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29 October 2010 Last updated at 10:43 GMT
Spanish unemployment ratefalls
Spain's quarterly unemployment rate has fallen for the first time in morethan three years, but remains the highest in Europe, official data hasshown.The country's jobless rate declined to 19.8% in the July-September period,said the National Statistics Institute, down from 20% in April-June.Separate data for the 16-nation eurozone said Spanish unemploymenttotalled 20.8% in September.The rate of unemployment across the eurozone totalled 10.1% inSeptember.Spain is continuing work to reform its labour laws. Such measures being putin place by the Spanish government to make it easier and cheaper for firmsto make people redundant.Madrid says the changes will make Spanish firms more willing to take onnew staff.Analyst Ben May, of Capital Economics, said it was "too early" to say if thefall in Spanish unemployment meant its economy was now slowlyimproving."I suppose it's possible this could represent a turnaround, but we reallyneed to see a more sustained fall to draw that conclusion," he said."There's a chance Spain will drop back into recession in the next fewmonths, if it hasn't done so already, and that will affect employers and theirwillingness to hire."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11650764
 
ENGLISH ORAL TESTFIRST TERM
Spanish unemployment rate falls
Introduction:
 I’m going to talk about a piece of news that was published on www.bbc.co.uk/newson 29 October this year.
Main idea of the news:
 It talks about the economic situation and the unemployment rate in Spain at themoment.
Background information:
 In order to understand this piece of news, we have to clarify the following concepts: First of all, we must bear in mind the world crisis that started in 2008. This crisis is still  present, in some countries more than others, and according to the text Spain has one of the worst working situations in Europe.Secondly, the text contrasts the working situation in Spain with the eurozone. Theeurozone is the area where the euro is used. This area includes 16 countries. Finally, the text mentions the labour laws in Spain. At the moment the government ischanging the labour conditions in order to improve the economic situation. Thesemeasures are not very popular, causing a general strike on 29 September.
Key vocabulary:
This text includes some important vocabulary in relation to economy and work.
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 Here you have a chart with the vocabulary in English and Spanish
. (You give it to theteacher).Summary of the news:
The text is divided into two main ideas. Firstly, Spain’s unemployment rate has fallen from 20% in the April-June period to19.8% in July-September. It’s the first time it has fallen in more than 3 years. It’s the

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