SPAIN: ONCE A MAGNET FOR IMMIGRANTS
- This winter in Barcelona has been cold and miserable.
- The dismal state of the economy has done nothing to _______________ people’s mood.
- Street vendors have been selling ________________ for years.
- Street vendors carry blankets with ________________ attached to them, so that they can turn them into a ________________ and run away more easily.
- If the police catch the street vendors, these can face ________________ in prison, plus a fine of ________________.
- In addition, all their goods get ________________.
- What immigrants want is to ________________ in Europe.
- Cash converters are a kind of pawnshop, where you are given ________________ in return for the things you bring in.
- Immigrants and Spanish people alike are given food weekly from their ________________.
- Venanzio Bericco had never heard of Spain until ________________.
- What Venanzio does is to walk everywhere and hand out his ________________.
- In just 48 hours, Juan Domínguez got a pile of CVs, mainly from ________________ to work in JJ Restaurant.
- When Abdullah, from Gambia, arrived in the country, he thought Spain was ________________.
DISMAL: sad and without hope.
PAWNSHOP: a shop where a pawnbroker operates their business. PAWNBROKER: a person who lends money in exchange for items which they can sell if the person leaving them does not pay an agreed amount of money in an agreed time.
KNOCKOFF: a cheap copy of a popular product.
RÉSUMÉ: American English for CV.