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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Bolsonaro terá supervisão de um adulto Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

Olá, leitores! Hello, readers! Today’s listening and reading practice features a text by Brazilian journalist Renato Terra named Bolsonaro terá supervisão de um adulto (Bolsonaro will have adult supervision). He writes a weekly satirical column about Brazil’s current political issues. This one talks about President Jair Bolsonaro’s most recent Twitter blunder about Carnival. Check out…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Brasileiro não é nacionalidade, é profissão Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

Olá, pessoal! Hey, guys! It is time for our monthly reading and listening comprehension activity. Today’s selected text is entitled Brasileiro não é nacionalidade, é profissão (Brazilian is not a nationality, it’s a profession), by writer and comedian Gregório Duvivier. It discusses an interesting peculiarity of the word Brasileiro (Brazilian) in Portuguese. Unlike most nationalities…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – O filme da sua vida Posted by on Feb 27, 2018

Prática de escuta e leitura em Português Bom dia, leitores! Good morning, readers! Today’s listening and reading practice will cover a text by Brazilian comedian and cartoonist Reinaldo Figueiredo, called O filme da sua vida (The movie of your life). His text talks about a passenger whose avião (plane) is about to crash and then…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Meditação e foco no macarrão Posted by on Jan 30, 2018

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Olá, pessoal! Hello, guys! January is up, so it’s time to practice our reading and listening skills! Today’s text is entitled “Meditação e foco no macarrão” (Meditation and focus on the spaghetti) by Brazilian writer and journalist Antônio Prata. He talks about relaxing, anxiety and social media, so…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – O ano e o ano que vem Posted by on Nov 30, 2017

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Olá, povo! Hello, people! The month is drawing to an end, so this means it is time for our usual listening and reading practice. Our text today is Gregório Duvivier’s “O ano e o ano que vem” (The year and next year). The author discusses the year of…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – O menino, o lobo e o sapo na água fervendo Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Ei, galera! Hey guys! It’s time for another one of our listening and reading exercises for the month. The text chosen for this instalment is called O menino, o lobo e o sapo na água fervendo (The boy, the wolf and the frog in boiling water) by comedian…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – Sobre cães e gatos Posted by on Aug 31, 2017

Ei, pessoal! Hi, everyone! This month’s Portuguese listening and reading practice is a text entitled Sobre cães e Gatos (About Cats and Dogs) by Portuguese comedian Ricard Araújo Pereira. It talks about the difference between the two animals and their relation to their owners and humans in general. I hope you like it! Let’s remember…

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