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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Ways to add emphasis in Spanish Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice different ways to add emphasis in Spanish. 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 – Ways to add emphasis in Spanish

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between 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)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Transcript:

Jimmy: ¿Viste el programa de famosos bailando anoche?
Teresa: Sí, lo veo todas las semanas. ¿Quién es tu favorito?
Jimmy: Me gusta mucho cómo baila la actriz de telenovelas. El que no me gusta nada es el futbolista.
Teresa: Sí, tienes razón, es malísimo. Es un milagro que no se haya ido esta semana, la verdad.
Jimmy: Lo que es un milagro es que haya entrado en el programa. Es realmente pésimo.
Teresa: Pues para mí, el que es realmente pésimo es el presentador de televisión.
Jimmy: ¿En serio? A mí es el que más me divierte.
Teresa: Te divierte, pero no baila bien. Simplemente hace el tonto y entretiene. Si le han elegido para bailar es solo porque es muy famoso y da más audiencia al programa.
Jimmy: Puede que tengas razón.
Teresa: ¿Qué te parece la gimnasta?
Jimmy: Es la que mejor baila. Pero donde debería estar no es en este programa.
Teresa: ¿Dónde debería estar?
Jimmy: Pues en un programa bailando profesionalmente. Es demasiado buena para este programa. Seguro que va a ganar.
Teresa: Bueno, bueno. Los que bailan mejor no son siempre los que ganan.

 

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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