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Story – Episode 4: what’s your telephone number?

Exchanging phone numbers.

1. Watch the video. Follow how João and Marta exchange telephone numbers.

2. Here is the main interaction from the video:

João: Qual é o seu número de telefone?

Marta: É 97162604.

João: 97162604?

Marta: Correto. E o seu?

João: Aqui vai.

Marta: 83573127?

João: É isso.

3. Note:

In Brazil, number 6 is often called meia. It means half, from half dozen. But it is usually used only for telephone numbers, not in other contexts.

Taking this into account, what number do you hear?: Listen

Scroll down for the answer.


0 – 7 – 8 – 5 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 6 – 6 – 3 – 3

4. In the comments, use Vocaroo to ask a learner’s number (they will not give you their real number). Wait for an answer, then write what you hear so that they can confirm if it is correct or not. Let us agree that the phone number will have 8 numbers. Example:

Learner 1: Qual é o seu número de telefone? (Vocaroo link goes here).

Learner 2 replies: (Vocaroo link goes here with a mock phone number)

Learner 1 writes: 97162604?

Learner 2 replies: That’s right! / É isso. = That’s it.

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