Las doce uvas de la suerte - Episode TEN of The Garbanzo Spanish Podcast now streaming with a BONUS!

For our tenth episode of the Garbanzo Spanish Podcast, Nelly Andrade Hughes will be telling us about a special tradition, Las doce uvas de la suerte, which is celebrated in Spain and parts of Latin America on New Year's Eve. As a special treat, Nelly is joined by some special friends––and familiar voices!

This fun, cultural lesson uses  controlled language so that it is easy for beginners to understand; especially beginning Spanish learners that have listened to all of the episodes in Season One of the Garbanzo Spanish Podcast.

The Garbanzo Spanish Podcast episode 10 now streaming. Two people stand behind a pile of grapes with fireworks in the backgroundCore Vocabulary: La Nochevieja, buena suerte, uva, hay, los números del uno al doce, tradición, necesita, campanada, come

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Episode 10 Las doce uvas de la suerte.  A woman sits behind a pile of giant grapes eating a grapeMaterials for class

As a companion to each episode, we have some printable activities you can use with your class. Click here to download the activities for Episode Ten. Here are some ways to use them!

  • Print out page one for students to read before, during, or after listening.

  • Familiarize yourself with the instructions on page six for the game ¡SEIS! included in the printables. Full instructions are available at . To play, you will need the following materials:

    • One dice per student, students divided into groups of three-six.

    • One copy per student of page two of the printables.

    • One copy of the sentences on page three of the printables (prepared at four-copies-per-page to save paper!)

    • One writing utensil per group.

  • After listening, have students complete ¿ES CIERTO? on page four of the printables and decide whether each statement is true or false. 

  • Have students color the fun ¡Feliz año nuevo! coloring sheet on page five to bring some festivity to your classroom!

Free printables Episode 10 las doce uvas de la suerte download - an image of worksheets

Accompanying lessons and additional links

Las 12 uvas de la suerte: una tradición de la Nochevieja

Las 12 uvas de la suerte: versión extendida


Bonus Episode La Nochevieja - a woman sits behind a pile of green grapes eating a grape

You can’t stop Garbanzo voice artists from having a good time when they get together - and why would you want to?! To celebrate La Nochevieja, our first collaborative recording, and the end of the first season of The Garbanzo Spanish Podcast, we have given our artists space to go off-roading a little bit and add their own flare to a bonus episode about Las doce uvas de la suerte.  

This episode is a companion to the regularly scheduled Episode Ten: Las doce uvas de la suerte featuring the talents of Nelly Andrade Hughes. For a fun twist, hear some extended party scenes written and compiled by Andrea Giganti Dima with some cultural performances and references that you won’t want to miss!  

This episode uses the same “Las doce uvas de la suerte” script featured in Episode Ten written in comprehensible language suitable for beginners, but is presented without pauses to answer the questions and with the addition of beginner and intermediate language spoken between Nelly and her guests.

We would love to hear how you use this episode with your students!

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