¿Qué hiciste el sábado? Pretérito vs. Imperfecto

Posted by Alvaro under: Resources

This is our most grammar-oriented icebreaker so far. The differences between these two tenses are hard to teach and harder to understand. Even very advanced students have problems using them, and that’s why we have decided to make an icebreaker focused on the “pretérito” and two of the most common uses of the “imperfecto”:

  • Descriptions in the past.
  • Two actions that happened simultaneously.

The vocabulary of this icebreaker - free time activities- is quite simple, because we want students to concentrate in using the right tenses when they talk about what they did in the past. This is a review of the “pretérito” and an introduction of the “imperfecto”, which will hopefully help students to understand their differences, and will provide teachers with additional writing and listening examples.

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