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    B1+ The “Donated” Palace Tours

    The “Donated” Palace Tours The Francisco Franco Foundation has chosen to run guided tours of the palatial retreat in Galicia where Spain’s dictator and his family spent their summer holidays claiming it’s “an excellent opportunity to show the general public…

    B1+ Madrid’s Casa De Campo

    Less visited by tourists than other attractions, the huge site boasts a pool, a zoo and an amusement park While thousands of tourists brave Madrid’s scorching summer heat to see sights such as the Plaza de España or the Royal…

    B2 The Island Spain and France Rule

    B2 The island that Spain and France rule for six months of every year Today, as part of a twice-yearly tradition, Madrid formally cedes control of tiny Pheasant Island to France In Spain’s northeastern Basque Country, between Irun and the…

    B2+ Mediterranean Diet

    B2+ Just how healthy is Spain’s famed Mediterranean diet? Many of its principles are recommendable, but there’s more marketing than actual health benefits It didn’t take the food industry long to realize that putting “Mediterranean diet” on its products or…

    C1 Great Backwards in Spanish Democracy

    Great Backwards in Spanish Democracy By Luis Bouza García Since 2008, the left-leaning Fundación Alternativas has produced an annual report evaluating the quality of democracy in Spain. This study relies on a survey of social scientists familiar with Spanish politics…

    C1 Freedom of the Press Crisis in Spain

    C1 Freedom of the Press Crisis in Spain Freedom House In 2014, press freedom continued to suffer from the effects of the economic crisis. Many media outlets have closed or cut staff in recent years, as public expenditures and the…

    B1+ Never do while dining

    The Spanish are a pretty tolerant, care-free bunch most of the time. But when it comes to the dining table, there are a few taboos. Here’s what not to do when eating in Spain. 1. Don’t turn your nose up…

    C1 Europe’s bees

    C1 What is going on with Europe’s bees? Existing data is either inconsistent or non-existent, say experts at interdisciplinary summit in Brussels For many plants, bees are their only aid to reproduction. Their hair-covered bodies easily transport pollen from the…

    B2 Yuri Drozdov

    B2 Yuri Drozdov: The man who turned Soviet spies into Americans Yuri Drozdov once said it could take up to seven years to train an “illegal”, the Soviet spies planted abroad under false or assumed identities, sometimes for decades. As…

    B2 The Tunnels of Alhambra

    The world-famous palace complex in Granada is criss-crossed with a network of defensive features On the scrub-covered hillside of the Alhambra in Granada, which slopes down to the Darro river, a cave that is partially concealed by ivy opens up…

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