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Look What Came From Brazil

 


 

 

By Aidan W

 

Beautiful Brazil....................................Page 3

Geography ...........................................Page 4

Sports...................................................Page 5

How To Say.........................................Page 6

Animals...............................................Page 7

Food....................................................Page 8

Government........................................Page 9

Culture................................................Page 10

Famous People...................................Page 11

Places To Visit...................................Page 12

A Recipe From Brazil........................Page 13

Conclusion.........................................Page 14

Glossary.............................................Page 15

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

     Have you ever seen a monkey the size of your finger? Have you ever been in a rainforest? Have you ever played a game of footvolley? You can do and see all of these things. Awesome, right? Imagine 3,228 square miles of all of that. Brazil is full of tasty foods, fascinating people and the most astonishing sites. It feels like you can experience anything in Brazil. You may not feel it now, but you certainly will after reading this book.

 

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Beautiful Brazil

     Brazil is the biggest country in South America, fifth in the world. It has a 9,500 mile coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil is so huge, it borders every South American country except Chile and Ecuador.

     Brazil is home to the largest jungle in the world, the Amazon. Brazil has a very diverse landscape consisting of pampas, rocky hills, sprawling wetlands, and colossal plateaus. The Amazon River is 4,250 miles long, The longest in the entire world!

Some cities in Brazil are Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Salvador, Vitória, and Brazil's capital Brasília. Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo cover 11% of Brazil's land but 43% of its population. Brazil is a marvelous country geographically.

 

The Amazon River

Geography

 

     Brazil hosted the 2014 Fifa World Cup and take sports very passionately. Football (known as soccer in America) is by far the most popular sport in Brazil. It is played everywhere and watched everywhere too.

     The second most popular sport in Brazil is volleyball. They are the world champions in beach volleyball. They play in world championships and world cups. Volleyball is a very well loved sport in Brazil.

     Many people do Martial Arts in Brazil. Capoeira is the most popular form. Martial Arts is almost karate because they both require skill and agility. Footvolley is a mixture of volleyball and football.

     Tennis Is the third most popular sport. Brazil participated in the U.S. Open tournament and the Wimbledon tournament too. Other sports like golf, skateboarding, rugby, and motorsport aren't taken as seriously.

Sports

 

Brazil's 2016 Olympic Football Team 

 

 

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Hello

Ola

Bye

Tchau

Mom

Mamãe

Dad

Pui

Grandma

Avo

Grandpa

Vovo

Red

Vermelho

Blue

Azul

Green

Verde

Please

Por Favor

Thankyou

Obrigado

Music

Musica

Ball

Bola

Animal

Animais

Food

Comida

How To Say…

     Brazil is home to many animals because of its distinct landscape. Some live in the rainforest, others live in the mountains. The Black-Tufted Marmoset lives in the rainforest. It weighs 12 ounces and only expands up to 7-9 inches tall.

     Imagine a monkey fitting in your shirt pocket. The Finger Monkey is exactly what it sounds like, a monkey the size of your finger. One endangered species that lives in Brazil is the Maned Wolf. It has very long legs and has very alike traits as a fox.

     The Red-Handed Tamarin is all black except for its red hands. You can only find this animal in South America.

     The Emerald Tree Boa doesn’t turn green until it is 9-12 months of age. It is not venomous and can grow up to 6 feet tall. 6 feet is like the height of a basketball player. Brazil has many other animals like the wild boar but these ones are truly stunning.

 

Animals

 

 Maned Wolf

 

 

Red-Handed Tamarin

 

 

     Brazil has more diverse dishes than the rest of the world. Feijoada is without a doubt Brazil's national dish. Feijoada is served with sliced oranges, rice, cut up greens, and farofa.

     Another dish of Brazil is Vatapa. It is served with bread, shrimp, red pepper, ginger, peanuts, coconut milk, palm oil, and onions.

     Tacaca is a soup made from a Brazilian herb called Jambu. It is also served with dried shrimp, yellow pepper and tucupi.

     Pato no Tucupi is a stew made of duck that is boiled in manioc root broth. One snack a Brazilian may eat is banana frita or as we call it, fried bananas. Brazil's food is extremely tasty.

Food

Feijoada 

 

 

 

    Brazil’s government is a little bit like America’s. It has a president that serves for 4 years and can serve 2 terms. In America we elect our president by electoral votes. In Brazil you get elected by a popular vote.

     Brazil has 81 senators that serve for 8 years and 513 deputies that serve for 4 years. Each of the 26 states has its own governor and legislator.

      Brazil has many political parties such as the Democrat party, the Democratic Labor party, the Brazilian Social Democracy party, the Workers party, and the Democratic Movement party. Brazil has a very similar government to America.



Government

 

 

Image result for president of brazilMichel Temer: President of Brazil.

    Brazil's culture is very diverse. It has so many different nationalities. Some nationalities include Portuguese, Italian, Polish and many others. More than half of Brazil's population is white and very little people are black. Most Brazilians go to church and are very close with their large families. One major problem in Brazil is that many women and blacks are underpaid.

      About 190,000 million people live in Brazil. Some national holidays are Tiradentes day which is on April 23, on October 12 Brazilians celebrate Our Lady of Aparecida day, and on November 15 they celebrate Republic day.  Carnival is perhaps the most well-known festival in the world. Brazil has a very unique culture.

Culture

Brazil's Carnival, a world-famous festivalbrazil.jpg

    Brazilian has many famous celebrities and you may know some of them. Pele is a soccer player that was a member of 3 world cup champion teams. He was born on October 23, 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil.

     Another Brazilian soccer legend is Neymar. Neymar won 4 player of the year awards in a row by the age of 21. He was born on February 5 in the city of Sao Paulo.

     Oscar Niemeyer is a famous architect who was born on December 15, 1907 in Rio De Janeiro. He built and designed the Contemporary art museum in Niteroi.

     Born in Sao Paulo on May 10, 1975 Helio Castroneves was born. Helio is well known for winning the Indianapolis 500 ( A Race car driving event) 3 times. Brazil has many well known celebrities.



Famous People

 

 Pele

    Brazil is known for many of its landmarks. One of them is Christ the Redeemer. It is 98 feet tall and a huge statue of Jesus Christ.

     Another Brazilian place of interest is Iguazu falls. It has massive waterfalls, amazing wildlife, and a big jungle.

      A rainforest that looks amazing is the Tijuca rainforest. It is 32 square kilometers and the world's largest urban forest.

    Another Brazilian top landmark is the Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai. This place hosts the Olympic Games.

     Corcovado mountain is in the middle of Rio De Janeiro and has a 710 meter peak. That is the size of a 2nd grader times 200. Brazil has many places of interest.

Places to Visit

 

Christ the Redeemer

 

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Feijoada Recipe from Brazil

Ingredients:

  1. 1 pound of dried black beans

  2. 1 pound of salted pork ribs

  3. 1 pound of salted bacon

  4. 8 tablespoons of olive oil

  5. 2 peeled and chopped onions

  6. 6 cloves of garlic that are peeled and chopped

  7. 2 large smoked sausages cut into big chunks

  8. 1 pound of smoked pork ribs

  9. 1 pound of smoked bacon

  10. 1 tablespoon of freshly grounded black pepper

  11. 5 bay leaves

  12. Cooked rice, sliced oranges, and spring greens for the side

 

  1. Soak the beans in cold water overnight

  2. Do the same with the salted ribs and bacon

  3. Drain the beans

  4. Cook beans salted bacon and ribs for 30 minutes

  5. Add the onions and garlic

  6. Add the smoked ribs and bacon, sausages, and bay leaves

  7. Pour in cooked beans and simmer for an hour

  8. Wait for the meat to fall of the bone

  9. Serve with cooked rice, sliced oranges, and spring greens

 

 

Conclusion

 

    I recommend eating Brazil's food, playing their sports, learning their language, visiting their geographical features and viewing their stunning landmarks. Brazil is the place to be. I want to go to Brazil and you should too.

Amazon River- At 4,250 miles long, it's the longest river in the world

 

Architect- someone who designs and builds buildings

 

Capoeira- a form of martial arts

 

Carnival- a large festival held annually, usually around a holiday

 

Culture- the customs of a nation or group of people

 

Endangered species- An animal in danger of dying out

 

Fifa World Cup- A soccer tournament held every 4 years to determine the best national soccer team in the world

 

Footvolley- A mixture of football and volleyball

 

Governor- The head or leader of a state

 

Legislator- A group of politicians who make laws

 

Pampas- Dry grasslands

 

Plateau- A raised flat area of land

 

Political Party - an organization that shares a set of political views

 

Popular Vote- A voting process where the winner is determined by the person who receives the most votes

 

Rainforest- A tropical rainforest, in an area with high annual rainfall



 

Glossary