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What's best, the countryside or the city? (B2)
Spanish writing exercise

¿Qué es mejor, el campo o la ciudad?

María reflects on city life and life in the countryside. In this exercise you'll practise "aunque" followed by El Indicativo/Subjuntivo, the position of adjectives, verbs of change and the pronominal verb "animarse".

Pay attention to the hints! Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "cost of living" and "to retire (stop working)".

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After having lived both in the countryside and in the city, I'm not sure which one is the best option. Although the city is fairly lively and there is a lot to do, in the countryside you live very calmly and the cost of living is lower. The countryside has become a gold mine (in order) to attract new businesses with attractive grants. However, the city offers more opportunities and technology works better than in the countryside. Now I can't bring myself to live in the countryside but I will when I retire without giving it a second thought.

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