Presentation on theme: "Learning to tell a story."— Presentation transcript:
1 Learning to tell a story. Using Preterit and Imperfect
2 Tener Ser Alto Gustarle Simpático Vivir en Querer Ser The Imperfect is used to set the scene:I had a friend.TenerSer AltoHe liked to eat tacos.GustarleSimpáticoHe lived in Naco, Sonora.He was tall and nice.Vivir enHe wanted to be famous.QuererSer
3 Participar Necesitar comer Preterit tells what happened The Imperfect describes the circumstancesOne day he participated in a contest.(un concurso)ParticiparHe needed to eat lots of tacosNecesitar comerquicklymore tacos than the other participants (participantes)
4 Comer Ganar Preterit tells what happened He ate lots of tacos. very quicklyHe atemore tacos than the other participants (participantes)quicker than the other participantswon the contest (concurso)!Ganar
5 The Imperfect describes the circumstances Preterit tells what happenedHe was happy.very happyso (tan) happy thathe had a partyat his housein his backyardin the afternoonwith all his friends and relatives(parientes)Patio trasero
6 Servir Estar cansado de Preterit tells what happened The Imperfect describes the circumstancesWhat did he serve?ServirHamburgers, of course!(por supuesto)He was tired of eating tacos!Estar cansado de
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