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Friday, April 9, 2010

Song for teaching the irregular preterite in Spanish


Learning Spanish Grammar does not have to be dull.  Songs make for great Spanish teaching activities.

This song is from Mental Note Music.
These are the LYRICS:

Irregular Preterites
Irregular preterites
have got their own set of stems
And their own set of endings
that don't have accent marks on them

cup, sup, hub
are caber, saber, haber
quis, vin, hic,
are querer, venir, hacer

Endings: e, iste, o, imos, isteis, ieron
e, iste, o, imos isteis, ieron

anduv, tuv, estuv,
andar, tener, estar
traj, dij, traduj,
traer, decir, traducir

e, iste, o, imos, isteis, ieron
e, iste, o, imos, isteis, ieron

Finally now remember for poder the stem is pud
You see, they both have "d",
The stem rhymes with food

The toughest stem of all, although it's no excuse,
The stem for poner
Isn't pon, it's pus

e, iste, o, imos, isteis, ieron
e, iste, o, imos, isteis, ieron

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