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What is your favorite drink?

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Hi Learners and Lovers,

Thank you for the positive feedback on the website’s content. I always try to find interesting topics so our English lessons are relevant and educational.

With that in mind, today we’ll talk about something vital: Caipirinhas!!!

Are you Brazilian? Is Caipirinha a popular drink? If someone from a different country asked you how it’s made, would you be able to give instructions in English?

Well, if the answer is no you’re not alone. Without practice, it is almost impossible to talk about even the simplest things.

But you’re in luck! Teacher Leo has brought you a video where Americans explain how to make the perfect Caipirinha. Watch the video several times and only then will you be able to give it a shot!

The video I’ve brought you today is from YouTubers TheModernRogue who I love.

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Useful Vocabulary

Hillbillies – unsophisticated country people     

Mash – crush or compress something using force

Grind up – mash

Hell out – used for emphasis

Muddler – A bartender´s tool used to mash fruits

Give a shot – To try something

Molasses –  product resulting from refining sugar cane    YouGlish Pronunciation

3 ouncesCheck here

Note: This video has a lot of nice expressions. I’ve only included a few of them here on the post. Not because I am lazy, but I want you, student, to get into the habit of doing this work on your own.

Tell me next class which other words/expressions you found after watching this video many times.


Video Lesson


What is Caipirinha?

What are some of the Caipirinha variations?

Where can you find cachaça?


Now it’s your turn to speak. Use your phone and google a drink (in English of course) you like. WITHOUT telling anyone what the drink is, start describing it using your own words or you can read from the Internet.

Check if anyone can guess the name of the drink!!!
For example:

Brazil‘s national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar, and lime. Cachaça, also known as caninha, or any one of a multitude of traditional names, is Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Although both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products, in cachaça the alcohol results from the fermentation of fresh sugarcane juice that is then distilled, while rum is usually made from refinery by-products such as molasses.


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Extra practice

I normally tell my students they should research something connected with their English class in order to improve their English.

Today I’ve done the job a student should be doing and found this excellent link

Meals and Cooking Exercises

Now it’s your turn!

Keep studying

Until next time,

Teacher Leo

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