This is a two-sided activity that features a multi-paragraph reading activity. In this reading activity, there are several verbs in the preterite past tense. There are "ar verbs" and "er/ir verbs." The reading activity features a "Dear Abby" letter written from a teenage girl about a friend with whom she is having troubles. It is light-hearted and cheesy-funny. After the reading, there are short-answer questions and then there is a prompt to have the students respond in Spanish. Students like giving advice to other young people and laughed at some of the troubles this girl has with a friend while working on this in my own classroom.