¿Por qué soplamos las velas de cumpleaños?

"Why do we blow out birthday candles?"
Spanish B2 dictation exercise

Have you ever wondered why we put candles on birthday cakes? Nadia uncovers the fascinating history behind this tradition

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "preguntarse", "tradición", "festejo", "años venideros", "llamas", "reemplazar", "consumido/a", "apagarse" & "soplido".

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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