(ENEM2014) A internet tem servido a diferentes interesses, ampliando, muitas vezes, o contato entre pessoas e instituies. Um exemplo disso o site WeFeedback, no qual a internauta Kate Watts.
(ENEM 2014) If You Cant Master English, Try Globish PARIS It happens all the time: during an airport delay the man to the left, a Korean perhaps, starts talking to the man opposite, who might be Colombian, and soon they are chatting away in what seems to be English. But the native English speaker sitting between them cannot understand a word. They dont know it, but the Korean and the Colombian are speaking Globish, the latest addition to the 6,800 languages that are said to be spoken across the world. Not that its inventor, Jean-Paul Nerrire, considers it a proper language. It is not a language, it is a tool, he says. A language is the vehicle of a culture. Globish doesnt want to be that at all. It is a means of communication. Nerrire doesnt see Globish in the same light as utopian efforts such as Kosmos, Volapuk, Novial or staunch Esperanto. Nor should it be confused with barbaric Algol (for Algorithmic language). It is a sort of English lite: a means of simplifying the language and giving it rules so it can be understood by all. BLUME, M. Disponvel em: www.nytimes.com. Acesso em: 28 out. 2013 (fragmento). Considerando as ideias apresentadas no texto, o Globish (Global English) uma variedade da lngua inglesa que
(ENEM 2014) A Tall Order The sky isnt the limit for an architect building the worlds first invisible skyscraper. Charles Wee, one of the worlds leading high-rise architects, has a confession to make: hes bored with skyscrapers. After designing more than 30, most of which punctuate the skylines of rapidly expanding Asian cities, he has struck upon a novel concept: the first invisible skyscraper. As the tallest structure in South Korea, his Infinity Tower will loom over Seoul until somebody pushes a button and it completely disappears. When he entered a 2004 competition to design a landmark tower, the Korean-American architect rejected the notion of competing with Dubai, Toronto, and Shanghai to reach the summit of man-made summits. l thought, lets not jump into this stupid race to build another tallest tower, he says in a phone conversation. Lets take an opposite approach Lets make an anti-tower. The result will be a 150-story building that fades from view at the flick of a switch. The tower will effectively function as an enormous television screen, being able to project an exact replica ofwhatever is happening behind it onto its faade. To the human eye, the building will appear to have melted away. It will be the most extraordinary achievement of Wees stellar architectural career. After graduating from UCLA, he worked under Anthony Lumsden, a prolific Californian architect who helped devise the modern technique of wrapping buildings inside smooth glass skins. HINES, N. Disponvel em: http://mag.newsweek.com. Acesso em: 13 out. 2013 (adaptado). No ttulo e no subttulo desse texto, as expresses A Tall Order e The sky isnt the limit so usadas para apresentar uma matria cujo tema :
(ENEM 2014) Masters of War Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks You that never done nothin But build to destroy You play with my world Like its your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. BOB DYLAN. The Freewheelin Bob Dylan. Nova York: Columbia Records, 1963 (fragmento) Na letra da cano Masters of War, h questionamentos e reflexes que aparecem na forma de protesto contra:
(Enem 2014) The Road Not Taken (by Robert Frost) Two roads diverged in a wood, and l l took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Disponvel em: www.poetryfoundation.org. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2011 (fragmento). Estes so os versos finais do famoso poema The Road Not Taken, do poeta americano Robert Frost. Levando-se em considerao que a vida comumente metaforizada como uma viagem, esses versos indicam que o autor