Cinco de Mayo Listening Comprehension in English and Spanish

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Listening Comprehension in English and Spanish

Cinco de Mayo Meaning

Cinco de Mayo literally means the 5th of May.  This was an important day in Mexico’s history and that is why this day is celebrated.  Remember, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day.  This day was the day when the small Mexican army was able to make the larger French army retreat.  This holiday is a true celebration of the underdog!

 Learning Resources

We have collected some resources here at My Bilingual Life to help you learn more about the 5th of May Celebration.

First, we have some Listening Comprehension Activities in both English and Spanish.

English Comprehension Resources

Spanish Comprehension Resources

Here are some links to some 5 de Mayo Vocabulary videos also in English and Spanish.

English Vocabulary Video

Spanish Vocabulary Video

Fun Facts about May 5th

Coming soon!  We will be publishing fun facts about this holiday throughout the week.  Be sure to check back and not miss any of them!

More Resources

Here are a few more resources about 5 de Mayo and other important events in Mexico’s history.

Story of Cinco de Mayo

This link contains some more information and link to another video about the holiday.

Historia de Cinco de Mayo 

Himno Nacional

Timeline of Mexico’s History


More About My Bilingual Life

Here at My Bilingual Life, we want to help you (or your students) become bilingual.  You are in the right place if you are studying Spanish or English for yourself, you are a homeschool family looking for bilingual resources, or a classroom teacher in a dual language, immersion, or bilingual school.  We have teacher resources available here.

These listening comprehension activities are perfect if you are studying a language by yourself.  Therefore, they are simple for beginning students and provide comprehensible input.  You can also practice reading fluency with the video transcript.  We have suggestions on how you can best use these videos in both English and Spanish.  Also included are activities to increase your vocabulary and comprehension.

We have many resources available on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Be sure to check them out.  For example, we have a series of biographies for Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month.  We also have animal reading comprehension passages and a variety of vocabulary learning activities.  There are also activities available for grammar and word walls.

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