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Now Streaming! The Garbanzo Spanish Podcast Episode 17: El león y el ratón

April 10, 2023

What happens when the powerful suddenly find themselves vulnerable?  Will anyone be willing and able to step in and help them?  Maybe!  In this episode, El león y el ratón, based on the well-known Aesop’s Fable, find out what happens when a lion and a mouse cross paths!

This episode is masterfully performed by Paulino Brener and comes from Somos 1 Unit 7.

Core Vocabulary: tienes que, le ayuda, no puede (hacer), simpático

Episode length: 26:17. (Story begins 9:02, Uninterrupted story begins 20:58)

Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or Google Podcasts

Download Printable Resources

Episode 017 Transcript: El león y el ratón.docx

Episode 17 cover

Materials 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 17. Here are some ways to use them!

Print out page 1 so your students can read the story before, during, or after listening to the episode.

Print out page 2 and have students decide whether each statement is true or false.

Print out page 4 and have your students illustrate some scenes from the story. Snap some photos of their illustrations, drop them into your slide program of choice and create a quick-n-easy guide for story retelling!

Accompanying lessons and additional links

El león y el ratón (Core 50 Version, Podcast Version)

El león y el ratón (Core 150 Version, more advanced)

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