Preterite vs Imperfect - Concept
Updated: 4/5/2017
Preterite vs Imperfect - Concept
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Spanish Imperfect Lesson Plans

Spanish Past Tense: Preterite vs. Imperfect

Lesson Plans by Lourdes Fernandez

Learning the difference between the preterite and imperfect tenses in Spanish is a lengthy, challenging, and often frustrating task. Students must first master regular conjugations for each, and then the irregulars. Next, students must understand the basic concept behind using the preterite versus using the imperfect. The following activities aim to help students grasp these concepts and put them into practice with visual aids!




Preterite vs. Imperfect

Storyboard Description

Spanish Past Tense - Preterite vs Imperfect - Spanish Imperfect tense

Storyboard Text

  • COMPLETED ACTION
  • Preterite
  • Heladería
  • REPEATED ACTION
  • Imperfect
  • Abuela compró helado para nosotros.
  • INTERRUPTING ACTION
  • De niña, siempre leía.
  • INTERRUPTED ACTION
  • ¡Hola, Señor!
  • ¡Hola, Señor!
  • Estudiaba cuando entró mi amigo.
  • Estudiaba cuando entró mi amigo.
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