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These materials are aimed at developing a wide range of skills, from brushing up your communicative strategies, to improving your listening comprehension or revising some structures.

Each story is unique. Decide which area you want to improve, go to the article and follow the instructions on the page.

Practise with a story from below

Reading comprehension
Salsa helps patients back to mental health

With quiz and matching audio
Reported questions
Riesgos de trombosis
Long-haul travellers likely to get blood clots?

With vocabulary and related audio
Reading comprehension
11/09 - Las víctimas invisibles
Illegal immigrants' families killed on September 11th struggle on

With quiz and related audio
Expressing opinions
Colombia: mujeres en guerra
Colombia: women at war

With vocabulary and related audio
Reported speech
Colombia: los desplazados
7,000 flee their homes in Colombian town

With vocabulary and related audio
Expressing obligation
Cinéfilos demandan
Film fans sue over 'misleading' reviews

With vocabulary
Reading comprehension
Compras: ellos y ellas
Men and women's incompatible shopping habits

With quiz
Reading comprehension
Desenterrando el pasado
Uncovering Franco's mass graves

With quiz and matching audio
Reading comprehension
Regalo digital para melómanos
Music freebies

With quiz
Listening comprehension
Mano dura en El Salvador
Zero tolerance for gang members in El Salvador

With quiz and matching audio
Expressing wishes
EE UU: escolares latinas
Hispanic girls in US education system

With vocabulary

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