Spanish Reading Practice

Spanish reading exercises by level

Practise your Spanish reading comprehension with our ever-growing collection of interactive Spanish readers for every CEFR level from A0 to C1!

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Our exercises include:

  1. Level-appropriate text for you to read
  2. English translations
  3. Links to related Spanish lessons
  4. Audio file or video to practise your listening at the same time (most readers include one)

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  • A1: Beginner Spanish reading exercises

  • Calendario de adviento
    El PresenteAdjetivoNombreSingularGéneroCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    El PresenteSingularPreposiciónAdjetivoVerbo irregularFilm & TVSports & Leisure

    Experience the magic of cinema outdoors! This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and El Futuro Próximo.
  • Consultorio de libros
    PreposiciónSingularAdjetivoEl PresenteSer or Estar?Literature, Poetry, Theatre

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoSingularPluralPreposiciónMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    El PresentePreposiciónGénero femeninoPluralAdjetivoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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.
  • E-learning
    AdjetivoPreposiciónGénero femeninoRegularSingular

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, plus and gender and number agreement.
  • El Canal de Panamá
    AdjetivoEl PresenteSingularPreposiciónPluralMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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 Día de Muertos en casa de Guadalupe
    PreposiciónPluralAdjetivoEl PresenteNombreCelebrations & Important Dates

    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.
  • Espíritu navideño
    El PresenteVerbo irregularPreposiciónAdjetivoGénero femeninoCelebrations & Important DatesFamily & Relationships

    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.
  • Gijón
    El PresentePreposiciónSingularAdjetivoGénero femeninoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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.
  • Las casas colgadas de Cuenca
    El PresenteSingularAdjetivoVerbe irrégulierPreposiciónMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoSingularVerbe irrégulierGéneroSports & Leisure

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoPreposiciónSingularVerbos con cambio ortográfico o > ue (presente)Literature, Poetry, Theatre

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoSingularVerbo irregularVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Monuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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.
  • Murales Mayas
    SingularEl PresentePluralAdjetivoNombreArt & DesignPolitics, History & Economics

    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.
  • Presentaciones en español
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularGénero femeninoRegularFamily & Relationships

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoPluralVerbe irrégulierSingularMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    AdjetivoSingularEl PresentePreposiciónPluralSports & Leisure

    Get to know Rafa Nadal, the world-famous Spanish professional tennis player. This exercise can help you practise El Presente and generally describing someone.
  • Salamanca
    PreposiciónAdjetivoSingularPluralEl PresenteMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo modalGéneroRegularFamily & Relationships

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoSingularAdverbioPreposiciónFamily & Relationships

    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
    AdjetivoEl PresenteSingularPluralNombreFamily & Relationships

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoSingularVerbo irregularGénero femeninoFamily & Relationships

    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
    El PresenteSingularAdjetivoPreposiciónGénero femeninoFamily & Relationships

    Here's part 5 of our series about Ángela.
  • Vida en los Andes
    El PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoVerbe irrégulierSingularMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente and possessive adjectives.
  • A2: Lower Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • ¡A comer!
    SingularVerbo irregularEl PresenteAdjetivoEl Pretérito PerfectoFood & Drink

    Learn how to make a Spanish potato omelette: una tortilla de patata.
  • ¿Te gusta la televisión?
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl PresenteVerbo irregularAdjetivoPreposiciónFilm & TV

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • ¿Y a ti qué te ha dejado Santa?
    Verbo irregularPreposiciónEl Pretérito PerfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPor or Para?Celebrations & Important Dates

    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
    AdjetivoSingularGénero femeninoArtículo definidoGéneroMusic

    Listen to the Spanish-language version of a song originally written by the Brazilian Tom Jobim.
  • Ciudadanía española: la experiencia de María Virginia
    AdjetivoPreposiciónNombrePluralVerbo irregularImmigration & Citizenship

    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
    Género femeninoPreposiciónGerundio/Spanish present participleAdverbioPor or Para?Employment

    Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email.
  • El concierto de Aranjuez
    AdjetivoEl PresentePreposiciónRegularNombreMusic

    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
    PreposiciónAdjetivoPor or Para?El PresenteAdjetivo indefinidoCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoRegularEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbos regulares -er (presente)AdjetivoMusic

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Estamos hechas la una para la otra
    El PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoVerbo irregularExpressing desire (querer, gustar)Family & Relationships

    Some friendships were just meant to be! This A2 exercise can help you practise using yo también and yo tampoco.
  • Francisco Salzillo
    El Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoVerbo irregularNombreRegularArt & DesignCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    AdjetivoEl PresentePreposiciónSingularNombreFamily & Relationships

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto.
  • Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodóvar
    Le Présent IndicatifVerbe irrégulierEl Pretérito IndefinidoPreposiciónAdjetivoFilm & TV

    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 Carrera de Reyes en San Pablo
    AdjetivoPreposiciónEl PresenteNombreSingularCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    AdjetivoAdjetivo indefinidoLe Présent IndicatifComparativoVerbos con cambio ortográfico e > i (presente)Celebrations & Important Dates

    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 fiesta de la independencia
    NombreAdjetivoPreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoSingularMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    Verbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoAdjetivoPreposiciónFood & Drink

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • La noche de las velas de Pedraza
    RegularAdjetivoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPreposiciónNombreMonuments, Tourism & VacationsCelebrations & Important Dates

    Visit this picturesque Segovian village by candlelight and practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
  • La Roja baila
    El PresentePreposiciónVerbo irregularNombrePronombreMusicSports & Leisure

    This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
  • La vendimia
    Verbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoPreposiciónEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl PresenteFood & DrinkCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    AdjetivoEl PresenteSingularAdjetivo invariableVerbe irrégulierMusic

    This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
  • Los novios 5: final feliz
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbo irregularRegularPronombre indefinidoFamily & Relationships

    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
    El PresenteVerbo irregularAdjetivoLe Subjonctif PrésentPronombreCelebrations & Important Dates

    This exercise is about superstitions in Spain.
  • Mejorando mi español con Kwiziq
    PreposiciónJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivoAdjetivo indefinidoPronombre indefinidoLanguage & Education

    This A2 exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto and indefinite pronouns.
  • Mi día en Ecuador
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoPreposiciónSingularFamily & Relationships

    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 hermana
    AdjetivoSingularPluralEl PresenteNombreFamily & Relationships

    Practise muy vs mucho, plus using tener and ser to describe people.
  • Narcisos
    El PresenteVerbo irregularAdjetivoSingularGénero femeninoSports & Leisure

    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
    PreposiciónInfinitivoAdverbioJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaNombreMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    El PresenteEl Pretérito ImperfectoNombreVerbo irregularSingularMusic

    It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 1
    AdjetivoEl PresenteSingularPluralVerbo irregularMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularEl Futuro SimplePronombre de complemento directoGénero femeninoFamily & Relationships

    Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
  • Razones por las que aprender español
    AdjetivoPreposiciónNombreEl PresenteGéneroLanguage & Education

    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
    AdjetivoPreposiciónNombreVerbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoArt & Design

    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
    El PresenteEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbo irregularVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFamily & Relationships

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Song "Mediterráneo" by Ana Belén and Joan Manuel Serrat
    El PresenteAdjetivoSingularRegularEl ImperativoMusic

    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
    El PresenteGerundio/Spanish present participlePronombreAdjetivoVerbo irregularMusic

    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
    PreposiciónEl PresenteNombreSingularAdjetivoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    AdjetivoPreposiciónVerbo irregularJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivo posesivoCelebrations & Important Dates

    This Halloween-themed reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, El Futuro Próximo and Halloween vocabulary.
  • Un sábado con Edu
    PreposiciónAdjetivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl PresenteEl Pretérito IndefinidoFamily & Relationships

    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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoVerbe irrégulierPreposiciónAdjetivoRegularFamily & Relationships

    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
    PreposiciónAdjetivoVerbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoSingularPolitics, History & Economics

    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 reading exercises

  • ¿Harás caso a todo lo que se dice? Coca-Cola Light advert
    El PresenteSingularAdjetivoArtículo definidoNombreFilm & TV

    This advert for Coca-Cola Light can help you practise El Imperativo and El Futuro.
  • ¿Qué harías en Bilbao?
    El PresenteVerbo irregularAdjetivoPluralNombreMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Learn about the delights of the Basque city of Bilbao while practising El Condicional.
  • ¿Sabías cuál es el origen del turrón?
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoSingularVerbo irregularFood & Drink

    Discover the traditional Spanish Christmas nougat called turrón.
  • 23-F: Coup d'Etat in Spain
    AdjetivoEl PresenteVerbe irrégulierAdverbioSingularPolitics, History & Economics

    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
    Verbo irregularAdjetivoEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoNombreMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
  • Almudena Grandes
    El Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoVerbo irregularEl Pretérito ImperfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    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.
  • Atletismo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalGerundio/Spanish present participleParticipe passéInfinitivo

    How sporty are you? This reading and listening exercise about athletics can help you practise verbal periphrasis
  • Aulas virtuales
    Verbo irregularEl Presente de SubjuntivoEl Futuro SimpleEl Pretérito PerfectoParticipioLanguage & Education

    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
    Written accents in SpanishEl PresenteAdjetivoLa tilde diacríticaGerundio/Spanish present participleCelebrations & Important DatesMusic

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaNombreEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombre de complemento indirectoPluralMusic

    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
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoAdjetivoPreposiciónExpresión idiomática con "estar"Celebrations & Important DatesFamily & Relationships

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa
    El Futuro SimpleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Presente de SubjuntivoNombreVerbo irregularEmployment

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
  • Confundida
    El Pretérito PerfectoVerbe irrégulierPronombre indefinidoParticipioPronombreFamily & Relationships

    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.
  • Cotilleando
    El PresenteVerbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbos regulares -er (presente)Ser or Estar?Family & Relationships

    This exercise can help you practise how to use gustar to say you find someone attractive.
  • De crucero por España 3
    Verbe irrégulierParticipe passéPronombre de complemento indirectoLe Présent IndicatifVerbos regulares -ir (presente)Monuments, Tourism & VacationsFamily & Relationships

    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
    El PresenteSingularNombrePluralAdjetivoCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Verbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaPolitics, History & Economics

    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
    Le Présent IndicatifAdjetivoVerbe irrégulierNombrePluralSports & Leisure

    This discussion of the traditional rivalry that exists between the Real Madrid and Barcelona football teams can help you practise comparatives and superlatives.
  • El Día de Muertos
    El PresenteAdjetivoNombreSingularGénero femeninoCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    El ImperativoPronombre de complemento directoórdenes y peticionesAdverbio interrogativoGerundio/Spanish present participleFilm & TV

    An old school Spanish advert for washing powder full of great grammar.
  • El Gordo de Navidad
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralVerbo irregularRegularCelebrations & Important Dates

    This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
  • Granizado de sandía
    Verbo irregularEl ImperativoPronombre de complemento directoPreposiciónPronombreFood & Drink

    Learn how to make a very refreshing drink and practise the position of pronouns in commands.
  • Guantanamera
    PreposiciónAdjetivoEl PresenteNombreGéneroMusic

    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
    AdjetivoPreposiciónParticipioGénero femeninoPronombre impersonalLanguage & Education

    Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
  • La Casa de Bernarda Alba
    Verbe irrégulierEl PresenteEl Presente de SubjuntivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoSingularLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    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
    Verbo irregularSingularEl Futuro SimplePluralRegularCelebrations & Important Dates

    This exercise is about the Spanish festival La Feria de Abril.
  • La Pedrera
    El Futuro SimpleAdjetivoModo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoPronombre relativoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    AdjetivoPronombre relativoPronombreJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPreposiciónCelebrations & Important Dates

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Las baleadas hondureñas
    El ImperativoEl PresenteExpressing desire (querer, gustar)Inverted verbs like gustarórdenes y peticionesFood & Drink

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularGénero femeninoRegularCelebrations & Important Dates

    Are you familiar with the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight?
  • Las Fallas de Valencia
    AdjetivoLe Présent IndicatifVerbe irrégulierAdjetivo invariableGénero femeninoCelebrations & Important Dates

    The Spanish festival Las Fallas de Valencia lasts for 5 days in March.
  • Las hogueras de San Juan
    AdjetivoEl PresenteGéneroVerbo irregularNombreCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoAdjetivoEl PresenteVerbe irrégulierFamily & Relationships

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive.
  • Mario Testino
    El Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito PerfectoPronombreLa tilde diacríticaArt & Design

    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
    Written accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaConjunción subordinanteParticipioAdjetivo indefinidoLanguage & Education

    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
    Verbo irregularEl Futuro SimpleLa tilde diacríticaPronombre indefinidoAdjetivoMusic

    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
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularAdverbioEl Pretérito PerfectoNombreMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    El Pretérito PerfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbo irregularPreposiciónLa tilde diacríticaMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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!
  • Noviembre sin ti
    AdjetivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleWritten accents in SpanishPreposiciónMusic

    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
    SingularEl PresenteAdjetivoNombreGénero femeninoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3
    PreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreVerbo irregularPronombre de complemento directoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 4
    El Pretérito ImperfectoRegularEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreAdjetivoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 5
    AdjetivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito ImperfectoRegularMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Organización territorial de España
    Modo subjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa tilde diacríticaAdjetivoInfinitivoPolitics, History & EconomicsImmigration & Citizenship

    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
    Written accents in SpanishGerundio/Spanish present participleVerbo irregularLa tilde diacríticaPronombre de complemento directo

    This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by Spanish singer-songwriter Manuel Carrasco.
  • Paco de Lucía
    AdjetivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPreposiciónVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Verbo irregularMusic

    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
    AdjetivoGénero femeninoPronombre relativoPronombre de complemento directoModo subjuntivoCelebrations & Important Dates

    How about these scary movies to help you practise the subjunctive, the imperative, the position of pronouns and Halloween vocabulary?
  • Premio Planeta
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoLe Futur SimpleAdjetivoVerbe irrégulierLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    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
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularEl PresenteSingularAdverbioCelebrations & Important Dates

    This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
  • Semana de la Moda Madrid
    El Futuro SimpleVerbo irregularEl ImperativoPronombre de complemento directoAdjetivoArt & Design

    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
    Pronombre de complemento directoEl Pretérito PerfectoVerbs in SpanishRegularSer or Estar?Celebrations & Important DatesMusic

    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
    AdjetivoPronombreEl PresenteSingularRegularMusic

    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
    AdjetivoConjunción subordinanteConjunciónWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaArt & Design

    Joaquín Sorolla is a Spanish painter from Valencia. This exercise can help you practise using the relative pronouns and the pasiva refleja.
  • Torrijas
    El ImperativoEl Presente de Subjuntivoórdenes y peticionesEl Futuro SimpleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFood & Drink

    Make these traditional Easter treats and practise El Subjuntivo and El Imperativo.
  • Una vida nueva 10
    AdjetivoEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Condicional SimpleFamily & Relationships

    Roberto asked Ángela a life-changing question. Will she say yes or no?
  • Una vida nueva 6
    El Pretérito ImperfectoRegularVerbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFamily & Relationships

    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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbo irregularRegularJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFamily & Relationships

    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
    AdverbioJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa tilde diacríticaPronombre de complemento directoAdjetivoFamily & Relationships

    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
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoVerbo irregularJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFamily & Relationships

    Last time we were with Roberto and Ángela there was an avalanche! Find out what happens next...
  • B2: Upper Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • ¿Qué? ¿ruidosas nosotras?
    Significados de "que"ConjunciónPronombre interrogativo y exclamativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Presente de SubjuntivoFamily & Relationships

    The landlady is not happy with her noisy tenants.
  • Alaska y Dinarama - Mi novio es un zombi
    PronombreEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl Futuro SimpleAdverbioGerundio/Spanish present participleMusic

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa tilde diacríticaGerundio/Spanish present participleEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    Verbe irrégulierVerbos pronominalesEl PresenteLe Passé ComposéParticipioFamily & Relationships

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Aprende a decorar mesas navideñas
    Gerundio/Spanish present participlePronombre relativoModo subjuntivoPronombreInfinitivoArt & Design

    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.
  • Arabismos
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoParticipe passéModo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoPolitics, History & Economics

    This B2 reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto, and El Pretérito Indefinido.
  • Canción "Como yo" de Tonina Saputo
    Gerundio/Spanish present participleEl ImperativoPronombre de complemento directoórdenes y peticionesInfinitivoMusic

    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
    Gerundio/Spanish present participleEl ImperativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento directoAdjetivo posesivoMusic

    This B2 exercise about Spanish poet and singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina, can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    PreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoVerbe irrégulierPronombreLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    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
    Pronombre de complemento directoEl Futuro SimpleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl PresenteWritten accents in SpanishMusic

    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
    Gerundio/Spanish present participleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbo irregularEl Futuro SimpleWritten accents in SpanishFood & Drink

    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.
  • Confesiones de una enamorada
    Oración subordinada temporalModo subjuntivoModo indicativoLa oración subordinada condicionalPreposiciónFamily & Relationships

    Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
  • De crucero por España 1
    Verbe irrégulierPronombre relativoPreposiciónEl Futuro SimpleWritten accents in SpanishMonuments, Tourism & VacationsFamily & Relationships

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleMonuments, Tourism & VacationsFamily & Relationships

    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
    El Futuro SimpleAdjetivoVerbo irregularJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa oración impersonalMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    InfinitivoGerundio/Spanish present participleParticipioPronombre de complemento directoEl Pretérito IndefinidoFamily & Relationships

    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
    AdjetivoEl Futuro SimpleEl Presente de SubjuntivoConjunción subordinanteVerbo irregularArt & Design

    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
    El PresenteVerbo irregularAdjetivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoVerbos con cambio ortográfico e > ie (presente)Music

    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 Internacional de la lengua materna
    Pronombre relativoPronombreExpressing ability (poder, saber)Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaWritten accents in SpanishLanguage & Education

    Practise relative pronouns while learning about International Mother Tongue Day.
  • Dia internacional del libro y la lengua española
    Gerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoVoz pasivaJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito Indefinido

    3 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
  • Disfraz de Calavera Mexicana para Halloween
    Modo subjuntivoParticipe passéEl Presente de SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleAdverbioCelebrations & Important Dates

    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 cuento de mi abuelo para el día de Reyes
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaWritten accents in SpanishConjunción subordinanteCelebrations & Important DatesFamily & Relationships

    This B1 online reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto.
  • El Parchís
    Verbo irregularEl Presente de SubjuntivoEl Futuro SimpleGerundio/Spanish present participleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaSports & Leisure

    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
    La tilde diacríticaParticipioWritten accents in SpanishPronombre relativoAdjetivoArt & DesignMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • El presidente Nayib Bukele le promete a El Salvador una Ciudad Bitcoin
    Modo subjuntivoEl Condicional SimpleAdjetivoVerbe irrégulierEl Presente de SubjuntivoTechnology & Science

    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.
  • Feria de Cuenca, Ecuador
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoLa perífrasis verbalGéneroMonuments, Tourism & VacationsCelebrations & Important Dates

    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.
  • Galicia, un paraíso en el noroeste
    Written accents in SpanishEl ImperativoLa tilde diacríticaJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Discover Galicia with this exercise which can help you practise the pasiva refleja and also indicative and subjunctive clauses.
  • Guillermo, el trapecista de circo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoLa tilde diacríticaWritten accents in SpanishLanguage & Education

    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
    El ImperativoPronombre de complemento directoórdenes y peticionesOración negativaVerbos pronominalesFood & Drink

    Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
  • Inspiración otoñal
    Le Futur SimpleVerbo irregularModo subjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Presente de SubjuntivoCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombreEl Futuro SimpleGerundio/Spanish present participlePronombre de complemento directoMusic

    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 Familia Addams
    Verbe irrégulierLe Présent IndicatifAdjetivoEl Pretérito PerfectoSer or Estar?Music

    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 herencia árabe en España
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularSingularPluralNombreArt & DesignPolitics, History & Economics

    This exercise is about the influence of Arabic culture on Spain and the Spanish language.
  • La monarquía española
    Modo subjuntivoInfinitivoConjunción subordinanteConjunción coordinanteJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPolitics, History & EconomicsImmigration & Citizenship

    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
    Written accents in SpanishAdverbioModo subjuntivoEl Infinitivo CompuestoLa tilde diacríticaLanguage & EducationFamily & Relationships

    This exercise can help you practise clauses using El inidicativo and El subjuntivo.
  • La vuelta al cole con Kwiziq
    Modo subjuntivoVerbo irregularParticipioPronombre relativoEl Pretérito IndefinidoLanguage & Education

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoVoz pasivaParticipioSports & Leisure

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Los Novios 2: Alfredo desconfía
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreModo subjuntivoFamily & Relationships

    More from the "will they-won't they" couple Susana and Alfredo. Let's just say things are getting complicated.
  • Los Novios 3: malentendidos
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoPronombrePrépositionPronombre relativoFamily & Relationships

    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
    Pronombre de complemento directoGerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoApócopeEl ImperativoMusic

    This tribute to Maradona can help you practise. using cualquier/cualquiera, el Presente de Subjuntivo and using the infinitive after prepositions.
  • Mediterráneo - Los Rebeldes
    La tilde diacríticaWritten accents in SpanishEl PresenteVerbe irrégulierEl Futuro SimpleMusic

    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 príncipe azul
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaModo subjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleInfinitivoOración subordinada temporalLanguage & Education

    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
    AdjetivoInfinitivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleAdverbioCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPreposiciónVerbo irregularPronombreLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoGerundio/Spanish present participleModo subjuntivoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Futuro SimpleEl PresenteGerundio/Spanish present participleModo subjuntivoLanguage & Education

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Otoño romántico
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre relativoPronombreWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaFamily & Relationships

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Quesos españoles
    Verbo modalVoz pasivaPronombre de complemento directoParticipioAdjetivoFood & Drink

    Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of cheese in Spain?
  • Refranes de Octubre
    Written accents in SpanishEl ImperativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbioLa tilde diacríticaLanguage & Education

    Discover a few Spanish proverbs and sayings about autumn in this bilingual reader.
  • Regalos invisibles
    AdjetivoEl Pretérito ImperfectoWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaCelebrations & Important DatesFamily & Relationships

    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.
  • Resistiré
    El Presente de SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleOración negativaConjunciónJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaMusic

    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
    InfinitivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participlePronombre relativoPronombreFamous PeopleMusic

    Learn about the young Spanish singer called Rosalía Vila Tobella whose modern take on flamenco music led her to fame.
  • Semana Santa
    AdjetivoEl PresenteModo subjuntivoVerbo irregularAdjetivo invariableCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Gerundio/Spanish present participleEl ImperativoEl Condicional SimplePronombre de complemento directoAdjetivoEmployment

    Read and listen to this text describing how to write a formal email for a job application.
  • Un crimen perfecto 1
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoInfinitivoPronombre de complemento directoVerbo modalLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    Meet Ramón who thinks he's just going to have breakfast and ends up witnessing a horrible crime!
  • Un crimen perfecto 2
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPronombre indefinidoPronombre de complemento directoPronombre relativoLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    The police investigate and think there's more to this than meets the eye.
  • Un crimen perfecto 3
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPronombreAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    The police have new suspects!
  • Un crimen perfecto 4
    PronombreJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Condicional SimplePronombre relativoPronombre indefinidoLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    Get closer to finding out who the killer is while practising El Condicional Simple.
  • Un crimen perfecto 5
    Verbo irregularEl Pretérito IndefinidoParticipioEl Pretérito PerfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    Here's the final installment where we finally find out who really killed Pablo and why.
  • Un hotel que sea céntrico
    AdverbioWritten accents in SpanishJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoVerbos regulares -ir (presente)Monuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Set in Salamanca, this exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
  • Un sueño de Navidad
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombreAdjetivoInfinitivoModo subjuntivoCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Verbe irrégulierEl Futuro SimpleEl Presente de SubjuntivoParticipe passéAdjetivoSports & Leisure

    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
    Modo subjuntivoParticipioPronombre de complemento directoGerundio/Spanish present participleInfinitivoLanguage & Education

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise false friends.
  • Videomatón de Isabel Allende
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoReflexive verbsVerbos pronominalesPronombre relativoLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    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.
  • C1: Advanced Spanish reading exercises

  • ¡Está como una cabra!
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoOración negativaOración subordinada concesivaConjunciónLanguage & Education

    This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with animals.
  • ¡Somos la leche!
    El Imperfecto SubjuntivoWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaAdverbioVerbos pronominalesLanguage & Education

    What if your best friend was also your sibling? This C1 exercise can help you practise idioms related to food.
  • ¿Qué tipo de viajero eres?
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalArtículo neutroVerbos pronominalesVoz pasivaMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, relative pronouns and the general use of idiomatic expressions.
  • Alquilando un piso
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalVerbos pronominalesConjunción subordinanteLa oración subordinada modalSports & Leisure

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, verbal periphrasis and subordinate clauses.
  • Cartagena
    Pronombre relativoPronombreInfinitivoWritten accents in SpanishJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Discover the beautiful city of Cartagena, in the province of Murcia, Spain. This reading and listening exercise can help you review relative pronouns.
  • Comiendo pipas
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoConjunciónLa oración subordinada causalLa perífrasis verbalFood & DrinkFamily & Relationships

    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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoPronombre relativoPronombreJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaConjunción coordinanteLanguage & Education

    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.
  • Cotilleo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaModo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoInfinitivoOración subordinada temporalFamily & Relationships

    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
    Modo subjuntivoPronombreEl Futuro PerfectoEl Condicional SimpleParticipioCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Gerundio/Spanish present participlePronombrePronombre de complemento directoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoFood & DrinkLanguage & Education

    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 desorden que dejas
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre relativoPronombreEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoFilm & TV

    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
    ParticipioModo subjuntivoEl Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de SubjuntivoAdjetivoVerbos regulares -ir (presente)Politics, History & EconomicsLanguage & Education

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the passive voice, El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo and using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas.
  • El mensaje de Margarita Salas para las niñas que quieren ser científicas
    Gerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaModo subjuntivoLa oración subordinada causalTechnology & Science

    Read and listen to this interview with Margarita Salas, a renowned Spanish scientist and advocate for women in science.
  • El Valle del Jerte y la Picota: una cereza única
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbe irrégulierInfinitivoFood & Drink

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoLa perífrasis verbalVerbos pronominalesArtículo neutroMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Have you ever wondered how the concept of summer holidays came about? This exercise can help you practise idiomatic expressions.
  • Ensalada de verano
    Oración subordinada temporalJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoWritten accents in SpanishLa oración impersonalFood & Drink

    Enjoy a refreshing and unusual salad while practising using cuyo, cuya, cuyos, cuyas and relative clauses.
  • Felipe II
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo irregularParticipioAdjetivoPolitics, History & Economics

    Practise El Presente Historico.
  • Flotadores muy originales
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPor or Para?El Presente de SubjuntivoConjunciónSignificados de "que"Monuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Practise using El Pluscuamperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses, idioms with ser, and relatives.
  • Janucá
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo modalLa perífrasis verbalCelebrations & Important Dates

    Hanukkah Sameach! This reading and listening exercise discusses the story behind the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
  • La Constitución española de 1978
    Pronombre relativoEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPronombreGerundio/Spanish present participlePolitics, History & EconomicsImmigration & Citizenship

    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
    Verbo modalPronombre relativoVerbos pronominalesEl Futuro SimpleVoz pasivaFood & Drink

    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
    PronombrePronombre relativoInfinitivoModo subjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFood & Drink

    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 Pepa
    NombreVerbo irregularAdjetivoPluralSingularPolitics, History & Economics

    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
    Participe passéAdjetivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVoz pasivaLa perífrasis verbalCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Voz pasivaParticipioModo subjuntivoVerbos regulares -ir (presente)Oración subordinada temporalCelebrations & Important Dates

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbos pronominalesEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoConjunciónEl Pretérito ImperfectoFilm & TV

    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
    Verbos pronominalesInfinitivoConjunción subordinanteAdjetivoPronombre tónicoFamily & Relationships

    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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoLa tilde diacríticaEl ImperativoGerundio/Spanish present participleFilm & TV

    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
    Written accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaModo subjuntivoOración subordinada temporalJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFamily & Relationships

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoConjunciónModo subjuntivoVerbos con cambio ortográfico e>ie (presente subjuntivo)Verbos YO -GO (presente subjuntivo)Music

    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.
  • Mujeres
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa perífrasis verbalPor or Para?Expressing need and obligation (deber, tener que, haber que, necesitar [que])Pronombre de complemento directoCelebrations & Important Dates

    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 Pretérito ImperfectoAdjetivoGerundio/Spanish present participleVoz pasivaParticipioArt & Design

    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.
  • Pajarillo
    La tilde diacríticaEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoPronombre tónicoPronombre de complemento indirectoMusic

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbos pronominalesModo subjuntivoFilm & TV

    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.
  • Ropa de invierno
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaConjunción subordinanteParticipioConjunción coordinanteExpressing need and obligation (deber, tener que, haber que, necesitar [que])Sports & Leisure

    C1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Rosalía, song by Juan Luis Guerra
    El ImperativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleExpressing desire (querer, gustar)Music

    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
    Modo subjuntivoVerbos pronominalesLa perífrasis verbalOración subordinada temporalModo indicativoFilm & TV

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombre relativoEl Presente de SubjuntivoLanguage & Education

    ¿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
    PronombreExpressing ability (poder, saber)Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleInfinitivoMusic

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre relativoLa tilde diacríticaLa oración impersonalVerbos pronominalesMonuments, Tourism & VacationsCelebrations & Important Dates

    Not far from Mexico City is the important Aztec site of Teotihuacán.
  • Trabajos de voluntariado
    Pronombre relativoPronombreArtículo neutroPor or Para?Employment

    Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.
  • Un mal amigo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Condicional PerfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoModo subjuntivoLanguage & EducationFamily & Relationships

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombreEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoLa perífrasis verbalPolitics, History & Economics

    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
    Verbos pronominalesWritten accents in SpanishAdjetivoGerundio/Spanish present participleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaCelebrations & Important Dates

    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.
  • Yeísmo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoLa perífrasis verbalVerbos pronominalesLanguage & Education

    Watch this video and read the transcript to understand more about the unique way Argentinos and Uruguayos pronounce the letters "y" and "ll".
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