Reading short stories is an effective and fun way to learn Portuguese! By adopting a storytelling approach, this book presents the reader with a semi-communicative language method, wherein they are encouraged to engage with the story thus reducing the chances of demotivation, loss of interest, or loss of confidence. With fifteen simple yet challenging short stories, this book takes the reader on an adventurous journey throughout the world, in the company of a group of Portuguese conquerors who are thirsty to teach the language to whomever is eager to learn it. Every chapter brings a different context, while depicting real-life situations and providing new vocabulary. At the end of each story, a quiz tests the reader’s overall understanding of the story. By reading the 15 short stories included in this book and completing the suggested activities after each chapter, you will: • Learn and remember hundreds of Portuguese words and phrases that you can use in real-life situations. • Improve your general Portuguese reading comprehension skills. • Familiarize yourself with many grammatical structures without having to memorize any rules or do boring grammar drills! • See language learning in a completely new way!