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Expressions with Tener

Click here to practice the ‘Expressions with Tener’ on Quizlet. Be sure to do the activities and test after learning the flashcards.

Click this link, review and do some practice exercises :

Expressions with Tener.

More exercises here.

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5 Curso – The Past Tense in Spanish

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. We’ll start with the Regular Verbs.

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.

Another very good review. Press the quiz button at the bottom to practice.

Here is a multiple choice exercise.

Key Vocabulary

And here is some 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

5 Curso – Gustar Type Verbs

Gustar is a regular verb but operates differently to other regular verbs.

We understand it as meaning ‘to like’, for example: Me gusta el fútbol = I like football.

It doesn’t however, instead it means ‘to appeal/please’. So, ‘me gusta el fútbol’ translates literally as‘football pleases me’.

Remember that when we want to decide ‘who‘ is liking something we use one of:

me
te
le
nos
os
les

And we decide between Gusta and Gustan depending on ‘what’ is being liked:

Me gusta el fútbol     –   I like football (1 thing)
Me gusta jugar al fútbol – I like to play football (1 verb)
Me gusta jugar y ver el fútbol   –  I like to play and watch football (2 verbs)

BUT

Me gustan el fútbol y el rugby – I like football and rugby (More than 1 thing)
Me gustan los deportes – I like sports (More than 1 thing – a plural)

The following links will explain it in more detail and will show you other verbs that work exactly the same way:

An excellent explanation of the verb with a list of similar verbs at the bottom and a practice quiz on the left.

Another good review and practice quiz from Spanishdict.com

Review of the two parts of using Gustar with exercises

More verbs like Gustar

5º – Usando el Subjuntivo

The following links provide numerous exercises with which to practice the various uses of the present subjunctive and its conjugations, make sure you get plenty in over the break.

Have your book ‘De Acuerdo’ handy if you need to review any conjugations or if you need to clarify any rules whilst doing the exercises.

BK Nelson

Impersonal Phrases and the Subjunctive

Ojalá and the Subjunctive (Listening)

Incomplete Actions

Uncertainty/Doubt

Loads of links to practice all aspects of the Subjunctive

5º – Verbos Irregulares en el Subjuntivo

En las últimas clases hemos visto como se forma los verbos regulares en el subjuntivo. Ahora podemos practicar con los irregulares. De nuevo la página web BK Nelson es nuestra amiga ya que hay un montón de ejercicios con que podemos practicar. Abajo podéis encontrar unos enlaces:

Repasos del Subjuntivo:

Como se forma los verbos regulares e irregulares.

Verbos regulares y los con cambio de raiz

Verbos con cambios ortograficos 

Verbos irregulares

Para Practicar:

Ejercicios de BK Nelson

Más ejercicios

5º Curso – El Subjuntivo

Al fin estamos a punto de luchar contra el subjuntivo. El año pasado vimos un poco de este modo a traves del imperativo sin embargo este año vamos a ver no solo cómo se forma sino como se usa. Abajo podéis encontrar unos enlaces útiles para repasar y practicar el modo.

Repasos:

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/subj1.htm – Un buen repaso del modo con que puedes practicar un poco también.

Práctica:

http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/subj_pres.php – una selección buena de ejercicios aquí. Si practicáis con estas no tendréis problemas.

http://www.aprenderespanol.org/verbos/subjuntivo-presente.html

5 Curso: Por v Para

Por and Para can cause a lot of problems for the English speaker, especially when we pigeon hole both words as meaning ´for´. In reality the uses of each can be far more nuanced, specifically ‘Por’.

I would advise you to focus specifically on the uses of ‘Para’ though as these are fewer and in my opinion are slightly more logical, you can then almost assume that most other uses are served by ‘Por’ (it is also advisable to learn some of the set expressions and idioms used with ‘por’, they are many)

Have a look at the following links:

A decent review of the uses of both from Studyspanish.com

Another summary from Spanish.about.com

A nice little discussion on the subtle differences sometimes seen between Por and Para, particularly when speaking of motives. 

 

Some practice exercises:

The ever reliable BK Nelson

Por v Para 1

Por v Para 2

Loads of links to various exercises here