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DR. DAVE CLARKE (PHD)

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 FREE SPANISH GRAMMAR

The free sample here is all about a super-important tense:

THE PRESENT TENSE

It is one of the “core” tenses for both Junior Cert. and Leaving Cert. and for anyone studying this great language.

BIG Topic

This is a big topic in Spanish grammar. That is why I have broken it down into seven individual parts. Each part concentrates on one particular point (e.g. 100% regular verbs). 

Take your time going through each part and you will learn everything you need to master this super-important tense!

Becoming the Expert

You will become an expert in the Spanish Present Simple because you get…

7 Independent Sections

Quizes to Test Yourself

Explanation Videos and Slides

FREE Downloadable Videos and PDFs

SECTION 1

Part 1 - General Quiz

To kick things off, let’s do a little Spanish Present Tense Quiz! This quiz tests us on many different categories of verbs not just “regular” verbs! 

Don’t worry, however, if you don’t get a very high score now as you will return to this after learning and preacticing everything!

This is just to see what you can remember about the spellings of this tense.

* Tip *

Only do this activity once for now.

Record your score because we will return to this after we’ve studied everything.

SECTION 2

* Tip *

Only do this activity once for now.

Record your score because we will return to this after we’ve seen the video Spanish Regular Verbs.

Part 2 - Regular Verbs

This part is all about 100% Regular Verbs in the Present Tense.

Imagine being a student in Count Dracula’s class – you would be as good as gold!

Use the present tense to write the things that NEVER happen in this very strict teacher’s class.

Introduction to Spanish Verbs - free spanish grammar Count Dracula

* TIP *   – Think of WHO is doing the action – is it me, you, them, us etc. 

How to Do this Activity

1) In the activity, you only get:

– the person or people doing the action 

– the verb in the infinitive

2) You have to make a complete sentence

3) You also need to use NUNCA (“never”)

Example Sentence

You are given => los estudiantes/gritar 

Anwser is => “Los estudiantes nunca gritan“.

Psst – don’t forget your full stops!

Teach Yourself

Watch this 1-minute video of the Spanish Present Simple.

You will learn everything you need to know about Regular Verbs.

After watching the video, do the activity again and try to get your verbs 100% correct!

* TIP *   – You can download this video by clicking the 3 dots!

SECTION 3

Part 3 - "Mutant" Regular Verbs

This part is all about what I like to call “Mutant Regular Verbs.

This is because they are almost 100% regular – but they have a slight mutation!

This activity is all about YOU! In other words, the “yo” (or “I”) part of the verb.

* Tip *

Only do this activity once for now.

Record your score because we will return to this after we’ve seen the video Spanish Regular Verbs.

How to Do this Activity

1) In the activity:

– you are given a question

– you have to write an answer

2) The answer is always in the “yo” (or “I”) part of the verb

3) You need to use elements from the question in the answer

Example Sentence

Example Question => “¿Quién le da comida al bebé?”

Example Answer    => “Yo le doy la comida al bebé”.

Psst – don’t forget your full stops!

free spanish grammar messy baby

* TIP *   – Use the same verb from the question in your answer!

* TIP *   – You can download this video by clicking the 3 dots!

Teach Yourself

Watch this 1-minute video of the Spanish “Mutant” Verbs.

You will learn everything you need to know about the spellings of these verbs.

After watching the video, do the activity again and try to get your verbs 100% correct!

SECTION 4

* Tip *

Only do this activity once for now.

Record your score because we will return to this after we’ve seen the explanation slide.

Part 4 - "Changers 1"

This part is all about the group of verbs I like to call “Changers 1“.

This is because they have to be changed in the ROOT of the verb.

In school, you might have heard your teacher call these “radical changing verbs”.

free spanish grammar Woman Clothes Shopping

Background Story…

Sinéad is on Eramus in Almeria and is doing some “Retail Therapy” in a boutique in the city!  

However, she is a little bit stuck on her verbs and so too is the “dependienta” (shop assistant) because she is not a native Spanish speaker either.

Help them out by completing their sentences with the correct form of the verb you see in brackets.

How to Do this Activity

1) This is a conversation between Sinéad and the shop assistant.

– you are given a verb in brackets

– you are given the person doing the action in brackets

2) Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb

Example Sentence

Example Question => “(Poder, usted) repetir, por favor?”

Example Answer    => ¿Puede repetir, por favor?

* TIP *   – Think of WHO is doing the action – is it me, you, them, us etc. 

* TIP *   – Don’t forget your full stops!

Teach Yourself

There are three types of changers to know in this category. 

Click on the image to open an explanation slide.

After reading the slide, do the activity again and try to get your verbs 100% correct!

* TIP *   – CLICK HERE to download this slide!

SECTION 5

Part 5 - "Changers 2"

This part is all about the group of verbs I like to call “Changers 2“.

This is group is similar to group above because the root need to be changed. 

However, the difference here is that only the “yo” part gets the change and the change is different than before.

In school, you might have heard your teacher call these “radical changing verbs”.

* Tip *

Only do this activity once for now.

Record your score because we will return to this after we’ve seen the explanation slide.

How to Do this Activity

1) In the activity:

– you are given an incomplete sentence 

– you have to complete it by writing the verb in brackets

2) The answer is always in the “yo” (or “I”) part of the verb

Example Sentence

Example Question => “(Recoger) los juguetes

Example Answer    => Recojo los juguetes”

Girl on bike dog in basket

* TIP *   – Use the same verb from the question in your answer!

* TIP *   – CLICK HERE to download this slide

Teach Yourself

There is only one type of change to know in this category. 

Click on the image to open an explanation slide.

After reading the slide, do the activity again and try to get your verbs 100% correct!

SECTION 6

* Tip *

Only do this activity once for now.

Record your score because we will return to this after we’ve seen the explanation slide.

Part 6 - "Adders 1"

This part is all about the group of verbs I like to call “Adders 1“.

This is because we simply have to add something to the ROOT of the verb.

In school, you might have heard your teacher call these “radical changing verbs”.

¡El Río Liffey Está Loco! The River Liffey is crazy!

How to Do this Activity

1) In the activity:

– you are given an incomplete sentence 

– you have to complete it by writing the verb in brackets

* TIP *   – Think of WHO is doing the action – is it me, you, it, them, us etc. 

* TIP *   – Don’t forget your full stops!

Teach Yourself

There are two types of changers to know in this category. 

Click on the image to open an explanation slide.

After reading the slide, do the activity again and try to get your verbs 100% correct!

* TIP *   – To download this slide!

SECTION 7

Part 7 - "Adders 2"

This part is all about the group of verbs I like to call “Adders 2“.

This is group is similar to group above because we need to add something to the root. 

However, the difference here is that only the “yo” part gets the change and the change is different than before.

In school, you might have heard your teacher call these “radical changing verbs”.

* Tip *

Only do this activity once for now.

Record your score because we will return to this after we’ve seen the explanation slide.

How to Do this Activity

1) In the activity:

– you are given an incomplete sentence 

– you have to complete it by writing the verb in brackets

2) The answer is always in the “yo” (or “I”) part of the verb

Example Sentence

Example Question => “(Salir) de la clase“.

Example Answer    => “Salgo de la clase”.

* TIP *   – Use the same verb from the question in your answer!

* TIP *   – CLICK HERE to download this slide

Teach Yourself

There is only one type of change to know in this category. 

Click on the image to open an explanation slide.

After reading the slide, do the activity again and try to get your verbs 100% correct!

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“Teacher Dave is great because the classes are tailored to the student and you can concentrate on what you need most. I have learnt so much in a few short weeks. Furthermore, I have gained so much confidence in speaking Spanish that I never had before. This is because we chat in Spanish in an easy and relaxed manner. Dave gives so much time to your improvement and is really invested in your progress”.

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“I have been attending Dave’s weekly Spanish class since last year and it has no doubt been the best decision. Dave is by far one of the best teachers I’ve ever had he is very thorough with explaining each topic and has brilliant, colourful notes which I find very helpful. Thank you Dave for all the time and effort you have put into all my classes, it has made a huge difference to my school work…”

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Leaving Cert. 2021- 8 Months (H3)

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“Teacher Dave has taught me to have a positive mindset towards Spanish and I have enjoyed every single one of my classes. His patience and support are unmatched and even the toughest parts of the language are broken down with the easy-to-follow lessons. We always crack a few jokes and have fun while learning, which gives the classes their real uniqueness”.

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Firstly, we will meet each other!

You can explain what things about Spanish are difficult or complicated for you. I will show you how I can help you to improve.

Most importantly, we will have a REAL class of grammar, vocabulary, listening, or comprehension – whatever you want!

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Not at all. 

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The only thing you need is a good internet connection, and a laptop or tablet.

I am a Doctor (PhD) of Linguistics with Spanish and English and a qualified teacher (Cambridge) now, but I actually started Spanish as a hobby 18 years ago with zero idea of the language! I made all the mistakes, worked really hard, became an expert (a Doctor!) and developed the best ways to learn properly and retain what I learned.

As a teacher, I dedicate everything I do to show you how to improve, love the language and know what it’s like to be successful with it.

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