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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.
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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.
High schoolers write their own original studenT story in the past in Spanish using the imperfect and the preterite after watching the teacher present the provided Power Point presentation on the differences in the uses of the two.
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? Use this worksheet to introduce your intermediate Spanish speakers to the tense and its conjugations. A chart and introductory information are posted on the top half of the page, and two exercises follow. 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.
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 learning exercise 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.
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 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.
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.
Students train their eyes to look more closely at detail and imperfections as they write "indescribably" excellent descriptions of places, people, and things!
Students investigate key issues surrounding the factors determining pay and conditions. They explore the imperfections in the labour market that lead to gender discrimination.
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.