Miguel

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Miguel (live) in Mexico. He (be) 18 years old and has just started university.

This (be) his normal daily routine. He (get up) at 5.30 a.m. His classes

(start) at 7 and (be) over at 9. After classes he (have) to work. He

(work) at his father's jewellery shop. He (work) there from 10.30 to 2 p.m.

Then he (go) home to eat. From 4 p.m. to 7 he (have) more classes at the

university. Not all his life (be) work and study. Most Wednesdays he and his friends

(go) to the cinema. As the price of the ticket (be) half the price of other days,

everyone (go). At the weekends he sometimes (visit) a local disco.

He (not go) that often as it (be) quite expensive to get in and then he

(have) to pay for a taxi to get home.

Miguel (think) he (be) lucky to be able to work and study at the same

time. Most employers (not want) to employ teenagers because they

(not be) able to work a full day. The people who (employ) students

(pay) very low wages. In a supermarket, one of the most common jobs, students

(earn) 22 dollars a week, working 6 hours a day 6 days a week. Therefore many

young people in Mexico (not study).

Miguel's parents (help) him to pay for his studies and (give) him

pocket money too. He also (get) support from his grandparents and uncles too.





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