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News Time Spanish – 31 May 2010

In this week’s edition of News Time Spanish we’ll be looking at the new Abortion Law recently introduced in Spain. Other stories include:

  • the final episode of the popular series ‘Lost’
  • cultural reports from the Cannes Film Festival and the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo
  • an interesting environmental project in Central America
  • the international launch of the iPad

Use the player below to listen to the episode. You can also subscribe in iTunes to get all future shows delivered automatically as soon as they become available. If you would like to benefit further from these materials, you can purchase a season pass for this season of News Time Spanish: 10 weekly episodes beginning 17 May 2010. Premium materials include transcripts, vocabulary guides, exercises and a slow version of the audio. More information can be found on the News Time Spanish product page.

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Members’ links

[amprotect=111]Premium members of News Time Spanish Season 1 can access the full transcript of the episode and key vocabulary using the links below. Our lesson guide also contains exercises and we provide answers and suggested translations in the Answer Key. If you found the normal speed version of the audio content a bit too fast, try listening to the slow version which has been electronically reduced to 80% speed.

Transcript and exercises | Answer key | Slow version

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News Time Spanish – 24 May 2010

In this week’s edition of News Time Spanish we’ll be looking at the the apprehension of ETA terrorist ringleaders in the French town of Bayonne. Other stories include:

  • violence in Thailand
  • ownership of the Falkland Islands and the towns of Ceuta and Melilla
  • the oil slick threatens the Mexican coastline
  • the first cloned fighting bull is born in Spain.

Use the player below to listen to the episode. You can also subscribe in iTunes to get all future shows delivered automatically as soon as they become available. If you would like to benefit further from these materials, you can purchase a season pass for this season of News Time Spanish: 10 weekly episodes beginning 17 May 2010. Premium materials include transcripts, vocabulary guides, exercises and a slow version of the audio. More information can be found on the News Time Spanish product page.

Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS

Members’ links

[amprotect=111]Premium members of News Time Spanish Season 1 can access the full transcript of the episode and key vocabulary using the links below. Our lesson guide also contains exercises and we provide answers and suggested translations in the Answer Key. If you found the normal speed version of the audio content a bit too fast, try listening to the slow version which has been electronically reduced to 80% speed.

Transcript and exercises | Answer key | Slow version

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News Time Spanish – 17 May 2010

In this week’s edition of News Time Spanish we’ll be looking at the major financial reform in Spain as a result of the ongoing issues around Europe. Other stories include:

  • UK elections news
  • Spanish sporting successes
  • Mexican/US immigration issues
  • Health problems in Spain

Use the player below to listen to the episode. You can also subscribe in iTunes to get all future shows delivered automatically as soon as they become available. If you would like to benefit further from these materials, you can purchase a season pass for this season of News Time Spanish: 10 weekly episodes beginning 17 May 2010. Premium materials include transcripts, vocabulary guides, exercises and a slow version of the audio. More information can be found on the News Time Spanish product page.

Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS

Members’ links

[amprotect=111]Premium members of News Time Spanish Season 1 can access the full transcript of the episode and key vocabulary using the links below. Our lesson guide also contains exercises and we provide answers and suggested translations in the Answer Key. If you found the normal speed version of the audio content a bit too fast, try listening to the slow version which has been electronically reduced to 80% speed.

Transcript and exercises | Answer key | Slow version

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Coffee Break French Step by Step

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Coffee Break French is now available as a complete course of eighty lessons, introducing listeners to the French language from scratch, and building to an understanding of the language which will get you by in any situation and allow you to converse with native speakers on a range of subjects. We’re very pleased to introduce an easy way to access all the lessons with our new Step by Step Guide to Coffee Break French. Each ‘step’ lists ten lessons and includes information on the language and grammar covered in each of the lessons.

We hope you find the new Step by Step Guide useful. You can use the links below to access the lessons quickly.

  1. Lessons 1-10
  2. Lessons 11-20
  3. Lessons 21-30
  4. Lessons 31-40
  5. Lessons 41-50
  6. Lessons 51-60
  7. Lessons 61-70
  8. Lessons 71-80

Season 2 – Lesson 40 – Coffee Break French

We’ve arrived at the final episode in our series of Coffee Break French. In lesson 40, we reach the end of the meal in which our friends Christina, David, Sophie and Jean-Jaques have been getting to know each other. As usual, we cover a range of topics and constructions in this conversation and everything is explained in the lesson. Please note that lesson 40 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 80 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

This lesson marks the end of the Coffee Break French course and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our faithful listeners who have been working through the lessons week by week. We very much hope that you’ve enjoyed using Coffee Break French. This, of course, is not the end of the French materials from Radio Lingua. Coffee Break French Season 3 is waiting for you! Don’t forget about our Walk, Talk and Learn French video series in which Pierre-Benoît, whom listeners will know from the Coffee Break French series, talks about grammar on the streets of Paris.

To find out about our future plans for more French content, please make sure you’re subscribed to our Newsletter. You can do this from the box in the sidebar and we’ll send you updates every couple of months. We’ll also announce any new materials here on the Radio Lingua website, and on our Twitter feed – @radiolingua.

Finally, from Mark, Anna, Pierre-Benoît, “David”, “Christina”, “Sophie” and “Jean-Jacques”, and the whole team behind Coffee Break French we would like to wish you much success in your continued learning of French. Bonne continuation !

Season 2 – Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish

In episode 11 of Coffee Break Spanish we learn how to say what you’re going to do in the future. In Spanish you use the verb ir combined with a and an infinitive. The lesson explains all you need to know and provides useful examples! This episode was originally released in January 2008, so it focuses on the context of New Year’s Resolutions. Apologies for any confusion resulting from that in the middle of May! Please note that lesson 11 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 211 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Season 2 – Lesson 39 – Coffee Break French

After an enjoyable meal our two couples are about to enjoy a coffee and un petit digeo. The conversation continues between David, Christina, Sophie and Jean-Jacques in this penultimate episode of the series. Expressions covered include ça te dirait de faire quelque chose, aussitôt que, and further examples of the future and conditional tenses. Please note that lesson 39 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 79 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.