In this Spanish lesson we will practice using some irregular verbs of El Futuro Imperfecto. 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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El Futuro Imperfecto corresponds with the future ‘will’ tense in English. These are the rules of how to conjugate the verbs for this tense:

yo hablaré/aprenderé/viviré
tú hablarás/aprenderás/vivirás
el/ella/usted hablará/aprenderá/vivirá
nosotros/as hablaremos/aprenderemos/viviremos
vosotros/as hablaréis/aprenderéis/viviréis
ellos/ellas/ustedes hablarán/aprenderán/vivirán

Irregular verbs that remove the vowel “e”:
Caber: cabr-: cabrá: It will fit
Haber: Habr-: habrá: There will be
Poder: podr-: podrá: He/She will be able
Querer: querr-: querrá: He/She will want
Saber: sabr-: sabrá: He/She will know

Irregular verbs that remove the “e” and add a “d”:
Poner : pondr-: pondrá: He/She will put
Tener: tendr-: tendrá: He/She/It will have
Valer: valdr-: valdrá: It will cost
Venir: vendr-: vendrá: He/She will come
Salir. saldr-: saldrá: He/She will leave

Decir: dir-: dirá: He/She will say
Hacer: har. hará: He/She will do

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.

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

Fiesta de disfraces: fancy dress party
Creo que…: I think…
Bruja: witch

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)



Ana: Hola Mike, ¿Qué tal?
Mike: Bien ¿y tú?
Ana: Muy bien. Esta noche voy a una fiesta de disfraces.
Mike: ¿Ah sí? ¿Y qué te vas a poner?
Ana: No sé. Creo que me pondré un disfraz de bruja.
Mike: ¿De bruja? ¿Es una fiesta de Halloween?
Ana: No, pero es el único disfraz que tengo. Va a ser una fiesta sin un tema específico. Habrá todo tipo de música, bebidas y algo para comer.
Mike: ¿Crees que habrá mucha gente?
Ana: Mmmm… No sé. Vendrán Lisa y Martín. Si quieres puedes venir también. Creo que podré llevar un invitado.
Mike: ¿Seguro que podré ir?
Ana: Sí, no habrá ningún problema.
Mike: Vale. ¡Qué bien!
Ana:¿Qué disfraz te vas a poner?
Mike: No tengo ninguno. Tendré que comprarme uno pronto.
Ana: Sí, venga, vamos a comprarte un disfraz.
Mike: Vale


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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