Speak to the World!: Good News For Spain?

Our new current affairs podcast. You can listen to James Hoyle, Go English Director, as he describes a topical issue. It comes with a simple self-study guide and you can access the full text by clicking here.

This week: as the new European Commissioner takes up his position in Brussels, we ask:

Jean-Claude Juncker: Good News for Spain?

Self Study

Before you listen consider the following questions:

  1. Do you feel European?
  2. Who are our European political Leaders? Write down the ones you know.
  3. Do you feel a connection with our European political leaders?

Now listen to the podcast and try to answer the following questions:

  1. Which is the biggest group in the European Parliament?
  2. How many seats did this group win in the last European elections?
  3. Is Jean-Claude Juncker in favour of or against a transfer of wealth from North to South?

After you listen: reflect on the article. Do you think we should directly elect the European Commission President, or are you happy with the political process as it is?

You can share your opinion in the comments box below. Thanks for listening!

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