I think I'm finally getting more accustomed to listening to and comprehending spoken Spanish from a variety of places within Spain and other Spanish speaking countries, largely thanks to Kwiziq along with listening to podcasts and watching a lot of films on Netflix. It is the thing I struggle with most. Having lived for many years in the Canary Islands, I tend to better understand the Spanish spoken there, which I believe has a more Latin American or Caribbean style(?). My late dad was a Madrileño, and I don't do too badly with the Spanish speakers from that área in Spain either.
I'm grateful to this gentleman that recites a lot of the exercises for us, as he really forces me to listen carefully. I'm getting used to his way of speaking now thankfully! With this exercise I also learnt two new verbs: 'menospreciar'= to underestimate or to undervalue and from this verb 'preciar'= to appreciate.
Thanks to all at Kwiziq for all your hard work. Estoy muy agradecida.
Dictation exercise C1
We're very happy that you found our dictation about reflexology useful and you learnt two new verbs that you can now incorporate into your wonderful Spanish! If you use the verb "menospreciar" in your speaking you will impress!
And all those different accents in your family too, I wonder if you have a favourite...
The voice in those dictations is from someone called Xavi, from Barcelona, by the way.
Have a lovely Easter, Clara!
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