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Quiz: Conversations in Spain

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Key: 1d, 2b, 3d, 4c, 5d, 6d, 7a, 8c, 9d, 10b

First watch Conversations in Spain at:
Then answer the questions below.

1. What type of job did the director's father do in Spain before opening his school?

  1. He taught English in private lessons.
  2. He was a fashion designer.
  3. He was a restaurant chef.
  4. He lectured at the university.

2. What does the school director say happened "slowly but surely"?

  1. Men began taking women more seriously.
  2. Women began taking classes at the English school.
  3. Women began teaching men English.
  4. Spanish schools began accepting female teachers.

3. What type of city is Granada?

  1. An Italian city
  2. A city mainly of Westerners
  3. A wealthy city
  4. A tourist city

4. According to the school director, how has English teaching changed in Granada?

  1. The hours are much longer.
  2. The pay is much higher.
  3. It has become more professional.
  4. It has become less grammar oriented.

5. What happened in the 80s in Italy?

  1. Many Spanish people began studying there.
  2. English businessmen began travelling there.
  3. Women began caring more about English.
  4. Primary school students began learning English.

6. What does Giulio say about his middle school English teacher?

  1. He had poor pronunciation.
  2. He didn't believe in textbooks.
  3. He was a native English teacher.
  4. He provided a strong grammar basis.

7. What reminder does Giulio offer to other English learners?

  1. People will not judge or laugh at your English level if you try.
  2. If you don't feel like studying, don't do it.
  3. Go to America to get a job.
  4. Learn to listen to English first.

8. What does Giulio say about mistakes?

  1. They are rarely noticeable.
  2. Even native speakers make them.
  3. They help you to improve.
  4. They remind others you are human.

9. What does Beatriz say Spanish people do when they speak English?

  1. They forget about the importance of pronunciation.
  2. They look down at the ground.
  3. They translate grammar from their own language.
  4. They think about the structure of the sentence.

10. At what age are students required to start learning English in Spain?

  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 10
  4. 16