The following proofreading exercise contains 35 questions. Each question has one error. I ask students to work with each other to find the errors. As they talk through the questions they end up reviewing for the final without really knowing it. To successfully complete this activity students will review:
Verb-subject agreement in present and preterite.
Agreement of nouns and (possessive) adjectives.
Indirect object pronouns and agreement with their respective indirect objects.
Prepositions in expressions like tener que, ir a, acabar de
Accents on words including, but not limited to personal pronouns and forms of estar.
Word order in expressions with object pronouns
Stem changes in present and preterite
Singular and plural in passive voice
Pronouns after prepositions, such as con yo vs conmigo.
Correct combinations of words in present progressive
I like to give this exercise a day or two before the final exam. Students really enjoy talking through the questions, especially the more competitive students.
I show the answers on the projector once they have had about 20 minutes to look things over.
This exercise is also a great "welcome back" from fall break.
If you think this activity will be helpful to you, you might also like the final exam I give my students in the fall. Check out the following link for more information:
Examen Final Primer Semestre
Prep For Fall Final 2014 Proofreading #1
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