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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 🙂 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 León Un celebre Psicoanalista se encontró cierto día 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 Cortázar. Instrucciones para llorar  Dejando de lado los motivos, atengámonos a la manera correcta de llorar, entendiendo por esto un llanto que no ingrese en…

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Medellin – A Dark Past and a Bright Future Posted by on Nov 22, 2017

If all you know about Medellín is what you’ve seen on a certain Netflix show, you’d be forgiven for thinking the city is an incredibly dangerous place. While that was definitely true in the not too distant past, Colombia’s “City of Eternal Spring” has undergone an amazing transformation in the past few decades. In this…

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