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                                              Unidad 2.2 Pretérito o Imperfecto

I) ¿Pretérito o imperfecto?
According to the rules of “BECCI” and “RUDESPIT” , circle “P” if the verb should be in the “preterite”
or circle “I” if the verb should be in the “imperfect”

       Pues, 1.__(P / I)__ (ser) martes, y yo 2.___(P / I)__ (caminar) por el parque El sol 3.___(P / I)__
(brillar) y yo 4.__(P / I)__ (estar) contento. Mientras 5.__(P / I)__ (seguir) una senda por los árboles, de
repente 6.___(P / I)__ (ver) a un hombre corriendo a la izquierda. Él 7.__(P / I)__ (tener) algo en la mano.
Yo 8.__(P / I)__ (tratar) de ver de dónde 9.__(P / I)__ (venir) y por qué 10.___(P / I)__ __ (correr) tan
rápidamente. En el bosque yo 11.__(P / I)__ (ver) a una mujer; 12.__(P / I)__ (ir) hacia ella.
Ella 13.____(P / I)__ (estar) gritando, “El me 14.__(P / I)__ (robar) la bolsa mientras yo 15.___(P / I)_ (leer).”
Yo 16.___(P / I)__ _(seguir) al hombre por un rato, pero yo no 17.___(P / I)__ _ (poder) capturarlo.
Yo 18.____(P / I)__ __ (llamar) a la policía, y 19.___(P / I)__ __ (esperar) quince minutos hasta que ellos
20.___(P / I)__ (llegar)

       English version: Well, it 1.was Tuesday, and 2. I was walking through the park. The sun 3. was
shining and 4.I was happy. As 5. I was following a path through the trees, suddenly 6. I saw man running to
my left. He 7. had something in his hand. 8. I tried to see where 9.he was coming from and why 10.he was
running so fast. Back in the forest, 11. I saw a woman; 12. I went towards her. 13. She was shouting, "He 14.
stole my purse while 15. I was reading." 16. I followed the man for a while, but 17. I couldn't capture him. 18.
I called the police, and 19. waited fifteen minutes until they20. arrived.


III) I) ¿Pretérito o imperfecto?
According to the rules of “BECCI” and “RUDESPIT” , write “P” if the verb should be in the “preterite”
or write “I” if the verb should be in the “imperfect”
1. It was ____three o'clock when she got up ______to start the day.

2. While Philip was frying   ____the potatoes in oil, Elena was vacumming ____ the living room.

3. Before leaving, I turned off ____the lights and closed ______the door.

4. The waiter was carrying ____ some dishes to the table when he fell ____and broke _____his arm.

5. My friends and I were swimming _____in the pool when you rang ______the doorbell.

6. When I was _____fifteen years old, I lived with a family in Granada.

7. When I was _____ two years old, I began _____to walk.

8. I washed ______all of the dirty clothing and put _______it in the closet.
9. My parents took _______the pillows off the bed to clean them and later, they returned _____them.

10. While I was studying _______, the bell rang _____.

11. In the hallway, there were ______ more students.


II) ¿Pretérito o imperfecto?
According to the rules of “BECCI” and “RUDESPIT” , circle the CORRECT verb tense.

          Antes yo no (1. sabía/supe) nada sobre Colombia, pero el diciembre pasado
      (2. viajaba/viajé) a Bogotá y (3. aprendía/aprendí) mucho sobre el país. Durante
      mi visita, (4. conocía/conocí) varios centros comerciales, discotecas, universidades
      y parques inmensos. También (5. podía/pude) ver las obras originales de Fernando
      Botero, el famoso pintor de figuras voluminosas. El último día, un guía turístico me
      (6. decía/dijo) que yo no (7. podía/pude) irme sin ver el Museo del Oro, e
      inmediatamente (8. decidía/decidí) visitarlo. Afortunadamente, esa misma tarde
      (9. podíamos/pudimos) ir al museo. Allí (10. había/hubo) impresionantes piezas de
      oro elaboradas por la cultura Muisca, los indígenas de esa región. También
      (11. sabíamos/supimos) que los muiscas nunca (12. querían/quisieron) revelar el
      secreto de El Dorado –la legendaria ciudad de oro– a los españoles, quienes no
      (13. podían/pudieron) encontrarlo jamás. Paradójicamente, los colombianos
      (14. daban/dieron) el nombre de "El Dorado" al aeropuerto internacional de la
      capital. Gracias a este viaje, (15. sabía/supe) que Bogotá es una ciudad muy
      moderna con una rica historia.
      English version:
      (1) I didn't know anything about Colombia before, but last December        (2) I traveled to
Bogotá and (3) learned a lot about the country. During my visit, (4) I became familiar with
several shopping malls (for the first time), dancing clubs, universities, and huge parks. I also
(5) managed to see Fernando Botero's originial works –the famous artist with the voluminous
shapes–. On our last day, a turist guide (6) told me that (7) I could not leave without seeing the
Gold Museum, and immediately (8) I decided to visit it. Fortunately, that same afternoon
(9) we managed to go to the museum. (10) There were impressing gold pieces elaborated by
the Muisca culture, the indigenous group from that region. We also (11) learned that the
Muisca’s always     (12) refused to reveal the secret of El Dorado –the legendary golden city– to
the Spaniards, who (13) failed to find it at all. Paradoxically, Colombians (14) gave the capital's
international airport the name of "El Dorado". Thanks to this trip, I (15) learned(found out) that
Bogotá is a very modern city with a rich history.

								
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