Using the Imperfect Tense & the Preterite Tense

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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.

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Pros

  • Provides several ways to get the information across, including a presentation, a quick reference page, and a visual representation of the Spanish tenses
  • Presentation ends with two exercises designed to practice the grammatical concepts taught in the lesson
Cons

  • While called a lesson, this might be more appropriate for informing a lesson or as a resource in a flipped classroom
  • Answers for the exercises in the presentation are not included