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Last update: 2008-05-29

NIS Advanced 096 - Los Bomberos

2008-05-29
Length: 11s

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! See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 095 - Adopciones

2008-05-22
Length: 11s

We discuss adoptions in Spain, and a recent terrible case from Argentina. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 094 - Ser Mujer en la Epoca de Franco

2008-05-15
Length: 12s

What was it like to be a young woman in Franco's times? Marina talks to the mother of a great friend. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 093 - Plagas

2008-05-07
Length: 11s

What happens when rats take over an entire region in India? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 092 - Las Olimpiadas de China

2008-05-01
Length: 12s

As China prepares from the Olympics, protests erupt around the world. But are we all blameless these days? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 091 - El Movil

2008-03-13
Length: 11s

Mobile phone madness in the Metro, golfing in bed, and those infernal ring tones. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 090 - La Oficina

2008-03-05
Length: 12s

Does any work get done in a Spanish office? And how do you cope with the boss? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 089 - El Camino

2008-02-28
Length: 11s

Marina talks to her friend Isabel about the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrims' route across Northern Spain followed by 50,000 people every year. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Intermediate 046 - La Nueva Inmigracion

2008-02-27
Length: 12m 9s

A new wave of immigration is taking place worldwide, especially here in Europe, and it's having far reaching and often unpleasant effects. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Intermediate 045 - Vacaciones en Espana

2008-02-20
Length: 12m 45s

What's the best way to travel round Spain in Summer? Where should you sleep, what towns should you visit? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 088 - La Canada Real

2008-02-20
Length: 12s

Once a Royal cattle trail, this stretch of land just outside Madrid has turned into Europe's biggest shanty town. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Advanced 087 - Notes from Spain

2008-02-14
Length: 12s

When a blog post went very very wrong! - See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Intermediate 044 - El Himno Nacional

2008-02-13
Length: 11m 16s

Spain tries to get some lyrics for its national anthem and controversy erupts! See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Intermediate 043 - La Tele Esta Rota

2008-02-06
Length: 10m 7s

The TV has broken and we don't know how long we can hold on! And how long until the infinite video club arrives in our living room? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Intermediate 042 - La Mafia

2008-01-30
Length: 10m 57s

We look at the extraordinary range of mafias in Europe and discover just how many there are, and what they are up to, in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 086 - Feliz Navidad

2007-12-20
Length: 10s

Happy Christmas from Notes in Spanish! Today we have a special festive episode for you! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 085 - La de la verguenza

2007-12-14
Length: 11s

Fighting to pay in bars and restaurants in Spain, and never eating the last croqueta. See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 084 - Vegetarianismo en España

2007-12-06
Length: 12s

Marina talks to Yolanda and Elena about the tricky job of being a vegetarian in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 083 - Trafico

2007-11-30

Is the collapse of all conventional traffic systems near?

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NIS Adv 082 - Blog de la Miss

2007-11-24
Length: 13s

Ben and Marina talk to Arturo, who wrote the famous Blog de la Miss... see notesinspanish.com for details and accompanying worksheet.…

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NIS Int 041 - El Cine Español

2007-11-14

How will a new law affect Spanish film-goers? What's going on in the world on Spanish film? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet and to comment!…

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NIS Int 040 - Huertas Solares

2007-11-07
Length: 9m 5s

Ben and Marina discuss the use of fields of solar panels to overcome energy problems in Spain, but wonder about the future of our landscapes... see notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets.…

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NIS Int 039 - Heroes

2007-10-31
Length: 11m 32s

Ben and Marina talk about the TV show Heroes, and extraordinary changes that have taken place in the world in the recent past... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.…

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NIS Int 038 - Ole por Radiohead

2007-10-24
Length: 11m 17s

As Radiohead shake up the music industry, we look at how the big record labels treat us like criminals, and how it isn't going to do them any good in the long run... See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript on o…

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NIS Int 037 - Birmania

2007-10-18
Length: 11m 41s

Marina and Ben look at recent events in Burma, and the crucial role played by bloggers in letting the world know what was going on. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets…

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NIS Adv 081 - La Psicologi­a de Volar

2007-10-05
Length: 11s

To what extent are the powers that be and the airline companies messing with our psychology when we catch a plane? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet/transcript.…

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NIS Adv 080 - El Sistema Educativo

2007-09-28
Length: 11s

Ben and Marina talk to Marina\\\'s sister Marta about the Spanish education system and cheating in  exams! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.

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NIS Adv 079 - Polici­a Armada

2007-09-20

Gun crime is rising in the UK, but the police still don't carry guns! Is the tazer the answer? Check out notesinspanish.com for a full transcript on our accompanying worksheets.…

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NIS Int 036 - Comer Fuera

2007-09-19
Length: 11m 43s

Ben and Marina discuss eating out and different attitudes to food around the world. See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 078 - Silvia, Bolivia y Madrid

2007-09-13
Length: 11s

Today we chat to Silvia, who moved to Madrid from Bolivia around 7 years ago after reading a very inspiring book... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcript on the accompanying worksheet.…

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NIS Int 035 - Zafiros

2007-09-12
Length: 12m 19s

Have you ever been conned on holiday? Ben certainly was when he went to Thailand aged 18... this is the story about the Sapphires... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.…

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NIS Adv 077 - La Muerte de la Siesta

2007-09-07
Length: 12s

Is the siesta really on its way out? What other changes is Europe forcing upon an unsuspecting Spain? See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the accompanying worksheets.…

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NIS Int 034 - Easyjet

2007-09-05
Length: 10m 16s

Should we feel guilty about flying too much? Should we be paying for our carbon footprint, or is it up to the airlines and other energy providers? See notesinspanish.com for further discussion and to pick up the accompanying workshee…

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NIS Int 033 - El Solitario

2007-08-29
Length: 12m 51s

El Solitario was Spain's most wanted man for as long as anyone could remember, until his identity was revealed at last this summer... more details and worksheets are available at notesinspanish.com

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NIS Int 032 - Facebook

2007-08-22
Length: 12m 17s

Ben and Marina discuss the Facebook phenomenon and invite you to be their friends! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 076 - Jornada de 4 horas a la semana

2007-05-19
Length: 9s

Do you suffer from information overload?! Here are some tips that are helping to reduce ours! See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Int 031 - Las Compras

2007-05-16
Length: 11m 33s

Do you hate shopping as much as Ben? See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 075 - Doreana y Argentina

2007-05-13
Length: 12s

Ben and Marina talk to their Argentinian friend Doreana about life in Argentina and Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Int 030 - La Familia Real

2007-05-08
Length: 11m 0s

Are the Spanish interested in the birth of a new Royal baby? See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 074 - La Mili

2007-05-04
Length: 11s

Ben and Marina talk to Javi about 'la Mili' - the obligatory military service he undertook in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for details and to pick up the worksheet/transcript.…

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NIS Int 029 - Falsos Amigos

2007-05-02
Length: 10m 6s

Today we look at some of the false friends that can cause real trouble when you learn Spanish. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheet/transcript and to discuss more phrases like these.…

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NIS Adv 073 - Una Boda Multicultural

2007-04-27
Length: 10s

Antonio tells Marina about his multi-cultural wedding in Sevilla. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcription/worksheet.…

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NIS Int 028 - Comida Rapida

2007-04-25
Length: 11m 21s

Ben and Marina talk about fast food, New York rats, and the healthier alternatives... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Int 027 - Los Tatuajes

2007-04-15
Length: 12m 8s

Ben and Marina discuss a ban on Marines wearing tattoos and see how David Beckham has so much influence on the youth of today. See notesinspanish.com to pick up our transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 072 - Las Misses

2007-04-08
Length: 11s

Scandal in the Miss Spain competition! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to download the worksheet/transcript.…

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NIS Int 026 - La Musica

2007-04-04
Length: 13m 20s

Our favourite music from Spain and beyond, plus a look at Spain's music scene today. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheet/transcript.…

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NIS Adv 071 - Sevilla

2007-03-30
Length: 12s

Marina talks to her ex-workmate Antonio about Seville. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Int 025 - Adios a los periodicos

2007-03-28
Length: 11m 56s

Will anyone be reading newspapers in 20 years time?

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NIS Adv 070 - Los Toros

2007-03-23
Length: 12s

Marina and Ben discuss a new law in Spain aimed to protect some animals... but not all...

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NIS Int 024 - Semana Santa

2007-03-21
Length: 12m 28s

Ben and Marina discuss Easter in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for details and the transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 069 - Elisa

2007-03-16
Length: 8s

Marina talks to her mother, Elisa, about Elisa's mother's rather numerous family and times gone by.

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NIS Int 022 - Vicios

2007-03-15
Length: 10m 56s

Ben and Marina lay (some of) their vices on the line. Pick up the transcript/worksheet at Notesinspanish.com…

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NIS Adv 068 - Violencia domestica

2007-03-10
Length: 11s

Ben and Marina discuss the subject of domestic violence in Spain and beyond.

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NIS Int 022 - Mi Pueblo

2007-03-08
Length: 10m 47s

Ben and Marina take a walk around the village where Ben was born. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 067 - Fidel

2007-03-03
Length: 9s

The ethics of tourism... see notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet and to comment.…

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NIS Int 021 - Balneario

2007-02-27
Length: 10m 57s

Ben and Marina head off to the hills for a bath and wonder if they should live up there instead!

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NIS Adv 066 - Las Tres "Erres"

2007-02-23
Length: 12s

Marina talks to Isabel, an expert in the conservation of natural resources. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Int 020 - Amor

2007-02-20
Length: 11m 49s

How do people really get together and fall in love these days?

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NIS Adv 065 - San Valentin

2007-02-17
Length: 10s

How did you spend San Valentin this year? See notesinspanish.com for full detials and to pick up the accompanying worksheet.…

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NIS Int 019 - Idiomas

2007-02-13
Length: 10m 32s

How important is it to learn a language these days? See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet and to comment.…

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NIS Adv 064 - Gripe Aviar

2007-02-11
Length: 9s

Bird flu is back on the agenda, who is going to benefit? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet for today's podcast.…

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NIS Int 018 - Harry Potter

2007-02-06
Length: 9m 41s

Ben and Marina talk about the success of Harry Potter in the adult world... See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 063 - Gemelos

2007-02-03
Length: 9s

Do you think it's OK to have twins at 67? The press does... see notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the accompanying worksheet.…

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NIS Int 017 - Vacaciones

2007-01-30
Length: 9m 46s

What are you doing for your holidays this year? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.…

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NIS Adv 062 - El Vino

2007-01-26
Length: 10s

What are the Spanish drinking these days? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet...

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 16 - Having a baby in Spain

2007-01-23
Length: 11m 34s

Having a baby in Spain! See notesinspanish.com to download the accomapanying worksheet/transcript.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 61 - Don Quijote

2007-01-19
Length: 11s

Ben and Marina discuss Spain's most famous literary figure. See notesinspanish.com for details and to download the full transcript/worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 15 - Cambio Climatico

2007-01-16
Length: 10m 7s

Is climate change going to leave Spain's Mediterranean coast without tourists in 30 years time? See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 60 - Fuegos Artificiales

2007-01-12
Length: 11s

Marina talks about an explosive New Years Eve that nearly ended in a riot!

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 14 - Tapas

2007-01-09
Length: 10m 36s

Ben and Marina look at one of Spain's greatest foods. See notesinspanish.com for details and accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 59 - De Rebajas

2007-01-05
Length: 11s

It's sales time, and Ben is in trouble over his ageing wardrobe! See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 13 - Las Mascotas

2007-01-03
Length: 10m 11s

Pets and animal Spanish! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 58 - Navidades en Familia

2006-12-23
Length: 10s

The other side of Christmas - keeping the families happy and avoiding divorce! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 12 - Navidad

2006-12-19
Length: 9m 57s

Everything you wanted to know about Christmas in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheet and transcript.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 57 - Lepe

2006-12-12
Length: 10s

Did you here the one about the snow in Lepe? See notesinspanish.com for full details and for the accompanying transcript worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 11 - Quejas

2006-12-05
Length: 10m 4s

Do people complain a lot in your country? Plus how to complain in restaurants and more... see notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 56 - Choques Culturales

2006-11-30
Length: 13s

Have you ever had a culture  shock at home or abroad? See notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 10 - La Vespa

2006-11-28
Length: 11m 11s

Marina talks to Ben about his other great love, his Vespa Scooter. See notesinspanish.com for details and the accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 55 - Mi Diario

2006-11-23
Length: 16s

Is the diary a thing of the past? Will our grandchildren have photos to remember us by? See notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the accompanying transcript and worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 9 - Loteria

2006-11-20
Length: 12m 11s

Ben y Marina hablan de la loteria de Navidad. See notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 54 - Vigilancia

2006-11-14
Length: 12s

This week we discuss the increasing amount of surveillance and security measures in the UK, and other controls on our civil liberties. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to access the accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 8 - Quiero Votar

2006-11-10
Length: 10m 59s

Ben decides he would like to vote in Spain after all... See notesinspanish.com for full details and to get the accompanying transcript/worksheet…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 53 - Dia de Todos los Santos

2006-11-08
Length: 10s

As people all over Spain gather at relatives' graves to celebrate All Saint's day, Marina and Ben take a walk in the park and discuss public holidays and strange naming conventions in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the worksheet and transcript.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 7 - La Piscina

2006-11-01
Length: 10m 41s

Sporting life and a trip to the local swimming pool. See notesinspanish.com for full details and worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 52 - La Pantalla

2006-10-30
Length: 10s

Are we slaves to all the screens in our lives? See notesinspanish.com for full details and accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 6 - La Lluvia

2006-10-24
Length: 10m 5s

It's been raining for days, and the Spanish aren't coping too well! See notesinspanish.com for full details and accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 51 - Ansiedad de Status

2006-10-19
Length: 13s

Ben and Marina discuss status anxiety amongst people in Spain and further afield. See notesinspanish.com for full details…

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 5 - La Familia

2006-10-11
Length: 11m 13s

Ben and Marina chat about family life in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to get the accompanying worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 50 - Arrepentimientos

2006-10-05
Length: 12s

Do you have any regrets in life? See Notes in Spanish.com for full details and to comment.

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 4 - Fobias

2006-10-02
Length: 10m 30s

Ben and Marina discuss phobias past and present. See notesinspanish.com for full details.…

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 49 - Pasarela de Cibeles

2006-09-23
Length: 10s

Ben and Marina discuss this weeks fashion show in Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for full details of this podcast.

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 3 - Nuestra Casa

2006-09-21
Length: 10m 35s

Ben and Marina take you on an audio tour of their flat in Madrid, and discuss different types of housing in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for full details, and to obtain a full transcript of our conversation.

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 2 - Mitos de Madrid

2006-09-14
Length: 9m 45s

Ben and Marina discuss the myths surrounding the city of Madrid. Is it really true that there are more bars in Madrid than in Belgium? See notesinspanish.com for accompanying worksheet and full details.

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Notes in Spanish 48 - Gitanos

2006-09-13
Length: 12s

Ben and Marina talk about the Gipsy population in Spain, the social problems they both face and create, and their contribution to Spanish culture. See notesinspanish.com for more details.

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Notes in Spanish Intermediate 1 - Bienvenidos!

2006-09-06
Length: 10m 21s

Welcome to Notes in Spanish Intermediate! In our first episode we talk a bit about ourselves, what we do, and how we ended up in Madrid!

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Advanced Notes in Spanish Podcast 47 - Trapicheos

2006-09-03
Length: 14s

¡Sacando colores a Marina! Well, if she will insist on breaking the law ;) In fact it seems the whole country is at it - there are trapicheos all over the place these days! To download the worksheet and to comment, visit our new site at NotesinSpanish.com

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Notes in Spanish 46 - Asaltos a las casas

2006-08-25
Length: 13s

Ben and Marina discuss the increasing problem of house burglaries in Spain, and the sometimes exaggerated measures being taken to prevent them.

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Notes in Spanish 45 - El 600

2006-08-17
Length: 12s

Marina interviews her father about a classic piece of Spanish history hidden in the garage, and a trip he'll never forget... See www.notesinspanish.com for full details...

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Notes in Spanish 44 - Bodas

2006-08-10
Length: 13s

Ben and Marina talk about a recent wedding in Galicia, and Spanish wedding customs in general. See www.notesfromspain.com for full details

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Notes in Spanish 43 - Verano

2006-07-27
Length: 13s

Ben and Marina discuss the changes that come over Madrid in summer - loads of great vocab as usual. See notesfromspain.com for full details and to get the worksheet.…

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Notes in Spanish 42 - Una entrevista con Pilar

2006-07-14
Length: 14s

Marina interviews Pilar about moving from Madrid to the UK. See www.notesfromspain.com to get the accompanying worksheet and to comment.

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Notes in Spanish 41 - Sol, Sexo y Sangria

2006-06-30
Length: 15s

Ben and Marina talk about tourism in Spain, and the Spanish view of different types of tourists from around the world. Comments in the notesfromspain.com forums!…

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Notes in Spanish 40 - El destape

2006-06-22
Length: 14s

Marina and Ben discuss the effect of the bikini on life in Spain after Franco died. See www.notesfromspain.com for more details.

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Notes in Spanish 39 - Choques Culturales - Trascripcion

2006-06-11
Length: 13s

Ben y Marina hablan de algunos choques culturales que han encontrado en España y Inglaterra. www.notesfromspain.com

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Notes in Spanish 38 - España y Inglaterra

2006-05-23
Length: 13s

Marina y Ben hablan de las cosas que no les gustan de España y Inglaterra.…

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Notes in Spanish 37 - Dialectos and Lenguas

2006-05-11
Length: 14s

Ben and Marina discuss the topic of dialects and language in Spain.

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Notes in Spanish 36 - Usted y las propinas

2006-04-30
Length: 16s

Marina and Ben talk about when to use tu or usted, and tipping in Spain.…

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Notes in Spanish 35 - Topicos

2006-04-20
Length: 16s

Ben and Marina talk about the stereotypes associated with Spain and the Spanish. A transcript for this podcast with vocab and exercises is available via Notesfromspain.com…

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Notes in Spanish 34 - Kids on holiday

2006-04-10
Length: 14s

Flying home, and chatting about holidaying with kids in Spain.

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Notes In Spanish 33 - Inmigracion

2006-03-28
Length: 25s

Marina y Ben hablan de la inmigracion…

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Notes in Spanish 32 - Viviendo con los padres

2006-03-20
Length: 11s

Viviendo con los padres en España…

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