Dos Verbos | How to Use Two Verbs in a Sentence PPT and Activities for Spanish

Angie Torre
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Homeschool
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Dos verbos: How to Use Two Verbs in a Sentence PowerPoint and Activities

The formal teaching and practice of the use of two verbs in a sentence greatly increases students' ability to communicate in Spanish. The 49-slide PowerPoint, "Dos Verbos, " 19-slide PowerPoint , "Dos verbos competencia" and activities are a complete lesson on how to use two verbs in a sentence in Spanish. Digital versions are included for distance learning.

They include the following:

  • Comparison between one verb and two in a sentence

  • Modeling of infinitives and conjugated verbs and how they work together to form a sentence and a check for understanding

  • Demonstration of the stem-changing verbs "poder" and "querer", high-frequency verbs for this structure and check for understanding

  • Comparison between two conjugated verbs in a sentence and one conjugated verb with an infinitive and a check for understanding

  • Demonstration of common expressions which are exceptions to the rule, (Voy a dormir, acabo de llegar, tengo que estudiar, tengo ganas de bailar)

  • Competition which serves as a closure activity

  • Practice in which students answer questions using two verbs.
  • Competition in which students change a sentence with one verb into a sentence with two verbs

  • Google Slides digital versions for use in Google Classroom, other Google and digital platforms, and distance learning

  • Auto-correcting quiz in which students complete the sentences and translate the sentences using the structure of conjugated verb + infinitive

The "Dos Verbos" PowerPoint lesson is broken into small, understandable parts with a practice after each explanation.

The accompanying activities/handouts model and practice how to use two verbs in a sentence, (first verb conjugated, second verb, infinitive) and demonstrate the stem-changing conjugations of the high-frequency verbs "poder" and "querer".

Also included are:

  • Common exceptions to the rule

  • Practice for the test in which students answer questions in Spanish and translate sentences using two verbs

  • Test on how to use two verbs.

All answers are provided.

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68 slides and 8 Word documents
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