Do you want to improve your Spanish? The 14 tracks in this album are devised as revision of basic Spanish structures for introductions, talking about routines, describing people and places, making comparisons, expressing likes, making plans, talking about the future, and expressing wishes. The tracks contain recordings of Spanish and Latin American speakers mixed with suggestions for activities to do while you listen. This material has been adapted from the audio material for The Open University course L140 En rumbo: intermediate Spanish.
Track 1: Introduction
¡Hola! Bienvenidos a los materiales de En Rumbo, el curso de español de nivel intermedio de la Open University.
Here are three examples of people introducing themselves and giving basic personal information. What are their names? How old are they? Where are they from? What do they do?
Personal information part 2
An important part of talking about routines is using expressions of time and frequency. In this conversation a woman from Colombia is asking a man from Spain about how often he does certain things.
Routines part 2
We’re going to listen to a conversation between two women talking about the differences they find between the countries they come from. One woman comes from Spain and the other from Colombia. They use the verbs soler and acostumbrar to talk about regular activities.
Soler and acostumbrar
We’re going to listen to Paloma, a woman from Spain, talking about her holiday plans. She is planning to go on two breaks. Where is she going on her first break? For how long? And how about the second one?