¡Hola! We have designed this great worksheet to help you practice grammar by conjugating common Spanish verbs in the present tense (el presente de indicativo). We will focus on practicing the conjugation rules for -AR, -ER, -IR ending verbs, both regular and irregular. Hopefully, these exercises will help you learn more about this topic.
Students could work individually or in pairs to solve the exercises on this worksheet.
As it is explained on this worksheet, Spanish verbs have a root (raíz) and an ending (terminación). When conjugating regular verbs, we do not change the stem, but we must do it with the verb’s ending depending on the sentence’s subject. On the contrary, irregular verbs can change their stem and ending unpredictably. For the first exercise, we provide a list of both regular and irregular verbs in Spanish, which must be conjugated in the present tense following the rules for -AR, -ER, -IR verbs. For irregular verbs, students can use a conjugation tool to double-check the right form of the verbs for each subject pronoun. As for the second exercise, students must fill in the blanks in these 10 sentences using the right conjugations of the verbs in parentheses in the present tense.
- Spanish Subject Pronouns: Chart, Sentences and Practice
- Regular Verbs in Spanish: Conjugation, List and Sentences
- Common Spanish Irregular Verbs: List and Sentences
- How to Make Basic Sentences in Spanish
Extra in-class activity:
The teacher brings a set of 20 Spanish regular and irregular verbs to the class, different to ones in the worksheet and some that he/she may have previously taught or reviewed in class. Students are arranged in two teams (A and B) and they take turns to draw a card, one student at a time. Each student must make a simple sentence using the correct verb conjugations in Spanish for the card that he got in the present tense. The teams with the most correct sentences wins.