Want to learn more about Brazil before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics? Go visit The Talking Violin, a blog with short listening clips by a guy who sounds like he’s got a great sense of humor. Listening to his short posts will help with your World Englishes, too, as he’s got a Brazilian Portuguese accent. It looks like he only has a handful of posts now, but let’s hope he continues.
Here’s one recent post that reminds us about one of the potential drawbacks of hosting the Olympics: littering. We in Tokyo should take this advice to heart as we prepare for 2020. In Rio de Janeiro, says the Talking Violin, you’ll be charged $65 for tossing your cigarette butts on the street.
“Litterbugs in the Crosshairs” from The Talking Violin