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Why are Spanish schedules so different?

"¿Por qué son tan diferentes los horarios españoles?"
Spanish A2 writing exercise

Have you ever wondered why the schedules in Spain are different compared to its European neighbours?

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "political regimes" and "Second World War".

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Although Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal share the same time zone, Spain is an hour ahead. The reason for this is that in 1940, Franco decided to change the time, moving it forward one hour. His reason was to show his sympathy towards other related political regimes. When the Second World War ended, that extra hour was kept and that's why the Spanish eat so late in comparison with their European neighbors. Also, the current schedule makes it difficult to reconcile work and rest because Spain is located in the wrong time zone. Some studies suggest that the Spanish are more tired and [they] are less productive for this reason. Currently, the Government is studying the possibility of returning Spain to its original time zone.

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