Gordon Smith

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40 Advanced Speaker Spanish Our Business LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 13:00

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39 Advanced Speaker Spanish Great Films LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 13:20

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38 Advanced Speaker Spanish Animal Rights LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 14:13

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37 Advanced Speaker Spanish Laugh at Gordon LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 10:35

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36 Advanced Speaker Spanish The Illegal Botellón LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 13:07

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35 Advanced Speaker Spanish Leaving the UK for Spain LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 14:58

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34 Advanced Speaker Spanish Gordon’s Police Trouble LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 13:49

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33 Advanced Speaker Spanish Where we’ve been LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 10:38

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32b Advanced Speaker Spanish A Relaxing Day—NOT LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 14:26

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32a Advanced Speaker Spanish A Relaxing Day—NOT LightSpeed Spanish

Aug 17, 2016 10:13

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31 Advanced Speaker Mercedes on the Spanish Learning English

Apr 13, 2015 9:53

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The Great Push Thanks to the ongoing crisis, there is a enormous wave in Spain of the Spanish learning English. Why? Well, what they know is that if they are going to find work in their own country, then they will have to have something extra to offer the hiring... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 30 – Spanish Jokes and Funny Stories

Feb 28, 2014 15:16

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Fun Stories and Spanish Jokes Being a Spanish teacher has many fun moments, but none as funny as the ones in which a student makes an error that is simply hilarious. Why is it, however, that most times the error converts an innocent sentence into something totally vulgar or rude?... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 29 – Spanish Imperfect Subjunctive Conversation

Feb 25, 2014 1:50

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The Spanish Imperfect Subjunctive Before you watch this podcast-video, we suggest that you watch video 9 and 10 in the range of Subjunctive videos that we have made in which we help you with the structure of this tense. Scary stuff The Spanish Imperfect Subjunctive seems to have the ability... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 28 – Present Subjunctive Spanish Language

Feb 24, 2014 2:10

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Present Subjunctive Spanish. This podcast is designed to pull together the range of eight videos that I (Gordon) made on the Present Subjunctive Spanish. Click here to go to the Youtube playlist. Why so many videos? The reason I made so many videos (Cynthia thinks that there are too many... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 27 – Spanish Spanish or Latin American Spanish?

Feb 23, 2014 4:00

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Spanish Spanish? Let me start by saying that this subject is a highly polemic and controversial one. Making a blog and a podcast on this is like throwing a lighted match into a powder keg. Already, we have a small battle waging in the comments area in Youtube about what... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 26 – Spanish Swear Words Very Strong (18+++)

Feb 20, 2014 12:55

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Very strong Spanish swear words This is the third in the series of Spanish swear words and general profanities.  Please ensure that before you watch this video that you are 18 years of age or more. It contains strong language. The poor mums. In Mexico, when something is really good... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 25 – Spanish Swear Words Medium Strength (18+)

Feb 18, 2014 10:47

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Spanish Swear Words. For those of our followers who have already watched or listened to our previous podcast on Spanish swear words, then you will know that the Spanish are very good at cursing. In fact, swearing is as much a part of their life as is tortilla española or... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 24 – Spanish Insults The ‘Mild’ Options (18+)

Feb 14, 2014 6:04

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Spanish Insults. The first thing to make clear when we talk about Spanish insults is that we are talking about the way insults are used in the Spanish mainland. Every country has its own way of using insults. In some countries in Latin America, for example, everyday, easy on the... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker 23 – Madrid vs Barcelona Spanish Lesson

Feb 11, 2014 1:45

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Madrid vs Barcelona. There exists a tremendous rivalry between ‘los madrileños’ from Madrid and ‘los barceloneses’ from Barcelona. One would imagine that the rivalry exists specifically because of football and the fact that the two great cities have two of the best football teams in the world. It goes much... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker Podcast 22 – Spanish Economy and the La Crisis

Feb 9, 2014 9:51

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What is La Crisis. Talk to any Spanish person about the Spanish economy and you will hear the words ‘la crisis’ within their first few sentences. In fact, talk to any Spanish person about anything and you will still find them mentioning the Spanish economic crisis very early in the... Read more »

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Advanced Speaker Podcast 21 – Spanish Stories and Funny Moments

Feb 6, 2014 1:34

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Funny Spanish Stories. In this podcast Cynthia and I talk about some funny things that happened to us during our Christmas break. (Listen to the podcast and you’ll understand ‘el significado de’ the teabag photo.) It offers you an ideal opportunity to test your listening skills. The Spanish stories we... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Podcast 20 – Spanish Weddings

Dec 21, 2011 11:02

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For many years now, Spanish weddings have been a spectacular event that takes months to prepare. No expense is spared to provide the guests with luxurious settings, gourmet food and an endless flow of wines and spirits. The entire experience has become an industry in itself and only the bride’s... Read more »

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Advanced Online Spanish Lesson 19 – Las Drogas

Dec 14, 2011 10:53

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This online Spanish lesson from LightSpeed Spanish is about las drogas. A Cynthia no le gustó este tema. The truth is, I (Gordon) kind of forced Cynthia to talk about this subject and “ella no estaba muy contenta” something you may notice in the podcast. However, the subject of drugs... Read more »

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Advanced Free Spanish Lessons Online 18 – Momentos Reveladores

Dec 7, 2011 9:54

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Have you had an experience in your life that changed its entire course? ¿Has tenido lo que se llama ‘un momento revelador’? In our journey through life many things happen to us, some of them “muy buenas” and others, “terriblemente malas”. Quite often, however, certain things happen to us that... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Video Lesson 17 – La Politica

Nov 30, 2011 10:31

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Ahora, ¡un tema difícil! We chose to include this subject as a Spanish video lesson not because we are experts on politics, nor because we are interested in it! In fact, we don’t really know why we made it! However, like in most conversations in every country, the subject of... Read more »

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Advanced Free Spanish Lesson 16 – Momentos Graciosos con La Familia

Nov 23, 2011 10:18

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This free Spanish lesson — all of our Spanish lessons are free, by the by — was great fun to make. “¡Fue super divertido!” In it we talk about the funny moments that have happened to us over the past few years. Cynthia gets very carried away with the whole... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Podcast 15 – Mercedes y Tecnología

Nov 16, 2011 12:41

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Mercedes, Cynthia’s mum, gives a great interview with Gordon in this advanced Spanish podcast, in which she talks clearly about the youth in Spain and the challenges and opportunities they have before them. At the time of the interview Spain was just starting to feel the effects of “la crisis”... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Podcast 14 – Doblajes y Subtitulos

Nov 9, 2011 10:19

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In this advanced Spanish podcast, we’re going to talk about movies in the Spanish language. The Spanish cinema has a very different attitude toward films. Do you know that virtually all the films shown in Spain are overdubbed or “dobladas” and rarely are the subtitled or “subtituladas”. Every actor and... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Audio Lesson 13 – 2012

Nov 2, 2011 10:18

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This advanced Spanish audio has to do with the year 2012. Cynthia and I recorded this podcast in the lead up to this much discussed and anticipated year. At that time there were many differing opinions of what was going to occur. Some said it was going to be “el... Read more »

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Advanced Free Spanish Podcast 12 – Medicina Alternativa

Oct 26, 2011 10:21

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This free Spanish podcast has everything to do with alternative medicine. In today’s modern world, medicine has moved forward at a tremendous speed and surgeons have the skills to perform breathtaking and lifesaving operations never before seen. Y eso nos encanta. However, alternative medicine, and the benefits of using this... Read more »

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Advanced Free Spanish Audio Lesson 11 – Las Dietas

Oct 19, 2011 10:27

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In this free Spanish audio lesson, we discuss diets and their effectiveness. Cynthia and I have very strong views on this subject, which, we must state, are purely our own opinions. “Es posible” that you think something completely different from what we say. This, however, is the purpose of this... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Lesson 10 – A Day Out

Oct 12, 2011 10:34

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This advanced Spanish lesson takes you through a day out we spent at Xanadú, a large shopping centre on the outskirts of Madrid we visited during one of our trips to Spain. Xanadú is a very special and unusual attraction that is well worth visiting. Listen in as we talk... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Podcast 9 – Spanish Cars

Oct 5, 2011 10:15

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Whilst in Spain did you ever notice the amount of bumps and bruises that most Spanish cars have? Listen in and learn some of the reasons why they treat their cars so roughly. Of course, all the additional information and guidance can be found in the comprehensive help-sheets. Video for... Read more »

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Advanced Podcast 8 – Spanish Listening Practice: Interview with Leticia

Sep 29, 2011 11:59

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For someone learning the language, there’s no replacing Spanish listening practice. Listening to native speakers is a fundamental part of the learning process. Here, Leti, Cynthia’s cousin, describes some of the strange things she’s been required to do during her time as a veterinary assistant. Leti, or Leticia, loves animals... Read more »

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Advanced Free Spanish Audio 7 – Music

Sep 21, 2011 10:32

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This free Spanish audio should get your toes tapping because today we’re talking about la musica. One of the downfalls of living in the UK for us is that the music that gets played on the radio is only either English or American. Once in a while there appears a... Read more »

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Advanced Free Spanish Audio Lesson 6 – La Familia Española

Sep 14, 2011 10:21

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In this free Spanish audio lesson, we discuss la familia española, the Spanish family. Every culture has its own personality and way of being and none more so than the Spanish from mainland Spain. For them, family is still very important, (thank goodness for that) and day to day life... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Podcast 5 – El Laberinto del Fauno

Sep 7, 2011 12:22

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In this advanced Spanish podcast we review the film, El Laberinto del Fauno or Pan’s Labyrinth by the director, Guillermo del Toro. We aren’t film critics but we were inspired to talk about this particular film because of the fact it’s based in Spain during the Spanish civil war when... Read more »

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Advanced Podcast 4 – Listening Practice in Spanish: Interview with Quique

Aug 31, 2011 11:37

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In this podcast, we do a bit of listening practice in Spanish as we interview Quique Lorenzo, a full time footballer who currently plays for a team in Madrid. Quique has an interesting accent given that he is from Almería but has lived for many years in Cataluña. Gordon does... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Podcast 3 – Comida y Cultura Pt. 2

Aug 24, 2011 13:28

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This is the second advanced Spanish podcast on the subject of food in Spain. We have had to split the topic into two because it’s such a massive area about which to talk. And don’t think for a moment that we are dragging things out! The fact of the matter... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Lesson 2 – Comida y Cultura Pt. 1

Aug 17, 2011 12:36

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In this advanced Spanish lesson, we discuss the enormous subject of the attitude of the Spanish to food. There is so much to say, we’ve split it into two and even then, haven’t scratched the surface of the significance of food in Spain. Anyone who knows the English culture will... Read more »

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Advanced Spanish Podcast 1 – Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish

Aug 10, 2011 16:04

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In this most-recent podcast, we look at using the preterite vs imperfect in Spanish.  We use anecdotes to assist you in understanding how these two past tenses can be used to weave together a great story. As we’ve mentioned before, to really tell an interesting tale in Spanish you need... Read more »

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