The Brazilian flag – ORDER and PROGRESS


Thanks to Elena, Jose & Milton
                 Artwork by Elena, Jose & Milton

A while back, our Brazilian friends were kind enough to draw and share information about their flag during a class presentation. As you can see, in the centre of the blue part we find the words: ORDER AND PROGRESS.

ORDER is both a verb (to ORDER) and a noun (an ORDER) and can have different meanings. In the case of the Brazilian flag, it is the opposite of “chaos”. However, can you tell me the meaning of ORDER in these 2 sentences (use the comments box at the bottom of this page):

  1. The teacher ORDERED his students to bring him a chocolate every day if they wanted to enter the classroom.
  2. I had to wait ten minutes before the waiter came to take my ORDER.

PROGRESS is also a verb (to PROGRESS) and a noun but be careful. It’s a plural word and so it’s wrong to say a progress. Instead, you can say A BIT OF PROGRESS or SOME PROGRESS. My wish is that at the end of their course my students will be able to say that they have made A LOT OF PROGRESS!

Now share your country’s flag. Send me a picture of the flag, explaining what the colours (or words, if there are any) mean.


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2 thoughts on “The Brazilian flag – ORDER and PROGRESS

  1. In the first sentence it means, that the teacher want the pupils to bring him chocolate every day.
    In the second sentence the meaning is : if you want to eat or drink something in a restaurant, you have to say to the waiter or waitress what they should bring you. That’s the order.


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