I admit, so far 2015 has not been the most productive year for this blog. I’ve written a measly three posts in the last 14 weeks and you don’t need to tell me how lame that is.
Hell, since the year started I think some of you might have updated your Myspace page more frequently than I’ve updated this blog. Well all that is about to change and I fully intend to get back to blogging…Starting. From. NOW!
The truth is, over the last few months I’ve seriously committed myself to finishing a project I have been working on for some time; my second ebook.
Where the first one Trying to Understand Brazilian Culture was a personal reflection of aspects of the country I found curious, the second reads more like a non conventional English book.
Here is the blurb:
The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English was written specifically for Brazilians studying English. The author of this book is an experienced native English teacher who has been working in São Paulo for almost five years. During this time he has taught a variety of students, ranging from CEOs of multinational companies to kids, models and journalists, from housewives and actors to a whole host of professionals in between.
It didn’t take him too long to realise that the same mistakes were being made by these students again and again…and again! This is when he came up with the idea of writing a book on the common mistakes he hears his Brazilian students making.
Knowing these mistakes is one thing, being able to remember them when speaking English is another. So as well as pointing out common errors, this book also offers some tips and explanations on how to make those mistakes a thing of the past!
You will soon notice that this is definitely not your average English book. It dares to go where the more traditional books don’t. As a result you can expect to read about things Brazilians say that are likely to make a native English speaker laugh; those common mistakes that are either going to sound sexual, could embarrass the person you’re talking to or are likely to just sound very, very funny!
If your English is of an upper intermediate/advanced level and you are interested in knowing the mistakes your English teacher hears on a daily basis (or those embarrassing mistakes you definitely don’t want to be making in meetings with your international colleagues!) The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English is the book for you!
So…how many of these 85 mistakes do you make?
The book is ready and I’m currently working on the cover with my friend Gabriel – regular readers of this blog might remember him as not only the designer of the cover of my last ebook, but also as the guy who took pictures of the Bin Laden bar for the Daily Mail and then had the BBC use one of these on their show Have I Got News For You. If you missed it, you can read more about that random story here!.
Details on when and how you can get your hands on an electronic copy of The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make In English will be announced in the coming weeks, but for now I’d like to thank you for your patience with What About São Paulo and let you know….this blog is back in business!