Listening to Shoppers: Spanish Listening Practice Activity

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Instructor: Danielle Geary

Danielle teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Doctor of Education with research concentration in Study Abroad and Foreign Language Acquisition.

Reading, writing, speaking, and...listening! In this lesson, you'll practice listening in Spanish by 'catching the phrase' and hearing friends discuss what they need to buy and where they're going to shop.

Catch the Phrase


For this first activity, you'll hear a phrase that has to do with shopping, clothing, and stores. You'll hear it just once. Can you 'catch the phrase?'

1. bañador

2. 'Voy a la pescadería.

3. una blusa y una falda

4. medicina en la farmacia

5. vestido largo

6. no calcetines con sandalias

Muy bien!

What Did You Hear?

For this activity, you'll hear conversations between friends. As you listen to each conversation, pick out the words you hear.

Mateo: Necesito zapatos nuevos para el trabajo.

Daniela: Ahh, ?sí? Pues, ?quieres ir de compras? Yo necesito botas. Pero no para el trabajo - para salir en la noche.

Mateo: Bueno, sí, vamos. Es más divertido contigo y tú me puedes ayudar con los colores.

_poner _contigo

_salir _quieres

_puedes _cuando

Marta: Caaarlooos, AY! ¡La puerta no abre! ¡Mira! No funciona.

Carlos: Vale. Voy a mirarla. Bueno, es verdad. No puedo abrir la puerta.

Marta: Ya, ¡eso es lo que estoy diciendo! ?Qué hacemos?

Carlos: Hmmm... Puedo arreglarla pero primero tengo que ir a la ferretería para comprar algunas cosas.

_funciona _casi

_pero _diciendo

_vamos _mirar

Teresa: Mmmm... yo quiero comer algo dulce.

Marco: ¡Buena idea! Pero no hay nada en casa. Solo fruta.

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