La Revolución Mexicana - The Mexican Revolution
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For all the history buffs out there, we have a fascinating topic this week: The Mexican Revolution.

Jim and May dive into the reasons behind the movement and the prominent figures like Porfirio Diaz, Francisco I. Madero, and Pancho Villa.


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Capítulo 163. El postre
Welcome to StoryLearning Spanish! Follow the transcript below as you listen. Ready to take your Spanish to the next level? Register for our next StoryLearning Challenge at: Sandra estaba un poco nerviosa pero, más que nada, feliz. La comida estuvo deliciosa, desde el principio hasta el final. El entrante fueron lonchas de jamón de la zona, muy sabrosas. Luego, el primer plato fue trucha al escabeche y después hubo un plato principal de cordero asado. Todo era muy sabroso y los platos eran del tamaño justo. Mientras, bebían un rico vino tinto. Sin embargo, el plato que más les importaba era el postre, que estaba por llegar. Allí, junto con el postre, llegaría el anillo de compromiso que había comprado para Alma. Sabía que Alma también quería pedirle matrimonio, pero sabía que planeaba hacerlo después del postre. Ella iba a adelantarse y sorprenderla. En ese momento, entró el camarero con una bandeja. Sandra tomó a Alma de las manos, mientras el camarero abría la bandeja. Dentro, debajo de la tapa estaban los dos postres y… ¡nada más! «¡Qué extraño!», pensó Sandra. «Allí debería estar el anillo, ¿qué ha sucedido?». Alma parecía tan confundida como ella. Entonces, Alma agarró uno de los pequeños tenedores que había en la bandeja y lo clavó en su budín. —¡Comamos! —dijo Alma. «¡Eso es!», pensó Sandra. «Quizá el anillo está dentro del postre… ¡Louis es un genio!». Entonces, ambas empezaron a comer vorazmente los grandes budines de chocolate con nata que había frente a ellas. Además, ¡estaban deliciosos! Pero dentro no había nada… _Glossary_ entrante: starter. lonchas de jamón: ham slices. trucha al escabeche: marinated trout. cordero asado: roast lamb. vino tinto: red wine. bandeja: tray. tapa: lid. tenedor: fork. budín: pudding. vorazmente: voraciously.
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