Tens of thousands of tourists flooded into Brazil this summer for the biggest sporting event in the world—the Olympic Games. But apart from the sporting excitement, there are plenty of other things for people to explore in the south American country. Below, we have picked three interesting aspects of frazil. Let’s take a look.
The most popular form of music and dance is no doubt samba. With its special rhythm and style of dance, it is viewed as Brazil’s national musical style. If you want to experience real samba then go to Rio de Janeiro, where the music and dance styles have been growing since 1917. As the birthplace of samba, the city is always the best place to enjoy it. Every year, during the carnival, the samba parade is held and 12 of the top local samba schools try their best to win the championship title. Brazilians’ love for samba is so great that even the way they play soccer is believed to be similar to samba.
Just as interesting as its culture, Brazilian food shares characteristics with food from Portugal, some other European countries and other cultures. But Brazilian food is also different in each region. In the northern part, people use more spices, seafood and fruits in their food; meanwhile, southerners eat more pasta and meat due to the Italian influence.
When talking about Brazilian dishes, many local people may recommend feijoada, calling it national dish. Feijoadais a thick bean stew with pieces of beef and pork added to it. This dish is usually served with rice and peeled and sliced oranges. Because of its heavy ingredients and rich flavors, feijoada is also called Brazilian soul food. But there are some differences in this Brazilian dish depending on where you eat it.
A very useful tip for travelers is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do' Otherwise, you might get into some unnecessary trouble. Therefore, just do as the Brazilians do while traveling in Brazil. A common feature of Brazilian customs is that the custom is not the same for both genders.
The differences in customs between men and women exist in many different aspects of life. Take dressing up as an example. Brazilians take dressing well very seriously and have different dress codes for men and women. Men wear dark-colored business suits and dress conservatively. As for women, they wear beautiful, feminine dresses and are expected to have manicures and pedicures. So if you travel to Brazil, make sure you are aware of the dress code there and bring suitable outfits.
21.According to the article, which of following statements is TRUE about samba?
A .Brazilians love samba music and dancing more than soccer.
B. Portuguese culture has had a great influence on the style of samba.
C. Rio de Janeiro is the best place for visitors to enjoy samba.
D. Any samba school can compete for the championship title during the Rio carnival.
22. We can conclude from the article that______.
A. the food in southern Brazil has been influenced by Italian culture
B. Brazilians in the north eat more meat than those in the south
C. The main ingredients of feijoada are meat and oranges
D. Feijoada cooked with black beans is the most popular dishin Brazil
23. Which of the following is NOT an example of following Brazilian customs?
A. Women having a manicure before meeting a friend.
B. Men wearing colorful shirts and short pants.
C. Women wearing fancy dresses in public places.
D. Men wearing black business suits when travelling.
答案 21-23 CAB