澳门六合彩开奖记录

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Beginners Course

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Summer Preparation: Portuguese

Language work

You are strongly advised to study as much basic Portuguese grammar as possible before you arrive in 澳门六合彩开奖记录. Details of the minimum preparatory work that should be undertaken are set out below. Attending language courses either in Great Britain or abroad is also encouraged.

You will be asked to do听an online exercise prior to coming to 澳门六合彩开奖记录. (Information will be sent out in late August). Even though this is an听ab initio听Portuguese course, students arrive with different levels of basic Portuguese. The aim of this exercise is to assess how much grammar and vocab you know and, if needed, allocate you to the right group. The exercise will be based on the material covered in the first few lessons of the textbook (as outlined below).

In order to be ready for the rapid pace of the course, you should complete the following听minimal preparatory work听by the start of the Michaelmas term:

听 听 听- "Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar鈥, by John Whitlam, Routledge: Chapters 1 to 9 and 15 from the Practical Guide and the Workbook

or

听 听 听- 鈥淧ortuguese, An Essential Grammar鈥, by Am茅lia Hutchinson and Janet Lloyd, Second Edition, Routledge: Chapters 1 to 4; 5.1, 5.2, 5.3; 6 and 7; as a complement, please complete the exercises on "Vamos l谩 come莽ar" (pages 1-88), by Leonel Melo Rosa, Edi莽玫es T茅cnicas Lidel.

Please use the key to correct your answers.


Additional resources

In addition to the minimal preparatory work, you may find it helpful to explore the aspects of the Portuguese language on some of the available websites:

  • 叠谤补锄颈濒笔辞诲听-听听From here you will have access to six different projects for the study of Portuguese
  • 贵辞苍茅迟颈肠补听&补尘辫;听贵辞苍辞濒辞驳颈补听鈥Vowels:听听 &听Consonants:听-听Explore the sounds of Portuguese clicking on the symbols/words and watching the videos
  • Verb听Conjugator听-听
  • For bilingual dictionaries, see the following publishers:听Michaelis; Porto听Editora; Collins
  • COMPARA听is a bidirectional parallel corpus of English and Portuguese.听

Read newspapers, watch films and documentaries! The following websites offer good coverage of events in Portuguese speaking countries:

  • Jornal听P煤blico听-听
  • BBC Brasil -听
  • RTP听-听

Films

Youtube听is an excellent source of authentic Portuguese language material. You can find Portuguese films and cartoons, Portuguese speaking countries television, music and many other entertaining Portuguese materials there with just a little creative searching. This Brazilian comedy group听Youtube听channel, for example, has videos with English or Portuguese subtitles:

Porta听dos听Fundos:听


Literature and Culture: Preparatory Readingfor Paper PGA3

Please read the following:

A. General introductory and background material

  • Coutinho, Afr芒nio. An Introduction to Literature in Brazil. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. New York & London: Columbia University Press, 1969.
  • Pazos Alonso, Cl谩udia, Parkinson, Stephen and Earle, T. F. (eds.), A Companion to Portuguese Literature, (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2009)
  • Hamilton, Russel, Voices from an Empire: A History of Afro-Portuguese Literature (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1975)

B. Set texts/films/artists for the first-year course 鈥業ntroduction to Lusophone Literature and Culture鈥 (PGA3)

These are the works that you will study during your first year. It will help you feel better prepared if you are able to read the texts available in English in advance of beginning the course.

  1. Changing Stories: Paula Rego, Paintings, pastels, prints and drawings (Portugal)
    Images viewable on Google images and on the following websites:

  2. A Different Land: Margarida Cardoso, A costa dos murm煤rios
    (Film: Portugal/Mozambique)
    Film viewable on the following website:
  3. Outsiders: Miguel Torga, Selected short stories from Novos contos da montanha (Portugal)
  4. Are You Scared Yet? Lygia Fagundes Telles, Selected short stories from various anthologies (Brazil)
  5. Dogs, Children and Other Outcasts: Lu铆s Bernardo Honwana, N贸s mat谩mos o c茫o tinhoso (Mozambique)
  6. Incest and the Motherland: E莽a de Queir贸s, O Crime do padre Amaro (Portugal)
  7. Strange Resemblances: Machado de Assis, Selected听 short stories (Brazil)
  8. Virgin or Otherwise: Jos茅 R茅gio, Hist贸rias de mulheres (Portugal)