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Spanish Reading Practice

Bilingual reader articles

Practise 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. These features also include a video or audio file so that you can practise your listening comprension at the same time.

Reading practice exercises by level


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  • A1: Beginner Spanish reading exercises

  • Calendario de adviento
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoPluralNombre

    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
    El PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoPluralGénero femenino

    Experience the magic of cinema outdoors! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
  • Consultorio de libros
    PreposiciónAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoEl Presente

    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
    El PresentePreposiciónPluralGénero femeninoAdjetivo

    Escape to the countryside with this exercise which can help you practise the El Presente and modal verbs, the general use of prepositions and the gender/number of nouns.
  • E-learning
    AdjetivoPreposiciónGénero femeninoPluralGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, plus and gender and number agreement.
  • Espíritu navideño
    El PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoVerbo irregularGénero femenino

    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.
  • Las casas colgadas de Cuenca
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoPluralPreposición

    Take a trip to these surprising and beautiful houses in Cuenca. This exercise can help you practise subordinate clauses in the El Presente and prepositions generally
  • Las noches del hipódromo
    El PresenteAdjetivoPluralGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femenino

    A1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Mafalda y sus amigos
    El PresenteAdjetivoPreposiciónGénero femeninoPlural

    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.
  • Rafa Nadal
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralPreposiciónGénero femenino

    Get to know Rafa Nadal, the world-famous Spanish professional tennis player. This exercise can help you practise El Presente and generally describing someone.
  • Salamanca
    PreposiciónPluralAdjetivoGénero femeninoEl Presente

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoVerbo modal

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoAdverbioSingularPreposición

    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
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralGénero femeninoPreposición

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    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
    El PresenteGénero femeninoAdjetivoPreposiciónGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    Here's the last part of our 5-part series about Ángela.
  • Vida en los Andes
    El PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoVerbo irregularPlural

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and possessive adjectives.
  • A2: Lower Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • Aguas de marzo
    AdjetivoGénero femeninoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineArtículo definidoSingular

    Listen to the Spanish-language version of a song originally written by the Brazilian Tom Jobim.
  • Cómo escribir un correo electrónico formal
    Género femeninoPreposiciónGerundioAdverbioPor or Para?

    Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email.
  • El concierto de Aranjuez
    AdjetivoEl PresentePreposiciónRegularGénero femenino

    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.
  • En un festival de música
    El Pretérito IndefinidoRegularEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbos regulares -er (presente)Adjetivo

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Estamos hechas la una para la otra
    El PresentePreposiciónGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineAdjetivoExpressing desire (querer, gustar)

    Some friendships were just meant to be! This A2 exercise can help you practise using yo también and yo tampoco.
  • Haciendo la compra a mis mayores
    AdjetivoPreposiciónEl PresentePluralGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto.
  • Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodóvar
    Verbo irregularEl PresenteEl Pretérito IndefinidoPreposiciónAdjetivo

    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 Roja baila
    El PresentePreposiciónVerbo irregularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femenino

    This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
  • La cuesta de enero
    AdjetivoAdjetivo indefinidoParticipioComparativoVerbos con cambio ortográfico e > i (presente)

    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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbo irregularAdjetivoVerbos regulares -er (presente)

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • La noche de las velas de Pedraza
    RegularAdjetivoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPluralPreposición

    Visit this picturesque Segovian village by candlelight and practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
  • La vendimia
    El Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo irregularPreposiciónEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbos regulares -ar (presente)

    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
    AdjetivoEl PresenteGénero femeninoAdjetivo invariablePlural

    This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
  • Los novios 5: final feliz
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbo irregularRegularPronombre indefinido

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularPronombreEl Presente de Subjuntivo

    This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
  • Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq
    PreposiciónJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaParticipioAdjetivoAdjetivo indefinido

    This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and indefinite pronouns.
  • Mi día en Ecuador
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoPreposiciónVerbos con cambio ortográfico o > ue (presente)

    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
    AdjetivoPluralEl PresenteSingularRegular

    Practise muy vs mucho, plus using tener and ser to describe people.
  • Narcisos
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    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
    PreposiciónAdverbioJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivoInfinitivo

    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
    Gender of nouns in Spanish: masculineEl PresenteEl Pretérito ImperfectoGénero femeninoSingular

    It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 1
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralVerbo irregularEl Pretérito Perfecto

    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
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularEl Futuro SimplePronombre de complemento indirectoGénero femenino

    Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
  • Ser perro durante la pandemia
    El PresenteEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbo irregular

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Song "Mediterráneo" by Ana Belén and Joan Manuel Serrat
    El PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineRegularVerbos con cambio ortográfico e > ie (presente)

    This reading and listening exercise is based on the lyrics of the Spanish song Mediterráneo written by singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat.
  • Swimmy, el AirBnb de las piscinas
    PreposiciónEl PresenteAdjetivoPor or Para?Singular

    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.
  • Súbeme la radio - Enrique Iglesias
    El PresenteGerundioPronombreAdjetivoGénero femenino

    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 Halloween diferente
    AdjetivoPreposiciónVerbo irregularJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivo posesivo

    This Halloween-themed reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, El Futuro Próximo and Halloween vocabulary.
  • Una cita a ciegas
    El Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo irregularPreposiciónAdjetivoRegular

    Have you ever been on a disastrous blind date? This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido.
  • ¡A comer!
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularSingularPlural

    Learn how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata.
  • ¿Te gusta la televisión?
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl PresenteAdjetivoPreposiciónPronombre

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • ¿Y a ti qué te ha dejado Santa?
    Verbo irregularPreposiciónEl Pretérito PerfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaParticipio

    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
    AdjetivoEl PresenteVerbo irregularAdverbioGénero femenino

    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
    Verbo irregularAdjetivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoGénero femenino

    Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
  • Atletismo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalGerundioPronombre de complemento indirectoModo subjuntivo

    How sporty are you? This reading and listening exercise about athletics can help you practise verbal periphrasis
  • Aulas virtuales
    El Presente de SubjuntivoVerbo irregularParticipioPronombre de complemento indirectoModo subjuntivo

    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
    El PresenteAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishAdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirecto

    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.
  • Celebrando Acción de Gracias
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoPreposiciónExpresión idiomática con "estar"

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Confundida
    El Pretérito PerfectoParticipioVerbo irregularPronombre indefinidoPronombre de complemento directo

    What advice would you give Sonia if you were her best friend Lidia? This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto for events in the past with no mention of specific date and experiences in life.
  • Cotilleando
    El PresenteVerbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbos regulares -er (presente)Ser or Estar?

    This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
  • Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Presente de SubjuntivoNombreEl Futuro SimpleVerbo irregular

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
  • De crucero por España 3
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoFuturoEl Futuro SimpleVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Verbos regulares -er (presente)

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoPluralNombreSingular

    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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoVerbo irregularWritten accents in SpanishEl Pretérito Imperfecto

    Learn about this famous Medieval warrior with this reading and listening exercise which can help you practise relative pronouns, past tenses and past participles as adjectives.
  • El Día de Muertos
    El PresenteAdjetivoNombreGénero femeninoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    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
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralRegularGénero femenino

    This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
  • El clásico
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularNombrePlural

    This discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
  • El frotar se va a acabar
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoórdenes y peticionesEl ImperativoGénero femeninoGerundio

    An old school Spanish advert for washing powder full of great grammar.
  • Granizado de sandía
    Verbo irregularPronombre de complemento indirectoPreposiciónPronombreAdverbio interrogativo

    Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
  • Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo
    AdjetivoPreposiciónGénero femeninoPronombre impersonalPronombre de complemento directo

    Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
  • La Casa de Bernarda Alba
    Verbo irregularEl PresenteEl Presente de SubjuntivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbos regulares -er (presente)

    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
    PluralGénero femeninoVerbo irregularRegularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    This exercise is about the Spanish festival La Feria de Abril.
  • La Pedrera
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoPronombre relativo

    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
    AdjetivoPronombrePronombre relativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPreposición

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Las Doce Uvas
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularRegular

    Are you familiar with the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight?
  • Las Fallas de Valencia
    AdjetivoEl PresenteGénero femeninoAdjetivo invariableAdjetivo indefinido

    The Spanish festival Las Fallas de Valencia lasts for 5 days in March.
  • Las hogueras de San Juan
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralAdjetivo invariableGénero

    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
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoAdjetivoEl PresenteVerbo irregular

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive.
  • Mario Testino
    El Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito PerfectoPronombreWritten accents in Spanish

    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
    Written accents in SpanishParticipioAdjetivo indefinidoPronombre de complemento indirectoPronombre relativo

    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.
  • Noviembre sin ti
    AdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundioAdjetivo demostrativo

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoNombre

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3
    PreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreVerbo irregularInfinitivo

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 4
    El Pretérito ImperfectoRegularEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreAdjetivo

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 5
    AdjetivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito ImperfectoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Otoño, octubre
    GerundioVerbo irregularWritten accents in SpanishEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombre relativo

    This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by Spanish singer-songwriter Manuel Carrasco.
  • Paco de Lucía
    AdjetivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPreposiciónVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Verbo irregular

    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
    AdjetivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoGénero femeninoPronombre relativo

    How about these scary movies to help you practise the subjunctive, the imperative, the position of pronouns and Halloween vocabulary?
  • Premio Planeta
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoPronombre interrogativo y exclamativoWritten accents in Spanish

    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
    AdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularEl PresenteAdverbio

    This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
  • Semana de la Moda Madrid
    El Futuro SimpleVerbo irregularPronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoVerbos con cambio ortográfico e>ie (presente subjuntivo)

    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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoRegularParticipioEl Pretérito PerfectoExpresión idiomática con "estar"

    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
    AdjetivoPronombreEl PresenteRegularOración negativa

    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
    AdjetivoConjunción subordinanteConjunciónWritten accents in SpanishPronombre relativo

    Joaquín Sorolla is a Spanish painter from Valencia. This exercise can help you practise using the relative pronouns and the pasiva refleja.
  • Torrijas
    El Presente de SubjuntivoEl Imperativoórdenes y peticionesJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirecto

    Make these traditional Easter treats and practise El Subjuntivo and El Imperativo.
  • ¿Harás caso a todo lo que se dice? Coca-Cola Light advert
    El PresenteAdjetivoArtículo definidoPluralNombre

    This advert for Coca-Cola Light can help you practise El Imperativo and El Futuro.
  • ¿Qué harías en Bilbao?
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularPluralGénero femenino

    Learn about the delights of the Basque city of Bilbao while practising El Condicional.
  • ¿Sabías cuál es el origen del turrón?
    AdjetivoEl PresenteGénero femeninoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculinePreposición

    Discover the traditional Spanish Christmas nougat called turrón.
  • B2: Upper Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • Alaska y Dinarama - Mi novio es un zombi
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoPronombreAdverbioGerundioPronombre interrogativo y exclamativo

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishAdjetivoGerundio

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoVerbos pronominalesOración subordinada temporalEl PresenteAdjetivo

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Aprende a decorar mesas navideñas
    GerundioPronombre relativoModo subjuntivoPronombreEl Imperfecto Subjuntivo

    It’s time to add a seasonal touch to really get in the festive sprit! This exercise can help you practise subordinate clauses in the subjunctive and the indicative plus relative clauses with prepositions.
  • Arabismos
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoEl Imperativo

    This B2 reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, and El Pretérito Indefinido.
  • Canción "Como yo" de Tonina Saputo
    GerundioInfinitivoEl Imperativoórdenes y peticionesArtículo definido

    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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoGerundioJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivo posesivoVerbos pronominales

    This B2 exercise about Spanish poet and singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina, can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    AdjetivoPreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombrePronombre relativo

    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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishFuturo

    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
    GerundioJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbo irregularWritten accents in SpanishLa perífrasis verbal

    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
    Oración subordinada temporalModo subjuntivoModo indicativoPreposiciónLa oración subordinada condicional

    Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
  • De crucero por España 1
    Pronombre relativoFuturoVerbo irregularPreposiciónAdverbio interrogativo

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoGerundio

    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
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularEl Futuro SimpleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa oración impersonal

    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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoInfinitivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoGerundioModo subjuntivo

    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
    AdjetivoEl Futuro SimpleVerbo irregularParticipioWritten accents in Spanish

    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
    El PresenteVerbo irregularAdjetivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoVerbos con cambio ortográfico e > ie (presente)

    Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee was one of the hot hits of 2017 and the first Youtube video to get more than 4 billion views! Both artists are from Puerto Rico.
  • Dia internacional del libro y la lengua española
    AdjetivoGerundioVoz pasivaJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito Indefinido

    3 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
  • Disfraz de Calavera Mexicana para Halloween
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoGerundioPronombre de complemento indirectoAdverbio

    This reading and listening exercise shows you how to recreate the make-up for the Mexican Day of the Dead skull, also known as Catrina. It can help you practise relative clauses with the Indicative and the Subjunctive.
  • Día Internacional de la lengua materna
    Pronombre relativoPronombreJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaExpressing ability (poder, saber)Conjunción

    Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
  • El Peine del Viento
    Written accents in SpanishPronombre relativoAdjetivoParticipioEl Presente de Subjuntivo

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • El cuento de mi abuelo para el día de Reyes
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaWritten accents in SpanishConjunción subordinante

    This B1 online reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
  • Galicia, un paraíso en el noroeste
    Written accents in SpanishJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundioOración condicional con siPronombre de complemento indirecto

    Discover Galicia with this exercise which can help you practise the pasiva refleja and also indicative and subjunctive clauses.
  • Hamburguesas veganas de avena
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoOración negativaEl Imperativoórdenes y peticionesVerbos pronominales

    Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
  • Inspiración otoñal
    Verbo irregularEl Futuro SimpleModo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomática

    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.
  • La Familia Addams
    El PresenteVerbo irregularAdjetivoEl Pretérito PerfectoSer or Estar?

    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
    AdjetivoPluralSingularNombreVerbo irregular

    This exercise is about the influence of Arabic culture on Spain and the Spanish language.
  • La vuelta al cole
    Written accents in SpanishAdverbioModo subjuntivoEl Infinitivo CompuestoEl Presente de Subjuntivo

    This exercise can help you practise clauses using El inidicativo and El subjuntivo.
  • La vuelta al cole con Kwiziq
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoPronombre relativoEl Pretérito IndefinidoModo indicativo

    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 Novios 2: Alfredo desconfía
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreEl Imperfecto Subjuntivo

    More from the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. Let's just say things are getting complicated.
  • Los Novios 3: malentendidos
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoPronombrePreposiciónPronombre relativo

    Part 3 of the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. There seems to have been some kind of terrible misunderstanding.
  • Los caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirectoVoz pasiva

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Maradona - Song by Andrés Calamaro
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoGerundioAdjetivoApócopeModo imperativo

    This tribute to Maradona can help you practise. using cualquier/cualquiera, el Presente de Subjuntivo and using the infinitive after prepositions.
  • Mediterráneo - Los Rebeldes
    Written accents in SpanishPronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoFuturoPronombre relativo

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaModo subjuntivoPronombre de complemento indirectoGerundioOración subordinada temporal

    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
    AdjetivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoGerundioEl Presente de Subjuntivo

    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.
  • Otoño romántico
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre relativoPronombreWritten accents in SpanishAdjetivo

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Quesos españoles
    Verbo modalVoz pasivaPronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoParticipio

    Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of cheese in Spain?
  • Refranes de Octubre
    Written accents in SpanishJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbioConjunciónAdverbio interrogativo

    Discover a few Spanish proverbs and sayings about autumn in this bilingual reader.
  • Regalos invisibles
    AdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirectoEl Pretérito ImperfectoWritten accents in SpanishJerga/ Expresión idiomática

    What is the true spirit of Christmas? This exercise can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido and the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs.
  • Resistiré
    El Presente de SubjuntivoConjunciónGerundioPronombre de complemento indirectoOración negativa

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoGerundioInfinitivoPronombre relativo

    Learn about the young Spanish singer called Rosalía Vila Tobella whose modern take on flamenco music led her to fame.
  • Semana Santa
    AdjetivoEl PresenteModo subjuntivoAdjetivo invariablePlural

    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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoGerundioAdjetivoApócopeAdjetivo indefinido

    Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email for a job application.
  • Un crimen perfecto 1
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoInfinitivoPronombre de complemento indirectoVerbo modal

    Meet Ramón who thinks he's just going to have breakfast and ends up witnessing a horrible crime!
  • Un crimen perfecto 2
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPronombre indefinidoPronombre de complemento indirectoPronombre relativo

    The police investigate and think there's more to this than meets the eye.
  • Un crimen perfecto 3
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPronombrePronombre interrogativo y exclamativoWritten accents in Spanish

    The police have new suspects!
  • Un crimen perfecto 4
    PronombreJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Condicional SimplePronombre relativoPronombre indefinido

    Get closer to finding out who the killer is while practising El Condicional Simple.
  • Un crimen perfecto 5
    Verbo irregularParticipioEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito PerfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomática

    Here's the final installment where we finally find out who really killed Pablo and why.
  • Un hotel que sea céntrico
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoAdverbioPalabras agudasJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbos regulares -ar (presente)

    Set in Salamanca, this exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
  • Un sueño de Navidad
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombreAdjetivoModo subjuntivoWritten accents in Spanish

    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
    Verbo irregularEl Futuro SimpleEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivo

    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
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoGerundioOración subordinada temporalEl Pretérito Imperfecto

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise false friends.
  • Videomatón de Isabel Allende
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoReflexive verbsVerbos pronominalesPronombre relativo

    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?
    Significados de "que"ConjunciónPronombre interrogativo y exclamativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Presente de Subjuntivo

    The landlady is not happy with her noisy tenants.
  • C1: Advanced Spanish reading exercises

  • Alquilando un piso
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalVerbos pronominalesConjunción subordinanteLa oración subordinada modal

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, verbal periphrasis and subordinate clauses.
  • Cartagena
    PronombrePronombre relativoLa oración subordinada causalAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in Spanish

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa oración subordinada causalConjunciónLa perífrasis verbalPronombre

    Read and listen to this C1-level story with an unexpected protagonist who learns to love pipas.
  • Día de Pachamama
    PronombreModo subjuntivoEl Futuro PerfectoEl Condicional SimpleParticipio

    Discover the indiginous Latin American celebration of Pachamama and practise using El Futuro Simple when narrating past actions.
  • El desorden que dejas
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoPronombrePronombre relativoLa oración subordinada modal

    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
    ParticipioTiempo compuestoEl Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de SubjuntivoAdjetivoVerbos regulares -ir (presente)

    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
    Modo subjuntivoOración subordinada temporalGerundioAdjetivoJerga/ Expresión idiomática

    Read and listen to this interview with Margarita Salas, a renowned Spanish scientist and advocate for women in science.
  • El veraneo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalVerbos pronominalesArtículo neutroEl Imperfecto Subjuntivo

    Have you ever wondered how the concept of summer holidays came about? This exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
  • Ensalada de verano
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa oración subordinada causalWritten accents in SpanishVerbos pronominalesLa oración impersonal

    Enjoy a refreshing and unusual salad while practising using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas and relative clauses.
  • Felipe II
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo irregularAdjetivoParticipio

    Practise El Presente Historico.
  • Flotadores muy originales
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPor or Para?El Presente de SubjuntivoSignificados de "que"Conjunción

    Practise using El Pluscuamperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses, idioms with ser, and relatives.
  • Janucá
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo modalJerga/ Expresión idiomática

    Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
  • La Erizada
    Pronombre relativoConjunciónVerbos pronominalesFuturoEl Presente de Subjuntivo

    Sea urchins are an important part of the carnival celebrations of Cádiz and they play the starring role in the gastronomic feast known as La Erizada.
  • La Pepa
    AdjetivoNombrePluralVerbo irregularPronombre

    On 6 December Spain celebrates El Día de la Constitución. This reading and listening exercise discusses the Spanish constitution and explains why it is fondly referred to as La Pepa. You will also practise passive progressive tenses.
  • La guía definitiva para salir de cañas por España
    PronombrePronombre relativoInfinitivoModo subjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomática

    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.
  • Las rebajas de enero
    Voz pasivaParticipioTiempo compuestoVerbos regulares -ir (presente)Oración subordinada temporal

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaConjunciónVerbos pronominalesEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoModo indicativo

    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
    Verbos pronominalesInfinitivoConjunción subordinanteAdjetivoPronombre tónico

    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
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoParticipioGerundioOración negativa

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions with "ni" and "ya". It is suitable for level C1 Spanish students because of the pace of speech and the number of idiomatic expressions.
  • Mujeres
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalPor or Para?Expressing need and obligation (deber, tener que, haber que, necesitar [que])Pronombre de complemento directo

    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 Pretérito ImperfectoAdjetivoGerundioVoz pasivaParticipio

    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.
  • Más vale sola que mal acompañada
    Modo subjuntivoWritten accents in SpanishOración subordinada temporalJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPalabras agudas

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoConjunciónPronombre de complemento indirectoModo subjuntivoVerbos con cambio ortográfico e>ie (presente subjuntivo)

    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.
  • Pajarillo
    Written accents in SpanishAdverbio interrogativoModo subjuntivoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoPronombre tónico

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbos pronominalesModo subjuntivo

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaConjunción subordinanteParticipioConjunción coordinanteExpressing need and obligation (deber, tener que, haber que, necesitar [que])

    C1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • SEMINCI: Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid
    Modo subjuntivoVerbos pronominalesLa perífrasis verbalModo indicativoOración subordinada temporal

    This week-long film festival held in Valladolid every year is considered by many as the most important festival for independent cinema.
  • Trabajos de voluntariado
    PronombrePronombre relativoArtículo neutroPor or Para?

    Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.
  • Un mal amigo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Condicional PerfectoEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoModo subjuntivo

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombreLa perífrasis verbal

    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
    Verbos pronominalesAdjetivoGerundioJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbio

    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.
  • Yeísmo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundioInfinitivoAdjetivoLa perífrasis verbal

    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!
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoConjunciónOración negativaOración subordinada concesiva

    This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with animals.
  • ¡Somos la leche!
    El Imperfecto SubjuntivoWritten accents in SpanishAdverbioVerbos pronominalesPronombre

    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?
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalArtículo neutroVerbos pronominalesVoz pasiva

    This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, relative pronouns and the general use of idiomatic expressions.
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