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Copa América Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

The Copa América tournament, or America Cup, is a major soccer championship held in South America every two to four years with twelve teams from Latin America and sometimes from North America or Asia (Japan, the US, and Canada have participated). The first edition was held in 1916 in Argentina, with games played between Argentina…

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Ronaldo Retires Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

As many of you may have heard, one of Brazil’s biggest soccer stars, Ronaldo, announced this week that he is retiring. In Portuguese, the verb to retire is aposentar-se, and the noun for retirement is aposentadoria. The Carioca footballer had most recently been playing for Corinthians, in São Paulo, after playing for five major clubs…

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Listening Comprehension: Cosmos Posted by on Aug 11, 2010

Today we’re going to try out a listening exercise about the New York Cosmos and Pelé. Watch the video, and read the short text that goes with the video. Questions 1. How long has it been since the Cosmos played? 2. When did Pelé play for the Cosmos? 3. How does the return of the…

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Mano na Comanda Posted by on Jul 26, 2010

Last Friday, many Brazilians were in a frenzy.  The new head coach for the national soccer team was to be chosen.  All day Friday, all anyone could talk about was how Muricy Ramalho, the carioca team, Fluminense‘s head coach, was going to take CBF’s (Clube Brasileiro de Futebol) offer.  However, when he did, his current…

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Lisening Comprehension: World Cup Commercial Posted by on Jul 1, 2010

Vivo released a seven minute commercial starring Pelé for the World Cup, and they also put together a nice behind the scenes video about the making of the epic commercial. Have a look and try to answer the questions. Questions 1. Where was the commercial filmed? 2. How many people were involved in the production…

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Pelé and the World Cup Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

Pelé, also known as O Rei, or the King, is very busy during the World Cup, even though he hasn’t played soccer for years. He now serves as an unofficial ambassador for Brazil, and as in any soccer-loving country, he is always welcomed with open arms. In South Africa, he attended an exhibition with works…

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Brazilian people and the World Cup Posted by on Jun 18, 2010

Hey everyone. The World Cup is going on and Brazilians are just crazy about it, at least most of us. Check out this video I made about how my city (Montes Claros – Minas Gerais)  is turning green and yellow and also some reactions to Brazil’s first game. Is this different from your country?

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