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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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Listening Comprehension: Fortune Telling Posted by on Jun 3, 2010

Today we’re going to do a little listening comprehension exercise using a short report from BBC Brasil (which by the way, is a fantastic resource for Portuguese students). Questions 1. Where is the healer from? 2. What does the healer foresee about the World Cup, and how did he find out? 3. How many people…

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Listening Comprehension: Movie Review Posted by on Mar 30, 2010

Today, we’re going to do a listening comprehension exercise with a movie review from VEJA. You can watch more of them here, as well as other interesting online content from the magazine. Questions 1. What is the title of “500 Days of Summer” in Portuguese? 2. What are the reviewers two favorite movies of the…

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Brazilian Novelas Posted by on Mar 9, 2010

Brazilian novelas, or soap operas, are famous the world over and are broadcast in countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Watching novelas is an excellent way to work on your listening comprehension skills, as well as to build your vocabulary. Luckily, many novelas are now available on YouTube, and you can watch entire episodes…

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Lyrics Practice: Charlie Brown Jr. Posted by on Feb 1, 2010

Today we’re going to use the pop rock band Charlie Brown Jr. to practice listening. This song, Me encontra, is useful for reviewing verbs in the infinitive. Happy listening! Lyrics Hoje eu vou sair pra encontrar o amor Espero a tanto tempo e ainda não rolou O vento diz que é hoje em meio a…

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Globo Amazônia Videos Posted by on Dec 21, 2009

Globo Amazônia has launched a really cool new feature where readers and activists can send in their videos discussing why the Amazon and environmental preservation are important. Watch Cristiane Torloni’s video and then see if you can answer the following questions: 1. What two words does she use to describe “failure?” 2. What event does…

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Lyrics Practice: Maria Rita Posted by on Nov 24, 2009

Today, we’re going to do a listening practice with Maria Rita‘s song “Estrela, estrela.” This particular video has (imperfect) subtitles in English, but I’m going to include the original Portuguese lyrics so you can practice twice: one, matching the English translations to the song, and the second, following along with the Portuguese words. Though the…

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