In this Spanish lesson we will practice asking and stating your profession in Spanish. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you

can follow a short listening.

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 4 Professions

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

¿Cuál es tu profesión?: What is your profession? (informal)
Soy…: I am…
médico/a: doctor
profesor/+a: teacher
estudiante: student
estudiante de español: Spanish student
¿Dónde trabajas? Where do you work? (familiar)
Trabajo en…: I work in…
Un/Una: a/an
hospital: hospital
aquí: here
academia de idiomas: language school

Now, play the audio below to listen to a conversation between two people who meet for the first time. 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)


Teresa: Hola. ¿Qué tal?
Martin: Hola, bien ¿Y tú?
Teresa: Muy bien. Me llamo Teresa, encantada.
Martin: Yo soy Martin. Mucho gusto.
Teresa:¿Trabajas aquí?
Martin: No, trabajo en un hospital. Soy médico.
Teresa: Ah muy bien.
Martin:¿Cuál es tu profesión?
Teresa:Soy profesora de español.
Martin: ¡Ah perfecto! Yo soy estudiante de español. ¿Dónde trabajas?
Teresa: Trabajo en la academia de idiomas, “Aprendemia”.

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!