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This lesson is part of the Beginner Practice Spanish Course
(58 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 2 hrs 28 mins)

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This is an interactive Spanish video where you have the opportunity to practice Spanish at beginner level with a native Spanish speaker.

In this Spanish lesson you have the opportunity to practice more about using the verb To have in Spanish – El verbo Tener – this time in relation to describing Spanish family. In this Spanish Practice Course we have already looked in detail at describing Spanish family and El verbo Tener. Now we will practice the two things together and look at how to describe, for example, how many brothers and sisters you have, how many sons and daughters someone has, or how old someone in your family is. In this Spanish Practice Lesson you will hear a short story describing a Spanish family and then I will ask you various questions to see if you have understood.

Please try to watch the video first before looking at the lesson notes. Answers to all tasks involved in the lesson will be given at the end of the post. Try not to look at the answers until you have tried a good few times to give your own responses.

This lesson practices the information taught in Beginner Spanish Lesson 20: El verbo Tener describing Spanish family from my Beginner Spanish Course.

Lesson notes:

Listen to the story in Spanish about a Spanish family and answer the questions that follow:

Hola, me llamo Valeria. Soy española, de Barcelona y tengo 39 años. Tengo dos hermanas y un hermano. Mi hermano Javier es arquitecto y mis hermanas, Carla y Tania, son profesoras. Carla es profesora de español y Tania es profesora de matemáticas. Yo soy recepcionista en un hotel de Barcelona. Mi marido Pablo y yo tenemos tres hijos, que tienen 9, 5 y 3 años. También tenemos dos sobrinos que son hijos de Tania. Javier y Carla no tienen hijos.

Please answer the following questions:

1. ¿Cuántos hermanos tiene Valeria?

2. ¿Quién es el marido de Valeria, Javier o Pablo?

3. ¿Cuántos hijos tiene Carla?

4. ¿Cuál es la profesión de Javier?

5. ¿Cuántos años tiene Valeria?




1. Tiene tres hermanos: dos hermanas y un hermano / Tiene un hermano
2. Pablo es el marido de Valeria
3. Carla no tiene hijos
4. Javier es arquitecto
5. Tiene treinta y nueve años

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