The Routledge Intermediate Brazilian Reader is a comprehensive reader aimed at intermediate level students of Brazilian Portuguese. The aim is to provide a structured language teaching resource that is enjoyable and stimulating for learners, but that also provides meaningful cultural contexts.
This Brazilian Reader consists of twenty readings graded on the basis of complexity of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. It presents a range of different text types which give a good representation of contemporary Brazilian writing, including fiction and non-fiction by some of Brazil’s most prominent and popular authors.
Key features include:
- vocabulary lists for quick reference
- reading comprehension questions
- exercises to learn and review important vocabulary
- focus on idiomatic expressions
- full answer key to vocabulary and idiom exercises
- Portuguese-English glossary at the back
Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Brazilian Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.
Table of Contents
Introduction. How to use this book. Texts: 1. Redação Adriana Falcão 2. Papai está namorando Carlos Herculano Lopes 3. Bellini e os Espíritos Tony Bellotto 4. De tudo um pouco Dodô Azevedo 5. Lola e Nina Beatriz Bracher 6. Nos anos a.I. (antes da Internet) Moacyr Scliar 7. Quem ama, cuida Lya Luft 8. A Herança Ricardo Ramos 9. Reflexos e reflexões / Nostalgia ou perda real? Pablo Villaça 10. Ed Mort vai longe Luís Fernando Veríssimo 11. Mare nostrum Cintia Moscovich 12. Meu sonho Alcione Araújo 13. Conversa Livia Garcia-Roza 14. Ponto Colorido João Anzanello Carrascoza 15. Olhares Maria Valéria Rezende 16. Guia Politicamente Incorreto da História do Brasil Leandro Narloch 17. Chove sobre minha infância Miguel Sanches Neto 18. Divã Martha Medeiros 19. Rio e São Paulo, duas arrogantes Alex Castro 20. Budapeste Chico Buarque. Key to exercises. Bibliography. Glossary
John Whitlam is a freelance writer, university lecturer and lexicographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of the Routledge Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar and accompanying Workbook, as well as co-author of three of the best-selling bilingual dictionaries of Portuguese and English.