Weekender 2006 / 7  
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- Humour 1

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- Brazilian snakes

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- Piano

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- Carnival Museum

Carnival Costume

This week we take a look at one of the best known carnivals in the world. For a few days each year the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is full of people having one of the biggest street parties in the world.

People who take part in the carnival parades prepare all year to make their costumes, learn the songs and dance the samba. On a recent trip to Rio, Anna Jones visited the Carnival Museum there to find out more about this world famous event.

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Vocabulary from the programme

carnival
a public festival with music, processions and dancing

samba
a lively style of music and also a dance

headdress
a special decoration that goes over your head

souvenirs
something which you buy or keep to remind you of a holiday, place or event

Example
They went on holiday to Paris and bought miniature Eiffel Towers as presents for their friends.

flag bearer
someone who carries a flag usually in a procession

Example
Each year the flag bearers led the procession at the carnival.



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