Listening practice - Foundation

Teenage boy with basketball messaging on his mobile phone on basketball court

When talking about sporting activities in the past, present and future, it's a good idea to listen out for key phrases that will help to identify the timeframe. Here are some useful examples:

ayeryesterday
hoytoday
mañanatomorrow
ahoranow
el año que viene/el próximo añonext year
la semana que viene/la próxima semananext week
en el pasadoin the past
cuando era joven when I was younger
en el futuroin the future
hace un mes/dos mesesa month/two months ago

Nico is talking about his sporting experiences.

Which stages of Nico's life do the following activities apply to? Write P for something that happened in the past. Write N for something that is happening now. Write F for something that is going to happen in the future.

Question
  1. Doing sport regularly.
  2. Playing football in the park.
  3. Playing basketball.
  4. Athletics at school.
  1. N - Nico says hoy en día intento hacer deporte regularmente (these days I try to do sport regularly).
  2. P - He says cuando era joven, solamente jugaba al fútbol en el parque (when I was younger, I only used to play football in the park).
  3. F - He says mañana voy a jugar al baloncesto (I am going to go horse riding tomorrow).
  4. P - He says ayer hice el atletismo en el colegio (yesterday I did athletics at school).

Transcript:

Pues, tengo que admitir que en el pasado no era una persona muy activa, pero hoy en día intento hacer deporte regularmente. Cuando era joven, solamente jugaba al futbol en el parque con mis amigos y nada más. Ahora entiendo que el ejercicio es muy importante así que mañana voy a jugar al baloncesto. Ayer hice el atletismo en el colegio.

Translation:

Well, I have to admit that in the past I wasn't a very active person, but these days I try to do sport regularly. When I was younger, I only used to play football in the park with my friends and nothing else. Now I understand that exercise is very important, so tomorrow I am going to play basketball. Yesterday I did athletics at school.