Austerity Measures in Europe

Link to Vocabulary Notes on “austere” and “austerity”:


austere – austerity – Austria – Australia

Spain is in Europe. Have you been to Spain?

Do you like traveling?

Take a trip to Spain!

A Trip to Spain

Have you been to Spain?
Would you like to go to Spain?
Do you speak Spanish?

Take a trip to Spain!

The Spanish Economy

There are austerity measures in Spain.

What are austerity measures?

The austerity measures are cuts.
The austerity measures are cuts in spending.
The austerity measures are cuts in payments.
The austerity measures are cuts in the public service.
The austerity measures are cuts in the civil service.
The austerity measures are cuts in the salaries of the civil servants.
The austerity measures are cuts in the wages and salaries of the public servants.
The austerity measures are cuts in the incomes of normal government workers.
These austerity measures are cuts in the living standards of normal people.
These austerity measures are drastic cuts in the living standards of normal people.

Normal People – Human Beings

Spanish people are normal people. They are human beings. They are not corporations.

average, normal people.
the average man in the street.
the woman in the street.
the average woman in the street.
the average person in the street.

Riots – Describing Events

There are riots over austerity measures.

A riot is a violent demonstration.

Verb Phrases

The police clash with the rioters.
The police fight the rioters.
The police grapple with the rioters.
The police have stand-offs with the rioters.
The police face off with the rioters.

Headlines that use Metaphors of Sport

Police tackle riotors.
Riotors tackle police.

Link to Metaphor page
Link to Sport Page

The Reason for the Riots

The government orders the police to stop the riots.
The bank orders the government to order the police to stop the riots.

Why is this?

It is because THE BANK OWNS THE GOVERNMENT!

Austerity Measures

The bank owns the government.
The government orders police to stop the riots.
The bank orders the government to order the police too stop the riots.

There bank can do this because the government is bankrupt.
The government is a bankrupt corporation.

It is a bankrupt corporation.

It its bankrupt corporation which is administered by the bank.
It has been like this since 1933.
It has been like this since before you were born.
You were born into slavery.
You were born into slavery but it has been hidden from you.

A Documentary on Slavery

Watch this video on slavery.

Do you think the central bank will order the government to imprison its homeless and bankrupt people (which it bankrupted) and send them to America to be slaves or will it use them as slaves in Spain?

Where is all this leading to?

Do you think the bank and government care about you?

Have you ever been a street person?
Have you ever been homeless?
Do you feel sorry for Mr Scrooge?

Nationalise the banks!

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

How can we be free from the banks?
How can we break free from the banks?
Do you want to break free?

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