How it works

Find reading or listening resources that are exactly right for you by using these filters on the listing pages.

Difficulty

Each resource we use is graded according to the perceived difficulty for a learner at your level. Changing your level will change the difficulty rating you see for each resource, however the ratings used are the same at each level.

Grade Difficulty Explanation
1
Simple

There is nothing here that you should not understand. Verbs, nouns and adjectives used are common, and verb tenses are all ones you studied at previous levels.

2
Suitable

There are no verb tenses except those taught at or below your level. Nouns, adjectives and adverbs should be familiar for a learner of your level.

3
Generally suitable

There may be an occasional verb tense above your level, or some less common words, but you should understand most of this resource. Use this rating as you become more confident.

4
Challenging

This won’t be straightforward. There is either consistent use of verb tenses above your level, or the language being used includes quite a lot of complex words.

5
Hard

You are unlikely to enjoy using this resource. It includes both consistent use of tenses above your level AND a lot of complex language.

Site category

We allocate a category for every website and publisher whose resources we index. This is the main category for the site as a whole; where multiple subjects are covered, we add a topic. See below.

Topic

When we source an article from a publication that covers multiple areas (eg newspapers) we add a topic to help identify the exact subject.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the Category list, use this filter.

Resource style

Choosing resources of different styles can help you understand how language is used in different contexts. For example, select “opinion” will return articles with complex arguments; “como hacer” and “receta” will be instructional; whereas “entrevistas” both written and spoken will be more conversational.

Publisher country

This is the country where the publisher is based, not the country under discussion in the resource.

Grammar rules

Where we spot an obvious usage of a grammar rule, we’ll add that tag to the article. Try adding these to your filters to practice concepts you’re currently learning, or have been having trouble with.

Linking to different site

When you click on Vamos we will take you to the site where we found the resource. We can’t reproduce the resource on our website as that would breach their copyright, potentially deprive them of advertising revenue and generally be an uncool thing to do. If you’re not ready to leave our site yet, use the bookmark function to add it to your “homework” list.

Bookmark

Using the Bookmark function will add this resource to a list that you can view on your homepage. Use this feature to build up a list of practice resources.

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