Cuéntame is a new, exam-focused textbook written to help students prepare for the Leaving Certificate Spanish Oral and Aural exams in a structured manner to achieve top marks.

  • The book begins with an explanation of the marking scheme for the oral and aural exams and advice and tips on how to maximise your marks at all levels
  • Cuéntame includes a comprehensive collection of the most commonly asked questions in the oral exam and a wide selection of responses
  • Cuéntame motivates and challenges students with differentiated exercises for all levels promoting active involvement and building confidence
  • Each unit in this book has three main sections:
      • Part 1: Introduction to vocabulary
      • Part 2: Oral section
      • Part 3: Aural section
  • Learning intentions are outlined at the start of each unit
  • Cuéntame follows a thematic and communicative approach to covering the syllabus
  • Grammar is presented in an integrated manner
  • A wide variety of exercises promote independent, pair and group work
  • Exercises are suitable for both class and homework
  • The use of idiomatic phrases throughout will help students achieve higher grades in their oral exam
  • Cultural references about the Spanish-speaking world promote intercultural awareness
  • Cuéntame contains 15 units of contemporary and engaging content
  • Cuéntame is suitable for a mixed-ability class and features differentiation for both Higher and Ordinary levels


Teachers can access the following resources on

  • Solutions to textbook activities
  • Audio transcript


FREE Edco Audio app with over 90 listening exercises recorded by native speakers on


Teachers and students can access the digital resources via the Cuéntame interactive e-book at These resources include:

  • Useful websites for further research on Spanish culture
  • Editable PowerPoint presentations for the five SEC role-play situations
  • Additional audio, vocabulary, translation activities and listening extension activity on the topic of the weather
  • Pronunciation guide with key pronunciation rules
  • Supplementary vocabulary, including extra conversation fillers and colloquial expressions

E-Book & Digital Resources Available


Carolina Fernández García is an experienced and qualified secondary school teacher. With over fifteen years’ teaching experience, Carolina has corrected LC Spanish Exam Papers for the last 9 years. She is also an Oral Examiner and has wide experience writing mock exams and materials for Leaving Certificate Spanish.