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El Conejo y el León (Listening and Reading Practice) Posted by on May 30, 2022

Welcome to a new listening and reading practice ūüôā Today’s short story was written by the Honduran writer Augusto Monterroso. The moraleja (moral) of this story is that you should never trust appearances. El Conejo y el Le√≥n Un celebre Psicoanalista se encontr√≥ cierto d√≠a en medio de la Selva, semiperdido. One day a famous…

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Oda a la manzana (Listening and Reading Practice) Posted by on Apr 29, 2022

Welcome to a new blog! Today you will practice your listening and reading skills with Oda a la manzana, a poem written by the acclaimed Chilean poet at writer Pablo Neruda. This poem is part of a collection of odes Neruda wrote between 1954 and 1957. It is a reflection of the poet’s dream for…

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Instrucciones para llorar (Reading and Listening Practice + Vocabulary) Posted by on Mar 28, 2022

To help you keep practicing your Spanish reading and listening skills, this week I introduce Instrucciones para llorar (Instructions on How to Cry) written by the Argentine writer Julio Cort√°zar. Instrucciones para llorar¬† Dejando de lado los motivos, ateng√°monos a la manera correcta de llorar, entendiendo por esto un llanto que no ingrese en…

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Espiral (Reading and Listening Practice) Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

Espiral (Spiral) is a short story written by Argentine novelist, short-story writer and literary critic Enrique Anderson Imbert. This fascinating minicuento with a circular narrative style is subject to multiple interpretations, where the existence of a parallel universe, the manifestation of the character’s inner self or his own psychological state is left to the imagination…

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