Listening practice - Higher

People playing volleyball on a beach

Listen to these young Spanish people talking about their ideal holidays. The following vocabulary may be helpful:

broncearseto get a tan
caminarto walk
los deportes de riesgoadventure sports, extreme sports
el extranjeroabroad
una sala de fiestasnightclub
una sombrillasunshade, parasol
tomar el solto sunbathe
la vida nocturnathe nightlife

Decide which one of the following statements best summarises what each person says.

AI like exciting holidays.
BI go on holiday for the nightlife.
CI'd rather stay at home in Spain.
DI like to experience foreign food.
EI like to spend my holidays on the beach.
FI want to learn about the culture and history of a foreign city.
Question

F. The speaker would like to go to a foreign city like Berlin because it's got great architecture, a lot of culture and a fascinating history.

Transcript:

Aunque nunca he salido de España, para mis vacaciones ideales yo iría al extranjero. No me interesan mucho las vacaciones de playa así que me gustaría ir a una ciudad como Berlín que, según me dicen, tiene una arquitectura estupenda, mucha cultura y una historia fascinante.

Translation:

Although I've never been out of Spain, for my ideal holidays I'd go abroad. I'm not very interested in beach holidays, so I'd like to go to a city like Berlin which, according to what they tell me, has great architecture, a lot of culture and a fascinating history.

Question

A. The speaker likes active holidays and doing extreme sports.

Transcript:

A muchos de mis amigos les gusta pasar las vacaciones enteras en la playa tomando el sol y bronceándose, pero a mí me gustan las vacaciones activas. Me gusta practicar deportes de riesgo. El problema es encontrar a alguien que me acompañe.

Translation:

Many of my friends like to spend their whole holiday on the beach sunbathing but I like active holidays. I like extreme sports. The problem is finding someone to go with me.

Question

D. The speaker likes to eat well and try new dishes, particularly foreign ones.

Transcript:

El año pasado mi madre estaba enferma y tuve que quedarme en casa, pero para mí lo más importante de las vacaciones son las comidas. Me gusta visitar los restaurantes, comer bien y probar nuevos platos, sobre todo los platos extranjeros. Creo que es una buena manera de conocer la cultura de un país.

Translation:

Last year, my mother was ill and I had to stay at home, but for me the most important thing about holidays is the meals. I like visiting restaurants, eating well and trying new dishes, especially foreign dishes. I think it's a good way of getting to know the culture of a country.