Archive for the ‘2 Curso’ Category

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

2 Curso – La Comida

Below are some links you can use to practice the vocabulary of ‘Food’ (p.66 – 68). It is very important that you try to learn as many of these words as possible as they feature a lot in reading and listening comprehension. You’ll also notice that there are a lot of words so start learning them now.

Quizlet Folder – You’ll find a collection of flashcards based on the lists from the book. Start with La Carne and Los Comestibles.

Practice games and exercises

Ver Taal Spanish – Practice with lots of vocab here including some stranger tropical fruits.

Mi Vida Loca – A brilliant interactive video lesson that allows you to practice the spoken Spanish. There are three links to try here:

Episodio 3 – Tapas 

Episodio 12 – El Mercado

Episodio 13 – El Restaurante

That should keep you going for now. You can always just google and see what you come up with as well.

2º Curso – Mi Instituto: Vocabulario para describir tu colegio

Click on the links below to practice the vocabulary associated with describing your school life. This includes describing the school itself but also the subject (asignaturas) that you study. Be sure to try them all:

Quizlet – Mi Instituto: Las Instalaciones

Quizlet – Mis Asignaturas

Profedeele – Objetos de la clase

BBC Primary Languages: Una día típico en mi colegio

Más Actividades con

2 Curso – 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

2 curso – The Future Simple – I will do ……

We use this Future Tense in Spanish to talk about things we ‘will‘ do and not things we are definitely ‘going to’ do.

Again it is not too difficult and there are only a few irregular verbs. Click here for a good summary of how to form the Simple Future or check the rules in your book.

*** The important thing to remember is that with this tense you DO NOT remove the -AR, -ER or -IR from the Infinitive of the verb. You just add the endings to the infinitive. ***

Click the links below for some practice: Future Tense

AprenderEspanol – Muchos ejercicios aqui

2 Curso – The Immediate Future Tense

This is probably the easiest tense to learn and use in Spanish as you only need to know how to conjugate one verb ‘Ir’ and there are no irregulars.

Remember our 3 steps to forming the Immediate Futre:

Step 1: Conjugate the verb ‘Ir’ depending on WHO is doing the action

Voy             –               I am going …..
Vas              –              you are going ……
Va                –             He/she is going …….
Vamos       –            We are going …..
Vais            –            You (pl) are going ……
Van            –             They are going ……

Step 2: Add an ‘a’.

Step 3: Add the infinitive of the verb that is going to be done.

Voy a bailar     –     I am going to dance
Vas a comer      –   You are going to eat

*** Remember to learn the ‘Vocabulario’ on p.33 of Primer Paso 2 that goes with this tense ***

Click here to take a practice quiz.


Another phrase that work this way is Pensar + infinitive

Pensar + infinitive – Pienso ir a España el verano que viene = I plan to visit Spain next summer. *** Note there is no need for the ‘a’ here. ***