Category Archives: Advanced Spanish Audio

Our free Advanced Spanish audio is listed below, you can listen right here or download the audio to your computer. Useful links for this level – Triple Your Fluency With Our Advanced Worksheets (perfect for Motivated Intermediates too!): Season 1Season 2

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.9 – Musicofília


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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2In episode 9 Ben and Marina discuss Musicophilia, starting with the curious case of the man who was struck by lightening and quickly developed a life-changing obsession with music.

Plus, music in our own lives, and musicality in Spain – do the Spanish tend to learn instruments at an early age? Do they love to sing when they get together?

¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
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Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.8 – Cocido


(Photo: Cocido Madrileño by Tnarik Innael)

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2In episode 8 Ben and Marina talk about Cocido.

It’s a typical Spanish dish from Madrid that Marina’s dad would eat 5 days-a-week in post civil war Spain and is now considered high cuisine.

¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
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DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.7 – La Jungla en la Ciudad

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2In episode 7 Ben and Marina discuss the presence of wild animals in cities, comparing Spain to Africa and India.

Plus the scandal surrounding the unfortunate fate of some wild boars in a town near Madrid.

Photo: Wild boars in the Sierra de Cazorla.

¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
Click here to join the Advanced 2 Members Area Now
DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.6 – El Camarero Honesto

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2In episode 6 Ben and Marina discuss the odd rituals of Spanish restaurants: customer service, begging for ‘la cuenta’, tipping, and honest waiters.

Plus the ‘simpa’ and Ben´s related confession.

¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
Click here to join the Advanced 2 Members Area Now
DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.5 – Un Mundo Bio

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2In episode 5 Ben and Marina discuss the surprising landscapes of Almería, and what shocked them about the cultivation of fruit and vegetables there, compared to the Pyrenees.

Plus, we look at the rise of organic food culture in Spain.

¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
Click here to join the Advanced 2 Members Area Now
DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.4 – Un oasis de silencio


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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2In episode 4 Ben and Marina discuss an article by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa about his stay in a Benedictine monastery.

Plus the rise of mindfulness in Spain, and the need for oases of peace in our busy world.

¿Te gustaría la idea de pasar 4 días en silencio?

¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
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DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.3 – España Globalizada

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2In episode 3 Ben and Marina discuss whether Spain is losing its wonderful Spanish-ness, especially in the restaurant sector.

Is the family-run place a thing of the past? Plus other changes ‘que nos chocan’ in today’s Madrid.

¿Ha cambiado mucho tu ciudad en los últimos 10 o 20 años?

¡Un abrazo desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
Click here to join the Advanced 2 Members Area Now

 

DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.2 – La Vida Sin Muerte

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2Welcome to Episdoe 2 of our brand new Advanced Season 2 Series! This week we discuss life without death. As scientists promise that by 2040 we’ll be able to live forever, even go back to the age we’d like to stay at, we discuss what this means for the human race, for doctors, religion, and much more.

¿A ti te gustaría poder vivir para siempre?

Important Information

How to get the worksheets…

Get the worksheets for the Advanced Season 2 audios as we release them week by week in the Advanced 2 members area – the first worksheets are waiting for you inside! It’s an invaluable boost to your Spanish. Plus you’ll get to ask us questions for our monthly Q and A videos! Read all the info here:

Click here to get access to the Advanced 2 members area

(For those of you that have bought something from us in the past, just log into your customer panel, look for the link at the top that says ‘Add more NIS materials’ and from the list that appears, choose the penultimate pack, that says “Advanced Season 2 – Members Area”.)

Getting the podcast in iTunes and other apps:

The Advanced Season 2 audios will be released weekly on Mondays and put out as a podcast on the same podcast feed as the original Advanced episodes. If you already subscribed to our Advanced series in the past, just refresh your feed to make sure you are seeing the first episode of Season 2, and you should get all the rest going forward.

If you haven’t subscribed before:

Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes And do leave us a review in iTunes if you can!
– Search for ‘Notes in Spanish Advanced’ in your favourite podcast app
– Here’s the raw RSS feed if you want to enter it manually: http://notesinspanish.libsyn.com/rss

Tips on How to Use the Advanced 2 Audio

Advanced Learners: Listen to the audio the whole way through. Listen again with the transcript (available in the worksheets) to make sure you don’t miss a thing, and to be sure you know all the vocab, phrases and grammar we pick out and explain as super-important for your level.

Intermediate Learners: Don’t panic if the Spanish feels really challenging! It should! Listen to the Spanish conversation, ideally with the transcript from the worksheets – we promise that no matter how challenging this may seem, this ‘real immersion’, with the worksheets to help, is the best possible thing you can do for your Spanish!

As Kathleen says in the comments below, “I am very much enjoying your new podcast. I’m one of those you describe as a “motivated intermediate”. I want to assure others in that category that this podcast is definitely approachable with the aid of the notes [transcript/worksheet]. I wasn’t surprised that I understood little listening to the podcast without the notes, but I was amazed at how much I could understand having the notes to read alongside.”

Saludos desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
Click here to join the Advanced 2 Members Area Now

 

DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2 – Ep.1 – Minimalismo y felicidad

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 2Welcome to Notes in Spanish Advanced Season 2! We’re back with our best real Spanish conversations to help you stay at the top of real-world Spanish today!

In this first episode, Ben and Marina discuss ‘La Magia del Orden’, by Marie Kondo, a book that has changed their lives, and the relationship between living with minimal possessions and clutter, and our happiness.

Important Information

How to get the worksheets…

Get the worksheets for the Advanced Season 2 audios as we release them week by week in the Advanced 2 members area – the first worksheet for today’s episode is waiting for you inside! It’s an invaluable boost to your Spanish. Plus you’ll get to ask us questions for our monthly Q and A videos! Read all the info here:

Click here to get access to the Advanced 2 members area

Getting the podcast in iTunes and other apps:

The Advanced Season 2 audios will be released weekly on Mondays and put out as a podcast on the same podcast feed as the original Advanced episodes. If you already subscribed to our Advanced series in the past, just refresh your feed to make sure you are seeing the first episode of Season 2, and you should get all the rest going forward.

If you haven’t subscribed before:

Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes And do leave us a review in iTunes if you can!
– Search for ‘Notes in Spanish Advanced’ in your favourite podcast app
– Here’s the raw RSS feed if you want to enter it manually: http://notesinspanish.libsyn.com/rss

Tips on How to Use the Advanced 2 Audio

Advanced Learners: Listen to the audio the whole way through. Listen again with the transcript (available in the worksheets) to make sure you don’t miss a thing, and to be sure you know all the vocab, phrases and grammar we pick out and explain as super-important for your level.

Intermediate Learners: Don’t panic if the Spanish feels really challenging! It should! Listen to the Spanish conversation, ideally with the transcript from the worksheets – we promise that no matter how challenging this may seem, this ‘real immersion’, with the worksheets to help, is the best possible thing you can do for your Spanish!

As Kathleen says in the comments below, “I am very much enjoying your new podcast. I’m one of those you describe as a “motivated intermediate”. I want to assure others in that category that this podcast is definitely approachable with the aid of the notes [transcript/worksheet]. I wasn’t surprised that I understood little listening to the podcast without the notes, but I was amazed at how much I could understand having the notes to read alongside.”

Saludos desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Advanced 2 Worksheets ! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
Click here to join the Advanced 2 Members Area Now

 

DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂

Advanced Spanish Podcast 96 – Los Bomberos


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Marta worked in a UK school for a while this year, and her experiences highlight just why the Brits can be uptight and the Spanish much more relaxed! It’s all about the firefighters!

Saludos desde Madrid!
Ben y Marina

Get The Worksheets! To learn even more real Spanish, get the Worksheets discussed in this audio now:
Click here to get the Advanced Super Pack

 

DONATE! And if you just feel like supporting these free audios, donations are welcome via the form on our Donate page. Your donations and purchases help us to keep going. ¡Mil gracias!🙂