The end of cash? (C1)
Spanish writing exercise

¿Fin del dinero en efectivo?

Pablo is reflecting on the use of cash in Spain during the pandemic. In this exercise you'll practise coordinating conjunctions followed by the subjunctive, how to say "for me" + indicative, and hypothetical clauses.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "short term", "cash (money)", "supposedly", "contagion", "establishment (place of business)", "to facilitate (make easier)", "cashless", "economic loss" and "dirty money".

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If I had to think about one of the short term consequences that the covid-19 pandemic has brought to Spain, it would be the obligation to use credit cards more and more and avoid the use of cash, supposedly to prevent contagion. Spain, a country that's not finished adapting to electronic payments in all types of businesses, either due to lack of habit or of means in [business] establishments, has been forced to accelerate its modernization process and facilitate this type of cashless payments so as to not continue bearing more economic losses which unfortunately we have already had to experience. For me, cash and, therefore, dirty money, are going to end up disappearing in the next few years if this card payment trend continues.

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