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Pregunta número uno

Benidorm - pasado y presente

Benidorm ha cambiado mucho en las últimas décadas. En el pasado era un pueblo pesquero típico español, pero hoy se ha convertido es un centro turístico de mucha importancia para el comercio Español. Antes había casas típicas pero hoy hay muchos edificios grandes que son principalmente hoteles o bloques de apartamentos para turistas. Antes tenía un paisaje verde muy bonito, pero hoy hay mucha masificación. Además ahora hay mucha contaminación y basura también, en contraste a como era antes de la llegada de los turistas. Sin embargo en el pasado Benidorm era un pueblo muy pobre, y gracias a la llegada de las turistas, hoy en día, hay mucho dinero.

Pregunta número dos

Una visita a Madrid

El año pasado no fui de vacaciones con mis padres. Fui a Madrid con el instituto. ¡Qué risa! Nos quedamos en un hotel en el centro de la ciudad muy cerca de la puerta del Sol. Hicimos muchas cosas por ejemplo un día fuimos al parque de atracciones en la Casa de Campo. Me lo pasé muy bien en Madrid y disfruté mucho más de las vacaciones con mis amigos que con mis padres.

Question 1

Benidorm past and present

Benidorm has changed a great deal in the last decades. In the past it was a typical Spanish fishing village but today it is a tourist centre of great importance for the economy of the region. Previously there were typical houses but today there are lots of big buildings which are mainly hotels or apartment blocks for tourists. Before it had beautiful landscape with lots of greenery but it is very built-up now. Furthermore there is a lot of pollution and litter now, a big contrast with how clean it was before the arrival of tourists. However in the past Benidorm was quite a poor village and nowadays there is, thanks to tourism, a lot of money.

Question 2

A visit to Madrid

Last year I didn't go on holiday with my parents. I went to Madrid with school. What a laugh! We stayed in a hotel in the centre of the city near Sol. We did lots of things, for example one day we went to the theme park in the Casa de Campo. I had a really good time in Madrid and I enjoyed the holidays much better with my friends than with my parents.

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