Elementary Spanish/Unit5.1

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Unit 5: Elementary SpanishEdit

In this unit we will explore the future tense. There are two ways to use the future tense, which are completely interchangeable. If you are new to Spanish, it will be easier to produce sentences using “informal future.”

When using “informal future” the second verb stays in its infinitive form. “Ir” is conjugated to match the subject of the sentence and is used the same way “going to” is used in English. For example, I AM GOING TO RUN turns into YO VOY A CORRER.

If you are not a beginner, conjugating the verb to include “going to” within the word, can be very rewarding. Don’t be afraid to try it out!


Introduction to future tense

Click here for the Warm Up Activity

Warm up:

Next, we'll read through the Featured Story for this lesson: El Presidente de la Clase. In this story, students describe why they want to be class president.

El presidente de la Clase (Informal conjugation)

El presidente de la Clase (Formal conjugation)

Recognition and Modelling

In this section, we'll learn more about the future tense formation with ir + a + verb, and practice these methods with vocab from the story.

Future Tense Activities

Activity 1:
Go through the stories to try to compare the differences between informal future and formal future. Identify the subject for each verb conjugation.
Activity 2
This activity practices different verbs used in the story and presents them in the informal future form.
Activity 3
This activity practices the formal future, using the same pictures found in the last activity. Notice the difference here between informal and formal.
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