Quiz: Thoughts from Brazil

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Key: 1d, 2c, 3d, 4d, 5c, 6c, 7a, 8a, 9c, 10b

First watch Thoughts from Brazil at:
Then answer the questions below.

1. What is NOT mentioned in the introductory description of Sao Paulo?

  1. It is a cultural centre.
  2. It is full of life.
  3. It is an economic hub.
  4. It is a very dry city.

2. What is one common problem for English learners in Brazil?

  1. There are no native speakers.
  2. They don't have enough time.
  3. They find communicating in English difficult.
  4. Teachers don't know the answers to the questions.

3. Which word is NOT found in the rainbow at the children's school?

  1. Sharing
  2. Peace
  3. Imagination
  4. Reading

4. Which is NOT true about the children's school?

  1. The furniture is labelled in English.
  2. It is cute and colourful.
  3. It has enthusiastic teachers.
  4. Its main mission is exam preparation.

5. In the sentence "I wanna play this game", what does "wanna" mean?

  1. won a
  2. won't
  3. want to
  4. won it

6. Buddy is a

  1. zoo animal
  2. student
  3. puppet
  4. lion

7. Beatriz was surprised that her brother could communicate with

  1. a Korean gamer
  2. a Spanish student
  3. a Facebook friend in Israel
  4. a rock star

8. Most of Amanda's friends do NOT

  1. practise English on Orkut
  2. use MySpace
  3. like Twitter
  4. use Facebook

9. Why does Amanda mention Syria?

  1. That is where she wants to visit.
  2. Syria is her home country.
  3. She has added Facebook friends from there.
  4. She wants to go to university there.

10. Why does Jose mention Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and Muse?

  1. These films have helped him learn new words.
  2. These musical bands have inspired him to learn English.
  3. These courses are taught in school.
  4. These video games make learning English fun.