Grammaerobics

Let’s get started! Get students to learn and memorise the Spanish subject pronouns whilst they do the actions.

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Or alternatively, use this one. Cristiano Ronaldo is really good at teaching subject pronouns too!

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Now introduce the various tenses. I recommend you only move to another tense once students are really confident. My advice is that you get the mini whiteboards out and drill this for as many times as needed.

Present tense

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Preterite tense

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Imperfect tense

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Near future tense

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Off to dance now! First of all, choose a very catchy tune to get students moving. Any instrumental aerobics or techno/dance songs on YouTube would be great.

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Introduce the idea of tenses with direction. Rewind means past tense, pause means present and fast-forward means future.

Students will always start in the present tense moving their legs up and down on the spot. The start of this video illustrates very well the idea:

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As they do so, they will need to pay attention to the verb ending on the board. In this particular case, they will point at themselves with their thumb.

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Now students will take 2 steps forward to indicate they are in the future. This will need to be accompanied by the pronoun action for we (nosotros).

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Back to present now!

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Past tense now!

As your group increases in confidence, you may want to withdraw the visual support of the symbols at the top of the slides.

Click below to download the Powerpoint version:

Grammaerobics_MFL Music Mania

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