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Getting started with Spanish 3
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3 Interpreting tone and intonation

A lot of information is conveyed by tone and intonation, so even if you do not understand everything that the other speaker is saying, you may be able to gather from their tone and intonation whether they are accepting or declining your suggestion, as you would do in your own language.

In the following activity, you will listen to some short dialogues, and answer some questions about the details.

Vocabulario
ponen verb used for saying what film is on (poner)
la peli short for película (film)

Activity 2

Listen to each clip and answer the questions beneath. You will be asked which activities are being suggested, and whether the invitations are accepted or not.

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1. Select the activity that is being suggested:

a. 

Ir a un partido de baloncesto


b. 

Ir a una fiesta


c. 

Ir al cine


d. 

Ir al fútbol


The correct answer is c.

2. Select whether the invitation was accepted or not:

a. 

Accepted


b. 

Declined


The correct answer is a.

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3. Select the activity that is being suggested:

a. 

Ir a un partido de baloncesto


b. 

Ir a una fiesta


c. 

Ir al cine


d. 

Ir al fútbol


The correct answer is a.

4. Select whether the invitation was accepted or not:

a. 

Accepted


b. 

Declined


The correct answer is b.

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5. Select the activity that is being suggested:

a. 

Ir a un partido de baloncesto


b. 

Ir a una fiesta


c. 

Ir al cine


d. 

Ir al fútbol


The correct answer is d.

6. Select whether the invitation was accepted or not:

a. 

Accepted


b. 

Declined


The correct answer is a.

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7. Select the activity that is being suggested:

a. 

Ir a un partido de baloncesto


b. 

Ir a una fiesta


c. 

Ir al cine


d. 

Ir al fútbol


The correct answer is b.

8. Select whether the invitation was accepted or not:

a. 

Accepted


b. 

Declined


The correct answer is b.