A Social Worker from Spain

Nuria talks about her work and globalization.



project to inform being able to
earn mortgage buy/bought/bought
cost think (2) cost of living
exactly mean (2) globalization
income for example grow/grew/grown
fact vegetarian worried about
dangers time of year all over the world
contact partner (2) being with friends
since long time come around (2)
quiet drug (2)






My name is Nuria. I’m thirty-four (34) years old, and I live in Barcelona.

What do you do for a living?

I work in a project for young people. We inform them, for example, about the dangers of drugs.

I earn exactly one-thousand-one-hundred-and-forty-one euros (€1,141) a month. That’s not a lot if you think about today’s cost of living.

What does globalization mean to you?

Globalization means being able to buy fruit that we can’t grow here or at a time of year when it doesn’t grow here.

Or being able to get into contact with people all over the world.

What worries you?

I’m worried about the fact that I can’t buy a house because the bank won’t give me a mortgage. I’m thirty-four (34) now, and because I work a lot, I don’t have any time for children.

What makes you happy?

Enjoying life . . . being with friends . . . going to parties.

I’m also happy when the end of the month comes around.

What’s your favorite food?

I like food that’s cooked with love. I’m a vegetarian. It’s been a long time since I bought or ate meat.

What do you expect for your future?

To have a partner who loves me. A good income. Being happy. Leading a quiet life with lots of children.

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Constantly (110%). The person’s name is Heather, and she’s from Australia. True or false?

Always (100%). Is Nuria a web designer? What is her profession? What does she do?

Almost Always (97%). Does she reveal how much she earns? How much does she earn? What is her income? Would she be considered “lower-class (poor), working-class, lower-middle-class, middle-class, upper-middle class or upper-class (rich)”?

Regularly (90%). Does she feel positive or negative about globalization? Does she think globalization is good, bad, both or either? Give examples.

Usually (85%). In the video Nuria says she is worried about the government corruption, waste and mismanagement. Is this right or wrong? What are her worries?

Frequently (70%). “I’m also happy when the end of the month comes around.” What can you infer from this? Does she like fast, sports cars? What does she enjoy?

Often (66%). She loves barbecue, lobster and steak. Is this correct or incorrect? What kinds of food does she like?

Not very Often (33%). Is she optimistic or pessimistic? What does she expect for her future?
Sometimes (20% to 33%). Are you from Barcelona? Do you live in Barcelona or other parts of Spain? Have you been to Barcelona or other parts of Spain?

Infrequently (15%). Have you met people from Spain?

Occasionally, On Occasion (10%). Describe the geography and climate of Barcelona or Spain in general.

Seldom (7%). Describe the economy of Barcelona and Spain in general. What does it produce, import and export?

Rarely (4%). Does Barcelona have any problems or challenges?

Almost never (2%). What is Spanish food like? Describe Spanish cuisine.

Never (0%). What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

Irregular, Haphazard, Random. What comes to mind when you think of Spain? What do you associate with Spain?

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