When learning a new language, there are many ways to measure or ‘test’ one’s progress. One of the most practical ways is to see how you perform in real-life situations, and making a phone call is definitely one of them.
For many Spanish learners, no matter your level, having to speak on the phone is quite an intimidating thing to do. This is mostly because you cannot rely on any visual cues or body language to help you understand or get your point across. You have to solely rely on your speaking and listening skills, using the right conjugation and pronunciation so the other side can understand what you are asking for. Not to mention, the talking pace and different accents to adapt to. It is no doubt a good challenge, and we always encourage our students to pick up the phone to order delivery, rather than using any application, so they can practice, learn from the experience and then improve.
That being said, there are always tools we can use to make your phone conversations in Spanish a little bit less daunting. The good news is that there are quite a lot of phrases that we frequently use in common phone call scenarios that you can get yourself familiarized with and apply them accordingly.
In this video, we will cover these useful phrases and expressions that you are most likely to come across in various situations. Enjoy and be sure to put them into practice as much as you can. The more you do it, the easier it will get!
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