Learning Spanish through Eavesdropping: Week Four Conversation One
Learning Spanish through Eavesdropping
Learning REAL Spanish through eavesdropping in this podcast series is as easy as tuning in to understand what they are saying. Learn Spanish like a native from a native.
In this conversation for advanced learners of Spanish, you will learn vocabulary and grammar (all in context) to talk about life and culture in Colombia. You will meet Liliana from Bogotá. Liliana is a passionate teacher of languages and a veterinarian. She lives in France.
First, our guest, Liliana, will tell us about her family and family life on a broader scale in Bogotá. She will tell us about food in her country, holidays and celebrations. Get the perspective of how people live in Colombia, how they spend their leisure time, the economy and work, and more from a native.
Essential words and phrases to understand this conversation:
desastres naturales: natural disasters
la familia es muy unida: the family is very united
administración de empresas: business administration
consigues trabajo: you get a job
adaptas a la situación: you adapt to the situation
lo que más extraño: what I miss the most
la cordillera: mountain range
yo pensaría: I would think
somos el país con los más días festivos en el mundo: we are the country with the most holidays in the world
Si no estoy mal: If I am not wrong
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- Read through the essential words and phrases.
- Listen again.
- Do the fluency exercises.
Learning a language begins with understanding. When you hit the upper levels, it is vital that you understand deeply. Reading and listening allows you the opportunity to dig deep into grammar and vocabulary, all completely in the context of authentic communication and use. Read and listen multiple times. Eventually, the language you soak up will become your own.
We live in an unprecedented time. Never before in the history of the world have we had so much access to authentic language and culture. These recordings allow you to listen multiple times to get that deep understanding you need to speak like a native yourself. Unlike in real conversations, you can repeat what you didn’t understand as many times as you need. You will find yourself owning what you heard and read.
Looking to dig deeper? Be sure to check out the link below to get all of the materials you need to start speaking Spanish like it was your first language.
Get the free workbook here with the exercises and transcripts: https://reallifelanguage.lpages.co/spanish-conversations-advanced-week-5/
Looking for more episodes? http://reallifelanguage.com/reallifelanguageblog/2019/10/24/advanced-spanish-course-online/
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Here is week 5.