News Time Spanish – 23 December 2010

In our final episode of this season of News Time Spanish our stories include:

  • The cost of Christmas in Spain and the famous pre-Christmas lottery draws
  • A housing crisis in Argentina
  • New smoking laws in Spain
  • Cuba creates its own Wikipedia
  • Electric cars for hire in Paris

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. The entire season of News Time Spanish is available in a premium format which provides lesson notes, vocabulary and exercises for each episode, and for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users there is an ePub version compatible with the iBooks application. 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 20 October 2010. More information can be found on the News Time Spanish product page.

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Members’ links

[amprotect=126]Premium members of News Time Spanish Season 2 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 | download ePub for manual transfer to iOS device


2 thoughts on “News Time Spanish – 23 December 2010”

  1. This is well after the fact, since I’m commenting in July, 2011. Nevertheless I found two errors in the translation on the answers .pdf file. To wit:
    causando cuatro fallecidos is translated as “causing THREE fatalities” and
    demostrando la impotencia de la policía is translated as “demonstrating the IMPORTANCE of the police”

    • You’re right.

      causando cuatro fallecidos = “causing four fatalities (deaths)” (cuatro = four)

      demostrando la impotencia de la policía = demonstrating the impotence of the police” (impotencia = impotence)


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