Students will practice applying the correct forms of adjectives, articles, and verbs based on plurality and tense.

When English speaking students are learning Spanish for the first time and are ready to progress past simple vocabulary and tense words, we start to look at the similarities between the grammar of both languages. Both Spanish and English have a common origin because they are both a Latin-based language and they share a good number of similar words and nuances. Since they are based on the same root language, they also share a good bit of syntax and structure which makes the transition between the languages a bit smoother. There are several differences in grammar that you should be aware of. Descriptive adjectives are placed differently in Spanish. They often trail the words they describe or before. That word placement also slightly changes the meaning of the adjective. The Spanish language also places much more emphasis on gender in words to display a masculine or feminine connotation. You will find this a great deal of Spanish words, but no more so then in vocabulary that surrounds a profession. Spanish also heavily uses conjugation to indicate a subject, mood, and tense. The last key different between the language that you should be aware of is the use of word order. In Spanish you will normally find object pronouns before the verb, which rarely happens in the English Language.

Your students will begin to learn how to conjugate Spanish verbs based on singular and plural pronouns in past, present, and future tenses. In some cases, English sentences must be translated into Spanish. In other instances, the conjugated verbs must be placed with the correct sentence. Some worksheets also contain exercises for constructing the proper article based on the given nouns. Directions and examples are provided in English. Interesting note: because Spanish verb construction directly reflects the noun, in many sentences the subject (I, she, they, etc.) can be dropped entirely.

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Adjectivos Descriptivos

As a general rule, if the noun being described is feminine use "a" at the end.  

Plurals

Once a singular noun becomes a plural the article must also change. Fill in the blanks with the correct article (el, la, los, las).

-AR Verbs

Conjugate the following collection of verbs.

-ER Verbs

You are given a solid example and then asked to apply to both eating and drinking.

More Plurals

- For nouns ending in a vowel, add an –s to make it plural (gato = gatos) - For nouns that end in a consonant, add –es to make it plural (doctor = doctors) - For nouns that end in –z, replace the –z with –ces (pez = peces)

SER

Write the following sentences in Spanish using the correct form of SER.

Present Progressive Verbs

This will require you to think deeply. You might need some help with the root vocabulary word too and that's Okay.