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The Fallas of Valencia (Spain) win the battle to the coronavirus and start with an apotheosic mascletá

València / Las Fallas 2020 have premiered this Sunday with a traditional mascletà, with an apotheosic end, which the wind has respected, so that the Peñarroja pyrotechnics could dedicate its matriarch, “La Vall’s rocket”, an emotional shot with which they have celebrated 25 years shooting the first day of March.

With a crowded Town Hall square and pleasant weather, despite the threat of wind, Valencia has started its fallero month, as said by its mayor, Joan Ribó, with “a great mascletà” and “very quiet”, despite doubts generated in recent days by the coronavirus.

Ribó has ensured that they work for the safety of people and so that “there is no sense of panic or hypochondria, which does not help” and has insisted that they will “scrupulously” comply with the orders of the Department and the Ministry of Health that, So far, “they haven’t said anything.”

“I think that the Fallas can run very quietly without any problem,” said Ribó, who congratulated the pyrotechnics of Vall d’Uixó for its anniversary and highlighted the end of the shot “apotheosis on land and in air” .

The owner of this family pyrotechnic company, Pepe Nebot Peñarroja, whose son is the sixth generation of this saga, has explained that they have dedicated the shot to his mother, Vicenta Peñarroja, known as “La Vall’s rocket”, so that he “could enjoy of a show that we have loaded a little so that it is remembered with desire ”.

Specifically, he has recognized that there were almost 200 kilos of regulated pyrotechnic material and has indicated that if it is normal to throw about 250 housings, in the show this Sunday, which has lasted 7 minutes, he has shot “almost 600”, with that “ final recharged ”, which has delighted an audience that has recognized its work with cheers and a closed ovation.

“If you manage to link an earthquake and a good ending, I think the mascletá has come out round, and today it has been done,” he said.

The Red Cross has reported that it has treated 24 people, 17 of them for lipotimias, and none have required evacuation. (March 2, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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Principalmente, el texto habla... (Mainly, the text talk about...)
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de lo que dijo el Ministerio de Sanidad en relación con el coronavirus.
B
del comienzo de las Fallas de Valencia.
C
del número de personas que fueron atendidas por la Cruz Roja en Valencia.
Question 2
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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todavía no han comenzado las Fallas de Valencia.
B
no ha hecho buen tiempo cuando tuvo lugar la primera mascletà.
C
la plaza del Ayuntamiento de Valencia estaba llena de gente.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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se aplazó la primera mascletà para evitar que haya más contagios por el coronavirus.
B
no se ha utilizado material pirotécnico en la primera mascletà.
C
Ribó aseguró que seguirán las órdenes del Ministerio de Sanidad.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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se ha dedicado un disparo a Vicenta Peñarroja, madre de un propietario de una empresa pirotécnica.
B
Vicenta Peñarroja ha sido la primera persona que ha realizado este año el primer disparo.
C
el espectáculo pirotécnico duró este año un cuarto de hora.
Question 5
Leyendo el texto entendemos que... (Reading to the text, we understand that...)
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no gustó al público el espectáculo pirotécnico.
B
a la gente le gustó mucho el espectáculo pirotécnico que vieron.
C
el público se mostró indiferente después de ese espectáculo pirotécnico.
Question 6
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
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los monumentos no son satíricos.
B
las Fallas de Valencia ya son Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad.
C
no está haciendo muy buen tiempo.
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Si la plaza está 'abarrotada' quiere decir que... (If the square is 'abarrotada', it means that...)
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hay muy poca gente.
B
está llena de gente.
C
no hay nadie allí.
Question 2
Cuando se dice que "la mascletá ha salido redonda" significa que... (When it's said that "la mascletá ha salido redonda", it means that...)
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no ha salido muy bien.
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ha salido perfecta.
C
ha salida mal.
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El artículo determinado para 'problema' es: (The definite article for 'problema' is:)
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el
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la
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lo
Question 4
La expresión 'pese a' significa... (The expression 'pese a' means...)
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'quizá'.
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'a pesar de'.
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'de ninguna manera'.
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