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In today’s show, I’m going to teach you the passive voice with real examples from the newspaper and magazine extracts which I used in episode 6 (The Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil & Present Perfect x Simple Past). If you still haven’t tuned in to episode 6, please go back and tune in first, ok?


In this episode, you will learn about the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil and notice how the present perfect and simple past are used in the news. I have used real newspaper and magazine excerpts about the yellow fever in Brazil to exemplify how the language is used in a natural way.

If you haven’t tuned in to episode 5, go back and do so as you will learn the grammar explanation (present perfect and simple past) needed for you to best take advantage of this episode.

These are the sources I have used in this episode:

A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has travelers on alert 

WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors

Brazil yellow fever crisis: dozens dead as São Paulo closes city gardens and zoo  

Por que a Febre Amarela virou uma ameça para a região mais populosa do país?

Febre amarela: sobe para 81 o número de mortes