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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?
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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.