Spanish ear training flashcards: "The Selfish Giant"

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Each card presents you with a short audio snippet of the story "The Selfish Giant" and a box for you to type what you hear. Anki will then highlight all your mistakes. This will help you a LOT to identify and fill gaps in your listening, vocabulary and grammar.

For example, look at the flashcard in the image above. The audio said "El pequeño niño dio un beso al gigante." but maybe you typed "El pequeno nino dium besual gigante". Let's figure out why you might make these mistakes.

  • First, it's common for learners not to hear the distinction between "n" and "ñ", or to omit the "ñ" while typing.
  • Also, the words "dio un" are actually pronounced ['djowm]. They merge into a single syllable, and you might not hear the [o] in this syllable.
  • Finally, "beso al" is pronounced ['̯al], which can sound ['be.swal] to a learner. Again, connected speech can be tricky to hear.

This is just a small example of the incredible power of these flashcards to help you hear things you just weren't able to hear before and pay attention to important details you were missing.


  • Flashcards Only for $5
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  • PDF and MP3 Package for $10
    Flashcards + bilingual PDF + mp3 of the story. Great for printing, highlighting and writing notes. Get this option if you prefer to use your own audio player or transcription software.
  • MP4 Package for $20
    Flashcards + PDF + mp3 + mp4 video with subtitles. The video is of course even more fun than the mp3!


1) Listen many times until you fully understand the sentence. Carefully type what you heard, paying close attention to spelling and accent marks. You can easily repeat the sentence by pressing the play button or the F5 key.

2) Check your mistakes, highlighted in yellow, and pronounce the sentence aloud. Listen again many times until you can hear every single word.

3) Open Anki every day to review. This will help you not to forget what you've learned.

For a full explanation of how to use these cards, please watch this video, starting at 13 min 51 sec: (This video is about the cards for another story, but the instructions are the same)

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