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The imperfect is one of many past tenses in Spanish. It is one of the tenses that you will be expected to use in your exams in order to achieve a C or.

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2 The imperfect is one of many past tenses in Spanish. It is one of the tenses that you will be expected to use in your exams in order to achieve a C or above. It is also one of the easiest tenses to form in Spanish (youll be happy to know).

3 The imperfect tense is used to describe ongoing actions in the past, things that happened over a long period of time – I went on holiday to Spain every year. It is used when describing events/things in the past – it was hot/she was nice. It is used to describe a habitual action in the past – I used to walk to school.

4 Can you remember what the imperfect is? The imperfect is one of many past tenses in Spanish. It is one of the tenses that you will be expected to use in your exams in order to achieve a C or above. It is also one of the easiest tenses to form in Spanish (youll be happy to know).

5 Can you remember when the imperfect tense is used? The imperfect tense is used to describe ongoing actions in the past, things that happened over a long period of time – I went on holiday to Spain every year. It is used when describing events/things in the past – it was hot/she was nice. It is used to describe a habitual action in the past – I used to walk to school.

6 - AR- ER- IR IJugabaComíaVivía You (s)JugabasComíasVivías He/she/itJugabaComíaVivía WeJugábamosComíamosVivíamos You (Pl)JugabaisComíaisVivíais TheyJugabanComíanVivían Remove the ending from the infinitive (-AR, -ER or -IR) and add the endings below:

7 Luckily for you there are only 3 irregular verbs in the imperfect tense. However, they are 3 of the most important verbs so make sure that you learn them. IRSERVER To goTo beTo watch/see Ibaeraveía Ibaserasveías Ibaeraveía Ibaéramos veíamos Íbamoseraisveíais Ibaiseranveían

8 Coger – to catch Empezar – to start Trabajar – to work Charlar – to chat Comer – to eat Haber – to be (exist) Volver – to return Terminar – to finish Conocer – to know Tener – to have Soler + infinitive – to usually Levantarse – to get up Acostarse – to go to bed Necesitar – to need Pasar – to spend time Copy the vocab and then change it into the 1 st person imperfect. Ejemplo: coger-to catch-cogía EXTRA: Write 5 sentences using one of these verbs in the imperfect tense.

9 How confident do you feel about the imperfect tense? Write one of the following statements in your books: I feel confident using the imperfect tense in my own work. I feel confident recognising the imperfect tense in Spanish texts and speech. I do not yet understand the imperfect tense.


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