Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2

Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2

CD-Audio Colloquial Language: English / Portuguese

By (author) Barbara McIntyre, By (author) Esmenia Osborne

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: CD-Audio | 272 pages
  • Language: English / Portuguese
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 142mm x 10mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415430992
  • ISBN 13: 9780415430999
  • Edition: 1, Abridged
  • Illustrations note: 14 black & white halftones, 10 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,169,840

Product description

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.

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Author information

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.

Table of contents

Contents How to use this book Unit 1 Entre Amigos 1 Between friends Unit 2 O Brasil Brazil Unit 3 Estou em ferias! I'm on holiday! Unit 4 Aluga-se To rent/to hire Unit 5 Dias santos e feriados Religious and public holidays Unit 6 Saude e nutricao Health and nutrition Unit 7 Educacao e cultura Education and culture Unit 8 Esportes e religiao Sports and religion Unit 9 Mercado de trabalho Work market Unit 10 Imigracao e desenvolvimento economico Immigration and economic development Unit 11 Politica, comunicacao e midia Politics, communication and media Unit 12 A ecologia e os indios brasileiros Ecology and the Brazilian Indians Suggestions for further reading Grammar reference Key to exercises Grammar index Topic index