Really hard January (C1)
Spanish writing exercise

En plena cuesta de enero

Manuel is regretting having spent so much money on Christmas. In this exercise, you'll practise idiomatic expressions, pronominal verbs, and subordinate sentences with the subjunctive.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to meet expenses", "sneak peak" and "spender".

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Look, right now I'm penniless, without knowing what to do in the middle of hard January. I have spent all of this month's salary, even though I was paid only a week ago. The truth is that I have been very generous with gifts, without looking too much at the prices, as if there were no tomorrow. I have let myself get carried away by my heart and also by the famous Christmas spirit, and now look at how I am depressed without knowing how I am going to deal with the expenses this month. Maybe they can give me an advance at my work but I'm quite ashamed to ask my boss. I don't want him to think that I'm a spendthrift, it only happened to me this time and I promise it will be the last.

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