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KEY CONCEPT: WHEN you create new POSITIVE wave patterns in YOUR mind ... they give you STRENGTH for today … and HOPE for the future ... Obrigada!"


Version 3 - with a few minor errors - February 2003

Appendix A - is the routine for long term reinforcement after one month, which can also be used by experienced speakers for the chronic problem of accent deterioration. Books to buy: Berlitz and Lonely Planet phrase books and Crosslines - Afghanistan Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones - on the web. For Arabic script see CRE 304x.

Inspired by: Dr. Bob Boland (EI) and Dr. Paola Marchesini (WHO) and Dr Giles Boland (Harvard) and Dr. Dams Bathija (UNCTAD) Boston University and the Team.

33 450 408982 Chemin Garenne, Prevessin 01280 France

Copyright: RGAB/2003/3 - Free for aid workers ...

This program is dedicated to the memory of Professor Kenneth Hale, the eminent linguist of MIT who died on October 8th 2001. He spoke about 50 languages fluently and regarded each language as an intellectual treasure-house of communication, culture and humanitarian values.
He suggested ... that 30 minutes of a new language ... should be enough to start to make one-self understood ... and then ... the best way ... to progress ... was to speak ... confidently ... more and more ... with natural speakers of the language ...
So on we go ... for one whole day ... with a partner or small group ... speaking and speaking ... and moving ... face, hands and body language to reinforce your communication ... and ending with ... almost instinctive ... easy inter-active conversation ... in the natural language ... and if you are lucky enough to find ... ANY natural speaker for the day ... to be a partner ... or just part of the small group ... that would be just great!! chatting with EVERY natural speaker we find ... to get practice ... and confidence ... using the Mini Phrasebook ... as a basis for easy interaction ...

Thank you. Obrigada

Hallo Ola

Yes/no Sim/não

Please Por favor

Excuse me Com licença

Good morning Bom dia (day)

My name is ... Meu nome é …..

What is your name? Qual é seu nome?

How are you? Como está?

Fine thanks Muito bem, obrigado

And you? E o senhor?

Where do you come from? Onde (where) é?

Good-bye. Adeus
etc. etc. ... questions an answers ... with laughter ... so on we go ... together

This program gives you practice in understanding the structure of the language almost instinctively, as for each difficult phrase, English words are inserted. There is also a Mini-phrase Book, a Brief Note on Grammar, a Glossary and a list of the "100 Most Used Words" in conversation and a special ARS.

A simple technique for the memory of difficult sounds is to make up an English phrase as a memory "trigger", for example:
Hello? ... Obligado? ... say ...

... hello? ... oh most obliged dad? ... obligado?

How are you? ... como esta? ... say ...

... how are you? ... come on Hesta? ... como esta?
Please .. por favor ... say ...

... please ... do me a favour ... por favor
or email for our CRE 33 MemoryAlert.

Learn very rapidly the list of "most used 100 words" and each day, take one

page of the mini-phrase-book, to make 10 minutes of conversation with a

natural speaker or aloud with yourself.


1. This is a simple IRT exercise, to give you confidence to learn naturally. When you don't believe you can learn ... you won't learn! ... When you are tense, anxious and stressed ... you won't learn! When you have no confidence ... you won't learn. But with relaxation, your mind and body become clear, confident and ready to learn. So do the IRT exercise now ... and again before every CRE session. It takes only three minutes, and with practice, it becomes a powerful tool for you. The only "equipment" you need is an "open mind" and a marble (or similar small object) in your "right" (major) hand.
2. So, get into that comfortable position, in which you know ... you really can relax. Be aware that marble gets warm as it absorbs heat from contact with your right hand. Open you hand and allow the warmth to evaporate. Close the hand again, and recognize the marble ... as a physical external symbol ... of the internal function of your mind and body. Allow it to receive and evaporate not just heat ... but emotion, anxiety and stress ... leaving you free, relaxed, confident and ready to learn to speak and understand the natural language without effort ....
3. Now, relax with the hands on the lap, and fix your eyes on the marble as you repeat aloud ... the following sentence ... four times, feeling free to change the wording a little ... to fit your style ... four times ... aloud ... in all:
"I AM, I CAN, I WILL, I BELIEVE ... I will learn ... AND HELP OTHERS TO LEARN ... to speak and enjoy ... the NEW NATURAL language ... with a wonderful accent ... naturally ... rapidly ... easily ... without effort"

4. With the eyes fixed on the marble ... or closed if you wish ... start to take three slow and very deep breaths ... and be sure to pause ... on each inhalation ... and imagine ... each exhalation ... as transferring all the anxiety and stress ... from your mind and body ... through to the marble in your hand.

5. After the third breath, let your whole mind and body relax completely for two minutes ... thinking ONLY of your breathing ... nothing else ... no self talk at all ... just concentrate on the BREATHING ... very important .. counting down from 20 to 1 ...

6. Then bring yourself back, by simply counting up from 1 to 5, feeling well, relaxed, confident and ready to learn. The marble is now your very personal symbol ... of your confidence to learn and speak the natural language with a wonderful accent.

Note: This simple CRE "Instant Relaxation Technique" can be used anywhere (eyes open or closed) to achieve a calm mind ... without anger, anxiety or stress ... ready and confident to learn .. or deal with any new problem ... that you have to face. Keep the marble always to hand, as a symbol of ... "KRIO ALERT" - your confidence ... to feel comfortable ... in the new natural language ... and to speak almost instinctively ... without stress or effort ...


(Repeat the Portuguese many times slowly ... and then at HIGH speed)

Thank you Obrigado OBBRI-GAADDOO

Hello Ola OLLAA

Yes Sim SEE
Good Bom BBBMM
Please Por favor PORRR FVOORRR

Do you have? Tem? TTERMR
Goodbye Adeus ADE-CHCH

See you soon! Vejo você em breve! VAY-J VOCHAY EMM BREVV
Who? Qu-em? KUU-EMMM

What? Qu-al? KUU-AALLLL
I want Quer-oo KYERRR-ROE
Where? On-de? ONNN-DAY
Note: For simplicity ... the program is typed generally without accents!

Plan to do the whole CRE in one 6 hour CRE day, with a partner or a small group. A natural speaker (if available) would be most welcome as a partner or group member. On the day before, as pre-learning (alone), play the 30 minute tape, just before sleeping, speaking all the time, completely relO-Gosh!ed making no conscious effort to learn anything.

After the one full day of CRE, plan revision during your NORMAL ROUTINE in the following week, for just an hour a day. Feel free to do it in any way ... that YOU know ... will suit YOU best ... and will allow you ... both to speak AND to understand ... what is spoken to you ... so relO-Gosh! completely ... and ABSORB ... both consciously and sub-consciously ... the very carefully selected ... 30 minute audio tape ... of new natural language ... which becomes part of you ... intuitively ... instinctively ... without effort ... as you relO-Gosh! with IRT and establish a very POSITIVE attitude ... and a confident EXPECTATION of SUCCESS ... just from PLAYING ... with the natural language ... Our suggested schedule for the 6 hour CRE day (with breaks as needed) is:

1 – Do IRT. Do the Throat exercise - 16 key words

Play the tape (30 minutes) with the text (hear, see, speak, MOVE, and feel)
... make it fun! Review the Glossary (2 pages).

2 – Repeat the text (Sections 2-4) to understand every word!

Play the tape with the text SPEAKING VERY LOUDLY - STOP THE TAPE


Do SPEED READING (2-16) in 14 minutes (recorded if possible- for fun!).

Review the Grammar (1 page) and the Glossary.

3 – Repeat the text (Sections 5-10) to understand every word!

Play the tape WITHOUT the text, SPEAKING IN VERY DRAMATIC style.

Repeat the Throat exercise.

Begin to create simple conversation with the Mini-phrase book (Hello etc.).

4 – Repeat the text (Sections 11-16) to understand every word!

Play the tape with the text, SPEAKING SOFTLY with a good accent.

Do SPEED READING (Sections 2-16) and Mini-phrase Book.

5 – Play the tape WITHOUT the text, speaking with three different

voices - just for fun!. Create conversation with the Mini-phrase book.


6 - Play the tape SPEAKING with a wonderful CONFIDENT accent.

Do the quiz (1 page). Create converation with mini phrase book.

Do SPEED READING (2-16) and Mini-phrase book 14 minutes.

7. Plan to make an APS (see insructions) and review next week, helping

partners as needed.

1. REINFORCE the learning in the CAR/TRUCK at any time … make it an

amusing THEATRE of one … YOU!!! … by playing and acting out … ONLY

Sections 2 - 16. DO NOT play the relO-Gosh!ation sections in the car ...

skip them please! Play the Learning Reinforcement side of the tape as

needed for encouragement, be sure to blame your strategy, and not


2. RECOGNIZE that a TERRIBLE accent is PAINFUL … for the hearer …

and so strive always for a wonderful accent in EVERY WORD.

3. Be POSITIVE and NEVER apologise for your language … you are making

the effort to learn the LANGUAGE … and the HUMAN VALUES … an thus

the CULTURE … of the people you speak with … and THEY will appreciate

MORE than you can EVEN imagine!! If they reply to you in ENGLISH …

then YOU just CONTINUE to speak in the NATURAL new language … and

they will too ...

4. LISTEN very carefully to what PEOPLE say to YOU … and BEFORE

replying … REPEAT in YOUR MIND ... EXACTLY what they said … … this

gives you excellent PRACTICE in recognising good STRUCTURE.

5. HESITATE before you SPEAK … and then speak FREELY and

CONFIDENTLY … without long pauses and … WITHOUT … "Urrs and

Umms" which are so ANNOYING and BORING … for the listener ...

6. When you do not know a necessary word … do NOT hesitate … simply

USE the ENGLISH word … in the sentence … the hearer will almost

certainly give you the translation … and you can repeat it … three times to

get it right … without embarrassment. Use the LEARNING

REINFORCMENT as needed but not in the car!

7. Use SIMPLE SHORT sentences and be CONFIDENT as you begin to

talk to people ... expect SUCCESS ... and you will NOT be disappointed

... and try just one MORE new thing ... just for fun in this one week ...

drink one litre of WATER EVERY DAY … it rinses mind and body and has a

REMARKABLE preventive/curative therapeutic effect … to support new

learning ... on we go together.


And now … I'd like you to arrange yourself … in a position that is so comfortable ... and natural … for you ... so that you can sit … or lie … for a while ... easily and effortlessly ... and where you can be comforable ... and yet still remain alert enough ... to focus on the meaningful ... natural language learning ... that we will do together ... natural anguage ... gentle ... quiet ... peaceful ... and instinctive ... without any effort ... as you absorb its deepest meaning ... interpretation ... and value ... in terms of very personal expectations.
And then when your are ready … to focus yourself ... you can begin by taking a few deep relO-Gosh!ing breaths ... breathing slowly ... and feeling the rise of your chest ... as you gradually inhale ... feeling that each breath in ... and out ... relaxation ... calms you ... and re-acqaints you ... with deeper parts of yourself that you are sometimes too busy to notice.
You know ... and I know ... its very easy ... to get caught up in day to day living ... there is so much to do ... and now is your time … and I would like you to allow your eyes to close ... as you start to build ... an internal focus ... within yourself ... on those parts of yourself... that will absorb the natural language ... gently ... peacefully … and instinctively ... almost automatically ... as you … let yourself go ... relaxation! ... without conscious effort ... because you have nothing … to do … now … except relax! ..
And as we go on together ... repeating the phrases ... in the natural language ... with your whole body involved ... moving hands and face … feelings and body … to express … and absorb the words and phrases ... as they will come … instinctively ... to your mind ... as you speak softly ... with a wonderful accent ... yes … with a wonderful accent … which will please and surprise you... as its fits the music ... of the natural language.
So on we go together ... speaking all the time ... and moving hands, face feelings and body … to express ourselves ... in the new natural language ... as you create new wave patterns … in that special… "Portuguese Place" … in your mind …
Eu estou aqui. I am here.

Você está ali. You are there.

Você está ali? Are you there?

Sim, você está ali. Yes, you are there.

Você está aqui? Are you here?
Não, você não está aqui. No, you are not here.

Isso (ele) esta aqui. It is here.

Onde isso(ele) esta? Where is it(he)?

Isso (Ele) esta aqui. It(ele) is here.

Isso (Ele) esta ali? Is it(he) there?
Eu não sei. I do not know.

Onde esta Miguele? Where is Miguele?

Ele não esta aqui. He is not here.

Onde esta ele? Where is he?

Eu não sei. I do not know.

O maldição! Aí esta ele. Darn! There he is!

Ele é maravlihoso! He is wonderful!
Eu gosto de voce. I like you.

Você gosta de mim? Do you like me?

Sim, eu gosto de voce. Yes, I like you.

Você gosta de dinheiro? Do you like money?

Sim, eu gosto de dinheiro. Yes, I like the money.
Eu gosto de agua. I like water.

Você gosta de agua. You like water.

Eu gosto do alguns livros. I like some books.

Ele gosta do carro. He likes the car.

Ela não gosta do carro. She does not like the car.
Você gosta do jantar? Do you like the dinner?

Não. eu nâo gosto do jantar. No, I do not like the dinner.

O maldição! “Mate” (Mate)! Oh. Darn! "Mate"!

Por favor, nâo fale “Mate(Mate)”.! Please do not say "Mate"!

Eu faço. I do.

Eu faço isso. I do this.

Você faz.. You do.

Você faz isso. You do that

Nos fazemos aquilo. We do that
E nós estamos contentes. And we are happy.

É facil? Is it easy?

Sim, nâo é dificil. Yes, it is not difficult.

Você faz aquilo? Do you do that?

Faça aquilo, por favor!!! Do that please!!!
Maldição!!! Darn!!!

Ele (isso) é maravlhoso. He (It) is wonderful!

Eu posso I can

Eu posso? Can I?

Sim eu posso. Yes, I can.

Você pode fazer isso? Can you do this?

Sim, eu posso fazer aquilo. Yes, I can do that.
Eu posso comer um pouco. I can eat a little.

Eu posso beber um pouco. I can drink a little.

Eu posso ir. I can go.

Eu posso vir. I can come.

Eu posso dormir. I can sleep.
Você pode falar. You can speak.

Você pode falar? Can you speak?

Sim, eu posso. Yes, I can.

Você pode fazer isso? Can you do this?

Nâo, eu nâo posso fazer aquilo. No, I can not do that.
Você pode compreender? You can understand?

Você pode compreender? Can you understand?\

Sim, um pouco. Yes, a little.

Você pode dizer “Mate”? Can you say “Mate”?

Sim, eu posso falar um pouco de Portugues Yes, I can speak a little Portuguese!

Maldição! Eu sou maravlhoso! Darn! I am wonderful!

Eu compreendo. I understand.

Eu nâo compreendo. I do not understand.

Você entende. You understand.

Você nâo entende. You do not understand.

Você entende as mulheres? Do you understand women?
Nâo. Nâo. Eu nâo as compreendo! No. No. I do not understand them!!!

O. Maldição! Mate! Oh. Darn! "Mate"!

Por favor, nâo diga Mate. Please do not say "Mate"!

Você é maravlihoso! You are wonderful!


Eu quero. I want.

Eu quero comer um pouco. I want to eat a little.

Eu quero beber agua. I want to drink the water.

Eu quero ir ao banheiro! I want to go to the toilet!!!
Você quer comer um pouco? Do you want to eat a little?

Nâo, eu nâo quero comer. No, I do not want to eat.

Maldição! Eu queria dar um pouco a você. Darn! I want to give you a bit.

Nâo, obrigado. No, thank you.

Eu queria vir. I want to come.
Você quer dormir comigo? Do you want to sleep with me?

Não, eu não quero dormir. No, I do not want to sleep.

Miguele, quer comer as rãs? Miguele do you want to eat the frogs?

Maldição! Não agora, obrigado! Darn! Not just now, thank you!

Nos somos maravlhosos! We are wonderful!
Da me, o dinheiro, por favor. Please give me the money.

Toma o dinheiro, por favor. Please take the money.

Eu pego o dinheiro. I take the money.

Da me o bilhete, por favor Please give me the ticket.

Toma o bilhete, por favor. Please take the ticket.

Eu tomo o bilhete. I take the ticket.

Da-me a coisa, por favor. Please give me the thing.

Onde esta a cosa? Where is the thing?

Eu não sei. I do not know.

Por favor, da me um homem Please give me a man!

Maldição!!! Que mulher!! Darn!!! What a woman!!

Ela e maravillosa. She is wonderful!

Eu tenho uma coisa I have one thing.

Eu não tenho uma coisa. I do not have one thing.

Você tem uma coisa. You have one thing.

Nos temos uma coisa. We have one thing.

Ela tem alguma coisa. She has something.
Eu tenho um pouco de tempo, senhorita! I have a little time, Miss!

Você tem você um pouco de dinhiero, Senhor? Do you have a little money, Sir?

Não. No.

O “Mate”! Oh. "Mate"!

Por favor, não diga Mate! Please do not say "Mate"!

Da me a coisa, por favor. Please give me the thing.

Da me o dinheiro, por favor Please give me the money.

Da me a agua. por favor Please give me the water.

Obrigado. Thank you.

Por favor, não bebe agua na França. Please don’t drink the water in France!!

Bebe o vinho. Drink the wine.

Venham aqui, por favor Please come here.

Vão ali, por favor Please go there.

Bebe isso, por favor Please drink this.

Não coma isso! Do not eat that!

Da me isso, por favor Please give me this.

Não tome aquilo, por favor Please do not take that.

Diga isso, por favor Please say this.

Por favor, não diga Mate Please do not say Mate.

Maldição!!! Você é maravlihoso. Darn it!! You are wonderful!

Ola, Carmen minha querida! Hello Carmen my loveley!

Ola Paula . Helelo Paula.

Bom dia Miche. Good morning Miche.

Bom dia Sancos. Good morning, Sancos.

Como vai você, Eliza? How are you?

Como esta, Eliza? How is are you, Eliza?

Muito bem, obrigado, Khulu. I am well, thank you, Khulu.

Que tal, Xavier? How goes it, Xavier?

Bem, obrigado, Miguele. OK , thank you Miguele.

Adeus Giles. Goodbye Giles.

Adeus, Judith. Goodbye Judith.
Sim, certo, Hollie Yes OK, Hollie.

E maravlihoso. It is wonderful!

Certo, Sam? OK Sam?

Sim, certo, Lucie. Yes OK, Lucie.

Mais ou menos, Henri. Not too bad, Henri.
Como vai, querida? How are you, my darling?

Não!!! No!!!

Maldição!!! Ela é maravlihoso! Darn!!! She is wonderful!
É bom, It is good.

Não é bom. It is not good.

É mau. It is bad.

E um livro. It is a book.

É grande? Is it big?
Não, é pequeno. No, it is small.

É facil? Is it easy?

Não, é difícil. No, it is hard.

O agua é boa? Is the water good?

Não, a agua na Francça,, não e boa!! No, the water is not good in France!!
O Mate!!! Oh Mate!!!

Por favor, não diga Mate Please do not say Mate.

Nos somos maravlhosos? Are we wonderful?

Maldição! Sim! Darn! Yes!!

(Eu) sei isso. I know this

Sabes isso? Do you know this?

Sim, sei isso. Yes, I know this.

Sabes aquilo. You know that.

Sabes aquilo? Do you know that?
Não, não sei aquilo. No, I do not know that.

Conheço aquela mulher. I know that woman.

Conheço aquele homem. I know the man.

Conhece-me. He knows me.

Conhece aquela mulher? Do you know that woman?
Não. Bom dia., Senhora. No. Good morning Madame?

Vai bem, Senhora? Are you well, Madame?

Não, não estou bem!! Adeus!! No, I am not well!! Goodbye!!!

Não a conhece. You do not know her!

Maldição! Ela é maravillosa! Darn! She is wonderful!

Tenho um problema. I have one problem.

Sim, tens um problema. Yes, you have a problem.

Não, tens dois (2). No, you have two (of them).

Ele tem três. He has three.

Ela tem quatro. She has four.
Temos cinco (5). We have five.

Tens cinco? Do you have five?

Sim, agora tenho cinco problemas!!! Yes now, I have five problems!!!

Todas os crianças! All the children!

As crianças são maravlihosas.! Children are wonderful!

Quanto custa (costs) esse livro? How much is the book?

Cinco dólares. Five dollars.

Quanto custa (costs) issa coisa? How much is this thing?

Quanto? How much?

Quatro dólares. Four dollars.
Onde esta? Where is (it)?

Esta ali. (It) is there.

Não, não está aií. No, (it) is not there.

Onde é o banheiro (toliet), por favor? Where is the toilet, please?

O toilet/banheiro é ali. The toilet is over there.
Que é aquilo? What is that?

Perdão. O que? Pardon. What?

Aquilo. That.

Oh é um bom livro. Oh, it is a good book.

O que você quer? What do you want?
Queria o vinho, por favor I want the wine, please.

Quem esta aqui? Who is here?

Estamos aqui. We are here.

Quem é aquela mulher? Who is that woman?

Não sei. I do not know.

Maldição! É Madona!. Darn! It is Madonna!

Que mulher! É maravillosa! What a woman! She is wonderful!
Estou aqui. I am here.

Estais ali. You are there.

Eu gosto de você. I like you.

Você gosta de dinheiro You like the money.

Faça isso. He does this.
Ela faz aquilo. She does that.

Posso falar um pouco de Portuguese! I can speak a little Portuguese!

Não podes falar "Mate"? You can not say Mate?

Compreendo você. I understand you.

Nâo me compreendes. You do not understand me.
Queria ir ao bar. I want to go to the bar.

Quer ir ao toilet/banheiro. You want to go to the toilet.

Agora, tenho muito tempo, Garota!. Now, I have a lot of time, Honey!

Mas … tens muito dinheiro ? But … do you have a lot of money, Honey?

Não beba a agua na França, por favor!!. Please don’t drink the water in France!!

Beba vinho. Drink the wine.

Como esta , Eliza? How are you, Eliza?

Muito bem, obrigado. Khulu. I am well, thank you, Khulu.

É grande? Is it big?

Não, é pequeno. No, it is small.

Não conheces aquela mulher. You do not know that woman.
Maldição. Ela é maravillosa! Darn! She is wonderful!

Sim agora, tenho cinco problemas!!! Yes now, I have five problems!!!

Todas as crianças! All the children!

Que e aquilo? What is that?

Perdão. Que? Pardon. What?

Ali está. There it is.

Não mal. Not bad.

Maldição!!! Darn!

Certo? OK?

Sim, é “legal". Yes, it's cool!

Sim, é legal! Yes, it's cool!
Por favor, não diga "Cojurodo"!! Please don't say "Cojurodo"!!

Pode dizer Cojurodo na Espanha. You can say Conhjurodo in Spain.

Mas não ,,, na America Latina But not in Latin America,.
Sim, super!! Yes, it's cool! (upper class)

Não diga "Mate"!!! And do not say Mate!!!

Maravilhoso? Wonderful?
Sim … você … é … maravlihoso! Yes … you … are … wonderful!
Adeus Vejo você em breve! Bye bye. See you soon!


Now of all the things … you mind … has been playing with … to create new … wave patterns … in the natural language … from … here and there … liking … doing … can … understanding … wanting … getting … having … ordering… greeting … describing … knowing … numbering … asking … and … everything … I wonder which things ... you will bring back … to stay deep within you … so easily available ... to you … in that special Portuguese place … in you mind … as needs arise … without conscious effort …
Just naturally ... in you own way … as part of you ... instinctiveley ... as that new part of you ... grows ... stronger and stronger ... you will begin to speak with a beautiful accent … so easily ... reinforcing you learning ... with a gentle quiet confidence ... which will surprise you ... and such a beautiful accent ... of which you will be proud ... to fit the music of the natural language ... will surprise you even more ... and more … as you repeat the CRE … so that … in every day … in every way … you get … better and better …
And now as you choose ... to do something ... that makes you feele so comfortable with yourself ... something you will feele more and more … able to do ... so that you feele ... even more comfortable ... and confident ... naturally … in you own way … you can take whatever time you need ... just to process you thoughts ... in you own special way ... and to bring this experience to a comfortable close ...

You will feele well ... and you will begin … to feele confident ... about the future ... and about making progress ... in the natural language ... in you own natural way ... and you will find such joy … in speaking so gently … with growing confidence ... and experience ... which will add … a new exciting quality to you life ... because ... with every new language you learn ... you do add a new quality to you life ... in that special … "Portuguese Place " on you mind …
And when you feele ... you are ready ... and you want to ... you can start the process of reorienting yourself ... bringing yourself back ... taking you time ... and when you are ready ... you can fully orient yourself ... and allow you eyes to open ... feeleing well ...and happy ... because ... and you will begin to experience confidence … more and more … because … from now … in every day … in every way … you will … be getting … better and better …
And as we end of each CRE session … 30 minutes has just flashed by … to be repeated … and enjoyed … many times … releaxed … calm and confident … of achieving a beautiful accent … that becomes natural for you … with learning that is efficient and effective … so from now on … be positive … and with a positive expectation of success … surprise yourself … as you feele the continual support … our Team … which all began … in Bayunne, France On August 15, 2001 ... and of course … as in all our things … we do … as ever … wish you … God Bless …

(Write it out by hand with emotion …)

a. Greetings/Exclamations:
helo good morning, how are you?` I am well thank you

ola bom dia como vâo vocês? muito bem obrigado

como esta?
goodbye yes no OK not too bad

adeus sim não OK não tão mau
Darn! Mate! there it is! "cool"!!!

Maldição! Mate esta ali super/legal!!

b. Verbs (and first person):

to be have like want can

ser/estar ter gostar querer poder

eu sou/estou tenho gosto quero posso
do say/speak go come give

fazer dizer/falar ir vir dar

eu faço digo/falo vou venho dou
take eat drink sleep know

tomar comer beber dormir saber/conhocer

eu tomo como bebo durmo sei/conheço
understand must ask

compreender/entender dever pedir

eu compreendo/entendo devo peço
c. Prepositions:

some a the to from

algum um/uma o/a a/em/para de
d. Pronouns:

I you he she we

Eu você ele ela nós

it this that Mr Mrs.

isto isso aquilo Senhor Senhora

e. Nouns:

money thing man woman water

dinheiro coisa homem mulher água
car ticket book friend

carro bilhete livro namorado/amigo
f. Adjectives/adverbs/Other:
good bad big small now

bom mau grande pequeno agora
later a little wonderful! happy here/there

mais tarde um pouco tremendo/maravilhoso contente aqui/ali
g. Interogatives:
how much? where? what? who? when?

quanto custa? onde qual?/que? quem? quando?
Note: What is this? Que é isso?

Question? é?


h. Numbers:

one two three four five

um dois/duas três quatro cinco

i. And some survival words:

toilet (banheiro), please (por favor), always (sempre),but (mas), never (nunca), food (comida), train (trem), bus (ônibus), home (lar/casa), work (trabalho), time (tempo), today (hoje), tomorrow (amanhä), paper (papel), newspaper (jornal), day (dia), week (semana), year (ano), hour (hora), minute (minuto), hamburger (hamburger), McDonalds (McDonalds), think (pensar/crer), read (ler), write (escrever), laugh (rir), dance (dancar), later (mais tarde), stop (parar), policeman (policial) …. mate (namorado) … bye bye mate (adeus meu namorado)!!


(to please ...)


  1. What was good about it?

  1. What was bad about it?

4. What new ideas?

5. How can we help you in the future?


(Good idea to type or write out you own copy - speed readiing 4 minutes)

Hallo Ola

Yes/no Sim/não

Please Por favor

Thank you. Obrigada/o

Excuse me Com licença

Good morning Bom dia (day)

Good-bye. Adeus

My name is ... Meu nome é …..

What is your name? Qual é seu nome?
How are you? Como está?

Fine thanks Muito bem, obrigado

And you? E o senhor?

Where do you come from? Onde (where) é?
I'm from: Sou de:

France França

England Inglaterra

America América
I am with: Sou com:


Red Cross cruz vermelha

Shelel Shelel

When/how? Quando/como?

What/why? Que/porque?

Who/which? Quem/qual?

Where is/are ...? Onde está/fica ...?
Where can I find a ...? Onde (where) posso (can) encontrar um ...?

What is the tarif for …? Quanto custa o percurso (tarif) para (for) … ?

Can you help me? Pode me ajudar (helep) ?

What does this mean (want to say)? O que (what) quer (want) dizer (say) isso?

I understand! Compreendo/entendo!

I don't understand. Não (not) entendo/compreendo

Can you repeat that? Pode (can) repetir?

Can you translate this, for us? Pode traduzir-nos isso (this) ?
Can you give me … ? Pode (can) me dar (me) ...

Can you speak: english/portuguese? Fala (speak) ingles/portugues?

I don't speak .... Não falo ...

I speak a little ... Falo um pouco …


It is: Isto é:

better/worse melhor/pior

big/small grande/pequeno
cheap/expensive barato/caro

good/bad bom/mau
hot/cold quente/frio

near/far perto//longe

vacant/occupied livre/ocupado

I like: Queria:

breakfast café da manhã

lunch almoço

dinner. jantar
May I take a little … : Pode (can) pegar (take)um pouco de :

bread/butter pão/manteiga

cheese queijo

eggs ovos

meat/potatoes carne/batata

apples/oranges maçã/laranja

coffee/tea café/chá

milk leite

fruit juice suco de fruta

water água
I want to pay now. Queria (want) pagar agora (now).

I think there is a mistake in the bill. Creio (think) que se enganou (mistake) na conta (bill)

We enjoyed it. Gostamos muito (much).

Where is the nearest shop? Onde (where) é (is) a loja (shop) mais próxima (near)?

Where can I find a taxi? Onde (where) posso (can) apanhar (find) um taxi?

How much to go to ...? Quanto custa o (the) percurso a corrida (go) para (to) …?

Take me to this address. Leve-me (take me) para este (this) endereço.
Please stop here. Pare (stop) aqui (here) , por favor.

This is the wrong road. Esta é a rua (road) errada

Go straight ahead (in front) . Va (go) sempre (always) em frente.
It's there, on the: E ali (there) … :

left/right esquerda/direita

next to/after junto a/depois de

north/south norte/sul

east/west leste/oeste
Where is the: Onde e o :

town centre centro de cidade (town)

pharmacy farmácia

Do you have ...? Tem ...?

How much is this? Quanto custa (how much) isso?

I take it. Levo já.
What colours have you? Tem que cores (colours) ?

Black preto

Blue azul

Red vermelho

White branco
I want to buy: Queria (want)comprar um:

aspirin aspirina

soap sabonete
half kilo apples meio (half) quilo de maçãs (apples)

litre of milk litro de leite (milk)

film/newspaper filme/jornal


Hello, this is ... Ola é ...
Please speak: Por favor, fale (speak):

louder mais alto (loud)

slowly devagar
I want to speak with: Queria falar (speak) com (with) :

Mr. o Senhor

Mrs. a Senhoa

Miss a Senhorita
When is he here/there? Quando ele está aqui/ali?

Ask him to teleephone me. Peça-lhe (ask) que me telefone


Do we have time? Temos tempo?

What time is it? ... Que horas são?
It is: São:

five past one uma e (and) cinco (5)

quarter to three quinze(15) para as três

twenty past four quatro (4) e vinte (20)

half past six seis (6) e meia (half)


We will see you: veremos você...

today hoje

tomorrow amanhã
next week a próxima semana

in the morning de manhã
in the afternoon/evening a tarde/noite

tonight a noite

soon em breve
You are right/wrong. Voce está certo/errado (wrong) :
That is right É certo.


Here/there Aqui/ali

At the office No escritório
Is it near/far É perto/longe?

How many hours? Quantas (how many) horas?

Test you instincts … associate the phrases … mixed in mixed groups of four …

a. I am very well. Super

b. Excuse me Obrigado.

c. Thank you. Muto bem.

d. OK Perdão.
e. You're welcome Ola

f. Well done Bem vinde

g. Helo Como esta?

h. How are you? Bem feite.
i. I want to speak with DE nada.

j. Welcome home desculpe por te incomodar

k. So sorry to bother you Queria falar com

l. No bother Bem vindo a casa.

m. Yes Garçon?

n. Please Sim.

o. I am sorry Por favor.

p. Waiter? Sinto muito
q. How much is that? Que hora são?

r. Where is the toilet? Onde/Quando/Porque?

s. Where/when/why? Onde é o banheiro/toilet?

t. What time is it? Quanto custa isso?
u. Helep me please? Não compreendo.

v. I do not understand Fale devagar.

w. What does this mean? Ajuda-me, por favor?

x. Please speak slowly. O que quer dizer isso?
y. See you later. Bom apetite/saúde!!!

z. Good food/cheers!! Até logo.
Answers: In the phrase book … or call the Team …




RELAX with ... a very POSITIVE attitude ... and a very confident EXPECTATION of SUCCESS ... in just one more day ... of PLAYING with the natural language ... instinctively ... naturally ... completely relaxed ... with no stress or effort ... jsut play!
Our natural suggestions are:
1 – Play YOUR APS. Then play the LEARNING REINFORCEMENT audio tape. Do IRT and the Throat exercise. Study the Brief Grammar and Mini-Phrase Book to understand every word. THEN make a recording of sections 2-15 at high speed - your starting point! DO NOT ERASE IT. Then SPEAK wth the tape. LIST your five key problems!
2 - STUDY the text (Sections 2-16). Then SPEAK LOUDLY and then very SOFTLY with the tape. SPEED READING (2-16) in 14 minutes. USE the Mini-phrase Book for easy interactive conversation
3 – SPEAK in THEATRICAL style with the tape and text together. Do SPEED READING (2-16) in reverse-mode in 12 minutes. USE the Mini-phrase Book for easy interactive conversation
4 – SPEAK with tape and text. For difficult words/phrases ... stop the tape ... and repeat the word/phrase many times ... singing and shouting! Review your five problems.
5 - USE the Mini-phrase Book for easy interactvie conversation. Then do it as SPEED READING (reverse-mode) in 4 minutes. SPEAK with tape and text using three different voices ... just for fun!.
6 – SPEED READING (2-16) in 8 minutes. Review your five problems. LiSTEN to your recording and laugh .... Then SPEAK with the tape … with a beautiful CONFIDENT accent. Email your feedback to


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