Lesson Title: 

Tow Trucks in Barcelona Rely on Cell Phones Rather Than on Local Police

This article discusses new technology used by traffic police in Barcelona: every tow-truck is equipped with a digital camera that can transmit images of badly parked cars to the police, so that the approval to tow can be transmitted faster. The activities provide practice in reading a text or connected texts to find out details.


  • Spanish


  • Culture/Society

ILR Level: 

  • 1+/2

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Advanced-Mid, Advanced-Low, Intermediate-High
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level


  • Reading

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 




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