The City of São Paulo, Brazil

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  1. São Paulo, the capital of the State of São Paulo, ___ in the southeast of Brazil and ___ an area of 1,493 square kilometers.
    a. locates/occupies
    b. is located/occupies
    c. is located/occupied
    d. is located/is occupied

  2. São Paulo ___ by Jesuits in 1554.
    a. was founded
    b. founded
    c. has been founded
    d. was found

  3. There's plenty ___ in São Paulo.
    a. to doing
    b. for doing
    c. doing
    d. to do

  4. São Paulo ___ a major industrial, business-oriented, cultural and educational center.
    a. is
    b. there is
    c. shows
    d. concurs

  5. ___ many places in São Paulo, which are worth ___.
    a. There have/visiting
    b. There are/visiting
    c. Have/to visit
    d. There are/to visit

  6. The nicest park is Ibirapuera, which ___ always crowded on holidays and weekends.
    a. used to being
    b. is being
    c. is
    d. has

  7. From the rooftop bars and restaurants of Edif’cio Itália, one of the tallest buildings in São Paulo, you ___ a beautiful view of the city.
    a. must see
    b. can see
    c. should be seeing
    d. can be seeing

  8. The largest number of Japanese outside of Japan ___ in an area called Bairro da Liberdade.
    a. live
    b. lives
    c. living

  9. The Municipal Theater, MASP, Museu da Imagem e Som, Museu Paulista and MAM are among the great museums you ___ visit when ___ to São Paulo.
    a. should/come
    b. ought to/come
    c. ought/coming
    d. should/coming

  10. Also, ___ Memorial da America Latina, a huge cultural space designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemayer to promote Latin American cultural integration.
    a. not miss
    b. don't miss
    c. can't miss
    d. shouldn't miss

  11. Visitors to São Paulo ___ it interesting to go to Instituto Butant‹, a world famous research center that produces antivenin vaccine.
    a. may find
    b. must find
    c. ought find
    d. are able to find

  12. If you like animals, spend some time at the zoo. Near the zoo, you will also find an orchid farm named Jardim Botânico, and a wildlife park ___ Simba Safari.
    a. said
    b. called
    c. is called
    d. is named

  13. ___ an afternoon strolling in the huge shopping malls where you find all sorts of stores, from the most sophisticated to the simplest ones.
    a. To spend
    b. Spend
    c. Spending
    d. Spent

  14. A typical dish in Brazil is feijoada, but in many restaurants in São Paulo you ___ international cuisine.
    a. can be ordered
    b. must have been ordered
    c. should have ordered
    d. can order

  15. The weather in São Paulo varies a lot. The coldest weather is in July, when cold fronts from the South ___ cooler temperatures.
    a. bring
    b. will bring
    c. brings
    d. should bring

  16. Avenida Paulista, about 2,8 km long, is an elegant avenue where the coffee barons ___ in magnificent mansions.
    a. used to living
    b. used to live
    c. used living
    d. are used to live

  17. The magnificent mansions on Avenid Paulista were later replaced by skyscrapers that ___ international banks, consulates, restaurants, art galleries, bookstores, etc.
    a. houses
    b. housed
    c. house
    d. was housed

  18. Avenida Paulista, the financial heart of the city, ___ as the symbol of São Paulo.
    a. has chosen
    b. chosen
    c. chooses
    d. was chosen

Copyright 2000 by Vera Mello (vcqm@ruralsp.com.br)
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