Felipe II

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level C1

This reading and listening exercise can help you practise using a specific narrative technique whereby El Presente is used to narrate past events: El Presente Histórico.

Exercise: Felipe II

Listen to the audio, 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. It is useful to note that El Presente Histórico is rarely translated using the Present tense in English.

Text by Silvia Píriz and audio by Inma Sánchez

Q&A relating to this exercise 2 questions, 2 answers

JonathanC1Kwiziq community member

Felipe 11

You say that Felipe was succeeded as king of Spain by his son Carlos. That is incorrect. Carlos was mentally unstable and conspired against his father by supporting the protestants in the Netherlands. He was imprisoned in 1568 and died the following year. Felipe was succeeded by his second son Felipe 111

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jonathan

Yes, you are right. It should say his son "Felipe", not "Carlos". Thanks for letting us know.

We will correct the typo as soon as we can.

Un saludo

Inma

Felipe 11

You say that Felipe was succeeded as king of Spain by his son Carlos. That is incorrect. Carlos was mentally unstable and conspired against his father by supporting the protestants in the Netherlands. He was imprisoned in 1568 and died the following year. Felipe was succeeded by his second son Felipe 111

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JenkA2Kwiziq community member

Hi. Thanks for this exercise. I was wondering why we used the present tense here.

I just found the answer at the top of the text.  No further explanation needed. Sorry.
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Glad you enjoyed it Jenk.

Inma

Hi. Thanks for this exercise. I was wondering why we used the present tense here.

I just found the answer at the top of the text.  No further explanation needed. Sorry.

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