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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish Present Subjunctive in relative clauses Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice the Spanish Present Subjunctive in relative clauses. 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 – Spanish Present Subjunctive in relative clauses

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

En primera línea de playa: on the beachfront
Ofrecer: to offer
Reservar: to book
Todo incluido: all inclusive

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: Hola Sarah ¿Qué estás mirando?
Sara: Estoy buscando un hotel para mis vacaciones. Quiero uno que tenga piscina y pista de tenis, pero no encuentro ninguno.
Rob: ¿Adónde vas a ir?
Sara: Voy a ir a Benidorm con mi marido y mis hijas.
Rob: Yo he estado en Benidorm muchas veces. El hotel Miramar tiene piscina y pista de tenis. Mira, es este.
Sara: ¿Sí? A ver… Ah no. Quiero uno que esté en primera línea de playa. También quiero que ofrezca comida vegetariana.
Rob: Mmmm Pides mucho Sara. No sé si vas a encontrar lo que quieres. El único que es posible que ofrezca comida vegetariana es el hotel Sal Marina que tiene cinco estrellas.
Sara: Ah vale. Pero quiero un hotel que sea barato. No podemos pagar un hotel de cinco estrellas para dos semanas. ¿Conoces algún hotel que tenga lo que quiero fuera de Benidorm?
Rob: En Alicante o en Valencia es posible. Pero no estoy seguro. Busca en esta página web hoteles que tengan tres estrellas y verás todas las opciones.
Sara: Muy bien. Muchas gracias Rob. ¿Tú vas a ir de vacaciones este verano?
Rob: Sí, voy a ir a Tenerife. También tengo que reservar hotel. Estoy buscando uno que tenga la opción de todo incluido, comida y bebidas.
Sara: Ah sí eso es buena idea. El año pasado estuve en Tenerife en el hotel Javisol, que tiene la opción de todo incluido.
Rob: ¿Ah sí? ¡Qué bien, Sara! Voy a mirarlo.
Sara: ¡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 & 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.