Barcelona is a fascinating city. It’s full of life, interesting architecture and culture.
In today’s podcast episode we are going to do an interview with Maria to learn about her famous city. I ask Maria what’s it like to live there. I also ask how the locals really feel about the tourists. And what’s the best tourist attraction and why?
Every year thousands of tourists flock to see this amazing city. And for good reason. I have been there twice and would go back again in a heart beat.
There is a lot to do there and if you are considering going, today’s podcast will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do.
You will learn what Maria’s favourite tourist attraction is. Her reasons are very interesting. You will also learn what my favourite tourist attraction is and why. Also you will hear what Maria has to say about an idea I had about the prices in Barcelona after my most recent trip.
Of course, the podcast isn’t just about travel we are also here to improve our Spanish. So the interview in Spanish and if you want the transcript you can get it here. What you should notice is the style of questions I ask Maria to get more information out of her. One key skill of conversation hacking is to be able to keep a conversation going.
If you can simply ask questions and keep someone speaking in Spanish you will get more exposure to the language. You will give yourself a great opportunity to do high quality practice. This sort of practice is one of the fastest ways to improve.
Examples from the episode:
To tend to – Soler.
I tend to record two podcasts a week – Suelo grabar dos podcasts a la semana.
Myth – Mito.
To eat breakfast – Desayunar.
What is it like to live in Barcelona – ¿Qué se siente al vivir en Barcelona?
Large window – Ventanal.
Stained glass window – Vidriera.
You can get access to the Spanish podcast transcripts and English translations here.
What else do you know about Barcelona?