Spanish Preterite Imperfect Paired and Group Listening and Speaking Activities

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Angie Torre Spanish and French
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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14 activities: Students practice the Spanish preterite and imperfect tenses as they listen, underline, act out, draw, speak, write complete sentences, write stories, ask and answer questions, and sing in partners or in groups. The students move from recognition to production. Digital versions are included for distance learning and 1:1 classrooms.

Spanish Preterite vs. Imperfect Speaking and Listening Activities include the following resources:

  • Board Game for vocabulary related to the Spanish imperfect tense: Students listen to the description or sentence, run to the board, and touch the appropriate word

  • Charades and Pictionary competitions and games: Students act out and draw the sentences they hear.

  • Preterite vs. Imperfect Paired Activity in which students read the fairy tale and underline the verbs in the imperfect tense in one color and the preterite tense in another color – introductory activity for recognition of the two tenses

  • PowerPoint competition in which students complete the sentences in the story with either the preterite or the imperfect

  • Paired Activity in which students answer the questions, then ask their partners the same questions and record their answers using the vocabulary related to the imperfect tense

  • Presentation in Pairs: Students choose a set of drawings and describe the scenes in the preterite with some imperfect

  • Paired Activity in which students write, “preterite” or, “imperfect” above each verb in the story to indicate which verb tense would be used if the story were told in English

  • PowerPoint answers to the above activity

  • Paired Activity in which students complete the fairy tale, “Ricitos de oro y los tres osos” by writing in the verbs, either in the preterite or imperfect, then writing their own version of what happened when the bears came home

  • Paired Activity in which students ask and answer questions using the Spanish imperfect tense and vocabulary associated with el imperfecto

  • Paired Activity in which students ask each other what people are doing based on the pictures.

  • Paired Activity in which students tell a story together based on the sequence of pictures

  • Can-do Statements

  • Illustrated PowerPoint for the vocabulary associated with la niñez and the imperfect tense

  • Four Student Handouts: Comparemos el pretérito con el imperfecto (Tuve / tenía; pude / podía; quiso / quería; supe / sabía; conocí / conocía); vocabulary list related to one’s childhood, family and imperfect tense

  • Song lyrics Ya no quiero por Jesse y Joy

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

Preterite vs. Imperfect Speaking and Listening activities are included in the following money-saving bundle: Spanish Three Paired and Group Speaking Listening Reading Writing Activities

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Total Pages
47 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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