Whether your a Foundation or Higher tier student you will be expected to use and recognise language in 3 time frames; past, present and future. As a minimum you should be confidently able to conjugate a range of verbs in at least three tenses; preterite, present and future. This will allow you to talk and write about events in each of the 3 time frames. If you’re aiming for a grade 5 or above you should aim to use at least 6 tenses. And for those of you wanting a grade 8 or 9 make sure you include examples of the perfect tense and subjunctive form.
How to learn your verb endings
The key to being confident and secure with your verb endings comes down to one simple thing, – Practice, Practice, Practice. Get a free Grammar cheat sheet download by clicking on the button below.
- Create and use flashcards to test yourself. These key ring sets make a great revision tool. Write the Spanish on one side and the English on another. Why not get a family member or friend to test you?
2. Use our online course to practice your tenses. We have an entire unit dedicated just to grammar, with a range of activities from multiple choice to gap fills and translations covering all tenses. Click on the button below and try our free sample unit.
3. Break it down and focus on a different tense each week. Learn and revise the endings. Test yourself at the end of the week. Can you remember all 6 forms for each of the groups? Do you know your irregular forms? Can you use it in context?
4. Use your textbooks and material provided by your class teacher. You’ll find a wealth of activities at the book of your textbook to help you with your tenses. Including verb tables and key irregular forms. Don’t forget to refer to these when you’re preparing some written work.
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