El desorden que dejas

"El desorden que dejas" has been shared to the blog from the Spanish reading practice section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills.


Spanish online reading and listening practice – level C1

There’s been a long period of Nordic noir – crime fiction set in Scandinavia. Well, move over Nordic noir because it’s time for Galician noir!
Netflix has been making huge investments in Spanish-speaking content and one of its most recent successful series is El desorden que dejas, known in English as “The Mess You Leave Behind”. The series was written by Carlos Montero and is based on the novel he wrote by the same name. If you are a fan of Spanish Netflix series you might already know him from Elite.

The series follows Raquel Valero, a teacher who takes up a post in a small rural town in Galicia, when she realises that the teacher she has replaced died in mysterious circumstances.

This reading and listening exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions. It is associated with the following studylists:

Exercise: El desorden que dejas

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Shui Ng González

Shui is Kwiziq's Content and Language Manager and Head of Spanish. She is an experienced technical writer, translator and project manager. Shui grew up bilingual English-Spanish in the UK, completing her studies in London, Madrid and Paris where she now lives. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian. Her love of languages and technical knowledge make her a perfect fit for Kwiziq.