Spanish Reading Practice

Bilingual reader articles

Popover with English translation and related Spanish grammar lessonsPractise your Spanish reading skills with our ever-growing collection of interactive reading content grouped by CEFR level and accompanied by detailed explanations and links to further resources. 

These articles are presented to you using our Bilingual Reader: while reading the text, you can click any phrase to see the English translation and related Spanish grammar lessons. To further aid your reading comprehension, lessons can be bookmarked from the Reader and saved for practice later. Most of these features also include a video or audio file so that you can practise your listening comprehension at the same time.


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  • A1: Beginner Spanish reading exercises

  • Calendario de adviento
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoPluralNombreCelebrations & 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 PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoPluralGénero femeninoFilm & 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
    PreposiciónAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoEl PresenteLiterature, 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 PresenteAdjetivoPluralPreposiciónSingularMonuments, 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 femeninoPluralGender of nouns in Spanish: masculine

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Presente, plus and gender and number agreement.
  • El Canal de Panamá
    AdjetivoEl PresenteGénero femeninoPreposiciónPluralMonuments, 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
    PreposiciónAdjetivoPluralEl PresenteGénero femeninoCelebrations & 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 PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoVerbo irregularGénero 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 PresentePreposiciónAdjetivoGénero femeninoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineMonuments, 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 PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoPluralPreposiciónMonuments, 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 PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoPluralSports & 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 PresenteAdjetivoPreposiciónGénero femeninoPluralLiterature, 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.
  • Murales Mayas
    PluralEl PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineNombreArt & 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 PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineFamily & 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 PresenteAdjetivoPluralPreposiciónVerbos yo-go (presente)Monuments, 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
    AdjetivoEl PresentePreposiciónGénero femeninoSingularSports & 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
    PreposiciónPluralAdjetivoGénero femeninoEl 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 PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoVerbo modalFamily & 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 PresenteAdjetivoAdverbioSingularPreposiciónFamily & 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 PresentePluralGénero femeninoPreposiciónFamily & 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 PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineFamily & 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 PresenteGénero femeninoAdjetivoPreposiciónGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineFamily & Relationships

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

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

  • Aguas de marzo
    AdjetivoGénero femeninoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineArtículo definidoSingularMusic

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

    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 PresentePreposiciónGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineAdjetivoExpressing 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 irregularPluralRegularArt & 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
    AdjetivoPreposiciónEl PresentePluralGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineFamily & Relationships

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Pretérito Perfecto.
  • Julieta, a film by Pedro Almodóvar
    El PresenteVerbo irregularEl 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
    AdjetivoPreposiciónPluralEl PresenteNombreCelebrations & 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 indefinidoComparativoEl PresenteVerbos 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 historia del ceviche
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbo irregularAdjetivoVerbos regulares -er (presente)Food & Drink

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • La noche de las velas de Pedraza
    RegularAdjetivoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPluralPreposiciónMonuments, 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 irregularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoMusicSports & Leisure

    This reading and listening exercise is based on a song by the Spanish national football team.
  • La vendimia
    El Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo irregularPreposiciónEl Pretérito ImperfectoVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Food & 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 PresenteGénero femeninoAdjetivo invariablePluralMusic

    This reading and listening exercise is about the Spanish tradition of Las Tunas.
  • Los novios 5: final feliz
    El Pretérito IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoPronombre relativoVerbo irregularRegularFamily & 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 PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularPronombreEl Presente de SubjuntivoCelebrations & 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 femeninoPreposiciónVerbos con cambio ortográfico o > ue (presente)Family & 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
    AdjetivoPluralEl PresenteSingularRegularFamily & Relationships

    Practise muy vs mucho, plus using tener and ser to describe people.
  • Narcisos
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineSports & 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 idiomáticaAdjetivoMonuments, 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
    Gender of nouns in Spanish: masculineEl PresenteEl Pretérito ImperfectoGénero femeninoSingularMusic

    It's Halloween! How about practising your Spanish with this cute song?
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 1
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralVerbo irregularEl Pretérito PerfectoMonuments, 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 indirectoGénero femeninoFamily & Relationships

    Here's a short vignette narrated by a mother about her two sons.
  • Santiago Calatrava
    AdjetivoPreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoNombrePluralArt & 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 ImperfectoVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbo irregularFamily & Relationships

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Song "Mediterráneo" by Ana Belén and Joan Manuel Serrat
    El PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineRegularVerbos con cambio ortográfico e > ie (presente)Music

    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 participlePronombreAdjetivoGénero femeninoMusic

    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 PresenteAdjetivoPor or Para?SingularMonuments, 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
    PreposiciónAdjetivoGénero femeninoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl 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 IndefinidoVerbo irregularPreposiciónAdjetivoRegularFamily & 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 IndefinidoPluralPolitics, 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.
  • ¡A comer!
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularSingularGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineFood & Drink

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

    A2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • ¿Y a ti qué te ha dejado Santa?
    Verbo irregularPreposiciónEl Pretérito PerfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaParticipioCelebrations & 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.
  • B1: Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • 23-F: Coup d'Etat in Spain
    AdjetivoEl PresenteVerbo irregularAdverbioGénero femeninoPolitics, 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 IndefinidoEl Pretérito ImperfectoGénero femeninoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Have an unexpected encounter on the beach while practising El Imperfecto and El Indefinido and introduces El Pluscuamperfecto.
  • Almudena Grandes
    El Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoEl Pretérito ImperfectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaConjunción coordinanteLiterature, 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 participlePronombre de complemento indirectoModo subjuntivo

    How sporty are you? This reading and listening exercise about athletics can help you practise verbal periphrasis
  • Aulas virtuales
    El Presente de SubjuntivoVerbo irregularPronombre de complemento indirectoModo subjuntivoParticipioLanguage & 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
    El PresenteAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishAdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirectoCelebrations & 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 idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoNombreEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombre relativoMusic

    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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoPreposiciónExpresión idiomática con "estar"Celebrations & Important DatesFamily & Relationships

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Cómo hacer un presupuesto para tu pequeña empresa
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Presente de SubjuntivoNombreEl Futuro SimpleVerbo irregularEmployment

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise El Futuro Simple and El Condicional Simple.
  • Confundida
    El Pretérito PerfectoParticipioVerbo irregularPronombre indefinidoPronombre de complemento directoFamily & 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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoFuturoEl Futuro SimpleVerbos regulares -ar (presente)Verbos regulares -er (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 PresenteAdjetivoPluralNombreSingularCelebrations & 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
    El Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoVerbo irregularWritten accents in SpanishEl Pretérito ImperfectoPolitics, 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
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularNombrePluralSports & 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 PresenteAdjetivoNombreGénero femeninoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineCelebrations & 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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoEl Imperativoórdenes y peticionesGénero femeninoAdverbio interrogativoFilm & TV

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

    This is about the Spanish Christmas tradition of playing the lottery known as El Gordo.
  • Granizado de sandía
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoPreposiciónPronombreAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishFood & Drink

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

    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
    AdjetivoPreposiciónGénero femeninoPronombre impersonalPronombre de complemento directoLanguage & Education

    Discover the meaning of this Spanish saying.
  • La Casa de Bernarda Alba
    Verbo irregularEl PresenteEl Presente de SubjuntivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbos regulares -er (presente)Literature, 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
    Gender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoPluralVerbo irregularRegularCelebrations & Important Dates

    This exercise is about the Spanish festival La Feria de Abril.
  • La Pedrera
    AdjetivoVerbo irregularEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo 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
    AdjetivoPronombrePronombre relativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPreposiciónCelebrations & Important Dates

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Las Doce Uvas
    El PresenteAdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularRegularCelebrations & Important Dates

    Are you familiar with the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight?
  • Las Fallas de Valencia
    AdjetivoEl PresenteGénero femeninoAdjetivo invariableAdjetivo indefinidoCelebrations & Important Dates

    The Spanish festival Las Fallas de Valencia lasts for 5 days in March.
  • Las hogueras de San Juan
    AdjetivoEl PresentePluralAdjetivo invariableGéneroCelebrations & 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 PresenteEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoFamily & Relationships

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the subjunctive.
  • Mario Testino
    El Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre relativoEl Pretérito PerfectoPronombreArt & 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 SpanishAdverbio interrogativoAdjetivo indefinidoPronombre de complemento indirectoPronombre relativoLanguage & 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 SimplePronombre relativoPronombre 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
    AdjetivoAdverbioEl Pretérito PerfectoParticipioNombreMonuments, 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 idiomáticaPreposiciónRegularEl Pretérito ImperfectoMonuments, 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
    AdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivo demostrativoMusic

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineGénero femeninoNombreMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Nuestra gran aventura de verano 3
    PreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreVerbo irregularInfinitivoMonuments, 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 ImperfectoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Organización territorial de España
    AdjetivoModo subjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaWritten accents in SpanishInfinitivoPolitics, 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
    Gerundio/Spanish present participleVerbo irregularLa tilde diacríticaEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombre relativo

    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
    AdjetivoModo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoGénero femeninoPronombre relativoCelebrations & Important Dates

    How about these scary movies to help you practise the subjunctive, the imperative, the position of pronouns and Halloween vocabulary?
  • Premio Planeta
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoPronombre interrogativo y exclamativoWritten accents in SpanishLiterature, 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
    AdjetivoGénero femeninoVerbo irregularEl PresenteAdverbioCelebrations & Important Dates

    This is about the Spanish tradition of the Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos.
  • Semana de la Moda Madrid
    El Futuro SimpleVerbo irregularPronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoArt & 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 indirectoRegularParticipioEl Pretérito PerfectoExpresión idiomática con "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 PresenteRegularOración negativaMusic

    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
    Pronombre relativoAdjetivoConjunción subordinanteConjunciónWritten accents in SpanishArt & Design

    Joaquín Sorolla is a Spanish painter from Valencia. This exercise can help you practise using the relative pronouns and the pasiva refleja.
  • Torrijas
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Presente de SubjuntivoEl Imperativoórdenes y peticionesVerbos con cambio ortográfico o>ue verbs (presente subjuntivo)Food & Drink

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

    Roberto asked Ángela a life-changing question. Will she say yes or no?
  • Una vida nueva 6
    El Pretérito ImperfectoRegularEl Pretérito IndefinidoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivoFamily & 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 irregularRegularWritten accents in SpanishFamily & 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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbioAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishPronombre de complemento indirectoFamily & 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...
  • ¿Harás caso a todo lo que se dice? Coca-Cola Light advert
    El PresenteAdjetivoArtículo definidoPluralNombreFilm & TV

    This advert for Coca-Cola Light can help you practise El Imperativo and El Futuro.
  • ¿Qué harías en Bilbao?
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularPluralGender of nouns in Spanish: masculineMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Learn about the delights of the Basque city of Bilbao while practising El Condicional.
  • ¿Sabías cuál es el origen del turrón?
    AdjetivoEl PresenteGénero femeninoGender of nouns in Spanish: masculinePreposiciónFood & Drink

    Discover the traditional Spanish Christmas nougat called turrón.
  • B2: Upper Intermediate Spanish reading exercises

  • Alaska y Dinarama - Mi novio es un zombi
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoPronombreAdverbioGerundio/Spanish present participleInfinitivoMusic

    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 idiomáticaAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishAdjetivoGerundio/Spanish present participleMonuments, 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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoVerbos pronominalesOración subordinada temporalAdjetivoConjunciónFamily & 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 ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoModo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoEl ImperativoPolitics, 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 participleInfinitivoEl Imperativoórdenes y peticionesArtículo definidoMusic

    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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoGerundio/Spanish present participleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdjetivo posesivoVerbos pronominalesMusic

    This B2 exercise about Spanish poet and singer-songwriter, Joaquín Sabina, can help you practise El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    AdjetivoPreposiciónEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombrePronombre relativoLiterature, 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 indirectoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishFuturoMusic

    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 irregularWritten accents in SpanishLa perífrasis verbalFood & 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 indicativoPreposiciónLa oración subordinada condicionalFamily & Relationships

    Practise subordinate clauses while listening to the confessions of a girl in love.
  • De crucero por España 1
    Pronombre relativoFuturoVerbo irregularPreposiciónAdverbio interrogativoMonuments, 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
    AdjetivoEl Futuro SimpleVerbo 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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoEl Presente de SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleModo subjuntivoOración subordinada temporalFamily & 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
    AdjetivoPronombre relativoEl Presente de SubjuntivoConjunción subordinanteEl Futuro SimpleArt & 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 relativoPronombreJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaExpressing ability (poder, saber)ConjunciónLanguage & Education

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

    3 April book lovers is International Book Day and also United Nations Spanish Language Day
  • Disfraz de Calavera Mexicana para Halloween
    Modo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participlePronombre de complemento indirectoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoCelebrations & 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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoWritten 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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVerbo modalSports & 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
    Written accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaPronombre relativoAdjetivoParticipioArt & DesignMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • El presidente Nayib Bukele le promete a El Salvador una Ciudad Bitcoin
    Modo subjuntivoAdjetivoEl Condicional SimpleEl Presente de SubjuntivoVerbo irregularTechnology & 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 idiomáticaAdjetivoGerundio/Spanish present participleLa perífrasis verbalPronombre de complemento indirectoMonuments, 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 SpanishJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaGerundio/Spanish present participleOración condicional con siPronombre de complemento indirectoMonuments, 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 ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombre de complemento indirectoConjunciónLanguage & 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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoOración negativaEl Imperativoórdenes y peticionesVerbos pronominalesFood & Drink

    Learn how to make these vegan burgers and practise El Futuro Simple.
  • Inspiración otoñal
    Verbo irregularEl Futuro SimpleModo subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaCelebrations & 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 idiomáticaPronombrePronombre de complemento indirectoGerundio/Spanish present participleEl Presente de SubjuntivoMusic

    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
    El PresenteAdjetivoVerbo irregularModo subjuntivoEl Pretérito PerfectoMusic

    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
    AdjetivoPluralSingularEl Pretérito IndefinidoNombreArt & DesignPolitics, History & Economics

    This exercise is about the influence of Arabic culture on Spain and the Spanish language.
  • La vuelta al cole
    Modo subjuntivoEl Infinitivo CompuestoWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaAdverbioLanguage & EducationFamily & Relationships

    This exercise can help you practise clauses using El inidicativo and El subjuntivo.
  • La vuelta al cole con Kwiziq
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoPronombre relativoEl Pretérito IndefinidoModo indicativoLanguage & 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 subjuntivoAdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirectoVoz pasivaSports & 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 SubjuntivoPronombrePreposiciónPronombre 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 indirectoGerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoApócopeModo 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
    Written accents in SpanishPronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoFuturoPronombre relativoMusic

    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 subjuntivoInfinitivoPronombre de complemento indirectoGerundio/Spanish present participleLanguage & 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 participleModo subjuntivoCelebrations & 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 ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPreposiciónVerbo 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 indirectoAdjetivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo 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 idiomáticaFuturoGerundio/Spanish present participleModo subjuntivoPronombre de complemento indirectoLanguage & Education

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

    B2 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Quesos españoles
    Voz pasivaVerbo modalPronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoParticipioFood & Drink

    Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of cheese in Spain?
  • Refranes de Octubre
    Written accents in SpanishJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbioConjunciónAdverbio interrogativoLanguage & Education

    Discover a few Spanish proverbs and sayings about autumn in this bilingual reader.
  • Regalos invisibles
    AdjetivoPronombre de complemento indirectoEl Pretérito ImperfectoWritten accents in SpanishJerga/ 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 SubjuntivoConjunciónGerundio/Spanish present participlePronombre de complemento indirectoOración negativaMusic

    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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoInfinitivoGerundio/Spanish present participlePronombre relativoFamous 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 subjuntivoAdjetivo invariablePluralCelebrations & 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 participlePronombre de complemento indirectoAdjetivoApócopeAdjetivo indefinidoEmployment

    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 ImperfectoPronombre de complemento indirectoExpressing ability (poder, saber)El Pretérito PerfectoLiterature, 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 indirectoPronombre relativoLiterature, Poetry, Theatre

    The police investigate and think there's more to this than meets the eye.
  • Un crimen perfecto 3
    El Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreConjunción subordinanteAdverbio interrogativoLiterature, 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 irregularParticipioEl Pretérito IndefinidoEl 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
    Pronombre de complemento indirectoLa tilde diacríticaPalabras agudasJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbioMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Set in Salamanca, this exercise can help you practise El Subjuntivo.
  • Un sueño de Navidad
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombreAdjetivoModo subjuntivoWritten accents in SpanishCelebrations & 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
    El Futuro SimpleVerbo irregularEl Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoAdjetivoSports & 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 subjuntivoEl Presente de SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleOración subordinada temporalEl Pretérito ImperfectoLanguage & Education

    This reading and listening exercise can help you practise false friends.
  • Videomatón de Isabel Allende
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombre de complemento indirectoPronombre reflexivoVerbos 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.
  • ¿Qué? ¿ruidosas nosotras?
    Pronombre interrogativo y exclamativoSignificados de "que"ConjunciónPronombre relativoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaFamily & Relationships

    The landlady is not happy with her noisy tenants.
  • C1: Advanced Spanish reading exercises

  • 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
    PronombrePronombre relativoLa oración subordinada causalAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishMonuments, 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 idiomáticaLa oración subordinada causalInfinitivoConjunciónLa 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 indirectoPronombrePronombre relativoJerga/ 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.
  • Día de Pachamama
    Modo subjuntivoPronombreEl Futuro PerfectoEl Condicional SimpleEl Presente de SubjuntivoCelebrations & 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 participlePronombre de complemento indirectoPronombreEl 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 idiomáticaEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoPronombrePronombre relativoLa oración subordinada modalFilm & 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
    Modo subjuntivoTiempo compuestoEl Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de SubjuntivoParticipioAdjetivoPolitics, 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
    Modo subjuntivoOración subordinada temporalInfinitivoGerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoTechnology & 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
    AdjetivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaWritten accents in SpanishGénero femeninoEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoFood & 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 idiomáticaInfinitivoVerbos pronominalesArtículo neutroLa perífrasis verbalMonuments, 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
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaLa oración subordinada causalWritten accents in SpanishVerbos pronominalesLa 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 irregularAdjetivoParticipioPolitics, History & Economics

    Practise El Presente Historico.
  • Flotadores muy originales
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPor or Para?órdenes y peticionesEl ImperativoEl Presente de SubjuntivoMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    Practise using El Pluscuamperfecto Subjuntivo in hypothetical clauses, idioms with ser, and relatives.
  • Janucá
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbo modalJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaCelebrations & 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 ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoPronombreGerundio/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
    Pronombre relativoConjunciónVerbos pronominalesFuturoEl Presente de SubjuntivoFood & 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
    AdjetivoNombrePluralVerbo irregularPronombrePolitics, 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
    AdjetivoParticipioJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaVoz pasivaPronombre de complemento indirectoCelebrations & 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 pasivaModo subjuntivoVerbos regulares -er (presente)Tiempo compuestoEl Infinitivo CompuestoCelebrations & 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 idiomáticaConjunciónVerbos pronominalesEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoModo indicativoFilm & 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 de complemento indirectoFamily & 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 ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoParticipioGerundio/Spanish present participleOración negativaFilm & 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
    Modo subjuntivoOración subordinada temporalJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaFamily & 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 SubjuntivoPronombre de complemento indirectoModo 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 ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoAdjetivoGerundio/Spanish present participleParticipioArt & 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
    Adverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishPronombre de complemento indirectoPronombre tónicoConjunciónMusic

    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 ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoVerbos 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 coordinanteLa perífrasis verbalSports & Leisure

    C1 Spanish interactive reading article
  • Rosalía, song by Juan Luis Guerra
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Imperfecto SubjuntivoGerundio/Spanish present participleFormalExpressing 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 verbalModo indicativoOración subordinada temporalFilm & TV

    This week-long film festival held in Valladolid every year is considered by many as the most important festival for independent cinema.
  • Tacones rojos - Sebastián Yatra
    PronombreJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoGerundio/Spanish present participlePronombre de complemento indirectoMusic

    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 idiomáticaOración subordinada temporalPronombre relativoAdverbio interrogativoWritten accents in SpanishMonuments, Tourism & VacationsCelebrations & Important Dates

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

    Practise relative pronouns while learning about volunteer work.
  • Un mal amigo
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaEl Condicional PerfectoEl Pretérito ImperfectoEl Pretérito IndefinidoModo 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
    El Presente de SubjuntivoModo subjuntivoJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaPronombreLa 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 pronominalesAdjetivoGerundio/Spanish present participleJerga/ Expresión idiomáticaAdverbioCelebrations & 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 idiomáticaInfinitivoGerundio/Spanish present participleAdjetivoVerbos 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".
  • ¡Está como una cabra!
    Jerga/ Expresión idiomáticaInfinitivoConjunciónOración negativaOración subordinada concesivaLanguage & Education

    This C1 reading and listening exercise can help you practise idioms with animals.
  • ¡Somos la leche!
    El Imperfecto SubjuntivoAdverbioWritten accents in SpanishLa tilde diacríticaVerbos 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 pronominalesParticipioMonuments, Tourism & Vacations

    This C1 exercise can help you practise pronominal verbs, relative pronouns and the general use of idiomatic expressions.
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