OUTLINE

Topic: Brazil seen by foreigners.
General Purpose: To inform.
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about how Brazil really is in comparison to how
foreigners see it.
Central Idea: Foreigners have many stereotypes about Brazil.
Main Points: I. Definition of stereotypes.
II. Brazilians’ stereotypes about foreigners’ thoughts.
III. Foreigners vision about some aspects of Brazil.
IV. Comparison between foreigners’ thoughts and the reality.

INTRODUCTION
I.

II.

III.

We all have many stereotypes, and it is not a problem if you keep in mind that
stereotypes are probably a wrong generalization, and therefore they don’t
necessarily reflect the reality.
A. Who has already heard any stereotype about your gender, city or country?
B. Who has never stereotyped anything?
I am Brazilian and I not only have myself many clichés about other people and
other cultures, but I have also heard many stereotypes about my own country.
A. Sometimes it is even kind of fun to know what other people think about
Brazil.
B. In other situations, it is not so pleasant when movies or sometimes the
Brazilian themselves contribute to enforce the stereotyped vision that
foreigners have about Brazil.
Therefore, today I am going not only to inform you about how foreigners see my
country, but also to show you how Brazil is in reality.

(Transition: Let us start by defining stereotype.)
BODY
I.

According to Merrian-Webster Dictionary, stereotype is the unfair belief that all
people or things with a particular characteristic are the same.
A. In the first time that this word was used (in 1798), it was to describe a
duplicate printing table.
B. The name comes from the Greek and means solid impression.

(Transition: Now, that everyone understand the meaning of stereotype, I will confess
something.)

I discovered that: 1. 3. B. I interviewed 12 people (1 from India. 1. III. The language spoken there is Portuguese (it is not Spanish). General Aspects: a. % have characterized Brazilians as friendly and festive. We are only interested in Carnival. B. c. São Paulo or Buenos Aires). We live either in Amazonia Forest or in Favelas (slum) at Rio de Janeiro. 50. B. We have monkeys as our pets. b. A. Let us compare foreigners’ thoughts (maybe yours) and the reality. 3. 6 Americans). Geography: a. We. b. C. c. We get fruits by climbing in the trees. 2. I wanted to know what foreigners really know about Brazil. 53. 2. 58. I made a survey asking the people about their knowledge about my country. 1 from Paraguay. 1 from Egypt. There are only 0. Amazonia Forest belongs to the countries where it is located (it is not an international land).26 % of Indians (natives) in Brazil according to FUNAI. (It is not most of the Brazilians). Language: a. Amazonia Forest is an International Land. 2. the Brazilian Foundation of Indians.II. b. Brazilians. All of Brazilian women have olive skin. % of the people thought about soccer when asked about the first thing that comes to their mind. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia (it is not Rio de Janeiro. with a beautiful body. Samba and Soccer. Geography: 1. 4. and are easy to conquer. Language: 1. Behavior .3 % of people’s answers were wrong. 2 from Germany. With my survey. I am going to show you my true country) IV. have many myths about what you think about us. A. I have done some research about this matter and discovered that some of these thoughts are overstated. (Transition: Now. The capital of Brazil is Buenos Aires. We speak Spanish. Most of Brazilian think that foreigners (Americans mainly) consider that: 1. 1 from Thailand. 3. Our country is dangerous. Behavior: a. A.

the foreign thought about Brazil is diverse too. Brazilians politicians are in fact corrupt. 2014 Available at <http://en. maybe they could love it too.britannica. as my country is so diverse and has so many different persons. rice and beans. 2. 2014 Available at <http://www. A. slangs. samba and soccer. IV. Not all Brazilians love carnival. 2014 Available at September 27. cultures.merriam-webster. which is important to me. I got surprised with these comments. as 42 % thought. Brazilian’s typical meal is steak. a. B. I discovered that. Some people really knew about Brazil. Overall. Others lied on clichés and stereotypes. I discovered that I had my own stereotypes about my country and the foreign. We do not have monkeys as our pets. D. as 67 % of people thought.wikipedia. By talking to different people.org/wiki/Stereotype> on September 27.1. Many people told that there are many corrupt politicians in their countries as well. Above all. II. I could teach more about my own country. They really got really interested in knowing about how my country is in fact.com/estereotipos-dos-gringos-o-que-nos-realmenteachamos-do-brasil/> on September 27. I realized that no one who I talked to had prejudice with these stereotypes. and so on. A. III. (After all of this. 3. Brazil is in fact dangerous.com/EBchecked/topic/565675/stereotype> on . General aspects: 1. B. because I never thought that it was a problem for developed countries too. b. 2. because I love it and I think that if people knew the real facts about it. I am sure that you want to know what I have concluded with this study.com/dictionary/stereotype> on September 27. BIBLIOGRAPHY Available at <http://reallifeglobal.) CONCLUSION I. Most of them simply do not have enough information. as 83 % of the people thought. 2014 <http://www.