Back in 2015 I released the ebook The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English. As an English teacher I’d become accustomed to hearing the same mistakes being made by my Brazilian students, over and over again. So I wanted to do something about this. This is when I decided to write a book that I KNEW my students would benefit from, and also create something that would accelerate the English learning process.
I also knew that this book needed to be fun. I’d lost count of the amount of times my students had begged me not to use the textbook in class. “Please Andrew, let’s just talk today! I know my textbook is important, but I’ve had a hard day. I’m just not in the mood!”
Interestingly, there aren’t many fun, affordable textbooks out there written specifically for Brazilians studying English. I wanted to change this!
The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English also describes the most embarrassing mistakes a Brazilian can make in English. That’s right; I’ve included those mistakes other teachers might feel embarrassed to explain. If you don’t know the difference between your tits and your teeth, condoms and condominiums, bitches and beaches…this book will not only entertain, but hopefully allow you to learn what NOT to say to a native English speaker!
The Story of The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English
Back in March 2015 I launched the book and sales were initially pretty slow. I know that I am pretty awful at marketing, so I have to admit this was entirely my fault.
But two years later and I noticed something happening. I’m shifting a LOT of copies through word of mouth. In February this year, The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English peaked at number 1 on the Amazon best selling rank in its category.
Obviously, I was very excited about this; but I couldn’t help feeling that I could help MORE Brazilians, if only the content of this book became more accessible. Then I was lucky enough to connect with Angus Freathy (a guy with an exceptionally smooth voice) who agreed to take on the challenge of recording my work as an audio book. So, as of this week, The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English has been made available on the Audible and ITunes platforms.
That’s right Adele and Ed Sheeran, if you’re reading this…be afraid!
Seriously though, I understand that buying a Kindle or downloading a Kindle app might not be possible. But now ANY Brazilian with access to a media player can listen to this book as an audio file; maybe on their car stereos when they’re stuck in traffic, on their headphones when walking to the metro station or even when taking a bus to work. If you want to know the common mistakes Upper Intermediate/Advanced Brazilians make in English, there is NO excuse anymore!
And guys, this is just the first phase of my mission to get EVERY Brazilian who is studying English familiar with the content of this book. So be sure to check out this blog in the next few weeks, when I will be sharing some more projects and collaborations I’ve been working on!
Because if you’re learning English, I want to help.
To pick up a copy of the audio book on the ITunes platform, use the search engine to find The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English.
To purchase your copy on the Audible Platform, click here.
To get hold of the ebook con Amazon, click here.