Los precios is a short video conversation among three friends. The video uses basic Spanish to talk about a series of everyday objects and what they cost. Watch the video and try the prices in Spanish listening comprehension questions below.
In addition, be sure to check out our Spanish Videos resource page for other fun videos and more listening comprehension activities. You’ll find over 100 videos to learn Spanish on the Spanish Playground YouTube Channel.
Spanish Prices Pre-Listening Activities
Before I watch the video with my students, we predict what the conversation will be about. To do this, you can tell students the video is about someone who went shopping and got a few things for his friends.. Pause the video at the beginning just after Gabriel enters and ask students what they can see. Then ask them to predict what the people will talk about.
For example you could ask ¿Qué lleva Gabriel? and ¿Qué estará en la bolsa?.
Prices in Spanish Video
We watch the video all the way through once before doing activities. All the easy Spanish conversations videos are short and comprehensible, so students will understand a lot the first time.
In addition, watching the whole video provides important context that contributes to understanding when they watch it again. You can watch the video below or on YouTube: Learn Spanish Prices | Easy Spanish Conversations | ¿Cuánto cuesta?.
Listening Activities for Prices in Spanish
Get the printable Los precios video activities.
¿Para quién es? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
The listening activities include a section where students listen for ¿Para quién es? and ¿Cúanto cuesta? for each of the items Gabriel has purchased. The vocabulary word for the picture is in the question, but it is a good idea to name the pictures together before watching the video a second time.
¿Quién lo dice?
In this activity, learners identify which speaker said the phrase. Students may be able to complete the table without watching the video again. If so, when you watch again they can check answers or fill in any they didn’t hadn’t answered.
In the video, Pamela and Juan add up what they owe Gabriel. The questions on the printable activities are ¿Cuánto le debe Juan a Gabriel en total? and ¿Cuánto le debe Pamela a Gabriel en total?.
This is an opportunity to have students practice saying all the numbers again as they add up the prices using the information from the table above. The totals are mentioned in the video, so their answers should match what they hear!
This is also a good connection to talking about the Mexican peso and the exchange rate. If it’s appropriate for your learners, have them convert the prices in Spanish to your local currency.
¿Y tú? Personal Questions
Asking personal questions makes the video content relevant to learners and lets learners talk about themselves in Spanish.
The questions we included on the printable activities for the prices in Spanish video are ¿Cuál de las cosas que trae Gabriel compras tú? and ¿Te gusta ir al supermercado? ¿Qué te gusta comprar allí?
Of course, you can personalize the questions even more. If you’re working with older students you can ask about prices and how they would choose to spend a specific amount of money.
¡Te toca a ti!
This scenario and many of the other short conversations make excellent situations for students to act out. With this dialog, they can choose objects that they have “purchased” and have conversation using the video as a model.
We hope these listening comprehension activities are an easy way to help your learners engage with the video. Let us know how they work for you!