Practise your Spanish listening comprehension with our ever-growing collection of interactive Spanish audio articles and listening challenges for every CEFR level from A0 to C1! If you're unsure about your current proficiency, try our test to get your Spanish level before diving into the exercises.
All listening exercises are made by our qualified native Spanish teachers to help you improve your listening comprehension and confidence.
We have 2 types of Spanish listening exercises:
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- dictation challenges with audio and writing practice
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A1: Beginner Spanish listening exercises
- A bike tour through Tierra del Fuego
Berta is excited about her spring bike tour.
- A cup of water and a rose
Fabilola is contemplating a stunning masterpiece by Zurbarán.
- A luxury job
Eliseo explains why his job is a luxury.
- A mummy in the bathroom
Angela caught her toddler doing something unusual in the bathroom to get ready for Halloween.
- A pato tournament (
Leo describes this Argentinian sport.
- A pollera
Luz will wear a pollera to attend her best friend's wedding.
Eva shows us the attributes of alpaca fabric
- Aluminium cans
Julia likes to recycle aluminium cans.
- Andalusian breakfast
Clara is enjoying a delicious Andalusian breakfast with a view of the Giralda tower.
- Argentine silverware
Itziar is learning about the silver tradition in Argentina.
- At the airport
Pablo is at the airport ready to take his flight to Cuba.
- Autumn clothes
Elisa has prepared her wardrobe to enjoy the outdoors this autumn.
- AVE Madrid - Seville
Eliseo is taking the high-speed AVE train to Seville.
Pedro talks about why the banana is important for the Honduran economy.
Marilia describes her favourite beach.
Sergio is learning adjectives related to beauty.
Roberto describes biodance.
Eva loves to look at the sky and watch the birds flying.
Fernanda teaches boxing and she explains how combat sports are really beneficial.
- Camel, boat or helicopter
Miguel is watching a feature about the different means of transport that the Three Wise Men will use to distribute the presents in Spain.
- Castilian garlic soup
Discover what the ingredients you need to cook a tasty Castillian garlic soup.
- Cayo Coco
Hector describes Cayo Coco.
- Chema Madoz
Alma tells us about her favourite photographer.
- Children are the future of the planet
Susana explains how family and school can teach environmentally-friendly behaviour so that children can save the planet.
- Children's superpowers
Betina reveals that children have superpowers.
Amador, owner of a chocolate shop in Quito, tells us that the best chocolate in the world is from Ecuador.
- Chocolate with churros
Araceli tells us about the hispanic tradition of chocolate con churros.
- Christmas market
Javi is at the busy Plaza Mayor Christmas market to buy figurines for his nativity and decorations for his Christmas tree.
Alvaro is at his primary school crafting a handmade clay cereal bowl for his daily breakfast.
- Daddy I love you
Gustavo wrote a rap to surprise his dad on Father's Day.
- Dance partners
Eduardo has fallen in love with his dance partner.
- Dancing, dancing, dancing
Sol tells us why she loves dancing salsa.
- Descent of the Sella
Alberto tells us about the great summer sport event "Descent of the Sella" in Asturias.
- Digital advertising
Alicia explains how digital platforms are the new channel for commercials and to target more customers.
- Digital invitations
Caro talks about how easy, quick and cheap it is to design and send digital invitations for your events.
Paula is a film fanatic and has found the perfect hotel for her stay in Madrid.
- Drawing a face
Today at school, Iris's teacher asked her students to draw a face.
Gerardo explains what e-sports are.
- Edurne Pasaban
Andrea is passionate about mountaineering and tells us about her heroine Edurne Pasaban.
Fernando explains that Colombia produces the most emeralds for the global market.
- Everyday pleasures
Gonzalo tells us some of his everyday pleasures.
- Exercise routines with a chair
Juanjo explain how to work out at home with just a chair.
Dory tells us about her fashion blog.
Maite is walking the Camino de Santiago and today will arrive at Cape Finisterre which according to legend is the end of the world.
- French toast, the Spanish Easter sweet
Eduardo talks about the most popular Easter dessert in Spain.
- General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge, Venezuela.
Petra talks about an important bridge in
- Getting ready for the Three Wise Men
Jaime describes how his family is getting ready to welcome the Three Wise Men.
Hector recounts some interesting facts about giraffes.
Teresa talks about "hackers" - modern-day pirates.
- Holy Burial of Christ, El Salvador
Nicolas is watching the procession of the Holy Burial in Sonsonate.
- Honduran hugs
Marcia talks about a loving New Year's Eve tradition in Honduras.
- Housework calendar
Isabel's mother has a housework calendar to make sure everybody participates.
Guillermo describes one of the most popular and beautiful birds in Costa Rica.
- I am a devi
Lucio got a devil costume for his school Halloween party.
- I am a greengrocer
Gustavo tells us about his business.
- I am a lighthouse keeper
Emma tells us what a lighthouse is for.
- I am celiac
Ainhoa is celiac and tells us what she can and can't eat.
- I don't have a favorite dish
Sara is lucky, she likes all types of food.
- I have an audition today
Sirlinda has a very important audition today to be the next Almodovar girl.
- I have four mothers
Gonzalo talks about his four mothers.
- I like going to the doctor's
Genaro explains why he likes going to the doctor.
- I like living in Valencia (1)
Gabriel tells us why he likes living in Valencia.
- I like living in Valencia (2)
Gabriel continues telling us why he likes living in Valencia.
- I like the rain
Alegría loves the rain and tells us why.
- I like the summer
José explains why he likes the summer.
- I like to wear uniform
Alma explains why she likes to wear her school uniform.
- I speak with my hands
Serafin teaches sign language at a primary school.
- I take care of myself
Flavia shares her wellness solutions.
- I want to go around the world on a bicycle (A1)
Cesar tells us that his dream is to cycle around the world and he plans to make his dream come true very soon.
- Ice cream taster
Violeta talks about her ice cream business.
- Ice skating
Lina tells us about her New Year's Eve tradition.
- In April it rains a lot
Evaristo talks about a Spanish saying.
- In the countryside
Vera loves to go to the countryside with her friends.
- In the shower
Paco practises mindfulness every morning when he takes a shower.
- Inma and her family
Inma gives us a brief description of herself and her family.
- Intercultural families
Sandra talks about her unusual but happy family as an example of cultural inclusion.
- International Flamenco Fashion Show
Encarna tells us about SIMOF, the flamenco fashion week which she will attend this year.
- Into the void
Luna describes her feelings as she jumps out a plane with a parachute for the first time.
- Julia the postwoman
Eduardo describes the person who delivers his mail.
- Kilian Jornet
Learn about this internationally renowned Spanish sportsman.
- Kitesurfing in Tarifa
Marcos tells us why he likes kitesurfing.
Ainhoa is very superstitious and now there's a ladder blocking her way to work. What will she do?
- Lara the gynaecologist
Lara explains what it means to be a gynecologist.
- Las Goyescas
Amanda is excited about her next musical viewing the Goya rooms at the Prado Museum.
- Laura Raffo
Ricardo talks about an empowered Uruguayan woman.
Adriana practices aromatherapy with lavender.
- Learn how to set the table, son
Eduardo is teaching his son how to set the table.
- Let's go camping
Pastora is going camping in Tarragona for the first time.
- Listening to the radio on the internet
Tiago practises his Spanish by listening to Spanish-speaking radio stations online.
- Looking for an apartment in Barcelona
I'm searching for an apartment in Barcelona by using Idealista.
- Madrid Book Fair
Gonzalo tells us about the Madrid Book Fair, which he goes to every year with his father.
Carlos Manuel tells us about this delicious drink called Mamajuana.
- Mañanitas and piñatas
Get ready to party like a Mexican! Axel is celebrating his birthday with cake, piñatas and the traditional "mañanitas" song.
- Mariela Coronel
Victor tells us about this female Argentinian footballer.
- Marqués de Riscal's wineries
Alfonso is at the Marqués de Riscal vineyard, he is very impressed by the beauty of the Frank Gehry-designed building.
- Medellín Flower Festival
Yaiza describes the wonderful Medellín Flower Festival.
- Miss Caffeina
Rubén tells us about his favourite Spanish band.
- Munch Museum
Gabriela describes the Oslo Museum building and its architect.
- My cousins
Eduardo talks about the wonderful summers he always spends with his fifteen cousins.
- My favourite coffee shop
Lara tells us about her favourite coffee shop.
- My grandparents
Martina spends a lot of time with her grandparents.
- My List
Marcos is making a list of simple things that make him happy.
- My mother
Carmen describes her mother.
- My portrait
Helga is in front of the mirror because she needs to paint her portrait but she doesn't know how to convey her personality on canvas.
- My trending topic
Asier is learning how to create a trending topic.
Elsa talks about one of her favorite series.
- New Year's resolutions
Leandro is writing down his New Year's resolutions.
- Octopus Festival
Miguel tells us about the Octopus Festival in Galicia, Spain.
- Online banking
Rita talks about online banking.
- Open House Madrid
Sofia explains why she loves Open House Madrid festival.
Cristina describes herself as an optimist.
- Oscar Mariné
Anabel tells us about her favourite graphic designer.
- Our song
Dario talks about the romantic song that he shares with his boyfriend.
- Outdoor camping
Celia is getting ready for her outdoor camping at Gredos Mountains.
- Paraguay, a very happy country
Alfonso explains why Paraguayans are very happy.
- Profession: doctor
Jaime tells us about being a doctor.
- Rafael Moneo
Javier introduces us to the internationally-renowned Spanish architect Rafael Moneo.
- Rafael Nadal
A short introduction to the Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal.
- Reading behind the wheel
Sonia is stuck in a traffic jam and is killing time by reading a novel in her car.
- Rebeca Lane
Benito talks about his favourite singer.
Dorotea tells us about sadness.
- Santa Claus
Nico describes some typical Chilean Christmas traditions.
- Santiago cake
Xeloira talks about one of the most famous Galician cakes, which is known throughout Spain thanks to the Camino de Santiago pilgrims.
- School parents' meeting
Elisa confidently introduces herself to the other parents at the school meeting.
- Sevillana classes
Jacinta is learning how to dance sevillanas for when she attends the Feria de Málaga.
Thais tells us why Spanish houses have shutters.
- Ski instructor in Bariloche
Reyes talks about her job.
- Smart mailboxes
Laura is happy with a new solution that means the delivery of her orders is problem-free.
Fátima loves to make snowmen in winter.
- Sophia of Greece and Denmark
María tells us about the Spanish queen mother.
- South Summit
Blanca encourages Spanish and Latin American entrepreneurs to attend South Summit events.
- Spain is the world leader in organ donation
Ramón tells us about Spain's success in organ donation and transplantation.
- Spaniards around the world
Raquel tells us about her favourite TV show, which is about Spaniards living in other countries.
- Spring is coming
Bárbara tells us what happens when spring arrives and why she likes it so much.
Nacho is happy to start his summer job practising his favourite sport and introducing it to young children.
- Take care of your skin
Sabina shares some summer skincare tips.
- The chimney sweep
Pedro tells us about his profession.
- The coat
Jacinta wants to buy a new coat for winter.
- The colour monster
Gabriela is reading a story to her son, to teach him emotions through colours.
- The cruise
Antonio tells us about the cruise he is about to go on with his family.
- The frog and the skull
Begoña tells us about the legend of the frog and skull hiding in the facade of Salamanca University.
- The grape harvest
Tina tells us about the grape harvest festival in Spain.
- The hardware store
Marcos has a hardware store.
- The inns
Learn about the Christmas tradition of "Las posadas".
- The jaguar
A majestic jaguar roams through the jungle.
- The meeting
Azucena tells us about one the most important days in her life, the arrival of her adoptive son Miguel.
- The Mexican flag
Guadalupe explains her country's flag.
- The Paloma
Arnaldo is attending a zarzuela with his brother called "La verbena de la Paloma".
- The police dog
Elsa talks about Tara, the four-legged heroine.
- The shoemaker from my neighborhood
Berto talks about the extraordinary shoemaker from his neighborhood.
- The treasure hunt
Alberto tells us about the corporate team-building event that his company is organising.
- The truck driver
Ramón tells us about his life as a truck driver.
- The veterinarian
Bruna tells us about the work of an equine veterinarian.
- The weather in Spain
Eva explains what the weather is like in Spain.
- This house is not a hotel!
Aroa is reading a book about emotional tools for dealing with teenagers and building a healthy family.
Linda describes the Bolivian game Thunka.
- Tic & Toc
Maite has pet ducks.
- Tidying the mountain with the school
Martina is tidying the countryside with her school to prevent fires during the summer.
Clara wants to decorate her house with Spanish tiles.
- Titicaca Lake
Flor María tells us about Lake Titicaca.
- To do list
Juana is doing a pending tasks list to organise her workload.
Ceferino explains how to cook torrijas.
Ignacio tells us about the Transvulcania ultramarathon, that takes place on the island of La Palma
- Travelling is fantastic
Francisco tell us why he loves travelling.
- Triangle of Art
Virgina talks about the most artistic area in Madrid.
- Under the mistletoe
Cristina is at a New Year's party waiting to be kissed by a handsome guy under the mistletoe.
- Unos patucos para mi bebé
I'm making my new baby his first bootees!
- Urueña, the book village
Luisa tells us about a wonderful village in Spain that's famous for its bookshops.
- Valencian Water
Antonio is drinking a refreshing Valencian Water cocktail while enjoying the sunset on Malvarrosa beach.
- Vitamin C
Claudia talks about the importance of taking vitamin C in winter.
- We're eating plastic
Scientific studies reveal alarming plastic contamination in our food.
- Weddings in Spain
Noelia talks about Spanish weddings traditions
- What is fencing?
Fencing is an old and interesting sport.
- Working in Honduras
Paul is moving from Boston to Honduras because of a job promotion.
Pepe's father talks about how his son is a millionaire Youtuber at just 8 years old.
- 12 cosas interesantes sobre Nicaragua
Discover 12 interesting facts about Nicaragua! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise tener in the present tense, forming the plural of nouns ending in a consonant (except -z), forming regular masculine and feminine nouns and the preposition en.
- Alquilando un coche en Málaga
It's a good idea to rent a car if you want to visit the villages along the Costa del Sol! This exercise can help you practise Near Future, prepositions, forming regular masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives and "renting a car" vocabulary.
Have you ever been to Benidorm? There's plenty to see and do! This exercise can help you practise El Presente, prepositions, forming regular nouns (singular and plural) and forming regular plural adjectives.
- Calendario de adviento
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, the verb gustar plus the gender and number of nouns.
- Cines de verano al aire libre
Experience the magic of cinema outdoors! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
- Consultorio de libros
There’s a website, Te receto un libro, where you can consult an expert who “prescribes” the book that suits you best. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
- Curiosidades de Paraguay
Learn some interesting facts about the Paraguay! This A1 exercise can help you practise forming El Presente Progresivo with estar, forming the plural of adjectives ending in -e and -a, and regular and irregular verbs in El Presente including saber and decir.
- Destinos rurales con niños
Escape to the countryside with this exercise which can help you practise El Presente and modal verbs, the general use of prepositions and the gender/number of nouns.
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, plus and gender and number agreement.
- El Canal de Panamá
Join Cristina as she discovers the fascinating feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal. This A1 exercise can help you practise El Presente, adverbs in ending in -mente, El Futuro Próximo and the gender/number of nouns and adjectives.
- El carnaval de las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Carnival in Las Palmas, the capital city of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, is one of the most extravagant and famous carnivals in all of Spain. This exercise can help you practise Al and Del, expressing dates, and regular -ar verbs in the present tense.
- El Día de Muertos en casa de Guadalupe
Let's travel to Mexico to celebrate el Día de Muertos with Guadalupe and her family. This A1 exercise can help you practise forming regular masculine and feminine nouns and adjectives, the present progressive and the near future tense.
- El mes de las madres
Hispanic madres are truly celebrated during the month of May - discover all the different dates! This exercise can help you practise forming regular adverbs, months in Spanish, and the general use of the preposition "en".
- Empiezo la universidad
Join this student as she leaves home to study to be a vet. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the general use of the preposition en and the near future (El Futuro Próximo).
- Espíritu navideño
Get into the spirit of Christmas with someone who truly loves celebrating the holiday season! This exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo and gender and number agreement.
Discover this beautiful coastal town in Asturias, Spain. This A1 exercise can help you practise conjugating ir + a + infinitive to express the near future, how to say "must / can / to want to" using deber, poder, querer + infinitive and using the preposition en to mean on / in / inside / at.
- La Constitución española
Every 6th of December Spain celebrates El Día de la Constitución. This A1 exercise can help you practise prepositions and El Futuro Próximo.
- La Semana Santa en Guatemala
Discover how they celebrate the period around Easter in Guatemala. This exercise can help you practise the present tense, gender and number in Spanish.
- Las casas colgadas de Cuenca
Take a trip to these surprising and beautiful houses in Cuenca. This exercise can help you practise subordinate clauses in El Presente and general prepositions.
- Las noches del hipódromo
A night at the races can be thrilling - especially the long summer evenings. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and agreement of regular nouns and adjectives.
- Mafalda y sus amigos
We'd like to offer this A1 reading and listening exercise about Mafalda and her friends as a tribute to Quino who passed away on 30 September 2020.
- Mi asignatura favorita: Geografía
Learn about the rivers and mountains of Spain to prepare for a geography test. This exercise can help you practise modal verbs in the present, the difference between hay and está, and the near future.
- Mi llama Llama
Meet this Argentinian girl's adorable pet llama, whose name is Llama!! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise tener and ser in El Presente, possessive adjectives, yeísmo and yeísmo rehilado.
- Murales Mayas
In San Bartolo, Guatemala, the remains of a Mayan pyramid have some incredible Mayan murals. This exercise can help you practise forming the masculine and feminine of regular singular adjectives, forming the masculine and feminine of regular nouns (singular and plural) and conjugating "ser" in the present tense.
- Penélope Cruz y el Día de la Mujer
Discover why this student admires Spanish actress Penélope Cruz, who as well as being the winner of an Oscar, a British Academy Film Award and many Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations, is, above all, a strong independent woman! This exercise can help you practise Muy vs Mucho, using ser to express an essential characteristic, tener in the present tense, stem-changing -ar verbs (o > ue) in the present tense, and preferir in the present tense.
- Presentaciones en español
Watch as María and Julio greet each other for the first time and then later, rather awkwardly, have to pretend to meet each other for the first time! This A1 exercise can help you practise greetings and introducing yourself in Spanish.
- Pura Vida
Travel through Costa Rica with Sara to discover this beautiful country. This A1 exercise can help you practise irregular verbs in El Presente, El Presente Progresivo, general use of the preposition sobre, using para (and not por) for purpose, gender and plural of nouns ending in -e and demonstrative adjectives.
- Rafa Nadal
Get to know Rafa Nadal, the world-famous Spanish professional tennis player. This exercise can help you practise El Presente and generally describing someone.
This reading and listening exercise about the beautiful city of Salamanca can help you practise El Presente, using prepositions, and gender and number agreement.
- Una vida nueva 1
Part 1 of a series. Practise El Presente with Ángela who is about to start a new life in Madrid far away from her family and her rather useless boyfriend.
- Una vida nueva 2
Here's part 2 of our series about Ángela. She's moved to Madrid and seems to be finding her feet.
- Una vida nueva 3
Here’s part 3 of our series about Ángela. Last week we learned that her boyfriend is not replying to her calls. But maybe there’s someone else out there looking for someone just like her?
- Una vida nueva 4
Here’s part 4 of our series about Ángela. This exercise can help you practise El Presente plus the gender and number of nouns.
- Una vida nueva 5
Here's part 5 of our series about Ángela.
- Vida en los Andes
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and possessive adjectives.
- Visitando librerías especiales
Patricia and Sergio have planned an interesting trip to visit some cool bookshops in different Spanish cities.This reading and listening exercise can help you practise prepositions, regular verbs in present tense, and El Futuro Próximo.
- Viviendas y mascotas en España
Find out what type of housing Spanish people live in and whether they have pets. This A1 exercise can help you practise hay vs. está, modal verbs, indefinite adjectives, and indefinite pronouns.
A2: Lower Intermediate Spanish listening exercises
- Child care "Madre de día"
Berta tells us about her profession.
- A firewoman and a female paramedic
A firewoman and a female paramedic went to Julieta's school to give a talk to the students.
- A fun week
Adela tells us about all the fun things she did with her best friend this week.
- A little house in Panama
Laila has an American cousin who wants to retire in Panama.
- A morning surprise
Bruno gave his boyfriend a morning surprise yesterday.
- A self-sustaining farm
Paloma talks about her family farm.
- A very old tree in Chile
There is an ancient tree in Chile that could be the oldest tree in the planet.
- A wish for every grape
Elisa is making a list of 12 wishes
- ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration
Francis invites us to explore the ABC Museum.
Moises describes his job.
- Agave fibres
Nestor talks about the arts and crafts made with the agave plant by the indigenous Xinka.
- Alice and the Wonderful Brain
Estrella bought her daughter a fantastic book explaining how the brain works.
- An afternoon with Roscón de Reyes
Valentina tells us how she and her family traditionally spend the 6th of January.
- An idea for carving your pumpkin
Palmira has an idea for how to design the most creative Halloween pumpkin.
- And you, why do you write?
Antonio is trying to find out why he wants to do writing therapy.
- Anna Vives, a typeface designer
Learn the inspiring story of a young female designer from Spain who has Down syndrome.
- Architecture that heals
Clara attended an architectural workshop to learn how to design hospitals that help in the healing process.
- Argentinian Alfajores
Emilio speaks about the origin of the "alfajor" and tells us which one is his favourite.
- Armando Barrios
Dario owns a masterpiece by Armando Barrios, the famous cubist Venezuelan artist.
Loli talks about one of the most famous medieval hispano-arabic philosophers.
- Basque Railway Museum
Héctor has taken his students to visit the Basque Railway Museum.
- Be simple
Ernesto has decided changing his life will make him happier.
- Beatriz Galindo
Brigido introduces the historical character of Beatriz Galindo.
- Become an influencer
Inés owns an influencer agency. Discover how this work!
- Belén Hostalet
Valeria introduces us an Spanish athleisure designer and influencer.
- Belle Époque
Catalina tells us about the film "Belle Époque" that her cousin recommended.
- Benefits of mindfulness
Marina tells us why she practises mindfulness.
Cadiwoman use the chirigotas to fight for feminist rights.
- Cándido's roasted piglet
Joaquin tells us about his lunch at Cándido's Restaurant.
- Carbonell olive oil
Paco talks to us about the world's best-selling olive oil brand.
- Chicamocha by cable car
Alba tell us about her adventure taking the cable car in Chicamocha.
Estrella explains what a "chirigota" is.
- Christmas Eve
Alicia tells us about her special Christmas Eve.
- Christmas salad
Federico tells us about a typical Spanish salad for Christmas time.
- Coaching benefits
Darío shows us the benefits of coaching in daily life.
Estrella describes how she received a sweet surprise on her 5th Epiphany.
- Coca Castle
Constanza shares her impressions about the spectacular Coca Castle.
Carmen talks us about the Costa Rican currency.
- Colourful neighborhoods
Rafael tells us about his cousin's a tour of colourful Spanish neighbourhoods.
- Couples' tattoos
Sandra and her boyfriend made a romantic gesture to unite them forever, by each getting a tattoo of half a heart on their arms.
- Coworking in a coffee shop
Samuel is trying to convince his colleague that instead of going to the office they should work from a new coffee shop.
- Cristóbal Balenciaga
Last month Luis visited the exhibition of Cristobal Balenciaga, the famous Spanish fashion designer, at the V&A Museum in London.
Jorge explains an ancient Chilean way of cooking.
- Daddy tell me a story
Lucía remembers her childhood when her father told her bedtime stories.
- Day of the Creole song
Eloisa explains how in Peru there is a celebration that's more important than Halloween on the 31st of October.
- Do you have emotional intelligence?
Agustín discovers emotional intelligence.
- Educational Museum of Origami in Zaragoza
Cesar talks about his wonderful visit to an origami museum.
- Efecto pasillo
Vera was having a bad day till the happy music of her favourite Spanish band brought some colour back into her life.
- Elche's living nativity
Tadeo plays Saint Joseph in Elche's living nativity.
- Ending corruption
Zulima talks about the challenge of anti-corruption.
- Enriqueta Reyes González: Cuba's first female firefighter
Enriqueta Reyes González became Cuba's first female firefighter by breaking gender barriers.
- Ensaimada from Mallorca
Tatiana is in Mallorca enjoying a delicious ensaimada.
- Everything's ready
Telmo has everything ready for his first day of school tomorrow.
Milagros recounts her exciting visit to the Evita Museum in Buenos Aires.
- Fireplace plans
Vicente loves to make plans next to the fireplace in winter.
Candela talks about the origin of flamenco.
- Flori Murayari: female police officer
Discover the story of the first female police officer in Amazonas.
Asunta is learning about flower arranging and she tells us about the amazing floriography session they studied in class.
Guillermo is captivated by the fly-catcher in the cathedral of Burgos.
Abel tells us about an awesome online agency that organises themed trips and events for TV series and movies freaks.
- From home to home
Carolina and her family had a fun "staycation" last year.
- Gabriel García Márquez
Lucas tells us about this famous Colombian writer.
- Galapagos Islands
Jonás describes some curious facts about the Galapagos Islands.
- Gemma Mengual
Lorenzo tells us about one of the most important Spanish synchronized swimmers.
- Girls road trip
Araceli tells us about her wonderful all-girl road trip through the white villages of Andalusia.
- Giving someone the bumps
Did you know that in Spain, it's customary to pull someone's earlobe for each year they've been alive on their birthday?
- Giving your opinion
Gabriela shares some guidelines about how to give your opinion in Spanish.
- Gravity Wave
Two Spanish siblings establish a start-up for cleaning the Mediterranean.
- Greater Colombia
Alexandro has discovered some interesting historical facts about Panama.
- How long is adolescence?
Felipe watched a video about the stages of adolescence.
- How to sew a button
Mauro explains how to sew a button.
Alicia recounts her wonderful trip to the Huacachina oasis.
- I am going to the haberdashery
Alicia has to buy some sewing supplies to mend some of her clothes.
- In the arms of Morpheus
Vera explains the saying "To be in the arms of Morpheus" to her students when they visit the National Sculpture Museum of Valladolid.
- Instagram love
Fernando tells us how a couple have become rich and popular by posting their love, life and travels on Instagram.
- Isabel the Catholic
Manolo tells us about one of the most important Spanish queens.
- Jacinto Convit
Raúl talks about a preeminent Venezuelan scientist.
- Join the army!
Pablo encourages us to join the army.
- Just married
Abigail can't contain her joy - she just got married! Follow her journey to the big day and all the emotions that came with it.
- Kathrine Switzer
Marta tell us about the first woman in history run in a marathon.
- La, la, la: the Spanish song that won the Eurovision Song Contest
Discover when Spain won the Eurovision Song Contest, for the first time.
- Learning to be a father
Ramón talks about his parenthood blog.
- Lorena Ros: an award-winning documentary photographer
Victor talks about an awesome Spanish female photographer.
- Love has no labels
Pedro reflects on love.
- Love letters
Laila discovers her grandparents love letters.
Elvira recommends doing crazy things to bring more joy to our lives.
- Madrid stew
Aurora describes the typical Madrid dish to stay warm in winter.
- Magic smiles
Hernando tells us about an NGO called Aladina that aims to bring smiles to the faces of child patients at the Nino Jesus Hospital.
- Mama Quilla: the Inca goddess of the moon
Uncover fascinating facts about the Inca goddess and her role in ancient Andean culture.
- Managing my house in one click
Enrique is amazed by an app that enables him to manage his smart home from his mobile.
- Manolo Blahnik, the king of shoes
Learn about one of the most renowned luxury shoe designers in the world.
- Marc Anthony
Daniel talks about a Puerto Rican super star.
- Maruja Venegas Salinas, Guinness World record holder
Marisa talks about the first female Latin American news presenter.
- Mathematical riddle
Nicolás is a maths teacher and is challenging his students with a riddle
- Mayan horoscope
Desiré introduces us to the Mayan horoscope.
Miguel talks about meditation as source of wellbeing.
- Mérida Classical Theater Festival
Beatriz tells us about the Classical Theatre Festival in Mérida (Spain).
- Money doesn't bring happiness
Úrsula tells us what her grandmother says about money and happiness.
- Money into the shoes
Tamara talks about an Ecuadorian tradition to attract money in the New Year.
Felipe describes the "muñeira" dance.
- Museums for the blind
Pedro tells us how museums are adapting their exhibits, little by little, to cater to the visually impaired community.
- Music is magic
Omar describes how music has the power to change your mood.
- My experience in front of a Sorolla's painting
While escaping a rather dull event, Sergio discovered a wonderful painting by the artist Sorolla.
- My father is a millennial
Andrés knows what millenials are like because his father is one.
- My favorite auntie
One often has a favourite uncle or auntie.
- My list for Colombia
Yago has made a list of what he wants to do while he is in Colombia.
- My slow life (A2)
Yolanda has adopted a new pace.
- My son loves knitting
My son has just knitted a scarf by himself and he loves it.
- My visit to the dermatologist
Sandra had to see the dermatologist because of a swollen eye and itchy face.
- My white horse dream
Sara had a lovely dream where a white horse took her to beautiful places.
- My wig collection
Elsa has a different hairstyle for each day of the week.
- Neighbour's day
Hector discovers that there is a day for celebrating solidarity and cooperation between neighbours.
- Nikkei flavors
María tells us about her first experience in a nikkei restaurant.
- Olive Festival
María José tells us about the Olive Festival celebration in Mora, Toledo.
- Parade of Silence in Zamora
Aitor tells us about his breathtaking experience at the Parade of Silence in Zamora.
- Parkour in Madrid
Zacarías explains the origins of parkour.
- Passion for meat
Yvete describes her traditional Sunday family barbecues.
- Photography safari in Peru
Get ready to be amazed by Pepa's extraordinary photography safari in Peru!
- Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Copacabana
Last year Alberto went to Bolivia at Easter to participate in the Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Copacabana.
- Piruja the Witch
Amanda is taking to her granddaughter see the play Piruja the Witch.
- Platero and me
Clara tells us about the book that her father used to read to her at bedtime.
- Polonio Cape
Federica recounts her trip to Polonio Cape last year.
- Prudencia Ayala
Gonzalo presents a brief bio about the first Latin American woman to run for President.
Lina tells us how much she loves pumpkin recipes at Halloween.
- Rabinal Achí
Magdalena tells us about "Rabinal Achí", one of the first prehispanic theater pieces from before America was discovered.
- Ramón Massats
Fátima describes the photographer Ramón Massats.
- Ramón y Cajal
A short description of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the first Spanish Nobel prize for science winner.
Miguel is a fan of Mexican folk music.
- Regional Ceramics Museum
During her recent visit to the Museo Regional de la Cerámica in Tlaquepaque, Gabriela was delighted to discover the rich and vibrant ceramic tradition that exists in Jalisco.
- Remote working jobs
Estíbaliz tells us what are the most popular remote jobs.
- Royal Glass Factory
Ezequiel talks about his educational visit to the Royal Glass Factory in Segovia.
- Royal Tapestry Factory
Genaro is amazed by his visit to the Royal Tapestry Factory.
Elisabeth is studying for her PhD in Salamanca.
- Scents that bring back memories
Paco recounts how some scents evoke specific memories.
- Secondhand buying and selling
Secondhand buying and selling.
Raquel tells us teh story behind the O Semáforo hotel.
- Seville inspires
Macarena explains how her city, Seville, has been the inspiration for not only flamenco music but also really famous operas.
- Shakira's extravagant habits
Discover some of Shakira's extravagant habits.
- Skydiving in Argentina
Leandro went skydiving for the first time last year in Argentina.
- Snowboarding in Formigal
Fátima had an amazing time in the Formigal Mountains last year.
Ernesto is fascinated by snowflakes.
- Sol is a girl name
Antonio tell us about the girl's name Sol.
- Solid soup
Enrique recounts his favourite legend about the origin of the Paraguayan soup recipe.
- Spain, an expat destination
Geraldine tells us her experience as an expat living in Spain.
- Steamed mussels
Estrella explains a quick and easy way to cook mussels.
- Support a sister!
Olga gives her testimony on how "Woman to Woman International" charity helped her to start a new life in Poland as an Ukrainian refugee.
- Sweet Bones
Huesos de Santo are marzipan pastries traditionally eaten in Spain on All Saints' Day.
Pepe explains what a syringe is.
- Tales to keep you awake
Vicente remembers the Halloween nights when his father would recount scary stories to the whole family.
- También Foundation
Mafalda tells us about the origins of the También Foundation.
- Teachers' Day
Ricardo talks about what happened to him on Teachers' Day in Mexico.
Today at school, Elvira has learnt some facts about the capital city of Honduras.
Carlos tells us about the legend of the highest mountain in Spain: the Teide.
Anabel tells us about her favourite graphic designer.
- The aqueduct in Segovia
Julia explains how Segovia's aqueduct is a very important roman monument in Spain, and a symbol for the city of Segovia.
- The Book Club
Miguel explains how belonging to a book club has lead him to love reading even more.
- The burning of El Viejo or La Vieja
Every New Year's Eve Elvira burns the effigies of an old man and an old woman.
- The cajón
Marcelo explains what a cajón is.
- The cholitas
Macarena talks about an exceptional group of Bolivian women.
- The Churriguera
Amanda describes the Churriguera family.
- The cierzo
Learn about a wind that blows in the north of Spain called el cierzo.
- The compass
Aurelio tells us about the discovery of the compass.
- The costume shop
Julio recounts a lovely story about a costume shop for animals.
- The dove was wrong
Eva talks about a Rafael Alberti poem that her father used to read her when she was a child.
- The farm school
Gloria tells us about her children's adventure at the farm school.
- The Firgas waterfall
Flora tells us about the Firgas waterfall.
- The grape harvest festival in Mendoza
Simón explains the origins of wine production and the grape harvest festivities in Mendoza.
- The imaginary friend
Belén recounts the strange story of Estefania's imaginary friend.
- The jewelry shop
Amanda tells us about the success her jewelry shop had last year with special gifts for Valentine's day.
- The Lady of Elche
Claudia tells us about the masterpiece she discovered during her visit to the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid.
- The Mayan god of rain
Jose describes the Mayan god of rain.
- The mescaleria
Benito, the owner of a mezcaleria in Guanajuato, tells us about his favourite cocktail.
- The nameless streets of Managua
Tomas is in shock after discovering how easy it is to get lost in Managua because the streets have no name.
- The Origin of the Baby Shower
Hernan explains the origin of the baby shower.
- The Orphanage
Sol saw a Spanish horror movie then spent the night unable to sleep.
- The roast chestnut seller
Nati tells us about the traditional female roast chestnut sellers seen in many Spanish towns.
- The Route of the Flowers
Today, Angel starts a fantastic trip through the El Salvador mountains.
- The skills of the future
Evaristo explains to his students the skills they need to develop to find job in the future.
- The superpowers test
Nacho discovered that he has superpowers while he was at the hairdresser.
- The supporter
Aitana explains the origin of the Spanish word "hincha".
- The surprise box
Moncho tells us about the different presents that his sons have given him on Father's Day over the years.
- The surprise party for the veterinarian
The animals at the clinic are organizing a party for the vet.
- The upside-down room
Venancio tells us a funny anecdote.
- The witches of Zugarramurdi
Yago tells us about the witches of Zugarramurdi.
- Tidy home, happy life
Consuelo tells us how hiring a professional home organizer has changed her life.
- To do nothing
Jorge is thinking about doing a little bit of nothing everyday to improve his mind and body.
Felipe tells us about his visit to the city of three cultures.
- Trip through Asturias 1
Gerardo tells us about his trip around Asturias with his brother.
- Trip through Asturias 2
Gerardo tells us about his trip around Asturias with his brother.
- Urban garden
Pilar wants to create an urban garden in order to be self-sufficient.
- Utopian tales
Paco has discovered a website that publishes stories that teach children about human values.
- Waiting for the bus
Violeta has missed the bus and is worried about running late while she waits for the next one.
- We are getting married!
Agus received a creative invitation to her friend Juan's wedding.
- We are going to adopt a father
Estíbaliz and her brother have found a website to adopt a dad.
- We must separate the trash
Adela is teaching her community how to separate trash for recycling.
- Welcoming the New Year in the air
Marcos recounts his unusual New Year's Eve celebration.
- What an airhead!
Elvira has been very absent minded lately.
- What does spring smell like?
Fernando tells us what the aromas of spring are.
- What games did you play as a child?
Gorka tells us about his favourite childhood game.
- Who will come to the event?
Mercedes works for a charity that is organising a special event next spring.
- Why do you want to go to Mars?
Francisco tells us why he wants to go to Mars.
- Why haven't you done your homework
Matilda reads her students a funny book of excuses for not doing your homework.
- World Oceans Day
Enrique tells us about World Oceans Day.
- Xavier Abril
Rosa tells us about one of the most relevant Latin American poets of the 20th Century.
- Zaha Hadid
Did you know that there is a Zaha Hadid-designed bridge in Zaragoza?
- ¡A comer!
Learn how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata.
- ¿Te gusta la televisión?
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- ¿Y a ti qué te ha dejado Santa?
It's Christmas morning! Our gift to you is this reading and listening exercise that can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and El Imperfecto Progresivo.
- Aguas de marzo
Listen to the Spanish-language version of a song originally written by the Brazilian Tom Jobim.
- Arquitectura y pintura en España
Join this art student as they survey the many notable works of art and architectural marvels of Spain. This exercise can help you practise El Presente, using the preposition "de" with nouns for description, possessive adjectives, the regular adverbs, ir and ser in the preterite and tener in the preterite.
- Ciudadanía española: la experiencia de María Virginia
Listen to María Virginia's experience of applying for Spanish nationality and, in particular, the types of questions that came up in the General Culture exam. This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido, El Imperfecto, and the use and position of the preposition de for descriptions.
- Cómo escribir un correo electrónico formal
Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email.
- De mochilero por Perú 1
Join us as we travel around Peru in this new series! This A2 exercise can help you practise Ser vs Estar, Por vs Para, El Pretérito Indefinido and El Futuro Próximo.
- De mochilero por Perú 2
It's time for part two of our trip round Peru! This exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido, gender of nouns with specific endings and quantitative adjectives.
- De mochilero por Perú 3
Get ready for the final part of our trip round Peru! Last stop: Cusco. This exercise can help you practise exclamatory sentences with qué, El Pretérito Indefinido, quantitative adjectives and the gender of words with specific word endings.
- El concierto de Aranjuez
Learn about this beautiful guitar concerto, written by Joaquín Rodrigo while you practise El Futuro Próximo and the gender and number of nouns that do not end in -o/-a.
- El día de engañar en Menorca
Did you know that the Spanish-speaking world doesn’t celebrate April Fool’s Day? For Spain and Latin America "prank day" is on 28 December: El día de los inocentes. But, there is ONE place that DOES celebrate April Fool’s Day, and that’s Menorca. Find out why!
- En un festival de música
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Estamos hechas la una para la otra
Some friendships were just meant to be! This A2 exercise can help you practise using yo también and yo tampoco.
- Francisco Salzillo
Francisco Salzillo was a celebrated Spanish Baroque sculptor who lived and worked in the 18th century. This A2 exercise can help you regular and irregular verbs in the Spanish preterite, the position of direct object pronouns and feminine nouns.
- Haciendo la compra a mis mayores
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto.
- Halloween en España
Halloween is here so let's all have a spooky time in Spain! This A2 exercise can help you practise indefinite adjectives, the gender of nouns and adjectives that don't end in -o or -a, and prepositions.
- Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar is Spain's most successful film director of international renown. His quirky screenplays focus on pop culture, desire, passion, and strong female characters.
- La alegría de ser abuela
The relationship a grandmother has with her grandchildren is very special! Join this abuela as she discovers she is going to have another nieto. This exercise can help you practise direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns and the diminutive suffix -ito.
- La Asunción en Guatemala
August 15 sees the celebration of the Assumption of Mary in many Hispanic countries. Guatemala is no exception and she is the patron saint of its capital, Guatemala City. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the preterite and indefinite adjectives.
- La Carrera de Reyes en San Pablo
Discover this fascinating Epiphany tradition that takes place in the Peruvian town of San Pablo. This A2 exercise can help you practise the gender of nouns and adjectives that don't end in -a or -o, possessive adjectives and the near future
- La cuesta de enero
The new year is here and with it annual price hikes. Learn about the uphill struggle known as "La cuesta de enero" with this A2 reading and listening exercise.
- La escapada de Laura al albergue
Laura needs to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. Join her as she discovers the Sierra de Guadarrama in Spain. This exercise can help you practise the preterite and the imperfect for completed or descriptive past actions.
- La fiesta de la independencia
Learn some of the history behind the many independence day celebrations that take place in September in Latin American countries. This exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, indefinite adjectives, El Pretérito Indefinido, the gender of nouns that don't end in -o or -a, and how to use Roman numerals in Spanish.
- La historia del ceviche
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- La magia de La Rioja 1
It's time for a new exciting series! Embark on an exhilarating journey with a group of friends as they explore the wonders of La Rioja in Spain. This exercise can help you practise the gender of nouns ending in -umbre, -ión, -dad, -tad, -itis and -sis and their plural, El Pretérito Perfecto and forming exclamatory sentences with qué.
- La noche de las velas de Pedraza
Visit this picturesque Segovian village by candlelight and practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- La Roja baila
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
- La vendimia
Listen to this story about how one group of friends spent their time in the town of Jeréz de la Frontera during the annual grape harvest. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- Las tunas en el día de la Inmaculada
This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
- Los novios 5: final feliz
After all they've been through, find out how it all turns our for Susana and Alfredo while you practise past tenses.
- Martes y Trece - supersticiones
This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
- Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq
This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and indefinite pronouns.
- Melilla: una ciudad con encanto
Read about a visit to Melilla, one of the Spanish enclaves situated in northern Africa that has been part of Spain since the 15th century. This exercise can help you practise el Indefinido, using cuánto/-a/-os/-as in interrogative, exclamative and indirect questions, and forming exclamatory sentences with qué [noun] or qué [adjective].
- Mi día en Ecuador
Spend a day in Ecuador while practising regular and stem-changing verbs in El Presente, telling time, using para for purpose and the gender of nouns that don't end in -o or -a.
- Mi DNI
Learn about the Spanish National Identification document, an ID card that's as important as a passport for Spanish people. This A2 exercise can help you practise el Indefinido and Ser vs Estar.
- Mi hermana
Practise muy vs mucho, plus using tener and ser to describe people.
Let's take a look at a flower that really heralds springtime! This A2 can help you practise irregular verbs in El Presente and the general use of prepositions.
- No está lejos
Have you ever visited the Spanish city of Zaragoza? Practise directions and prepositions like desde/de/hasta/a for "from/to".
- No tengo miedo - Halloween song
It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 1
Meet Marian and Tania who are celebrating the end of exams by taking a break in the village of Tania's grandparents. Part 1 of a series.
- Orgullosa de mis hijos
Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
- Platos para celebrar el 25 de mayo
Discover some of the emblematic dishes that Argentinians serve on 25 May to mark el Día de la Patria, when they celebrate their independence from Spain. This exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto, exclamatory sentences, El Pretérito Indefinido and gender of nouns with specific endings.
Discover this traditional Mexican drink that's made from plants similar to those used for tequila. This exercise can help you practise porque vs por qué, gender and plural of nouns with specific endings and que = that.
- Razones por las que aprender español
We know you are already converted and know hundreds of reasons why learning Spanish is the way to go! But read on, just in case you need some extra incentives! This exercise can help you practise indirect object pronouns, indirect object pronouns and using indefinite pronouns.
- Santiago Calatrava
Discover the life and some of the most iconic works of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido and forming ordinal numbers in Spanish.
- Ser perro durante la pandemia
A2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Song "Mediterráneo" by Ana Belén and Joan Manuel Serrat
This reading and listening exercise is based on the lyrics of the Spanish song Mediterráneo written by singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat.
- Súbeme la radio - Enrique Iglesias
This reading and listening exercise is based on the song Súbeme La Radio by Enrique Iglesias. It can help you practise El Imperative and El Presente.
- Swimmy, el AirBnb de las piscinas
Did you know that you can rent out your swimming pool the same way you can rent out a room or your home? This exercise can help you practise using the near future and the general use of the preposition en.
- Un Halloween diferente
This Halloween-themed reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, El Futuro Próximo and Halloween vocabulary.
- Un sábado con Edu
It's Saturday and hopefully Celeste's day is going to work out exactly as she has planned! This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido with completed actions, El Futuro Próximo, and the use and position of direct object pronouns.
- Una cita a ciegas
Have you ever been on a disastrous blind date? This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido.
- V Centenario de la primera vuelta al mundo
Discover what happened 500 years ago when the first circumnavigation of the world took place. This A2 exercise can help you practise El Indefinido, El Pretérito Imperfecto, direct object pronouns and indefinite adjectives.
B1: Intermediate Spanish listening exercises
- Baby squid in its ink
Sergio tells us how to cook one of his favourite dishes.
Sandra cannot wait to know who this week's ¡HOLA! exclusive is about.
- ¿Beach or mountain?
Olivia has find the perfect summer destination that means not choosing between the beach and going to the mountains.
- 40 books to read before 40
Tomas accepted the challenge of reading a selection of 40 books before turning 40.
- 8 foods that are good for your brain
Pedro gives advise about what to eat to have a healthy brain.
- A day at the zoo
Palmira is excited about her upcoming visit to Cali zoo.
- A detox summer
Vicente has planned a summer retreat at home to boots his energy levels.
- A night under the stars
Estrella will take her kids to the countryside to spend the night under the stars and teach them about constellations.
- A postcard every day
Ester cannot wait to check her mailbox.
- A topiary garden
Dani is looking forward to visiting the Tulcán cementery topiary gardens.
- Advice for teachers
Marisa has some teacher's tips for a successful year.
- Al Andalus train
Ada is excited to board the luxury Al Andalus train with her girlfriend.
- Almagro International Classical Theater Festival
Sol works for the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival, and will be on a radio show tomorrow to promote it.
- Alpha generation problems
Inés is worried about the challenges her daughter's generation will face.
- An inclusive restaurant
Berto describes Latin America's most inclusive restaurant.
Fernando explains the athflow concept.
- Beach of the Dead
Cesar goes Almería every summer.
- Binding spells
Verónica is flying to Havana to get back together with her ex.
- Bioluminescent beaches
Victor talks about these awesome beaches.
Jacinto always feels reborn, like the Phoenix, in the springtime.
- Burguillo Island
Marcos tells us about his plan for a fabulous weekend in a castle on an small island.
- Burn calories cleaning
Oscar is a personal trainer who explains how doing housework can be a great fitness routine.
- Buying a lamp
Nacho needs to buy new lamps to give a different ambience to his living room.
- Canalejas Center
Raquel tells us about the luxury project "Centro Canalejas".
Nico wants to initiate his friend in the art of capoeira.
- Caress, poem to a mother
Alvaro wants to dedicate a poem by Gabriela Mistral, the Chilean writer, to his mother.
- Carolina Marín, Spanish badminton's legend
A brief introduction to Carolina Marín.
Sofia describes Costa Rica's most typical dish.
- Cherry Blossoms
Blanca tells us about the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Jerte Valley in Cáceres (Spain).
- Chocolate with churros
Aitor can't wait till New Year comes because on the 1st of January he always has chocolate with churros for breakfast.
- Chupa chups
Maica tells us some interesting facts about the famous Chupa Chups lollipops.
- Citrus massage
Agustin explains how aromatherapy massage can bring cheer.
- Co-working spaces
Fermín can't wait to move his company to a co-working space to develop and improve his business.
- Cocktails and mixology
Perla is announcing the enrolment day for the Coctelería y Mixología course at Madrid Cocktail School.
- Combatting plastic in Colombia
Colombia combats plastic with bans, awareness and sustainability campaigns.
- Couple's mediation
Pepa talks about her profession.
- Credit Cards
Paco has too many credit cards, but his wife has a solution.
- Crosses of May
Antonio is excied about his trip to the Crosses of May Festival.
Psychologists recommend housework to get rid of stress.
- Decorating the table
Felipe shares his ideas for decorating a stunning table.
Carla is surrounded by retired foreigners each time that she spends the summer holidays with her family in Denia.
Nerea explains the birth stone for people born in April.
- Digital nomads
Celeste is changing her life to become a digital nomad.
- Discovering my past
After discovering that he was adopted and his biological parents live in Colombia, Sebastián travelled there to meet them.
- Diving in Coco island, Costa Rica (B1)
Noelia is getting ready to go diving for first time in the Pacific ocean.
- Do you draw by hand or use a computer?
Digital or traditional? Master both for success.
- Do you know what the future city will be like?
There are some ideas about what the city of the future will be like.
- Dog sledding
Jimena can't wait to participate in the Baqueira Beret dog sled race.
- Domitila Barrios de Chungara a Bolivian labor leader and feminist
Paulo talks about a prominent Bolivian leader.
- Don Juan Tenorio
Amaya explains why everyone in Spain goes to the theatre to watch "Don Juan Tenorio" on the first of November.
- Don't spill the salt
Mariela is horrified because it's bad luck to spill salt.
- Earthquakes and volcanoes
Aurora has discovered the high probability of volcanic and seismic activity in Chile.
- Easter rugs
Discover the Easter tradition of covering the streets of Antigua with beautiful handmade rugs.
- Egg Hunting
Andrea cannot wait to enjoy Easter Sunday.
- Elisabeth Farnese
Alicia is giving a conference about Elisabeth Farnese.
Alfredo is panicking because he has to give a conference in front of a thousand people and he gets embarrassed when he has to talk in public.
- Empowerment through sport
Tania is launching a project to empower girls, teenagers and women from Lima's slums by enrolling them in sports programs.
- Energy the whole day
Celia gives us some tips to prepare a healthy breakfast to recharge our batteries for the whole day.
- Excuses for not going to work
Discover the most common excuses in Mexico to get out of going to work.
- Female teenagers in Peru
Inés works for a UNICEF program that improves the lives of female teenagers in Peru
- Florencio Sanchidrián
Elsa is taking a masterclass from the best jamón cutter in the world.
- Follow your dreams
Alejandra advises her brother to follow his dreams in order to be happy in life.
- Frida Kahlo and her monkey
Carmen is taking Frida Kahlo art classes and she is fascinating by one of her paintings.
Santiago tells us about how the Galicians emigrated to Argentina.
Alma discovers a new concept that combines three pleasures in one.
- Glamping at Casa de Laila (B1)
Tomás is looking forward to glamping in the idyllic Casa de Laila in Andalusia.
- Globetrotting children
Paco describes why travelling has many benefits for children.
- Guess what I do for living (B1)
Eliseo wants us to guess his profession.
- Have a baby, plant a tree and write a book
Eva wants to acheive these three things to have a full life: "have a baby, plant a tree and write a book". She will give birth in one week and plant a tree next month.
- Home comes from fireplace
Olivia explains the link between the word for fireplace and home.
- Hotel or Airbnb?
Marisa and her friends are thinking about going on a trip to Zaragoza and need to decide where to stay.
- How to organise your sewing workshop
Macarena gives advice about how to organise a sewing workshop.
- I love speed
Lola explains why she loves to drive fast.
- I miss Costa Rica's trees
Pedro used to live in Costa Rica and he misses its landscapes, especially its beautiful trees.
- I will soon practise with the épée
I can't wait to start fencing classes!
Carlos spent his summer holidays in a hotel in Cádiz which is a pioneer in disabled inclusion among its staff.
A look at the Spanish multinational clothing company whose HQ is in Galicia.
- It's really hot!
Carmela is suffering because of the hot weather and is thinking of ways to beat the heat.
- Jerez Drum Festival
Ursula describes the hand drum celebration in Jerez.
- Landscape design
Rodolfo is excited and a bit nervous because is going to interview the popular Spanish landscape designer about the Flynn vila.
Bruna explains what leaders in the 21st century should be like.
- Let's return to the countryside
Santiago talks about the importantance of promoting country life and repopulating villages.
- Let's set the nativity
Elisa is in a rush to set up the nativity with her family and tells us how she would like the display to look.
- Little processions, Colombia
Alfredo describes a cute Colombian Easter tradition for children.
- Living in a few square meters
Carlos tells us about the advantages of living in a small apartment.
Belén is lost on her way to the Prado Museum and so has to ask for directions!
- Love in the ER
Alba tells us about her hospital love story.
- Love me entirely
Alma recites a poem written by the Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz.
- Love, the Magician
Tomorrow, Carlos's dance company will premiere "Love, the Magician".
- Luis Barragán
Aurora visits the Barragán house - workshop.
- Madrid Royal Theather
Amancio is excited about spending a day at the opera.
- Madrid stew
Emiliano describes the famous winter dish from Madrid, the "cocido madrileño".
- Making friends in a new city
Pepe is moving to Lima and he doesn't know anybody there, so he is thinking about ways to make friends.
- Málaga: anchovies and Picasso
Tatiana is dreaming about going on holiday to Málaga.
- María Pita
Raúl recounts the legend of Maria Pita.
- María Teresa Antoja
Eva talks about an amazing woman scientist.
- María Zambrano
Eliseo talks about one of the most important female philosophers in Spain.
- Me and my handbike
María tells us how "handcycling" has changed her life.
- Medieval combat
Pedro is excited about the International Medieval Combat Championship that will be held in Belmonte castle.
- Medina Azahara
Nacho tells us about his next adventure filming a documentary about the life of Abderramán III in Medina Azahara.
- Mónica Moro
Silvia talks us about the one of the top professionals in the publicity field.
- Montevideo's carnival
Elvira talks about the longest carnival in the world.
- Moon bath
Prando is looking forward to experiencing the magic of a moon bath under the starry sky.
- Mummy give me a hug
The simple act of giving a hug and kiss to her daughter makes Amalia happy.
- My beloved pet
María is looking forward to starting her summer job as a pet sitter.
- My last year as a teacher
Felipe's last year as a teacher will be inspiring and academically successful.
- My life is a hashtag
Roberto explains why hashtags are so important in his life.
- My ski jacket
Nacho explains the amazing things that can be made with recycled plastic.
- My work experience at the stables
Pablo is going to start his work experience at some stables soon.
- Mycological tourism in Soria
Rosario tells us about her plan to go to mushroom picking in Soria.
- New Year's Concert
Domingo tells us about the annual appointment he has with his grandfather every New Year's morning.
- Nostalgia is good for your health (B1)
Ambrosio gives us a positive feedback about nostalgia.
Valeria describes some interesting facts about orchids.
Tomorrow Pedro is performing an important operation.
Mario tells us about the origin of the name Panama.
Carmen tells us about one of the most popular dances in Spain.
- Passage of terror
Pepe tells us about his scary job.
- Passion or business?
Beatriz tells us about modern-day football.
- Petrona Viera
Carmen is enjoying the Petrona Viera paintings at the National Museum of Visual Arts of Uruguay.
- Pets in the world
Isaac is surprised after reading a report about pets around the world.
- Phones for the visually impaired
Veva has just realised that there are phones for people with visual impairments.
Vicente explains what PhotoEspaña is.
- Places names
Maria presents the different theories about the origin of the name of Paraguay.
Vicente is organising a baby shower for a client in a spa.
Carolina finds a solution to the problems in her love life.
- Positive emotions
Iván tells us about his positive emotions.
Nayeli tells us what are her favourite things about New Year's Eve.
- Primavera Sound
Ismael is excited because he got tickets for the Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival.
- Puno Carnival
Juan is excited about his trip to Perú to attend the Puno Carnival.
Oscar finds out who Quevedo was while travelling to dinner by metro.
Christian explains where the use of RSVP comes from.
- Radio Professions
Eduardo is astonished at how many people work on the radio.
- Rafting on the Miño river
Andrea and her friends are going rafting in Galicia to celebrate Paula's hen (bachelorette) party.
- Rainy days
Lucia and her family sing and dance at home on rainy days.
- Ratoncito Pérez
Tamara's first tooth has fallen out and now she is waiting for El Ratoncito Pérez to come to collect her tooth in exchange for a wonderful surprise.
- Reading the horoscope
Juan tells us why he reads his horoscope.
- Reasons to have a smart home
Pablo explains why it's good to have a smart home.
Jaime describes the services offered by his relocation business.
- Roses for my grandmother
Pedro explains all the wonderful things that his grandmother will do with the roses that he will offer her tomorrow.
- Salad for everyone
Pablo is writing a special blog post about salads.
- San Silvestre Vallecana
Sol and her family participate in a run every New Year's Eve called the San Silvestre Vallecana race.
- Saúl Craviotto
Nati is a fan of this Spanish olympic champion.
- Save money shopping online
Óscar has some tips to save money when online shopping.
- Second hand furniture
Maite wants to try something different in her home decoration by buying secondhand furniture.
Ever heard of "selenophilia"? Discover what it means and why it's relevant to our fascination with the moon.
- Self portrait
Paloma uses photography as psychotherapy tool.
- Seniors have a lot to offer
Jacobo encourages us to support intergenerational programs to improve society.
- Shooting a movie in Latin America
Gema is looking for some locations in Latin America to start the shooting of her movie.
- Single's day
Jacinto is looking forward to celebrating "San Solterín".
- Sledding through Villarica
Josué became a musher for one day in Chile.
- Soap operas
Veronica tells us about her passion for "telenovelas".
- Spain, a safe country
Azucena is surprised at how safe Spain is.
- Spanish deck of cards
Paola loves to play cards.
- Sports shoes designed by blind people
Three young students from Alicante founded a startup in 2018 to manufacture trainers for blind people made by visually-impaired employees with recycled material.
Ricardo tells us about the strange reaction he had upon contemplanting the beauty of the Alhambra.
- Summer fragances
For Alfonso summer is all about fragrances.
- Summer in Guatemala
Delia tells us how she will spend her summer vacation as a volunteer doctor in Guatemala.
Ana plans to pampering herself at a thalassotherapy center.
- The bean and vegetable fair
Ignacio talks about the program of the bean and vegetable fair that takes place in Cantabria.
- The benefits of contact with nature
Francisco talks to us about the benefits of having contact with nature.
- The best places to go bungee jumping in Spain
Gladis is going to take a sabbatical to search for the best bungee jumping spots in Spain.
- The Bridge of the Woman
Juan Carlos suggests we visit an iconic bridge in Buenos Aires designed by Santiago Calatrava.
- The connection between diet and mental health
What you eat can help improve your mental health.
- The couple... Should I marry Alfredo or not? (Part 2 of 2)
Susana continues considering whether to marry Alfredo.
- The couple... Should I marry Alfredo or not?(Part 1 of 2)
Susana is under pressure to marry her boyfriend, Alfredo, but should she?
- The crocodiles of the Tamarindo Estuary
Discover the fascinating world of the Tamarindo Estuary crocodiles.
- The day of the big pig race
Daniel is worried because their pig doesn't seem to be in good shape to participate in a pig race.
- The five-colour river
Rosario in amazed by a river in Colombia that has five colours.
- The flowers
Amalia spots her boyfriend at the florist and wonders if the flowers that he is buying are for her.
- The God Child's presents
Eduardo is wondering what his nephew would like as a present for Christmas.
- The harpist
Dalia can't wait to attend a Latin American harp music concert in her city next Saturday.
- The house of Jade
Nuria is fascinated by the importance of jade for the Mayas.
- The Jewel of Cere
Luisa is planning to visit a stunning archaeological location in El Salvador.
- The little Cuban house
Liliana recounts her experience staying at Cuban houses to travel around the island.
- The lottery
Practise El Concicional simple (conditional tense) with Almudena explaining what she would do if she won the lottery.
- The Meninas
Dorotea is going to meet her friend Catalina at the Prado Museum tomorrow, to discover the secrets of the Velazquez painting "Las Meninas".
- The most beautiful villages in Spain
Damián's village will be participating in the contest for most beautiful village in Spain.
- The narrow one
Pedro tells us about the narrowest house in the world.
- The neighborhood bakery
Luisa loves to go to her neighborhood bakery to buy bread and delicious pastries.
- The piano workshop
Emiliano is set to inherit his grandfather's piano business, but is he ready for the responsibility that comes with it?
- The psychology of colours
Mar is excited about the marketing course that she will be starting next week.
- The sound of rain
Alfredo finds the sound of rainfall very healing.
- The stained glass windows of León
Almudena tells us about the wonderful stained glass in the cathedral of León.
- The Three Wise Men have called me!
Marta's son has just received a videocall from the Three Wise Men.
- The Transcantábrico
Berta is excited about her upcoming romantic getaway on the Transcantábrico.
- The university of the seas
Mateo tells us about the international educational project that Cádiz University is coordinating.
- The weeping woman
Tomás tells us about one of the most popular folk tales in Latin America: "La Llorona".
- The whales of Samaná
Paloma describes the wonderful whale sanctuary in Samaná.
Tomorrow Gloria will be attending a special theatre course to improve both her professional skills and her self-awareness.
- Tips to be positive
Beatriz gives us some tips to stay positive.
Maria Virginia describes how to make this popular venezuelan drink.
- To-do-list apps
Verónica is writing an article about the best to-do-list apps on the Latin American market.
- Tools for working remotely
Pepe give us some tips about tools for working remotely.
- Toro: Romanesque and wines
Juanjo is looking forward to surprising his father with a trip around the Toro region to visit romanesque art and Ribera del Duero vineyards.
- Two kisses
Paco explains the traditional Spanish greeting of giving two kisses.
- Types of memory
Alberto was stunned to learn that there are many different types of memory.
- Uncle and aunt
Adriana explains the uses of "tío" and "tía" in Spanish.
- Villa Verde Housing, Chile
Bernardo has been asked to choose an iconic building by Alejandro Aravena, which one will he select?
- Violeta Barrios de Chamorro
Gerardo talks about the first female president in Nicaragua and Latin America.
- Warrior women
Sira talks about the number of women in Latin American armies.
- We are angels
Rita explains how Colombian children from Cartagena celebrate the 1st of November.
- Web surfer
Germán is concerned he has turned himself into a prisoner because he does everything on the internet from home.
- Wedding Lasso
Alicia talks about the Mexican wedding lasso tradition.
- Weekend Harvesters
Azucena and her family will become harvesters for a weekend.
- Welcoming the New Year
Juan wants to try different Latinamerican traditions to welcome the New Year.
- What do I wear to go to the gym?
Marilia encourages us to wear glamourous gym outfits when working out.
- What is a fire station like?
Berta is excited because tomorrow she will be taking her primary students to visit a fire station. What an adventure!
- What means of transportation can you use?
María talks about her difficulties accessing public transport.
- What will my new flatmate be like?
Rocio is wondering what her new flatmate [US: roommate] will be like.
- When Spain came second in the Eurovision Song Contest
Marta talks about the Spanish song which almost won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973.
- Who invented fountains?
Beltrán explains the history of fountains.
- Who is your favourite hero?
Felipe talks about his favourite hero.
- Why do we like to wear costumes?
Héctor explains why people like to wear costumes.
- Why do you run?
Amelia is a professional runner. In an interview she is being asked: why do you run?
- Wind sports
Have you ever wondered how many wind sports exist?
- Working during the holidays
Juanjo describes how there are many professions who have to work on New Year's Eve.
- World Art Day
Marisa talks about the events that will be held in Bogota to celebrate World Art Day.
- Yalitza Aparicio
Victor tells us about one of the most influential Latin American women of 2019.
- Yolks of Saint Teresa
Chusa and her sister are on a trip around Castilla y León in Spain, and tomorrow they will arrive in Avila, where they will buy delicious Yolks of Saint Teresa.
- You have to brush your hair
Federico gives us some tips to improve the health of our hair.
- ¿Harás caso a todo lo que se dice? Coca-Cola Light advert
This advert for Coca-Cola Light can help you practise El Imperativo and El Futuro.
- ¿Qué harías en Bilbao?
Learn about the delights of the Basque city of Bilbao while practising El Condicional.
- ¿Sabías cuál es el origen del turrón?
Discover the traditional Spanish Christmas nougat called turrón.
- 23-F: Coup d'Etat in Spain
This exercise is based on events that occurred on 23 February 1981, when Lieutenant-Colonel Tejero led 200 civil guards in a coup d'État against the recently-formed Spanish democracy.
- Algo inesperado
Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
- Almudena Grandes
Find out more about her life and work of author Almudena Grandes with this B1 reading and listening exercise that can help you practise the pasiva refleja, El Pretérito indefinido and El Pretérito imperfecto.
How sporty are you? This reading and listening exercise about athletics can help you practise verbal periphrasis
- Aulas virtuales
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple, El Condicional Simple and some expressions followed by El Subjuntivo.
- Campana sobre campana
The Christmas bells are ringing with this B1 reading and listening exercise that can help you practise the position of pronouns, diminutives and written accents.
- Canción bonita
Listen to this duet by Ricky Martín and Carlos Vives which is a celebration of Puerto Rico. This B1 exercise can help you practise si followed by present indicative + main clause and position of Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns with infinitive/gerund and affirmative commands.
- Celebrando Acción de Gracias
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
What advice would you give Sonia if you were her best friend Lidia? This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto for events in the past with no mention of specific date and experiences in life.
This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
- De crucero por España 3
Daniel meets someone and then something unexpected happens. Are they connected? This exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives and the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs. (Part 3 of 5)
- Día Internacional de las Montañas
Find out why mountains are so important with this reading and listening exercise that can help you practise El Presente, El Imperativo and the position of pronouns after gerunds.
- El Cid
Learn about this famous Medieval warrior with this reading and listening exercise which can help you practise relative pronouns, past tenses and past participles as adjectives.
- El clásico
This discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
- El Descenso Internacional del Sella
Discover this extraordinary race that takes place every August in Asturias, an autonomía on the northern coast of Spain, with hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators! This exercise can help you practise forming the present perfect progressive tense, past participles as adjectives, conditional sentences with if and the simple future.
- El desfile del Día de Muertos
Make the journey to Mexico City and discover the parade that takes place on All Saints' Day. This B1 exercise can help you practise que/ el cual/ la cual/ los cuales/ quien/ quienes (relative pronouns) and conjugating regular verbs in the conditional.
- El Día de Muertos
The Mexican celebration of El Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead) actually lasts more than one day as it is celebrated on el Día de Todos los Santos (All Saints' Day) and el Día de los Fieles Difuntos (All Souls' Day), 1 and 2 November respectively.
- El frotar se va a acabar
An old school Spanish advert for washing powder full of great grammar.
- El Gordo de Navidad
This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
- El Jazzaldia de San Sebastián
Jazzaldia, aka the San Sebastian Jazz Festival, is Spain's oldest jazz festival. Every year during the third week of July, the city is alive with the sounds of jazz music as the festival takes over the city's venues, plazas and even the beach! This exercise can help you practise superlatives, forming la pasiva refleja and past participles as adjectives.
- En la Feria Nacional de San Marcos
Travel to the Mexican city of Aguascalientes to celebrate the Feria Nacional de San Marcos. This exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, El Futuro Simple, gender and plural of nouns with specific endings and relative pronouns.
- Granizado de sandía
Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
Guantanamera is probably the most famous Cuban song in the world. Its name means "woman from Guantánamo". The version in this video was recorded by Playing for Change, an organisation created to inspire and connect the world through music.
- Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo
Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
- La Casa Azul de Frida Kahlo
Immerse yourself in Frida Kahlo's iconic "Casa Azul", where she painted and lived for much of her life. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise "cuando" with the present subjunctive vs the present indicative and written accents.
- La Casa de Bernarda Alba
Federico García Lorca is probably Spain's most famous modern poet and playwright. La Casa de Bernarda Alba is one of his most well-known plays.
- La Feria de Abril
This exercise is about the Spanish festival La Feria de Abril.
- La ley de nietos
Read about a new path to Spanish citizenship called La Ley de la Memoria Democrática, popularly referred to as La Ley de Nietos. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, El Futuro Simple, and the gender of Spanish nouns with specific endings.
- La Mama Negra en Ecuador
In Latacunga, Ecuador, they have a fiesta called La Santísima Tragedia, but everyone calls it Mama Negra and since 2005 it's been officially recognised as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ecuador. This exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, and the imperative.
- La Pedrera
Join us on a very special trip to Barcelona to visit the incredible works of architect Antoní Gaudí. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple.
- La pradera de San Isidro
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- LA, LA, LA – Massiel, 1968. Festival de Eurovisión
Spain's first win at the Eurovision Song Contest was with this song by Massiel in 1968, when the contest took place in London. This exercise can help you practise using indirect object pronouns and relative pronouns.
- Las baleadas hondureñas
Learn how to make this delicious dish from Honduras! This exercise can help you practise the imperative affirmative and the position of object pronouns with affirmative imperatives.
- Las Doce Uvas
Are you familiar with the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight?
- Las Fallas de Valencia
The Spanish festival Las Fallas de Valencia lasts for 5 days in March.
- Las hogueras de San Juan
It's officially summertime! In Spain (and many other countries) because the solstice and the feast day of Saint John the Baptist are so close, the eve of Saint John's is celebrated as the start of summer.
- Los Novios 1: Susana y Alfredo
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive.
- Mario Testino
Learn about Mario Testino, the iconic and infamous Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. This B1 exercise can help you practise past tenses, la pasiva refleja and past participles as adjectives.
- Mi asistente
Here’s a teacher who’s a big fan of Kwiziq! This exercise can help you practise the importance of written accents in Spanish and relative pronouns.
- Mi gran noche
Listen to the song "Mi gran noche" made famous when it appeared in the 1968 film "Digan lo que digan" starring the Spanish singer and actor Raphael. This B1 exercise can help you practise "El Futuro Simple".
- Mis aventuras por España 1
Here's part one of a new summer series! Take off with Laura as she heads to summer camp in Spain. Will she have a great time like her parents say she will?
- Mis aventuras por España 2
Will Laura make new friends? What will happen between Laura and Juan? Find out what summer has in store for Laura in part two of her summer adventure!
- Moriría por vos
"Moriría por vos" was a hit single by Spanish rock duo Amaral. This exercise can help you practise voseo, El Condicional Simple and El Futuro Simple.
- Noviembre sin ti
Listen to this love song by Mexican band Reik taken from their eponymous 2015 album. This exercise can help you practise the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs and past participles as adjectives.
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 2
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 4
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Nuestra gran aventura de verano 5
B1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Organización territorial de España
Learn some geographical statistics about Spain as well as how it is divided and organised administratively. This B2 exercise can help you practise past tenses generally, idiomatic expressions and gerunds.
- Otoño, octubre
This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by Spanish singer-songwriter Manuel Carrasco.
- Paco de Lucía
Learn about Paco de Lucía, pioneering guitarist who founded the new fusion flamenco genre. This B1 exercise can help you practise gender of nouns ending in -ista, shorter forms of ordinal numbers and using demasiado, bastante, suficiente, poco, tanto and mucho to express quantity.
- Películas clásicas de miedo para Halloween
How about these scary movies to help you practise the subjunctive, the imperative, the position of pronouns and Halloween vocabulary?
- Premio Planeta
This reading and listening exercise is about the lucrative and well-respected book prize. It can help you practise El Futuro Simple, plus relative and subordinate clauses.
- Queridos Reyes Magos
This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
- Semana de la Moda Madrid
The end of January sees the arrival of Madrid’s Fashion Week. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple.
- Sevillanas de Nochebuena
Listen to this Sevillana-style song that incorporates the lyrics to a couple of more traditional Spanish Christmas carols.
- Song "La vida es un carnaval" by Lucrecia
This reading and listening exercise is based on the lyrics of the Spanish song La vida es un carnaval sung by Lucrecia.
- Sorolla el pintor de la luz y la costa valenciana
Joaquín Sorolla is a Spanish painter from Valencia. This exercise can help you practise using the relative pronouns and the pasiva refleja.
Make these traditional Easter treats and practise El Subjuntivo and El Imperativo.
- Una vida nueva 10
Roberto asked Ángela a life-changing question. Will she say yes or no?
- Una vida nueva 6
The last time we met Ángela and Roberto they were just getting together and it was 2019. Let's see what's happened to them since then! This B1 exercise can help you practise past tenses and El Futuro Simple.
- Una vida nueva 7
Part 7 of a series: Roberto is up to something, and now Ángela doesn't know if she can trust him anymore...
- Una vida nueva 8
Part 8 of a series. Roberto and Ángela decide to go skiing. It's very exciting as it's Ángela's first time! However, the excitement soon turns to something darker... This B1 exercise can help you practise the position of pronouns, El Futuro Simple and the difference between some accented/non-accented words.
- Una vida nueva 9
Last time we were with Roberto and Ángela there was an avalanche! Find out what happens next...
B2: Upper Intermediate Spanish listening exercises
- 21st century shepherds
Rosa is changing her profession to became a shepherdess.
- A charity baby shower
Dina wants to invest the budget for her baby shower in a fundraising event for the NGO Madrina Foundation.
- A fun flight
Irene tells us about her entertaining plane ride.
- A surprising hotel
Patricia has discovered an amazing hotel for her honeymoon.
- A Templar castle
Juan tells us about the one of the most popular Templar Castles in Spain.
- A visit to the Marina Núñez del Prado House Museum
Alba is revisiting one of her favourite museums.
- A welcoming place
Sergio believes that schools must become welcoming places of belonging and community.
Iria talks about a female icon of the Mexican revolution.
- Adoration of the Magi
Mariela describes what happened when she the Adoration of the Magi by Velázquez first time with her father at the Prado Museum.
- Ads and memories
Bernardo talks about the impact commercials had on his childhood.
Antonio talks about his solitary road trips with no fixed destination through the mountains.
Marta is very excited about her trip to Altamira where she plans to visit some very important prehistoric paintings.
- Andrea's travel notebook
Explore Andrea's solo journey across South America and her unforgettable legacy.
- Argentinian escarapela day
Isabel tells us about the Argentinian escarapela.
- Astrology drives me crazy
Vanesa took an astrology course and now she is confused by the many horoscopos from diverse cultures that exist.
Horacio describes this exclusive Spanish Galician seafood.
- Bocas del Toro
Diego reminisces about his holidays in Boca de Toro.
While buying a book for his granddaughter, Adrián discovers a book on children's emotional education.
- Brain benefits of learning languages
Julia enrolled in Spanish and Italian classes as soon as she learned about the cerebral benefits of learning a second language.
Alberto has a craving for cachapas.
- Can you go 24 hours without complaining?
Pedro has challenged himself to go 24 hours without complaining. Will he achieve it?
- Celia Sánchez-Ramos
Rodolfo is writing an article about female Latin American and Spanish scientists.
- Che Guevara
Find out how Korda's photo of Che Guevara became an icon and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the most compelling images in history.
- Christmas Eve at La Paz
Juanjo tells us about his plans to celebrate Christmas Eve in La Paz, Bolivia.
- Christmas lights
Remedios tells us about the Christmas lights in Málaga.
- Colada and guaguas
Sergio describes the typical food prepared in Ecuador for All Saints Day.
Rosaria tells us how she used crowdfunding to successfully launch her startup.
Paulo is having second thoughts about investing in cryptocurrency.
- Cube Tower, Mexico
Jaime tells us about an iconic building in Jalisco designed by a Spanish woman architect.
- Cyber Lawyers
Zulema tells us about the profession of the future: cyber lawyer.
- Day of the Candles
Malena describes the celebration known as the Day of the Candles.
Jacinto is a moderator in a debate about Latin American policies.
- Desalination plants
Monica explains how Spain is a world leader in water desalination technology.
- Doctor's Monologue
Fabian tells us how he became a comedian thanks to his patients' anecdotes when he was working as a hospital doctor.
Serafín loves to play dominos.
- Each to their own
Marilia tells us that there are many versions of beauty besides its classic interpretation.
- Elsa & Fred
Carmen is getting married again.
Roman tells us why he is emigrating and where to.
- Esparto grass
Julián tells us about the amazing esparto grass festival that takes place in a small village in Navarra.
- Expressions with colours
Laila explains some Spanish expressions that feature colours.
Nadia found the perfect atelier and fabrics to make her dress for the ball.
Ricardo is nervous about meeting his family-in-law for first time.
Esteban explains the origin and use of one of Spain's iconic craft objects: the fan.
Quique discovers a scary secret from his childhood.
- Fencers' skills
Fencing requires some very special skills.
- Finca la Estacada
Agueda tells us about the wonderful wine experience that her friends organised for her at Finca la Estacada in Cuenca.
- Five generations
Amalia discovered a photo featuring 5 generations of women on her mother's side of the family.
Almudena wants a date with indecisive Alberto, she thinks that making him jealous will make him ask her out.
Abel tells us about Francoism.
- Gathering at Café Gijón
Faustino tells us about the famous intellectual gatherings at the Café Gijón in Madrid.
- Good vibe songs
Eduardo tells us about his good vibe playlist.
- Guatemalan bells
Eduardo will end his wedding ceremony with a Guatemalan tradition.
- Guatemalan nativities
Catalina just discovered the beauty of Guatemalan nativities.
- Healthy mind, healthy body
Yara describes how her life has changed thanks to meditation and a positive attitude.
David is impressed by the guided tour at the Mexican National Herbarium.
- Hiking in Aragon
Arantxa talks about her wonderful summer adventure hiking in the Ordesa National Park.
- How wise is my grandmother!
Oriol loves visiting his grandma because she teaches him so much about life.
- I am going to propose on Valentine's day
Paco is excited about his romantic plan for Valentine's day.
- In the fitting room
Regina tells us about her adventure at the fitting room.
- Interesting facts about the Atlantic Ocean
Alba has read an article about the Atlantic ocean and wants to shares the interesting facts she's discovered.
- International Cervantino Festival
Fabiola is excited about the arrival of the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato.
- Is coaching a trend?
Paula has researched the history of coaching.
- Jimena wants to be an actress
Jimena tells her parents that she wants to be an actress.
- Juana de América
Eduardo recommends that his friend read Juana de America's poems.
- Keto diet
Marcos explains how the keto diet works.
- Knowing how to apologise
Aitor teaches us Spanish ways of apologising.
- Kraus & Carreras
Gabriel tells us about two of the greatest Spanish opera singers.
- Laura I. Gómez: a Latin American female entrepreneur
Clara talks about a Mexican entrepreneur who is revolutionizing Silicon Valley with her start-up.
Fernando tells us a cute tradition for children to celebrate the Wise Men's arrival in Puerto Rico.
- Lima's Barrancos neighbourhood
Luis Enrique is amazed by a tour through the Barrancos neighbourhood.
- Luxury shoes are Spanish
Abelardo tells us about the wonderful shoes that are manufactured in Elda by amazing craftsman using high quality spanish leather for international luxury brands.
Ricardo is surprised by Malaga's contemporary culture.
- Maruja Mallo
Rosendo is researching the life and work of Maruja Mallo at the Museo Reina Sofía.
- Merry Christmas
Memories of how we used to wish Christmas greetings came to Fran's mind.
- Method Montessori
Federico tells us about the Montessori Method.
- Migration in Spain
Lucia tells us about the phenomenon that is Spain's history of migration.
- Montserrat Caballé
Luisa tells us about her dream to become an opera singer like Montserrat Caballé.
- Music & Speed
Victor explains the effect that music has on his training.
- My children should go to nursery
Despite not getting a place at the nursery, Paco's children are adapting well to their new life in Colombia.
- My Sundays
Marcela loves Sundays because it's when she spends time looking after herself.
- National Organization for Spanish Blind People (ONCE)
Eduardo talks about one of the main Spanish organizations focused on supporting disabled people.
Arturo explains why he likes Netflix.
Alfonso talks about Neuromancer, the novel which introduced the concept of cyberspace.
- On my behalf
Julia asks a colleague to go to a meeting on her behalf.
- Pablo Casals
Paco is reading the memoirs of a famous cellist, composer and conductor.
Lourdes makes the most of her daily commute to work by using a mindfulness app on the train.
- Panda Antivirus
Laila just discovered that Panda Antivirus is a Spanish brand.
Ambrosio tells us about an impressive restaurant in Puerto Rico.
Elsa talks about the role of philanthropy in society.
Paloma is worried that her nightmare about her grandmother's death is a premonition.
- Preparing myself for autumn
Marta tells us about looking forward to autumn.
Elvira is impressed by the story of how the Pyrenees got their name
Sonsoles has thought of a wonderful name for her friend's baby.
- Reasons to create a blog
Antonio has some convincing reasons why we should write a blog.
- Recycling is child's play
Amanda invites us to reflect on the importance of educating children about recycling by taking action.
Paulo describes what his grandma taught him about rosemary.
- Rubén Darío
Maria talks about the poet who initiated the Spanish-language literary movement known as "Modernismo".
- School for Dogs
Gonzalo recommend a school for dogs.
- Scientific women
Estrella tells us about her favourite speaker at a conference she will attend given by the eight most influential women scientists in Spain.
- Screenwriter Tips
Alberto gives us some advice to succeed as a screenwriter.
- Selfie vs self-portrait
Marcos is trying to understand the difference between selfie and self portrait.
- Sevillian orange trees
Maria tells us some interesting facts about orange trees in Seville.
- Show business
Leopoldo talks about the word for show business in Spanish.
Vicente is surpised by the history and effort behind a simple light switch.
- Social housing in Sa Pobla
Rodrigo is a fan of a social housing project in Mallorca.
- Solar Decathlon Latin America and the Caribbean
Francisco tells us about Solar Decathlon Latinoamérica y Caribe.
- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Fausto discovers one of the greatest Mexican exponents of Golden Age Spanish literature through a Netflix series.
Mavy has discovered that the spacesuit was invented by a Spaniard.
- Summer camp for blind and low vision children
Alejandro describes the blind and partially-sighted summer camp where he volunteered.
- Surfers refuge
Antonio tells why he moved to Somo to run his own surfers refuge.
- Table manners
Elvira is struggling to teach her son proper table manners.
- Tainos and Columbus
Eva is enjoying her experience at Conquista Park.
- Tasty fruit
Caridad explains why it's good to eat fruit.
- Team building
Fidel can't wait to have a virtual coffeebreak with his workmates.
Flavia is shocked to learn that technology can impact mental health.
- The best therapy to be happy
Vanessa tells us what she considers the best therapy to be happy.
- The best villages in Spain to buy ceramics
Discover the top Spanish villages for buying ceramics, showcasing unique artisanal creations.
- The boogeyman is coming
Verónica tells us about a Hispanic folk creature called Coco.
- The Chinchorro mummies
Yaneli reflects on the oldest mummies in the world.
- The earthenware pitcher
Jacobo explains how an earthenware pitcher works.
- The Feast of The Goat
Julio tells us his thoughts about the novel he has just finished reading.
- The fire trucks
Miguel can hardly contain his excitement, he just secured a budget increase to upgrade the fire trucks with the latest features and technology!
- The first eco-school in Uruguay
Arturo talks about the first eco-school made using the "Earthship house technique" created by the American architect Michael Reynolds.
- The goat herder and his goats
Pablo was late on his first day at work, because his car got stuck on the highway by a flock of goats.
- The golden rule to save money
Paco shows us a system to save money.
- The lady of Marbella
Paco teaches Spanish to an eccentric English lady.
- The miracle
Raquel's husband is worried. She's gone skiing and there has been an avalanche.
- The mortgage
Marta is excited because her boyfriend wants to make a long-term commitment.
- The most important space observatories in the world
Raquel is amazed by the fact that 7 of the most important
- The Peliqueiro
Maruxa explains who the "Peliqueiro" is.
- The Scream by Edvard Munch
Alberto plans to write about the influence of Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" on Wes Craven's movie with the same name.
- The shapes of the clouds
Marcos explains that clouds have different shapes and names.
- The Spanish spy (B2)
Clara tells us about the role that this female Spanish spy played during the Second World War.
- The stone and the dog
Luisa tells us a funny anecdote from her childhood.
- The Trinidad House of Music
Monica tells us about one of the most emblematic and cheerful places in Cuba.
- The upholsterer
Manel is planning on getting some new upholstery.
- The widest river in the world
Marilia tells us about the widest river in the world.
- The winning dress
Rafa talks about the stunning dress designed by Manuel Pertegaz, which was worn by the Spanish winner of the 1969 Eurovision contest.
- The world's weirdest superpowers
Susana is impressed because someone collated the weirdest superpowers from the world of comics.
- This year I will take the school bus
Sonia is happy because she convinced her parents to allow her to take the school bus every day.
- Tips to improve your memory
Gerardo shares some tips for improving memory.
- Tips to write a book
Marcelo gives us some tips to write a book.
Discover some fascinating facts about toucans, a very popular bird in Honduras.
- Touch wood
Vanesa needs to touch something made of wood to bring him luck following her job interview.
- Traffic signs
Naiara is studying for her driving test and she has discovered some interesting facts about road signs.
Magarita discovers the perfect tool for social media managers to get a brand trending.
Clara can't wait to conteplate the twilight of the morning.
- Vicente Ferrer
Cesar tells us about his hero: Vicente Ferrer.
- Virtual art
Violeta is shocked after discovering that many cutting-edge art masterpieces are virtual.
- Wedding Planner
Mar tells her husband about the latest rather surprising wedding she organised for a client.
- When is Father's Day?
Nadia is confused about what day we celebrate Father's Day.
- Whimsical Moon
There's a beloved children's poem about the moon in Spain and Latin America, but Eduardo has a special attachment to the version his grandma used to tell him.
- Who invented the pina colada?
Margarita explains the origin of the pina colada.
- Who is Joselito?
Discover the Colombian Barranquilla carnival tradition of Joselito.
- Why do we blow out birthday candles?
Have you ever wondered why we put candles on birthday cakes? Nadia uncovers the fascinating history behind this tradition
- Why is everything red on Valentine's Day?
Fernanda discovers why everything is red on Valentine's day.
- Wind energy
Explore the incredible benefits of harnessing wind energy!
- Without leaving home
Mencia is excited because her parents are going on holiday and will leave her at home alone during July.
- Women and Universities
Octavio is surprised to learn when Spanish women were allowed to study at university.
- Women and videogames
Carla tells us about women and videogames.
- Women with a star
A review of Spanish female chefs with Michelin stars.
- Work expatriate: pros and cons
Federico explains the pros and cons of being an expat.
- You can't go to just any hairdresser!
Veronica booked an appointment in the best hair salon in Mexico DF, for her best friend, Clara.
- ¿Qué? ¿ruidosas nosotras?
The landlady is not happy with her noisy tenants.
- ¿Quién es la Fallera Mayor de Valencia?
Valencia's most spectacular, colourful and noisy celebration is Fallas, which takes place in March every year, culminating on 19 March: the feast day of Saint Joseph. Each year one lucky fallera is selected to be the Fallera Mayor de Valencia. This exercise can help you practise El Presente de Subjuntivo, El Futuro Simple, and the position of adjectives.
- Alaska y Dinarama - Mi novio es un zombi
The song "Mi novio es un zombi" was released in 1989 by new wave band Alaska y Dinarama. This B2 exercise can help you practise the Spanish Preterite, using hacer with the subjunctive/infinitive = to make [someone] do something and prepositions followed by infinitives.
- Andalucía turismo con Antonio Banderas
Here Antonio Banderas shares a story about an important message he received when he was in hospital following his 2017 heart attack. This exercise can help you practise the general use of El Pretérito Imperfecto versus El Pretérito Indefinido and the position of adjectives.
- Aplausos a los sanitarios
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Aprende a decorar mesas navideñas
It’s time to add a seasonal touch to really get in the festive sprit! This exercise can help you practise subordinate clauses in the subjunctive and the indicative plus relative clauses with prepositions.
This B2 reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, and El Pretérito Indefinido.
- Bolsas de plástico
Did you know that 3 July is International Plastic Bag Free Day? It seems a bit strange but actually has an important message and serious repercussions. This B2 exercise can help you practise using a and de + el que, la que, los que, las que (relative pronouns), using a preposition + el que, la que, los que, las que (relative pronouns) and using the infinitive after prepositions.
- Cabalgata Feria de Manizales
Discover one of the spectacular events that takes place during the Feria de Manizales - an annual event every January in Colombia. This exercise can help you practise relative pronouns, relative clauses with the indicative and the subjunctive and position of adjectives.
- Canción "Como yo" de Tonina Saputo
Listen to this poetic and rather melancholy song to practise cuando followed by the subjunctive and como vs cómo (with and without written accent).
- Canción de primavera
This B2 exercise about Spanish poet and singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina, can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
On Friday 19th June 2020, the Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón, best known for the novel La Sombra del Viento, passed away. We pay homage with this bilingual reader.
- Carlos Vives - Cumbiana
Listen to this song by Carlos Vives where he celebrates the cumbia musical genre as well as promoting the biodiversity of the swamps and rivers of Colombia. This exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple, using ya, and the difference between decir and contar.
- Chefs Estrella Damm 2021
Watch this video where Spanish chefs have collaborated with a well-known Spanish brand of beer to boost their sector, hard-hit by the pandemic in 2021. This exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and different uses of the gerund.
- Coco (movie trailer)
Step into the vibrant world of 'Coco', where music and family intertwine on the magical journey of Día de Muertos. This exercise can help you practise using the infinitive after prepositions, impersonal statements followed by the infinitive/subjunctive with que, and El Futuro Simple.
- Confesiones de una enamorada
Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
- De crucero por España 1
Meet Daniel, he's just found out that he's been hired as a lifeguard on a cruise ship! This exercise can help you practise El Futuro Perfecto and El Infinitivo Compuesto. (Part 1 of 5)
- De crucero por España 2
It's Daniel's first day at work on the cruise ship and he's a bit nervous. This exercise can help you practise the position of adjectives and El Presente de Subjuntivo. (Part 2 of 5)
- De crucero por España 4
The ship makes a stop in Valencia and the police call with some news! This exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs and El Futuro Simple. (Part 4 of 5)
- De crucero por España 5
Here's the final part of our summer series! Sofia is in police custody. How will this end? This xercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs and El Subjuntivo. (Part 5 of 5)
- Desde mi balcón
instead of being a physical event, 2020's PhotoEspaña will be an online event. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee was one of the hot hits of 2017 and the first Youtube video to get more than 4 billion views! Both artists are from Puerto Rico.
- Día del Idioma Español y Día Internacional del Libro
23 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
- Día Internacional de la lengua materna
Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
- Disfraz de Calavera Mexicana para Halloween
This reading and listening exercise shows you how to recreate the make-up for the Mexican Day of the Dead skull, also known as Catrina. It can help you practise relative clauses with the Indicative and the Subjunctive.
- El Carnaval de la Amistad
Discover this colorful event that takes place every year in Honduras to celebrate the patron saint of La Ceiba. This exercise can help you practise the passive voice, impersonal statements and using se debe/se puede.
- El cuento de mi abuelo para el día de Reyes
This B1 online reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
- El Dos de Mayo de Goya
Discover the history behind this famous painting by Francisco Goya, one of Spain's most important artists of the turn of the 18th century. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise different uses of the subjunctive, and using the imperfect vs the preterite.
- El Parchís
If you love traditional board games then you have probably played a version of known in the Spanish-speaking world as parchís. This B2 exercise can help you practise past participles as adjectives, relative clauses with the indicative and the subjunctive, using prepositions + relative pronouns, and cualquier(a).
- El Peine del Viento
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- El presidente Nayib Bukele le promete a El Salvador una Ciudad Bitcoin
Discover the ambitious plans Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s president, has for his country’s future. This B2 exercise can help you practise relative clauses with the subjunctive, the position of adjectives, and uses of the conditional.
- El sueño de Juan cargado de música
Live the dream of becoming a famous musician with Juan! This exercise can help you practise the imperfect vs the preterite, expressions with the verbs cargar, hacer and tirar.
- En Guinea Ecuatorial se habla español
There's a country in Africa that counts Spanish as one of its official languages: Equatorial Guinea. Discover the historical reasons for this with our bilingual reader. This exercise can help you practise the passive and the preterite.
- Feria de Cuenca, Ecuador
Read about the craft fairs that take place in Cuenca for its Independence Day celebrations, it's a city in Equador and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This B2 exercise can help you practise using the infinitive after prepositions and la pasiva refleja.
- Fiesta Nacional de la Manzana
Discover this Argentinian celebration of the apple! This exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, conjunction al + infinitive/perfect infinitive, relative pronouns, and position of adjectives.
- Galicia, un paraíso en el noroeste
Discover Galicia with this exercise which can help you practise the pasiva refleja and also indicative and subjunctive clauses.
- Guillermo, el trapecista de circo
Enjoy a night out at the circus and meet Guillermo, a talented young trapeze artist! This B2 exercise can help you learn Spanish idiomatic expressions using the word boca, practise past tenses generally, pronominal verbs, and subordinate clauses with El Imperfecto de Subjuntivo.
- Hamburguesas veganas de avena
Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
- Inspiración otoñal
In the northern hemisphere the leaves are changing colour to accompany the changing season. This B2 exercise can help you practise El Futuro, El Condicional and El Subjuntivo.
- Jorge Drexler - Hermana duda
Meet Academy Award winner Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor. This B2 exercise can help you practise relative clauses using the infinitive and seguir + present participle.
- La Alhambra de Granada
Step into a world of enchantment and history as you explore the mesmerizing beauty of La Alhambra de Granada in Spain. This exercise can help you practise the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs, the position of adjectives, El Futuro Simple and verbos pronominales.
- La Familia Addams
There's a lot of spooky excitement in Madrid right now because of the new Addams Family musical! Practise your Spanish with this video filmed after the premiere.
- La Gritería
Every year on December 8, Nicaragua celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary with La Gritería. This B2 exercise can help you practise using seguir/continuar + present participle, decir vs contar, and the imperfect vs the preterite.
- La herencia árabe en España
This exercise is about the influence of Arabic culture on Spain and the Spanish language.
- La monarquía española
Learn about the current Spanish monarchy and its recent history. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive se with modal verbs deber/poder, relative pronouns, using the infinitive after prepositions, and how to use Roman numerals in Spanish.
- La vuelta al cole
This exercise can help you practise clauses using El inidicativo and El subjuntivo.
- La vuelta al cole con Kwiziq
Let's catch up with Laura, the American studying to be a doctor whom we met for the first time in "Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq" (A2). This exercise can help you practise "cuando" with past tenses, "seguir/continuar" + gerund and pronominal verbs.
- Los caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Los Novios 2: Alfredo desconfía
More from the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. Let's just say things are getting complicated.
- Los Novios 3: malentendidos
Part 3 of the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. There seems to have been some kind of terrible misunderstanding.
- Maradona - Song by Andrés Calamaro
This tribute to Maradona can help you practise. using cualquier/cualquiera, el Presente de Subjuntivo and using the infinitive after prepositions.
- Mediterráneo - Los Rebeldes
This song, Mediterráneo, appeared on the best-selling album of Spanish rockabilly band Los Rebeldes and was the 1988 hit song of the summer.
- Mi fiesta de quinceañera
Join this young girl as she describes the special party that will take place to mark her fifteenth birthday, a milestone that marks the passage from childhood to womanhood that is celebrated in many Latin American countries. This exercise can help you practise the position of adjectives, the present perfect subjunctive and using the imperfect vs the preterite.
- Mi príncipe azul
This B2 exercise can help you practise idioms related to colours and also has instances of the letter d being omitted in colloquial Spanish.
- Mi rutina durante el Ramadán
Have a look at what a typical day during Ramadan is like. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise using cualquier/a to express any, Para que followed by El Presente de Subjuntivo and the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs.
- Miguel Delibes
As well as being a famous author, Miguel Delibes was a journalist and newspaper editor. Discover more about his life with this bilingual article. This B2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto
- Mis aventuras por España 3
Laura's time in Spain is coming to an end. Part 3 of a 3 part series. This B1 exercise can help you practise past tenses generally, Impersonal sentences using the "ellos" form, prepositions followed by infinitives and repetition of indirect objects.
- Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Otoño romántico
B2 Spanish interactive listening article
- Quesos españoles
Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of cheese in Spain?
- Refranes de Octubre
Discover a few Spanish proverbs and sayings about autumn in this bilingual reader.
- Regalos invisibles
What is the true spirit of Christmas? This exercise can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido and the position of pronouns with conjugated verbs.
During the 2020 pandemic lockdown people started playing this song by the Dúo Dinámico from their balconies so much that it has become an literal song of resistance
- Rosalía cantante revelación
Learn about the young Spanish singer called Rosalía Vila Tobella whose modern take on flamenco music led her to fame.
- Semana Santa
Like many Catholic countries, Easter is a very special celebration in Spain; it's not just a holiday weekend, it's called Semana Santa - Holy Week. This reader has a particular focus on the use of the passive voice.
- Solicitando un trabajo
Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email for a job application.
- Un crimen perfecto 1
Meet Ramón who thinks he's just going to have breakfast and ends up witnessing a horrible crime!
- Un crimen perfecto 2
The police investigate and think there's more to this than meets the eye.
- Un crimen perfecto 3
The police have new suspects!
- Un crimen perfecto 4
Get closer to finding out who the killer is while practising El Condicional Simple.
- Un crimen perfecto 5
Here's the final installment where we finally find out who really killed Pablo and why.
- Un hotel que sea céntrico
Set in Salamanca, this exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
- Un nuevo hogar en España
Sam is looking for a new place to live in Spain and has decided to use the services of a real estate agent to help him with the paperwork and finding the right place. This exercise can help you practise El Condicional Simple, El Futuro Simple, impersonal statements with the infinitive/subjunctive + que and using the infinitive after prepositions.
- Un sueño de Navidad
Ever had a weird dream that you nevertheless wished was real? This exercise can help you practise relative clauses, and El Imperfecto de Subjuntivo
- Una sesión de belleza
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise how to say “to have something done” in a beauty and treatment context.
- Una sorpresa inesperada
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise false friends.
- Videomatón de Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer, her best known novel is "La casa de los espíritus" (1982) which was turned into an English-language film in 1993 with a star-studded cast. This B2 exercise can help you practise different uses of se: pronominal verbs, dativo de interés, pronouns le / les become se when used with lo, la, los, las.
- Ya es Navidad
Ventino is a girl band from Colombia. This B2 exercise can help you practise forming the Spanish passive with se and using ya/ya no.
C1: Advanced Spanish listening exercises
- Day of the Dead
Nelson gives us some tips to decorate our house with style for the Day of the Dead celebration.
- A growing market
Eduardo describes some interesting facts about the rise of the athleisure market.
- A terrifying make-up artist
Do you agree that terrifying make-up is the key to a good horror movie?
- Body, mind and soul
Sebastián tells us how to find harmony and be happy and healthy.
- Designer, tailor, dressmaker and seamstress
Magdalena explains the difference between the many professionals involved in making clothes.
- Digital danger
Maribel is on the verge of bankruptcy because she keeps shopping and spending money on her phone.
- Entertaining the children in the car
Bernardo tells us how he entertained his kids during a terrible traffic jam.
Pepi is discovering Epicureanism.
Martina talks about her thoughts on equality.
- Foot reflexology
Serafín explains foot reflexology.
Federico explains Gothic architecture.
- Grape initiation
Joaquín experiences the initiation for grape pickers in his family's vineyard.
- Happier than a boy with new shoes
Xavi explains a Spanish expression about shoes.
Mercedes tells us the origin of the Hornazo and Lunes de Aguas tradition in Salamanca.
- I am right, you are wrong
Lucas prefers to agree with his brother rather than continue fighting.
- I'm broke
Paloma is struggling to make ends meet.
- Jerez horses
Come and see the very skillful horses of Jerez dance.
- La Granja de San Ildefonso fountains
Victor is planning to see the San Ildefonso fountains being turned on.
- La movida madrileña
Jacinto tries to describe this underground cultural phenomenon.
- Lola Flores
Paco tells us about a Spanish icon and flamenco artist whose legacy is alive and going viral on social media, although she left us 25 years ago her.
- Mom's holiday
Juanjo talks about the freedom, relief and happiness that his mother feels when school starts again.
- My house has been hacked
Belén is at home in her domotic house and now hackers are asking her for a ransom!
- Nativity scene maker
Martín talks about his passion about Nativities.
- Oaxacan street food
Ernesto has fallen in love with Oaxacan street food.
Araceli is amazed to learn that you can do flamenco for fitness where you can burn up to 600 calories.
- Operation Nécora
Learn about one of the first and largest drug trafficking raids in Galicia.
Alfredo explains why he likes partying.
- Rooftop Summer
Elsa has transformed her rooftop into an oasis to enjoy summer in the city.
Fabio had dinner with his sister yesterday, and she explained to him what "sororidad" means nowadays.
- Solar system
Javier describes the solar system.
- Spanish Ombudsman
Clara is studying for the Spanish Citizenship test.
Enrique has a plan to get to know all his neighbours from his apartment block.
- Tell me what you throw in the trash, and I'll tell you who you are
Did you know that detectives can determine what you eat, your habits, and your lifestyle just by looking at what's in your trash?
- Terrace culture in Spain
Dina is on holiday in Spain and is absolutely amazed by the terrace culture!
- The "jarapas" from the Granadan Alpujarra
I'm so pleased with my purchase of some Granadan rugs, I can't wait to see them decorating my house.
- The algorithm of love
Dafne doesn't believe that an algorithm can find your other half.
- The European giant of costumes
Celia is surprised to learn that the European giant of costumes is in Huesca.
- The fighters
Joaquin is nervous thinking of a strategy to win the national wrestling championship.
- The guitar
Find out why Cecilia will take a Spanish guitar with her to a desert island.
- The love plant
Vicente is frustrated because his marriage is in crisis.
- The mop
Juan talks to us about his work day.
- The open-air dance
Dalia is looking forward to celebrating Saint Cajetan with her friends.
- There is only one mother but I met you in the street
Elvira explains a Spanish saying that talks about relationships and motherhood.
- This is amazing!
Begoña feels as if she were in paradise today.
- To miss and to yearn
Montse wants to be happy in the present and not suffer from nostalgia.
- To stand out on one’s own
Juanjo explains to his friend why he admires her.
- Work and family life balance
Paloma explains how she became an activist to fight for a work-life balance that is fair for women.
- ¡Está como una cabra!
This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with animals.
- ¡Somos la leche!
What if your best friend was also your sibling? This C1 exercise can help you practise idioms related to food.
- ¿Cuál es la capital de Bolivia?
Do you know which city is the capital of Bolivia? Not as simple a question as you might think! This exercise can help you practise la pasiva de estado, por mí que vs para mí que, using ni... ni... and subordinate causal clauses.
- ¿De dónde vienen los deliciosos burritos?
Have you ever wondered who invented burritos? This C1 exercise can help you practise the imperfect vs the preterite, using the imperative of mirar/oír with specific meanings and repetition to give emphasis.
- ¿Qué tipo de viajero eres?
This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, relative pronouns and the general use of idiomatic expressions.
- Alquilando un piso
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, verbal periphrasis and subordinate clauses.
Discover the beautiful city of Cartagena, in the province of Murcia, Spain. This reading and listening exercise can help you review relative pronouns.
- Celebrando la música
We'd like to highlight how important music is in everyone's lives, both in big celebrations and also in little moments in our daily life. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive in different scenarios like "como si", "ya sea" and "cuando" among others.
- Coincidencias - Mundial Qatar 2022
Check out this clever video comparing what's happening in 2022 to what happened in 1986, which was the last time Argentina won the World Cup. This C1 exercise can help you practise using the Preterite, repetition of indirect object pronouns and you will also hear the very characteristic voseo and yeísmo rehilado present in Argentinian Spanish.
- Comiendo pipas
Read and listen to this C1-level story with an unexpected protagonist who learns to love pipas.
- Cómo distinguir acentos y expresiones de distintos países de Centroamérica
Could you identify which Central American country someone came from just from their accent? Watch this video to discover what the giveaway clues for each country are! This C1 exercise can help you practise Latin American colloquial expressions, pronominal verbs, relative pronouns, use of the dieresis in Spanish, omission of the letter d in colloquial spoken Spanish, Latin America Spanish generally.
When you're stuck at home with a broken leg everyone else's life seems much more interesting! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the "se" aspectual, andar + gerundio, and expressions with the verb echar.
- Día de Pachamama
Discover the indiginous Latin American celebration of Pachamama and practise using El Futuro Simple when narrating past actions.
- Diferentes formas de llamar a la comida
Discover just a few of the many foodstuffs that have different names depending on which country you are from! This B2 exercise can help you practise the differences in food vocabulary between different Spanish-speaking countries, the use of cualquier, the position of pronouns, impersonal sentences with se, the passive se and the use of the apóstrofo.
- El Amazonas y el Orinoco: guardianes de la biodiversidad
Discover two mighty South American rivers and their respective ecosystems. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise subordinate relative clauses, relative adjectives and encontrar vs encontrarse.
- El arte inigualable del colombiano Fernando Botero
The Colombian artist Fernando Botero passed away 15 September 2023, leaving us with an extraordinary legacy of paintings and sculptures in his exuberant and instantly recognisable style that has come to be known as Boterismo. Learn more about his life and work.
- El desorden que dejas
View the trailer of the Netflix series is El desorden que dejas, known in English as "The Mess You Leave Behind". This C1 exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
- El español en Filipinas
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive voice, El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo and using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas.
- El Guernica, símbolo de una historia
Pablo Ruiz Picasso is probably Spain's best-known artist and 2023 is the 50th anniversary of his death. To participate in this special moment, we look more closely at one of his most emblematic and political works, the massive painting of Guernica. This exercise can help you practise forming the passive voice with ser + participle, using the present to narrate past events and using the gerund to say “by doing something”.
- El mensaje de Margarita Salas para las niñas que quieren ser científicas
Read and listen to this interview with Margarita Salas, a renowned Spanish scientist and advocate for women in science.
- El origen del Black Friday
Black Friday has become a date to watch for many bargain-hunters around the world. But what's the origin of this mega-shopping day? This C1 exercise can help you practise passive voice with ser + participle and idiomatic expressions.
- El Valle del Jerte y la Picota: una cereza única
There is an area in Spain that grows a very special kind of cherry. This C1 exercise can help you practise la pasiva refleja, the position of adjectives, and verbal structures and relative pronouns using the subjunctive or the indicative.
- El veraneo
Have you ever wondered how the concept of summer holidays came about? This exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
- Ensalada de verano
Enjoy a refreshing and unusual salad while practising using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas and relative clauses.
- Felipe II
Practise El Presente Historico.
- Flotadores muy originales
Practise using El Pluscuamperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses, idioms with ser, and relatives.
Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
- La Constitución española de 1978
Learn about how the Spanish Constitution was established in 1978 following the transition to democracy after years of dictatorship. This C1 exercise can help you practise legal vocabulary, relative pronouns and passive forms.
- La Erizada
Sea urchins are an important part of the carnival celebrations of Cádiz and they play the starring role in the gastronomic feast known as La Erizada.
- La guía definitiva para salir de cañas por España
Ever been confused about how to order a beer in Spain? This exercise can help you practise using the "se aspectual" and "lo" + possessive pronouns.
- La nacionalidad española por residencia
Discover how long you need to be resident in Spain before you can apply for Spanish nationality. This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the different uses of the verb quedar, llevar with past participle, llevar with present participle, and the construction al + infinitive.
- La Pepa
On 6 December Spain celebrates El Día de la Constitución. This reading and listening exercise discusses the Spanish constitution and explains why it is fondly referred to as La Pepa. You will also practise passive progressive tenses.
- Las posadas
Learn about these traditional Christmas parties that are celebrated throughout Latin America from the 16th till the 24th of December. This C1 exercise can help you practise the pasiva refleja and El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
- Las rebajas de enero
The January sales have started! This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive voice in both simple and compound tenses.
- Los antiguos viajes a la playa - Eva Hache
This reading and listening exercise is suitable for level C1 Spanish students because of the pace of speech and the number of idiomatic expressions.
- Los otros héroes
A look at the ordinary people making sure that there is food on the shelves, cleaning the streets and collenting the trash during the pandemic lockdown.
- Los zumos - Eva Hache
This reading and listening exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions with "ni" and "ya". It is suitable for level C1 Spanish students because of the pace of speech and the number of idiomatic expressions.
- Más vale sola que mal acompañada
When your love life is in tatters, who are you gonna call? Your best friend of course! This exercise can help you practise using "se aspectual", "if" clauses and adverbial clauses.
- México lindo y querido
Alejandro Fernández is a Mexican singer and a best-selling Latin music artist; study one of his songs and practise "que + El Presente de Subjuntivo" to express a wish/command.
Every year on 8 March we celebrate International Women’s Day. This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise relative pronouns and idiomatic expressions.
- Museo del Prado
El Museo Nacional del Prado, located in Madrid, is Spain's most important museum with a magnificent collection of European art. This C1 exercise can help you practise using El Presente to narrate past events, the passive voice and past tenses generally.
- Noche en vela by Guaraná
Guaraná are a Spanish pop group, originally formed in Alicante in 2000, who went from busking in the Madrid metro to chart success. This exercise can help you practise using haber de + infinitive, using por si/por si acaso to say "in case" and there's and example of colloquial omission of the letter D.
The traditional Venezuelan song "Pajarillo" is a "joropo", a typically Venezuelan style of music and dance. This exercise can help you practise particularly poetic uses of El Imperfecto Subjuntivo.
- Pase lo que pase, yo estoy a tu lado
Sometimes when things go wrong pizza is the only answer! Practise using ir + y to introduce something unexpected and sudden, special uses of the conjunction "que" and El Presente to make requests.
- Poema XX: Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche
The poem was published when Pablo Neruda was just 19 years old. This C1 exercise can help you practise the perfect infinitive, using el de/la de/los de/las de and using Qué + noun/adjective/adverb + que + subjunctive to express feelings.
- Preparando la Nochevieja
Having guests over for New Year's Eve can be rather stressful. Catch up with our host as she prepares for the big night when everyone eats 12 grapes at midnight! This C1 exercise can help you practise idioms with the word uva, pronominal verbs and pensar + infinitive to express intention.
- Ropa de invierno
C1 Spanish interactive listening article
- Rosalía, song by Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra is a best-selling singer-songwriter from the Dominican Republic. This C1 exercise can help you practise using El Imperfecto vs El indefinido, subordinate clauses with para que, uses of mira/oye and the position of pronouns.
- SEMINCI: Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid
This week-long film festival held in Valladolid every year is considered by many as the most important festival for independent cinema.
- Signos de interrogación y de exclamación
¿Have you ever wondered about the upside-down punctuation marks used in Spanish? ¡Watch this video and read the transcript to learn more! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido, El Pretérito Imperfecto, forming the imperative for usted/ustedes/nosotros/nosotras, time clauses.
- Tacones rojos - Sebastián Yatra
Sebastián Yatra is a Colombian singer-songwriter originally known for his ballads but with a breakout success in fusion reggaeton. This C1 exercise can help you practise relative pronouns, se aspectual, use of the apostrophe and omission of the final -s in plural words.
- Teotihuacán vive el equinoccio de primavera
Not far from Mexico City is the important Aztec site of Teotihuacán.
- Trabajos de voluntariado
Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.
- Un mal amigo
What would you do if you discovered your best friend was deceiving you? This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with the word mano.
- Un viaje a la España despoblada
This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise the repetition of words to give emphasis and difference between "por mí" and "para mí."
- Una fiesta en Algemesí
Learn about the fabulous fiesta of La Mare de Déu de la Salut that takes place every year in Algemesí, in Valencia, Spain. This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, the passive voice and position of adjectives for emphasis.
Watch this video and read the transcript to understand more about the unique way Argentinos and Uruguayos pronounce the letters "y" and "ll".