Looking for an original story that uses preterit and Imperfect for 2nd year students?
Try this longer tale that connects with adolescents.
This is a reading comprehension practice or assessment that is pertinent for the end of first semester of 2nd year Avancemos or if you would like to wait until 2nd semester after working with both the preterit and imperfect tenses.
It is a story about a young girl who travels to Costa Rica with her family, meets a
boy from Chile and forms a friendship.
• The story (about 2 pages long)
• 10 comprehension questions in Spanish
• 10 Comprehension questions in English
• An answer key
An excerpt from the story:
Después de dos días de estar allí, conocí a un joven chileno llamado Alejandro
que estaba acampando cerca de nosotros. El y su familia también eran turistas en
Costa Rica. El tenía 16 años como yo. Inmediatamente nos hicimos amigos
*** Verbs and vocab from throughout the semester are used in this story
*** Although I have included some Imperfect tense in the story, students have no
trouble understanding what is happening.