Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish verbs of movement

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In this Spanish lesson we will practice using Spanish verbs of movement with prepositions. 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 38 Spanish verbs of movement

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

Pareces: you seem
Salir: to go out
Tarde: late

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between two friends. 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)



Sonia: ¿De dónde vienes Mike? Pareces cansado.
Mike: Vengo del trabajo. ¿Vas a salir esta noche?
Sonia: No, no voy a salir. ¿Y tú?
Mike: Voy a ir al cine. Fernando y yo vamos al cine todos los lunes.
Sonia:¿Sí? ¿Y a qué hora llegas a casa? ¿Muy tarde?
Mike:Mmmmm Llego del cine a las once y media más o menos.
Sonia: ¿Y a qué hora vas al trabajo los martes?
Mike: Voy al trabajo a las nueve y vuelvo a casa a las dos para comer. Luego vuelvo al trabajo a las tres y regreso del trabajo a las seis. ¿Y tú?
Sonia: Yo trabajo solo por las tardes. Voy a mi oficina a las dos y vuelvo a casa a las seis.
Mike: Entonces puedes venir al cine esta noche. Tienes mucho tiempo para dormir cuando llegas a casa.
Sonia: Es verdad. Pero lo siento, no quiero ir al cine.
Mike: Bueno, vale.
Sonia: Adiós
Mike: Adiós


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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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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