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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Common idioms and proverbs Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Basic, Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using some common idioms and proverbs. 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 Intermediate 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:

Intermediate Spanish Lesson – Common idioms and proverbs

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between 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)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Transcript:

Sara: Hola Lewis ¿Qué tal?
Lewis: Muy bien y ¿tú?
Sara: Sí, bien. Oye ¿tu padre es profesor de inglés?
Lewis: Sí, ¿cómo lo sabes?
Sara: ¡Es mi profesor! Ayer tuve mi primera clase y pensé ¡Cómo se parece este señor a Lewis! Sois iguales. De tal palo tal astilla.
Lewis: Sí, me lo ha dicho mucha gente. Nos parecemos mucho físicamente pero tenemos gustos muy diferentes. A mi padre le gustan cosas muy raras: come algas todos los días y hace diez sudokus al día.
Sara: Bueno, sobre gustos no hay nada escrito.
Lewis: Es verdad. También tenemos personalidades muy diferentes. Mi padre es muy testarudo. Es imposible hacerle cambiar de opinión. Cuando lo intentas, es como hablar con la pared.
Sara: Bueno, tú eres un poco así también Lewis.
Lewis: ¿Qué dices? ¿Yo testarudo?
Sara: Hombre, un poco sí, la verdad.
Lewis: Pero Sara, eso no es verdad. No me puedo creer que pienses eso. Me voy. Adiós.
Sara: Pero Lewis por favor…

 

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

I am from Bilbao in northern Spain. I qualified as a Spanish Language Teacher in 2004. I have taught Spanish in England and Spain and now really enjoy teaching the Spanish Language via my website The Spanish Blog to students from all around the world. I love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language. My main personal interests are music, reading and cooking. I studied music for twelve years in Bilbao and I play the piano. I also enjoy singing and I try my best to sing more in English now. I hope very much that you enjoy my posts and welcome any comments.


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