A Pilot From Manaus



Antonio talks about the environment and globalization.



pilot continent self-employed
earn honest to be honest
actual to live on be troubled by
state freelance less of a problem
broad region across (2)
local good side imagine (2)
benefit far more profession
salary forever That’s pretty much it
wild wildlife get to know
before gone (2) pretty (2)








My name is Antonio Alberto Machado Cavalcante. I’m 40 years old and I live in Manaus.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a pilot. There are salaried pilots and self-employed pilots like me. I work freelance.

How much do I earn? Well to be honest, it’s enough to live on.

What worries you?

Living here in the Amazon, I’m most troubled by the clearing of the forests. It’s less of a problem here in the actual state of Amazon, but across the broader Amazon region, states like Para and Mato Grosso, it’s quite bad.

What does globalization mean to you?

I image there’s good side to it, but outsiders benefit from it far more than locals do.

What makes you happy?

Being successful in my profession, my kids and my friends. That’s pretty much it.

What country would you like to visit?

Africa. I already know the American continent. I’d really like to get to know Africa. I like to see the wildlife before it’s gone forever.

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Who is this person? Where is he from? Where does he live?

What is Antonio’s job or profession? Does he work for an airline company? Does he have a boss?

He wants to reveal (say) how much he earns. True or false?

Does Antonio worry about his favorite sports team? What worries or concerns him? He worries about . . .

Everyone benefits from globalization equally. Does he agree with this?

Sports cars makes him happy. Is this right or wrong? What makes him happy?

Does he want to visit Paris, London and New York? He would like to visit . . . . . . because . . . . .

Has he traveled around North and South America?


January, February.
Have you ever flown on an airplane? How was it?

My friend is afraid of going to the dentist. Yes or no?

Are you from Brazil? Do you live in Brazil? Have you ever been to Brazil?

Have you met people from Brazil? Who were they?

June, July.
Describe the climate and geography of Brazil.

Describe the economy of Brazil. What does it import and export?

What are some problems or challenges facing Brazil?

What is Brazilian food like? Describe Brazilian cuisine.

What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historic, natural)?

What comes to mind when you think of Brazil? What do you associate with Brazil?

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