Las Doce Uvas

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level B1

This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight. It is suitable for level B1 Spanish students.


If you ever spend New Year's eve in Spain either at someone's home, in a bar or club, or in the streets, you will see this unique tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight. It can turn a bit crazy at times, there's nearly always someone who gets confused and finds they haven't got enough grapes left or are still left with one or two when it's over! There’s a video below so you can see what happens in a typical Spanish family home (but it’s not part of the exercise – it’s just for information).

Exercise: Las doce uvas

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