Understanding detailed spoken Spanish demands a knowledge of vocabulary and an awareness of grammar. With these skills it is possible to find the main message of a text and specific details.
You download a podcast about Spanish people and how they spend their free time. Listen to what Alicia says and answer the questions which follow.
What is the first reason Alicia gives for not having much free time?
She is studying for her exams
She has a part time job
She has to look after her sister
What is the second reason?
She has to help her brother with his homework
Her mum makes her help in the house
Her dad makes her help in the house
What does she say her mum doesn’t understand?
That she doesn’t have time
That she has too much homework
That she has to study
When does she have to wash the dishes?
Mondays and Sundays
Mondays and Saturdays
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Why does she not like washing the dishes?
It’s very boring
What chores does she have to do every day?
Take out the bins and clean her room
Clean her room and set the table
Tidy her room and set the table
What chores does she do every morning?
Makes breakfast and looks after her little brother
Makes breakfast and looks after her little sister
Makes breakfast and looks after her little cousin
What does she like to do if she has a bit of free time?
Watch TV or go horse riding
Watch films or go mountain biking
Watch films or go horse riding
When does she sometimes go out with her friends?
When do they go to the park?
If it’s hot
In the summer
If the weather is nice