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Real Spanish conversations for Advanced and Inspired Intermediate Spanish learners, to help you learn all the real Spanish you’ll never find in a classroom. Ben and Marina cover culture, news, life, Spain and more to help you progress fast with your Spanish.

Real Spanish conversations for Advanced and Inspired Intermediate Spanish learners, to help you learn all the real Spanish you’ll never find in a classroom. Ben and Marina cover culture, news, life, Spain and more to help you progress fast with your Spanish.
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United Kingdom

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Real Spanish conversations for Advanced and Inspired Intermediate Spanish learners, to help you learn all the real Spanish you’ll never find in a classroom. Ben and Marina cover culture, news, life, Spain and more to help you progress fast with your Spanish.

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English


Episodes

NIS Conversations - Mileuristas y Aristocratas

1/21/2019
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Ben and Marina look at class distinctions in Spain, and how the 'new rich' has got as much to do with TV and Hola magazine as it has with being an aristocrat in Spain. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:13:15

NIS Conversations - Camino de Santiago

1/14/2019
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Ben and Marina discuss one of Marina's obsessions, the Camino de Santiago, our experience of it this summer, and how you can find it almost anywhere. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:11:21

NIS Conversations - Idiomas - Bebes Contra Adultos

1/7/2019
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Ben and Marina discuss the astonishing language-recognition and acquisition capabilities of babies, how this power drops off after puberty, and how we make up for this as adult learners. Get the transcripts at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:11:35

NIS Conversations - Locos Por El Deporte

12/31/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss the Spanish newspaper Marca, it's astounding readership figures, and what it says about Spanish culture. We look at sport in Spain, and a day Marina shone on the basketball court. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:11:39

NIS Conversations - 8 Arquetipos Espanoles

12/24/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss one of their favourite films, 8 Apellidos Vasquos, and how it is filled with typical comedy archetypes, asking, how close are these to real-life Spain? Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:12:01

NIS Conversations - 7 Curiosidades Navideñas

12/17/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss 7 Spanish Christmas curiosities that you may not be aware of - have you eaten cardo? Or been a victim of the 'día de los inocentes'? Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:11:22

NIS Conversations - Madrid Central

12/10/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss 'Madrid Central', a new plan to reduce pollution in the centre of Madrid. We look at why it has taken so long and the link with Spanish politics and the Spanish character. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:11:03

NIS Conversations - Vamos a Jugar

12/3/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss play, and why it is so important in both children's and adults' lives, plus how difficult it can be for adults to just let go and have a fun, purpose-less time. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:12:11

NIS Conversations - Espanoles Longevos

11/26/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss news that the Spanish will soon surpass the Japanese in life-expectancy. We look at the reasons why, from diet, to culture, and way of life. Pick up the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:10:43

NIS Conversations - La Vendimia

11/19/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss a wonderful picnic in the vineyards south of Madrid, to celebrate the 'vendimia', the grape harvest. Get the transcript for today's audio at www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:10:39

NIS Conversations - Revolucion en Madrid

11/12/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss the invasion of Madrid by shared electric scooters, cars and bicycles, that are revolutionising the very infrastructure and regulations of the city's transport system. Where will it all end? Get the transcript at notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:11:09

NIS Conversations - La Buena Vida

11/2/2018
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Ben and Marina discuss the good life in Spain, Spain's version of Hygge, all the elements of Spanish life that lead to great happiness, from tapas to terrazas, long lunches and more. Get more from the audio with the transcript, via www.notesinspanish.com

Duration:00:12:31