ENGLISH ORAL TESTFIRST TERM
Spanish unemployment rate falls
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.
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.
This text includes some important vocabulary in relation to economy and work.
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. (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