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Examen de Selectividad (5)
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Un ejercicio para 2º Bachillerato
(An exercise for Advanced students.)

Lee el texto y contesta las preguntas. Cuidado con la puntuación y las mayúsculas.
(Read the text and answer the questions. Pay attention to punctuation and capital letters.)


Spanish teenagers are the subject of massive media coverage: they are making a nuisance of themselves by gathering in gangs on weekend and holiday nights to get drunk.
The "botellón" (or "big bottle"), as this activity is locally known, has become a social phenomenon over the past year, with hundreds of youngsters, ranging from 13 to 25, infuriating local residents whose sleep has been seriously disrupted by the revelling.
Claiming they can't afford pub prices, the teenagers' outdoor drinking games are causing serious worry to parents and teachers while the noise and the garbage generated have become the subject of strong protests.
At a recent symposium on the problem attended by parents, teachers, neighbours, doctors, psychologists, social workers and the youngsters themselves, Madrid's ombudsman for minors*, Pedro Morgades, told the meeting that 61 per cent of schoolchildren aged 14 to 18 said they drank alcohol on a regular basis. Most have their first alcoholic drink at 13.
Alcohol in Spain is quite cheap. A litre of rum, vodka or whisky can be purchased in a local supermarket for less than six euro. These, mixed with 60 cent-a-bottle cola, are the preferred drinks of the youngsters. Another popular drink, a red wine and cola mix called "calimocho", is cheaper still to imbibe. And while the teenagers claim they cannot afford to drink in bars and discos, surveys presented at the symposium showed the average Spanish adolescent spending eleven euro each week on alcohol.

*Ombudsman for minors: defensor del menor.