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The Sunday of the Seville Fair was centred on the horses

Seville / On Sunday, the horse ride and the exhibition of couplings have opened the first day of the Seville Fair, which last night kicked off the lighting of the ‘alumbrao’ and to which thousands of people have come today to continue the party after the traditional dinner of ‘pescaíto’.

 

 
Throughout the day is expected to increase the influx of public to the Real of the fair, which this year is celebrated in May to separate fifteen days of Holy Week, and is one of those that have more security to be activated on Level 4 of the Plan of Prevention and Protection against Terrorism.

The device is made up of almost 2,000 police and Civil Guards and has mobile radars, drones, a helicopter and camouflaged vehicles from today until 24:00 on Saturday, May 11.

The prologue of the party has been the 34th edition of the exhibition of couplings at the Real Maestranza de Caballería in Seville and that this year has been the granddaughter of the emeritus King and Queen Victoria Federica de Marichalar y Borbón, the youngest in the history of this event, which has Panama as the guest country.

Horse-drawn carriages from several countries

More than 98 horse-drawn carriages have participated in this exhibition, coming from Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Nicaragua and Andorra, as well as from different points of the Spanish geography such as Gerona, Madrid, Burgos, Badajoz, Malaga, Almería, Córdoba, Huelva and Seville.

Once the exhibition is over, the public moves to the Real de la Feria in the Sevillian neighborhood of Los Remedios, which presides over a cover with 24,000 light bulbs, inspired by the 1929 Exhibition Casino, with a height of fifty meters, and which It was lit at 00.00.

More than a thousand booths

More than a thousand booths are in the fairground, which is very lively in the afternoon, and where the sun starts to rise after a cloudy morning with pleasant temperatures.

This fair is the most inclusive of all due to measures such as the day of noise reduction for people with autism spectrum disorders in the Calle del Infierno, which will take place tomorrow Monday from 3 to 7 pm, as well as pedestrian accessibility measures for people with reduced mobility.

Attraction for people with reduced mobility

In addition, it will have, for the first time, an attraction for people with reduced mobility, and it is a wheel completely accessible and allows people using wheelchairs to access.

The fair is one of the biggest events in Seville that, according to the 2018 data, can visit between 3.5 and 4 million people each year, and generates an economic impact of some 800 million euros.

Also, an average hotel occupancy of 89 percent is foreseen for the week of the fair, in which the weather forecasts point good weather and above all heat. (May 5, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, en el texto se habla... (Mainly in the text, it's talked about...)
A
del número de personas que participan en la Feria de Sevilla.
B
de una feria que se se celebra antes de tiempo.
C
de lo que se hizo en el primer día de la Feria de Sevilla.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
A
solo participaron de coches de caballos procedentes de España.
B
el paseo de caballos marca el final de la feria de Sevilla.
C
el paseo de caballos tuvo lugar el primer día de feria.
Question 3
Sobre la Feria de Sevilla se dice que... (It's said about Seville fair that...)
A
se suele celebrar una semana antes de la Semana Santa.
B
se celebra quince días después de la Semana Santa.
C
no es la primera vez que se celebra en el mes de mayo.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que... (It's said that...)
A
se espera que haga buen tiempo durante esta feria.
B
esta feria no es una gran atracción en Sevilla.
C
millones de policías estarán vigilando en esta feria.
Question 5
El 'alumbrao' señala... (The 'alumbrao' marks...)
A
la suspensión de la Feria de Sevilla.
B
el final de la Feria de Sevilla.
C
el inicio de la Feria de Sevilla.
Question 6
En el vídeo se ve o se dice que... (It's watched or said in the video that...)
A
ninguno de los coches de caballos está restaurado.
B
la exhibición tuvo lugar en una plaza de toros.
C
todos los coches de caballos son del mismo color.
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Question 1
En el texto, 'pescaíto' hace referencia... (In the text, 'pescaíto' refers to...)  
A
al pescado frito que se come en la Feria de Sevilla.
B
a un baile típico de Sevilla.
C
a un postre típico de Sevilla.
Question 2
En el texto, 'jornada' es lo mismo que... (In the text, 'jornada' is the same thing that...)  
A
'el tiempo que  trabaja una persona'.
B
'día'.
C
'viaje'.
Question 3
El artículo determinado para 'reducción' es: (The determined article for 'reducción' is:)
A
el
B
lo
C
la
Question 4
Una 'previsión meteorológica' hace referencia... (A 'previsión meteorológica' refers to...)
A
a la economía.
B
al tiempo que va a hacer.
C
a las actuaciones que habrá en una feria.
Question 5
El 'pistoletazo de salida' señala... (The 'pistolezado de salida' marks...)
A
la finalización de algo.
B
la suspensión de algo.
C
el inicio de algo.
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