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TOPIC: The Pope's visit to Spain


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 40




STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. According to the article, the Spanish economy ______________.
  is thriving
  is doing fairly well
  is not doing too well

2. What do many people in Spain take issue with?
  The fact that the Pope is visiting at all
  The amount of money to be spent on the visit
  The fact that the Pope is coming on World Youth Day

3. How many times has the Pope already visited Spain in the last 12 months?
  twice
  not even once
  once

4. According to the article, why is the Pope coming to Spain?
  To try to get disillusioned Catholics to return to the Catholic Church
  Because he loves the climate
  To discuss new strategies to help Spain's struggling economy

5. To "hit a raw nerve" is an idiom meaning "_______________".
  to operate without a license
  to touch on a sensitive subject
  to become disillusioned

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