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EL PRETÉRITO Y EL IMPERFECTO
Teachers - These are some of our favorite resources for teaching the Preterite and Imperfect in our classes!
These two children's stories, ¿Eres Tú Mi Mamá? and El Mejor Nido, are written in the past tense, include basic vocabulary and are an excellent way to reinforce the past tenses with an intermediate or advanced Spanish class.
¿Eres Tú Mi Mamá? Video Activities
El Mejor Nido
SONGS THAT REINFORCE THE PAST TENSE
¿Qué hiciste? por Jennifer López
These additional resources provide a treasure trove of ideas, notes, practices, games, and much more for all Spanish teachers!
PAST TENSE VIDEOS
Gracias a Ti por Wisin y Yandel
Click on headphones to listen to
the story, El Árbol Generoso!
Fuiste Tú por Ricardo Arjona y Gaby Moreno
El Amor Que Perdimos por Prince Royce
El Verdadero Amor - Up
El Mejor Nido
¿Eres Tú Mi Mamá?
UJI Verbs Jingle
La Leyenda del Espantapájaros
The Differences between the Preterite and the Imperfect
Los Tres Cerditos
"Pokerface" Imperfect Song
El Árbol Generoso
Rosa, la Elefante, Visita la Ciudad
El Primer Pozo
Los Cuatro Amigos
Preterite and Imperfect Rap
Have students talk about the "good old days" using the imperfect to compare and contrast how life it today compared to the times of our grandparents.
Narrate what happened during these videos using the preterit and the imperfect verb tenses.
"Cuerdas" - Cortometraje
Animated Day of the Dead Video
Santa y los Reyes Magos
Narrate what happened during these videos using the preterit and the imperfect verb tenses. Turn down the volume before showing the videos.
Clydesdales Donkey Commercial
Super Bowl Puppy Commercial
Reinforce Iba a + Infinitive with this video.
Excellent video to demonstrate use of the imperfect to describe childhood.
Excellent video to demonstrate use of the preterite for completed actions.
Los usos del pretérito
Interesting video about a trip to a Spanish city with many examples of preterite and imperfect verbs.
Visitando la Ciudad