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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Present Subjunctive with indefinite pronouns and adjectives Posted by on Feb 16, 2019 in Basic, Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice the Spanish present subjunctive with indefinite pronouns and adjectives. 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 with indefinite pronouns and adjectives

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

Quizás: perhaps
Malísimo: very bad

Now play the audio to listen a conversation between two colleagues at work. 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)



Jim: Hola Catalina ¿Qué haces? ¿Estás buscando algo?
Catalina: Sí, ¿sabes si tenemos algún libro que tenga información sobre qué lugares son los mejores para visitar en Francia?
Jim: ¿Vas a ir a Francia?
Catalina: Sí ¿Hay algún sitio en Francia donde la gente hable en español?
Jim: ¿En español? No creo. No hay mucha gente que hable bien en español en Francia.
Catalina: Mmmm ¿Hay algún lugar donde la gente hable en inglés?
Jim: En París quizás.¿Hablas inglés bien?
Catalina: No, mi inglés es malísimo pero mi francés es peor.
Jim: ¿Por qué no vas a algún lugar donde la gente hable en español? ¿A un país Latino Americano o a otra parte de España?
Catalina: Mmmm es que quiero ver Francia. He oído que es precioso.
Jim: Ya, te entiendo. Yo he visitado el sur de Francia muchas veces, me encanta. Deberías estudiar francés.
Catalina: ¿Conoces a alguien que pueda darme clases?
Jim: Hay poca gente que enseñe idiomas aquí. Mi amigo Adrien es francés. Quizá pueda ayudarte. Voy a hablar con él.
Catalina: ¡Muchas gracias Jim!
Jim: De nada


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.