Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – How to express agreement or disagreement in Spanish Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to look at how to express agreement or disagreement in Spanish. 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 – How to express agreement or disagreement in Spanish

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

Uniforme: uniform
Elegir: to choose

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between two parents. 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)



Lola: Oye Keith ¿Qué te parece que el uniforme sea opcional en el colegio? Yo no lo veo bien.
Keith: Pues yo estoy a favor. Me parece importante que los niños puedan elegir la ropa que quieren llevar al colegio. ¿Por qué te parece mal?
Lola: A ver, no es que lo vea mal, pero seguramente los padres acaben eligiendo si sus hijos llevan uniforme o no, no los niños.
Keith: Puede ser, pero los padres deberían dejar a sus hijos elegir siempre.
Lola: ¿Siempre? No estoy de acuerdo al cien por cien. Está bien que los niños tomen algunas decisiones, pero hay cosas que los padres deben decidir.
Keith: ¿Entonces tú vas a decir a tu hijo si tiene que llevar uniforme o no?
Lola: Sí, por supuesto. Andrés va a llevar uniforme al colegio todos los días. Soy la madre y yo decido.
Keith: Bueno, es tu opinión y es tu hijo. Pero yo eso no lo veo bien.
Lola: ¿Entonces tu hija Emily va a decidir qué ropa va a llevar todos los días?
Keith: Evidentemente. Cuando el colegio permita que los niños vayan a clase con o sin uniforme, Emily decidirá qué prefiere.
Lola: ¿Y si un día quiere llevar uniforme y otro día no quiere?
Keith: Es su decisión.
Lola: ¿Y si un día quiere llevar el uniforme de los niños?
Keith: Será su decisión.
Lola: Keith, estás mal de la cabeza.
Keith: Pues yo creo que tú eres muy estricta.


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.