Spanish Reading Practice

Reading exercises by level

Boost your Spanish comprehension with our collection of interactive reading exercises. You'll find content tailored to every level from beginner (A0) to advanced (C1).

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All of our texts are carefully crafted by native Spanish teachers, so you know you're practising real Spanish. Most come paired with audio, offering you a powerful blend of reading and listening practice.

Choose one of the texts from the list below. As you read, click on any tricky phrases to reveal their English translation and delve into insightful grammar lessons. You can save any lesson that captures your interest in your Notebook.

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A1: Beginner Spanish reading exercises

  • 12 cosas interesantes sobre Nicaragua
    Free
    Discover 12 interesting facts about Nicaragua! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise tener in the present tense, forming the plural of nouns ending in a consonant (except -z), forming regular masculine and feminine nouns and the preposition en.
  • Alquilando un coche en Málaga
    Free
    It's a good idea to rent a car if you want to visit the villages along the Costa del Sol! This exercise can help you practise Near Future, prepositions, forming regular masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives and "renting a car" vocabulary.
  • Benidorm
    Free
    Have you ever been to Benidorm? There's plenty to see and do! This exercise can help you practise El Presente, prepositions, forming regular nouns (singular and plural) and forming regular plural adjectives.
  • Calendario de adviento
    Free
    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
    Free
    Experience the magic of cinema outdoors! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
  • Consultorio de libros
    Free
    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.
  • Curiosidades de Paraguay
    Free
    Learn some interesting facts about the Paraguay! This A1 exercise can help you practise forming El Presente Progresivo with estar, forming the plural of adjectives ending in -e and -a, and regular and irregular verbs in El Presente including saber and decir.
  • De viaje por Cuba
    Free
    This exercise can help you practise forming regular adverbs ending in -mente, el Futuro Próximo and possessive adjectives: my, your, his, her, its, our and their (adjetivos posesivos).
  • Destinos rurales con niños
    Free
    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.
  • El Canal de Panamá
    Free
    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
    Free
    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.
  • El carnaval de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    Free
    Carnival in Las Palmas, the capital city of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, is one of the most extravagant and famous carnivals in all of Spain. This exercise can help you practise Al and Del, expressing dates, and regular -ar verbs in the present tense.
  • El mes de las madres
    Free
    Hispanic madres are truly celebrated during the month of May - discover all the different dates! This exercise can help you practise forming regular adverbs, months in Spanish, and the general use of the preposition "en".
  • Empiezo la universidad
    Free
    Join this student as she leaves home to study to be a vet. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the general use of the preposition en and the near future (El Futuro Próximo).
  • Espíritu navideño
    Free
    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.
  • Gijón
    Free
    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.
  • Granizado de sandía
    Free
    Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
  • La Constitución española
    Free
    Every 6th of December Spain celebrates El Día de la Constitución. This A1 exercise can help you practise prepositions and El Futuro Próximo.
  • La Semana Santa en Guatemala
    Free
    Discover how they celebrate the period around Easter in Guatemala. This exercise can help you practise the present tense, gender and number in Spanish.
  • La Vuelta de San Juan
    Free
    Join Laura for a ride like no other, where passion meets pedal power in the heart of South America! This exercise can help you practise El Presente, El Futuro Próximo and Preposición.
  • La pradera de San Isidro
    Free
    Learn about "La pradera de San Isidro", with context and examples
  • Las casas colgadas de Cuenca
    Free
    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
    Free
    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.
  • Las posadas de México
    Free
    "Las Posadas" are a lovely tradition in Mexico and other Latin American countries where people remember Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem.
  • Mafalda y sus amigos
    Free
    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.
  • Mi asignatura favorita: Geografía
    Free
    Learn about the rivers and mountains of Spain to prepare for a geography test. This exercise can help you practise modal verbs in the present, the difference between hay and está, and the near future.
  • Mi llama Llama
    Free
    Meet this Argentinian girl's adorable pet llama, whose name is Llama!! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise tener and ser in El Presente, possessive adjectives, yeísmo and yeísmo rehilado.
  • Murales Mayas
    Free
    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.
  • Penélope Cruz y el Día de la Mujer
    Free
    Discover why this student admires Spanish actress Penélope Cruz, who as well as being the winner of an Oscar, a British Academy Film Award and many Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations, is, above all, a strong independent woman! This exercise can help you practise Muy vs Mucho, using ser to express an essential characteristic, tener in the present tense, stem-changing -ar verbs (o > ue) in the present tense, and preferir in the present tense.
  • Presentaciones en español
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    Here's part 5 of our series about Ángela.
  • Vida en los Andes
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and possessive adjectives.
  • Visitando librerías especiales
    Free
    Patricia and Sergio have planned an interesting trip to visit some cool bookshops in different Spanish cities.This reading and listening exercise can help you practise prepositions, regular verbs in present tense, and El Futuro Próximo.
  • Viviendas y mascotas en España
    Free
    Find out what type of housing Spanish people live in and whether they have pets. This A1 exercise can help you practise hay vs. está, modal verbs, indefinite adjectives, and indefinite pronouns.

A2: Lower Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • Aguas de marzo
    Free
    Listen to the Spanish-language version of a song originally written by the Brazilian Tom Jobim.
  • Alexia Putellas: icono del fútbol español femenino
    Free
    Alexia Putellas is a Spanish football icon who continues to showcase her talent and leadership on the field.
  • Arquitectura y pintura en España
    Free
    Join this art student as they survey the many notable works of art and architectural marvels of Spain. This exercise can help you practise El Presente, using the preposition "de" with nouns for description, possessive adjectives, the regular adverbs, ir and ser in the preterite and tener in the preterite.
  • Ciudadanía española: la experiencia de María Virginia
    Free
    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
    Free
    Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email.
  • De mochilero por Perú 1
    Free
    Join us as we travel around Peru in this new series! This A2 exercise can help you practise Ser vs Estar, Por vs Para, El Pretérito Indefinido and El Futuro Próximo.
  • De mochilero por Perú 2
    Free
    It's time for part two of our trip round Peru! This exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido, gender of nouns with specific endings and quantitative adjectives.
  • De mochilero por Perú 3
    Free
    Get ready for the final part of our trip round Peru! Last stop: Cusco. This exercise can help you practise exclamatory sentences with qué, El Pretérito Indefinido, quantitative adjectives and the gender of words with specific word endings.
  • El certificado de empadronamiento
    Free
    The Spanish "certificado de empadronamiento" is one of the first bureaucratic steps someone from abroad needs to get sorted when settling in Spain.
  • El concierto de Aranjuez
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    Learn about "En un festival de música", with context and examples
  • Estamos hechas la una para la otra
    Free
    Some friendships were just meant to be! This A2 exercise can help you practise using yo también and yo tampoco.
  • Francisco Salzillo
    Free
    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
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto.
  • Halloween en España
    Free
    Halloween is here so let's all have a spooky time in Spain! This A2 exercise can help you practise indefinite adjectives, the gender of nouns and adjectives that don't end in -o or -a, and prepositions.
  • La Asunción en Guatemala
    Free
    August 15 sees the celebration of the Assumption of Mary in many Hispanic countries. Guatemala is no exception and she is the patron saint of its capital, Guatemala City. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the preterite and indefinite adjectives.
  • La Carrera de Reyes en San Pablo
    Free
    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 alegría de ser abuela
    Free
    The relationship a grandmother has with her grandchildren is very special! Join this abuela as she discovers she is going to have another nieto. This exercise can help you practise direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns and the diminutive suffix -ito.
  • La cuesta de enero
    Free
    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 escapada de Laura al albergue
    Free
    Laura needs to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. Join her as she discovers the Sierra de Guadarrama in Spain. This exercise can help you practise the preterite and the imperfect for completed or descriptive past actions.
  • La fiesta de la independencia
    Free
    Learn some of the history behind the many independence day celebrations that take place in September in Latin American countries. This exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, indefinite adjectives, El Pretérito Indefinido, the gender of nouns that don't end in -o or -a, and how to use Roman numerals in Spanish.
  • La historia del ceviche
    Free
    Learn about "La historia del ceviche", with context and examples
  • La magia de La Rioja 1
    Free
    It's time for a new exciting series! Embark on an exhilarating journey with a group of friends as they explore the wonders of La Rioja in Spain. This exercise can help you practise the gender of nouns ending in -umbre, -ión, -dad, -tad, -itis and -sis and their plural, El Pretérito Perfecto and forming exclamatory sentences with qué.
  • La magia de La Rioja 2
    Free
    What will our friends decide to do on their next day of travel through La Rioja? Find out in part two! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the gender of nouns ending in -umbre, -ión, -dad, -tad, -itis and -sis and their plural, El Presente, the gender of most nouns ending in -ía/ia and Preposición.
  • La magia de La Rioja 3
    Free
    Here's the final instalment in our series of Kwiziq Spanish bilingual readers set in the picturesque Rioja. This exercise can help you practise the gender of nouns ending in -umbre, -ión, -dad, -tad, -itis and -sis and their plural, El Presente, the gender of most nouns ending in -ía/ia and Preposición.
  • La noche de las velas de Pedraza
    Free
    Visit this picturesque Segovian village by candlelight and practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
  • La vendimia
    Free
    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
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
  • Los novios 5: final feliz
    Free
    After all they've been through, find out how it all turns our for Susana and Alfredo while you practise past tenses.
  • Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq
    Free
    This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and indefinite pronouns.
  • Melilla: una ciudad con encanto
    Free
    Read about a visit to Melilla, one of the Spanish enclaves situated in northern Africa that has been part of Spain since the 15th century. This exercise can help you practise el Indefinido, using cuánto/-a/-os/-as in interrogative, exclamative and indirect questions, and forming exclamatory sentences with qué [noun] or qué [adjective].
  • Mi DNI
    Free
    Learn about the Spanish National Identification document, an ID card that's as important as a passport for Spanish people. This A2 exercise can help you practise el Indefinido and Ser vs Estar.
  • Mi día en Ecuador
    Free
    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
    Free
    Practise muy vs mucho, plus using tener and ser to describe people.
  • Narcisos
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 1
    Free
    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.
  • Platos para celebrar el 25 de mayo
    Free
    Discover some of the emblematic dishes that Argentinians serve on 25 May to mark el Día de la Patria, when they celebrate their independence from Spain. This exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, exclamatory sentences, El Pretérito Indefinido and gender of nouns with specific endings.
  • Pulque
    Free
    Discover this traditional Mexican drink that's made from plants similar to those used for tequila. This exercise can help you practise porque vs por qué, gender and plural of nouns with specific endings and que = that.
  • Razones por las que aprender español
    Free
    We know you are already converted and know hundreds of reasons why learning Spanish is the way to go! But read on, just in case you need some extra incentives! This exercise can help you practise indirect object pronouns, indirect object pronouns and using indefinite pronouns.
  • Santiago Calatrava
    Free
    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.
  • Sara García Alonso: la primera mujer astronauta española
    Free
    Sara García Alonso is the first Spanish female astronaut.
  • Ser perro durante la pandemia
    Free
    Learn about "Ser perro durante la pandemia", with context and examples
  • Swimmy, el AirBnb de las piscinas
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    This Halloween-themed reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, El Futuro Próximo and Halloween vocabulary.
  • Un sábado con Edu
    Free
    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
    Free
    Have you ever been on a disastrous blind date? This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido.

B1: Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • Algo inesperado
    Free
    Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
  • Almudena Grandes
    Free
    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.
  • Aulas virtuales
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    Learn about "Celebrando Acción de Gracias", with context and examples
  • Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
  • De crucero por España 3
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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 Descenso Internacional del Sella
    Free
    Discover this extraordinary race that takes place every August in Asturias, an autonomía on the northern coast of Spain, with hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators! This exercise can help you practise forming the present perfect progressive tense, past participles as adjectives, conditional sentences with if and the simple future.
  • El Día de Muertos
    Free
    The Mexican celebration of El Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead) actually lasts more than one day as it is celebrated on el Día de Todos los Santos (All Saints' Day) and el Día de los Fieles Difuntos (All Souls' Day), 1 and 2 November respectively.
  • El Gordo de Navidad
    Free
    This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
  • El Jazzaldia de San Sebastián
    Free
    Jazzaldia, aka the San Sebastian Jazz Festival, is Spain's oldest jazz festival. Every year during the third week of July, the city is alive with the sounds of jazz music as the festival takes over the city's venues, plazas and even the beach! This exercise can help you practise superlatives, forming la pasiva refleja and past participles as adjectives.
  • El clásico
    Free
    This discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
  • El desfile del Día de Muertos
    Free
    Make the journey to Mexico City and discover the parade that takes place on All Saints' Day. This B1 exercise can help you practise que/ el cual/ la cual/ los cuales/ quien/ quienes (relative pronouns) and conjugating regular verbs in the conditional.
  • El esplendor de las haciendas mexicanas
    Free
    Mexican haciendas show us a time of splendor to which we look with some nostalgia.
  • El frotar se va a acabar
    Free
    An old school Spanish advert for washing powder full of great grammar.
  • En la Feria Nacional de San Marcos
    Free
    Travel to the Mexican city of Aguascalientes to celebrate the Feria Nacional de San Marcos. This exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, El Futuro Simple, gender and plural of nouns with specific endings and relative pronouns.
  • Guantanamera
    Free
    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
    Free
    Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
  • Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodóvar
    Free
    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, LA, LA – Massiel, 1968. Festival de Eurovisión
    Free
    Spain's first win at the Eurovision Song Contest was with this song by Massiel in 1968, when the contest took place in London. This exercise can help you practise using indirect object pronouns and relative pronouns.
  • La Casa Azul de Frida Kahlo
    Free
    Immerse yourself in Frida Kahlo's iconic "Casa Azul", where she painted and lived for much of her life. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise "cuando" with the present subjunctive vs the present indicative and written accents.
  • La Casa de Bernarda Alba
    Free
    Federico Garcí­a Lorca is probably Spain's most famous modern poet and playwright. La Casa de Bernarda Alba is one of his most well-known plays.
  • La Feria de Abril
    Free
    This exercise is about the Spanish festival La Feria de Abril.
  • La Mama Negra en Ecuador
    Free
    In Latacunga, Ecuador, they have a fiesta called La Santísima Tragedia, but everyone calls it Mama Negra and since 2005 it's been officially recognised as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador. This exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, and the imperative.
  • La Pedrera
    Free
    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 Roja baila
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
  • La Sagrada Familia: un tesoro arquitectónico en Barcelona
    Free
    Step into the awe-inspiring world of La Sagrada Familia, a masterpiece in the heart of Barcelona that transcends time and space. This exercise can help you practise que, el cual, la cual, los cuales, quien, quienes who, that, which (relative pronouns) and El Futuro Simple.
  • La ley de nietos
    Free
    Read about a new path to Spanish citizenship called La Ley de la Memoria Democrática, popularly referred to as La Ley de Nietos. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, El Futuro Simple, and the gender of Spanish nouns with specific endings.
  • Las Doce Uvas
    Free
    Are you familiar with the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight?
  • Las Fallas de Valencia
    Free
    The Spanish festival Las Fallas de Valencia lasts for 5 days in March.
  • Las baleadas hondureñas
    Free
    Learn how to make this delicious dish from Honduras! This exercise can help you practise the imperative affirmative and the position of object pronouns with affirmative imperatives.
  • Las croquetas más ricas del barrio
    Free
    Inma is setting up a croquette bar in her neighbourhood.
  • Las hogueras de San Juan
    Free
    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.
  • Mario Testino
    Free
    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.
  • Martes y Trece - supersticiones
    Free
    This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
  • Mi asistente
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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!
  • Moriría por vos
    Free
    "Moriría por vos" was a hit single by Spanish rock duo Amaral. This exercise can help you practise voseo, El Condicional Simple and El Futuro Simple.
  • Noviembre sin ti
    Free
    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
    Free
    Learn about "Nuestra gran aventura de verano 2", with context and examples
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3
    Free
    Learn about "Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3", with context and examples
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 4
    Free
    Learn about "Nuestra gran aventura de verano 4", with context and examples
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 5
    Free
    Learn about "Nuestra gran aventura de verano 5", with context and examples
  • Orgullosa de mis hijos
    Free
    Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
  • Paco de Lucía
    Free
    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.

B2: Upper Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • 23-F: Coup d'Etat in Spain
    Free
    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.
  • Alaska y Dinarama - Mi novio es un zombi
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    Learn about "Aplausos a los sanitarios", with context and examples
  • Aprende a decorar mesas navideñas
    Free
    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
    Free
    This B2 reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, and El Pretérito Indefinido.
  • Ay mamá - Rigoberta Bandini
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise no sé vs no lo sé = I don't know, using the neuter article "lo" to refer to a clause, verb, adjective or adverb and using the infinitive after prepositions (not present participle).
  • Bolsas de plástico
    Free
    Did you know that 3 July is International Plastic Bag Free Day? It seems a bit strange but actually has an important message and serious repercussions. This B2 exercise can help you practise using a and de + el que, la que, los que, las que (relative pronouns), using a preposition + el que, la que, los que, las que (relative pronouns) and using the infinitive after prepositions.
  • Cabalgata Feria de Manizales
    Free
    Discover one of the spectacular events that takes place during the Feria de Manizales - an annual event every January in Colombia. This exercise can help you practise relative pronouns, relative clauses with the indicative and the subjunctive and position of adjectives.
  • Canción "Como yo" de Tonina Saputo
    Free
    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
    Free
    This B2 exercise about Spanish poet and singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina, can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    Free
    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
    Free
    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.
  • Coco (movie trailer)
    Free
    Step into the vibrant world of 'Coco', where music and family intertwine on the magical journey of Día de Muertos. This exercise can help you practise using the infinitive after prepositions, impersonal statements followed by the infinitive/subjunctive with que, and El Futuro Simple.
  • Confesiones de una enamorada
    Free
    Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
  • Confundida
    Free
    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
    Free
    This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
  • De crucero por España 1
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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.
  • Disfraz de Calavera Mexicana para Halloween
    Free
    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
    Free
    Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
  • Día del Idioma Español y Día Internacional del Libro
    Free
    23 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
  • El Carnaval de la Amistad
    Free
    Discover this colorful event that takes place every year in Honduras to celebrate the patron saint of La Ceiba. This exercise can help you practise the passive voice, impersonal statements and using se debe/se puede.
  • El Dos de Mayo de Goya
    Free
    Discover the history behind this famous painting by Francisco Goya, one of Spain's most important artists of the turn of the 18th century. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise different uses of the subjunctive, and using the imperfect vs the preterite.
  • El Parchís
    Free
    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
    Free
    Learn about "El Peine del Viento", with context and examples
  • El cuento de mi abuelo para el día de Reyes
    Free
    This B1 online reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
  • El presidente Nayib Bukele le promete a El Salvador una Ciudad Bitcoin
    Free
    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.
  • El sueño de Juan cargado de música
    Free
    Live the dream of becoming a famous musician with Juan! This exercise can help you practise the imperfect vs the preterite, expressions with the verbs cargar, hacer and tirar.
  • En Guinea Ecuatorial se habla español
    Free
    There's a country in Africa that counts Spanish as one of its official languages: Equatorial Guinea. Discover the historical reasons for this with our bilingual reader. This exercise can help you practise the passive and the preterite.
  • Feria de Cuenca, Ecuador
    Free
    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.
  • Fiesta Nacional de la Manzana
    Free
    Discover this Argentinian celebration of the apple! This exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, conjunction al + infinitive/perfect infinitive, relative pronouns, and position of adjectives.
  • Galicia, un paraíso en el noroeste
    Free
    Discover Galicia with this exercise which can help you practise the pasiva refleja and also indicative and subjunctive clauses.
  • Guillermo, el trapecista de circo
    Free
    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
    Free
    Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
  • Huevos de Pascua de foamy moldeable
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise para que followed by the present subjunctive (purpose subordinate clauses), el Futuro Simple and using the infinitive after prepositions (not present participle).
  • Inspiración otoñal
    Free
    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
    Free
    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 Alhambra de Granada
    Free
    Step into a world of enchantment and history as you explore the mesmerizing beauty of La Alhambra de Granada in Spain. This exercise can help you practise the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs, the position of adjectives, El Futuro Simple and verbos pronominales.
  • La Familia Addams
    Free
    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 Gritería
    Free
    Every year on December 8, Nicaragua celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary with La Gritería. This B2 exercise can help you practise using seguir/continuar + present participle, decir vs contar, and the imperfect vs the preterite.
  • La Inquisición Española
    Free
    Numerous atrocities were committed during the Spanish Inquisition several centuries ago in the name of Catholicism
  • La herencia árabe en España
    Free
    This exercise is about the influence of Arabic culture on Spain and the Spanish language.
  • La monarquía española
    Free
    Learn about the current Spanish monarchy and its recent history. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive se with modal verbs deber/poder, relative pronouns, using the infinitive after prepositions, and how to use Roman numerals in Spanish.
  • La vuelta al cole
    Free
    This exercise can help you practise clauses using El inidicativo and El subjuntivo.
  • La vuelta al cole con Kwiziq
    Free
    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.

C1: Advanced Spanish reading exercises

  • Alquilando un piso
    Free
    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, verbal periphrasis and subordinate clauses.
  • Cartagena
    Free
    Discover the beautiful city of Cartagena, in the province of Murcia, Spain. This reading and listening exercise can help you review relative pronouns.
  • Celebrando la música
    Free
    We'd like to highlight how important music is in everyone's lives, both in big celebrations and also in little moments in our daily life. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive in different scenarios like "como si", "ya sea" and "cuando" among others.
  • Chefs Estrella Damm 2021
    Free
    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.
  • Coincidencias - Mundial Qatar 2022
    Free
    Check out this clever video comparing what's happening in 2022 to what happened in 1986, which was the last time Argentina won the World Cup. This C1 exercise can help you practise using the Preterite, repetition of indirect object pronouns and you will also hear the very characteristic voseo and yeísmo rehilado present in Argentinian Spanish.
  • Comiendo pipas
    Free
    Read and listen to this C1-level story with an unexpected protagonist who learns to love pipas.
  • Cotilleo
    Free
    When you're stuck at home with a broken leg everyone else's life seems much more interesting! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the "se" aspectual, andar + gerundio, and expressions with the verb echar.
  • Cómo distinguir acentos y expresiones de distintos países de Centroamérica
    Free
    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.
  • Diferentes formas de llamar a la comida
    Free
    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.
  • Día de Pachamama
    Free
    Discover the indiginous Latin American celebration of Pachamama and practise using El Futuro Simple when narrating past actions.
  • El Amazonas y el Orinoco: guardianes de la biodiversidad
    Free
    Discover two mighty South American rivers and their respective ecosystems. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise subordinate relative clauses, relative adjectives and encontrar vs encontrarse.
  • El Guernica, símbolo de una historia
    Free
    Pablo Ruiz Picasso is probably Spain's best-known artist and 2023 is the 50th anniversary of his death. To participate in this special moment, we look more closely at one of his most emblematic and political works, the massive painting of Guernica. This exercise can help you practise forming the passive voice with ser + participle, using the present to narrate past events and using the gerund to say “by doing something”.
  • El Valle del Jerte y la Picota: una cereza única
    Free
    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 arte inigualable del colombiano Fernando Botero
    Free
    The Colombian artist Fernando Botero passed away 15 September 2023, leaving us with an extraordinary legacy of paintings and sculptures in his exuberant and instantly recognisable style that has come to be known as Boterismo. Learn more about his life and work.
  • El desorden que dejas
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    Read and listen to this interview with Margarita Salas, a renowned Spanish scientist and advocate for women in science.
  • El origen del Black Friday
    Free
    Black Friday has become a date to watch for many bargain-hunters around the world. But what's the origin of this mega-shopping day? This C1 exercise can help you practise passive voice with ser + participle and idiomatic expressions.
  • El veraneo
    Free
    Have you ever wondered how the concept of summer holidays came about? This exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
  • Ensalada de verano
    Free
    Enjoy a refreshing and unusual salad while practising using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas and relative clauses.
  • Felipe II
    Free
    Practise El Presente Historico.
  • Flotadores muy originales
    Free
    Practise using El Pluscuamperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses, idioms with ser, and relatives.
  • Janucá
    Free
    Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
  • La Constitución española de 1978
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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 nacionalidad española por residencia
    Free
    Discover how long you need to be resident in Spain before you can apply for Spanish nationality. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the different uses of the verb quedar, llevar with past participle, llevar with present participle, and the construction al + infinitive.
  • Las posadas
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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.
  • Lucha contra el cáncer
    Free
    In the fight against cancer, February becomes a beacon of resilience. This exercise can help you practise verbos pronominales, using the infinitive after prepositions (not present participle) and relative clauses with the indicative and the subjunctive (subordinate relative clauses).
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Free
    This exercise can help you practise the present to narrate past events, the position of adjectives, using the imperfect vs the preterite and the incorrect use of pronouns (leísmo, laísmo and loísmo).
  • Mujeres
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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
    Free
    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.
  • Noche en vela by Guaraná
    Free
    Guaraná are a Spanish pop group, originally formed in Alicante in 2000, who went from busking in the Madrid metro to chart success. This exercise can help you practise using haber de + infinitive, using por si/por si acaso to say "in case" and there's and example of colloquial omission of the letter D.
  • Pajarillo
    Free
    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
    Free
    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.
  • Poema XX: Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche
    Free
    The poem was published when Pablo Neruda was just 19 years old. This C1 exercise can help you practise the perfect infinitive, using el de/la de/los de/las de and using Qué + noun/adjective/adverb + que + subjunctive to express feelings.
  • Preparando la Nochevieja
    Free
    Having guests over for New Year's Eve can be rather stressful. Catch up with our host as she prepares for the big night when everyone eats 12 grapes at midnight! This C1 exercise can help you practise idioms with the word uva, pronominal verbs and pensar + infinitive to express intention.
  • Preparativos y tradiciones de mi Nochevieja colombiana
    Free
    In Bogotá, Andrea is ready to host this year's New Year's Eve with her family.
  • Ropa de invierno
    Free
    Learn about "Ropa de invierno", with context and examples
  • Rosalía, song by Juan Luis Guerra
    Free
    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
    Free
    This week-long film festival held in Valladolid every year is considered by many as the most important festival for independent cinema.
  • Signos de interrogación y de exclamación
    Free
    ¿Have you ever wondered about the upside-down punctuation marks used in Spanish? ¡Watch this video and read the transcript to learn more! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido, El Pretérito Imperfecto, forming the imperative for usted/ustedes/nosotros/nosotras, time clauses.
  • Tacones rojos - Sebastián Yatra
    Free
    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.
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