A1 exercise to practice using reflexive verbs in the present tense in Spanish beginners’ classes

Are you ready to dive into the world of reflexive verbs in the present tense, while sharpening your conjugation skills and identifying common errors? Our sequence of activities is tailor-made for A1-level Spanish students, offering a comprehensive approach to understanding and using reflexive verbs effectively. Get ready to explore reflexive verbs, match images with infinitives, tackle irregular verbs, and differentiate between reflexive and non-reflexive actions.

Activity 1: Matching Reflexive Verbs and Correcting Errors In the first exercise, you’ll be presented with a series of images, each associated with a reflexive verb in its infinitive form. Your task is to match these images with the corresponding reflexive verb. These verbs include “acostarse” (to go to bed), “lavarse” (to wash), “despertarse” (to wake up), “reírse” (to laugh), “peinarse” (to comb), “sentarse” (to sit), “quemarse” (to burn oneself), “aburrirse” (to get bored), “enfadarse” (to get angry), “afeitarse” (to shave), “maquillarse” (to put on makeup), and “ducharse” (to shower).

As an extra challenge, we’ve included incorrect phrases for each reflexive verb. Your goal is not only to match the verbs correctly but also to identify and correct the errors, reinforcing your understanding of reflexive verb usage.

Activity 2: Conjugating Irregular Reflexive Verbs The second exercise in this sequence introduces you to irregular reflexive verbs through a series of questions. Each question contains an irregular reflexive verb, and you have the opportunity to provide open-ended answers, conjugating the verbs appropriately. This exercise allows you to practice these irregular verbs and reinforces your conjugation skills.

Activity 3: Reflexive or Non-Reflexive? In the final activity, you’ll encounter images with two descriptions for each. Your task is to determine whether the image corresponds to a reflexive action or a non-reflexive action. This exercise sharpens your ability to distinguish between actions that require reflexive verbs and those that do not.

By participating in this triad of exercises, you’ll not only deepen your understanding of reflexive verbs but also gain confidence in using them in various contexts. It’s a well-rounded learning experience that prepares you to navigate reflexive actions in everyday conversations and written communication. So, let’s embark on this journey of linguistic discovery together—your path to mastering reflexive verbs in Spanish begins here

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