Practice your Spanish listening skills with our vast selection of Spanish audio articles and listening (dictation) challenges organised by CEFR level. Test your listening and reading skills with Spanish exercises in our interactive Reader that includes translations and free grammar and vocabulary lessons related to the subject. Also in this set you will find dictation challenges to practice listening and writing skills at the same time.
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A1: Beginner Spanish listening exercises
- Agua de Valencia
Antonio is drinking a refreshing Valencian Water cocktail while enjoying the sunset on Malvarrosa beach.
Eva shows us the attributes of alpaca fabric
- 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 adjectives 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 tareas domésticas
Isabel's mother has a housework calendar to make sure everybody participates.
- Catador de helados
Violeta talks about her ice cream business.
- Cayo Coco
Hector describes Cayo Coco.
- Chema Madoz
Alma tells us about her favourite photographer.
Amador, owner of a chocolate shop in Quito, tells us that the best chocolate in the world is from Ecuador.
- Chocolate con churros
Araceli tells us about the hispanic tradition of chocolate con churros.
- Clases de sevillanas
Jacinta is learning how to dance sevillanas for when she attends the Feria de Málaga.
Guillermo describes one of the most popular and beautiful birds in Costa Rica.
- Cuida tu piel
Sabina shares some summer skincare tips.
- Deportes electrónicos
Gerardo explains what e-sports are.
- Desayuno andaluz
Clara is enjoying a delicious Andalusian breakfast with a view of the Giralda tower.
- 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.
- Edurne Pasaban
Andrea is passionate about mountaineering and tells us about her heroine Edurne Pasaban.
- El abrigo
Jacinta wants to buy a new coat for winter.
- El camionero
Ramón tells us about his life as a truck driver.
- El clima en España
Eva explains what the weather is like in Spain.
- 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.
- El encuentro
Azucena tells us about one the most important days in her life, the arrival of her adoptive son Miguel.
- El monstruo de los colores
Gabriela is reading a story to her son, to teach him emotions through colours.
- El Triángulo del Arte
Virgina talks about the most artistic area in Madrid.
- En abril aguas mil
Evaristo talks about a Spanish saying.
- En el aeropuerto
Pablo is at the airport ready to take his flight to Cuba.
- En el campo
Vera loves to go to the countryside with her friends.
- En el vacío
Luna describes her feelings as she jumps out a plane with a parachute for the first time.
Ainhoa is very superstitious and now there's a ladder blocking her way to work. What will she do?
Fernando explains that Colombia produces the most emeralds for the global market.
- España es lider mundial en transplante de órganos.
Ramón tells us about 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.
- 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
Inma gives us a 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 bandera de México
Guadalupe explains her country's flag.
- La búsqueda del tesoro
Alberto tells us about the corporate team-building event that his company is organising.
- La Feria de las flores de Medellín
Yaiza describes the wonderful Medellín Flower Festival.
- La ferretería
Marcos has a hardware store.
- La pollera
Luz will wear a pollera to attend her best friend's wedding.
- 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".
- Lago Titicaca
Flor María tells us about Lake Titicaca.
- Lara la ginecóloga
Lara explains what it means to be a gynecologist.
- 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 Goyescas
Amanda is excited about her next musical viewing the Goya rooms at the Prado Museum.
- Las latas de aluminio
Julia likes to recycle aluminium cans.
- Las persianas
Thais tells us why Spanish houses have shutters.
- Las posadas
Learn about the Christmas tradition of "Las posadas".
- Laura Raffo
Ricardo talks about an empowered Uruguayan woman.
Adriana practices aromatherapy with lavender.
- 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.
Carlos Manuel tells us about this delicious drink called Mamajuana.
- Mariela Coronel
Victor tells us about this female Argentinian footballer.
- 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 lista
Marcos is making a list of simple things that make him happy.
- Mi madre
Carmen describes her mother.
- Mi retrato
Helga is in front of the mirror because she needs to paint her portrait but she doesn't know how to convey her personality on canvas.
- Mi trending topic
Asier is learning how to create a trending topic.
- Mis abuelos
Martina spends a lot of time with her grandparents.
- Miss Caffeina
Rubén tells us about his favourite Spanish band.
Dory tells us about her fashion blog.
- Muñeco de nieve
Fátima loves to make snowmen in winter.
- Museo Munch
Gabriela describes the Oslo Museum building and its architect.
- Open House Madrid
Sofia explains why she loves Open House Madrid festival.
Cristina describes herself as an optimist.
- 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.
- Placeres cotidianos
Gonzalo tells us some of his everyday pleasures.
- 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.
- Propósitos de año nuevo
Leandro is writing down his New Year's resolutions.
- Publicidad digital
Alicia explains how digital platforms are the new channel for commercials and to target more customers.
- Puente General Rafael Urdaneta, Venezuela
Petra talks about an important bridge in Venezuela.
- 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 to the internationally-renowned Spanish architect Rafael Moneo.
- Rafael Nadal
A short introduction to the Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal.
- Rebeca Lane
Benito talks about his favourite singer.
- Rutina de ejercicios con una silla
Juanjo explain how to work out at home with just a chair.
- Salón internacional de la moda flamenca SIMOF
Encarna tells us about SIMOF, the flamenco fashion week which she will attend this year.
- Santo Entierro de Cristo, El Salvador
Nicolas is watching the procession of the Holy Burial in Sonsonate.
- Sofía de Grecia y Dinamarca
María tells us about the Spanish queen mother.
- Sopa de ajos castellana
Discover what the ingredients you need to cook a tasty Castillian garlic soup.
- South Summit
Blanca encourages Spanish and Latin American entrepreneurs to attend South Summit events.
- Soy frutero
Gustavo tells us about his business.
- Soy un diablo
Lucio got a devil costume for his school Halloween party.
Nacho is happy to start his summer job practising his favourite sport and introducing it to young children.
- Taza de agua y rosa
Fabilola is contemplating a stunning masterpiece by Zurbarán.
Linda describes the Bolivian game Thunka.
- Tic y Toc
Maite has pet ducks.
Ceferino explains how to cook torrijas.
- Trabajando en Honduras
Paul is moving from Boston to Honduras because of a job promotion.
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 torneo de pato
Leo describes this Argentinian sport.
- Un trabajo lujoso
Eliseo explains why his job is a luxury.
- 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.
- Viajar es fantástico
Francisco tell us why he loves travelling.
- Viejito Pascuero
Nico describes some typical Chilean Christmas traditions.
- Vitamina C
Claudia talks about the importance of taking vitamin C in winter.
- Yo me cuido
Flavia shares her wellness solutions.
Pepe's father talks about how his son is a millionaire Youtuber at just 8 years old.
- Calendario de adviento
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, the verb gustar plus the gender and number of nouns.
- Cines de verano al aire libre
Experience the magic of cinema outdoors! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
- Consultorio de libros
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.
- Destinos rurales con niños
Escape to the countryside with this exercise which can help you practise El Presente and modal verbs, the general use of prepositions and the gender/number of nouns.
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, plus and gender and number agreement.
- El Canal de Panamá
Join Cristina as she discovers the fascinating feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal. This A1 exercise can help you practise El Presente, adverbs in ending in -mente, El Futuro Próximo and the gender/number of nouns and adjectives.
- El Día de Muertos en casa de Guadalupe
Let's travel to Mexico to celebrate el Día de Muertos with Guadalupe and her family. This A1 exercise can help you practise forming regular masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives, the present progressive and the near future tense.
- Espíritu navideño
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.
Discover this beautiful coastal town in Asturias, Spain. This A1 exercise can help you practise conjugating ir + a + infinitive to express the near future, how to say "must / can / to want to" using deber, poder, querer + infinitive and using the preposition en to mean on / in / inside / at.
- Las casas colgadas de Cuenca
Take a trip to these surprising and beautiful houses in Cuenca. This exercise can help you practise subordinate clauses in El Presente and general prepositions.
- Las noches del hipódromo
A night at the races can be thrilling - especially the long summer evenings. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and agreement of regular nouns and adjectives.
- Mafalda y sus amigos
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.
- Murales Mayas
In San Bartolo, Guatemala, the remains of a Mayan pyramid have some incredible Mayan murals. This exercise can help you practise forming the masculine and feminine of regular singular adjectives, forming the masculine and feminine of regular nouns (singular and plural) and conjugating "ser" in the present tense.
- Presentaciones en español
Watch as María and Julio greet each other for the first time and then later, rather awkwardly, have to pretend to meet each other for the first time! This A1 exercise can help you practise greetings and introducing yourself in Spanish.
- Pura Vida
Travel through Costa Rica with Sara to discover this beautiful country. This A1 exercise can help you practise irregular verbs in El Presente, El Presente Progresivo, general use of the preposition sobre, using para (and not por) for purpose, gender and plural of nouns ending in -e and demonstrative adjectives.
- Rafa Nadal
Get to know Rafa Nadal, the world-famous Spanish professional tennis player. This exercise can help you practise El Presente and generally describing someone.
This reading and listening exercise about the beautiful city of Salamanca can help you practise El Presente, using prepositions, and gender and number agreement.
- Una vida nueva 1
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
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
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
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
Here's part 5 of our series about Ángela.
- Vida en los Andes
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and possessive adjectives.
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
- Amor en Instagram
Fernando tells us how a couple have become rich and popular by posting their love, life and travels on Instagram.
- Armando Barrios
Dario owns a masterpiece by Armando Barrios, the famous cubist Venezuelan artist.
- Aromas que traen recuerdos
Paco recounts how some scents evoke specific memories.
- Arquitectura que sana
Clara attended an architectural workshop to learn how to design hospitals that help in the healing process.
Loli talks about one of the most famous medieval hispano-arabic philosophers.
- Barrios coloridos
Rafael tells us about his cousin's a tour of colourful Spanish neighbourhoods.
- Beatriz Galindo
Brigido introduces the historical character of Beatriz Galindo.
- Belén Hostalet
Valeria introduces us an Spanish athleisure designer and influencer.
- Belén viviente de Elche
Tadeo plays Saint Joseph in Elche's living nativity.
- 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.
- Cabo Polonio
Federica recounts her trip to Polonio Cape last year.
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
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.
- Cocido madrileño
Aurora describes the typical Madrid dish to stay warm in winter.
- Cómo coser un botón
Mauro explains how to sew a button.
- Compra - venta de segunda mano
Secondhand buying and selling.
Moises describes his job.
- 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.
Jorge explains an ancient Chilean way of cooking.
- De casa en casa
Carolina and her family had a fun "staycation" last year.
- De ruta con las chicas
Araceli tells us about her wonderful all-girl road trip through the white villages of Andalusia.
- Día de la canción criolla
Eloisa explains how in Peru there is a celebration that's more important than Halloween on the 31st of October.
- 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.
- 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 amor no tiene etiquetas
Pedro reflects on love.
- El cajón
Marcelo explains what a cajón is.
- El cochinillo de Cándido
Joaquin tells us about his lunch at Cándido's Restaurant.
- El Colón
Carmen talks us about the Costa Rican currency.
- 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 hincha
Aitana explains the origin of the Spanish word "hincha".
- 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.
- EMOZ Zaragoza
Cesar talks about his wonderful visit to an origami museum.
- 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.
- Ensaimada de Mallorca
Tatiana is in Mallorca enjoying a delicious ensaimada.
- 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.
Milagros recounts her exciting visit to the Evita Museum in Buenos Aires.
- Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida
Beatriz tells us about the Classical Theatre Festival in Mérida (Spain).
- Fiesta del olivo
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.
- Gabriel García Márquez
Lucas tells us about this famous Colombian writer.
- Gemma Mengual
Lorenzo tells us about one of the most important Spanish synchronized swimmers.
- Gestionando mi casa en un clic
Enrique is amazed by an app that enables him to manage his smart home from his mobile.
- Gran Colombia
Alexandro has discovered some interesting historical facts about Panama.
- Hacer nada
Jorge is thinking about doing a little bit of nothing everyday to improve his mind and body.
Alicia recounts her wonderful trip to the Huacachina oasis.
- Huerto urbano
Pilar wants to create an urban garden in order to be self-sufficient.
- 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.
- Islas Galápagos
Jonás describes some curious facts about the Galapagos Islands.
Nestor talks about the arts and crafts made with the agave plant by the indigenous Xinka.
- Kathrine Switzer
Marta tell us about the first woman in history run in a marathon.
- 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 Dama de Elche
Claudia tells us about the masterpiece she discovered during her visit to the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid.
- La fiesta de la vendimia en Mendoza
Simón explains the origins of wine production and the grape harvest festivities in Mendoza.
- La granja escuela
Gloria tells us about her children's adventure at the farm school.
- 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 mezcalería
Benito, the owner of a mezcaleria in Guanajuato, tells us about his favourite cocktail.
- La música es mágica
Omar describes how music has the power to change your mood.
- La quema de El Viejo o La Vieja
Every New Year's Eve Elvira burns the effigies of an old man and an old woman.
- La ruta de las flores
Today, Angel starts a fantastic trip through the El Salvador mountains.
- 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.
Elvira recommends doing crazy things to bring more joy to our lives.
- Los beneficios del coaching
Darío shows us the benefits of coaching in daily life.
- Los Churriguera
Amanda describes the Churriguera family.
- Madre de día
Berta tells us about her profession.
- Marc Anthony
Daniel talks about a Puerto Rican super star.
Miguel talks about meditation as source of wellbeing.
- Mejillones al vapor
Estrella explains a quick and easy way to cook mussels.
- Mi experiencia frente a un cuadro de Sorolla
While escaping a rather dull event, Sergio discovered a wonderful painting by the artist Sorolla.
- Mi padre es un "millennial"
Andrés knows what millenials are like because his father is one.
- Mi vida lenta
Yolanda has adopted a new pace.
- Mi visita al dermatólogo
Sandra had to see the dermatologist because of a swollen eye and itchy face.
Felipe describes the "muñeira" dance.
- Museo Vasco del Ferrocarril
Héctor has taken his students to visit the Basque Railway Museum.
Alicia tells us about her special Christmas Eve.
- O Semáforo
Raquel tells us teh story behind the O Semáforo hotel.
- Origen del baby shower
Hernan explains the origin of the baby shower.
- Papá cuéntame un cuento
Lucía remembers her childhood when her father told her bedtime stories.
Guillermo is captivated by the fly-catcher in the cathedral of Burgos.
- Parkour en Madrid
Zacarías explains the origins of parkour.
- Pasión por la carne
Yvete describes her traditional Sunday family barbecues.
- 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.
- Prudencia Ayala
Gonzalo presents a brief bio about the first Latin American woman to run for President.
- 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.
Miguel is a fan of Mexican folk music.
- Real Fábrica de Cristales y Vidrio
Ezequiel talks about his educational visit to the Royal Glass Factory in Segovia.
- Real Fábrica de Tapices
Genaro is amazed by his visit to the Royal Tapestry Factory.
- 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.
- Sabores nikkei
María tells us about her first experience in a nikkei restaurant.
Elisabeth is studying for her PhD in Salamanca.
- Se equivocó la paloma
Eva talks about a Rafael Alberti poem that her father used to read her when she was a child.
- Sé influencer
Inés owns an influencer agency. Discover how this work!
- Ser sencillo
Ernesto has decided changing his life will make him happier.
- Sevilla inspira
Macarena explains how her city, Seville, has been the inspiration for not only flamenco music but also really famous operas.
- Sol es nombre de chica
Antonio tell us about the girl's name Sol.
- 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.
- 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.
- Todo preparado
Telmo has everything ready for his first day of school tomorrow.
Felipe tells us about his visit to the city of three cultures.
- 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 deseo por cada uva
Elisa is making a list of 12 wishes
- Un papá en prácticas
Ramón talks about his parenthood blog.
- Una casita en Panamá
Laila has an American cousin who wants to retire in Panama.
- 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
Adela tells us about all the fun things she did with her best friend this week.
- Una sorpresa mañanera
Bruno gave his boyfriend a morning surprise yesterday.
- Vamos a adoptar un padre
Estíbaliz and her brother have found a website to adopt a dad.
- Voy a la mercería
Alicia has to buy some sewing supplies to mend some of her clothes.
- Xavier Abril
Rosa tells us about one of the most relevant Latin American poets of the 20th Century.
- Zaha Hadid
Did you know that there is a Zaha Hadid-designed bridge in Zaragoza?
- ¿A qué jugabas de pequeño?
Gorka tells us about his favourite childhood game.
- ¿Por qué quieres ir a Marte?
Francisco tells us why he wants to go to Mars.
- ¿Quién vendrá al evento?
Mercedes works for a charity that is organising a special event next spring.
- ¿Tienes inteligencia emocional?
Agustín discovers emotional intelligence.
- ¿Y tú por qué escribes?
Antonio is trying to find out why he wants to do writing therapy.
- Aguas de marzo
Listen to the Spanish-language version of a song originally written by the Brazilian Tom Jobim.
- Ciudadanía española: la experiencia de María Virginia
Listen to María Virginia's experience of applying for Spanish nationality and, in particular, the types of questions that came up in the General Culture exam. This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido, El Imperfecto, and the use and position of the preposition de for descriptions.
- Cómo escribir un correo electrónico formal
Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email.
- El concierto de Aranjuez
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 día de engañar en Menorca
Did you know that the Spanish-speaking world doesn’t celebrate April Fool’s Day? For Spain and Latin America "prank day" is on 28 December: El día de los inocentes. But, there is ONE place that DOES celebrate April Fool’s Day, and that’s Menorca. Find out why!
- En un festival de música
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Estamos hechas la una para la otra
Some friendships were just meant to be! This A2 exercise can help you practise using yo también and yo tampoco.
- Francisco Salzillo
Francisco Salzillo was a celebrated Spanish Baroque sculptor who lived and worked in the 18th century. This A2 exercise can help you regular and irregular verbs in the Spanish preterite, the position of direct object pronouns and feminine nouns.
- Haciendo la compra a mis mayores
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto.
- Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodóvar
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.
- La Carrera de Reyes en San Pablo
Discover this fascinating Epiphany tradition that takes place in the Peruvian town of San Pablo. This A2 exercise can help you practise the gender of nouns and adjectives that don't end in -a or -o, possessive adjectives and the near future
- La cuesta de enero
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 historia del ceviche
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- La noche de las velas de Pedraza
Visit this picturesque Segovian village by candlelight and practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- La Roja baila
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
- La vendimia
Listen to this story about how one group of friends spent their time in the town of Jeréz de la Frontera during the annual grape harvest. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- Las tunas en el día de la Inmaculada
This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
- Los novios 5: final feliz
After all they've been through, find out how it all turns our for Susana and Alfredo while you practise past tenses.
- Martes y Trece - supersticiones
This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
- Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq
This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and indefinite pronouns.
- Mi día en Ecuador
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 hermana
Practise muy vs mucho, plus using tener and ser to describe people.
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
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
It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 1
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
Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
- Santiago Calatrava
Discover the life and some of the most iconic works of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido and forming ordinal numbers in Spanish.
- Ser perro durante la pandemia
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Song "Mediterráneo" by Ana Belén and Joan Manuel Serrat
This reading and listening exercise is based on the lyrics of the Spanish song Mediterráneo written by singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat.
- Súbeme la radio - Enrique Iglesias
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.
- Swimmy, el AirBnb de las piscinas
Did you know that you can rent out your swimming pool the same way you can rent out a room or your home? This exercise can help you practise using the near future and the general use of the preposition en.
- Un Halloween diferente
This Halloween-themed reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, El Futuro Próximo and Halloween vocabulary.
- Un sábado con Edu
It's Saturday and hopefully Celeste's day is going to work out exactly as she has planned! This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido with completed actions, El Futuro Próximo, and the use and position of direct object pronouns.
- Una cita a ciegas
Have you ever been on a disastrous blind date? This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido.
- V Centenario de la primera vuelta al mundo
Discover what happened 500 years ago when the first circumnavigation of the world took place. This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido, El Pretérito Imperfecto, direct object pronouns and indefinite adjectives.
- ¡A comer!
Learn how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata.
- ¿Te gusta la televisión?
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- ¿Y a ti qué te ha dejado Santa?
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
- 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.
- Amo la velocidad
Lola explains why she loves to drive fast.
- Amor en urgencias
Alba tells us about her hospital love story.
- Ángeles somos
Rita explains how Colombian children from Cartagena celebrate the 1st of November.
- Aromas de verano
For Alfonso summer is all about fragrances.
Fernando explains the athflow concept.
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.
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.
Sofia describes Costa Rica's most typical dish.
- Cazando huevos
Andrea cannot wait to enjoy Easter Sunday.
- 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".
- Coctelería y mixología
Perla is announcing the enrolment day for the Coctelería y Mixología course at Madrid Cocktail School.
- Combate medieval
Pedro is excited about the International Medieval Combat Championship that will be held in Belmonte castle.
- Cómo organizar tu taller de costura
Macarena gives advice about how to organise a sewing workshop.
- Concierto de Año Nuevo
Domingo tells us about the annual appointment he has with his grandfather every New Year's morning.
- Consejos para profesores
Marisa has some teachers tips for a succesful year.
Carla is surrounded by retired foreigners each time that she spends the summer holidays with her family in Denia.
- Descubriendo mi pasado
After discovering that he was adopted and his biological parents live in Colombia, Sebastián travelled there to meet them.
Nerea explains the birth stone for people born in April.
- Días de lluvia
Lucia and her family sing and dance at home on rainy days.
- Don Juan Tenorio
Amaya explains why everyone in Spain goes to the theatre to watch "Don Juan Tenorio" on the first of November.
- Dos besos
Paco explains the traditional Spanish greeting of giving two kisses.
- El amor brujo
Tomorrow, Carlos's dance company will premiere "Love, the Magician".
- El Puente de la Mujer
Juan Carlos suggests we visit an iconic bridge in Buenos Aires designed by Santiago Calatrava.
- El río de los cinco colores
Rosario in amazed by a river in Colombia that has five colours.
- El sonido de la lluvia
Alfredo finds the sound of rainfall very healing.
- El Transcantábrico
Berta is excited about her upcoming romantic getaway on the Transcantábrico.
- Emociones positivas
Iván tells us about his positive emotions.
- Energía todo el día
Celia gives us some tips to prepare a healthy breakfast to recharge our batteries for the whole day.
- 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.
- Florencio Sanchidrián
Elsa is taking a masterclass from the best jamón cutter in the world.
- 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.
Alma discovers a new concept that combines three pleasures in one.
- Glamping en Casa de Laila
Tomás is looking forward to glamping in the idyllic Casa de Laila in Andalusia.
- 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.
- 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.
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 arpista
Dalia can't wait to attend a Latin American harp music concert in her city next Saturday.
- La baraja española
Paola loves to play cards.
- La Casa del Jade
Nuria is fascinated by the importance of jade for the Mayas.
- La casita cubana
Liliana recounts her experience staying at Cuban houses to travel around the island.
- La estrecha
Pedro tells us about the narrowest house in the world.
- La Joya de Cerén
Luisa is planning to visit a stunning archaeological location in El Salvador.
- La Llorona
Tomás tells us about one of the most popular folk tales in Latin America: "La Llorona".
- La lotería
Practise El Concicional simple (conditional tense) with Almudena explaining what she would do if she won the lottery.
- La nostalgia es buena para la salud
Ambrosio gives us a positive feedback about nostalgia.
- La panadería del barrio
Luisa loves to go to her neighborhood bakery to buy bread and delicious pastries.
- La universidad de los mares
Mateo tells us about the international educational project that Cádiz University is coordinating.
- Las ballenas de Samaná
Paloma describes the wonderful whale sanctuary in Samaná.
- Las Cruces de Mayo
Antonio is excied about his trip to the Crosses of May Festival.
- Las flores
Amalia spots her boyfriend at the florist and wonders if the flowers that he is buying are for her.
- 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 vidrieras de León
Almudena tells us about the wonderful stained glass in the cathedral of León.
- Las Zambombas de Jerez
Ursula describes the hand drum celebration in Jerez.
- Leyendo el horóscopo
Juan tells us why he reads his horoscope.
Bruna explains what leaders in the 21st century should be like.
- 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)
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 problemas de la generación alfa
Inés is worried about the challenges her daughter's generation will face.
- Los pueblos más bonitos de España
Damián's village will be participating in the contest for most beautiful village in Spain.
- Luis Barragán
Aurora visits the Barragán house - workshop.
- Málaga: boquerones y Picasso.
Tatiana is dreaming about going on holiday to Málaga.
- Mami dame un abrazo
The simple act of giving a hug and kiss to her daughter makes Amalia happy.
- María Pita
Raúl recounts the legend of Maria Pita.
- María Teresa Antoja
Eva talks about an amazing woman scientist.
- María Zambrano
Eliseo talks about one of the most important female philosophers in Spain.
- Masaje de cítricos
Agustin explains how aromatherapy massage can bring cheer.
- 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 chaqueta de esquiar
Nacho explains the amazing things that can be made with recycled plastic.
- 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.
- Mis queridas mascotas
María is looking forward to starting her summer job as a pet sitter.
- Mónica Moro
Silvia talks us about the one of the top professionals in the publicity field.
- Muebles de segunda mano
Maite wants to try something different in her home decoration by buying secondhand furniture.
- Niños viajeros
Paco describes why travelling has many benefits for children.
- No tires la sal
Mariela is horrified because it's bad luck to spill salt.
- Nómadas digitales
Celeste is changing her life to become a digital nomad.
Valeria describes some interesting facts about orchids.
Rodolfo is excited and a bit nervous because is going to interview the popular Spanish landscape designer about the Flynn vila.
Mario tells us about the origin of the name Panama.
- Pasaje del terror
Pepe tells us about his scary job.
Carmen tells us about one of the most popular dances in Spain.
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.
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.
- Playas bioluminiscentes
Victor talks about these awesome beaches.
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.
Nayeli tells us what are her favourite things about New Year's Eve.
- Primavera Sound
Ismael is excited because he got tickets for the Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival.
- Procesiones chiquitas, Colombia
Alfredo describes a cute Colombian Easter tradition for children.
- Psicología de los colores
Mar is excited about the marketing course that she will be starting next week.
- Quema calorías limpiando
Oscar is a personal trainer who explains how doing housework can be a great fitness routine.
Oscar finds out who Quevedo was while travelling to dinner by metro.
- Quiéreme entera
Alma recites a poem written by the Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz.
- 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.
- Razones para tener un hogar inteligente
Pablo explains why it's good to have a smart home.
- 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.
- San Solterín
Jacinto is looking forward to celebrating "San Solterín".
- Saúl Craviotto
Nati is a fan of this Spanish olympic champion.
- Sigue tus sueños
Alejandra advises her brother to follow his dreams in order to be happy in life.
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.
- Terremotos y volcanes
Aurora has discovered the high probability of volcanic and seismic activity in Chile.
Maria Virginia describes how to make this popular venezuelan drink.
- 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.
- 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.
Tomorrow Pedro is performing an important operation.
- Tren Al Andalus
Ada is excited to board the luxury Al Andalus train with her girlfriend.
- 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.
- Un jardín topiario
Dani is looking forward to visiting the Tulcán cementery topiary gardens.
- Un restaurante inclusivo
Berto describes Latin America's most inclusive restaurant.
- Un verano détox
Vicente has planned a summer retreat at home to boots his energy levels.
- Una postal cada día
Ester cannot wait to check her mailbox.
- Vendimiadores por un fin de semana
Azucena and her family will become harvesters for a weekend.
- 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.
- Villa Verde, Chile
Bernardo has been asked to choose an iconic building by Alejandro Aravena, which one will he select?
- 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.
Psychologists recommend housework to get rid of stress.
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.
- ¿Hotel o Airbnb?
Marisa and her friends are thinking about going on a trip to Zaragoza and need to decide where to stay.
- ¿Pasión o negocio?
Beatriz tells us about modern-day football.
- ¿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.
- ¿Qué me pongo para ir al gimnasio?
Marilia encourages us to wear glamourous gym outfits when working out.
- ¿Quién es tu héroe favorito?
Felipe talks about his favourite hero.
- ¿Quién inventó las fuentes?
Beltrán explains the history of fountains.
- ¿Sabes como será la ciudad del futuro?
There are some ideas about what the city of the future will be like.
- 23-F: Coup d'Etat in Spain
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.
- Algo inesperado
Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
- Almudena Grandes
Find out more about her life and work of author Almudena Grandes with this B1 reading and listening exercise that can help you practise the pasiva refleja, El Pretérito indefinido and El Pretérito imperfecto.
How sporty are you? This reading and listening exercise about athletics can help you practise verbal periphrasis
- Aulas virtuales
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple, El Condicional Simple and some expressions followed by El Subjuntivo.
- Campana sobre campana
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.
- Canción bonita
Listen to this duet by Ricky Martín and Carlos Vives which is a celebration of Puerto Rico. This B1 exercise can help you practise si followed by present indicative + main clause and position of Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns with infinitive/gerund and affirmative commands.
- Celebrando Acción de Gracias
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
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.
This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
- De crucero por España 3
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)
- Día Internacional de las Montañas
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
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 clásico
This discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
- El Día de Muertos
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 frotar se va a acabar
An old school Spanish advert for washing powder full of great grammar.
- El Gordo de Navidad
This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
- Granizado de sandía
Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
Guantanamera is probably the most famous Cuban song in the world. Its name means "woman from Guantánamo". The version in this video was recorded by Playing for Change, an organisation created to inspire and connect the world through music.
- Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo
Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
- La Casa de Bernarda Alba
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
This exercise is about the Spanish festival La Feria de Abril.
- La Pedrera
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 pradera de San Isidro
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Las Doce Uvas
Are you familiar with the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight?
- Las Fallas de Valencia
The Spanish festival Las Fallas de Valencia lasts for 5 days in March.
- Las hogueras de San Juan
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.
- Los Novios 1: Susana y Alfredo
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive.
- Mario Testino
Learn about Mario Testino, the iconic and infamous Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. This B1 exercise can help you practise past tenses, la pasiva refleja and past participles as adjectives.
- Mi asistente
Here’s a teacher who’s a big fan of Kwiziq! This exercise can help you practise the importance of written accents in Spanish and relative pronouns.
- Mi gran noche
Listen to the song "Mi gran noche" made famous when it appeared in the 1968 film "Digan lo que digan" starring the Spanish singer and actor Raphael. This B1 exercise can help you practise "El Futuro Simple".
- Mis aventuras por España 1
Here's part one of a new summer series! Take off with Laura as she heads to summer camp in Spain. Will she have a great time like her parents say she will?
- Mis aventuras por España 2
Will Laura make new friends? What will happen between Laura and Juan? Find out what summer has in store for Laura in part two of her summer adventure!
- Noviembre sin ti
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
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 4
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 5
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Organización territorial de España
Learn some geographical statistics about Spain as well as how it is divided and organised administratively. This B2 exercise can help you practise past tenses generally, idiomatic expressions and gerunds.
- Otoño, octubre
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by Spanish singer-songwriter Manuel Carrasco.
- Paco de Lucía
Learn about Paco de Lucía, pioneering guitarist who founded the new fusion flamenco genre. This B1 exercise can help you practise gender of nouns ending in -ista, shorter forms of ordinal numbers and using demasiado, bastante, suficiente, poco, tanto and mucho to express quantity.
- Películas clásicas de miedo para Halloween
How about these scary movies to help you practise the subjunctive, the imperative, the position of pronouns and Halloween vocabulary?
- Premio Planeta
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.
- Queridos Reyes Magos
This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
- Semana de la Moda Madrid
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
Listen to this Sevillana-style song that incorporates the lyrics to a couple of more traditional Spanish Christmas carols.
- Song "La vida es un carnaval" by Lucrecia
This reading and listening exercise is based on the lyrics of the Spanish song La vida es un carnaval sung by Lucrecia.
- Sorolla el pintor de la luz y la costa valenciana
Joaquín Sorolla is a Spanish painter from Valencia. This exercise can help you practise using the relative pronouns and the pasiva refleja.
Make these traditional Easter treats and practise El Subjuntivo and El Imperativo.
- Una vida nueva 10
Roberto asked Ángela a life-changing question. Will she say yes or no?
- Una vida nueva 6
The last time we met Ángela and Roberto they were just getting together and it was 2019. Let's see what's happened to them since then! This B1 exercise can help you practise past tenses and El Futuro Simple.
- Una vida nueva 7
Part 7 of a series: Roberto is up to something, and now Ángela doesn't know if she can trust him anymore...
- Una vida nueva 8
Part 8 of a series. Roberto and Ángela decide to go skiing. It's very exciting as it's Ángela's first time! However, the excitement soon turns to something darker... This B1 exercise can help you practise the position of pronouns, El Futuro Simple and the difference between some accented/non-accented words.
- Una vida nueva 9
Last time we were with Roberto and Ángela there was an avalanche! Find out what happens next...
- ¿Harás caso a todo lo que se dice? Coca-Cola Light advert
This advert for Coca-Cola Light can help you practise El Imperativo and El Futuro.
- ¿Qué harías en Bilbao?
Learn about the delights of the Basque city of Bilbao while practising El Condicional.
- ¿Sabías cuál es el origen del turrón?
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.
- Barrio de Barrancos Lima
Luis Enrique is amazed by a tour through the Barrancos neighbourhood.
- Bocas del Toro
Diego reminisces about his holidays in Boca de Toro.
Alberto has a craving for cachapas.
- Canciones con buen rollito
Eduardo tells us about his good vibe playlist.
- Casa de la Música de Trinidad
Monica tells us about one of the most emblematic and cheerful places in Cuba.
- Che Guevara
Find out how Korda's photo of Che Guevara became an icon and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the most compelling images in history.
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.
- Cinco generaciones
Amalia discovered a photo featuring 5 generations of women on her mother's side of the family.
- Colada y guaguas
Sergio describes the typical food prepared in Ecuador for All Saints Day.
Clara can't wait to conteplate the twilight of the morning.
Paulo is having second thoughts about investing in cryptocurrency.
- Curiosidades del océano Atlántico
Alba has read an article about the Atlantic ocean and wants to shares the interesting facts she's discovered.
Monica explains how Spain is a world leader in water desalination technology.
- Día de las Velitas
Malena describes the celebration known as the Day of the Candles.
Serafín loves to play dominos.
- El botijo
Jacobo explains how an earthenware pitcher works.
- 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 Peliqueiro
Maruxa explains who the "Peliqueiro" is.
- El río más ancho del mundo
Marilia tells us about the widest river in the world.
- 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.
Abel tells us about Francoism.
- Haciendo equipo
Fidel can't wait to have a virtual coffeebreak with his workmates.
David is impressed by the guided tour at the Mexican National Herbarium.
- Jimena quiere ser actriz
Jimena tells her parents that she wants to be an actress.
- Juana de América
Eduardo recommends that his friend read Juana de America's poems.
- Kraus y Carreras
Gabriel tells us about two of the greatest Spanish opera singers.
- 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 espía española
Clara tells us about the role that this female Spanish spy played during the Second World War.
- 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 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 primera ecoescuela en Uruguay
Arturo talks about the first eco-school made using the "Earthship house technique" created by the American architect Michael Reynolds.
- La regla de oro para ahorrar
Paco shows us a system to save money.
- La señora de Marbella
Paco teaches Spanish to an eccentric English lady.
- Las momias de Chinchorro
Yaneli reflects on the oldest mummies in the world.
- 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 observatorios espaciales más importantes del mundo
Raquel is amazed by the fact that 7 of the most important
- Los superpoderes más raros del mundo
Susana is impressed because someone collated the weirdest superpowers from the world of comics.
- Los taínos y Colón
Eva is enjoying her experience at Conquista Park.
- 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.
Ricardo is surprised by Malaga's contemporary culture.
- Maruja Mallo
Rosendo is researching the life and work of Maruja Mallo at the Museo Reina Sofía.
- Mente sana, cuerpo sano
Yara describes how her life has changed thanks to meditation and a positive attitude.
- Método Montessori
Federico tells us about the Montessori Method.
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.
- Mis Domingos
Marcela loves Sundays because it's when she spends time looking after herself.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Música y velocidad
Victor explains the effect that music has on his training.
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.
- 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.
Horacio describes this exclusive Spanish Galician seafood.
Ambrosio tells us about an impressive restaurant in Puerto Rico.
- 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
Marta tells us about looking forward to autumn.
- Que viene el coco
Verónica tells us about a Hispanic folk creature called Coco.
- Razones para crear un blog
Antonio has some convincing reasons why we should write a blog.
- Reciclar, un juego de niños
Amanda invites us to reflect on the importance of educating children about recycling by taking action.
- Refugio surfero
Antonio tells why he moved to Somo to run his own surfers refuge.
Paulo describes what his grandma taught him about rosemary.
- Selfi vs autorretrato
Marcos is trying to understand the difference between selfie and self portrait.
- Senderismo en Aragón
Arantxa talks about her wonderful summer adventure hiking in the Ordesa National Park.
Vicente is surpised by the history and effort behind a simple light switch.
- Sin rumbo
Antonio talks about his solitary road trips with no fixed destination through the mountains.
- Sin salir de casa
Mencia is excited because her parents are going on holiday and will leave her at home alone during July.
- Solar Decathlon Latinoamérica y Caribe
Francisco tells us about Solar Decathlon Latinoamérica y Caribe.
- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Fausto discovers one of the greatest Mexican exponents of Golden Age Spanish literature through a Netflix series.
Flavia is shocked to learn that technology can impact mental health.
Nadia found the perfect atelier and fabrics to make her dress for the ball.
- Tertulias en el Café Gijón
Faustino tells us about the famous intellectual gatherings at the Café Gijón in Madrid.
- Tocar madera
Vanesa needs to touch something made of wood to bring him luck following her job interview.
- Torre Cube, México
Jaime tells us about an iconic building in Jalisco designed by a Spanish woman architect.
- Trucos para escribir un libro
Marcelo gives us some tips to write a book.
Magarita discovers the perfect tool for social media managers to get a brand trending.
- 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 hotel sorprendente
Patricia has discovered an amazing hotel for her honeymoon.
- Un lugar de acogida
Sergio believes that schools must become welcoming places of belonging and community.
- Un vuelo divertidísimo
Irene tells us about her entertaining plane ride.
- 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?
- ¿Quién inventó la piña colada?
Margarita explains the origin of the pina colada.
- Alaska y Dinarama - Mi novio es un zombi
The song "Mi novio es un zombi" was released in 1989 by new wave band Alaska y Dinarama. This B2 exercise can help you practise the Spanish Preterite, using hacer with the subjunctive/infinitive = to make [someone] do something and prepositions followed by infinitives.
- Andalucía turismo con Antonio Banderas
Here Antonio Banderas shares a story about an important message he received when he was in hospital following his 2017 heart attack. This exercise can help you practise the general use of El Pretérito Imperfecto versus El Pretérito Indefinido and the position of adjectives.
- Aplausos a los sanitarios
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Aprende a decorar mesas navideñas
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.
This B2 reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, and El Pretérito Indefinido.
- Canción "Como yo" de Tonina Saputo
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
This B2 exercise about Spanish poet and singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina, can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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.
- Carlos Vives - Cumbiana
Listen to this song by Carlos Vives where he celebrates the cumbia musical genre as well as promoting the biodiversity of the swamps and rivers of Colombia. This exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple, using ya, and the difference between decir and contar.
- Chefs Estrella Damm 2021
Watch this video where Spanish chefs have collaborated with a well-known Spanish brand of beer to boost their sector, hard-hit by the pandemic in 2021. This exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and different uses of the gerund.
- Confesiones de una enamorada
Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
- De crucero por España 1
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
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
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
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)
- Desde mi balcón
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 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.
- Día Internacional de la lengua materna
Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
- Dia internacional del libro y la lengua española
3 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
- Disfraz de Calavera Mexicana para Halloween
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.
- El cuento de mi abuelo para el día de Reyes
This B1 online reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- El Parchís
If you love traditional board games then you have probably played a version of known in the Spanish-speaking world as parchís. This B2 exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, relative clauses with the indicative and the subjunctive, using prepositions + relative pronouns, and cualquier(a).
- El Peine del Viento
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- El presidente Nayib Bukele le promete a El Salvador una Ciudad Bitcoin
Discover the ambitious plans Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s president, has for his country’s future. This B2 exercise can help you practise relative clauses with the subjunctive, the position of adjectives, and uses of the conditional.
- Feria de Cuenca, Ecuador
Read about the craft fairs that take place in Cuenca for its Independence Day celebrations, it's a city in Equador and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This B2 exercise can help you practise using the infinitive after prepositions and la pasiva refleja.
- Galicia, un paraíso en el noroeste
Discover Galicia with this exercise which can help you practise the pasiva refleja and also indicative and subjunctive clauses.
- Guillermo, el trapecista de circo
Enjoy a night out at the circus and meet Guillermo, a talented young trapeze artist! This B2 exercise can help you learn Spanish idiomatic expressions using the word boca, practise past tenses generally, pronominal verbs, and subordinate clauses with El Imperfecto de Subjuntivo.
- Hamburguesas veganas de avena
Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
- Inspiración otoñal
In the northern hemisphere the leaves are changing colour to accompany the changing season. This B2 exercise can help you practise El Futuro, El Condicional and El Subjuntivo.
- Jorge Drexler - Hermana duda
Meet Academy Award winner Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor. This B2 exercise can help you practise relative clauses using the infinitive and seguir + present participle.
- La Familia Addams
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 herencia árabe en España
This exercise is about the influence of Arabic culture on Spain and the Spanish language.
- La vuelta al cole
This exercise can help you practise clauses using El inidicativo and El subjuntivo.
- La vuelta al cole con Kwiziq
Let's catch up with Laura, the American studying to be a doctor whom we met for the first time in "Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq" (A2). This exercise can help you practise "cuando" with past tenses, "seguir/continuar" + gerund and pronominal verbs.
- Los caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Los Novios 2: Alfredo desconfía
More from the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. Let's just say things are getting complicated.
- Los Novios 3: malentendidos
Part 3 of the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. There seems to have been some kind of terrible misunderstanding.
- Maradona - Song by Andrés Calamaro
This tribute to Maradona can help you practise. using cualquier/cualquiera, el Presente de Subjuntivo and using the infinitive after prepositions.
- Mediterráneo - Los Rebeldes
This song, Mediterráneo, appeared on the best-selling album of Spanish rockabilly band Los Rebeldes and was the 1988 hit song of the summer.
- Mi príncipe azul
This B2 exercise can help you practise idioms related to colours and also has instances of the letter d being omitted in colloquial Spanish.
- Mi rutina durante el Ramadán
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.
- Miguel Delibes
As well as being a famous author, Miguel Delibes was a journalist and newspaper editor. Discover more about his life with this bilingual article. This B2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto
- Mis aventuras por España 3
Laura's time in Spain is coming to an end. Part 3 of a 3 part series. This B1 exercise can help you practise past tenses generally, Impersonal sentences using the "ellos" form, prepositions followed by infinitives and repetition of indirect objects.
- Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Otoño romántico
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Quesos españoles
Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of cheese in Spain?
- Refranes de Octubre
Discover a few Spanish proverbs and sayings about autumn in this bilingual reader.
- Regalos invisibles
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.
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
Learn about the young Spanish singer called Rosalía Vila Tobella whose modern take on flamenco music led her to fame.
- Semana Santa
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.
- Solicitando un trabajo
Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email for a job application.
- Un crimen perfecto 1
Meet Ramón who thinks he's just going to have breakfast and ends up witnessing a horrible crime!
- Un crimen perfecto 2
The police investigate and think there's more to this than meets the eye.
- Un crimen perfecto 3
The police have new suspects!
- Un crimen perfecto 4
Get closer to finding out who the killer is while practising El Condicional Simple.
- Un crimen perfecto 5
Here's the final installment where we finally find out who really killed Pablo and why.
- Un hotel que sea céntrico
Set in Salamanca, this exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
- Un sueño de Navidad
Ever had a weird dream that you nevertheless wished was real? This exercise can help you practise relative clauses, and El Imperfecto de Subjuntivo
- Una sesión de belleza
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
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise false friends.
- Videomatón de Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer, her best known novel is "La casa de los espíritus" (1982) which was turned into an English-language film in 1993 with a star-studded cast. This B2 exercise can help you practise different uses of se: pronominal verbs, dativo de interés, pronouns le / les become se when used with lo, la, los, las.
- ¿Qué? ¿ruidosas nosotras?
The landlady is not happy with her noisy tenants.
C1: Advanced Spanish listening exercises
Martín talks about his passion about Nativities.
- Conciliación laboral y familiar
Paloma explains how she became an activist to fight for a work-life balance that is fair for women.
- Cuerpo, mente y espíritu
Sebastián tells us how to find harmony and be happy and healthy.
- Diseñador, sastre, modista y costurera
Magdalena explains the difference between the many professionals involved in making clothes.
- El algoritmo del amor
Dafne doesn't believe that an algorithm can find your other half.
- El Defensor del Pueblo
Clara is studying for the Spanish Citizenship test.
- El gigante europeo del disfraz
Celia is surprised to learn that the European giant of costumes is in Huesca.
- El sistema solar
Javier describes the solar system.
Pepi is discovering Epicureanism.
- Estoy tiesa
Paloma is struggling to make ends meet.
- Extrañar y añorar
Montse wants to be happy in the present and not suffer from nostalgia.
Federico explains Gothic architecture.
Mercedes tells us the origin of the Hornazo and Lunes de Aguas tradition in Salamanca.
Martina talks about her thoughts on equality.
- La fregona
Juan talks to us about his work day.
- La guitarra
Find out why Cecilia will take a Spanish guitar with her to a desert island.
- La movida madrileña
Jacinto tries to describe this underground cultural phenomenon.
- La verbena
Dalia is looking forward to celebrating Saint Cajetan with her friends.
- Las fuentes de La Granja de San Ildefonso
Victor is planning to see the San Ildefonso fountains being turned on.
- Lola Flores
Paco tells us about a Spanish icon and flamenco artist whose legacy is alive and going viral on social media, although she left us 25 years ago her.
- Los luchadores
Joaquin is nervous thinking of a strategy to win the national wrestling championship.
- Me han jaqueado la casa
Belén is at home in her domotic house and now hackers are asking her for a ransom!
Araceli is amazed to learn that you can do flamenco for fitness where you can burn up to 600 calories.
- Peligro digital
Maribel is on the verge of bankruptcy because she keeps shopping and spending money on her phone.
- Reflexología podal
Serafín explains foot reflexology.
- Salir de farra
Alfredo explains why he likes partying.
- Toma lagarejo
Joaquín experiences the initiation for grape pickers in his family's vineyard.
- Un mercado en alza
Eduardo describes some interesting facts about the rise of the athleisure market.
- 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.
- Alquilando un piso
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, verbal periphrasis and subordinate clauses.
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
Read and listen to this C1-level story with an unexpected protagonist who learns to love pipas.
- Cómo distinguir acentos y expresiones de distintos países de Centroamérica
Could you identify which Central American country someone came from just from their accent? Watch this video to discover what the giveaway clues for each country are! This C1 exercise can help you practise Latin American colloquial expressions, pronominal verbs, relative pronouns, use of the dieresis in Spanish, omission of the letter d in colloquial spoken Spanish, Latin America Spanish generally.
- Día de Pachamama
Discover the indiginous Latin American celebration of Pachamama and practise using El Futuro Simple when narrating past actions.
- Diferentes formas de llamar a la comida
Discover just a few of the many foodstuffs that have different names depending on which country you are from! This B2 exercise can help you practise the differences in food vocabulary between different Spanish-speaking countries, the use of cualquier, the position of pronouns, impersonal sentences with se, the passive se and the use of the apóstrofo.
- El desorden que dejas
View the trailer of the Netflix series is El desorden que dejas, known in English as "The Mess You Leave Behind". This C1 exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
- El español en Filipinas
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive voice, El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo and using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas.
- El mensaje de Margarita Salas para las niñas que quieren ser científicas
Read and listen to this interview with Margarita Salas, a renowned Spanish scientist and advocate for women in science.
- El Valle del Jerte y la Picota: una cereza única
There is an area in Spain that grows a very special kind of cherry. This C1 exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, the position of adjectives, and verbal structures and relative pronouns using the subjunctive or the indicative.
- El veraneo
Have you ever wondered how the concept of summer holidays came about? This exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
- Ensalada de verano
Enjoy a refreshing and unusual salad while practising using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas and relative clauses.
- Felipe II
Practise El Presente Historico.
- Flotadores muy originales
Practise using El Pluscuamperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses, idioms with ser, and relatives.
Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
- La Constitución española de 1978
Learn about how the Spanish Constitution was established in 1978 following the transition to democracy after years of dictatorship. This C1 exercise can help you practise legal vocabulary, relative pronouns and passive forms.
- La Erizada
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 guía definitiva para salir de cañas por España
Ever been confused about how to order a beer in Spain? This exercise can help you practise using the "se aspectual" and "lo" + possessive pronouns.
- La Pepa
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 posadas
Learn about these traditional Christmas parties that are celebrated throughout Latin America from the 16th till the 24th of December. This C1 exercise can help you practise the pasiva refleja and El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
- Las rebajas de enero
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
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 otros héroes
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
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.
- Más vale sola que mal acompañada
When your love life is in tatters, who are you gonna call? Your best friend of course! This exercise can help you practise using "se aspectual", "if" clauses and adverbial clauses.
- México lindo y querido
Alejandro Fernández is a Mexican singer and a best-selling Latin music artist; study one of his songs and practise "que + El Presente de Subjuntivo" to express a wish/command.
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.
- Museo del Prado
El Museo Nacional del Prado, located in Madrid, is Spain's most important museum with a magnificent collection of European art. This C1 exercise can help you practise using El Presente to narrate past events, the passive voice and past tenses generally.
The traditional Venezuelan song "Pajarillo" is a "joropo", a typically Venezuelan style of music and dance. This exercise can help you practise particularly poetic uses of El Imperfecto Subjuntivo.
- Pase lo que pase, yo estoy a tu lado
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.
- Ropa de invierno
C1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Rosalía, song by Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra is a best-selling singer-songwriter from the Dominican Republic. This C1 exercise can help you practise using El Imperfecto vs El indefinido, subordinate clauses with para que, uses of mira/oye and the position of pronouns.
- SEMINCI: Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid
This week-long film festival held in Valladolid every year is considered by many as the most important festival for independent cinema.
- Tacones rojos - Sebastián Yatra
Sebastián Yatra is a Colombian singer-songwriter originally known for his ballads but with a breakout success in fusion reggaeton. This C1 exercise can help you practise relative pronouns, se aspectual, use of the apostrophe and omission of the final -s in plural words.
- Teotihuacán vive el equinoccio de primavera
Not far from Mexico City is the important Aztec site of Teotihuacán.
- Trabajos de voluntariado
Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.
- Un mal amigo
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
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."
- Una fiesta en Algemesí
Learn about the fabulous fiesta of La Mare de Déu de la Salut that takes place every year in Algemesí, in Valencia, Spain. This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, the passive voice and position of adjectives for emphasis.
Watch this video and read the transcript to understand more about the unique way Argentinos and Uruguayos pronounce the letters "y" and "ll".
- ¡Está como una cabra!
This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with animals.
- ¡Somos la leche!
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?
This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, relative pronouns and the general use of idiomatic expressions.