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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish expressions of agreement and disagreement Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using Spanish expressions of agreement and disagreement. 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 – Spanish expressions of agreement and disagreement

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)



Andy: Hola Marta ¿Qué te parece el nuevo restaurante de la esquina?

Marta: ¿El restaurante de María y Pedro?

Andy: Sí, ese. A mí me parece fantástico. Buena comida a buen precio.

Marta: Pero ¿qué dices? ¿buena comida? La comida es una basura.

Andy: Pues a mí me gusta. Y todos los ingredientes son productos de la zona.

Marta: ¡No digas tonterías! Eso es imposible. ¿Me estás diciendo que los plátanos que usan en el Banana Split son del pueblo? ¡Eso no tiene ni pies ni cabeza!

Andy: Bueno, eso dicen ellos. Yo me lo creo. Pedro y María son buena gente.

Marta: Yo no estoy de acuerdo para nada. Pedro es muy competitivo y envidioso y siempre se asegura de quedar por encima de sus hermanos.

Andy: Puede ser, pero quizá lo hace porque se siente inferior y necesita un poco de apreciación. Pedro es el hermano pequeño de una familia grande. Lo ha tenido duro.

Marta: ¿Duro? ¡Anda ya! El hermano pequeño siempre lo tiene todo más fácil. Lo que pasa es que a Pedro sus padres le han dado siempre todo y siempre le han dicho lo fantástico que es. Se lo tiene muy creído.

Andy: Eso no tiene sentido. Si Pedro fuera tan seguro de sí mismo no necesitaría tanta atención como tú dices.

Marta: Mira Andy, yo no soy psicóloga. Lo único que sé es que el restaurante de Pedro y María es malísimo y que no voy a ir allí en la vida.

Andy: Vamos a ver. ¿Pero tienes tu algún problema con Pedro y María? Pareces resentida.

Marta: ¿Resentida yo? ¡Deja de decir chorradas!

Andy: No sé yo…


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

I am from Bilbao in northern Spain. 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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