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[Music to Listen to] – Part V Posted by on Aug 13, 2016

Olá, gente! Como está a semana de vocês? Hello, everybody! How is your week going? Last week, o mundo (the world) tuned in to watch the olympics opening ceremony and celebrate o começo (the beginning) of this major sporting event, where many of Brazil’s top artists got a chance to perform to a global audience…

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Sports vocab Posted by on Jul 30, 2016

E aí, pessoal? What’s up, everybody? August 5th marks the beginning of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The games are a major sporting event worldwide. Are you guys excited? If you’re um fã de esportes (a sports fan) or just intend to watch the competitions (whether attend it in person or watch the…

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Brazil at the 2012 London Olympics Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

How did Brazilian athletes fare at the London Olympics? During the games, Brazilians won 17 medals. Here’s the breakdown of how they did–in Portuguese, of course!  Ouro (Gold) -Ginástica artística masculina (Men’s gymnastics) -Judô feminino (Women’s judo) -Vôlei feminino (Women’s volleyball) Prata (Silver) -Boxe masculino (Men’s boxing) -Futebol profissional (Football/soccer) -Natação masculino (Men’s swimming) -Vôlei…

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Winter Olympics Vocabulary Posted by on Feb 17, 2010

While the Winter Olympics aren’t hugely popular in Brazil, they are broadcast there, and if you ask a Brazilian, they may tell you they like to watch to “refrescar” (cool off), since it’s summer in Brazil now. Also, there are five Brazilians competing in snowboarding and skiing! Olympics = Olimpíadas Winter Games = Jogos do…

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Are you going? Posted by on Oct 13, 2009

For today’s interactive feature, the question is: do you plan on attending the 2014 World Cup and/or the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil? Sure, it’s a long way off, but I know a lot of people who are already set on attending one event or the other. Are you one of them? If you’re on…

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Summer Olympics Vocabulary Posted by on Oct 9, 2009

In honor of Rio de Janeiro getting the 2016 Summer Olympics Games, let’s take a look at some related vocabulary. Track and field: Atletismo Swimming: Natação Rowing: Remo Sailing: Vela Boxing: Boxe Cycling: Ciclismo Fencing: Esgrima Gymnastics: Ginástica Greco-Roman Wrestling: Luta greco-romana Triathalon: Triatlo

2016 Decision Day Posted by on Oct 2, 2009

Today’s the day, folks! The International Olympic Committee will decide which city will host the 2016 Summer Olympics: Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Madrid, or Tokyo. For the last few months, Rio and Chicago have pulled ahead of the other two cities, with Rio often in the lead. However, now that President Obama will fly to…

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