Día de Muertos – Lectura – Spanish Reading


Reading Passage about Día de Muertos in Spanish with comprehension questions and vocabulary

Lectura original acerca del Día de Muertos con preguntas de comprensión y vocabulario


Spanish Reading Passage about el Día de Muertos (Day of the dead).

While the reading passage is mostly written in the Simple Present Tense, the vocabulary that is associated with this celebration makes this resource more appropriate for high Spanish 2 or even for Spanish 3 level students. There are simple comprehension questions and other activities to check understanding of the text. There are also two pages that contain vocabulary about el Día de Muertos.

BONUS: Four photos / images associated with el Día de Muertos.

Note: We use the term Día de Muertos as used in Mexico and not Día de los Muertos (which is a translation of the English “Day of the Dead”)

The reading passage, all questions and also instructions are 100% in Spanish making it ideal for language immersion classrooms.

Bonus Listening Activity

We have now included this story (without exercises) on a separate page, this time with certain words missing and replaced by a blank line where students can fill in the word they hear from our recording. This recording is in a video on our YouTube channel so students can listen to the stories in Spanish in the classroom or at home.

Note: The audio of the listening only appears on our YouTube channel. The recording is spoken by a native Spanish speaker.

CONTENT: This resource contains 25 Pages:

  • Teacher Guide – (1 page)
  • Spanish Reading Passage (Version with photo) – (1 page)
  • Spanish Reading Passage (Version without photo) – (1 page)
  • Spanish Reading Passage for listening activity  – (1 page)
  • Día de Muertos Spanish Vocabulary – (2 pages)
  • Multiple Choice Questions – (1 page)
  • True or False – (1 page)
  • Who does what? – (1 page)
  • Give complete answers – (1 page)
  • Altar de ofrendas activity – (1 page)
  • Vocabulary with Meaning – Mix and Match – (1 page)
  • Teacher Answers – (9 pages)
  • Photos/Images of el Día de Muertos – (4 pages)

Spanish Listening

Here is the audio that accompanies this story. It will also give you an idea of the content and level of the reading passages.

LEVEL: Intermediate (CEFR – B1 Level) – Spanish 2/3
AGE: From 12 years and up
Format: .PDF


Lectura acerca del Día de Muertos con preguntas de comprensión y listas de vocabulario.

CONTENIDO: Este pack contiene 25 Páginas:

  • Guía de Profesor – (1 página)
  • Lectura (Versión con foto) – (1 página)
  • Lectura (Versión sin foto) – (1 página)
  • Lectura con espacios para completar – (1 página)
  • Vocabulario asociado con el Día de Muertos – (2 páginas)
  • Preguntas de respuesta multiple – (1 página)
  • Verdadero o Falso – (1 página)
  • ¿Quién hace qué? – (1 página)
  • Dar respuestas completas – (1 página)
  • Altar de ofrendas – (1 página)
  • Actividad con vocabulario y su significado – (1 página)
  • Respuestas para los profesores – (9 páginas)
  • Fotos/Imágenes del Día de Muertos – (4 páginas)

NIVEL: Intermedio (CEFR – B1 Level)
EDAD: Desde los 12 años (nativos) hasta adultos
Formato: .PDF


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