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Spanish - Imperfect Tense

Spanish - Imperfect Tense

Author: julie sgroi

Recognize imperfect tense endings in Spanish

Compare endings to other known tenses in Spanish

Apply knowledge to complete sentences at end of video

Students will watch the video of the imperfect tense endings and complete the short activity at the end of the video.  There is also a study guide and practice worksheet along with the video.  

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Imperfect Tense - Spanish

imperfect tense with 3 irregulars

Source: Made by Julie Sgroi using screencast-o-matic

Imperfect Irregulars study guide with regular practice

Nombre _________________________ Fecha ___________________





There are three irregulars in the imperfect tense, to go (IR), to be (SER), and to see (VER).  They are the ONLY irregulars.  EVERY OTHER VERB IS REGULAR!!!  This is why it’s the easiest tense in Spanish, in my opinion.  Do not try to make it harder than it is.

ir - to go                       

iba     ibas     iba     íbamos     ibais      iban


ser - to be                       

era     eras     era      éramos        erais         eran                 


ver - to see

 veía          veías         veía          veíamos     veíais      veían





*Fill in the blanks with the correct form of ir, ser, or ver.                        

1.  Yo _____________ a la playa.

2.  Ella _____________________ muchas películas.

3.  Nosotros _____________________ niños muy malos.

4.  Tú _____________________ profesor.

5.  Ellos _____________________ al centro siempre.

6.  Yo _____________________ a mis abuelos mucho. 



*Fill in with the imperfect


Yo recuerdo, cuando __________________(ser) niña, durante la fiesta ______________(haber) fuegos artificiales que ______________

(iluminar) el cielo.  Todo el mundo ______________(divertirse).  Yo ­­­­­­­_______________(ver) muchas cosas maravillosas.  Todos nosotros

______________(beber) y ______________(comer).  ______________(Haber) muchos puestos de comida donde personas

______________(vender) perros calientes, hamburguesas, pizza y papas fritas. Mi madre siempre _______________(ir) al puesto de fried


        ______________(Haber) un desfile.  Durante el desfile algunos ______________(ponerse) máscaras.  Yo no ______________(poder)

reconocer a varios amigos porque ______________(llevar) disfraces.   Nosotros ______________(tener) mucha suerte.  Durante la fiesta

______________(hacer) buen tiempo y no ______________(llover).  Todo el mundo _______________(hablar) y _________________

(disfrutar) la fiesta. 

        Yo tengo muy buenas memorias de esta fiesta.