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Economy Nivel B1

Owner of Amazon will pay $250 million in cash for The Washington Post

Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder of the sales website Amazon.com, will pay $250 million in cash for The Washington Post and its affiliated publications, as El Tiempo Latino published in Spanish.

“Neither my family nor I wanted this day to come ever. The Washington Post Company is selling the newspaper that has owned and grown for eight decades”, said last Monday Katherine Weymouth-Graham, newspaper founder’s niece, who will continue as the editor and chief executive.

The newspaper, which has been owned by the same family since 1933, is the most renowned publications of world journalism. The Pentagon Papers and the Watergate case are among its most famous news.

“This newspaper couldn’t be able to avoid the economic imbalance that has threaten all dailies during most part of last decade”, affirmed The Post. It attributes this instability to the competition of “Internet and the replacement of print technology for digital one”.

Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder of sales website will pay $250 million in cash for The Washington PostBezos is a 49-year-old businessman and has lead Amazon.com during 19 years. He talked about those difficulties on his first speech to the company’s workers, in which he promised to keep his residency at Seattle (Washington) and leave the daily management to current editors.

“There is not a clear map, and drawing up the way won’t be easy. We will need to invent, what means that we will need to experiment. Our references will be our readers, we have to know what the care about and we will work from that point”, he added.

The Post selling has continued other newspapers’ sales that have changed the media outlook during last years. It happens immediately after the announcement of two more sales this weekend.

The first selling is the daily magazine Newsweek to the news’ digital company International Business Time Media (IBT) for an unknown amount, and the second one is The Boston Globe’ sale from a part of the editor company of The New York Times to W. Henry, owner of baseball team Boston Red Sox.

Washington, August 5 (EFE/ Practica Espanol)

Grammatical guide:future tense in Spanish (how to use it and its forms)

Ejercicio 1

Comprensión de la noticia

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Question 1
La noticia trata de…
A
Las nuevas tecnologías aplicadas al periodismo
B
La compra del diario The Washington Post por Amazon
C
La influencia mediática del diario The Washington Post en EE.UU.
Question 2
¿Cuántos años son ocho décadas?
A
30 años
B
8 años
C
80 años
Question 3
Bezos señala que habrá cambios en ese diario teniendo en cuenta…
A
La economía de la empresa
B
Los gustos e intereses de los lectores
C
La competencia de los medios de comunicación
Question 4
Tras la compra del The Washington Post, Bezos ha prometido…
A
Mantener el lugar de residencia del diario y a sus actuales editores
B
Incorporar nuevos editores a la plantilla
C
Realizar un fuerte cambio estructural
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Ejercicio 2

Ortografía

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Tu calificación es %%SCORE%% de un total de %%TOTAL%%.

Tu rendimiento es %%RATING%%


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Question 1
Señala la forma verbal en futuro
A
Pagará
B
Pagara
Question 2
Elige la palabra correcta
A
Periódico
B
Períodico
C
Periodico
Question 3
Señala la forma verbal
A
Última
B
Ultima
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Ejercicio 3

Léxico

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Tu calificación es %%SCORE%% de un total de %%TOTAL%%.

Tu rendimiento es %%RATING%%


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Question 1
¿Qué significa la expresión “pagar al contado”?
A
Pagar con un cheque
B
Pagar de forma inmediata con monedas y billetes
C
Pagar a plazos
Question 2
¿A qué se refiere en el texto con “turbulencias financieras”?
A
Préstamos bancarios
B
Dificultades económicas
C
Estar arruinado
Question 3
La palabra “panorama”, ¿qué significado tiene en el texto?
A
Fondo perteneciente al decorado de un escenario de teatro
B
Paisaje
C
Aspecto de conjunto sobre algo
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