Archive for April, 2009

40 ways to make the world a better place

To celebrate 40 years of their publication, Veja magazine has invited specialists from different fields to comment on how to make Brazil a better place. The list, with short explanations, is an excellent mini-manifesto on how to make the world a better place. Apart from being very interesting, it’s also packed with loads of essential vocabulary!

You can read it here:


April 19, 2009 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Festival do minuto

I stumbled across this the other day – a YouTube channel which puts up home made animations and videos that are 1 minute long. Usually, they offer comment or perspective on life in Brazil. See, for example, the one above.

The channel is

A good way to keep up your listening and comprehension of Portuguese!

April 15, 2009 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

They don’t speak Spanish, you know!

This website has practice activities for people learning Brazilian Portuguese at Intermediate level or higher. Please browse around or click on ABOUT to find out more about how to get the most out of the site.