¡Hola! Welcome to another lesson on listening practice. This time, we will use the basic vocabulary for places and ways to give simple directions to get around campus in Spanish. As usual, we will have a set of examples all related to the two listening activities in this lesson. We hope all of these resources help you to learn a couple of new, interesting things. Let’s start…
Vocabulary in context: Getting to places in the university in Spanish
First, we will ask you to take some time to analyze the following group of sentences. In order to get the best out of this topic, you should be familiar with the vocabulary for places in town, as well as ways to give directions in the language. There are other specific words that you will hear later in both listening activities about people who are trying to get to places in campus in Spanish, so please check these examples before moving on.
Disculpa, no conozco bien el campus ¿Me puedes decir dónde queda este lugar?
Excuse me, I don’t know campus well. Can you tell me where this place is?
¿Me puedes ayudar con algo? ¿Dónde está la biblioteca?
Can you help me with something? Where is the library?
¿Qué estudias? – Yo estudio química / biología / ingeniería industrial…
What do you study? – I study chemistry/biology/industrial engineering …
¿Sabes donde queda el comedor? – Está frente al lago.
Do you know where the dining room is? – It’s in front of the lake.
Hay dos edificios junto al lago. Uno de ellos es el auditorio.
There are two buildings by the lake. One of them is the auditorium.
El departamento de investigación y desarrollo abre a las 8:00 am
The research and development department opens at 8:00 am
Sigue derecho, el departamento de idiomas está al bajar la colina.
Go straight ahead, the language department is down the hill.
El edificio de administración está cerca de la entrada.
The administration building is near the entrance.
El campus es grande, así que debes usar el mapa para ubicarte.
The campus is large, so you must use the map to get to places.
Tu laboratorio está en ese edificio – No, estás equivocado. Está en ese edificio junto a la librería.
Your lab is in that building – No, you’re wrong. It’s in that building next to the bookstore.
Listening Activity No. 1: Finding places around campus in Spanish
Prueba de Escucha: Encontrando lugares en la universidad
Listening Activity No. 2: Talking to an exchange student in Spanish
Prueba de Escucha: Hablando con un Estudiante de Intercambio
We got to the end of this lesson. We hope you were able to learn a couple of words and phrases that could be useful to get around a campus in Spanish by asking the correct questions and understanding their answers. Keep practicing listening. Until next time!
Related Spanish worksheets:
- Places in the City in Spanish – PDF Worksheet
- Giving Directions in Spanish – PDF Worksheet
- Asking for Directions in Spanish – PDF Worksheet