Practice your Spanish listening skills with our vast selection of Spanish audio articles and listening (dictation) challenges organised by level. Test your listening skills with interactive Spanish exercises that include translations and free grammar and vocabulary lessons related to the subject. Also in this set you will find challenges that include our interactive reader to practice Spanish listening and reading skills at the same time.
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A1: Beginner Spanish listening exercises
- AVE Madrid - Sevilla
Eliseo is taking the high-speed AVE train to Seville.
Clara wants to decorate her house with Spanish tiles.
- Bailar, bailar, bailar
Sol tells us why she loves dancing salsa.
- Bajo el muérdago
Cristina is at a New Year's party waiting to be kissed by a handsome guy under the mistletoe.
- Banca online
Rita talks about online banking.
Marilia describes her favourite beach.
Sergio is learning adjetives related to beauty.
Roberto describes biodance.
Fernanda teaches boxing and she explains how combat sports are really beneficial.
- Buzones inteligentes
Laura is happy with a new solution that means the delivery of her orders are problem-free.
- Calendario de adviento Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, the verb gustar plus the gender and number of nouns.
- Catador de helados
Violeta talks about her ice-cream business.
- Chema Madoz
Alma tells us about her favourite photographer.
- Chocolate con churros
Araceli tells us about the hispanic tradition of chocolate con churros.
- Cines de verano al aire libre Free Bilingual reader
Experience the magic of cinema outdoors! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
- Consultorio de libros Free Bilingual reader
There’s a website, Te receto un libro, where you can consult an expert who “prescribes” the book that suits you best. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
- Deportes electrónicos
Gerardo explains what e-sports are.
- Descenso del Sella
Alberto tells us about the great summer sport event "Descent of the Sella" in Asturias.
Paula is a film fanatic and has found the perfect hotel for her stay in Madrid.
- E-learning Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, plus and gender and number agreement.
- Edurne Pasaban
Andrea is a passionate about mountaineering and tells us about her heroine Edurne Pasaban.
- El Triángulo del Arte
Virgina talks about the most artistic area in Madrid.
- El abrigo
Jacinta wants to buy a new coat for winter.
- El camionero
Ramón tells us about his life as a truck driver.
- El crucero
Antonio tells us about the cruise he is about to go on with his family.
- El deshollinador
Pedro tells us about his profession.
- En el aeropuerto
Pablo is at the airport ready to take his flight to Cuba.
- En el vacío
Luna describes her feelings as she jumps out a plane with a parachute for the first time.
- España es lider mundial en transplante de órganos.
Ramón tells us about the Spain's success in organ donation and transplantation.
- Españoles en el mundo
Raquel tells us about her favourite TV show, which is about Spaniards living in other countries.
- Espíritu navideño Free Bilingual reader
Get into the spirit of Christmas with someone who truly loves celebrating the holiday season! This exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo and gender and number agreement.
- Familias interculturales
Sandra talks about her unusual but happy family as an example of cultural inclusion.
- Feria del Libro de Madrid
Gonzalo tells us about the Madrid Book Fair, which he goes to every year with his father.
- Feria del pulpo
Miguel tells us about the Octopus Festival in Galicia, Spain.
Maite is walking the Camino de Santiago and today will arrive at Cape Finisterre which according to legend is the end of the world.
- Inma y su familia Free
Inma gives us brief description of herself and her family.
Hector recounts some interesting facts about giraffes.
- Julia la cartera
Eduardo describes the person who delivers his mail.
- Kitesurf en Tarifa
Marcos tells us why he likes kitesurfing.
- La Feria de las flores de Medellín
Yaiza describes the wonderful Medellín Flower Festival.
- La búsqueda del tesoro
Alberto tells us about the corporate team-building event that his company is organising.
- La ferretería
Marcos has a hardware store.
- La rana y la calavera
Begoña tells us about the legend of the frog and skull hiding in the facade of Salamanca University.
- La vendimia
Tina tells us about the grape harvest festival in Spain.
- La verbena de la Paloma
Arnaldo is attending a zarzuela with his brother called "La verbena de la Paloma".
- Las Goyescas
Amanda is excited about her next musical view the Goya rooms at the Prado Museum.
- Las bodegas de Marqués de Riscal
Alfonso is at the Marqués de Riscal vineyard, he is very impressed by the beauty of the Frank Gehry designed building.
- Las casas colgadas de Cuenca Free Bilingual reader
Take a trip to these surprising and beautiful houses in Cuenca. This exercise can help you practise subordinate clauses in the El Presente and prepositions generally
- Las noches del hipódromo Free Bilingual reader
A1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Las posadas
Learn about the Christmas tradition of "Las posadas".
- Llega la primavera
Bárbara tells us what happens when spring arrives and why she likes it so much.
- Los niños son el futuro del planeta
Susana explains how family and school can teach environmentally-friendly behaviour so that children can save the planet.
- Los superpoderes de los niños
Betina reveals that children have superpowers.
- Mafalda y sus amigos Free Bilingual reader
We'd like to offer this A1 reading and listening exercise about Mafalda and her friends as a tribute to Quino who passed away on 30 September 2020.
- Me gusta el verano
José explains why he likes the summer.
- Me gusta ir al médico
Genaro explains why he likes going to the doctor.
- Me gusta la lluvia
Alegría loves the rain and tells us why.
- Me gusta vivir en Valencia (1)
Gabriel tells us why he likes living in Valencia.
- Me gusta vivir en Valencia (2)
Gabriel continues telling us why he likes living in Valencia.
- Mercadillo de Navidad
Javi is at the busy Plaza Mayor Christmas market to buy figurines for his nativity and decorations for his Christmas tree.
- Mi cafetería favorita
Lara tells us about her favourite coffee shop.
- Mi madre
Carmen describes her mother.
- Mi retrato
Helga is in front of the mirror because she needs to paint her portrait but she doesnt know how to convey her personality on canvas.
- Mis abuelos
Martina spends a lot of time with her grandparents.
- Miss Caffeina
Rubén talks us about his favourite Spanish band.
- Muñeco de nieve
Fátima loves to make snowmen in winter.
- Open House Madrid
Sofia explains why she loves Open House Madrid festival.
Cristina describes herself as an optimistic person.
- Oscar Mariné
Anabel tells us about her favourite graphic designer.
- Papi te quiero
Gustavo wrote a rap to surprise his dad on Father's Day.
- Patinar sobre hielo
Lina tells us about her New Year's Eve tradition.
- Piratas informáticos
Teresa talks about "hackers" - modern-day pirates.
- Platería argentina
Itziar is learning about the silver tradition in Argentina.
- Preparando la noche de Reyes
Jaime describes how his family is getting ready to welcome the Three Wise Men.
- Profesión: médico
Jaime tells us about being a doctor.
- Publicidad digital
Alicia explains how digital platforms are the new channel for commercials and to target more customers.
- Quiero dar la vuelta al mundo en bicicleta Free
Cesar tells us that his dream is to cycle around the world and he plans to make his dream come true very soon.
- Rafael Moneo
Javier introduces us the internationally-renowned Spanish architect Rafael Moneo.
- Rafael Nadal
A short introduction to the Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal.
- Rutina de ejercicios con una silla
Juanjo explain how to work out at home with just a chair.
- Salamanca Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise about the beautiful city of Salamanca can help you practise El Presente, using prepositions, and gender and number agreement.
- Salón internacional de la moda flamenca SIMOF
Encarna tells us about SIMOF, the flamenco fashion week which she will attend this year.
- Sofía de Grecia y Dinamarca
María tells us about the Spanish queen mother.
- South Summit
Blanca encourages Spanish and Latin American entrepreneurs to attend South Summit events.
- Taza de agua y rosa
Fabilola is contemplating a stunning masterpiece by Zurbarán.
- Tic y Toc
Maite has pet ducks.
Ceferino explains how to cook torrijas.
Ignacio tells us about the Transvulcania ultramarathon, that takes place on the island of La Palma
Dorotea tells us about sadness.
- Un dibujo de la cara
Today at school, Iris's teacher asked her students to draw a face.
- Un trabajo lujoso
Eliseo explains why his job is a luxury.
- Una vida nueva 1 Free Bilingual reader
Part 1 of a series. Practise El Presente with Ángela who is about to start a new life in Madrid far away from her family and her rather useless boyfriend.
- Una vida nueva 2 Free Bilingual reader
Here's part 2 of our series about Ángela. She's moved to Madrid and seems to be finding her feet.
- Una vida nueva 3 Free Bilingual reader
Here’s part 3 of our series about Ángela. Last week we learned that her boyfriend is not replying to her calls. But maybe there’s someone else out there looking for someone just like her?
- Una vida nueva 4 Free Bilingual reader
Here’s part 4 of our series about Ángela. This exercise can help you practise El Presente plus the gender and number of nouns.
- Una vida nueva 5 Free Bilingual reader
Here's the last part of our 5-part series about Ángela.
- Urueña, la villa del libro
Luisa tells us about a wonderful village in Spain that's famous for its bookshops.
- Vamos de camping
Pastora is going camping in Tarragona for the first time.
- Vida en los Andes Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and possessive adjectives.
- Vitamina C
Claudia talks about the importance of taking vitamin C in winter.
- Yo me cuido
Flavia tells us how she gets her wellness.
Pepe's father talks about how his son is a millionaire youtuber at just 8 years old.
A2: Lower Intermediate Spanish listening exercises
- Las brujas de Zugarramurdi
Yago tells us about the witches of Zugarramurdi.
- Aceite Carbonell
Paco talks to us about the world's best-selling olive oil brand.
- Acertijo matemático
Nicolás is a maths teacher and is challenging his students with a riddle
- Aguas de marzo Free Bilingual reader
Listen to the Spanish-language version of a song originally written by the Brazilian Tom Jobim.
- Amor en Instagram
Fernando tells us how a couple have become rich and popular by posting their love, life and travels on Instagram.
- Arquitectura que sana
Clara attended an architectural workshop to learn how to design hospitals that help in the healing process.
- Barrios coloridos
Rafael tells us about his cousin's a tour of colourful Spanish neighbourhoods.
- Belle Époque
Catalina tells us about the film "Belle Époque" that her cousin recommended.
- Bomberas y paramédicas
A firewoman and a female paramedic went to Julieta's school to give a talk to the students.
Estrella describes how she received a sweet surprise on her 5th Epiphany.
- Cartas de amor
Laila discovers her grandparents love letters.
- Casa ordenada vida feliz Free
Consuelo tells us how hiring a professional home organizer has changed her life.
- Castillo de Coca
Constanza shares her impressions about the spectacular Coca Castle.
Estrella explains what a "chirigota" is.
- Club de lectura
Miguel explains how belonging to a book club has lead him to love reading even more.
- Compra - venta de segunda mano
Secondhand buying and selling.
- Copos de Nieve
Ernesto is fascinated by snowflakes.
- Cristóbal Balenciaga
Last month Luis visited the exhibition of Cristobal Balenciaga, the famous Spanish fashion designer, at the V&A Museum in London.
Paco has discovered a website that publishes stories that teach children about human values.
- Cuentos para no dormir
Vicente remembers the Halloween nights when his father would recount scary stories to the whole family.
- Cómo coser un botón
Mauro explains how to sew a button.
- Cómo escribir un correo electrónico formal Free Bilingual reader
Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email.
- De ruta con las chicas
Araceli tells us about her wonderful all-girl road trip through the white villages of Andalusia.
- Día del maestro
Ricardo talks about what happened to him on Teachers' Day in Mexico.
- Día mundial de los océanos
Enrique tells us about World Oceans Day.
- EMOZ Zaragoza
Cesar talks about his wonderful visit to an origami museum.
- Efecto pasillo
Vera was having a bad day till the happy music of her favourite Spanish band brought some colour back into her life.
- El acueducto de Segovia
Julia explains how Segovia's aqueduct is a very important roman monument in Spain, and a symbol for the city of Segovia.
- El cochinillo de Cándido
Joaquin tells us about his lunch at Cándido's Restaurant.
- El concierto de Aranjuez Free Bilingual reader
Learn about this beautiful guitar concerto, written by Joaquín Rodrigo while you practise El Futuro Próximo and the gender and number of nouns that do not end in -o/-a.
- El cuarto al revés
Venancio tells us a funny anecdote.
- El dinero no da la felicidad
Úrsula tells us what her grandmother says about money and happiness.
- El dios maya de la lluvia
Jose describes the Mayan god of rain.
- El frotar se va a acabar Free Bilingual reader
An old school Spanish advert for washing powder full of great grammar.
- El horóscopo Maya
Desiré introduces us to the Mayan horoscope.
- El test de los superpoderes
Nacho discovered that he has superpowers while he was at the hairdresser.
- Empleos para trabajar en remoto
Estíbaliz tells us what are the most popular remote jobs.
- En los brazos de Morfeo
Vera explains the saying "To be in the arms of Morpheus" to her students when they visit the National Sculpture Museum of Valladolid.
- En teleférico por Chicamocha
Alba tell us about her adventure taking the cable car in Chicamocha.
- En un festival de música Free Bilingual reader
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- España destino para expatriados
Geraldine tells us her experience as an expat living in Spain.
- Esperando el autobús
Violeta has missed the bus and is worried about running late while she waits for the next one.
- Estamos hechas la una para la otra Free Bilingual reader
Some friendships were just meant to be! This A2 exercise can help you practise using yo también and yo tampoco.
- Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida
Beatriz tells us about the Classical Theatre Festival in Mérida (Spain).
- Fiesta del olivo Free
María José tells us about the Olive Festival celebration in Mora, Toledo.
- Fin de la corrupción
Zulima talks about the challenge of anti-corruption.
Candela talks about the origin of flamenco.
Asunta is learning about flower arranging and she tells us about the amazing floriography session they studied in class.
Abel tells us about an awesome online agency that organises themed trips and events for TV series and movies freaks.
- Fundación También
Mafalda tells us about the origins of the También Foundation.
- Gemma Mengual
Lorenzo tells us about one of the most important Spanish synchronized swimmers.
- Haciendo la compra a mis mayores Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto.
- Huesos dulces
Huesos de Santo are marzipan pastries traditionally eaten in Spain on All Saints' Day.
- Isabel la Católica
Manolo tells us about one of the most important Spanish queens.
- Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodóvar Free Bilingual reader
Pedro Almodóvar is Spain's most successful film director of international renown. His quirky screenplays focus on pop culture, desire, passion, and strong female characters.
- Kathrine Switzer
Marta tell us about the first woman in history run in a marathon.
- La Dama de Elche
Claudia tells us about the masterpiece she discovered during her visit to the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid.
- La Roja baila Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
- La amiga imaginaria
Belén recounts the strange story of Estefania's imaginary friend.
- La bruja Piruja
Amanda is taking to her granddaughter see the play Piruja the Witch.
- La brújula
Aurelio tells us about the discovery of the compass.
- La caja de sorpresas
Moncho tells us about the different presents that his sons have given him on Father's Day over the years.
- La cascada de Firgas
Flora tells us about the Firgas waterfall.
- La castañera
Nati tells us about the traditional female roast chestnut sellers seen in many Spanish towns.
- La cuesta de enero Free Bilingual reader
The new year is here and with it annual price hikes. Learn about the uphill struggle known as "La cuesta de enero" with this A2 reading and listening exercise.
- La granja escuela
Gloria tells us about her children's adventure at the farm school.
- La historia del ceviche Free Bilingual reader
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- La jeringuilla
Pepe explains what a syringe is.
- La joyería
Amanda tells us about the success her jewelry shop had last year with special gifts for Valentine's day.
- La noche de las velas de Pedraza Free Bilingual reader
Visit this picturesque Segovian village by candlelight and practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- La tienda de disfraces
Julio recounts a lovely story about a costume shop for animals.
- Las extravagancias de Shakira
Discover some of Shakira's extravagant habits.
- Las habilidades del futuro
Evaristo explains to his students the skills they need to develop to find job in the future.
- Las tunas en el día de la Inmaculada Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
Elvira recommends doing crazy things to bring more joy to our lives.
- Los Churriguera
Amanda describes the Churriguera family.
- Los beneficios del coaching
Darío shows us the benefits of coaching in daily life.
- Los novios 5: final feliz Free Bilingual reader
After all they've been through, find out how it all turns our for Susana and Alfredo while you practise past tenses.
- Madre de día
Berta tells us about her profession.
- Martes y Trece - supersticiones Free Bilingual reader
This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
Miguel talks about meditation as source of wellbeing.
- Mejillones al vapor
Estrella explains a quick and easy way to cook mussels.
- Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq Free Bilingual reader
This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and indefinite pronouns.
- Mi día en Ecuador Free Bilingual reader
Spend a day in Ecuador while practising regular and stem-changing verbs in El Presente, telling time, using para for purpose and the gender of nouns that don't end in -o or -a.
- Mi experiencia frente a un cuadro de Sorolla Free
While escaping a rather dull event, Sergio discovered a wonderful painting by the artist Sorolla.
- Mi hermana Free Bilingual reader
Practise muy vs mucho, plus using tener and ser to describe people.
- Mi vida lenta
Yolanda has adopted a new pace.
- Museo Vasco del Ferrocarril
Héctor has taken his students to visit the Basque Railway Museum.
- Narcisos Free Bilingual reader
Let's take a look at a flower that really heralds springtime! This A2 can help you practise irregular verbs in El Presente and the general use of prepositions.
- No está lejos Free Bilingual reader
Have you ever visited the Spanish city of Zaragoza? Practise directions and prepositions like desde/de/hasta/a for "from/to".
- No tengo miedo - Halloween song Free Bilingual reader
It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
Alicia tells us about her special Christmas Eve.
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 1 Free Bilingual reader
Meet Marian and Tania who are celebrating the end of exams by taking a break in the village of Tania's grandparents. Part 1 of a series.
- O Semáforo
Raquel tells us teh story behind the O Semáforo hotel.
- Orgullosa de mis hijos Free Bilingual reader
Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
- Origen del baby shower
Hernan explains the origin of the baby shower.
Guillermo is captivated by the fly-catcher in the cathedral of Burgos.
- Papá cuéntame un cuento
Lucía remembers her childhood when her father told her bedtime stories.
- Parkour en Madrid
Zacarías explains the origins of parkour.
- Planes de chimenea
Vicente loves to make plans next to the fireplace in winter.
- Platero y yo
Clara tells us about the book that her father used to read to her at bedtime.
- Procesión del silencio de Zamora
Aitor tells us about his breathtaking experience at the Parade of Silence in Zamora.
- Rabinal Achí
Magdalena tells us about "Rabinal Achí", one of the first prehispanic theater pieces from before America was discovered.
- Ramón Massats
Fátima describes the photographer Ramón Massats.
- Ramón y Cajal
A short description of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the first Spanish Nobel prize for science winner.
- Real Fábrica de Cristales y Vidrio
Ezequiel talks about his educational visit to the Royal Glass Factory in Segovia.
- Recibir al nuevo año en el aire
Marcos recounts his unusual New Year's Eve celebration.
- Ruta por Asturias (1)
Gerardo tells us about his trip around Asturias with his brother.
- Ruta por Asturias (2)
Gerardo tells us about his trip around Asturias with his brother.
- Ser perro durante la pandemia Free Bilingual reader
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Sevilla inspira
Macarena explains how her city, Seville, has been the inspiration for not only flamenco music but also really famous operas.
- Song "Mediterráneo" by Ana Belén and Joan Manuel Serrat Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is based on the lyrics of the Spanish song Mediterráneo written by singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat.
- Sonrisas mágicas
Hernando tells us about an NGO called Aladina that aims to bring smiles to the faces of child patients at the Nino Jesus Hospital.
- Súbeme la radio - Enrique Iglesias Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is based on the song Súbeme La Radio by Enrique Iglesias. It can help you practise El Imperative and El Presente.
- Tarde de Roscón de Reyes
Valentina tells us how she and her family traditionally spend the 6th of January.
Carlos tells us about the legend of the highest mountain in Spain: the Teide.
Anabel tells us about her favourite graphic designer.
- Trabajar en un café
Samuel is trying to convince his colleague that instead of going to the office they should work from a new coffee shop.
- Un Halloween diferente Free Bilingual reader
This Halloween-themed reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, El Futuro Próximo and Halloween vocabulary.
- Un deseo por cada uva
Elisa is making a list of 12 wishes
- Una cita a ciegas Free Bilingual reader
Have you ever been on a disastrous blind date? This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido.
- Una finca autosostenible
Paloma talks about her family farm.
- Una idea para tallar tu calabaza
Palmira has an idea for how to design the most creative Halloween pumpkin.
- Una semana divertida Free
Adela tells us about all the fun things she did with her best friend this week.
- ¡A comer! Free Bilingual reader
Learn how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata.
- ¿A qué jugabas de pequeño?
Gorka tells us about his favourite childhood game.
- ¿Quién vendrá al evento?
Mercedes works for a charity that is organising a special event next spring.
- ¿Te gusta la televisión? Free Bilingual reader
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- ¿Tienes inteligencia emocional?
Agustín discovers emotional intelligence.
- ¿Y a ti qué te ha dejado Santa? Free Bilingual reader
It's Christmas morning! Our gift to you is this reading and listening exercise that can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and El Imperfecto Progresivo.
- ¿Y tú por qué escribes?
Antonio is trying to find out why he wants to do writing therapy.
B1: Intermediate Spanish listening exercises
- 23-F: Coup d'Etat in Spain Free Bilingual reader
This exercise is based on events that occurred on 23 February 1981, when Lieutenant-Colonel Tejero led 200 civil guards in a coup d'État against the recently-formed Spanish democracy.
- 40 libros que leer antes de los 40
Tomas accepted the challenge of reading a selection of 40 books before turning 40.
- Adivina a qué me dedico
Eliseo wants us to guess his profession.
- Ahorrar comprando online
Ahorrar comprando online.
- Algo inesperado Free Bilingual reader
Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
- Amo la velocidad
Lola explains why she loves to drive fast.
- Amor en urgencias
Alba tells us about her hospital love story.
- Atletismo Free Bilingual reader
How sporty are you? This reading and listening exercise about athletics can help you practise verbal periphrasis
- Aulas virtuales Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple, El Condicional Simple and some expressions followed by El Subjuntivo.
Paloma uses photography as psychotherapy tool.
- Buceando en Isla de Coco, Costa Rica
Noelia is getting ready to go diving for first time in the Pacific ocean.
- Campana sobre campana Free Bilingual reader
The Christmas bells are ringing with this B1 reading and listening exercise that can help you practise the position of pronouns, diminutives and written accents.
Nico wants to initiate his friend in the art of capoeira.
- Carnaval de Puno
Juan is excited about his trip to Perú to attend the Puno Carnival.
- Carolina Marín la leyenda del bádminton español
A brief introduction to Carolina Marín.
- Carrera de trineos
Jimena can't wait to participate in the Baqueira Beret dog sled race.
- Cazando huevos
Andrea cannot wait to enjoy Easter Sunday.
- Celebrando Acción de Gracias Free Bilingual reader
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Centro Canalejas
Raquel tells us about the luxury project "Centro Canalejas".
- Cerezos en Flor
Blanca tells us about the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Jerte Valley in Cáceres (Spain).
Germán is concerned he has turned himself into a prisoner because he does everything on the internet from home.
- Cocido madrileño
Emiliano describes the famous winter dish from Madrid, the "cocido madrileño".
- Combate medieval
Pedro is excited about the International Medieval Combat Championship that will be held in Belmonte castle.
- Concierto de Año Nuevo
Domingo tells us about the annual appointment he has with his grandfather every New Year's morning.
- Confundida Free Bilingual reader
What advice would you give Sonia if you were her best friend Lidia? This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto for events in the past with no mention of specific date and experiences in life.
- Cotilleando Free Bilingual reader
This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
- Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
- Cómo organizar tu taller de costura
Macarena gives advice about how to organise a sewing workshop.
- De crucero por España 3 Free Bilingual reader
Daniel meets someone and then something unexpected happens. Are they connected? This exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives and the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs. (Part 3 of 5)
- Don Juan Tenorio
Amaya explains why everyone in Spain goes to the theatre to watch "Don Juan Tenorio" on the first of November.
- Día Internacional de las Montañas Free Bilingual reader
Find out why mountains are so important with this reading and listening exercise that can help you practise El Presente, El Imperativo and the position of pronouns after gerunds.
- El Cid Free Bilingual reader
Learn about this famous Medieval warrior with this reading and listening exercise which can help you practise relative pronouns, past tenses and past participles as adjectives.
- El Día de Muertos Free Bilingual reader
The Mexican celebration of El Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead) actually lasts more than one day as it is celebrated on el Día de Todos los Santos (All Saints' Day) and el Día de los Fieles Difuntos (All Souls' Day), 1 and 2 November respectively.
- El Gordo de Navidad Free Bilingual reader
This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
- El Transcantábrico
Berta is excited about her upcoming romantic getaway on the Transcantábrico.
- El amor brujo
Tomorrow, Carlos's dance company will premiere "Love, the Magician".
- El clásico Free Bilingual reader
This discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
- El sonido de la lluvia
Alfredo finds the sound of rainfall very healing.
- Ensalada para todos
Pablo is writing a special blog post about salads.
- Espacios cotrabajo
Fermín can't wait to move his company to a co-working space to develop and improve his business.
- España, un país seguro
Azucena is surprised at how safe Spain is.
- Festival internacional de teatro clásico de Almagro
Sol works for the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival, and will be on a radio show tomorrow to promote it.
- Frida Kahlo y su mono
Carmen is taking Frida Kahlo art classes and she is fascinating by one of her paintings.
Santiago tells us about how the Galicians emigrated to Argentina.
- Glamping en Casa de Laila
Tomás is looking forward to glamping in the idyllic Casa de Laila in Andalusia.
- Granizado de sandía Free Bilingual reader
Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
- Hacer amigos en una ciudad nueva
Pepe is moving to Lima and he doesn't know anybody there, so he is thinking about ways to make friends.
- Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo Free Bilingual reader
Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
- Herramientas de teletrabajo
Pepe give us some tips about tools for working remotely.
- Hogar viene de hoguera
Olivia explains the link between the word for fireplace and home.
Carlos spent his summer holidays in a hotel in Cádiz which is a pioneer in disabled inclusion among its staff.
- Inditex Free
A look at the Spanish multinational clothing company whose HQ is in Galicia.
- Isabel de Farnesio
Alicia is giving a conference about Elisabeth Farnese.
- Isla del Burguillo
Marcos tells us about his plan for a fabulous weekend in a castle on an small island.
- La Casa de Bernarda Alba Free Bilingual reader
Federico García Lorca is probably Spain's most famous modern poet and playwright. La Casa de Bernarda Alba is one of his most well-known plays.
- La Feria de Abril Free Bilingual reader
This exercise is about the Spanish festival La Feria de Abril.
- La Llorona
Tomás tells us about one of the most popular folk tales in Latin America: "La Llorona".
- La Pedrera Free Bilingual reader
Join us on a very special trip to Barcelona to visit the incredible works of architect Antoní Gaudí. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple.
- La estrecha
Pedro tells us about the narrowest house in the world.
- La lotería
Practise El Concicional simple (conditional tense) with Almudena explaining what she would do if she won the lottery.
- La pradera de San Isidro Free Bilingual reader
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- La universidad de los mares
Mateo tells us about the international educational project that Cádiz University is coordinating.
- Las Cruces de Mayo
Antonio is excied about his trip to the Crosses of May Festival.
- Las Doce Uvas Free Bilingual reader
Are you familiar with the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight?
- Las Fallas de Valencia Free Bilingual reader
The Spanish festival Las Fallas de Valencia lasts for 5 days in March.
- Las Meninas
Dorotea is going to meet her friend Catalina at the Prado Museum tomorrow, to discover the secrets of the Velazquez painting "Las Meninas".
- Las Zambombas de Jerez
Ursula describes the hand drum celebration in Jerez.
- Las flores
Amalia spots her boyfriend at the florist and wonders if the flowers that he is buying are for her.
- Las hogueras de San Juan Free Bilingual reader
It's officially summertime! In Spain (and many other countries) because the solstice and the feast day of Saint John the Baptist are so close, the eve of Saint John's is celebrated as the start of summer.
- Las vidrieras de León
Almudena tells us about the wonderful stained glass in the cathedral of León.
- Leyendo el horóscopo
Juan tells us why he reads his horoscope.
- Los Novios 1: Susana y Alfredo Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive.
- Los beneficios del contacto con la naturaleza
Francisco talks to us about the benefits of having contact with nature.
- Los mayores tienen mucho que ofrecer
Jacobo encourages us to support intergenerational programs to improve society.
- Los novios... ¿Me caso con Alfredo o no? (Part 1 of 2) Free
Susana is under pressure to marry her boyfriend, Alfredo, but should she?
- Los novios... ¿Me caso con Alfredo o no? (Part 2 of 2)
Susana continues considering whether to marry Alfredo.
- Los pueblos más bonitos de España
Damián's village will be participating in the contest for most beautiful village in Spain.
Bruna explains what leaders in the 21st century should be like.
- Mascotas en el mundo
Isaac is surprised after reading a report about pets around the world.
- Medina Azahara
Nacho tells us about his next adventure filming a documentary about the life of Abderramán III in Medina Azahara.
- Mi handbike y yo
María tells us how "handcycling" has changed her life.
- Mi vida es un hashtag
Roberto explains why hashtags are so important in his life.
- Micoturismo en Soria
Rosario tells us about her plan to go to mushroom picking in Soria.
- Muebles de segunda mano
Maite wants to try something different in her home decoration by buying secondhand furniture.
- Málaga: boquerones y Picasso.
Tatiana is dreaming about going on holiday to Málaga.
- Mónica Moro
Silvia talks us about the one of the top professionals in the publicity field.
- Niños viajeros
Paco describes why travelling has many benefits for children.
- Noviembre sin ti Free Bilingual reader
Listen to this love song by Mexican band Reik taken from their eponymous 2015 album. This exercise can help you practise the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs and past participles as adjectives.
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 2 Free Bilingual reader
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3 Free Bilingual reader
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 4 Free Bilingual reader
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 5 Free Bilingual reader
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nómadas digitales
Celeste is changing her life to become a digital nomad.
- Otoño, octubre Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by Spanish singer-songwriter Manuel Carrasco.
Rodolfo is excited and a bit nervous because is going to interview the popular Spanish landscape designer about the Flynn vila.
- Pasaje del terror
Pepe tells us about his scary job.
- Películas clásicas de miedo para Halloween Free Bilingual reader
How about these scary movies to help you practise the subjunctive, the imperative, the position of pronouns and Halloween vocabulary?
Belén is lost on her way to the Prado Museum and so has to ask for directions!
- Petrona Viera
Carmen is enjoying the Petrona Viera paintings at the National Museum of Visual Arts of Uruguay.
- PhotoEspaña Free
Vicente explains what PhotoEspaña is.
Vicente is organising a baby shower for a client in a spa.
- Playa de los Muertos
Cesar goes Almería every summer.
Carolina finds a solution to the problems in her love life.
- Pongamos el belén
Elisa is in a rush to set up the nativity with her family and tells us how she would like the display to look.
- Premio Planeta Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is about the lucrative and well-respected book prize. It can help you practise El Futuro Simple, plus relative and subordinate clauses.
- Primavera Sound
Ismael is excited because he got tickets for the Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival.
- Psicología de los colores
Mar is excited about the marketing course that she will be starting next week.
- Queridos Reyes Magos Free Bilingual reader
This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
Oscar finds out who Quevedo was while travelling to dinner by metro.
- Rafting en el rio Miño
Andrea and her friends are going rafting in Galicia to celebrate Paula's hen (bachelorette) party.
- Ratoncito Pérez
Tamara's first tooth has fallen out and now she is waiting for El Ratoncito Pérez to come to collect her tooth in exchange for a wonderful surprise.
- Recibir el año nuevo
Juan wants to try different Latinamerican traditions to welcome the New Year.
- Rosas para mi abuela
Pedro explains all the wonderful things that his grandmother will do with the roses that he will offer her tomorrow.
- San Silvestre Vallecana
Sol and her family participate in a run every New Year's Eve called the San Silvestre Vallecana race.
- Saúl Craviotto
Nati is a fan of this Spanish olympic champion.
- Semana de la Moda Madrid Free Bilingual reader
The end of January sees the arrival of Madrid’s Fashion Week. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple.
- Sevillanas de Nochebuena Free Bilingual reader
Listen to this Sevillana-style song that incorporates the lyrics to a couple of more traditional Spanish Christmas carols.
- Sigue tus sueños
Alejandra advises her brother to follow his dreams in order to be happy in life.
- Song "La vida es un carnaval" by Lucrecia Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is based on the lyrics of the Spanish song La vida es un carnaval sung by Lucrecia.
Ricardo tells us about the strange reaction he had upon contemplanting the beauty of the Alhambra.
Ana plans to pampering herself at a thalassotherapy center.
- Tarjetas de crédito
Paco has too many credit cards, but his wife has a solution.
Tomorrow Gloria will be attending a special theatre course to improve both her professional skills and her self-awareness.
- Teatro Real de Madrid
Amancio is excited about spending a day at the opera.
Veronica tells us about her passion for "telenovelas".
- Tener un hijo, plantar un árbol y escribir un libro.
Eva wants to acheive these three things to have a full life: "have a baby, plant a tree and write a book". She will give birth in one week and plant a tree next month.
- Toro: Románico y vinos
Juanjo is looking forward to surprising his father with a trip around the Toro region to visit romanesque art and Ribera del Duero vineyards.
- Torrijas Free Bilingual reader
Make these traditional Easter treats and practise El Subjuntivo and El Imperativo.
- Trabajando en festivo
Juanjo describes how there are many professions who have to work on New Year's Eve.
Jaime describes the services offered by his relocation business.
- Trucos para ser positivo
Beatriz gives us some tips to stay positive.
- Un día en el zoológico
Palmira is excited about her upcoming visit to Cali zoo.
- Una postal cada día
Ester cannot wait to check her mailbox.
- Verano en Guatemala
Delia tells us how she will spend her summer vacation as a volunteer doctor in Guatemala.
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.
- Vivir en pocos metros
Carlos tells us about the advantages of living in a small apartment.
- Volvamos al campo
Santiago talks about the importantance of promoting country life and repopulating villages.
- Y tú, ¿por qué corres ?
Amelia is a professional runner. In an interview she is being asked: why do you run?
- Yalitza Aparicio
Victor tells us about one of the most influential Latin American women of 2019.
Sandra cannot wait to know who this week's ¡HOLA! exclusive is about.
- ¡Que calor!
Carmela is suffering because of the hot weather and is thinking of ways to beat the heat.
- ¿Cómo será mi compañero de piso nuevo?
Rocio is wondering what her new flatmate [US: roommate] will be like.
- ¿Harás caso a todo lo que se dice? Coca-Cola Light advert Free Bilingual reader
This advert for Coca-Cola Light can help you practise El Imperativo and El Futuro.
- ¿Hotel o Airbnb?
Marisa and her friends are thinking about going on a trip to Zaragoza and need to decide where to stay.
- ¿Playa o montaña?
Olivia has find the perfect summer destination that means not choosing between the beach and going to the mountains.
- ¿Por qué nos gusta disfrazarnos?
Héctor explains why people like to wear costumes.
- ¿Quién es tu héroe favorito?
Felipe talks about his favourite hero.
- ¿Quién inventó las fuentes?
Beltrán explains the history of fountains.
- ¿Qué harías en Bilbao? Free Bilingual reader
Learn about the delights of the Basque city of Bilbao while practising El Condicional.
- ¿Qué me pongo para ir al gimnasio?
Marilia encourages us to wear glamourous gym outfits when working out.
- ¿Sabes como será la ciudad del futuro?
There are some ideas about what the city of the future will be like.
- ¿Sabías cuál es el origen del turrón? Free Bilingual reader
Discover the traditional Spanish Christmas nougat called turrón.
B2: Upper Intermediate Spanish listening exercises
- La farándula
Leopoldo talks about the word for show business in Spanish.
- A la rica fruta
Caridad explains why it's good to eat fruit.
Esteban explains the origin and use of one of Spain's iconic craft objects: the fan.
Marta is very excited about her trip to Altamira where she plans to visit some very important prehistoric paintings.
- Alumbrado de Navidad
Remedios tells us about the Christmas lights in Málaga.
- Anuncios y recuerdos
Bernardo talks about the impact commercials had on his childhood.
- Aplausos a los sanitarios Free Bilingual reader
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Aprende a decorar mesas navideñas Free Bilingual reader
It’s time to add a seasonal touch to really get in the festive sprit! This exercise can help you practise subordinate clauses in the subjunctive and the indicative plus relative clauses with prepositions.
- Arabismos Free Bilingual reader
This B2 reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, and El Pretérito Indefinido.
- Bocas del Toro
Diego reminisces about his holidays in Boca de Toro.
- Canciones con buen rollito
Eduardo tells us about his good vibe playlist.
- Canción "Como yo" de Tonina Saputo Free Bilingual reader
Listen to this poetic and rather melancholy song to practise cuando followed by the subjunctive and como vs cómo (with and without written accent).
- Canción de primavera Free Bilingual reader
This B2 exercise about Spanish poet and singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina, can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón Free Bilingual reader
On Friday 19th June 2020, the Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón, best known for the novel La Sombra del Viento, passed away. We pay homage with this bilingual reader.
Zulema tells us about the profession of the future: cyber lawyer.
Estrella tells us about her favourite speaker at a conference she will attend given by the eight most influential women scientists in Spain.
- Colada y guaguas
Sergio describes the typical food prepared in Ecuador for All Saints Day.
- Confesiones de una enamorada Free Bilingual reader
Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
- Curiosidades del océano Atlántico
Alba has read an article about the Atlantic ocean and wants to shares the interesting facts she's discovered.
- De crucero por España 1 Free Bilingual reader
Meet Daniel, he's just found out that he's been hired as a lifeguard on a cruise ship! This exercise can help you practise El Futuro Perfecto and El Infinitivo Compuesto. (Part 1 of 5)
- De crucero por España 2 Free Bilingual reader
It's Daniel's first day at work on the cruise ship and he's a bit nervous. This exercise can help you practise the position of adjectives and El Presente de Subjuntivo. (Part 2 of 5)
- De crucero por España 4 Free Bilingual reader
The ship makes a stop in Valencia and the police call with some news! This exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs and El Futuro Simple. (Part 4 of 5)
- De crucero por España 5 Free Bilingual reader
Here's the final part of our summer series! Sofia is in police custody. How will this end? This xercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs and El Subjuntivo. (Part 5 of 5)
Monica explains how Spain is a world leader in water desalination technology.
- Desde mi balcón Free Bilingual reader
instead of being a physical event, 2020's PhotoEspaña will be an online event. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
- Despacito Free Bilingual reader
Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee was one of the hot hits of 2017 and the first Youtube video to get more than 4 billion views! Both artists are from Puerto Rico.
- Dia internacional del libro y la lengua española Free Bilingual reader
3 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
- Disfraz de Calavera Mexicana para Halloween Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise shows you how to recreate the make-up for the Mexican Day of the Dead skull, also known as Catrina. It can help you practise relative clauses with the Indicative and the Subjunctive.
- Día Internacional de la lengua materna Free Bilingual reader
Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
- El Peine del Viento Free Bilingual reader
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- El Peliqueiro
Maruxa explains who the "Peliqueiro" is.
- El botijo
Jacobo explains how an earthenware pitcher works.
- El cuento de mi abuelo para el día de Reyes Free Bilingual reader
This B1 online reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- El día de la escarapela argentina
Isabel tells us about the Argentinian escarapela.
- El milagro
Raquel's husband is worried. She's gone skiing and there has been an avalanche.
- El tapicero
Manel is planning on getting some new upholstery.
- El traje de astronauta
Mavy has discovered that the spacesuit was invented by a Spaniard.
- Elsa y Fred
Carmen is getting married again.
Roman tells us why he is emigrating and where to.
- En el probador
Regina tells us about her adventure at the fitting room.
Julián tells us about the amazing esparto grass festival that takes place in a small village in Navarra.
- Expatriados laborales: pros y contras
Federico explains the pros and cons of being an expat.
- Expresiones con colores
Laila explains some Spanish expressions that feature colours.
- Feliz Navidad
Memories of how we used to wish Christmas greetings came to Fran's mind.
Elsa talks about the role of philanthropy in society.
- Finca la Estacada
Agueda tells us about the wonderful wine experience that her friends organised for her at Finca la Estacada in Cuenca.
Almudena wants a date with indecisive Alberto, she thinks that making him jealous will make him ask her out.
- Haciendo equipo
Fidel can't wait to have a virtual coffeebreak with his workmates.
- Hamburguesas veganas de avena Free Bilingual reader
Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
- Jimena quiere ser actriz
Jimena tells her parents that she wants to be an actress.
- Kraus y Carreras
Gabriel tells us about two of the greatest Spanish opera singers.
- La Familia Addams Free Bilingual reader
There's a lot of spooky excitement in Madrid right now because of the new Addams Family musical! Practise your Spanish with this video filmed after the premiere.
- La adoración de los Reyes Magos
Mariela describes what happened when she the Adoration of the Magi by Velázquez first time with her father at the Prado Museum.
- La astrología me vuelve loca
Vanesa took an astrology course and now she is confused by the many horoscopos from diverse cultures that exist.
- La familia política
Ricardo is nervous about meeting his family-in-law for first time.
- La fiesta del chivo
Julio tells us his thoughts about the novel he has just finished reading.
- La herencia árabe en España Free Bilingual reader
This exercise is about the influence of Arabic culture on Spain and the Spanish language.
- La hipoteca
Marta is excited because her boyfriend wants to make a long-term commitment.
- La mejor terapia para ser feliz
Vanessa tells us what she considers the best therapy to be happy.
- La piedra y el perro
Luisa tells us a funny anecdote from her childhood.
- La regla de oro para ahorrar
Paco shows us a system to save money.
- La vuelta al cole Free Bilingual reader
This exercise can help you practise clauses using El inidicativo and El subjuntivo.
- Las señales de tráfico
Naiara is studying for her driving test and she has discovered some interesting facts about road signs.
While buying a book for his granddaughter, Adrián discovers a book on children's emotional education.
Sonsoles has thought of a wonderful name for her friend's baby.
- Los Novios 2: Alfredo desconfía Free Bilingual reader
More from the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. Let's just say things are getting complicated.
- Los Novios 3: malentendidos Free Bilingual reader
Part 3 of the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. There seems to have been some kind of terrible misunderstanding.
- Los caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda Free Bilingual reader
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Los superpoderes más raros del mundo
Susana is impressed because someone collated the weirdest superpowers from the world of comics.
- Los zapatos de lujo son españoles
Abelardo tells us about the wonderful shoes that are manufactured in Elda by amazing craftsman using high quality spanish leather for international luxury brands.
- Maradona - Song by Andrés Calamaro Free Bilingual reader
This tribute to Maradona can help you practise. using cualquier/cualquiera, el Presente de Subjuntivo and using the infinitive after prepositions.
- Maruja Mallo
Rosendo is researching the life and work of Maruja Mallo at the Museo Reina Sofía.
- Mediterráneo - Los Rebeldes Free Bilingual reader
This song, Mediterráneo, appeared on the best-selling album of Spanish rockabilly band Los Rebeldes and was the 1988 hit song of the summer.
- Mente sana, cuerpo sano
Yara describes how her life has changed thanks to meditation and a positive attitude.
- Mi rutina durante el Ramadán Free Bilingual reader
Have a look at what a typical day during Ramadan is like. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise using cualquier/a to express any, Para que followed by El Presente de Subjuntivo and the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs.
Rosaria tells us how she used crowdfunding to successfully launch her startup.
Quique discovers a scary secret from his childhood.
- Migraciones en España.
Lucia tells us about the phenomenon that is Spain's history of migration.
- Montserrat Caballé
Luisa tells us about her dream to become an opera singer like Montserrat Caballé.
- Monólogos de un doctor
Fabian tells us how he became a comedian thanks to his patients' anecdotes when he was working as a hospital doctor.
- Mujeres con estrella Free
A review of Spanish female chefs with Michelin stars.
- Mujeres y universidades
Octavio is surprised to learn when Spanish women were allowed to study at university.
- Mujeres y videojuegos
Carla tells us about women and videogames.
Ricardo is surprised by Malaga's contemporary culture.
- Método Montessori
Federico tells us about the Montessori Method.
- Música y velocidad
Victor explains the effect that music has on his training.
- Netflix Free
Arturo explains why he likes Netflix.
Alfonso talks about Neuromancer, the novel which introduced the concept of cyberspace.
- Nochebuena en La Paz
Juanjo tells us about his plans to celebrate Christmas Eve in La Paz, Bolivia.
- Otoño romántico Free Bilingual reader
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Pablo Casals
Paco is reading the memoirs of a famous cellist, composer and conductor.
- Panda Antivirus
Laila just discovered that Panda Antivirus is a Spanish brand.
- Para gustos los colores
Marilia tells us that there are many versions of beauty besides its classic interpretation.
- Pastores del siglo XXI
Rosa is changing her profession to became a shepherdess.
- Perros al colegio
Gonzalo recommend a school for dogs.
Elvira is impressed by the story of how the Pyrenees got their name
- Por mí
Julia asks a colleague to go to a meeting on her behalf.
Paloma is worried that her nightmare about her grandmother's death is a premonition.
- Preparándome para el otoño Free
Marta tells us about looking forward to autumn.
- Quesos españoles Free Bilingual reader
Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of cheese in Spain?
- Refranes de Octubre Free Bilingual reader
Discover a few Spanish proverbs and sayings about autumn in this bilingual reader.
- Refugio surfero
Antonio tells why he moved to Somo to run his own surfers refuge.
- Regalos invisibles Free Bilingual reader
What is the true spirit of Christmas? This exercise can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido and the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs.
- Resistiré Free Bilingual reader
During the 2020 pandemic lockdown people started playing this song by the Dúo Dinámico from their balconies so much that it has become an literal song of resistance
- Rosalía cantante revelación Free Bilingual reader
Learn about the young Spanish singer called Rosalía Vila Tobella whose modern take on flamenco music led her to fame.
Vicente is surpised by the history and effort behind a simple light switch.
- Selfi vs autorretrato
Marcos is trying to understand the difference between selfie and self portrait.
- Semana Santa Free Bilingual reader
Like many Catholic countries, Easter is a very special celebration in Spain; it's not just a holiday weekend, it's called Semana Santa - Holy Week. This reader has a particular focus on the use of the passive voice.
- Senderismo en Aragón
Arantxa talks about her wonderful summer adventure hiking in the Ordesa National Park.
- Sin rumbo
Antonio talks about his solitary road trips with no fixed destination through the mountains.
- Solar Decathlon Latinoamérica y Caribe
Francisco tells us about Solar Decathlon Latinoamérica y Caribe.
- Solicitando un trabajo Free Bilingual reader
Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email for a job application.
Flavia is shocked to learn that technology can impact mental health.
- Tertulias en el Café Gijón
Faustino tells us about the famous intellectual gatherings at the Café Gijón in Madrid.
- Trucos para escribir un libro
Marcelo gives us some tips to write a book.
- Un baby shower solidario
Dina wants to invest the budget for her baby shower in a fundraising event for the NGO Madrina Foundation.
- Un castillo templario
Juan tells us about the one of the most popular Templar Castles in Spain.
- Un crimen perfecto 1 Free Bilingual reader
Meet Ramón who thinks he's just going to have breakfast and ends up witnessing a horrible crime!
- Un crimen perfecto 2 Free Bilingual reader
The police investigate and think there's more to this than meets the eye.
- Un crimen perfecto 3 Free Bilingual reader
The police have new suspects!
- Un crimen perfecto 4 Free Bilingual reader
Get closer to finding out who the killer is while practising El Condicional Simple.
- Un crimen perfecto 5 Free Bilingual reader
Here's the final installment where we finally find out who really killed Pablo and why.
- Un hotel que sea céntrico Free Bilingual reader
Set in Salamanca, this exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
- Un hotel sorprendente
Patricia has discovered an amazing hotel for her honeymoon.
- Un sueño de Navidad Free Bilingual reader
Ever had a weird dream that you nevertheless wished was real? This exercise can help you practise relative clauses, and El Imperfecto de Subjuntivo
- Un vuelo divertidísimo
Irene tells us about her entertaining plane ride.
- Una sesión de belleza Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise how to say “to have something done” in a beauty and treatment context.
- Una sorpresa inesperada Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise false friends.
- Vicente Ferrer
Cesar tells us about his hero: Vicente Ferrer.
- Viviendas sociales de Sa Pobla
Rodrigo is a fan of a social housing project in Mallorca.
- Voy a pedírselo por San Valentín
Paco is excited about his romantic plan for Valentine's day.
- Wedding Planner
Mar tells her husband about the latest rather surprising wedding she organised for a client.
- ¡Qué sabia es mi abuela!
Oriol loves visiting his grandma because she teaches him so much about life.
- ¿Cuándo es el Día del Padre?
Nadia is confused about what day we celebrate Father's Day.
- ¿Es el coaching una moda?
Paula has researched the history of coaching.
- ¿Por qué todo es rojo en San Valentín?
Fernanda discovers why everything is red on Valentine's day.
- ¿Puedes aguantar 24 horas sin quejarte?
Pedro has challenged himself to go 24 hours without complaining. Will he achieve it?
- ¿Qué? ¿ruidosas nosotras? Free Bilingual reader
The landlady is not happy with her noisy tenants.
C1: Advanced Spanish listening exercises
- Alquilando un piso Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, verbal periphrasis and subordinate clauses.
Martín talks about his passion about Nativities.
- Cartagena Free Bilingual reader
Discover the beautiful city of Cartagena, in the province of Murcia, Spain. This reading and listening exercise can help you review relative pronouns.
- Comiendo pipas Free Bilingual reader
Read and listen to this C1-level story with an unexpected protagonist who learns to love pipas.
- Conciliación laboral y familiar
Paloma explains how she became an activist to fight for a work-life balance that is fair for women.
- Diseñador, sastre, modista y costurera
Magdalena explains the difference between the many professionals involved in making clothes.
- Día de Pachamama Free Bilingual reader
Discover the indiginous Latin American celebration of Pachamama and practise using El Futuro Simple when narrating past actions.
- El español en Filipinas Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive voice, El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo and using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas.
- El gigante europeo del disfraz
Celia is surprised to learn that the European giant of costumes is in Huesca.
- El veraneo Free Bilingual reader
Have you ever wondered how the concept of summer holidays came about? This exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
- Ensalada de verano Free Bilingual reader
Enjoy a refreshing and unusual salad while practising using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas and relative clauses.
- Estoy tiesa
Paloma is struggling to make ends meet.
- Felipe II Free Bilingual reader
Practise El Presente Historico.
- Flotadores muy originales Free Bilingual reader
Practise using El Pluscuamperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses, idioms with ser, and relatives.
Federico explains Gothic architecture.
Martina talks about her thoughts on equality.
- Janucá Free Bilingual reader
Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
- La Erizada Free Bilingual reader
Sea urchins are an important part of the carnival celebrations of Cádiz and they play the starring role in the gastronomic feast known as La Erizada.
- La Pepa Free Bilingual reader
On 6 December Spain celebrates El Día de la Constitución. This reading and listening exercise discusses the Spanish constitution and explains why it is fondly referred to as La Pepa. You will also practise passive progressive tenses.
- La fregona
Juan talks to us about his work day.
- La movida madrileña
Jacinto tries to describe this underground cultural phenomenon.
- Las fuentes de La Granja de San Ildefonso
Victor is planning to see the San Ildefonso fountains being turned on.
- Las rebajas de enero Free Bilingual reader
The January sales have started! This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive voice in both simple and compound tenses.
- Los antiguos viajes a la playa - Eva Hache Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is suitable for level C1 Spanish students because of the pace of speech and the number of idiomatic expressions.
- Los luchadores
Joaquin is nervous thinking of a strategy to win the national wrestling championship.
- Los otros héroes Free Bilingual reader
A look at the ordinary people making sure that there is food on the shelves, cleaning the streets and collenting the trash during the pandemic lockdown.
- Los zumos - Eva Hache Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions with "ni" and "ya". It is suitable for level C1 Spanish students because of the pace of speech and the number of idiomatic expressions.
- Mujeres Free Bilingual reader
Every year on 8 March we celebrate International Women’s Day. This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise relative pronouns and idiomatic expressions.
Araceli is amazed to learn that you can do flamenco for fitness where you can burn up to 600 calories.
- Pase lo que pase, yo estoy a tu lado Free Bilingual reader
Sometimes when things go wrong pizza is the only answer! Practise using ir + y to introduce something unexpected and sudden, special uses of the conjunction "que" and El Presente to make requests.
- Reflexología podal
Serafín explains foot reflexology.
- Ropa de invierno Free Bilingual reader
C1 Spanish interactive listening article
- SEMINCI: Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid Free Bilingual reader
This week-long film festival held in Valladolid every year is considered by many as the most important festival for independent cinema.
- Trabajos de voluntariado Free Bilingual reader
Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.
- Un mal amigo Free Bilingual reader
What would you do if you discovered your best friend was deceiving you? This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with the word mano.
- Un viaje a la España despoblada Free Bilingual reader
This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise the repetition of words to give emphasis and difference between "por mí" and "para mí."
- Verano en la azotea
Elsa has transformed her rooftop into an oasis to enjoy summer in the city.
- ¡Esto está de lujo!
Begoña feels as if she were in paradise today.
- ¡Está como una cabra! Free Bilingual reader
This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with animals.
- ¡Somos la leche! Free Bilingual reader
What if your best friend was also your sibling? This C1 exercise can help you practise idioms related to food.
- ¿Qué tipo de viajero eres? Free Bilingual reader
This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, relative pronouns and the general use of idiomatic expressions.