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Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish verbs of movement Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we will practice using Spanish verbs of movement with prepositions. 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 38 Spanish verbs of movement

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

Pareces: you seem
Salir: to go out
Tarde: late

Now play the audio to listen a conversation 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)



Sonia: ¿De dónde vienes Mike? Pareces cansado.
Mike: Vengo del trabajo. ¿Vas a salir esta noche?
Sonia: No, no voy a salir. ¿Y tú?
Mike: Voy a ir al cine. Fernando y yo vamos al cine todos los lunes.
Sonia:¿Sí? ¿Y a qué hora llegas a casa? ¿Muy tarde?
Mike:Mmmmm Llego del cine a las once y media más o menos.
Sonia: ¿Y a qué hora vas al trabajo los martes?
Mike: Voy al trabajo a las nueve y vuelvo a casa a las dos para comer. Luego vuelvo al trabajo a las tres y regreso del trabajo a las seis. ¿Y tú?
Sonia: Yo trabajo solo por las tardes. Voy a mi oficina a las dos y vuelvo a casa a las seis.
Mike: Entonces puedes venir al cine esta noche. Tienes mucho tiempo para dormir cuando llegas a casa.
Sonia: Es verdad. Pero lo siento, no quiero ir al cine.
Mike: Bueno, vale.
Sonia: Adiós
Mike: Adiós


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. May:

    Soy de Sud Afrika en Somerset West acerca Cape Town .

    Me gusta tu blog . Es machismo claro y facil aprender de.

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    Estoy viagando a espana en Desembre yo Espero hablar con la gente.

    Gracias de Nuevo por su blog



    • Laura:

      @May ¡Gracias a ti May! Disfruta de tu viaje a España, Laura