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Brazil is The “Economic World Cup Winner” According to CNN International
Brazil may not have won the world cup but the Latin American country’s story of success is an “Economic World Cup Winner” according to CNN International.
Looking at the performance of the final 8 countries who made it through the group stages of the South Africa World Cup, CNN’s Quest Means Business primetime programme was keen to find out more about booming Brazil, one of the hot favourites predicted to win the title.
Seeking expert advice, CNN International visited the central London offices of Experience International where resident expert, Dale Anderson, himself an investor in Brazil, talked passionately about why Brazil is such an attractive investment.
Dale explained to viewers why Brazil provides investors a strong opportunity due to its strong economic growth, high volume of foreign direct investment, an abundance of natural resources, no restrictions on foreign ownership, freehold titles available and a clear and simple buying process. In addition the quick increase of the Brazilian middle-class with access to mortgages provides a great exit strategy for the future.
The World Cup Effect
Dale also remarked on how the World Cup, which was watched by millions of people around the world, has enabled South Africa to shine in a very positive light and now everyone will be looking to the next host nation – Brazil. He stated,
“The effect of the 2014 World Cup on Brazil will be significant with over 600,000 visitors expected, boosting GDP by nearly $30 million.”
Around $310 million has already been invested into the host cities which include Fortaleza, Recife and Natal in the up and coming north east according to the Ministry of Tourism for Brazil. The value of Land for sale in Brazil in this region are forecast to increase by up to twenty percent in the run up to the World Cup as demand for quality accommodation rises.[Greatonlinearticles.com]
A. Respondam as perguntas abaixo.
1. Qual foi o benefício que o Brasil teve, mesmo não vencendo a Copa do Mundo?
2. De acordo com o texto, podemos afirmar que o Brasil está tendo um período de crescimento econômico maior? Justifique.
3. Seria correto substituir "over" por "more than", no trecho "with over 600,000 visitors expected"?
B. Qual a melhor tradução para "Talked passionately about why Brazil is such an attractive investment"?
C. Retire do texto:
1. Um verbo:...
2. Um adjetivo:...
3. Um substantivo:...
D. A melhor tradução para "primetime programme" é:
1. Programa de auditório.
2. Program de horário nobre.
3. Programa semanal
E. No título do texto "Brazil is The “Economic World Cup Winner” According to CNN International", podemos afirmar que "winner" é um adjetivo que significa "vencedor"?