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READING ACTIVITTY Feijoada- From the melting pot of Brazil comes a mouth- watering Black bean stew Whats

the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Brazil? Rios colorful carnival parades? Soccer players? Samba? Bikini-clad beauties on beaches? One of Brazils best-kept secrets is incredibly rich culinary heritage. Feijoada, the national dish of Brazil, is a Sunday ritual in many households, especially in Rio, where this traditional lunch meal can take up the entire afternoon! The origins of the dish can be traced back to the days of slavery and reflect the mix of African and European cultures. Te story goes that white slaves owners, after choosing the best cuts of meat of their table, would send the unwanted parts ( like the ears and tail!) to the slaves to eat. The slaves would cook these parts with black beans and local ingredients transforming it into a rich and filling stew. This tasty Brazilian meal takes a little while to prepare, but thats worth it! (Text from the book Real English de Mark Nash and Willians Ferreira) Activity 1 Choose the best word to complete the text. Feijoada- From the melting ______________(1. jar/ pot ) of Brazil comes a mouth- watering Black bean stew Whats the first thing that comes to __________ (2. mind / head) when you think of Brazil? Rios colorful carnival parades? Soccer _______________ (3. teams /players? Samba? Bikini-clad beauties on beaches? One of Brazils best-kept secrets is incredibly rich culinary heritage. Feijoada, the national dish of Brazil, is a Sunday ritual in many households, ________________( 4. especially/ specially) in Rio, where this traditional lunch meal can take up the entire afternoon! The origins of the ________________(5. dish/ plate) can be traced back to the days of slavery and reflect the mix of African and European cultures. The story ________________(6. goes/ is ) that white slaves owners, after choosing the best cuts of meat of their table, would send the unwanted parts (like the ears and tail!) to the slaves to eat. The slaves would cook these parts with black beans and local ingredients transforming it _________________ (7. to/ into) a rich and filling stew. This tasty Brazilian meal takes a little while to prepare, but thats worth it! (Text from the book Real English de Mark Nash and Willians Ferreira) VOCABULARY 1. Think of: a thought that comes to arise or be / have been fleeting. Ex. When he told me he needed someone for the job, I thought of you immediately. 2. Think about: accompanies a thought, even briefly, was analyzed and weighted. Ex. I was thinking about buying a new car. 3. Dish: traditional food from a country or region. Ex. Feijoada is a typical Brazilian dish 4. Plate: a container where we put food. Ex. He served the salad on a porcelain plate. 5. Especially: is used as a connector between phrases. Ex. It was specially designed for schools. 6. Specially: is basically used with participles. Ex. He likes dogs, especially poodles.