- flea market /flee MAHR-kit/
- contrary /KON-trer-ee/
- open-air /OH-puhn air/
- rendezvous /RAHN-dey-voo/
- adjacent /uh-JEY-suhnt/
[noun] – a market, usually taking place outside, where old or used goods are sold cheaply
Leon usually buys his antiques from the flea market because they’re cheap.
[adjective] – opposite
Contrary to popular belief, milk is not good for cats since they’re lactose intolerant.
[adjective] – used to describe a place that does not have a roof, or an event that takes place outside
Open-air live band concerts will be held on winter vacation, so let’s go see them.
[noun] – a place where a particular group of people often go or meet, by arrangement or habit
Cafes and restaurants are popular rendezvous points for people.
[adjective] – very near or next to
The supermarket is adjacent to our office’s building which is very convenient for employees.
Records of its establishment date back to the Middle Ages (1740), and it is strategically located in a historic center of Madrid, making it well-suited for foreigners and locals alike to visit. The market was originally a rendezvous point for barter exchange and purchasing of secondhand clothes. Nowadays, a wide variety of wares can be found and bought in El Rastro ranging from kitchenware and shirts to antiques and jewelries. Adjacent streets of the market offer specific products, such as paintings and art tools in Calle de San Cayetano and trading of magazines, stickers, and cards in Calle de Rodas.
True or False:
- The visitors of El Rastro has been limited to 10,000 after its reopening.
- There are less stalls with larger spaces in between to follow social distancing rules.
- El Rastro reopened on November 22 after about 9 months of closure.
- The market was originally a meeting point for trades.
- El Rastro is Madrid’s most popular flea market.
Situation: You are invited by your friends or family to go to a flea market during a pandemic, but you are hesitant to go.
Question: How do you convince your friends or family to cancel the plan?
- don’t want to risk…
Express Your Opinion:
- A marketplace with too many stalls may not always be an ideal place for shopping.
- Foreigners opt to go to flea markets to get cheaper items.
- Flea markets should only be open at specific time and days.