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In Spanish, there are several verb tenses used to express things that happened in the past. The tricky part is figuring out which one is appropriate for your situation. Let this resource help you and your pupils as they master the imperfect and the preterite. The webpage includes and explanation of when to use the preterite and when to use the imperfect, as well as differences in meaning with specific verbs and a visual representation of the two tenses. Try out the presentation and the summarized information.
Teach your class how to form the imperfect subjunctive. Included here is information on and examples of regular imperfect subjunctive verbs, irregular imperfect subjunctive verbs, and imperfect subjunctive -se endings displayed in long and short reference forms and as a presentation. Show your class the presentation, or invite individuals to read the provided information, and require practice with the linked online interactive exercise.
Take a trip to the computer lab or flip your class and use this online resource. Spanish language learners can read the included information about the imperfect and practice with the online interactive exercises that are linked on the page. Use the At a Glance page for a handout, and try out the presentation when you are teaching the imperfect. The presentation allows you to click each box to show the conjugations or endings one at a time, or show all.
Starting off with present participles, this resource tackles the progressive with grammatical explanations, examples in English and Spanish, and an interactive practice exercise. Use the menu at the top of the webpage to navigate to each section, and view sections about present participles, spelling and stem changes, and the present progressive, imperfect progressive, and other progressive forms.
Is your class in the mood for the imperfect subjunctive? They will be if they understand when to use it. Pupils can read, or you can take lesson inspiration from, the the provided information. Learners will find out all about using the imperfect subjunctive in noun clauses, adjective clauses, adverbial clauses, hypothetical situations, and more. You can present the material using the slide show included on the third tab, which includes a quick translation exercise.
In general, Spanish speakers use the imperfect to express things in the past that continued over a period of time. Class members can read a brief paragraph about this topic and check out the verb endings before completing the fill-in-the-blank exercise. All the verbs related to feelings, desires, or attitudes. Class members can complete this as a warm-up exercise or a homework assignment.
Ask your class to conjugate a variety of -ir and -er verbs into the imperfect. To start, they must fill in the endings for four different verbs, paying attention to the subjects in each case. After they complete the endings, class members finish a series of sentences by filling in the blanks with the imperfect versions of the verbs in parentheses. The worksheet is fairly basic and straightforward, yet it is effective for practicing the imperfect.
Help your Spanish language learners perfect their imperfect. The worksheet includes two exercises that focus on -ar verbs. First, class members fill out a chart of four verbs with the correct imperfect endings. Next, they fill in the blanks in a series of sentences using the verbs provided in parentheses. Great for in-class or at-home practice, or even as an assessment.
When and why do you use the imperfect tense? After introducing your intermediate Spanish speakers to the tense, provide them with this practice opportunity. The resource shows a picture of a family, and your Spanish language learners must describe what each family member is doing through a set of provided sentence frames.
Students study the use of the imperfect tense in Spanish. They conjugate infinitive verbs in the imperfect while working together. They create a 30 second commercial using this skill.
Twelfth graders take an online quiz using a website where they differentiate between preterite and imperfect tenses in Spanish. In this Spanish lesson plan, 12th graders use their computer skills and Spanish skills.
Learners will fill out a verb chart for the imperfect forms of ser, ir, and ver. Then they'll complete fill-in-the-blank sentences using these irregular verbs! Great practice if you're looking to focus on these three verbs.
What is the imperfect tense or a Spanish preterite? After reviewing the tense and its conjugation with your intermediate Spanish class, provide them several opportunities to practice. Here's one that'd be the perfect bell-ringer activity, as it's short and sweet.
Students, given a block of wood and a screw or nail, are asked to put that screw or nail into a block. They examine how many contrivances and other imperfections found in living things are best explained by the process of evolution.
Print a series of these conjugation half-sheets to use as bell-ringers! This one focuses on using the preterite and imperfect tenses. Intermediate Spanish scholars use the verbs in parentheses to complete each of the sentences provided. Get your class focused and ready to review the imperfect tense!
Consider using this half-sheet grammar focus as a pop quiz or bell-ringer to get the day started. Today's focus is using the imperfect tense and Spanish preterites. Your learners read the paragraph provided and use the verbs in parentheses to complete the sentences.
This bell-ringer is a great way to start the day after introducing the imperfect tense to your intermediate Spanish speakers! Your pupil reads the short paragraph and uses the words in parentheses to complete the sentences. There are 15 openings.
Hm, to use the preterite or the imperfect? That is the question with this short practice activity! Use it as a bell-ringer or a short homework assignment. Learners simply read the paragraph and conjugate the verbs in parentheses to complete the sentences.
You class can learn all about how to form the imperfect with -ar and -er/-ir verbs. The slides do cover the only verbs that are irregular in the tense and the situations for which you use the imperfect (plus examples). Go over the included expressions that are commonly used with the imperfect and close with the practice fill-in-the-blank and translation sentences. Since this presentation includes a significant amount of information, make sure your class takes notes while viewing.
Combine the imperfect form of haber and the past participle of a verb to create the past perfect. Spanish learners can check out the provided example before filling in the blanks in 11 sentences. The verbs are provided; all pupils need to do is make sure they are using the correct form of haber and keep an eye out for irregular past participles.