Putting yourself first (C1)
Spanish writing exercise

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Isabel is giving Maria some advice following her breakup with her boyfriend. In this exercise you'll practise idioms, pronominal verbs and the difference between "por mí que" vs. "para mí que".

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "breakup (romantic separation)", "to take advantage of", "to harass", "to spy", "self-esteem", "to be hooked on sb", "toxic relationship" and "to lead (live)".

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Maria, you are incredibly stubborn. No matter how much I try to understand you, I can't. I know you're having a pretty bad time with your breakup with Saul, but he has already made it clear that he does not want to go back to you and you don't stop harassing him and spying on him on social media. Don't you realise that this only hurts you? You should think only of yourself, now the important thing is that you can overcome it and that you take care of your self-esteem. I'm sure another guy will appear soon and you can rebuild your life without problem. I have the feeling that you are addicted to Saul since you were both immersed in a toxic relationship. Take advantage of the breakup to know yourself more and when you've done all of this, you will live a fuller and happier life.

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