Spanish Verbs

SPANISH VERBS FOR CHILDREN

Free online Spanish verb practice for children, teachers and parents, with short video clips and printable worksheets: 
Tener, Ser and Estar, reflexive verbs, IR + infinitive, practice using the imperfect and more.
Below the video resources is a useful list of regular and common irregular verbs.

TENER

a)  Tengo un lápiz
Tengo + Pencil case items

b)  The verb Tener – TENGO
Tener = to have, but also ‘to be’ re age + feelings.
Uses of the verb Tener – Tengo

c)  Present Tense of TENER
Tener Practice – Present Tense

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Simple Story using Verbs in the Present Tense:
¡Tiene miedo!
Spanish for Children – My Puppy
 


Talk about School:  
1st Person, Present Tense
¿Qué haces en tu escuela?  What do you do at your school?
Friendly Spanish verb practice which includes a dog agility class:
Talk about School

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SER AND ESTAR:

a)  1st Person – Soy + Estoy
Who/What + Where:
Soy un mono.  Estoy …
Soy and Estoy

b) Ser and Estar (3rd person)
Who/What + Where?
Es un cachorro – Está en una caja
¿Qué es? (SER)  ¿Dónde está? (ESTAR)

c)  ESTAR + Doing:
¡Está nadando!
Ser and Estar Practice – Focus on the Present Continuous

d)  Ser v Estar: Re Character + Feelings:
Friendly description with focus on Soy + Estoy
Ser v Estar: Character + Feelings 

e)  Ser and Estar in a Story about Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs in Spanish using Ser and Estar

f)  Ser and Estar in a Story about a Mountain Rescue
Ser and Estar (+ gerund) Story + Worksheet

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MODAL VERBS:

Practice using modal verbs throughout an online game of FIFA.   ¡Tengo que marcar un gol!
QUERER, TENER and PODER

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THE NEAR FUTURE

IR + a + infinitive
Description of a holiday a boy is looking forward.
(The holiday is on a tiny island near Utila, Honduras)
The near future in Spanish

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REFLEXIVE VERBS :

a)  Practice using reflexive verbs in short sentences to describe and discuss a litter of puppies:
Reflexive verbs in Spanish

b) Practice telling the time and using reflexive verbs in short sentences about a boy’s daily routine:  
Daily Routine in Spanish

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PRACTICE IN THREE TENSES –
Past, Present and Near Future:

a) Simple short story about a dog growing up:
Maggie ha crecido – Maggie has grown

a)  Talk about a holiday in Northern Spanish

b)  Talk about being on holiday at home, and away:
Holidays, past, present, future

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HACE FALTA, DARSE CUENTA, TENER QUE, ESTAR … Useful Spanish Verbs in a story:
Darse cuenta, Hacer falta, Tener que, Estar …

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THE IMPERFECT TENSE:

a)  Very short description to contrast use of imperfect v perfect tense in a story about a puppy growing up and what happened:
How/When to use the Imperfect Tense

b)  True short story that takes place in Spain shortly before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War:
El perro de mi abuelo.”

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HOW TO CONJUGATE SPANISH VERBS IN THE PRESENT TENSE:
(Read them aloud, watch out for the accents)

1.  Regular AR verbs: e.g. Trabajar (to work) Trabaj (stem) + AR
trabajo        – I work
trabajas       – you work
trabaja        – he/she works
trabajamos  –  we work
trabajáis     –  you(pl) work
trabajan      –  they work

2.  Regular ER verbs: E.g: Vender (to sell)  – Vend (stem) + ER
vendo          –  I sell
vendes         –  you sell
vende          –  he/she sells
vendemos    –  we sell
vendéis        –  you (pl) sell
venden        –  they sell

3.  Regular IR verbs: E.g. Escribir (to write) – Escrib (stem) + IR
Escribo      –  I write
escribes     –  you write
escribe      –  he/she writes
escribimos –  we write
escribís      – you (pl) write
escriben     – they write
E.g:  Decidir (to decide), vivir (to live), abrir (to open)

4.  Irregular stem-changing verbs: 
Quite a few Spanish verbs change their STEM except in the 1st and 2nd person plural.
AR:
Jugar  (to play):  Juego, juegas, juega, jugamos, jugáis, juegan

ER:
Querer (to want):  Quiero, quieres, quiere, queremos, queréis, quieren

IR:
Pedir (to ask for):  Pido, pides, pide, pedimos, pedís, piden

Very common irregular verbs:
Ser
 (to be – permanent):  Soy, eres, es, somos, sois, son

Estar (to be – temporary):  Estoy, estás, está, estamos, estáis, están

Ir (to go):  Voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van

Dar (to give):  Doy, das, da, damos, dais, dan

Ver (to see):  Veo, ves, ve, vemos, veis, ven

Hacer (to do/make):  Hago, haces, hace, hacemos, hacéis, hacen

Salir (to go out):  Salgo, sales, sale, salimos, salís, salen

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