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 skills and Spanish reading skills at the same time.
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A1: Beginner Spanish listening exercises
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.
- Chocolate con churros
Araceli tells us about the hispanic tradition of chocolate con churros.
- Descenso del Sella
Alberto tells us about the great summer sport event "Descent of the Sella" in Asturias.
- El abrigo
Jacinta wants to buy a new coat for winter.
- El crucero
Antonio tells us about the cruise he is about to go on with his family.
- En el aeropuerto
Pablo is at the airport ready to take his flight to Cuba.
- España es lider mundial en transplante de órganos.
Ramón tells us about the Spain's success in organ donation and transplantation.
- 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.
- Inma y su familia Free
Inma gives us brief description of herself and her family.
Hector recounts some interesting facts about giraffes.
- 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 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 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.
- Me gusta ir al médico
Genaro explains why he likes going to the doctor.
- 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.
- Mi madre
Carmen describes her mother.
- Oscar Mariné
Anabel tells us about her favourite graphic designer.
- Profesión: médico
Jaime tells us about being a doctor.
- Quiero dar la vuelta al mundo en bicicleta
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.
- Salón internacional de la moda flamenca SIMOF
Encarna tells us about SIMOF, the flamenco fashion week which she will attend this year.
Ceferino explains how to cook torrijas.
Pepe's father talks about how his son is a millionaire youtuber at just 8 years old.
A2: Lower Intermediate Spanish listening exercises
- 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.
- Belle Époque
Catalina tells us about the film "Belle Époque" that her cousin recommended.
- Casa ordenada vida feliz
Consuelo tells us how hiring a professional home organizer has changed her life.
- Club de lectura
Miguel explains how belonging to a book club has lead him to love reading even more.
- Cristóbal Balenciaga
Last month Luis visited the exhibition of Cristobal Balenciaga, the famous Spanish fashion designer, at the V&A Museum in London.
- 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 cuarto al revés
Venancio tells us a funny anecdote.
- 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.
- 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
- Esperando el autobús
Violeta has missed the bus and is worried about running late while she waits for the next one.
- Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida
Beatriz tells us about the Classical Theatre Festival in Mérida (Spain).
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.
- Huesos dulces
Huesos de Santo are marzipan pastries traditionally eaten in Spain on All Saints' Day.
- Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodovar Free Bilingual reader
Pedro Almodovar is Spain's most successful film director of international renown. His quirky screenplays focus on pop culture, desire, passion, and strong female characters.
- La Roja baila Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
- La brújula
Aurelio tells us about the discovery of the compass.
- 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.
- Las tunas en el día de la Inmaculada Free Bilingual reader
This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
- Martes y Trece - supersticiones Free Bilingual reader
This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
- 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.
- No tengo miedo - Halloween song Free Bilingual reader
It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
- 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.
- Orgullosa de mis hijos Free Bilingual reader
Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
- Papá cuéntame un cuento
Lucía remembers her childhood when her father told her bedtime stories.
- 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 y Cajal
A short description of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the first Spanish Nobel prize for science winner.
- 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.
- 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.
- Un crimen perfecto 3 Free Bilingual reader
The police have new suspects!
- 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.
- ¿Quién vendrá al evento?
Mercedes works for a charity that is organising a special event next spring.
- ¿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.
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.
- Adivina a qué me dedico
Eliseo wants us to guess his profession.
- Algo inesperado Free Bilingual reader
Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
- 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.
- Carolina Marín la leyenda del bádminton español
A brief introduction to Carolina Marín.
- Cazando huevos
Andrea cannot wait to enjoy Easter Sunday.
- Cerezos en Flor
Blanca tells us about the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Jerte Valley in Cáceres (Spain).
- Cotilleando Free Bilingual reader
This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
- 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 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 clásico Free Bilingual reader
Discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams. It can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
- 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.
- Granizado de sandía Free Bilingual reader
Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
- Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo Free Bilingual reader
Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
A look at the Spanish multinational clothing company whose HQ is in Galicia.
- 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 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
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Málaga: boquerones y Picasso.
Tatiana is dreaming about going on holiday to Málaga.
Belén is lost on her way to the Prado Museum and so has to ask for directions!
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.
- Queridos Reyes Magos Free Bilingual reader
This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Un día en el zoológico
Palmira is excited about her upcoming visit to Cali zoo.
- Verano en Guatemala
Delia tells us how she will spend her summer vacation as a volunteer doctor in Guatemala.
- Vivir en pocos metros
Carlos tells us about the advantages of living in a small apartment.
- ¡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.
- ¿Qué harías en Bilbao? Free Bilingual reader
Learn about the delights of the Basque city of Bilbao while practising El Condicional.
- ¿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
- Buenas amigas Free Bilingual reader
Two friends discuss what to do about the boyfriend of one of them. Or is it just one of them?
Estrella tells us about her favourite speaker at a conference she will attend given by the eight most influential women scientists in Spain.
- Confesiones de una enamorada Free Bilingual reader
Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
Monica explains how Spain is a world leader in water desalination technology.
- 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
- Día Internacional de la lengua materna Free Bilingual reader
Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
- El botijo
Jacobo explains how an earthenware pitcher works.
- El milagro
Raquel's husband is worried. She's gone skiing and there has been an avalanche.
Roman tells us why he is emigrating and where to.
- En el probador
Regina tells us about her adventure at the fitting room.
Elsa talks about the role of philanthropy in society.
Almudena wants a date with indecisive Alberto, she thinks that making him jealous will make him ask her out.
- Jimena quiere ser actriz
Jimena tells her parents that she wants to be an actress.
- 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 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.
- Las señales de tráfico
Naiara is studying for her driving test and she has discovered some interesting facts about road signs.
- 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 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.
- Mente sana, cuerpo sano
Yara describes how her life has changed thanks to meditation and a positive attitude.
- Montserrat Caballé
Luisa tells us about her dream to become an opera singer like Montserrat Caballé.
- Mujeres con estrella
A review of Spanish female chefs with Michelin stars.
Arturo explains why he likes Netflix.
- Nochebuena en La Paz
Juanjo tells us about his plans to celebrate Christmas Eve in La Paz, Bolivia.
- Por mí
Julia asks a colleague to go to a meeting on her behalf.
- Preparándome para el otoño Free
Marta tells us about looking forward to autumn.
- 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.
- Solar Decathlon Latinoamérica y Caribe
Francisco tells us about Solar Decathlon Latinoamérica y Caribe.
Flavia is shocked to learn that technology can impact mental health.
- Un crimen perfecto (part 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 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 sorprendente
Patricia has discovered an amazing hotel for her honeymoon.
- Un vuelo divertidísimo
Irene tells us about her entertaining plane ride.
- Wedding Planner
Mar tells her husband about the latest rather surprising wedding she organised for a client.
C1: Advanced Spanish listening exercises
- Felipe II Free Bilingual reader
C1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Janucá Free Bilingual reader
Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Trabajos de voluntariado Free Bilingual reader
Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.