Boa noite! Tudo bem? Muito ocupada hoje… teve aulas todo o dia em Ansião :) Today’s quiz. Não consigo ouvi-lo, aqui tenho pouca rede. Why can’t I hear the other person? a) I have a bad ear infection b) there’s too much background noise c) the signal is terrible here
Boa tarde! Let’s get nit-picky! What should it be: Falar no telefone OR Falar ao telefone? Sorry… those prepositions have reared their ugly heads!
Tip: em/de/a/por (prepositions) all combine with o(s)/a(s) (the) to make new words: no(s), na(s)/do(s),da(s)/ao(s),à(s)/pelo(s),pela(s). It is correct to not combine the words (em a, por o …) but you’ll find they usually are, so it’s worth getting used to them as they seem to be a common point of confusion
Bom dia! Tudo bem? Desculpe, deve ser engano. What’s wrong? a)the phone’s not working, b)it’s a wrong number c)it’s going to rain
Tip: Com licenca is a common way to end a phone call. To reply, simply say Com licenca
Bom dia! Tudo bem? What’s the difference between rede fixa and telemóvel?
Tip: You can get an accent on a lot of keyboards by pressing Alt Gr at the same time as a vowel . áéíóú ÁÉÍÓÚ It has worked for me on most keyboards that don’t have the accent option (This is why there’s no tildes/ other accents sometimes in my posts!)
Bom dia! Bom fim de semana! Unscramble the letters to make a word that means the same as ‘mensagem’ c d r o e a
Tip: the beginnings of words are often ‘swallowed’ so you don’t hear them… makes listening confusing! E.g. ‘tou’ (pronounced toe) is actually ‘estou’. This is how a lot of people answer the phone here in Portugal.
Boa tarde! Novo tema hoje – tellphone calls. R-order the words to make a question: o Sr. Santos / com / falar / É / possível
Tip: When answering a question, you will usually use some of the words that have been said, perhaps altering the verbs slightly. This makes things lots easier, as you do not have to come up with all the words! E.g. Gostas de ir ao cinema? – Sim, gosto muito / Vais ao cinema hoje a noite? Nao, não vou.
Boa noite! How many words can you make from the word ‘viajar’?
Tip: Everybody needs to go over and over things to make them stick in. Copying out, reading out, testing yourself… Find a study friend or make a study group to practise together. It’s ofen more fun and you’re more motivated to work with other people :)