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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish expressions of probability Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using Spanish expressions of probability. 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 probability

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)



Mike: ¡Hola Sara! ¿Vas a ir a la clase de francés mañana?

Sara: A lo mejor voy. Depende de a qué hora llegue mi marido del trabajo. Si viene tarde, me tendré que quedar cuidando a los niños.

Mike: Seguro que llega pronto ¿no? Su oficina está muy cerca de tu casa.

Sara: Sí, pero últimamente se está quedando hasta tarde para terminar un proyecto, así que tal vez no me dé tiempo de ir a la clase de francés.

Mike: Ah vale. Pues espero que puedas venir. Vamos a practicar conversaciones en un bar. Seguro que es una clase muy divertida.

Sara: Seguramente lo sea. Espero poder ir.

Mike: Después de la clase vamos a ir al bar de Pierre, mi amigo francés, para practicar con él.

Sara: Ah pues aunque no llegue a la clase quizá vaya al bar cuando llegue mi marido.

Mike: Sí claro, ven al bar a practicar. Yo seguramente pido algo fácil. Una cerveza o algo así.

Sara: Pues yo si voy posiblemente pida algo complicado. Igual pregunto qué cócteles tienen, para practicar más francés.

Mike: Es buena idea Sara. Yo soy un vago.

Sara: ¡Qué va! Lo que pasa es que te gusta demasiado la cerveza.

Mike: Sí, a lo mejor tienes razón.

Sara: Bueno, mañana nos vemos ¡En la clase de francés o en el bar de Pierre!

Mike: Sí, hasta mañana Sara.


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 & Adam

Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.


  1. Joey:

    La habla es demasiado rapido. No entendi.
    Muy lente, por favor.

    • Laura:

      @Joey Hola Joey, many thanks for your message! We recommend that you try searching for our beginner or intermediate level listening practice audios. We have created lots of audios at various levels and they are all available here on the blog. This is an advanced level course and we are aiming for conversations similar to how native speakers would converse. Gracias, Laura