Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish Future and Conditional with Probability

In this Spanish lesson we are going to look at and practice using the Spanish Future and Conditional with Probability. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening.

Image courtesy of

This lesson is part of a Spanish course that practices the grammar and vocabulary first introduced in my Advanced 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:

Advanced Spanish Lesson – Spanish Future and Conditional with Probability

Now play the audio to listen a conversation. Can you understand what is being said? 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)



Elena: ¿Dónde estuviste ayer John? Habíamos quedado en la cafetería Solana.

John: ¿Ayer? ¿Cuándo, por la tarde? Pues no sé, estaría en casa. No me acuerdo. Creo que no salí ayer.

Elena: Pero habíamos quedado, ¿no te acordabas? Estarías tan tranquilo en casa, viendo la tele. No me lo puedo creer.

John: Perdona Elena. Últimamente estoy un poco despistado. No me acuerdo de nada. Estoy muy estresado con el trabajo, perdona.

Elena: Bueno, vale. ¿Vienes ahora a tomar algo? Necesitas relajarte. Venga una caña. He quedado con Ana en el bar, estará allí.

John: Vale, voy. ¿Viene Ana sola?

Elena: Eso creo, vendrá directa del trabajo. Ayer hablé con ella por teléfono. Se la notaba un poco triste pero no me dijo por qué.

John: Tendría preocupaciones de trabajo. A mí me pasa todo el tiempo.

Elena: Ya, será difícil desconectar cuando trabajas tanto. Yo soy feliz trabajando tres días a la semana.

John: Sí claro, pero cobrarás menos que si trabajaras cinco días.

Elena: Sí, cobro menos pero gano en calidad de vida, que es más importante para mí. Deberías replantearte la vida.

John: Quizás tengas razón.

Elena: Bueno, vamos al bar, que Ana estará esperándonos.

John: Sí, venga, vamos


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!

Want to hear more? Sign up for one of our newsletters!

For more language learning advice, free resources, and information about how we can help you reach your language goals, select the most relevant newsletter(s) for you and sign up below.

jQuery(function(){tlhsFormInit({formId: “490d3dd4-9f25-4afe-8875-22cc5dd0a895”, target: “#tlhs-form-5eabacd4bcf86”, message: “

Thanks for signing up!

We'll email you shortly.