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Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2

© 2008 – Routledge

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pub: 2015-08-05$54.95
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pub: 2008-06-30
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About the Book

Do you know Brazilian Portuguese already and want to go a stage further? If you’re planning a visit to Brazil, need to brush up your Brazilian Portuguese for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills.

Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study; structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Brazilian Portuguese, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Brazilian Portuguese grammar and vocabulary.

Key features of Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2 include:

  • Revision; material to help consolidate and build up your basics

  • A wide range of contemporary authentic documents
  • Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit
  • Highlighted key structures and phrases, a Grammar reference and detailed answer keys
  • A broad range of everyday situations, focusing on Brazil.
  • Supplementary exercises and Brazilian Portuguese language web-links at

These two 60-minute CDs accompany Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2. Recorded by native speakers, this material includes scripted dialogues, texts and extracts from authentic interviews as well as interactive exercises, and will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills.

Table of Contents


How to use this book

Unit 1 Entre Amigos 1

Between friends

Unit 2 O Brasil


Unit 3 Estou em férias!

I’m on holiday!

Unit 4 Aluga-se

To rent/to hire

Unit 5 Dias santos e feriados

Religious and public holidays

Unit 6 Saúde e nutrição

Health and nutrition

Unit 7 Educação e cultura

Education and culture

Unit 8 Esportes e religião

Sports and religion

Unit 9 Mercado de trabalho

Work market

Unit 10 Imigração e desenvolvimento econômico

Immigration and economic development

Unit 11 Política, comunicação e mídia

Politics, communication and media

Unit 12 A ecologia e os índios brasileiros

Ecology and the Brazilian Indians

Suggestions for further reading

Grammar reference

Key to exercises

Grammar index

Topic index

About the Originator

Barbara McIntyre has variously been a librarian, tutor in Portuguese, Spanish, and French at St. Andrews and author. Esmenia Osborne is Brazilian. She has taught Portuguese for over 30 years and is currently working as a free-lance interpreter and translator.

About the Series

Colloquial Series

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