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Provided here is an awesome packet to help you introduce your intermediate Spanish classes to the imperfect tense! They review how to conjugate -ar, -er, and -ir verbs in the target tense, they conjugate short phrases from English into Spanish, and complete complex sentences. Answers are not shown.
When do you need to use the imperfect tense in Spanish? This one-page instructional activity includes a basic verb conjugation chart at the top of the page (for ar, ir, and er verbs) before presenting a series of fill-in-the-blank sentences for your pupils. Ten sentences are shown, but answers are not included.
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!
When do you use the imperfect tense? This worksheet introduces your intermediate Spanish speakers to the only three irregular verbs in the imperfect tense: ser, ir, and ver. After studying the included conjugation chart, they complete four short exercises. Answers are not included.
When do you use the imperfect tense? A short review is provided at the top of the page before learners jump into three exercises. In the first exercise, Spanish learners underline verbs in the imperfect tense. Then, in the second, they determine which sentences are true and which are false. And finally, they correctly conjugate the verbs in parentheses to complete six sentence given.
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.
Ninth graders respond in essay form to the following writing prompt. Mel Gibson, star of The Patriot, is quoted as stating, "If one were to adhere to historical accuracy all the way, you'd probably have the most boring two hours on earth, but firstly it's entertainment and we've taken license with history to make it more compelling."
Provided here are two short exercises created to give your beginning Spanish language learners a chance to practice conjugating verbs in the imperfect tense. With the first, they choose the correct ending to each verb listed. Then, in the second, they conjugate the verbs in parentheses. This page-long worksheet does not provide any sort of review or verb conjugation chart to help your learners.
Students review the Aztec culture and the preterite and imperfect tenses in Spanish. As a class, they read a popular legend in Spanish culture and discuss its importance. They develop a concept web and locate the cities mentioned in the legend on a map. In groups, they participate in an interview in which one plays the reporter and one plays the role of a character in the legend.
Review the past tense and introduce the imperfect tense with this photocopy. On the first page, Spanish language pupils construct sentences expressing the last time they did or had been doing something. Then, on the second page, they read basic information about the imperfect tense. A chart and information box introduce the tense, and they complete a short activity where they identify the sentences that use the past continuous. Answers are not shown.