This presentation presents expressions using the preterite of -ar verbs to describe holidays and then elicits the fomration of the first and third person singular and the first person plural.
Me alojé en un hotel.
Visité un castillo.
Compré unas gafas de sol.
Nadé en el mar.
Lo pasé fenomenal.
The first slides have the phrase and a picture. Use this to elicit the pronunciation, the English and to drill.
Slide 7 elicits:
Look at the infinitive and the preterite. What do we remove from and add to the infinitive to form the preterite?
Comprar - compré
Remove the ar and add é.
Slide 8 elicits:
Now look at the following forms of the preterite. What do we remove from and add to the infinitive to form the preterite?
Visitar - visitamos = we visited
Visitar - visitaste = you (singular informal) visited.
Remove the ar and add amos/aste.
The next section of slides have verdad o mentira questions. Then there is a "¿Qué es?" slides. This can also be used for a Beat the Teacher game, which the students love!
The teacher points to a picture and says a word. If it is the correct word the students all repeat it. If it’s the wrong word the students must stay absolutely silent. If they do, they win 1 point. If not, the teacher gets 1 point. Most points wins!