These 60 conversational questions will help your students speak in Spanish while practicing the preterite tense. This activity is appropriate for students who have already been exposed to irregular and reflexive verbs verbs in the preterite.
I usually give this handout to students when there is ample time for them to talk in pairs. I walk around the room answering grammar questions. By this point in their studies some of my students are still struggling to identify the subject of a sentence when they see the word “te” or “le” and this practice gives me the chance to reinforce my slogan, “when in doubt, look at the verb first.”
A translation of the questions is provided.
Plan on at least 30 minutes for students who struggle. More advanced students should create follow up questions of their own to ask of their partners. To spice things up even more you can set a timer for X number of minutes and when it goes off, students should stand up and find a new partner to speak to.
Extra Practice: Preterite Tense Conversational Questions
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