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Vocabulary Quiz
codfish • sardines • mackeral
tart • recommend
  1. I like codfish and sardines but not .
  2. These go well on crackers.
  3. I the codfish for dinner.
  4. I have tried sardines and mackeral but not .
  5. Have you tried the lemon for dessert?
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Answer the following questions about the interview.
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1303 Life in Portugal

Ana talks with Michael about her country and talks about the food, weather and lifestyle.

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Vocabulary notes explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview. Students can listen to the pronunciation of the words, hear a basic definition and see examples of usage.



Codfish is a traditional dish in Portugal.

Codfish is a type of fish that has a nice, white texture. Notice the following:

  1. They serve great codfish there.
  2. I love to eat codfish with white wine.



We ate sardines for lunch.

A sardine is a small fish which if often canned. Notice the following:

  1. I like to eat sardines on crackers.
  2. He bought a can of sardines.



We had mackeral for dinner.

Mackeral is a kind of fish. Notice the following:

  1. I don't like fish, but I like to eat mackeral.
  2. You can buy mackeral at the market.



Pastel de nata is a kind of an egg tart thing.

A tart is a smally pastry made in a short cup. Notice the following:

  1. Making tarts is not easy.
  2. I love to eat lemon tarts.



I really recommend you try that.

When you recommend something, you suggest someone try it. Notice the following:

  1. I am new here, what do you recommend?
  2. The waitress recommends we try the coffee cake.


Practice speaking with one of the these activities.

  1. Role-play: Answer as the elllo speaker.
  2. Your Turn: Answer with your own answers.
  3. Pronunciation: Listen and repeat the questions.
  4. Dictation: Listen and write the questions in the space below.