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Our Olympic Dream

Living the Olympic dream! If you were in the Olympics, what sport would you like to compete in?  Bring it on, and bring it on in Portuguese....

Topic: Olympics

Published: August 16, 2016

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Faster, Higher, Stronger

The Olympic motto is “faster, higher, stronger.” For some of us, we really get into the pure Olympic spirit. For others of us, we are way too cynical to buy into that.  Where is your focus? Whatever side you fall on, here’s a change to talk about it in Portuguese....

Host: Orlando, Thays
Topic: Olympics

Published: August 09, 2016

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What Could Be Cooler Than Rowing In Rio!

Sweeping, sculling, really, how does one figure out all of these rowing options?  The truth is that it is fun to watch, even if you don’t get all the details. So gather the crew and the coxswain and learn how to talk about rowing in Portuguese....

Host: Orlando, Thays
Topic: Olympics

Published: August 02, 2016

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How Do I Know What I 10 Looks Like!

Let’s be honest, they say that dive was a 9.6 or a 9.7, but didn’t they all look the same to the untrained eye?  After a few days of watching Olympics we start to think that we really do see a difference.  Either way, now we can talk about those points in Portuguese....

Host: Orlando, Thays
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 26, 2016

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The Swimmer Was Disqualified

How sad would it be to train for years and years, and then be disqualified for a false start.  That’s part of the Olympic drama and part of the lesson for today....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 19, 2016

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Who Has Won The Most Medals?

Medal count, some say that it takes away from the Olympic games and others think it is the very reason for the Olympics.  How is your country doing in the total medal count?...

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 12, 2016

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Wow, Those Gymnasts Are Amazing

How can those athletes combine such grace and strength, it’s amazing. After today’s lesson we will be able to use Portuguese to describe such moves in gymnastics....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 05, 2016

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Congrats To The Silver Medal Winner

What does it feel like to win a medal? Is there satisfaction in winning the silver or disappointment in not winning the gold? To be sure, this interview brings out the Olympic spirit either way....

Topic: Olympics

Published: June 28, 2016

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Have You Purchased Tickets To The Olympics

We have been looking forward to this for years. The Olympics are coming to Brazil and now we have to decide if we are going to attend the events live.  After today’s lesson, you should be more excited than ever to attend....

Topic: Olympics

Published: June 21, 2016

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Are You Going To The Olympics?

We have been looking forward to this for years. The Olympics are coming to Brazil and now we have to decide if we are going to attend the events live.  After today’s lesson, you should be more excited than ever to attend....

Grammar: Verbs
Topic: Olympics

Published: June 14, 2016

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The New Baby's Keeping Me Up At Night

Some of the most tender moments in life are when we get to hold a baby, especially in those quiet hours in the night when it is just you and the baby.  But man, it’s exhausting to keep up that pace!  Still, after today’s lesson, we’ll be able to talk about those moments in Portuguese too....

Topic: Home_Life

Published: June 07, 2016

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Just Hit Control-C

Some people catch on to new technologies with no problems, others struggle with the new learning curve.  Take for example the time you tried to teach grandma how to use a computer.  In today’s lesson we tackle that problem, in Portuguese no less!...

Topic: Technology
Grammar: Command_forms

Published: May 31, 2016

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Would You Ever Do Plastic Surgery?

When it comes to plastic surgery, the joke is that there are no ugly women, just poor husbands. Of course plastic surgery is not the solution to all beauty issues, and in today’s lesson Marco does a good job of reassuring his wife that she is beautiful.  After today’s lesson you will be able to do the same, with or without plastic surgery....

Function: physical_issues
Topic: Health

Published: May 24, 2016

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The Grandchildren Are Afraid Of Clowns

There is no question that grandparents love to be with the grandchildren. The hard part is choosing the activities that the kiddos enjoy.  In today’s lesson that activity is not the circus, but after this lesson you will have the Portuguese to talk about other possible ways to entertain the grandchildren....

Grammar: Conditional

Published: May 17, 2016

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No Green Thumb For You

How do you keep those houseplants alive? For some it is easy, for others there is no hope. Do you have a green thumb? And if so, and you talk about it in Portuguese?  After today’s lesson you will be one step closer (at least in talking about it)....

Grammar: Ser_vs._Estar
Topic: Home_Life

Published: May 10, 2016

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Can't Find The Remote, Again

We all know that we need this lesson.  Who hasn’t lost the remote? All remote just seem to disappear, and the same is true in Brazil.  We can’t guarantee that it will be any easier to find the remote, but after this lesson you will at least be able to ask for it in Portuguese....

Topic: Home_Life

Published: May 03, 2016

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Empire State Building, I Love It!

More and more Brazilians are traveling abroad, and what an exciting thing it is to see.  In today’s lesson our Brazilians are in New York City, and look how fun it is to see the Empire State Building.  Of course, we will want to be able to talk about all of this in Portuguese....

Topic: Travel
Grammar: Exclamations

Published: April 26, 2016

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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

We know that people love their pets, and we love ours too.  But really, if the only thing that people like about you more than their pet is that you don’t shed hair all over, well that’s not much of a complement.  Still, it sounds better in Portuguese....

Topic: Animals

Published: April 19, 2016

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