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A soccer match! Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

The World Cup is coming soon and I wanted to share with you a very interesting song by the band “Skank” about soccer. Lyrics: É uma partida de futebo, by Skank. Bola na trave não altera o placar Bola na área sem ninguém pra cabecear Bola na rede pra fazer o gol Quem não sonhou…

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Reading Comprehension: Public Health Posted by on Apr 28, 2010

For today’s reading comprehension exercise, we’re going to take a look at a hot topic in Brazil this week: a new study about hypertension and Brazilian health. Principal causador da hipertensão, sal é o novo vilão da dieta – VEJA Excerpt: Depois da guerra travada contra o tabaco e o açúcar, as autoridades de saúde…

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World Cup Countdown Posted by on Apr 27, 2010

The World Cup, one of the biggest sporting events for Brazilians, is coming up in June, and Brazil is already gearing up for the soccer excitement. Today, we’re going to take a look at interviews with some of Brazil’s futebol stars who will represent their country in South Africa. Dunga, Brazil National Team Coach Interesting…

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Listening Comprehension – Politics Meets Finance Posted by on Apr 26, 2010

This year is a presidential election year in Brazil, and I’ve been playing around with this tool that the brokerage firm Souza Barros put together, called BOVAP (Bolsa de Valores Políticos) to help Brazilians learn more about their politicians.  Watch the video below to see how it works and then try to answer some of…

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Wrong or right? Posted by on Apr 25, 2010

If you’re an intermediate or advanced speaker of Portuguese you may have already noticed that spoken Portuguese differs a lot from written Portuguese. Some people say that many popular ways of using the language is wrong while some others say it’s simply the way that the natural evolution of the language takes. A very popular…

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Ivete Sangalo and Juan Luis Guerra Posted by on Apr 23, 2010

I found this little gem of two of Latin America’s most famous singers performing a lovely duet. Here are Ivete Sangalo and Juan Luis Guerra, singing a samba together in Portuguese and Spanish: Não Tenho Lágrimas. Happy Friday! Lyrics Quero chorar, não tenho lágrimas Que me rolem na face Pra me socorrer Se eu chorasse…

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Brazilian Recipe: Chocolate Mousse Posted by on Apr 22, 2010

Today we’re going to learn how to make chocolate mousse, in Portuguese! I’ve linked a photo of each ingredient for you to be able to visualize them or in case you have any doubts. Recipe: Mousse de Chocolate, from Mais Você Pronunciation: Moo-see gee shoh-koh-lah-chee Ingredients: -2 xícaras (chá) de açúcar -4 gemas -4 colheres…

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