La castañera

"The roast chestnut seller"
Spanish A2 dictation exercise

Nati tells us about the traditional female roast chestnut sellers seen in many Spanish towns.


Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "castañera", "asar", "puestos ambulantes", "olor", "calorcito",  "agradable", "reconfortante", "entrar en calor", "famoso/a", "entrañable", "incluso", "infantiles", "cucurucho" & "rico/a".

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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