Preterite -car / -gar / -zar Verbs

What should your learners do when they are using the preterite and they come across -car, -gar, and -zar verbs? Change the spelling properly, of course! They can practice their knowledge of the proper changes to make by completing this activity. Pupils fill in the blanks in 20 sentences. All of the verbs are provided, they just need to conjugate the -car, -gar, and -zar verbs into the preterite.

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Pros

  • Provides practice with a series of different verbs with the endings -car, -gar, and -zar
  • Possible to use this as an in-class or at-home assignment, or as an assessment
Cons

  • The instructions say to remember a rhyme; however, this rhyme is not included
  • There are no examples or explanations of how to change these verbs