to know what’s the road map for the
future and how the GXC Solutions can help us make the best solutions about
a number of future opportunities. I will give you all the details when I
get back.
Regards,
Marcos

Career plans

I’m a software engineer with 6+ years experience.
I’ve been focused on writing better and better Java code. I’ve encouraged
people increase their skills. Today, I think that I did it well. But now I
want to improve myself. I want to be fluent in English in a few months and
get in groups highly qualified. I’m an hard working person and I train long
hours to be an excellent Java architect.
In next 5 years, I want a work from home and I’ll continue improving my
skills to get this goal.

Office culture in Brazil

The office culture where I work is casual. The men wear polo shirts, blue
jeans and casual shoes. The women wear more or less the same, but their
variety of shirts are wider. They often wear skirts too.
When we talk about executives, this changes totally. Men must wear
conservative, dark colored business suits. Women must wear suits or dresses
that are elegant and feminine with good quality accessories. In both cases,
you should never dispense an excellent coffee.
It’s good practice to break the ice before starting business. Always look a
person in the eyes. Then, you must be objective. Oral communication is
preferred.
Always have in your plans excellent proposals.

Enjoy,
Marcos

Home Improvement

I’ve never heard about Josh Woodward, but I definitely loved this song and
his work.
It’s about a guy that sold his house, bought a trailer and say things about
his life. Of course, all his sentiments is present in his music. The melody
is addictive. He has an amazing range. It had a wild and exciting feeling.
I’ve listened an acoustic version in youtube and is great! It’s only voice
and acoustic guitar.
His job in internet is very interesting because his music is shared free.
You only should get in his site and download the musics.

Link: www.joshwoodward.com

Enjoy,
Marcos

Writing about education in your country

TOPIC
A friend is considering moving to your country to study. Write a paragraph
explaining a bit about education in your country. What is an important
trend? What’s typical? What’s your position on these ideas?

The education in Brazil goes through terrible problems.
First, the government’s expected that education in Brazil solve alone.
Second, the teacher training is very weak, beyond their low wages. Everyone
in the country is concerned about have children or not. The private school
are really expensive and all are geared for college entrance. Students from
public school suffer from neglect and constant strikes. The best
universities are public and you should be prepared for those problems
mentioned and run out other ways to complete your degree.
I’ll help you!! Come here!

Writing about your hopes and dreams

Hello Mom, Tammy and I dream to work from home. I hope that it will happen
in the next few months because I’ll be named for the positions that I
applied for in a selection some days ago.
All employees in this company work from their homes. Working from home,
makes people happier and more motivated because of a series of advantages.
After that, I can return to Goiania/Brazil and stay near to you. I really
want to go back.
When I was there last month, I saw you, Mariana and my mother in law were
very cheerful. It made me very happy and sometimes I think I’m being unfair
to not go back.

Writing about tv in your country

In my country, there are too many channels from other countries on TV.
Almost all of these channels are from the US and of course, bring all
violence together.
The Brazilian government created a law to have some Brazilian program for
the wider audience on all channels. If we didn’t do this, we’d watch only
programs coming from abroad countries.
I feel strongly that despite cooking shows, some TV companies have been
seeing that need to change your program grid to raise their audience. They
are creating educational programs. The cartoons has been improving too.
After Netflix, some channels are decreasing the number of commercials and
it’s help a lot. It’s a lot of horrible information.

Responding to a job advertisement

Hi Josh,
My name is Marcos de Carvalho Oliveira.
I’m from Brazil and I’m writing in response to your computer programmer
opportunity.
I’m system analyst in Telefonica and I’ve been working for 8 years. I have
a high experience in Java Technology. I’ve developing through Spring, SOA
and Restful Services.
I don’t have problem to change of my country and my family would like to
change to another country for improve our lives. I’m married and I have a
daughter. My English is good but I’ve working to improve it.
If you have any doubt about me, you can ask me. I’m available for interview
anytime.
I have attached my CV to this email.
Regards,
Marcos