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In Spanish cities, at night, crowds of young people wander the streets in search of a party, meeting their friends and stopping to drink. When a large mass of people get together, a party spontaneously breaks out. This phenomenon, translated into English as booze-up or binge-drinking, is perceived by local governments as a social problem because it is impossible to predict where it will take place and because drinkers are as young as 12.
In addition, now it has become fashionable to compete for the biggest national drinking party, as cities from MÃ¡laga to Madrid and Barcelona to Bilbao try to outdo one another by organizing the largest gathering. Word is spread by e-mail and text messages, and teenagers crowd into city centres, armed with bottles of soft drinks generously mixed with alcohol.
City councils are very cautious about calling in the police for fear that drunken youths will turn to violence. The Government has tried to introduce emergency legislation but this is unlikely to have much impact, because, across Spain, regional authorities have set different minimum ages to buy alcohol.
Despite Spain's reputation for civilised Mediterranean drinking habits, “the big bottle” leaves city centres full of rubbish, and residents, who have been kept up all night, furious. Under-age drinkers claim that this way they can enjoy a night out for as little as 6 euros a night, whereas bars are too expensive.
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Local authorities think very favourably of “the big bottle”
Drinking parties of this type have been organized by Spanish cities for many years.
The Police are afraid teenagers will become violent.
There is a single policy regarding “the big bottle” in Spain.
ExplicaciÃ³n: Para la primera afirmaciÃ³n el pÃ¡rrafo relevante es:
SegÃºn esta afirmaciÃ³n, el “botellÃ³n” es un fenÃ³meno considerado de manera favorable por las autoridades locales, pero el texto, por el contrario, nos explica que las autoridades lo consideran un problema social por dos motivos: es imposible predecir dÃ³nde tendrÃ¡ lugar, y afecta a adolescentes de edad muy joven.
Mientras que para la segunda es:
La palabra clave es el adverbio “now”. Si la afirmaciÃ³n sugiere que este tipo de fiestas en las ciudades espaÃ±olas llevan siendo organizadas desde hace aÃ±os, el texto nos indica que es “ahora” cuÃ¡ndo estÃ¡ de moda organizarlas.
Y para la tercera:
SegÃºn el texto, son los ayuntamientos de las ciudades los que temen que los jÃ³venes se vuelvan violentos, y no la policÃa como dice esta afirmaciÃ³n.
Y para la cuarta:
"...The Government has tried to introduce emergency legislation but this is unlikely to have much impact, because, across Spain, regional authorities have set different minimum ages to buy alcohol."Â Â
En EspaÃ±a no hay una Ãºnica polÃtica regulando el “botellÃ³n”, sino que, como dice el texto, las autoridades locales han establecido una edad mÃnima para comprar alcohol que varÃa en cada regiÃ³n.