Thursday, November 14, 2013

SER vs. ESTAR--Midterm Review for Beginning Spanish

Over the next few weeks I will be posting videos to help my Beginning Spanish students with reveiw for their upcoming midterm exam!  You can learn along with us or, in the comments below, suggest your own videos or ideas for review of the current grammar points.  Or just give them a shout-out below for studying hard!

Practice for SER vs. ESTAR
Watch all of the following videos and follow the comment prompts below.

1.  Ser or estar? [Speaking Spanish]


a.  What are the categories the profesora in the first video gives for SER?
b.  What are the categories given in video one for the verb ESTAR?
c.  How would you describe a sqaure mesa versus a square libro?
d.  Where is Thomas from and his family from?
e.  Where is Thomas' mom from?
f.  What time is it in the video?
g.  What is the first fill-in-the-blank answer on Video 2?
h.  What is the second fill-in-the-blank answer onVvideo 2?
i.  What is the third fill-in-the-blank answer on Video 2?
j.  What is the phrase used in Video 3 to help remember the differences between SER and ESTAR and what does each letter stand for?
k.  In video 4, how does the video describe Jorge and what verb is used?
l.  What example does Paralee give to explain using ESTAR for conditions?

Answer two of the above questions in the comments section below.  Be sure not to answer a question that has already been answered.

10 comments:

  1. Chris:
    G. Laura, tu eres muy inteligente.
    H. Jorge y Pedro no son de Cuba.

    ReplyDelete
  2. (This is Zach):

    A. Profession, physical traits, religion, shape, size, material and possession
    I. Yo no soy de Puerto Rico

    ReplyDelete
  3. B: Feelings/moods and location.
    H: Jorge y Pedro no son de Cuba.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Madison,

      B. You are missing one of the categories she mentions about ESTAR in the video. What is it?
      Chris already answered H above.

      Delete
  4. J. STOP THE ELF-
    Ser
    Time
    Occupation
    Personality, physical

    Estar
    Location
    Feelings

    L. She explains using the sentence "Está enferma hoy".

    ReplyDelete
  5. (This is Kyleigh)

    f. It is 8:00 in the video.
    g. Laura, tu eres muy intelligente.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kyleigh,
      F. I believe the video says "Son las once." What time is that?
      G. Chris already answered this one above. Can you choose another?

      Delete

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