It´s a good tip. Also, watch movies, podcasts, read some, and in no time you will have a good repertoire of usual expressions. Ah, and there are lots of books with them out there, along with "travel cribs" of sorts, little books with the main travelling vocabulary. They won´t prevent you from "thinking in Portuguese", though. (Thanks Marcio, for warning me
, I was mispelling that one, typing "tough" he he)
I strongly advise you to train your English, by talking to somebody else, or even reading aloud to yourself. Or any other strategy for not keep "thinking in Portuguese" all the time.
There are several styles of learner, I am the verbal-visual one. So, I like watching videos (yet, less than writting or reading.)
I learn a lot by writting (in English as always as possible) and reading my writting out loud, trying to spot my mistakes.http://www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/
Still on the visual side, I enjoy reading comics from time to time, for example, Dilbert etc.http://www.dilbert.com/http://www.gocomics.com/lola/#.UmdXZFOFtSEhttp://www.humortimes.com/
Well, provided that it doesn´t keep you from studying, not all fun and no work!