Steve Jobs: A Creative Genius

Steve Jobs: A Creative Genius

Hoje, nosso amigo Denilso de Lima publicou uma matéria sobre a morte de Steve Jobbs e sobre a importância de “Narrow Reading” (a prática de ler vários artigos sobre um mesmo assunto para assim dominar o vocabulário, collocations, expressões, etc. referentes àquele assunto.)

Veja o artigo do Denilso de Lima aqui:

No fim do artigo, o Denilso deixou o desafio de lermos vários textos sobre a morte de Steve Jobs e anotar as palavras e expressões que forem sendo usadas com frequência.

Resolvi repassar esta dica para você e mostrar aqui algumas expressões importantes que li nos artigos para o seu proveito.

DICA: Clique no primeiro botão "Imprima com PrintFriendly" no final deste texto onde diz "Share the Knowledge" para gerar uma formatação mais simples para impressão.

Steve Jobs: A Creative Genius


1.  Steve Jobs had to o_______ [superar] steep odds [grandes desvantagens/adversidades] in life.

2.  His mother p___ him u__ for adoption [o colocou para adoção] when he was a baby.

3.  He e________ [se matriculou] in Reed College in 1972 but d_______ out [desistiu da faculdade] after six months.

4.  Steven Jobs helped u_____ in [introduzir “solenemente”; liderar] the era of personal computers.

5.  He t______ Apple i_____ the world’s most valuable technology company. [fez (a Apple) tornar-se a]

6.  Steven Jobs died Wednesday ___ the ____ of 56. [aos 56 anos de idade]

7.  Jobs is s_______ by [deixa; literalmente, “é sobrevivido por”] his biological mother, sister, wife, and four children.

8.  "We are deeply s_______ [profundamente tristes] to announce that Steve Jobs p______ a_____ today," Apple said. [faleceu]

9.  “Steve died peacefully today s________ by [cercado por] his family," his relatives said in a statement [comunicado] on Wednesday.

10.  Jobs had b______ cancer [lutou contra câncer] in 2004 and u________ [passou por] a liver transplant in 2009.

11.  He took three medical l_______ of absence [licenças médicas] as Apple’s chief executive.

12.  Over time [com o tempo], Steve Jobs grew [ficou] g_______ [magro e abatido] and frail [frágil].

13.  In August, Steve Jobs s______ down [deixou o cargo] and h______ his job o_____ [entregou o seu cargo] to Timothy D. Cook.

14.  “Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the s______ [fonte] of c_______ [inúmeras] innovations that enrich [enriquecem] and improve [melhoram] all of our lives.  The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.” -  Statement by Apple's board of directors

15.  His death is a l____  [perda] for the world and a l____   [perda] for the technology industry.

16.  Outside Apple's headquarters, an American flag is flying at h___-s_____ [a meio mastro] today.



1. overcome
2. put (him) up
3. enrolled - dropped out
4. usher in
5. turned (Apple) into
6. at the age of 56
7. survived by
8.  deeply saddened – passed away (ver explicação aqui:
9. surrounded by
10. battled cancer – underwent
11. medical leave(s) of absence
12. gaunt
13. stepped down – handed (his job) over
14. source – countless
15. loss – loss
16. half-staff

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6 comments “Steve Jobs: A Creative Genius”

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