Employment

Topic specific Spanish practice exercises

What do you want to be when you grow up? Seriously though, there are lots of different professions and jobs and being able to describe yours in Spanish will make for some great conversations. And if you want to work in a Spanish-speaking country, you'll definitely want to learn about some local business customs.

  • A business meeting
    listening exercise

    Noelia tells us about her business meeting.
  • A luxury job
    listening exercise

    Eliseo explains why his job is a luxury.
  • I am a barista
    listening exercise

    Antonio tells us about his job in a coffee shop.
  • I am a greengrocer
    listening exercise

    Gustavo tells us about his business.
  • I am a lighthouse keeper
    listening exercise

    Emma tells us what a lighthouse is for.
  • I am a volunteer
    listening exercise

    Gabriel tells us about his volunteering work.
  • I speak with my hands
    listening exercise

    Serafin teaches sign language at a primary school.
  • Ice cream taster
    listening exercise

    Violeta talks about her ice cream business.
  • In the farmhouse
    listening exercise

    Igor is retired and feels very happy about living in a farmhouse in North Spain.
  • In the mailbox on my street
    listening exercise

    Look what Génesis thinks about her closest mailbox.
  • Julia the postwoman
    listening exercise

    Eduardo describes the person who delivers his mail.
  • Lara the gynaecologist
    listening exercise

    Lara explains what it means to be a gynecologist.
  • My business
    listening exercise

    Learn about Melisa's business.
  • My next job as a lifeguard
    listening exercise

    Manuel tells us about his upcoming job as a lifeguard.
  • My work experience in the restaurant
    listening exercise

    I'm doing work experience at my aunt's restaurant.
  • My workmate Jenaro
    listening exercise

    Meet Jenaro, a dynamic science teacher who works remotely.
  • Profession: doctor
    listening exercise

    Jaime tells us about being a doctor.
  • Ski instructor in Bariloche
    listening exercise

    Reyes talks about her job.
  • South Summit
    listening exercise

    Blanca encourages Spanish and Latin American entrepreneurs to attend South Summit events.
  • Surfing 
    listening exercise

    Nacho is happy to start his summer job practising his favourite sport and introducing it to young children.
  • The chimney sweep 
    listening exercise

    Pedro tells us about his profession.
  • The hardware store
    listening exercise

    Marcos has a hardware store.
  • The shoemaker from my neighborhood
    listening exercise

    Berto talks about the extraordinary shoemaker from his neighborhood.
  • The treasure hunt
    listening exercise

    Alberto tells us about the corporate team-building event that his company is organising.
  • The truck driver
    listening exercise

    Ramón tells us about his life as a truck driver.
  • To do list
    listening exercise

    Juana is doing a pending tasks list to organise her workload.
  • What clothes are you wearing?
    listening exercise

    María describes how she is going to dress for a job interview.
  • Working in Honduras 
    listening exercise

    Paul is moving from Boston to Honduras because of a job promotion.
  • Youtuber
    listening exercise

    Pepe's father talks about how his son is a millionaire Youtuber at just 8 years old.
  •  Child care "Madre de día"
    listening exercise

    Berta tells us about her profession.
  • A firewoman and a female paramedic
    listening exercise

    A firewoman and a female paramedic went to Julieta's school to give a talk to the students.
  • A job interview
    listening exercise

    Ainhoa is ready to do her first job interview.
  • Accountant 
    listening exercise

    Moises describes his job.
  • Anna Vives, a typeface designer
    listening exercise

    Learn the inspiring story of a young female designer from Spain who has Down syndrome.
  • At the office gym
    listening exercise

    Do you have a gym in your office?
  • Become an influencer
    listening exercise

    Inés owns an influencer agency. Discover how this work!
  • Belén Hostalet
    listening exercise

    Valeria introduces us an Spanish athleisure designer and influencer.
  • Carbonell olive oil
    listening exercise

    Paco talks to us about the world's best-selling olive oil brand.
  • Coworking in a coffee shop
    listening exercise

    Samuel is trying to convince his colleague that instead of going to the office they should work from a new coffee shop.
  • David Rees: Pencil sharpener
    listening exercise

    Learn about this very unusual business.
  • Enriqueta Reyes González: Cuba's first female firefighter
    listening exercise

    Enriqueta Reyes González became Cuba's first female firefighter by breaking gender barriers.
  • Flori Murayari: female police officer
    listening exercise

    Discover the story of the first female police officer in Amazonas.
  • Grape pickers
    listening exercise

    Manuel explains to us his work as a grape picker.
  • Have I had a good year?
    listening exercise

    I'm so proud of myself for what I've achieved this year!
  • How has entrepreneurship evolved? Free
    listening exercise

    Learn about the main changes that have recently occurred in terms of entrepreneurship.
  • I am an entrepreneur!
    listening exercise

    Learn about Sara's company
  • I am going to the haberdashery
    listening exercise

    Alicia has to buy some sewing supplies to mend some of her clothes.
  • Manolo Blahnik, the king of shoes
    listening exercise

    Learn about one of the most renowned luxury shoe designers in the world.
  • Maruja Venegas Salinas, Guinness World record holder
    listening exercise

    Marisa talks about the first female Latin American news presenter.
  • Miguel's hospitality industry training
    listening exercise

    Miguel likes his hospitality industry course.
  • My cleaning lady
    listening exercise

    Having a cleaner is great!
  • My life as an astronaut
    listening exercise

    Pedro tells us about his work as an astronaut.
  • My pension plan for retirement
    listening exercise

    Ester just started a pension plan today.
  • My visit to the dermatologist
    listening exercise

    Sandra had to see the dermatologist because of a swollen eye and itchy face.
  • My work experience
    listening exercise

    Maribel finished her work experience a couple of weeks ago and tells us how it went.
  • Remote working jobs
    listening exercise

    Estíbaliz tells us what are the most popular remote jobs.
  • Spain, an expat destination 
    listening exercise

    Geraldine tells us her experience as an expat living in Spain.
  • The costume shop
    listening exercise

    Julio recounts a lovely story about a costume shop for animals.
  • The jewelry shop
    listening exercise

    Amanda tells us about the success her jewelry shop had last year with special gifts for Valentine's day.
  • The skills of the future 
    listening exercise

    Evaristo explains to his students the skills they need to develop to find job in the future.
  • Volunteering in a nursing home
    listening exercise

    Nicolás and Mateo tell us about their work experience with elderly people.
  • Work from anywhere in the world!
    listening exercise

    Discover some of the advantages of working remotely.
  • Cómo escribir un correo electrónico formal
    Reading exercise

    Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email.
  • A magic show in hospital
    listening exercise

    Alberto is starting a new job next week in a hospital.
  • At summer camp
    listening exercise

    Maribel feels very excited about working as a group leader at a summer camp.
  • Co-working spaces
    listening exercise

    Fermín can't wait to move his company to a co-working space to develop and improve his business.
  • Denia
    listening exercise

    Carla is surrounded by retired foreigners each time that she spends the summer holidays with her family in Denia.
  • Digital nomads 
    listening exercise

    Celeste is changing her life to become a digital nomad.
  • Embarrasment
    listening exercise

    Alfredo is panicking because he has to give a conference in front of a thousand people and he gets embarrassed when he has to talk in public.
  • Excuses for not going to work 
    listening exercise

    Discover the most common excuses in Mexico to get out of going to work.
  • Guess what I do for living (B1)
    listening exercise

    Eliseo wants us to guess his profession.
  • How to compete to be a firefighter
    listening exercise

    You must pass a competitive exam to become a firefighter in Spain.
  • How to organise your sewing workshop 
    listening exercise

    Macarena gives advice about how to organise a sewing workshop.
  • Ideas to start a business in Chile
    listening exercise

    Learn about some top business ideas to thrive in Chile's booming market.
  • Leaders
    listening exercise

    Bruna explains what leaders in the 21st century should be like.
  • Mónica Moro
    listening exercise

    Silvia talks us about the one of the top professionals in the publicity field.
  • My beloved pet
    listening exercise

    María is looking forward to starting her summer job as a pet sitter.
  • My work experience at the stables
    listening exercise

    Pablo is going to start his work experience at some stables soon.
  • Orthopedics  Free
    listening exercise

    Tomorrow Pedro is performing an important operation.
  • Passage of terror
    listening exercise

    Pepe tells us about his scary job.
  • Passion or business? 
    listening exercise

    Beatriz tells us about modern-day football.
  • Planning 
    listening exercise

    Vicente is organising a baby shower for a client in a spa.
  • Public examinations
    listening exercise

    Roberto dreams about becoming a firefighter.
  • Radio Professions
    listening exercise

    Eduardo is astonished at how many people work on the radio.
  • Relocation
    listening exercise

    Jaime describes the services offered by his relocation business.
  • Sports shoes designed by blind people
    listening exercise

    Three young students from Alicante founded a startup in 2018 to manufacture trainers for blind people made by visually-impaired employees with recycled material.
  • Stuck on the M30
    listening exercise

    Almudena is stuck on the traffic when gping to work.
  • The ideal job candidate
    listening exercise

    Ramón is looking for the ideal employee for his company.
  • The neighborhood bakery 
    listening exercise

    Luisa loves to go to her neighborhood bakery to buy bread and delicious pastries.
  • The retired policeman's return to action
    listening exercise

    A retired policeman returns to action reigniting a heroic legacy.
  • To-do-list apps
    listening exercise

    Verónica is writing an article about the best to-do-list apps on the Latin American market.
  • Tools for working remotely
    listening exercise

    Pepe give us some tips about tools for working remotely.
  • We need a waiter
    listening exercise

    We are in search of a dedicated and friendly waiter to join our team and enhance the dining experience for our valued guests.
  • What is a fire station like?
    listening exercise

    Berta is excited because tomorrow she will be taking her primary students to visit a fire station. What an adventure!
  • Working during the holidays
    listening exercise

    Juanjo describes how there are many professions who have to work on New Year's Eve.
  • Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa
    Reading exercise

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
  • 21st century shepherds 
    listening exercise

    Rosa is changing her profession to became a shepherdess.
  • A change of career
    listening exercise

    Discover Vanessa's career plans.
  • An undercover investigation
    listening exercise

    In the shadows of the drug underworld, an undercover investigation reveals the truth.
  • Crowdfunding
    listening exercise

    Rosaria tells us how she used crowdfunding to successfully launch her startup.
  • Cyber Lawyers
    listening exercise

    Zulema tells us about the profession of the future: cyber lawyer.
  • Doctor's Monologue
    listening exercise

    Fabian tells us how he became a comedian thanks to his patients' anecdotes when he was working as a hospital doctor.
  • Fire heroes
    listening exercise

    Learn about the brave and selfless world of fire heroes.
  • Green start-ups
    listening exercise

    Learn about how green startups are revolutionizing industries and saving the planet.
  • I got a promotion! Free
    listening exercise

    Susana got a promotion at work and she's very excited about it.
  • If we had our own company
    listening exercise

    Rodrigo and Marina tell us about their dream.
  • Laura I. Gómez: a Latin American female entrepreneur
    listening exercise

    Clara talks about a Mexican entrepreneur who is revolutionizing Silicon Valley with her start-up.
  • On my behalf
    listening exercise

    Julia asks a colleague to go to a meeting on her behalf.
  • Panda Antivirus
    listening exercise

    Laila just discovered that Panda Antivirus is a Spanish brand.
  • Show business
    listening exercise

    Leopoldo talks about the word for show business in Spanish.
  • Surfers refuge 
    listening exercise

    Antonio tells why he moved to Somo to run his own surfers refuge.
  • Team building
    listening exercise

    Fidel can't wait to have a virtual coffeebreak with his workmates.
  • The fire trucks
    listening exercise

    Miguel can hardly contain his excitement, he just secured a budget increase to upgrade the fire trucks with the latest features and technology!
  • The goat herder and his goats 
    listening exercise

    Pablo was late on his first day at work, because his car got stuck on the highway by a flock of goats.
  • The upholsterer
    listening exercise

    Manel is planning on getting some new upholstery.
  • Touch wood
    listening exercise

    Vanesa needs to touch something made of wood to bring him luck following her job interview.
  • Vicente Ferrer
    listening exercise

    Cesar tells us about his hero: Vicente Ferrer.
  • Volunteering at Red Cross
    listening exercise

    Marcos tells us about his plan to work as a volunteer next summer.
  • Work expatriate: pros and cons 
    listening exercise

    Federico explains the pros and cons of being an expat.
  • Solicitando un trabajo
    Reading exercise

    Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email for a job application.
  • Designer, tailor, dressmaker and seamstress 
    listening exercise

    Magdalena explains the difference between the many professionals involved in making clothes.
  • How to become an au pair
    listening exercise

    Are you looking for a host family to do some au pair work while improving a foreign language?
  • I have decided to start a laundromat
    listening exercise

    This is the right decision: starting a laundromat.
  • Nativity scene maker
    listening exercise

    Martín talks about his passion about Nativities.
  • Paid to sleep!
    listening exercise

    Learn about this relaxing business.
  • The European giant of costumes 
    listening exercise

    Celia is surprised to learn that the European giant of costumes is in Huesca.
  • Trabajos de voluntariado
    Reading exercise

    Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.
  • Carta para puesto de secretaria
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Choose the right answer from the hint, consider carefully the position of the pronoun.

  • ¡Por fin soy socorrista!
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Choose the right past tense from the hint to fill in the blanks: El Pretérito Imperfecto (e.g. "trabajaba"), El Pretérito Indefinido (e.g. "trabajé") or El Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto (e.g. "he trabajado").

  • Soy granjero
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Fill in the blanks with the right form of El Presente. Pay attention to the hints!

  • El fontanero y las goteras
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Fill in the blanks with the right word from Plumbing vocabulary in Spanish. Pay attention to the hints!

  • En la gasolinera
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Empty tank? Fill in the gaps with the right word from "At the gas station" vocabulary in Spanish vocabulary list. Pay attention to the hints!

  • Tareas domésticas
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Fill in the blanks with the right word related to household chores: Household chores vocabulary in Spanish. Pay attention to the hints!

  • Una reunión importante
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Practise your Spanish Spanish connectors to organise and add ideas vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz. Pay attention to the hints!

  • En la consulta del dentista
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Practise your Spanish "At the dentist" vocabulary in Spanish vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!

  • Profesiones
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Fill in the blanks with the right word from the Professions in Spanish vocabulary list. Pay attention to the hints!

  • Superación y éxito en el trabajo
    Subject mastery Kwiz

    Fill in the blanks with the right expression from Anatomical idioms: Spanish idiomatic expressions using parts of the body. Choose one of the options given!

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