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The Spanish Financial Crisis 2008-11 - Vocabulary
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Tanya Lacey 

Activity by: Tanya Lacey
Vocabulary list read aloud by Victoria Fontana

Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click the this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!

Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Perderás puntos con las pistas.

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   bankruptcy      bubble      chiefly      competitiveness      contract      crash      deficit      due      estate      figure      fossil      GDP      grim      hit      huge      indebtedness      inflation      issue      lack      loans      loss      party      path      pop      recession      resources      rise      rocketing      scenario      shed      shocking      staggering      to      trade      unemployment   
- a thing that is borrowed especially a sum of money that you pay back with interest (préstamo)
- to supply or distribute for use or sale (expedir)
- a dramatic fall in the financial market (caída)
- the state of being unable to pay one’s debts (bancarrota)
a - a direction in which a person or thing moves (camino)
- total value of goods /services provided within a country during one year (pib - producto interior bruto)
– enormous, gigantic (gigante)
ruling – the poltical party in power (partido gobernante)
- a comparative concept of the ability and performance of a firm (competitividad)
- the amount by which something, especially a sum of money falls short (deficit)
- the buying and selling of goods and services (comercio)
(adj) - overwhelming, astonishing (abrumador)
- the process of losing something (pérdida)
- the condition of being indebted (endeudamiento)
- mainly, especially (mayormente)
real boom - a period of great prosperity in the property sector (boom del sector inmobiliario)
ing - increases very rapidly and suddenly (galopante)
to - to decrease in size, number or range (contraer)
- a period of temporary economic decline (recession)
- a speculative scheme that comes to nothing (burbuja)
to - a sudden, sharp explosive sound made when something breaks (explotar, pinchar)
to - caused by, because of (debido a)
a – a deficiency or absence of something (falta)
fuels - a natural fuel such as gas or coal (combustibles fósiles)
- a stock or supply of materials or assets (recursos)
- a development of events (escenario)
rate - an increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value (tasa de inflación)
- the state of being unemployed (desempleo)
a – an increase in number or size (subida)
to - to discard, to get rid of (deshacerse de)
was have – was going to have (iba a tener)
– causing strong surprise or disgust (espeluznante)
to – to reach (alcanzar)
– a number, amount (cifra)
- very serious or gloomy (desalentador)