Discussion Questions. June 17th-20th

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Weekly Questions Club LTL June 17th-20th

1. Last Tuesday, leaders of the biggest unions representing cinemas, theatres and the music industry published an open letter asking Culture Minister, Ignacio Wert to reverse his government's decision to raise the tax on entry fees for these events from 8% to 21%, stating that it is suffocating the industry.  Do you agree with this assessment?
-Suffocating the industry -To reverse a decision -Theatre / Theater
 
2. A poster campaign depicting “pregnant” boys in an attempt to create conversation about teen pregnancy has been launched in Chicago this week and has had mixed reactions in the media and amongst the public.  Do you think graphic images like these, no matter how unrealistic they are, are a good way to create public awareness or should efforts be focused elsewhere?
-poster campaign -teen pregnancy
 
3. Given the recent protests in Turkey, some political commentators have hinted that this kind of movement is slowly but surely heading towards Europe and given the level of frustration that populations of countries like Spain and Greece are showing with their politicians, the aforementioned countries could see similar protests.  Do you think this could happen in Spain?
-have hinted -aforementioned
 
4. The closure of the state television channel in Greece, ERT, has caused shock and dismay among the employees who have said they were an “easy target”.  Do you think something similar could occur in Spain given the current state of affairs?
-shock and dismay -to be sacked -current state of affairs
 
5. In the United States, the National Security Agency´s surveillance efforts to fight terrorism have raised questions about morality, legality, and effectiveness.  In your opinion, is government surveillance a threat to democracy or a necessary evil in the fight against terrorism?
-To raise questions -A necessary evil -An array of sensitive information






6. Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime offer customers increasingly original content.  Additionally, a new digital antenna is promising web access to broadcast television.  In your opinion, does this spell the end of television as we know it?
-Streaming -To become obsolete -To spell the end of something -To throw out the TV sets


7. Almost 50 years ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled to make interracial marriage legal.  In your opinion, have we know reached a point in which these types of marriages are no longer scandalous?
-To vindicate -A taboo

8. In a recent comment in defense of his pact with Mariano Rajoy, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba compared political cooperation to the Real Madrid-Barcelona football rivalry.  Do you find this analogy to be accurate?
-A bitter rivalry -To meet someone halfway -To sign on to a pact -To fight tooth and nail
9.- Last Tuesday, leaders of the biggest unions representing cinemas, theatres and the music industry published an open letter asking Culture Minister, Ignacio Wert to reverse his government's decision to raise the tax on entry fees for these events from 8% to 21%, stating that it is suffocating the industry. Do you agree with this assessment?
-Suffocating the industry -To reverse a decision -Theatre / Theater

10.- A poster campaign depicting “pregnant” boys in an attempt to create conversation about teen pregnancy has been launched in Chicago this week and has had mixed reactions in the media and amongst the public. Do you think graphic images like these, no matter how unrealistic they are, a good way to create public awareness or should efforts be focused elsewhere?
-poster campaign -teen pregnancy

11.- Given the recent protests in Turkey, some political commentators have hinted that this kind of movement is slowly but surely heading towards Europe and given the level of frustration that populations of countries like Spain and Greece are showing with their politicians, the aforementioned countries could see similar protests. Do you think this could happen in Spain?
-have hinted -aforementioned

12. The closure of the state television channel in Greece, ERT, has caused shock and dismay among the employees who have said they were an “easy target”. Do you think something similar could occur in Spain given the current state of affairs?
-shock and dismay -to be sacked -current state of affairs

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