Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Present subjunctive to express opinions Posted by on Feb 24, 2019 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice the Spanish present subjunctive to express opinions. 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 Present subjunctive to express opinions

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

Primo: cousin
Lugares: places
Quizas: maybe

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)



Rob: Sofía ¿Qué te parece este libro? ¿Lo has leído?
Sofía: Sí, lo leí hace unos meses. No me parece que sea muy bueno, la verdad.
Rob: ¿Y este?
Sofía: Creo que este es bueno. Me lo recomendó mi primo.
Rob: Vale, lo voy a comprar.
Sofía: Vale, pero rápido que tengo hambre. ¿Vamos a comer al bar de Pepe?
Rob: ¿Al bar de Pepe?
Sofía: Si, quiero comer paella. Creo que Pepe tiene paella.
Rob: No, ¿qué dices? No tiene paella.
Sofía: Sí. Comí Paella en su bar la semana pasada.
Rob: Pero era el menú del día. No creo que tenga paella todos los días.
Sofía: ¿Entonces adónde vamos?
Rob: Vamos al restaurante La Alicantina. Allí tienes un menú muy completo con muchas paellas.
Sofía: ¡Perfecto! ¡Vamos!


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. Ethan:

    Bien recipe mi amiga, es muy bien. Mi favorito comida. Gracias.