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Learning to tell a story. Using Preterit and Imperfect.

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1 Learning to tell a story. Using Preterit and Imperfect

2 The Imperfect is used to set the scene: I had a friend. He liked to eat tacos. He lived in Naco, Sonora. He wanted to be famous. He was tall and nice. Tener Gustarle Vivir en Ser Querer Ser Alto Simpático

3 Preterit tells what happened The Imperfect describes the circumstances One day he participated in a contest. (un concurso) quickly He needed to eat lots of tacos more tacos than the other participants (participantes) Participar Necesitar comer

4 He ate lots of tacos. very quickly 1756 tacos He ate more tacos than the other participants (participantes) won the contest (concurso)! Comer Ganar Preterit tells what happened quicker than the other participants

5 He was happy. so (tan) happy that he had a party very happy at his house in the afternoon in his backyard with all his friends and relatives (parientes) The Imperfect describes the circumstances Preterit tells what happened Patio trasero

6 What did he serve? He was tired of eating tacos! Hamburgers, of course! (por supuesto) Servir Estar cansado de Preterit tells what happened The Imperfect describes the circumstances

7 The End! ¡El Fin!


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