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La quema de El Viejo o La Vieja
Spanish dictation exercise

The burning of El Viejo or La Vieja (A2)

Every New Year's Eve Elvira burns the effigies of an old man and an old woman.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "Nochevieja", "algodón", "madera", "quemar" & "enterrar".

I'll play you Spanish speech in sections for you to transcribe

  • Start by listening to the whole piece then hit start
  • Play each section and write down what you hear
  • I'll show you correct answers after each for you to mark yourself
Start the exercise
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