publicado em:29/04/20 7:58 PM por: Ruan Barbin TEXT IN ENGLISH

Hi peeps, Ruan over here.  

I’m really glad to be here once again updating our 418th post at VPFI!

Que tal aproveitar essa sexta-feira para estudar um pouco de reading? Para você que não sabe o que é “reading”, nada mais é do que a leitura, parte muito importante na jornada rumo a fluência é praticar a leitura e estou aqui para te ajudar nisso!

Ler é um atividade que vai te ajudar a adquirir muito vocabulário novo, ajuda a fixar melhor as palavras e faz muito bem para saúde.

O text in english de hoje vai falar sobre um grande artista conhecido no mundo todo pela maioria das pessoas, ele é famoso por ser pioneiro na comédia e no cinema, o rei do cinema Charlie Chaplin, hoje é ele que vai nos ajudar a praticar mais nosso reading.

Lembrando que nem só as perguntas abaixo são a forma de estudo, você pode usar o texto de várias maneiras diferentes como pesquisar por palavras que você não conhece e melhorar seu vocabulário, ou até treinar seu reading em voz alta para melhorar sua dicção ao ler em inglês, você pode também ler o texto e fazer um resumo em inglês com seu vocabulário sobre o que você entendeu, enfim as opções são muitas basta ter criatividade e estudar! 


Charlie Chaplin’s Biography


Charlie Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. He is mostly famous for his screen persona “the tramp”. Born on April 16, 1889 in London, Chaplin is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. He had been a productive and creative film maker for about 75 years before he died in 1977.

Early life

Chaplin suffered from poverty and hardship in his childhood. He was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine. His mother struggled financially when his father was absent. When he was 14, his mother was sent to a mental asylum.


Chaplin’s first performances were at music halls as a stage actor and comedian at the age of 19. He went to the USA where he was scouted for the film industry, and began appearing in 1914 for Keystone Studios. He soon developed the Tramp persona and formed a large fan base. Chaplin directed his own films from an early stage, and continued to hone his craft.. By 1918, he was one of the best known figures in the film industry.

Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in, and composed the music for most of his films. He was a perfectionist, and his financial independence enabled him to spend years on the development and production of a picture.


The 1940s were a decade marked with controversy for Chaplin, and his popularity declined rapidly. He was accused of communist sympathies, while his involvement in a paternity suit and marriages to much younger women caused scandal. An FBI investigation was opened, and Chaplin was forced to leave the United States and settle in Switzerland.

His latest films

Charlie Chaplin abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).


In 1972, as part of a renewed appreciation for his work, Chaplin received an Honorary Academy Award for: “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century”.



  1. Charlie Chaplin had a happy childhood.
    a.  True
    b.  False
  2. Chaplin started his career in England.
    a.  True
    b.  False
  3. Chaplin left the USA to live in Switzerland because he was ill.
    a.  True
    b.  False
  4. Chaplin died at the age of 88.
    a.  True
    b.  False


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