Preterite vs Imperfect - Meaning Changers

Preterite vs Imperfect - Meaning Changers
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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

Storyboard Description

Spanish Past Tense - Preterite vs Imperfect - Spanish Imperfect tense

Storyboard Text

  • Saber = to know
  • Imperfect
  • Saber = to find out
  • Preterite
  • El profesor sabía mucho.
  • No querer = to not want
  • El profesor supo que uno de sus estudiantes era el bisnieto de Albert Einstein.
  • No querer = to refuse
  • Hoy tenemos un examen del pretérito e imperfecto...
  • No estudié...
  • Yo no tomo exámenes.
  • Sr. Ramírez
  • Director
  • El estudiante no quería tomar su examen.
  • El estudiante no quiso tomar su examen.

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