* Escrito por Rosangela Souza, fundadora e sócia-diretora da Companhia de Idiomas
Já percebeu como é difícil entender as manchetes em inglês de jornais internacionais?
Para testar o seu vocabulário, confira as seguintes headlines (lines of words printed in large letters as the title of a story in a newspaper, or the main points of the news that are broadcast on television or radio) de notícias sobre o Brasil em veículos .
Primeiro, leia as 6 palavras abaixo. Depois, tente completar as manchetes com elas:
Graft — Inmates — Quell — Riot — Tycoon — Fail
1. “Brazilian Governor Wants More Troops to Help ________ Violence” (Feb,8)
2. “Brazilian ______ Eike Batista is Arrested After Returning Home” (Jan, 30)
3. “Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil _____ Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash” (Jan, 20)
4. “How the Response to Zika ______ Millions” (Jan, 16)
5. “Prison _______ in Brazil Leaves at Least 10 _________ Dead” (Jan,15)
1. “Brazilian Governor Wants More Troops to Help QUELL Violence” (Feb,8)
To quell = to completely stop or end something
2. “Brazilian TYCOON Eike Batista is Arrested After Returning Home” (Jan, 30)
Tycoon = a person who has succeeded in business or industry and has become very rich and powerful.
3. “Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil GRAFT Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash” (Jan, 20)
Graft = the act of getting money or advantage through the dishonest use of political power and influence.
4. How the Response to Zika FAILED Millions (Jan, 16)
To fail = to not do something that should be done, not to help someone when expected to, to be unsuccessful
5. Prison RIOT in Brazil Leaves at Least 10 INMATES Dead (Jan,15)
Riot = a noisy and violent public gathering
Inmates = a person who is forced by law to stay in a prison or hospital