Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

6.2 Actividad

You decide to visit the sports centre to see the facilities for yourself. In the reception area, you overhear some conversations.

Actividad 6.2

Part 1

Listen to the audio clip and pick the areas mentioned from the options below.

Escuche y escoja la opcion correcta.

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Transcript: In the sports centre

Raquel:
Pista 45
William
Listen to the following exahanges between a receptionist and different people in a sports centre.
Raquel:
Escuchelos siguientes dialogos en un centro deportivo
Raquel:
a)
Juan Carlos:
La Srta. Marta por favor, preséntese a recepción. Srta. Marta la llaman a recepción...<on the loudspeaker>
Juan Carlos:
Oye Juani, sabes dónde está Marta?
Marliluz:
No, no sé. No está en la piscina?
Juan Carlos:
Srta. Marta, ¡por favor! La llaman a recepción..

<a bit of gym background>

Raquel:
b)
Juan Carlos:
Juani, ¿sabes donde está la monitora?
Marliluz:
Pues no. ¿No está en el gimnasio?
Juan Carlos:
Ah, sí, claro. Gracias.

<gym background>

Raquel:
c)
Juan Carlos:
Juani, Juani, sabes dónde están Mercedes y Teresa?
Raquel:
Están en los vestuarios.
Juan Carlos:
Gracias, Juani.

<a bit of gym background>

Raquel:
d)
Marliluz:
Oye, sabes donde está la recepción?
Juan Carlos:
Sí, sí, claro. ¡AQUIII!!!
End transcript: In the sports centre
In the sports centre
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(a)

a. 

el gimnasio


b. 

la piscina


c. 

la recepción


The correct answers are b and c.

(b)

a. 

la oficina


b. 

los vestuarios


c. 

el gimnasio


The correct answer is c.

(c)

a. 

la sauna


b. 

la sala de entrenamiento


c. 

los vestuarios


The correct answer is c.

(d)

a. 

la piscina


b. 

la recepción


c. 

la sauna


The correct answer is b.

USE OF SABER
In order to express the idea ‘to know (a fact/idea/concept)’, Spanish uses the verb saber.
•Yo dónde está Marta.
•Yo no dónde está Marta.
•¿Sabes mi nombre?
(Notice that this is different from the verb conocer which means ‘to know (a person)’ in the sense of ‘to be acquainted with’.)
SABER
(yo)(nosotros, -as)sabemos
(tú)sabes(vosotros, -as)sabéis
(él/ella/usted)sabe(ellos/ellas/ustedes)saben

Part 2

Listen to the track again and say whether Juana, one of the receptionists, knows where the different people are. Mark the correct answers with an X in the table below.

Escoja la opcion correcta.

Yes, she knowsNo, she doesn't know (but guesses)
Marta
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La monitora
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Mercedes y Teresa
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Answer

Yes, she knowsNo, she doesn't know (but guesses)
Marta
La monitora
Mercedes y Teresa
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