Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – El Futuro Perfecto

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In this Spanish lesson we will practice El Futuro Perfecto, the Spanish Future Perfect grammar tense. 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 Intermediate 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:

Intermediate Spanish Lesson 5 El Futuro Perfecto

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

Moreno/a: tanned
Ni idea: no idea
Media hora: half an hour
Abajo: below

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)



Mark: Hola Sonia ¿Sabes dónde ha estado Sara de vacaciones? Está muy morena.
Sonia: No, no lo sé. Habrá estado en Andalucía, o en la costa mediterránea supongo.
Mark: ¿Y crees que habrá ido ella sola o con alguien?
Sonia: Ni idea.¿Por qué no se lo preguntas?
Mark: Mmmm Es que no sé dónde está ahora.
Sonia: Ahora yo tampoco sé dónde está, pero en media hora ya habrá terminado el trabajo y estará en la cafetería de abajo.
Mark: ¿Vas a ir tú a la cafetería?
Sonia: En media hora no habré terminado de trabajar. Tengo mucho que hacer hoy. Pero vete tú solo.
Mark: No sé…
Sonia: Venga Mark. No seas tímido.
Mark: Bueno, lo voy a pensar.
Sonia: Seguro que Sonia habrá viajado al sur con su hermana Clara. Siempre viajan juntas. Habrán estado en la playa todos los días. Les encanta. No creo que Sara tenga novio. Nunca habla de ningún chico.
Mark:¿En serio?
Sonia: En serio. Así que trabaja rápido que Sara no estará mucho tiempo en la cafetería. Irá en treinta minutos y se tomará un café rápido. Quince minutos después ya se habrá ido.
Mark: ¡Ah vale vale! Voy a terminar rápido.


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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About the Author:Laura

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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