Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish weather phrases and vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice using useful Spanish weather vocabulary and phrases. As usual, first we will review some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short listening.

Spanish weather phrases and vocabulary

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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 weather phrases and vocabulary

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)



Paul: Hola Mónica ¿Cómo estás? ¿Qué tal tus vacaciones en Madrid?

Mónica: Bueno, regular. La primera semana bien. Hacía muy buen tiempo todos los días y mucho calor.

Paul: ¿Qué temperatura hacía?

Mónica: Unos cuarenta grados.

Paul: ¿Qué dices? ¡Eso es horrible!

Mónica: A mí la verdad es que me gusta el calor. Hacía bochorno pero estaba bien para mí. Pero la segunda semana fue horrible. Hubo tormenta todos los días, con truenos y relámpagos.

Paul: ¿En serio?

Mónica: Sí sí. El último día hubo un vendaval impresionante y estuvo jarreando todo el día. Pensaba que iban a cancelar el vuelo, pero no lo cancelaron.

Paul: Bueno, menos mal que ya has vuelto.

Mónica: Sí, aquí hace un frío que pela pero bueno, por lo menos no está lloviendo.

Paul: No, lloviendo no. Pero he leído que mañana va a granizar.

Mónica: ¿Granizar? ¿Qué dices?

Paul: Sí sí y las temperaturas van a bajar cinco grados.

Mónica: ¡Oh no! ¡Estoy harta del mal tiempo!

Paul: Ya, yo quiero que haga bueno también.


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!

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