Bom dia! On Sunday the TV signal changes to digital here. What do I need to do? a) comprar uma televisao nova b) comprar uma caixa descodificadora c)mudar a antena
Bom dia! Speaking workshop classes today in Alvaiázere – all welcome to come and practise speaking Portuguese and learn some new words and phrases. Today we’re talking about the house (a casa)
Today’s quiz: O vidro da janela está partida. What can I do? a) usar cola b) usar parafusos c) comprar mais vidro
Bom dia! Unscramble the letters to make a word for something useful when you’re repairing things: o l c a
Tip: -mente=-ly ocasionalmente=occasionally, frequentemente=frequently, facilmente=easily. Can you make more?
Muito bom dia! A torneira está a pingar. What do I need? a) um anel de borracha b) um parafuso c) uma correia
Tip: To improve reading and learn new current words, look at some of the online newspapers. Google search ‘notícias’ to find some sites
Boa tarde! Tudo bem? A máquina de lavar roupa está avariada, está a fazer muito barulho. What’s wrong with the washing machine? a)it’s leaking b) it’s making lots of noise c)I can’t turn it on
Tip: You’ll never know every word in any language (think about your own… don’t you come across new words from time to time!). Part of learning a language is learning to be comfortable with not understanding everything, and ‘filling in the gaps’ with an educated guess – you’ll usually be right :)
Bom dia! O novo tema é reparações (=repairs). which word is different here: parafusos, pregos, agrafos, porcas, chave inglesa
Tip: Learn words in groups that make sense rather than random odd words. It’s much easier to remember!