Preterite vs Imperfect - Interrupting Actions

Preterite vs Imperfect - Interrupting Actions
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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. The following activities aim to help students grasp these concepts and put them into practice with visual aids!




Preterite vs. Imperfect

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Spanish Preterite vs Imperfect - Interrupting Actions

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  • INTERRUPTED
  • INTERRUPTING
  • Victor y yo jugábamos tenis.
  • jugábamos
  • Jugábamos tenis cuando empezó a llover.
  • empezó
  • Tocaba el piano.
  • Tocaba
  • ¡Tocaba el piano cuando se me olvidó todo!
  • olvidó
  • El lago de los cisnes
  • El lago de los cisnes
  • tropezó
  • Susana bailaba "El lago de los cisnes".
  • bailaba
  • Susana bailaba "El lago de los cisnes" cuando tropezó con su diadema.
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