Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – The Time (Part 2) Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we will practice practice how to ask and tell the time and how to state at what time we do things in Spanish. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening. This lesson continues on from Lesson 25 in this course which also looked at telling the time in Spanish.

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 15 The Time

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

Normalmente: Usually
A veces: Sometimes
Los fines de semana: At the weekends
Más tarde: later
Así que: So
O: or
Antes: Before
Después: After
Dormir: To sleep
Cenar: To have dinner

Now, play the audio to listen to a conversation with one person asking another when she does different things. 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)



Peter: ¿A qué hora comes normalmente?
Sonia: Normalmente como a las dos. Los fines de semana como más tarde, a las tres.
Peter: ¿Cuándo escuchas música?
Sonia: Escucho música cuando llego a casa del trabajo.
Peter: ¿A qué hora llegas a casa?
Sonia: Termino el trabajo a las seis, así que llego a casa a las seis y media o siete menos cuarto.
Peter: ¿A qué hora estudias inglés?
Sonia: Estudio inglés por la mañana, antes del trabajo, a las siete y media de la mañana. A veces estudio por la noche, después de cenar, a las diez y media.
Peter: ¿Cuándo hablas con tus padres por teléfono?
Sonia: Normalmente hablo con mis padres por la noche, antes de dormir, a las once de la noche.
Peter: ¿A qué hora cenas?
Sonia: Ceno a las nueve y media. A veces a las diez.


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.