Canción bonita

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level B1

Listen to this duet by Puerto Rican Ricky Martín and Colombian Carlos Vives, who lived in Puerto Rico at the start of his career. This song is a celebration of Puerto Rico and the video was filmed in its capital, San Juan. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and an unincorporated territory of the United States of America where both Spanish and English are the official languages.

If Carlos Vives sounds familiar to you, he should! We featured one of his songs in 2021: Carlos Vives - Cumbiana

This reading and listening 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. Note also that there are instances of the letter d being omitted in colloquial Spanish.

Exercise: Canción bonita

Watch the video, then read the transcript. Click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons which you can add to your Kwiziq notebook to practise later.

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