Archive for the ‘Gramática’ Category

2 Curso – Stem-changing Verbs

Stem Changing Verbs

These verbs can be challenging for students as there are a lot of them and there’s no real way of knowing which verbs take stem-changes and which don’t. What is required is lots of regular practice to drill them to memory.

*** Remember The Boot with stem-changing verbs. ***

Verbs with an O -> UE change

Verbs with an E -> IE change

Verbs with an E -> I change

Stem Changing Verb Explanation and Practice

Another Practice Quiz with a good list of common stem changers

 

El Futuro

Un tiempo verbal muy fácil a dominar y será muy importante cuando se trata de escribir ensayos.

Empieza aqui con este enlaces que explica bien cómo formar el future simple.

Ejercicio que os deja cambiar un verbo del pasado al futuro.

Ejercicio de Los Optimistas y Los Pesimistas

Las Ciudades del Futuro

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.

Saber v Conocer

In Spanish we’ve seen how there are to ways to say ‘to be’ – Ser and Estar.

In the same way there are two ways to say ‘to know’ – Conocer and Saber, as we saw in class though both mean ‘to know’ in different ways.

We use Saber to talk about how we ‘know’ knowledge or skills for example to know how to swim (Saber nadar) or to know how to speak Spanish (Saber hablar el español).  You could also know facts, for example (Saber la historia de Irlanda).

Conocer is used to talk about how we know someone, as in to know Mark (Conocer a Mark). Yet it is also used to talk about how you know a country, city or town (conocer Irlanda, conocer Dublín, conocer Stillorgan) ….. BUT BE CAREFUL…. it does not mean that you know about the history of the town or facts about the town but more about where things are in the town and what you can do to spend time there. Click on the link below for a review of Saber v Conocer.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW SABER V CONOCER (AND THERE’S A BIT ON PEDIR V PREGUNTA BUT YOU CAN IGNORE THAT FOR NOW IF YOU LIKE)

SpanishDict.com Conocer v Saber

YOU CAN ALSO PRACTICE HERE. IT MIGHT BE A BIT MORE DIFFICULT BUT HAVE A GO.

El Imperfecto

The past tense in Spanish is little more difficult than in English. Were we use one past tense Spanish uses two, we’ve already seen one in the Preterite (for a quick review click here). Now we’re going to look at the Imperfect which is used to talk about things you ‘used to do’ (I used to live in Cork, we used to have a dog) or to describe things in the past (the sun was shining, the birds were singing).

We’ll come back to the differences between the two past tenses in more detail but for now lets concentrate on how you form the imperfect. Click on the links below for a review of the imperfect and some practice exercises.

Review of the Imperfect with a practice quiz at the top. 

Another review with another quiz.

Flashcards with verb endings for -AR and -ER/-IR verbs plus the irregulars

A challenge game to practice the forms of the imperfect. The higher the points, the harder the question.

A gap fill activity.

2 Curso – Gustar Verbs

Below you will find a good review of the Gustar Type Verbs from studyspanish.com. There are also a few practice quizzes on the menu on the left:

Study Spanish – Gustar

Gustar Verbs practice

More practice here.

And here are some links to a few games on the pastimes:

BBC Languages

Quia Game – Gustar

3rd Year Revision: The Preterite Tense (Past simple)

Below you will find a few exercises to help you revise the Pretérito Indefinido (and prepare for the mocks).

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

Some Irregular verbs from the same site with more practice quizzes. Remember that Ver is almost exactly the same as Dar.

The -gar, -zar and -car verbs can be reviewed and practiced here.

With even more irregulars here .

This one is the MOST IMPORTANT of the Irregular sections. So learn it.

More practice here:

Click here for a practice crossword with the irregular verbs.

Another practice exercise with Regular verbs can be found here.

And another.

A fill in the gaps exercise here.

Tha is loads to keep you going and don’t forget to refer to Unidad 7 in particular of your text book (P.79-94). Also you can review the most common irregulars at the back of your book.