Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Verbs of obligation (Part 2)

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In this Spanish lesson we will practice more with some Spanish verbs of obligation. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening. This lesson continues on from the previous lesson in this course which also looked at Spanish verbs of obligation.

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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 32 Verbs of obligation

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

Razón: reason
Durante: during
Cafeína: caffeine

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between between a doctor and a patient. 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)



Doctor: ¡Hola buenas!
Patient: Hola doctor. Mire, me duele mucho la cabeza todos los días y tomo paracetamol. Prefiero no tomar paracetamol, pero no sé qué hacer.
Doctor: ¿Toma paracetamol todos los días?
Patient: Sí, dos veces o tres veces al día. ¿Qué debo hacer?
Doctor: Tiene que encontrar la razón del dolor de cabeza. No es normal tener dolor de cabeza todos los días. ¿Qué bebe durante el día?
Patient: Mmmm Por la mañana bebo un café. Luego, a las once, bebo otro café. Con la comida bebo coca cola y tomo otro café después de comer. Y por la noche bebo té con leche.
Doctor:Mmmm Creo que este es el problema. Usted bebe muchas bebidas con cafeína y no bebe agua. Debe beber agua.
Patient: ¿Cuántos vasos de agua hay que beber al día?
Doctor: Hay que beber entre seis y ocho vasos de agua al dia.
Patient: Pero eso es mucho doctor.
Doctor: Beber agua es muy importante. También debe beber menos café y bebidas con cafeína. Así no va a tener más dolores de cabeza.
Patient: Vale doctor, muchas gracias.
Doctor: Gracias a usted. Adiós
Patient: 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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