Spanish Reading Practice
Spanish Texts with Vocabulary
A great way to learn Spanish vocabulary is by reading texts, stories or articles that are completely in the language. That is why we have written our own short reading passages in Spanish about different topics.
Remember not to worry about trying to understand all of the details and the grammar rules that appear. Just try and get the gist or general idea of the text. As your Spanish improves, return to each passage and you will be surprised by just how much more you have learned.
Spanish Reading Passages
Here is the list of original reading passages that we have created. Below each passage we have also included a list of vocabulary associated with the topic along with a definition of each word.
NOTE: All of these pages are entirely in Spanish.
Aeropuerto - Airports.
Bancos - Banks and Finances.
Cine - Cinema and movies.
Colegios - Schools.
Corrupción - Corruption.
Excusas - Reading about excuses with some examples.
Fiestas Patrias de Chile - Chilean National Day Celebrations and typical things associated with it.
Fobias - Reading with a list of Phobias in Spanish.
Fumar no es sano - Smoking is not healthy.
Hospitales - Hospitals and Health
Internet - Internet
Miedo - Reading about Fear and causes of it.
Pesadillas - Nightmares
Viajes - Vacations and travel.
We now have Spanish reading passages with comprehension activities in PDF format that Spanish teachers can purchase and download to use in their classrooms.
- El Aeropuerto - Spanish Reading Passage about Airports with comprehension questions and vocabulary lists
- Los Bancos - Spanish Reading Passage about Banks with comprehension questions and vocabulary lists
- El Cine - A reading passage in Spanish about four friends that like to go to the cinema/movies
- Daily Routines - Spanish Reading Passage about the daily routine of the strongest man in Chile
- Deportes - 20 short reading passages about different sports
- Easter Island - 3 Reading Texts with exercises and a teacher lesson plan.
- Las Estaciones del Año - 4 short reading passages about the 4 Seasons for lower level Spanish students (Spanish 1).
- Gustar - A letter using the verb Gustar. Includes a Gustar Sentence Structure Chart.
- La Liebre y la Tortuga - Fable in Spanish (The Tortoise and the Hare)
- Mascotas - 5 short reading activities about pets for Spanish 1
- El Mercado Central - Spanish reading passage about a trip to the Central Market (el Mercado Central) in Santiago, Chile.
Reading Passages in Spanish about Special Days of the year
- Año Nuevo en Chile - A reading passage about celebrating New Year in Valparaíso, Chile.
- Cábalas de Año Nuevo en Chile - Cartoon Chart and Reading about New Year Traditions in Chile.
- Día de San Valentín - Valentine's Day Reading Passage - Las sorpresas del Día de los Enamorados.
- Carta Romántica - Carta Loca - Spanish Valentine's Day Letters
- Cinco de Mayo - 5 reading passages about Mexico's 5th of May celebrations
- Día de San Patricio - 3 Original Stories about St. Patrick's Day in Spanish with worksheets.
- Historia de San Patricio - Reading Passage about the History of Saint Patrick with comprehension questions
- Spanish Easter Short Stories – Cuentos Cortos de Pascua
- Spanish Easter Reading – Mi Conejo de Pascua - Story of a girl that receives a white bunny as a gift, however she is in for a big surprise.
- Día de la Tierra - Five short stories about Earth Day in Spanish.
- Reducir, Reutilizar, Reciclar - Ideal reading for Earth Day about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling in Spanish
- Noche de Brujas - Spanish 1 - 5 Simple reading activities about Halloween for Spanish 1.
- Noche de Brujas - Spanish 2 - 3 Original Stories about Halloween in Spanish with worksheets (Spanish 2/3).
- Día de Muertos - Spanish Reading Passage about el Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
- Día de Acción de Gracias - Spanish 1 - 5 short texts about Thanksgiving in Spanish (simple present tense).
- Día de Acción de Gracias - Spanish 2 - 3 Reading Passages about Thanksgiving in Spanish with worksheets.
- La Navidad - 21 Christmas Reading Comprehension worksheets about Christmas.
- Carta: La Navidad en Chile - A letter about Christmas in Chile with comprehension activities.
- El Árbol de Navidad - A reading passage about a family and their Christmas tree.
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