Spanish Verbs

Spanish Verb Practice for Beginners + Intermediates with Video Clips.
Free practice using Spanish verbs in friendly, contexts, each with their own video clip:
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.

1. Tengo un lápiz
Tengo + Pencil case items


2.  The verb Tener – Tengo

Tener = to have, but also ‘to be’ re age + feelings. Friendly images in subtitled video clip for practice using ‘tengo’:
Uses of the verb Tener – Tengo

– – –

Present Tense of Tener:
Tener Practice – Present Tense

– – –


3.  SER and ESTAR
a)  Ser v Estar 1st Person – Soy + Estoy
Who/What + Where: Introduction for young beginners
:
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 + the gerund

– – –

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

– – –

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

– – –


5.  Talk about School:  I, you, we in the Present Tense

Home is great.  What is the point of going to school?  What do you do there?  Find out in this friendly Primary Spanish verb practice (includes dog agility):
Talk about School

– – –


6.  Modal Verbs in Spanish:
¡Tengo que marcar un gol!
Irregular stem-changing verbs:
QUERER, TENER and PODER

 

7.  Spanish Song using Modal Verbs:
¡No sabía, no podía escapar!
El Perrito Chiquitito

– – –

8.  IR + a + infinitive (the future):
¡Voy a ir de vacaciones!
The near future in Spanish

– – –


9.  Reflexive Verbs in Spanish:

True story in the present tense:
¡Este cachorro se escapa!
Reflexive verbs in Spanish

– – –

10.  Daily Routine: Verbs (including Reflexive Verbs) + Time:
Me levanto a las siete …
Daily Routine in Spanish

– – –


11. Holidays: Past, present and future + IR:
Estoy de vacaciones …  Voy a viajar en avión …
Holidays, past, present, future

– – –

12.  Useful Spanish Verbs (Present Tense) including Hace falta, Darse cuenta, tener que, Estar … in a story:
Spanish Verbs in a Story: Darse cuenta, Hacer falta, Tener que, Estar …

– – –

13.  The Imperfect Tense:
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

 

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

image for Spanish Verb Practice


Index to all resources:

French Resources
Spanish Resources

French and Spanish listening resources for children