In this Spanish lesson we will practice the Spanish Future (Going To) Tense. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening.

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This lesson is part of a Spanish course that practices the grammar and vocabulary first introduced in my beginner Spanish course posted here on the Transparent Language blog. Let’s test your listening comprehension and see if you can understand a short audio in Spanish. The transcript to the audio will be given at the end of the post but please try not to look at it until you have tried playing and understanding the audio a few times.

Use the following link to watch the corresponding video lesson of the original course:

Beginner Spanish Lesson 31 Future (Going To) Tense

Please familiarise yourself with the following words and phrases before listening to the audio below:

Padres: parents
Película: film, movie
No lo sé: I don’t know
Todavía: yet

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between two friends talking about what they are planning to do. Can you understand what they are saying? Play the audio a few times before you look at the transcript. Don’t worry if you don’t understand every single thing the two people are saying. Try to catch whichever words you can and then try to piece things together to work out what is being said.

(Play the audio a few times before you scroll down and look at the transcript)

 

Transcript:

Ana: Hola Archie
Archie: Hola Ana ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana?
Ana: Mañana voy a visitar a mis padres. Por la noche voy a ir al cine con mi amiga Elsa.
Archie: ¿Al cine? ¿Qué película vais a ver?
Ana: Mmmm, no lo sé todavía.
Archie: ¿Y el domingo? ¿Vas a hacer algo?
Ana: Por la mañana voy a ir a correr. Luego voy a comer en un restaurante con mi hermano Pablo y su mujer. Por la tarde no lo sé. Creo que voy a estar en casa. ¿Y tú? ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana?
Archie: Mañana voy a estudiar todo el día. Tengo un examen de español el lunes.
Ana: Ah vale… ¿Y el domingo? ¿Vas a estudiar también?
Archie: Sí, por la mañana voy a estudiar. Pero por la tarde voy a jugar al tenis con mi hermano.
Ana: ¿Juegas al tenis?
Archie: Sí. No juego muy bien pero me gusta.
Ana: Bueno, adiós. ¡Buen fin de semana!
Archie: ¡Buen fin de semana!

 

So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the listening? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, keep reviewing the vocabulary and phrases and you will soon be up to speed and ready for the next lesson in this course. See you next time!

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About the Author:Laura

Laura. I qualified as a Spanish Language Teacher in 2004. I have taught Spanish in England and Spain and now really enjoy teaching the Spanish Language via my website The Spanish Blog to students from all around the world. I love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language. My main personal interests are music, reading and cooking. I studied music for twelve years in Bilbao and I play the piano. I also enjoy singing and I try my best to sing more in English now. I hope very much that you enjoy my posts and welcome any comments.



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