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What will visitors to Brazil find surprising?

What will visitors to Brazil find surprising?

We asked football fans in Brazil a series of questions about Brazilian football and culture and English. In this video, the fans tell us what visitors to Brazil might find surprising. What do you think they will speak about?

Watch the video and complete the activities in the learn section at the bottom of the page.

Tapescript

First watch the video, then, if the video is too difficult, try reading the tapecript to help your understanding.

Patricia: Surprising? That's a hard question.

Fernando: I think the diversity, you know, the variety, different people, I mean, different ways of life, yeah the diversity and variety of Brazil.

Genebra: The view. The beaches, the people, the people are really, really friendly. Their really familiar too and they really like tourists.

Karina: People receive tourists really well and they really like them. So, their always going to find a way to talk to you or help you with something. And their just really nice.

Artur: The people. People in Brazil are really.....welcoming.

Mateus: The food. It's really good here.

Joao Pedro: How football is included in our society.

Aloisio: You know, the beaches and everything. Brazil is a very beautiful place and the weather makes possible to visit beaches or mountains and everything else.

Victor: I think our nature is... surprising.

Aloisio: They will be surprised about the incredible variety of things to do here.

Victor: And I think also the happiness of the people.

Patricia: Surprising? Because I think people expect Brazilians to be warm and friendly and vibrant and they really are. It's a really vibrant country but I don't think that will surprise anyone.

What did you understand?

 
Activity 1: In this activity, learn some vocabulary that was used by the fans. Match the vocabulary to the definitions. Three of the words are adjectives and three of the words are nouns, do you know which are which? When you finish the activity, watch the video again and listen to the fans using the vocabulary. Try to use these words in your own sentences.
Useful vocabulary
 

Activity 2: This activity tests your memory. Can you remember what the different fans told us about things that visitors might find surprising in Brazil? Use the words to complete the fans' quotes. Watch the video again, if you can't remember :)
Match the fan wih the quote


Activity 3: In this game try to spell the nouns correctly. You have to burst the balloons in the correct order to win. All of the words are nouns, like 'diversity' and 'happiness' that you saw the fans use in the video, so be careful with your spelling :)
Spell the nouns correclty as fast as you can

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Over to you: What do visitors to your country find surprising?

Are tourists surprised when they visit your country? Why?
What do visitors find surprising? The people? The countryside? The cities? The food?
What are the top 3 things to vsee and do in your country?
 
Leave your message in the comments below :)

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
14/06/2020
TR
6470
points

Tourists expect Turkey to be beautiful and charming , people are nice and hospitable and that's the truth so no surprises I think
The nature , the beaches and the food :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
14/06/2020 11:57
Turkey
Manchester United
6470

Tourists expect Turkey to be beautiful and charming , people are nice and hospitable and that's the truth so no surprises I think
The nature , the beaches and the food :)

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

The food and the people.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016 03:32
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The food and the people.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes they are,because they have seen new things that they have not seen before.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016 03:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes they are,because they have seen new things that they have not seen before.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/02/2016
ME
3557
points

I can't wait to see sunny Brazil.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/02/2016 15:23
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I can't wait to see sunny Brazil.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/11/2015
ME
3557
points

I would also recommend you to visit our wine plantation, the largest in one parcel in Europe, and go mountainclimbing. On the other hand if you prefer seaside it is only an hour away from the capital, and 3hours of drive from the mountain region. Enjoy!


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/11/2015 15:37
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I would also recommend you to visit our wine plantation, the largest in one parcel in Europe, and go mountainclimbing. On the other hand if you prefer seaside it is only an hour away from the capital, and 3hours of drive from the mountain region. Enjoy!

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Absolutely they have to be surprised by countryside.


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 09:00
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Absolutely they have to be surprised by countryside.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015
ME
3557
points

They are surprised with the cheap prices of food and drinks. And the countryside of course. They find it amazing!!


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015 18:59
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

They are surprised with the cheap prices of food and drinks. And the countryside of course. They find it amazing!!

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015
BR
1315
points

Footbal, Carnival, Beaches


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015 21:00
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Footbal, Carnival, Beaches

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