Spanish Proficiency Exercises
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1. Tasks: Beginning Level
2. Tasks: Intermediate Level
3. Tasks: Advanced Level
4. Tasks: Superior Level
5. Grammar Index
6. Additional Podcasts: Organized by Proficiency Level
7. Podcast Help

Tasks: Beginning LevelTasks: Beginning Level

TITLE TASK LINKS
Beginning, Task 01 Identify basic objects.
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Beginning, Task 02 Count to ten.
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Beginning, Task 03 Identify basic colors.
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Beginning, Task 04 Do simple arithmetic.
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Beginning, Task 05 Describe what you like to do.
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Beginning, Task 06 Describe your parent's or a relative's work.
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Beginning, Task 07 Describe the physical characteristics of different people.
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Beginning, Task 08 Introduce yourself and a friend to others.
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Beginning, Task 09 Describe yourself to others.
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Beginning, Task 10 Identify the days of the week.
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Beginning, Task 11 Describe what and where you study.
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Beginning, Task 12 Identify ordinal numbers.
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Beginning, Task 13 Describe your family.
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Beginning, Task 14 Describe what you have in common with at least three other people.
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Beginning, Task 15 Describe your typical daily activities.
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Tasks: Intermediate LevelTasks: Intermediate level

TITLE TASK LINKS
Intermediate, Task 01 Make an appropriate social introduction.
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Intermediate, Task 02 Ask and tell time.
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Intermediate, Task 03 Ask and tell day, date.
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Intermediate, Task 04 Ask and tell months.
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Intermediate, Task 05 Count to 100.
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Intermediate, Task 06 Order a simple meal.
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Intermediate, Task 07 Negotiate a taxi ride.
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Intermediate, Task 08 Ask and give directions.
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Intermediate, Task 09 Buy an item of clothing.
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Intermediate, Task 10 Buy a bus or train ticket.
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Intermediate, Task 11 Buy ticket for a theater or show.
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Intermediate, Task 12 Talk about yourself (nationality, age, occupation, etc.).
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Intermediate, Task 13 Give appropriate leave-taking expressions.
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Intermediate, Task 14 Talk about your favorite food.
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Intermediate, Task 15 Tell about where you are from.
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Intermediate, Task 16 Ask the price of an item.
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Intermediate, Task 17 Ask if an item exists in a store.
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Intermediate, Task 18 Ask and answer simple questions about someone else's family.
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Intermediate, Task 19 Talk about your TV viewing habits.
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Intermediate, Task 20 Talk about your favorite movies, actors, singers.
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Intermediate, Task 21 Describe a physical ailment to a doctor.
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Intermediate, Task 22 Talk about your favorite restaurant.
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Intermediate, Task 23 Describe an experience you have had in a library.
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Intermediate, Task 24 Tell about how long it has been since you took a break.
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Intermediate, Task 25 Compare your physical characteristics to those of another.
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Intermediate, Task 26 Talk about the climate of various distinct geographic regions.
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Intermediate, Task 27 Describe your feelings about society's use of medicine.
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Intermediate, Task 28 Describe an invention that will make you rich some day.
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Intermediate, Task 29 Talk about when you were the coldest you have ever been.
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Intermediate, Task 30 Talk about what part of high school you are happy not to do again.
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Tasks: Advanced LevelTasks: Advanced Level

TITLE TASK LINKS
Advanced, Task 01 Describe your present or most recent job in detail.
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Advanced, Task 02 Describe your first airplane ride.
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Advanced, Task 03 Describe in detail an experience in an auto accident.
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Advanced, Task 04 Tell a story about an animal or one of your pets.
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Advanced, Task 05 Describe a favorite Christmas or special holiday.
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Advanced, Task 06 Give detailed information about your family (hopes, interests).
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Advanced, Task 07 Describe your house.
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Advanced, Task 08 Describe the weather today.
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Advanced, Task 09 Give and take messages over the phone.
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Advanced, Task 10 Describe what you hope to do and where you hope to be in 10 years.
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Advanced, Task 11 Describe the different sections of a newspaper.
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Advanced, Task 12 Ask someone what they know about American business practices.
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Advanced, Task 13 Talk about your hobbies or special interests in detail.
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Advanced, Task 14 Describe your background before becoming a student.
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Advanced, Task 15 Explain your feelings about some current event.
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Advanced, Task 16 Ask questions to get to know somebody.
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Advanced, Task 17 Describe the geography of your country.
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Advanced, Task 18 Describe the purpose and function of an organization.
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Advanced, Task 19 Tell the story of The Three Little Pigs.
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Advanced, Task 20 Tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
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Advanced, Task 21 Describe in detail your worst date ever.
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Advanced, Task 22 Describe why you listen to the radio station you do.
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Advanced, Task 23 Describe how you would go about preparing dinner for friends.
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Advanced, Task 24 Describe in detail what you do to stay in shape.
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Advanced, Task 25 Describe the house you grew up in and what you thought of it.
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Advanced, Task 26 Tell the plot of your favorite movie.
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Advanced, Task 27 Relate an experience about trying to register for university courses.
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Advanced, Task 28 Relate an experience where you were a victim of a 'computer' error.
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Tasks: Superior LevelTasks: Superior Level

TITLE TASK LINKS
Superior, Task 01 Describe how your life would be different if there were no electricity.
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Superior, Task 02 Tell about things 10 year old children do that you no longer can.
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Superior, Task 03 If you were dying in a hot desert, describe the mirage you would have.
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Superior, Task 04 Giving a talk to a high school sociology class
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Superior, Task 05 Tell of an experience when you should have had a camera, but didn't.
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Superior, Task 06 Describe the environment you wish you would have been raised in.
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Superior, Task 07 Tell of another time period you would have liked to have lived in.
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Superior, Task 08 Talk about some stereotypes that you would like to see eliminated.
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Superior, Task 09 Role-play: Call to make an appointment to see the manager.
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Superior, Task 10 Role-play: Calling on the phone to make an appointment with a doctor.
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Superior, Task 11 Role-play: Talking to a friend about a possible purchase of a car.
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Superior, Task 12 Role-play: You have just misplaced your boarding pass...
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Grammar IndexGrammar Index

TOPIC PAGE
Adjective agreement beg07
Adverbs int20int21
Agreement, colors beg03
Changes in the future sup08
Command forms int06int08
Comparisons and expressions of equality adv07
Comparisons of adjectives int25
Comparisons of equality sup02
Conditional tense sup03
Conditional tense and subjunctive mood adv10
Counting to 100 int05
Days of the week beg10
Demonstrative pronouns adv28
Double colors beg03
Double negatives int09
Expressing doubt and subjective opinions sup11
Expressing regrets about the past sup05
Expressing the month of the year int04
Expressing weather conditions adv08
Expressing wishes sup06
Gender agreement beg01
Gustar int14
Gustar and interesar adv13
Gustar and similar verbs adv06
Haber adv25
Hacer in time expressions int24
Hacer weather expressions int26
Hypothetical past sup07
Imperfect subjunctive sup04
Imperfect subjunctive and conditional tenses sup01
Imperfect tense int29int30
Impersonal se and passive se adv22
Indirect object pronouns beg08int01
Interrogative adjectives int10
Interrogatives int11
Key expressions adv12adv15
Making a request sup12
Masculine adjectives int22
Modal verbs beg11
No fault construction adv23
Number agreement beg01
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Numbers beg02beg04
Ordinal numbers beg12
Participles and adjectives adv18
Past participle adv17
Pluperfect tense adv27
Por vs. para adv11
Possessive pronouns beg14
Preposition placement adv16
Present perfect adv24
Present progressive tense adv01
Present tense story telling adv26
Preterite tense int18int23
Preterite vs. imperfect adv02adv03adv04adv05
Principle uses of estar int12
Principle uses of ser int12
Reflexive in Spanish beg15
Reflexive verbs adv21beg15
Regular AR verbs: present tense beg06
Regular ER verbs: present tense beg06
Regular IR verbs: present tense beg06
Relative pronouns beg13
Relative superlative int27
Reporting what someone says adv19
Reporting what someone says (all verb tenses) adv20
Saying goodbye int13
Ser vs. estar int12
Ser, linking verb beg07
Shopping key expressions int17
Shopping phrases int16
Special meanings to tener beg09
Subjunctive mood adv09
Talking on the phone sup09sup10
Telling the date int03
Telling time int02
Use of articles int15
Using IR to express the future int28
Verb gustar beg05
Verbs of location int07
Verbs whose use is different than in English adv14
Verbs with similar meanings int19

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Podcast HelpPodcast Help

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