Students love to learn from humor! Included are 5 simple jokes that illustrate the following grammar concepts and vocabulary:
Slide 2: imperfect tense, tan pero tan (while literally “so, but so” I translate this as “so very”), noun/adjective agreement
Slide 3: preterite tense, imperfect progressive/continuous tense, noun/adjective agreement, amanecer
Slide 4: imperfect tense, tan pero tan, noun/adjective agreement, llevarse (llevar=to carry, llevarse=to steal), para
Slide 5: imperfect tense, en vez de, noun/adjective agreement
Slide 6: imperfect tense, double negative (no, ni), tener hambre
BONUS: Slide 7 contains a suggested vocabulary list!
Use as a warm up or to reinforce a concept you have already covered! Slideshow is Microsoft PowerPoint, the answers to the jokes appear when you click the mouse.
This Chistes activity is especially well suited to a lesson about using the preterite and imperfect tenses and the different meanings they convey.
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