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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – A melhor coisa do avião Posted by on Jul 31, 2017

Olá, pessoal! Hey, guys! Today we’ll have another installment of our Portuguese listening/reading practice series. Hope you are enjoying them! The text is called A melhor coisa do avião é o que ele ainda não tem (The best thing about an airplane is what it still hasn’t got) again by Brazilian comedian Gregório Duvivier from…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – Uma hora de relógio Posted by on Jul 20, 2017

[Atividade de escuta e leitura em Português] Oi, gente! Hi, everybody! Let’s have another part of our series Portuguese listening/reading practice with the text “Uma hora de relógio” by Brazilian writer, actor and comedian Gregório Duvivier, taken from his column from the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. It is a very interesting and amusing text to…

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How I am improving my vocabulary in French Posted by on Jul 4, 2013

Hey, everybody, tudo bem com vocês? I was thinking about a good topic for a post and I remembered what I did to improve my vocabulary in English and now what I’m doing now to improve my vocabulary in French. Last week I gave some more general tips, but today I’m going to be more…

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Learning tip: Reading is fun! Posted by on Aug 25, 2011

Olá, tudo bem? Reading is fun! No? You sure? Well, reading what you don’t like or have to read (like school assignments and stuff) is boring, I know that. But in this post I’m going to show you that reading can be fun, oh yes it can! When we’re learning a foreign language reading is…

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Pizza in São Paulo: Reading Comprehension Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

Today we’re going to do a reading comprehension exercise using a great blog by American journalist Seth Kugel, who writes a travel blog in Portuguese for iG. He’s also an inspiration to all of you learning Portuguese, since Seth learned Portuguese as an adult and became fluent, and now writes his own column entirely in…

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Reading Comprehension: Royal Wedding Posted by on Apr 24, 2011

The Brazilian media has excellent international coverage, and like in many places around the world, the British royal wedding is in the news in Brazil. Today, we’re going to read a few articles in Portuguese about the wedding to test reading comprehension. It’s not about Brazil, but it’s important to be able to understand international…

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Sloth in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 16, 2010

While you may remember that preguiça means laziness, it can also be used to describe a famous Brazilian animal: the bicho-preguiça, or the sloth. This animal, which in Portuguese is pronounced bee-shoo preh-gee-sah, not only lives in the Amazon, but also throughout Brazil, particularly in the Mata Atlântica. This sweet, slow-moving creature prefers to hang…

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