To recognize and apply patterns in irregular verbs to correct written and oral communication in the past tense. Click on the "SEE MORE" link to see some clarifying notes and some STUDY TECHNIQUES!
BE SURE TO TAKE NOTES ON WHAT IS BELOW/IN THE VIDEOS!!!! ALSO, you should print out the song lyrics!
In these videos, you will see several verbs that are very irregular in the preterit tense. One way to refer to this group of verbs is the "strong stem" irregular preterit verbs. Not only are their endings a little different, but their stem (base) also looks different. Upon watching the videos, you will notice that:
1) many of these are irregular in the PRESENT tense (go verbs)
2) none of these have the typical preterit accents
3) they have a certain set of endings in common (the only exceptions being the ir/ser/ver/dar set and how the "i" disappears from "ieron" with verbs like traer and decir
4) that you could divide these into 4 groups based on the new spelling of their stems:
The best way to learn the irregular conjugations of these verbs is to practice with them. Here's some suggestions for how to do that.
TAKE NOTES, fill out the tutorial form and watch out for the secret word!
In the video, the teacher calls these "TRIANGLE" verbs, which is his name for them. In class, I will more likely refer to them as "STRONG STEM" verbs, but the "triangle" way might help you remember the endings better!
These are the conjugations for the most common irregulars in the preterit tense. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE VER/DAR/IR/SER, but these are also weird irregulars.
You verbs are extra but you may them from time to time:
---Other verbs that work like "poder" "poner" "saber" are "caber (cup-) to fit" "haber (hub-) to be (as in "hubo un huracan" - there was a hurricane).
---Other verbs that work like "traer" and "decir" are "conducir (conduj-) to drive" "traducir (traduj-) to translate" and "producir (produj-) to produce)
---Other verbs that work like "estar" and "tener" are "andar (anduv-) to walk" and any verb that ends in "tener", like "obtener", "mantener" and "contener"
---Another verb that works like "hacer" is "satisfacer (satisfic/z-) to satisfy"
The secret word this time is "TRIANGLE". Complete the tutorial and tell me this word by the day the tutorial is due 13/11/13 for something special :-)
You may be surprised, but putting irregular verbs to music and learning the lyrics truly might help you conjugate your verbs. Grab some maracas and sing along :-)
Lyrics are below!
Source: Senor Jordan/YouTube
Print it off and you'll always have it! If your printer is not working, there will be a few extra copies at school.
Source: Senor Jordan