A comprehensive 3 page test on the preterit and imperfect tenses in Spanish. Questions include: Fill in the blanks with preterit or imperfect tenses, personal questions, and original sentence completions. Answer key is included.
Series of activities and handouts on the preterite tense of regular and irregular verbs in Spanish.
Translation exercise to help students work out the regular preterite endings for themselves
Regular preterite exercises
Irregular preterite exercises
Grammar exercise based on the Song ‘En el suelo’ by Kevin & Karla La Banda
Running translation sentences
Handouts with irregular verbs
Grammar revision mat for the preterite tense that includes all of the irregulars at the back. Ideal for Alevel students of Spanish. This is my newest version of the mat. At the back it includes: the dirty 11 (tener, saber, poner, poder...), -UCIR, -UIR, -IR stem changing verbs and E-Y (creer, caer...).
It comes with the DISPLAY for the dirty 11 and the tableta de chocolate; (six pack -ser, ir, dar, ver, decir, traer) which we have in class at the front and students can use it to double check their irregulars.
A resource for your pupils to use as revision of all the tenses and irregular verbs.
Includes every single tense and mood:
-Present, Present participle (gerund)
-Preterite, Imperfect, Perfect
-Subjunctive - present, perfect, pluperfect and imperfect.
One of my students favourite projects, the murder mystery project is excellent for 2nd year students finishing up preterite vs imperfect usage or for 3rd year students as a review of the concept. Students create their own powerpoint murder mystery where they present the victim, 3 suspects and the crime scene. Using preterite and imperfect they include motives, locations, descriptions, personality characteristics in a creative and unique presentation. I assign this project in pairs but a student could easily complete it alone. Students present their mysteries to classmates in powerpoint and peers can make their guess to arrest before the last slide gets revealed. This project won an award as a Missouri Best Lesson Showcase project. Project instructions are in English, model examples in Spanish, project could be easily adapted to Passe Compose/Imparfait usage in French.
This grid has some forms of verbs in it and students must complete the rest. Once completed it is a handy reference tool to review regular and irregular preterite verb conjugations. Suitable as a review for SPanish III or test prep for Spanish II at the end of the unit on preterite verbs.
1) Two of my most popular resources to practise the preterite in Spanish
2) Oral translation board game to practise preterite in holidays context
3) a warm up set of activities to do before board game
4) a match questions with answers reading activity
5) Oral ping pong translation
Tenses bundle for Spanish
1. Tests on the following tenses:
2. Answer sheets for all of the above for students to mark their own work independently.
3. Colour coded Excel Spreadsheet to keep track of scores (includes instructions)
4. Pupil Reflection Sheet for books
5. Useful Links for Teaching Tenses
6. Tenses Practice Sheets (conditional x2, preterite, imperfect, all tenses)
To be used alongside Independent Learning Folders (free download) -
Hope it's useful.
You can teach your students all regular and irregular preterite verb conjugations through this rap song, and you will look hilarious. The lyrics accompany the old RAPPERS DELIGHT song by the Sugarhill Gang. Powerpoint will flash the lyrics on your smartboard so everyone can participate . You will need to download a karaoke version of this old school favourite at Amazon.com and rap out the lyrics as you teach them the verbs. Especially successful in the urban school I taught in as the students recognized the song their parents listened played at home. One of my students favourites!
Spanish Preterit Tense Practice: Reading Comprehension and Verb Conjugation.
2 Reading Activities to help your students practice reading comprehension and Preterit Tense Verb Conjugation!
“Mis vacaciones” - a verb conjugation rewrite (Teacher Key included!)
“El Cumpleaños de Magdalena” - a verb conjugation rewrite (Teacher Key included!)
AND as a bonus:
Verb Tense Conjugation Worksheet
Perfect addition to your already in place curriculum to supplement what you're teaching! Good for homework, individual work, stations, partner pairs and emergency substitute lessons.
~La Profesora Frida