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Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Lesson 2 Introductions (Part 2) Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we will continue practicing understanding simple everyday introductions in Spanish. This lesson continues the theme begun in the previous lesson in this course Introductions (Part 1), but this time in a formal situation. Again, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening.



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 links to watch the corresponding video lessons of the original course:

Beginner Spanish Lesson 1 (Part 1)
Beginner Spanish Lesson 1 (Part 2)

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

Bienvenido, bienvenida, bienvenidos, bienvenidas: Welcome
Hola : Hello/Hi (formal or informal)
Buenos días: Good day/Good morning
¿Cómo está?: How are you? (formal)
Muy bien, gracias: Very well, thank you
¿Cómo se llama?: What’s your name? (formal) (literally: “what do you call yourself?”)
Me llamo (nombre): My name is…. (literally: “I call myself…”)
¿De dónde es?: Where are you from? (formal)
Soy de… (country): I am from…
Mucho gusto: It’s a pleasure to meet you (literally: “much pleasure”)
Encantado/a: It’s a pleasure to meet you (literally: “delighted”)

Now, play the audio below to listen to the start of a job interview, when the interviewee meets the interviewer. This is a formal situation and you will notice that the words and phrases used are different to the previous audio which was more informal. Can you understand what they are saying?

(Play the audio a few times before you scroll down and look at the transcript)



Sra Martín: Bienvenido, buenos días
Sr Jones: Buenos días
Sra Martín: ¿Cómo está?
Sr Jones: Bien gracias.
Sra Martín: Soy Ana Martín, la directora de la empresa. Mucho gusto.
Sr Jones: Encantando
Sra Martín: ¿Cómo se llama?
Sr Jones: Me llamo Robert Jones.
Sra Martín: Tiene un acento diferente, ¿De dónde es?
Sr Jones: Soy britanico
Sra Martín: Ah muy bien. ¿De Inglaterra?
Sr Jones: Sí, de Inglaterra. Exactamente de Devon


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.