These activities are meant to help students learn to understand the grammatical differences and differences in meaning between the Spanish Preterite and Imperfect Tenses.
These activities go along with the song "No Quise Mirar" by Carla Morrison, a Mexican singer with an absolutely gorgeous voice. This song is readily available on YouTube and iTunes and a link to the song is referenced. These activities may be completed without the music video, so please make sure that the video is appropriate for your students before playing it.
After reviewing a brief biography of Carla Morrison, students are asked to listen to the song several times and listen to whether the artist has chosen to use the Preterite or Imperfect Tense in certain lines of the song. After identifying what is used, students will look at the endings to determine whether this verb qualifies as a Preterite or Imperfect Tense conjugation.
Additional activities will take students through the meaning of the song with a matching activity and ask them to support the decisions of the artists' choice of tense with reasons.
Finally, there is a very challenging and thought-provoking activity that asks students to consider how a change in tense might change the way someone would understand the song. This activity helps to show students the slight differences in meaning and nuances between these two past tenses.
Included in this download:
-Link to the song/video on YouTube
-Tense Identification Activity (Listening)
-Lyric Matching Activity
-Preterite vs Imperfect Reasoning Activity
-Higher-Order Thinking Exercise
-Answer Keys for all objective activities
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