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Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Future (Going To) Tense Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we will practice the Spanish Future (Going To) 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 beginner 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:

Beginner Spanish Lesson 31 Future (Going To) Tense

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

Padres: parents
Película: film, movie
No lo sé: I don’t know
Todavía: yet

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between two friends talking about what they are planning to do. 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 Archie
Archie: Hola Ana ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana?
Ana: Mañana voy a visitar a mis padres. Por la noche voy a ir al cine con mi amiga Elsa.
Archie: ¿Al cine? ¿Qué película vais a ver?
Ana: Mmmm, no lo sé todavía.
Archie: ¿Y el domingo? ¿Vas a hacer algo?
Ana: Por la mañana voy a ir a correr. Luego voy a comer en un restaurante con mi hermano Pablo y su mujer. Por la tarde no lo sé. Creo que voy a estar en casa. ¿Y tú? ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana?
Archie: Mañana voy a estudiar todo el día. Tengo un examen de español el lunes.
Ana: Ah vale… ¿Y el domingo? ¿Vas a estudiar también?
Archie: Sí, por la mañana voy a estudiar. Pero por la tarde voy a jugar al tenis con mi hermano.
Ana: ¿Juegas al tenis?
Archie: Sí. No juego muy bien pero me gusta.
Ana: Bueno, adiós. ¡Buen fin de semana!
Archie: ¡Buen fin de semana!


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. Laura:

    Hola Robert, the courses get steadily more complex in the grammar topics they cover through to advanced. The beginner course is mainly present tense, but by the time you get on to the intermediate course you are already into things like the subjunctive. I would recommend starting from the beginner course and moving quickly through the parts you are already familiar with. Gracias, Laura