Irregular Verbs in the Preterite (Past Tense)

Following on from this afternoon’s class I would like you to group the irregular verbs by their different types in your hardbacks, as I did on the board and learn them.

To help you click on the link below. It’s a great help and breaks the verbs up nicely. You’ll notice that there are a few extra verbs at the bottom but you can ignore these for now if you like.

Remember to focus on the verbs that I ticked, they’re the most important and you will need them.



You can start practicing the irregular verbs on the same site by clicking this link:


Remember practicing regularly is very important with this tense, so keep at it.


El Pretérito – The Past Tense in Spanish (Regular Verbs)

The Past Tense in Spanish can be challenging so it’s important to break it up into manageable pieces and study it and practice it well and often.

As we progress through the different verbs I will add new links for you to practice with but for now we will start with the Regular Verbs and some key vocabulary.

Regular Verbs

Below you will find a few exercises to help you revise the Regular verbs in the Pretérito Indefinido (the past tense).

Review of the Preterito Indefinido Regular Verbs with some practice quizzes in the column on the left.

Here is a multiple choice exercise.

Key Vocabulary

And here is some VERY VERY IMPORTANT vocabulary. These words are ‘trigger‘ words for the Preterite Tense. That means that whenever we see them or use them we know we also need to use the Preterite.

Trigger Words for the Preterite Tense

JC Revision Topics 3, 4 & 5

Below are some links you can use to practice the revision topics 3, 4 & 5 from our revision plan.

Section 3 – El Tiempo

Click here for a good review of the weather and don’t forget to do the practice quiz on the left of the page.

A great page from ProfeDeEle. Loads of activities to reinforce the vocab learned in class.

Click here to practice the weather vocabulary and expressions. You can play some games to practice more by clicking on the blue boxes below the flashcards but be sure to learn the flashcards first and don’t forget to turn on the sound.

Here are a few more games to practice with.



Section 4 – El Futuro

In this section we’re looking at the:

  1. Immediate Future (Ir a + Infinitive) and also the Future Simple tense.Click here to take a practice quiz.


    Another phrase that work this way is Pensar + infinitive:

  2. The Future Future Tense

    AprenderEspanol – Muchos ejercicios aqui


Section 5 – Las Vacaciones

Los Medios de Transporte

En el aeropuerto

Las Vacaciones Quizlet


Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

Click here for a good review of the possessive adjectives with a bit extra about possessive pronouns. And you can do the practice quiz by clicking here and here.

Click here to review some flashcards of the possessives with family members and other vocab.

Another good review can be found here, with a follow up practice quiz here.

3 Curso – Revision Topics 1 & 2

Below are some links that you can use to practice topics from Sections 1 & 2 of the Revision plan.


Present tense verbs including Regular and Stem Changing Verbs

Reflexive Review and Practice

More Reflexive Verb practice

Ser v Estar


Other verbs like Gustar

Tener Expressions

The Present Continuous (Gerund)

Demonstrative Adjectives

Below are a few links to help you understand and practice the Demonstrative adjectives (this/these, that/those, that/those over there)

A review of the demonstratives

Bk Nelson – Los Demonstrativos

Review the rules then practice by clicking on the blue ‘Quiz’ button

2nd Year – DOP’s (Direct Object Pronouns)

Here are a few links for you to practice the DOP’s with. Although they might seem a little tricky in class, the more practice you do the easier they get. Before long you won’t even have to think about them. – Try each of the following links in order. They might look the same at first but continue reading to the bottom of each to note the differences:

1. DOP’s

2. Negative Sentences with DOP’s

3. Infinitive Verbs with DOP’s 

Each of the links above have free Practice Quizzes that go with them so be sure to have a go.

Some more exercises:

1. Replace the underlined noun with a pronoun

2. Fill in the correct pronoun and conjugate the verb

3. Practice the pronouns with Infinitives