Noticias de la semana|(Niveles A2, B1 y B2+)

Spain celebrated National Day in October (Día de la Hispanidad) which commemorates the date that Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas for the first time: 12th October 1492. However, it is not only a festivity in Spain, but in many Latin American countries, which celebrate the Hispanic culture in the world. And this year...
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No pumpkins, costumes or “trick or treat”, but chestnuts, flowers and sweets - many sweets!!! Spain is also celebrating its Halloween. But not the way the Americans do it. Spain's celebration is the Christian version of the original Celtic festival.
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As some of you may have read, last November I wrote about the Spanish elections that were taking place in December 2015.  Fast forward 10 months and we still haven’t elected a president, but believe me, most Spaniards seem to be happier without one. Historically Spanish politics has been dominated by 2 main parties – the...
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Mexico is mourning the loss of musical legend, Juan Gabriel, however this best selling rancheras singer-songwriter of Latin America does not hold the same allure as the notable and defiant female rancheras artist: Chavela Vargas. Conventionally, the rancheras were sung by men and accompanied by a group of mariachis with guitars, violins, double bass and harp. They were songs of...
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Los mexicanos están muy orgullosos de su historia, pero no solo de su herencia española, sino de la civilización que vivió antes de la Colonización; los Aztecas. Los mexicanos se consideran descendientes de los Aztecas, conocidos en su tiempo como “mexicas”. Su identificación con este pueblo es tan fuerte que en el escudo que aparece...
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Pablo Picasso es, sin duda, uno de los artistas españoles que goza de más reconocimiento internacional. Sus obras están expuestas en muchos museos alrededor del mundo, desde el MoMa en Nueva York con Las señoritas de Avignon (debajo a la izquierda) hasta el Tate Modern en Londres con Mujer que llora (debajo a la derecha),...
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Muchos de vosotros estáis quizás interesados en visitar España. ¿Disfrutas caminando? ¿Qué tal unas vacaciones alternativas en el norte del país? Si te gusta pasar tiempo al aire libre, descubrir pequeños pueblos, practicar el español con los locales y conocer gente de todo el mundo, el Camino de Santiago puede ser el plan perfecto para...
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En octubre, Cuba celebra la Fiesta de la Cubanía, una fiesta nacional que conmemora el orgullo de ser cubano y el deber de defender la identidad nacional y su cultura a través de celebraciones y conferencias. Así que, ¿qué mejor tiempo para hablar sobre los nuevos cambios que están afectando a este país? Cuba comienza...
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Last night, I saw the film Goya’s Ghosts – again. I still wonder why. It’s not a great film and I think it’s one of Javier Bardem’s worst performances, but on the other hand, Natalie Portman is in it and the film portrays the Spanish Inquisition perfectly and above all, it presents the great painter: GOYA. Goya...
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Mexicans are very proud of their history. Not just their Hispanic heritage, but the great civilisation that lived before the Spanish colonisation known as the Aztecs. Mexicans consider themselves descendants of the Aztecs who were originally known as ‘Mexicas’. Their identification with this tribe is so strong that their coat of arms, which appears on...
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