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Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Reflexive verbs Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we will practice using some Spanish reflexive verbs. As usual, 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 link to watch the corresponding video lesson of the original course:

Beginner Spanish Lesson 22 Reflexive verbs

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

Tu país: your country
Tan tarde: so late
A veces: sometimes
Tomarse: to have (something toe at or drink)
Galletas: biscuits.

Now, play the audio to listen to a conversation between two friends talking about the different routines they have in their weekend mornings. 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)



Sara: Charlie ¿A qué hora te levantas los fines de semana?
Charlie: Me levanto a las ocho. ¿Y tú?
Sara: Yo me levanto a las diez.
Charlie: ¡Guau! ¿Por qué te levantas tan tarde?
Sara: ¿Por qué? ¿Por qué no? Es fin de semana. Me gusta dormir.
Charlie: Yo prefiero levantarme pronto y hacer cosas. Me levanto a las ocho, me ducho, me visto, desayuno y voy a correr.
Sara: Yo me levanto a las diez o a las once a veces. Me tomo un café, me ducho, me visto y veo la tele.
Charlie: ¿Qué desayunas?
Sara: No desayuno. Solo bebo un café. A veces como una o dos galletas.
Charlie: ¡En serio! Yo desayuno mucho. Bebo un zumo de frutas y como cereales con leche y tostadas.
Sara: ¿No bebes café?
Charlie: No. Bebo té con leche.
Sara: ¿Té con leche? ¡Qué raro! Yo necesito un café por la mañana.


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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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.