Faith and Religion

Mark and Claudia have a school project about religion.

Heder Dyego

Heder Dyego (25)

Heder Dyego
I speak:
Portuguese
I learn:
English, Spanish, German
Busuu berries :
3140

Heder Dyego: Did you know that many religions are founded on meditation for spiritual equilibrium?
Claudia: Prayers and rituals also have the same purpose.
Heder Dyego: There are thousands of religious groups in the world, some monotheistic others polytheistic.
Claudia: Here it says that pilgrimage is a must in certain religions.
Heder Dyego: I just read that marriage is a common religious ceremony in most religions.
Claudia: This research is teaching me so much about belief and worship.

WillVAFL

WillVAFL (38)

WillVAFL
I speak:
English, Spanish
I learn:
Portuguese
Busuu berries :
30355

Very good! There were only two errors.

The word 'thousands' wasn't too clear.

You pronounced the word 'read' in the present tense. In the dialogue you should pronounce 'read' in the past tense, which sounds like 'red'.

Please press play: I read today. I read yesterday.

 

Heder Dyego

Heder Dyego (25)

Heder Dyego
I speak:
Portuguese
I learn:
English, Spanish, German
Busuu berries :
3140

 Thank you again Will! I didn't know the difference in the word "read" in these two different tenses. But I reckon that the most difficult words in this exercise were "monotheistic" and "polytheistic" haha

WillVAFL

WillVAFL (38)

WillVAFL
I speak:
English, Spanish
I learn:
Portuguese
Busuu berries :
30355

You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. It's one of the oddities of the English language called heteronyms. Here is a website that provides many examples http://www.fun-with-words.com/nym_heteronyms.html

Here's a good example--'record': I record my voice in busuu. There is a record of your birth at the hospital. Music records. PUSH PLAY

1st record = gravar  2nd record = arquivo ou disco de vinil

It's too bad that the website doesn't have recordings of the sentences. If you are curious about any of the example sentences, let me know and I can repeat it.

You did a great job with pronouncing "monotheistic" and "polytheistic."...probably a better job than most Americans because they are very unusual and uncommon words.