Well, this is the first in a series of articles in which I will publish Spanish videos with subtitles in Spanish. This will help you to develop, or consolidate, your ability to understand the spoken language. You could first make an attempt to understand it without reading the subtitles (perhaps hiding them by resizing the browser window).
I intend to use videos with different kinds of Spanish accents (from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, etc.). I hope you will find it useful, and if you find it too difficult, or too easy, or prefer a particular kind of video, or none at all, please drop a comment below.
In this first video, a well-known Spanish journalist, Iñaki Gabilondo, talks about the dramatic increase in cocaine use in Spain in the last ten years.
Some Spanish phrases you may need to know
con creces, fully, by far.
salirse por la tangente, to go off at a tangent, to give an evasive answer.
marcar el paso, to mark time, to march moving one’s legs without moving forward.
perder pie, to be out of one’s depth.