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Notes in Spanish Gold

Learn Spanish with Real Spanish Conversations for advanced and inspired intermediate learners, including full analysis of all the best language and vocab in each show. Get the accompanying worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

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NIS-Gold1-ep.3 - Ayuda la Autoayuda?

Ben and Marina discuss a recent study that suggests self-help doesn't work, the rise of the self-help industry, and how we too have benefited from forms of self-help in our own lives. Find the worksheet at www.notesinspanish.com

21mins

7 Mar 2012

Rank #1

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NIS-Gold1-ep.4 - Spanglish

Marina and Ben discuss bilingual children, code-switching, and the real Spanglish. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

21mins

14 Mar 2012

Rank #2

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NIS-Gold1-ep.13 - Comida Para Todos

How are we going to feed 9 Billion people in 2050? We look at the main problems, and possible solutions. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

23mins

16 May 2012

Rank #3

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NIS-Gold1-ep.7 - Adios a los toros

As the Catalans debate banning bullfighting, we ask, will Spain still be Spain when the dust settles? Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

20mins

4 Apr 2012

Rank #4

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NIS-Gold1-ep.8 - 80 Osos

This week Ben and Marina talk about the animal kingdom – pet fashions in Spain, endangered (and dangerous!) species in the Iberian Peninsular, and more useful animal phrases. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

20mins

11 Apr 2012

Rank #5

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NIS-Gold2-ep.17 - Al Andalus

Ben and Marina discuss the Moorish reign in Spain, and the clear influences we can see in Spanish life and culture today. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

25mins

26 Dec 2012

Rank #6

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NIS-Gold2-ep.18 - Guernica

Ben and Marina discuss Guernica – the fascinating story of a Picasso’s involvement in the Spanish civil war, and the birth of his great symbolic painting. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

22mins

2 Jan 2013

Rank #7

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NIS-Gold1-ep.10 - Quemaduras

A burned hand leads to a trip to ‘Urgencias’, plus private and public healthcare in Spain, the joys of Spanish hospital food, and if the Spanish are illness-obsessed! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

22mins

25 Apr 2012

Rank #8

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NIS-Gold2-ep.19 - Pueblos en Transicion

Ben and Marina discuss life after Peak Oil, and the fascinating Transition Town initiative that is sweeping through the UK and beyond, promising to help us thrive in an oil-reduced future. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

25mins

9 Jan 2013

Rank #9

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NIS-Gold2-ep.15 - Atontados

Ben and Marina discuss ways of saving ourselves from information overload on the internet, and in life in general. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

24mins

12 Dec 2012

Rank #10

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NIS-Gold1-ep.14 - Turismo de Salud

Ben and Marina discuss health tourism in Spain, and why it is annoying Spanish doctors so much! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

20mins

23 May 2012

Rank #11

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NIS-Gold1-ep.12 - Amor y la Galaxia

Ben’s sister finds love, despite it being more likely to find aliens in our galaxy, and online dating flourishes in Spain. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

19mins

9 May 2012

Rank #12

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NIS-Gold2-ep.1 - Emprendedores

Ben and Marina discuss the entrepreneurial spirit in Spain, how it reflects the national character, and how this compares to the UK and the USA. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

23mins

5 Sep 2012

Rank #13

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NIS-Gold1-ep.26 - Intercambio de Casa

Marina talks to her friend Ines about a unique way of going on holiday, el intercambio de casa. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

22mins

15 Aug 2012

Rank #14

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NIS-Gold2-ep.4 - Chile

Marina talks to Flor about her home country Chile, covering everything from geography, to gastronomy, how recent tragedies changed the country’s attitude to faith, the lives of her 30-something friends, and typical Chilean expressions. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

23mins

26 Sep 2012

Rank #15

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NIS-Gold1-ep.17 - El Poder de los Padres

We look at just how much power parents still have over their children in Spain, long after they have left home… Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

20mins

13 Jun 2012

Rank #16

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NIS-Gold2-ep.16 - Coincidencias

Ben and Marina look at the strange world of coincidences and discuss whether it is all down to probability and statistics, or whether there is something else going on… Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

23mins

19 Dec 2012

Rank #17

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NIS-Gold2-ep.2 - Genes o Entorno

Today, Ben and Marina look at how the nature/nurture debate actually begins in the womb, and how it can have a bearing on our health in later life. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

23mins

12 Sep 2012

Rank #18

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NIS-Gold2-ep.3 - Un Idioma de Vagos

The ‘Real Academia’ has changed the Spanish language (a little bit…), and some people are up in arms about it! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

25mins

19 Sep 2012

Rank #19

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NIS-Gold1-ep.11 - Alta Velocidad

Marina is rightly proud of her nations high-speed train network. It’s so good that Obama wants to copy it! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

22mins

2 May 2012

Rank #20