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.

Download this audio clip.Audio player: lxs003_wk1_act_aud001.mp3
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Transcript

SPEAKER A:
Hola Ana. Oye, ¿te apetece ir al cine esta noche? Ponen la peli Abrazos rotos con Penélope Cruz.
SPEAKER B:
¡Vale! ¡Sí, me apetece mucho! Me encanta Penélope Cruz. ¿A qué hora?
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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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SPEAKER A:
¿Te gustaría ir a un partido de baloncesto mañana?
SPEAKER B:
Mmm, no gracias, no me gusta mucho el baloncesto, prefiero el fútbol.
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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.

Download this audio clip.Audio player: lxs003_wk1_act_aud003.mp3
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SPEAKER A:
¿Te apetece ir al fútbol el sábado? Tengo dos entradas y mi padre no puede venir.
SPEAKER B:
¡Fenomenal! ¡Pues vamos!
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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.

Download this audio clip.Audio player: lxs003_wk1_act_aud004.mp3
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SPEAKER A:
¿Te gustaría ir a la fiesta de cumpleaños de mi hermano este fin de semana?
SPEAKER B:
¡Ay! Lo siento pero no puedo. ¡Tengo que trabajar!
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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.

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