Spanish Listening Practice for Beginners: conversations + quizzes

¡Hola! Perhaps you have been studying Spanish for some time now and you are wondering if you can really solve basic listening exercises in Spanish by yourself too. In this lesson, we would like you to take a couple of minutes to test yourself with some recordings and exercises for Spanish listening practice for beginners. Let’s start…

Basic Spanish Listening Practice for Beginners
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Listening Activity No. 1: Spanish greetings, introductions and farewells

The first activity for Spanish listening practice will test if you are able to introduce yourself in Spanish, use common greetings and say goodbye with simple phrases. Getting a grade over 70 points would mean that you do understand this topics at a basic level. Otherwise, check the related Spanish lessons to reinforce your weak areas on the topics. Make sure to check the conversation script once you have solve the listening exercises.

Basic Spanish Listening Quiz No. 1

Listen to the conversation about Spanish greetings and introductions again. Pay attention to the way the expressions are used and then solve the exercises in this listening quiz.

Read conversation Script
Alan: ¡Buenos días!
Vanesa: ¡Buenos días! ¿Te puedo ayudar en algo?
Alan: ¡Hola! Me llamo Alan, soy nuevo en la ciudad. ¿Sábes dónde está el teatro?
Vanesa: ¡Hola Alan! Mucho gusto en conocerte. Mi nombre es Vanesa. Bienvenido a la ciudad. El teatro está junto al centro comercial.
Alan: ¡Gracias Vanesa! ¡Es un placer conocerte!
Vanesa: ¡De nada! ¡Hasta pronto!

Listening Activity No.2: Spanish classroom objects, ESTAR and location

The second Spanish listening practice activity will test your knowledge of the vocabulary for classroom object, prepositions of place and colors, as well as how to use ESTAR to talk about the location of objects. These topics are extremely useful and you will need this knowledge for more intermediate and advanced lessons. Listen to a short conversation and then solve the listening exercises included in the quiz.

Basic Spanish Listening Quiz No. 2

Listen to the conversation about Spanish classroom objects again and solve the exercises about it. ¡Buena suerte!

Read conversation Script
Alberto: ¡Ya vamos a iniciar las clases de nuevo!
Mariana: Si, yo ya tengo cuadernos, lápices, borradores y mis libros también.
Alberto: ¡Que bien! Yo solo tengo la mochila, bolígrafos y lápices de colores. Aún tengo que comprar muchos artículos escolares.
Mariana: Yo también tengo mochila. Mi mochila está debajo de los libros.
Alberto: ¿Los marcadores que están dentro de la caja son tuyos?
Mariana: Si, son míos.
Alberto: ¡Vaya! Entonces yo también debo alistarme para la escuela.

Listening Activity No. 3: Asking basic questions and sharing personal information in Spanish

The third listening activity will test if you can share some personal information in Spanish and also if you can actually understand basic conversations in Spanish including things like age, work, family and more. Listen to the recording and then solve the exercises in the quiz for Spanish listening practice. ¡Buena suerte!

Basic Spanish Listening Quiz No. 3

Please listen to this basic Spanish conversation again and find out what information they are sharing so you can solve the exercises in this quiz. ¡Buena suerte!

Read conversation Script
Ariana: ¡Hola Fernando! ¿Cómo estás?
Fernando: ¡Muy bien! ¿y tú?
Ariana: Muy bien. Quiero saber algo ¿Eres casado o soltero?
Fernando: Soy casado. ¿Tú eres casada?
Ariana: No, soy soltera. ¿Cuántos años tienes?
Fernando: Tengo 25 años. Mi esposa tiene 26.
Ariana: ¿Tienen hijos?
Fernando: Si, tenemos un niño de 5 años y una niña de 2 años.
Ariana: Tú eres doctor. ¿Qué hace tu esposa?
Fernando: Ella es artista.
Ariana: ¿En serio? ¡Qué interesante! Preséntame a tu esposa y a tu familia cuando puedas.
Fernando: Claro que si.

Listening Activity No. 4: Describing things and people in Spanish

The last Spanish listening practice activity for beginners will test if you can use some basic verbs and adjectives to describe things like rooms and parts of the house, and describe people as well. The exercises in the quiz will not be hard to solve. Click on play when you are ready.

Basic Spanish Listening Quiz No. 4

Listen to the conversation about descriptions in Spanish again and find out what they say about people and houses. Then solve the listening quiz below.

Read conversation Script
Mercedes: Hola Alex. ¿Quién es esa chica?
Alex: Tú eres muy curiosa. Ella es mi novia.
Mercedes: Es bonita. El alta. Tú eres bajo.
Alex: Soy de estatura media. Tú eres baja.
Mercedes: Tienes un auto nuevo ¿verdad?
Alex: Si, compré un auto. Es color rojo, es muy cómodo y económico.
Mercedes: Te felicito. Mi auto es viejo y muy lento.
Alex: Pero tienes una casa muy bonita y espaciosa.
Mercedes: Si, es muy grande. Te invito a cenar con mi familia. Lleva a tu novia a la cena.

Closing remarks and advice on Spanish listening practice

Last but not least, if you really understood the previous listening activities (and even more if you found them easy) and got good grades on the quizzes, then we would say that you can understand basic Spanish and therefore are able to solve basic Spanish listening exercises. This also means that you should consider practice speaking in the language with other people.

In order to continue improving your listening ability, we recommend you to listen to music in Spanish, listen to the news and find lessons on topics of your interest. Being able to listen to basic Spanish and understand a little will open the doors for real communication. Keep on practicing and solving listening exercises. It will certainly help you learn new phrases, questions and more. We hope you found the recordings and quizzes useful to practice Spanish listening. Make sure to check more lessons in our site to continue improving this skill too. ¡Hasta pronto!

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