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Introduction to Spanish Verbs

Introduction to Spanish Verbs to get you up to speed quickly and easily.

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 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH VERBS

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 indeed for anyone studying this great language.

You can see three examples in the blue box below of what these verbs express in English.

Profesor Dave.

I STUDY HAPPY

WE CHEW GUM    THEY LIVE IN WICKLOW

Becoming the Expert

Take your first steps to become an expert in Spanish verbs by learning…

The 3 General Categories of Verbs

The Uses of the Verbs

The Various Endings for the Verbs

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Introduction to Spanish Verbs Lady driving car

Part 1 - Why Learn This?!

If we don’t learn about verbs, it is like driving a car without using the gears – you simply cannot go far!

At first, this topic may seem a little daunting but it is far easier than you might think.

Therefore, I made this page and the interactive activities for you to officially learn and become better at using Spanish verbs.

Most importantly, you will be able to communicate with people in Spanish if you are on holidays or living there.

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Part 2 - Verbs We Know

Do you remember the verbs under the chart? These are some verbs that we’ve been introduced to in previous classes. Today, let’s see more about how they work.

How to Do this Activity

1) In the activity, you only get:

– a chart with the 3 categories of Spanish verbs 

– 6 verbs that belong to one of the 3 categories

2) You have to move the verb to the correct category

introduction to Spanish Verbs girl quick quiz
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Part 3 - Using Your 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.

Before we do, let’s do a little quiz on the meaning of some verbs…

Teach Yourself

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

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

I will teach you more in a moment!

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!

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Part 4 - 3-Step Process

This part has bonus material that concerns all verbs in Spanish.

It doesn’t matter if we are talking about the past, present or future as it is like a “checklist” so you always complete the full process. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Teach Yourself

Watch this 1-minute video of the 3-step process of conjugating verbs in Spanish.

You will learn everything you need to know at this point.

After watching, CLICK HERE to download your free infographic!

 

* TIP *   – You only need to know about Steps 1, 3 and 4 for now (don’t worry about Step 2!)

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Part 5 - Who Are They?!

Can you match the Spanish words below to the correct English words?

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Part 6 - Vocabulary of Food 1

OK, you have done a lot of work with Spanish verbs. You know:

a) the 3 steps to conjugate them

b) the 3 categories 

c)  all the endings

Now, let’s work a bit more with them and add some very useful vocabulary of food!

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