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Travel Nivel B1

THE BUÑOL TOMATINA, ONE MORE YEAR

From 10.55 a.m. to 11.58 a.m., only 63 minutes have been enough to color the passion color red to tomatazos throughout the center of the town of Buñol (Valencia, Spain) in the annual event that has been held for 72 years on the last Wednesday of August: Tomatina.

In the last five years, the Tomatina seems to have found the balance that guarantees the continuity of the party with 22,000 attendees and 160 tons of tomatoes to used projectiles.

The leaden sky, the cool atmosphere and the threat of rain have not tarnished the celebration.

The nervousness of the crowd before the imminent arrival of the tomatoes, which are smelled them before touching them, the deafening screaming, the buckets of water falling from the balconies and the shuddering honks of the trucks in narrow and crowded streets have once again composed a puzzle of sensations, incomparable.

The war of the tomato has ended it without incidents of consideration.

Red Cross staff have reported that three people have received stitchs (one of them on the tongue, by a nudge), five others have received attention for minor eye damage and a woman has suffered an anxiety crisis. Although according to the first informations none of them has been transferred to the hospital.

The celebration that began as a simple joke in 1945, when several neighbors started to throw themselves tomatoes to the step of a parade of giants and cabezudos (largue-heads of carnival figures), has managed to overcome years of censure to become one of the more eccentric and globally known Spanish festivities.

Like the Sanfermines, the Tomatina is in the imaginary of the thousands of foreigners participating, most of them in the red tide, as a seal that should not be missing in their passport, a cross in their history of intrepid young revelers. (30 agosto 2017, EFE/PracticaEspañol)

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Exercise of comprehension B.1

Lee la noticia y responde las preguntas. (Read the news and answer the questions)

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Question 1
La noticia habla...
A
de una fiesta que se celebra en Navarra.
B
de la cosecha de tomates en España.
C
de una fiesta que se celebra en España.
Question 2
Según la noticia, la Tomatina se celebra...
A
a finales de agosto.
B
a principios de agosto.
C
el último día del mes de agosto.
Question 3
Según el texto, ¿qué no debe faltar en una 'Tomatina'?
A
Tomates.
B
Patatas.
C
Cebollas.
Question 4
En la noticia se dice que...
A
la Tomatina no interesa a los extranjeros.
B
apenas se conoce la Tomatina fuera de España.
C
la Tomatina es muy conocida en países extranjeros.
Question 5
¿Qué hace la gente en la Tomatina?
A
Lanzarse tomates unos a otros.
B
Recoger los tomates que hay en el suelo.
C
Plantar tomates.
Question 6
Según el texto, muchos extranjeros participan en la Tomatina.
A
No se sabe.
B
Falso.
C
Verdadero.
Question 7
Algunas personas resultaron heridas durante la Tomatina.
A
Falso.
B
No se sabe.
C
Verdadero.
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