Bom dia! Where would a cómoda most likely be? a)in the bathroom b)in the bedroom
Tip: Unsure of the meaning of a word? If it’s an object, searching on google.pt imagens will give you a lot of pictures!
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 :)
Boa tarde! Já é sexta feira! Novo tema, how about the internet for the last week of the month of communication? Which of these words is not related to the internet: página, ficheiro, ligação, comer, navegar, ligar, desligar
Tip: If you are living in a Portuguese speaking country, use every opportunity you have to practise… chat about the weater with shopkeepers, moan about the prices going up with the man in the café, ask as many questions as you can… This is how you get confident-real experience!
Bom dia! Como estão? (=How are you all?) Which of the following words would not follow ‘Vamos’ ao cinema, jantar, como, embora
Tip: Don’t get disheartened if someone else you know is/seems to be learning faster than you. I does not mean you’re less intelligent/stupid!! Everybody finds different things easier/more challenging. One person may love the logic of the verbs, while another might find vocabulary much easier. We all get there in the end… in our own way and at our own pace :)
Bom dia! Which of these things are not postive: felicidade, inveja, saúde, simpatia, amor
Tip: Need to get more confidence speaking? Often, going out and speaking Portuguese by yourself (without a friend/helper to listen to you speaking, or to fall back on) is exactly what you need to do to gain confidence. You’ll be surprised at how well you get on ! :)
Bom dia! Hoje é feriado aqui em Portugal. Antes da festa temos de convidar os amigos. am I talking about before or after a party?
Tip: Very little time to spend learning? You can always fit it in! Read some Portuguese over breakfast (the leaflets from the supermarket are good… don’t matter if you get jam on them!!) Listen to Portuguese in the car (earworms are great… you don’t need a book at hand) And think about what you’ve learnt and try to put it into practise.