Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Expressions with Ser and Estar

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice different expressions with Ser and Estar. 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 Advanced 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:

Advanced Spanish Lesson – Expressions with Ser and Estar

Now play the audio to listen a conversation. Can you understand what is being said? 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)



Sofía: Hola Jack ¿No ha llegado nadie todavía?
Jack: No, llevo esperando diez minutos. Supongo que Carlos y Raquel estarán al caer.
Sofía: Bueno, pues nada. Nos toca esperar. Oh no, parece que está empezando a llover.
Jack: ¿Quieres un paraguas? He traído dos, por si acaso.
Sofía: Guau Jack ¡estás en todo! Muchas gracias.
Jack: Suponía que no querrías estropear tu peinado si llueve. La ocasión no es para menos.
Sofía: Por cierto ¿tienes el regalo para Rebeca?
Jack: No, lo trae Carlos.
Sofía: Pensaba que lo ibas a comprar tú.
Jack: Ese era el plan, pero Carlos me dijo que prefería elegirlo él.
Sofía: ¡Ah claro! Es que Carlos está coladito por Rebeca. Está clarísimo.
Jack: Sí, puede ser.
Sofía: ¿Crees que Rebeca saldrá algún día con él?
Jack: Sería un sueño para Carlos, pero eso está por ver.


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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