Free Sample: Replacement Drill

Please do not click the audio controller until Alfredo has finished speaking.

If you are a beginner, you will probably find yourself thinking that these people are speaking very rapidly. Well, in the real world this is the way people speak! You must be exposed to natural speech from the very beginning or you will never achieve a conversational level of proficiency. It will probably not surprise you to learn that the more you practice, the easier it is to understand the speakers! So don’t be afraid to repeat the drill at least several times.

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  1. First practice with the written transcript.
  2. Next practice without the transcript.
  3. Be sure to speak out loud, at normal conversational volume.


  • ¿Cómo está usted? (How are you?)la señora (the lady)
    ¿Cómo está la señora? (How’s the lady?)


  • señor (gentleman)
    ¿Cómo está el señor? (How’s the gentleman?)


  • dónde (where)
    ¿Dónde está el señor? (Where’s the gentleman?)


  • señorita (young lady)
    ¿Dónde está la señorita? (Where’s the young lady?)


  • cómo (how)
    ¿Cómo está la señorita? (How’s the young lady?)


  • el Sr. White (Mr. White)
    ¿Cómo está el Sr. White? (How’s Mr. White?)


  • dónde (where)
    ¿Dónde está el Sr. White? (Where’s Mr. White?)


Keep in mind that this is just a demonstration. These exercises are combined with dialogs and narratives to form a complete course that will have you communicating effectively in about 4 months.

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