Brazilian soccer legend Pele criticizes 2014 World Cup preparation! (Texto em Inglês Simplificado) #dicasdeinglês

Brazilian soccer legend Pele criticizes 2014 World Cup preparation

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There have been protests. Criticism from FIFA. Even jokes about it in Jimmy Fallon’s monologue. But now, it’s really getting serious: Even Pele is taking aim at Brazil’s preparedness for the World Cup.

The soccer icon criticized Brazil’s spending on the World Cup — $11 billion, including $4 billion on 12 new and refurbished stadiums.

“It’s clear that politically speaking, the money spent to build the stadiums was a lot, and in some cases was more than it should have been,” Pele said during a speaking engagement in Mexico City on Monday.

Pele supports those protesting the big spending, but he also is troubled by the violence.

“Some of this money could have been invested in schools, in hospitals,” he said. “Brazil needs it. That’s clear. On that point, I agree (with the protests). But I lament what protesters are doing, which is breaking and burning everything. It’s money that we will have to spend again.”

(http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/05/pele-world-cup-brazil)

PRATIQUE O VOCABULÁRIO AQUI!!!

  1. protest

    a formal and solemn declaration of objection

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    There have been protests.

  2. criticism

    a serious examination and judgment of something

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    Criticism from FIFA.

  3. monologue

    a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    Even jokes about it in Jimmy Fallon’s monologue.

  4. serious

    of great consequence

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    But now, it’s really getting serious: Even Pele is taking aim at Brazil’s preparedness for the World Cup.

  5. criticize

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    The soccer icon criticized Brazil’s spending on the World Cup — $11 billion, including $4 billion on 12 new and refurbished stadiums.

  6. include

    have as a part, be made up out of

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    The soccer icon criticized Brazil’s spending on the World Cup — $11 billion, including $4 billion on 12 new and refurbished stadiums.

  7. refurbish

    make brighter and prettier

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    The soccer icon criticized Brazil’s spending on the World Cup — $11 billion, including $4 billion on 12 new and refurbished stadiums.

  8. some

    quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    “It’s clear that politically speaking, the money spent to build the stadiums was a lot, and in somecases was more than it should have been,” Pele said during a speaking engagement in Mexico City on Monday.

  9. engagement

    a meeting arranged in advance

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    “It’s clear that politically speaking, the money spent to build the stadiums was a lot, and in some cases was more than it should have been,” Pele said during a speaking engagement in Mexico City on Monday.

  10. violence

    a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    Pele supports those protesting the big spending, but he also is troubled by the violence.

  11. invest

    make an investment

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    “Some of this money could have been invested in schools, in hospitals,” he said.

  12. lament

    a cry of sorrow and grief

    EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

    “Brazil needs it. That’s clear. On that point, I agree (with the protests). But I lament what protesters are doing, which is breaking and burning everything. It’s money that we will have to spend again.”

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