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February 27, 2008
NIS Intermediate 046 - La Nueva Inmigracion
A new wave of immigration is taking place worldwide, especially here in Europe, and it's having far reaching and often unpleasant effects. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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12 min
February 20, 2008
NIS Intermediate 045 - Vacaciones en Espana
What's the best way to travel round Spain in Summer? Where should you sleep, what towns should you visit? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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12 min
February 13, 2008
NIS Intermediate 044 - El Himno Nacional
Spain tries to get some lyrics for its national anthem and controversy erupts! See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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11 min
February 6, 2008
NIS Intermediate 043 - La Tele Esta Rota
The TV has broken and we don't know how long we can hold on! And how long until the infinite video club arrives in our living room? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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10 min
January 30, 2008
NIS Intermediate 042 - La Mafia
We look at the extraordinary range of mafias in Europe and discover just how many there are, and what they are up to, in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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10 min
November 14, 2007
NIS Int 041 - El Cine Español
How will a new law affect Spanish film-goers? What's going on in the world on Spanish film? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet and to comment!
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November 7, 2007
NIS Int 040 - Huertas Solares
Ben and Marina discuss the use of fields of solar panels to overcome energy problems in Spain, but wonder about the future of our landscapes... see notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets.
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9 min
October 31, 2007
NIS Int 039 - Heroes
Ben and Marina talk about the TV show Heroes, and extraordinary changes that have taken place in the world in the recent past... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
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11 min
October 24, 2007
NIS Int 038 - Ole por Radiohead
As Radiohead shake up the music industry, we look at how the big record labels treat us like criminals, and how it isn't going to do them any good in the long run... See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript on our accompanying worksheets.
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11 min
October 18, 2007
NIS Int 037 - Birmania
Marina and Ben look at recent events in Burma, and the crucial role played by bloggers in letting the world know what was going on. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets
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11 min
September 19, 2007
NIS Int 036 - Comer Fuera
Ben and Marina discuss eating out and different attitudes to food around the world. See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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11 min
September 12, 2007
NIS Int 035 - Zafiros
Have you ever been conned on holiday? Ben certainly was when he went to Thailand aged 18... this is the story about the Sapphires... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
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12 min
September 5, 2007
NIS Int 034 - Easyjet
Should we feel guilty about flying too much? Should we be paying for our carbon footprint, or is it up to the airlines and other energy providers? See notesinspanish.com for further discussion and to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
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10 min
August 29, 2007
NIS Int 033 - El Solitario
El Solitario was Spain's most wanted man for as long as anyone could remember, until his identity was revealed at last this summer... more details and worksheets are available at notesinspanish.com
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12 min
August 22, 2007
NIS Int 032 - Facebook
Ben and Marina discuss the Facebook phenomenon and invite you to be their friends! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the worksheet.
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12 min
May 16, 2007
NIS Int 031 - Las Compras
Do you hate shopping as much as Ben? See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
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11 min
May 8, 2007
NIS Int 030 - La Familia Real
Are the Spanish interested in the birth of a new Royal baby? See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet.
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11 min
May 2, 2007
NIS Int 029 - Falsos Amigos
Today we look at some of the false friends that can cause real trouble when you learn Spanish. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheet/transcript and to discuss more phrases like these.
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10 min
April 25, 2007
NIS Int 028 - Comida Rapida
Ben and Marina talk about fast food, New York rats, and the healthier alternatives... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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11 min
April 15, 2007
NIS Int 027 - Los Tatuajes
Ben and Marina discuss a ban on Marines wearing tattoos and see how David Beckham has so much influence on the youth of today. See notesinspanish.com to pick up our transcript/worksheet.
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12 min
April 4, 2007
NIS Int 026 - La Musica
Our favourite music from Spain and beyond, plus a look at Spain's music scene today. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the worksheet/transcript.
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13 min
March 28, 2007
NIS Int 025 - Adios a los periodicos
Will anyone be reading newspapers in 20 years time?See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript and worksheet.
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11 min
March 21, 2007
NIS Int 024 - Semana Santa
Ben and Marina discuss Easter in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for details and the transcript/worksheet.
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12 min
March 15, 2007
NIS Int 022 - Vicios
Ben and Marina lay (some of) their vices on the line. Pick up the transcript/worksheet at Notesinspanish.com
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10 min
March 8, 2007
NIS Int 022 - Mi Pueblo
Ben and Marina take a walk around the village where Ben was born. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcript/worksheet.
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10 min
February 27, 2007
NIS Int 021 - Balneario
Ben and Marina head off to the hills for a bath and wonder if they should live up there instead!See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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10 min
February 20, 2007
NIS Int 020 - Amor
How do people really get together and fall in love these days?See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
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11 min
February 13, 2007
NIS Int 019 - Idiomas
How important is it to learn a language these days? See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet and to comment.
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10 min
February 6, 2007
NIS Int 018 - Harry Potter
Ben and Marina talk about the success of Harry Potter in the adult world... See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
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9 min
January 30, 2007
NIS Int 017 - Vacaciones
What are you doing for your holidays this year? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
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9 min
January 23, 2007
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 16 - Having a baby in Spain
Having a baby in Spain! See notesinspanish.com to download the accomapanying worksheet/transcript.
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11 min
January 16, 2007
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 15 - Cambio Climatico
Is climate change going to leave Spain's Mediterranean coast without tourists in 30 years time? See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
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10 min
January 9, 2007
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 14 - Tapas
Ben and Marina look at one of Spain's greatest foods. See notesinspanish.com for details and accompanying worksheet.
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10 min
January 3, 2007
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 13 - Las Mascotas
Pets and animal Spanish! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the worksheet.
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10 min
December 19, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 12 - Navidad
Everything you wanted to know about Christmas in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheet and transcript.
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9 min
December 5, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 11 - Quejas
Do people complain a lot in your country? Plus how to complain in restaurants and more... see notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheet.
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10 min
November 28, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 10 - La Vespa
Marina talks to Ben about his other great love, his Vespa Scooter. See notesinspanish.com for details and the accompanying worksheet.
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11 min
November 20, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 9 - Loteria
Ben y Marina hablan de la loteria de Navidad. See notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheet.
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12 min
November 10, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 8 - Quiero Votar
Ben decides he would like to vote in Spain after all... See notesinspanish.com for full details and to get the accompanying transcript/worksheet
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10 min
November 1, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 7 - La Piscina
Sporting life and a trip to the local swimming pool. See notesinspanish.com for full details and worksheet.
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10 min
October 24, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 6 - La Lluvia
It's been raining for days, and the Spanish aren't coping too well! See notesinspanish.com for full details and accompanying worksheet.
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10 min
October 11, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 5 - La Familia
Ben and Marina chat about family life in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to get the accompanying worksheet.
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11 min
October 2, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 4 - Fobias
Ben and Marina discuss phobias past and present. See notesinspanish.com for full details.
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10 min
September 21, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 3 - Nuestra Casa
Ben and Marina take you on an audio tour of their flat in Madrid, and discuss different types of housing in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for full details, and to obtain a full transcript of our conversation.
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10 min
September 14, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 2 - Mitos de Madrid
Ben and Marina discuss the myths surrounding the city of Madrid. Is it really true that there are more bars in Madrid than in Belgium? See notesinspanish.com for accompanying worksheet and full details.
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9 min
September 6, 2006
Notes in Spanish Intermediate 1 - Bienvenidos!
Welcome to Notes in Spanish Intermediate! In our first episode we talk a bit about ourselves, what we do, and how we ended up in Madrid!Check out notesinspanish.com for full details and for info on the accompanying worksheet!
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10 min
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