Scotland has a history and rich culture - PAU inglés Galica 2012

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Scotman wearing a kilt Scotland has a history and rich culture of which Scots are famously proud. The stereotypical Scot wearing a kilt, playing bagpipes and eating haggis is not as widespread as visitors might hope, but if you know where to look you won't be disappointed. Several years ago kilts came back into fashion and young men started wearing them again. They're very popular at rugby matches, especially the international matches at Murrayfield. If you're in the centre of town then you’ll probably hear the sound of bagpipes. There's usually a bagpipe player outside Waverley Station in Edinburgh. As for the haggis, despite what locals might tell you, haggis do not run around the hills. If you are determined to try the famous dish of Scotland, keep your eyes open in restaurants and pubs, which often serve it with turnips and potatoes. Alternatively, most supermarkets sell it in the fridge section.
A ceilidh is a popular social event that involves traditional music and Scottish country dancing. Scots really do love country dancing. In fact, at most weddings it’s preferable to a disco! Most language centres provide tours and Scottish entertainment as part of their courses, so you will return home not only with better English but also able to dance Scottish reels. You may acquire a taste for haggis, whisky, shortbread, or Irn Bru, an orange-coloured drink that outsells Pepsi and Coca-Cola and is a very good cure for a hangover. You may even buy a kilt, though a good one will cost as much as a two-week language course. You can use the Internet to find out about Scotland’s many festivals. Of course, the Edinburgh International Festival in August is the most famous, but every town and city has its own, and Glasgow says that it smiles better (= Glasgow's miles better).

READING COMPREHENSION

1. Write a summary of the text in English, including the most important points, using your own words whenever possible.

2. Find words or phrases in the text that correspond in meaning to the words and definitions given here. 
  • a) Skirt traditionally worn by Scottish men: kilts
  • b) Typical Scottish dance: Scottish reel
  • c) Is sold more than: outsells
  • d) Unpleasant physical condition suffered the day after you have drunk too much: hangover

3. Complete the second sentence of each pair so that it has the same meaning as the first one.

4. Answer the following questions in your own words.

WRITING

5. If you have done a language course abroad, tell us about it. If not, where would you like to go and do one, and why would you choose this place?

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