Does it ever snow in Brazil?
During winter and sometimes even autumn and spring it snows in some cities of southern Brazil. There are several cities ___KNOWN___ for their snow, like Urupema and Urubici. These cities ___ARE___ all in high areas, but even places at sea level can have snow, although in small amounts and not every year. Brazil ___IS_THOUGHT___ to be a “tropical paradise” which is very wrong. Foreigners who travel to southern Brazil during autumn or winter in search for some heat and beaches are often disappointed.
Funny seagull thinks he is a cat
A seagull was adopted by June and Steve Grimwood, who found a soot-covered young bird in their fireplace and called him Mr. Pooh. The gull ___WAS_BROUGHT___ up with cats. He slept in a cat’s basket, from which he acquired a taste for Whiskas. Since then, Mr. Pooh has learned the sound of the fridge door ___BEING_OPENED___. He ___HAS_LEFT___ the family home, but he can’t resist returning three times a day for his favourite food, announcing his arrival by tapping on the door.
The largest snowfall in decades
This week’s snowfall in Brazil is one of the largest in decades. As snow on the ground is not a very common landscape in a so-called tropical country, everybody ___FELT___ excited when they saw streets in snow. In the cities by the sea people are used to spending the summer sun bathing. They ___WERE_SURPRISED___ very much when they saw snow covering the city. It ___WAS_NOT___ long before social media became loaded with pictures of white fields and roads, and snowmen.