Practice your Spanish reading skills with our ever growing collection of interactive reading content grouped by CEFR level and accommpanied by detailed explanation and further resources. These articles are presented to you using our Bilingual Reader: while reading the text you can click any phrase to see the English translation and related Spanish grammar lessons, to further aid your reading practice most lessons can be bookmarked from the reader and save for practice later. Most of these features also include a video or audio file so that you can practice your listening comprension at the same time.
Reading practice exercises by level
A2: Lower Intermediate Spanish reading exercises
- Aguas de marzo
Listen to the Spanish-language version of a song originally written by the Brazilian Tom Jobim.
- El frotar se va a acabar
An old school Spanish advert for washing powder full of great grammar.
- Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodovar
Pedro Almodovar is Spain's most successful film director of international renown. His quirky screenplays focus on pop culture, desire, passion, and strong female characters.
- La Roja baila
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
- 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.
- Las tunas en el día de la Inmaculada
This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
- Martes y Trece - supersticiones
This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
- 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.
- No tengo miedo - Halloween song
It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
- Orgullosa de mis hijos
Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
- 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.
- Un crimen perfecto 3
The police have new suspects!
- ¡A comer!
Learn how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata.
- ¿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 reading exercises
- 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.
- 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.
This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
- 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 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 Gordo de Navidad
This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
- El clásico
Discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams. It can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
- 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.
- 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.
- Queridos Reyes Magos
This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
- 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.
- ¿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 reading exercises
- Buenas amigas
Two friends discuss what to do about the boyfriend of one of them. Or is it just one of them?
- Confesiones de una enamorada
Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee is one of the hot hits of 2017 and the first Youtube video to get more than 4 billion views! Both artists are from Puerto Rico.
- Dia internacional del libro y la lengua española
3 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
- Día Internacional de la lengua materna
Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Un crimen perfecto (part 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 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.
C1: Advanced Spanish reading exercises
Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
- 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 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 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.
- Trabajos de voluntariado
Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.