Thanks to Maite for sending us a voice message and her suggestion for an episode on immigration and homelessness.
Here’s Maite’s voice message.
Immigration is a ‘hot topic’ at the moment in the news. Syrian refugees, Brexit, Trump etc.
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What’s the difference between immigrate and emigrate?
What’s the difference be an ex-pat and an immigrant?
Emigrate means to leave one’s country to live in another. Immigrate is to come into another country to live permanently. Migrate is to move, like birds in the winter.
Why do people emigrate?
• To escape poverty
• To escape war
• To escape ethnic/religious persecution
• To have better job opportunities and a higher quality of life
• To have a better education for themselves or their children
• To escape the political system
• To be with someone they love
• To escape natural disasters
• To learn a foreign language
• To live in a country with a better climate
• To get to know a different culture better
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Do you think there is a relation between immigration and crime?
Should illegal immigrants be deported?
Do immigrants have a good or bad reputation in Spain?
Which is preferable: a multi-cultural or an integrated society?
How integrated do you feel in Spanish society and culture?
How would you define the word “home”?
How does emigration affect a country? What is ‘braindrain’?
Should anybody be allowed to emigrate from their own country whenever they want (especially if they’ve been trained by the government)?
Should immigrants be forced to learn about the culture/language of their new country?
How do you feel about Trump’s idea to build a wall between Mexico and the US?
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We want to thank Arminda from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
Full transcriptions are now available for episodes 131, 134, 135, 136 and 138
On next week’s episode: 10 more phrasal verbs that you should know
The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called ‘See You Later’