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Notes in Spanish Advanced

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Rank #85 in Language Learning category

Education
Society & Culture
Language Learning
Places & Travel
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Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class... Now with transcript pages and worksheets! Visit notesinspanish.com for details. See our Notes in Spanish Intermediate podcast too!

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Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class... Now with transcript pages and worksheets! Visit notesinspanish.com for details. See our Notes in Spanish Intermediate podcast too!

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I only wish there were more episodes

By SarahsBell - Oct 23 2016
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This podcast is great. Ben and Marina have a unique teaching style that gives learners a peek into Spanish life. After not too long, I realized I wasn't translating in my head, but instead understanding Spanish! I just wish they had more episodes out there!!

Very Useful

By esco6736 - Sep 06 2012
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These podcasts have been absolutely phenomenal, especially for those of us who just want to hear authentic Spanish in everyday conversations. I listen to them on the way to work which helps me to always be up-to-date on all the newest slag and idioms of the Spanish language.

iTunes Ratings

184 Ratings
Average Ratings
132
26
14
7
5

I only wish there were more episodes

By SarahsBell - Oct 23 2016
Read more
This podcast is great. Ben and Marina have a unique teaching style that gives learners a peek into Spanish life. After not too long, I realized I wasn't translating in my head, but instead understanding Spanish! I just wish they had more episodes out there!!

Very Useful

By esco6736 - Sep 06 2012
Read more
These podcasts have been absolutely phenomenal, especially for those of us who just want to hear authentic Spanish in everyday conversations. I listen to them on the way to work which helps me to always be up-to-date on all the newest slag and idioms of the Spanish language.

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Notes in Spanish Advanced

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Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class... Now with transcript pages and worksheets! Visit notesinspanish.com for details. See our Notes in Spanish Intermediate podcast too!

NIS Advanced 096 - 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! See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.

May 29 2008

11mins

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NIS Advanced 094 - Ser Mujer en la Epoca de Franco

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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.

May 15 2008

12mins

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NIS Advanced 095 - Adopciones

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

May 22 2008

11mins

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 53 - Dia de Todos los Santos

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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.

Nov 08 2006

10mins

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Notes in Spanish 34 - Kids on holiday

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

Apr 10 2006

14mins

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Notes in Spanish 35 - Topicos

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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

Apr 20 2006

16mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 15 - El Amor Por Los Idiomas

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Ben and Marina discuss a new device that translates real time conversations into different languages on the go, and ask if it's the end of language learning - no way! See Notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Feb 26 2018

11mins

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Notes in Spanish Advanced 61 - Don Quijote

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

Jan 19 2007

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 11 - Niños felices, país feliz.

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Ben and Marina discuss the idea that Denmark is the happiest country on earth because it brings up happy children that turn into happy adults. We examine how, and compare to Spain and the UK. Pick up the accompanying worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Jan 29 2018

12mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 12 - Cataluña

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Ben and Marina discuss Cataluña, and the wonders of Catalan cuisine, landscapes, restaurants, pueblos, and of course, the great city of Barcelona. Pick up the worksheets to accompany this podcast at notesinspanish.com

Feb 05 2018

12mins

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Notes in Spanish 37 - Dialectos and Lenguas

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

May 11 2006

14mins

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NIS Adv 084 - Vegetarianismo en España

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

Dec 06 2007

12mins

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Notes in Spanish 48 - Gitanos

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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.

Sep 13 2006

12mins

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NIS Adv 077 - La Muerte de la Siesta

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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.

Sep 07 2007

12mins

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NIS Adv 062 - El Vino

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

Jan 26 2007

10mins

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Notes in Spanish 36 - Usted y las propinas

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

Apr 30 2006

16mins

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NIS Adv 071 - Sevilla

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

Mar 30 2007

12mins

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Notes in Spanish 41 - Sol, Sexo y Sangria

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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!

Jun 30 2006

15mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 13 - Como Sobrevivir el Siglo 21

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Ben and Marina discuss why everyone is stressed these days, the number of things we have going on in life, the quantity of inputs overwhelming us all, and how to solve this 21st century problem. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Feb 12 2018

10mins

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NIS Adv 085 - La de la verguenza

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

Dec 14 2007

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 20 - Homenaje a Madrid

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Ben and Marina discuss what makes Madrid so magical - its lively plazas, classic neighbourhoods, bars and terraces, restaurants and centuries-old architecture. Get the transcript and worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Apr 16 2018

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 19 - El Arte de Relajarse

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Ben and Marina discuss the art of relaxation, the 'sobremesa', walking, reading, watching films, our relaxation secrets and much more. See notesinspanish.com for the the full transcript/worksheet

Apr 09 2018

14mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 18 - Generacion Movil

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Ben and Marina discuss the excessive use of smartphones and social networks in the younger generations, and what effect it can have on our minds, ability to reason, and even our democracy. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Mar 19 2018

12mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 17 - La Etiqueta en España

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Ben and Marina discuss etiquette in Spain, covering Spanish punctuality, inviting people to your home in Spain, and how to be polite with food. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript and worksheet.

Mar 12 2018

14mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 16 - Saludos Españoles

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Ben and Marina talk about the endless ways of greeting people in Spain - should you shake hands, give two kisses, a hug, or a combination of all of them? Get the full transcript and worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Mar 05 2018

13mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 15 - El Amor Por Los Idiomas

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Ben and Marina discuss a new device that translates real time conversations into different languages on the go, and ask if it's the end of language learning - no way! See Notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Feb 26 2018

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 14 - Paco de Lucia

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Ben and Marina discuss Paco de Lucia, the famous flamenco guitarist who took this very Spanish music onto the international stage. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets.

Feb 19 2018

12mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 13 - Como Sobrevivir el Siglo 21

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Ben and Marina discuss why everyone is stressed these days, the number of things we have going on in life, the quantity of inputs overwhelming us all, and how to solve this 21st century problem. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Feb 12 2018

10mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 12 - Cataluña

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Ben and Marina discuss Cataluña, and the wonders of Catalan cuisine, landscapes, restaurants, pueblos, and of course, the great city of Barcelona. Pick up the worksheets to accompany this podcast at notesinspanish.com

Feb 05 2018

12mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 11 - Niños felices, país feliz.

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Ben and Marina discuss the idea that Denmark is the happiest country on earth because it brings up happy children that turn into happy adults. We examine how, and compare to Spain and the UK. Pick up the accompanying worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Jan 29 2018

12mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 10 - Horarios Locos

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Ben and Marina discuss why Spain still has such a crazy timetable for shops, office work, meals, the roots of this problem in Franco's Spain, and if it can change. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheet/transcript for all episodes.

Jan 22 2018

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 09 - Musicofilia

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Ben and Marina discuss Musicophilia, life-changing moments and their relation to music, music in our lives, and musicality in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet for this audio.

Jan 15 2018

12mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 08 - Cocido

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Ben and Marina talk about Cocido, a typical dish from Madrid that Marina's dad would eat 5 days-a-week in post civil war Spain and is now considered high cuisine . See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Jan 08 2018

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 07 - La jungla en la ciudad

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Ben and Marina discuss the presence of wild animals in cities, comparing Spain to Africa and India, and the unfortunate fate of some wild boars in a town near Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Jan 01 2018

10mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 06 - El Camarero Honesto

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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. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheets.

Dec 20 2017

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 05 - Un Mundo Bio

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Ben and Marina discuss the surprising landscapes of Almeria, and what shocked them about the cultivation of fruit and vegetables there, compared to the Pyrenees. Plus organic food culture in Spain. Get the worksheets at notesinspanish.com

Dec 18 2017

10mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 04 - Un Oasis de Silencio

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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. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Dec 11 2017

12mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 03 - España Globalizada

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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? Get a full transcript of the conversation and much more in the worksheets at notesinspanish.com

Dec 04 2017

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 02 - La Vida Sin Muerte

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Ben and Marina discuss the idea that by 2040 humans will be able to live forever, and the repercussions this would have in medicine, religion and all aspects of life as we know it. Get the full transcript/accompanying worksheet at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 27 2017

11mins

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NIS Advanced S2 - 01 - Minimalismo y Felicidad

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Ben and Marina discuss 'La Magia del Orden', a book that has changed their lives, and the relationship between living with minimal possessions and clutter, and our happiness. Pick up the worksheets with full transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 20 2017

11mins

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