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This series of clips covers a variety of issues about Spanish culture and society. Material is taken from The Open University Course L194 Portales: beginners' Spanish.

This series of clips covers a variety of issues about Spanish culture and society. Material is taken from The Open University Course L194 Portales: beginners' Spanish.
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This series of clips covers a variety of issues about Spanish culture and society. Material is taken from The Open University Course L194 Portales: beginners' Spanish.

Language:

English


Episodes

Beginners' Spanish introduction

9/3/2008
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A series of short radio documentaries.

Duration:00:00:22

Surnames in Spanish

9/3/2008
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An explanation of surnames in the Spanish-speaking world.

Duration:00:03:04

The City of Arts and Sciences

9/3/2008
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All about La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Arts and Science Museum) in Valencia: one of the most visited attractions on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain.

Duration:00:03:50

Public Sector Employees

9/3/2008
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What public sector employees do in Spain and their reputation.

Duration:00:04:06

Emblematic Buildings in Valencia

9/3/2008
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A description of some of the most emblematic buildings in Valencia. Firstly, the barraca or thatched building, typical of the region. Then the palaces in the Calle Caballeros. Finally, the railway station in Valencia, a modernist masterpiece.

Duration:00:04:18

The Bell Ringer

9/3/2008
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A portrait of the bell-ringer from the tower of Micalet, part of Valencia cathedral.

Duration:00:04:34

The Central Market

9/3/2008
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A description of the building and atmosphere at Valencia's Market Hall, El Mercado Central.

Duration:00:04:35

Young people in Spain

9/3/2008
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What are the characteristics of young people in Spain?

Duration:00:04:21

La Albufera Nature Reserve

9/3/2008
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A visit to a nature reserve near Valencia, famous for its birds.

Duration:00:04:45

Eating Out in Valencia

9/3/2008
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A description of the cuisine of Valencia and a visit to one of the city's most famous restaurants, La Rosa.

Duration:00:04:16

Fiesta in Valencia:Las Fallas

9/3/2008
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A popular fiesta: Las Fallas, which culminates in the burning of specially-constructed wood and papier mache figures.

Duration:00:05:05

The History of Valencia

9/3/2008
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A history of Valencia and the surrounding region.

Duration:00:04:24