These matching cards can be used either to elicit the formation of the preterite for -ar verbs or to revise previous learning.A couple of near future and present tense cards are included for comparison.
Canté con mis amigos.
¿Nadaste en el río?
Javier tocó la guitarra.
Visitamos el castillo.
Cantasteis al teatro.
Marisol y Pilar se bañaron.
Voy a tocar la guitarra.
Fuimos al Palacio Real.
Vamos a comer en un restaurante.
Como a la una.
You may choose to have different levels of challenge. For example,
Level 1 = match the cards
Level 2 = match the cards and then have quick fire questions from Spanish to English, whereby 1 student closes their eyes and their partner reads out the Spanish cards which the student must translate into English from memory.
Level 3 = The quick fire questions are from English to Spanish.
Following checking there are 2 fun games to play, either pelmenism or a game I learnt in Japan called Karuta. In Karuta the students put the English language cards to one side and spread out the Spanish cards in front of them. I then say the English and the students compete to touch the correct Spanish card first. Whoever touches it first wins the card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. The students love this game!