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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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4.1 Actividad

Actividad 4.1

Here are three popular places to go in the Hispanic world.

Do they look different from the same type of place you would find in your country? In what way are they different? Write in English.

Observe y escriba en inglés.

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Answer

You may have written that these places look remarkably similar to the places you are used to in your own country. Or you might have written that the park looks slightly different because in Britain there are larger areas of grass to play on, and that the bar is more like a continental-style café–restaurant than the traditional British pub. In Spain, these places are usually open to everybody. Cafés, bars and parks are widely regarded as meeting places, and hence are all regarded as espacios públicos.