Three Spanish Videos that provide comprehensible input for the Imperfect Tense
What’s better comprehensible input than conversation with a native speaker? Videos of native speakers with Spanish subtitles AND overlaid visuals and animation to aid in comprehension, with music and corresponding activities for recycling and repetition of vocabulary and concepts.
To see a sample of each of the three videos, click here: Spanish Imperfect Videos
Spanish Videos for the Imperfect Tense include the following resources:
Video Story of how Gloria and Enrique met and fell in love. Enrique had loved Gloria for a long time but was too shy to ask her out. Finally, he asked her out and they found out they had many things in common and began spending all their free time together. Then, one day something awful happened to threaten the relationship. This video uses the imperfect tense multiple times in context as well as the vocabulary commonly used with the imperfect tense. The preterite is also used as it is assumed students will have already studied the preterite.
~Script of the Story with three activities: cierto / falso; termina la frase; contesta las preguntas and answers to the activities
~Cuando era niña
: Video of Jessica talking about what she used to do as a child with many examples of the imperfect tense used in context as well as overlaid images and music.
~Script of the story with two activities with the answers: comprehension questions and write what you used to do as a child.
~Iba a + infinitivo:
Video of Jessica talking about what she WAS GOING to do (iba a + infinitivo) with visuals and subtitles. Includes the script and a follow-up activity.
~Vocabulary list of words commonly used with the imperfect tense (41 nouns, 31 verbs, 8 expressions). Many of these words are used in the videos.
~Student Handout explaining the uses of the imperfect and preterite with expressions commonly used with each tense
~Student Handout of the regular and irregular conjugations of the imperfect tense
~Table comparing the imperfect and preterite tenses
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THIS VIDEO IS INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING MONEY-SAVING BUNDLE: Spanish Videos for Comprehensible Input
You might also be interested in the videos for the preterite and imperfect: Spanish Preterite Imperfect Videos
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