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Notes in Spanish Advanced

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Rank #69 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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209 Ratings
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154
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6

Super helpful!

By Julfrave - May 25 2020
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I am a teacher and regularly listen to these podcasts to continue getting language input. I also recommend them/assign them to students to do the same. I really enjoy the topics and I continually learn new words or phrases to increase my proficiency in Spanish used in Spain. Ben and Marina are very enjoyable to listen to and I appreciate Ben’s transparency in having questions or making occasional mistakes. I know Spanish speakers who have lived in the US for over 20 years and still make mistakes or can’t think of an English word. It is encouraging to me as a non native Spanish speaker that perfection is not the norm!

Very informative and great way to improve Spanish

By bradkh1 - Apr 27 2020
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I have listened to dozens of their podcasts and my Spanish has improved as a result. This husband and wife duo (he’s from the UK; she’s from Spain) explore a myriad of subjects of Spanish life and culture and they have active conversation on contemporary issues. It is a great way to improve your Spanish (this is for intermediate and advanced students) and learn a lot about Spain.

iTunes Ratings

209 Ratings
Average Ratings
154
28
14
7
6

Super helpful!

By Julfrave - May 25 2020
Read more
I am a teacher and regularly listen to these podcasts to continue getting language input. I also recommend them/assign them to students to do the same. I really enjoy the topics and I continually learn new words or phrases to increase my proficiency in Spanish used in Spain. Ben and Marina are very enjoyable to listen to and I appreciate Ben’s transparency in having questions or making occasional mistakes. I know Spanish speakers who have lived in the US for over 20 years and still make mistakes or can’t think of an English word. It is encouraging to me as a non native Spanish speaker that perfection is not the norm!

Very informative and great way to improve Spanish

By bradkh1 - Apr 27 2020
Read more
I have listened to dozens of their podcasts and my Spanish has improved as a result. This husband and wife duo (he’s from the UK; she’s from Spain) explore a myriad of subjects of Spanish life and culture and they have active conversation on contemporary issues. It is a great way to improve your Spanish (this is for intermediate and advanced students) and learn a lot about Spain.
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Notes in Spanish Advanced

Latest release on Jun 22, 2020

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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!

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: NIS Adv 070 - Los Toros

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Marina and Ben discuss a new law in Spain aimed to protect some animals... but not all...See notesinspanish.com for more details and the full transcript/worksheet.

Mar 23 2007

12mins

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: NIS Adv 067 - Fidel

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

Mar 03 2007

9mins

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: NIS Adv 066 - Las Tres "Erres"

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

Feb 23 2007

12mins

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Rank #8: NIS Adv 065 - San Valentin

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

Feb 17 2007

10mins

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: NIS Adv 073 - Una Boda Multicultural

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

Apr 27 2007

10mins

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: Notes in Spanish Advanced 58 - Navidades en Familia

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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.

Dec 23 2006

10mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 14 - El Valle del Jerte

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Ben and Marina discuss the beautiful Valle del Jerte in Extremadura, famous for its cherries. We look at local life, the cherry picking season, and an amazing, surprise concert in a bar. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jun 22 2020

13mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 13 - El 80-20 de la felicidad

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Ben and Marina look at the 80-20 principle, how it started in economics and business, and whether it could be the secret to living a happier life. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheets!

Jun 15 2020

11mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 12 - Culto a la Gamba

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Ben and Marina discuss a ridiculously expensive 'racion de gambas' - prawns - and the Spanish obsession with exquisite food! Pick up the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jun 08 2020

10mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 11 - Cervantes

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Ben and Marina look at the extraordinary life of Cervantes, including duels, war, and imprisonment, and how all this led to Don Quijote, the most influential novel ever written. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.

Jun 01 2020

13mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 10 - El Gozo de Leer

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Ben and Marina discuss the joys of reading, what role it plays in our lives, and how to make the time for it in this busy age of distraction. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.

May 25 2020

11mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 09 - Bienvenido Introvertido

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Ben and Marina discuss introverts, our need for time out, creativity, group think and more. Visit notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.

May 18 2020

10mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 08 - El poder del color verde

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Ben and Marina discuss the healing power of a walk in the forest, and applications of nature to our overall well-being and health. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheets.

May 11 2020

13mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 07 - El Triangulo del Drama

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Ben and Marina discuss the Drama Triangle, a model for human relationships and interactions, and how we can escape it with a new psychological paradigm. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheets!

May 04 2020

13mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 06 - El-Maestro Yo-Yo

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Ben and Marina look at different approaches to learning, how to achieve mastery in anything, and the great cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Pick up the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Apr 27 2020

12mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 05 - MIcroAventuras

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Ben and Marina discuss big adventures and micro-adventures, how to make normal life more exciting, and an amazing 24 hours Marina spent high above Madrid! Pick up the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Apr 20 2020

12mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 04 - Codos-en-la-Mesa

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Ben and Marina discuss Spanish table manners, cultural differences between Spain and the UK, and whether the Spanish or the British demand too much of themselves or are really capable or relaxing. Get the worksheets at notesinspanish.com

Apr 13 2020

12mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 03 - Homenaje a Donosti

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Ben and Marina discuss one of their favourite cities on earth - Donosti, or San Sebastian, in the Basque Country. We look at what makes it so special, plus introduce a real character from our past. Pick up the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Apr 06 2020

14mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 02 - Cantautores

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Ben and Marina discuss their favourite Spanish Singer-songwriters and some great concerts where they have heard some of the best of these artists playing live. Pick up the worksheets to learn even more, at www.notesinspanish.com

Mar 30 2020

12mins

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NIS Advanced S3 - 01 - Montana arriba

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Ben and Marina discuss an amazing trek Marina did up a mountain high in the Spanish Pyrenees, joining local villagers of all ages for a special celebration. Learn even more Spanish with the accompanying worksheets from www.notesinspanish.com

Mar 24 2020

12mins

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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

Play

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

Play

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

Play

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

Play

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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iTunes Ratings

209 Ratings
Average Ratings
154
28
14
7
6

Super helpful!

By Julfrave - May 25 2020
Read more
I am a teacher and regularly listen to these podcasts to continue getting language input. I also recommend them/assign them to students to do the same. I really enjoy the topics and I continually learn new words or phrases to increase my proficiency in Spanish used in Spain. Ben and Marina are very enjoyable to listen to and I appreciate Ben’s transparency in having questions or making occasional mistakes. I know Spanish speakers who have lived in the US for over 20 years and still make mistakes or can’t think of an English word. It is encouraging to me as a non native Spanish speaker that perfection is not the norm!

Very informative and great way to improve Spanish

By bradkh1 - Apr 27 2020
Read more
I have listened to dozens of their podcasts and my Spanish has improved as a result. This husband and wife duo (he’s from the UK; she’s from Spain) explore a myriad of subjects of Spanish life and culture and they have active conversation on contemporary issues. It is a great way to improve your Spanish (this is for intermediate and advanced students) and learn a lot about Spain.