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Story – Episode 5: João’s family

  1. We suggest that you play the video twice. First listen and don’t follow the subtitles. Then play it again, follow the subtitles and repeat after each sentence.   …

Pronunciation: ã – õ

1. The ~ (til) above a or o indicates a nasal sound. They are very often followed by another vowel. Let us listen to a few pairs of words. One …

Numbers 0 to 9

1. Watch the video. We suggest that you listen first. Then play it again and repeat the numbers along. De 0 a 9 = From 0 to 9 2. These …

The alphabet

1. We suggest that you watch the video 3 times. First, just listen. Then follow and repeat. Finally, follow and write the sound of each letter. You might prefer to …

Marks on letters / accents: ` ´ ^ ~

1. You don’t need to master these marks at this level. This is just for general awareness. Having said that, we find it useful if you can start including them …

Expressing likes and dislikes: leisure

1. Watch the video. We are going to learn a few sentences. 2. Reinforce expressing likes and dislikes. Likes: Listen Listen Dislikes: Listen Listen 3. Follow these two short interactions. …

You have completed week 1!

1. The following transcripts summarise some of the key language we have learnt this week. Larissa talks about herself and introduces her friend. There are BP and EP pronunciation options. …

How are personal pronouns combined?

Below is a list of personal pronouns: pronoun translation good to know Eu I Tu You ‘You person’. More informal in Portugal. Less common in Brazil. Você You ‘You person’. …

Saying your nationality and occupation

1. Listen to João and Carla. They say their nationality and occupation. Listen Eu sou brasileiro. = I am Brazilian. Eu sou advogado. = I am a lawyer. Listen Eu …

Pronunciation: ç

1. One of the words we have just learnt has this character: ç. Com licença = Excuse me. There is only one possible sound for ç. It sounds like ‘s’ …

Objectives – Week 1

By the end of this week, we would like you to be able to: Introduce yourself by greeting, and saying your name, nationality and occupation; Interact with simple questions and …

Story – Episode 1: I am João

1. Watch the video. João and Carla will show you how to introduce yourself. 2. Here is the interaction from the video: Listen João: Olá. Eu sou o João. E …