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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish reported speech (Part 1) Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using Spanish reported speech. 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 reported speech (Part 1)

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)



Paul: Natalia, ¿has visto a Rosa?
Natalia: Sí, la vi ayer. Me dijo que había quedado contigo hoy aquí. ¿No ha venido todavía?
Paul: No, qué raro. Siempre es muy puntual.
Natalia: Sí es verdad. Igual está enferma. Ayer me dijo que había estado trabajando mucho y que estaba muy cansada y estresada. También me dijo que quería hablar contigo de algo importante.
Paul: ¿De algo importante? Mmmm… Voy a llamarla.
Natalia: Sí, llámala.
Paul: Mmm. Tiene el teléfono apagado.
Natalia: Igual está en casa de sus padres. Ayer me dijo que tenía que ir a cuidar a su madre porque se ha roto la pierna y no puede andar. Su padre es un poco mayor y no puede ayudar mucho. Me dijo que en casa de sus padres no tiene cobertura.
Paul: Ah claro. Será eso. ¡Ah! Tengo un mensaje de Rosa.
Natalia: ¿Qué te dice?
Paul: Dice que está de camino, que ha estado en casa de sus padres y se le ha hecho tarde. Que viene ahora.
Natalia: Ah, vale. Bien. ¿Quieres tomar un café mientras esperas? Tengo diez minutos antes de que venga mi autobús.
Paul: Vale, venga. Un café.
Natalia: Perfecto.


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.