Hey amigos, I’ve got a new script for you! And guess what?? It TARGETS -AR imperfect conjugations! Yes, folks…this script here will provide your students with some good ol’ comprehensible, targeted input! Update: click to read more!



se quejaba de – s/he or I complained about

a partir de ese momento – from that moment on

aguantaba el comportamiento – tolerated the behavior


The main character is always late somewhere. Lots of people complain. His/her behavior is tolerated by an authority figure for a long time. Eventually, the authority figure yells at the main character. From then on, the main character arrives late and then engages in an additional bad behavior once there. The cycle repeats until finally the main character is arriving late and then doing lots and lots of naughty things until some kind of resolution is reached.


  • Identity of main character
  • Regular event to which main character arrives late
  • Identity of authority figure
  • 3+ bad behaviors of main character *try to stick to -ar verbs—see ideas below!
  • Complaints from other attendees
  • Reasons that authority figure tolerates bad behavior


The full script is available in the Story Scripts folder of our Subscriber Library.

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  • church
  • (x) class
  • work


  • Gritaba (erráticamente, románticamente) en (alemán, japonés, etc.)
  • Practicaba (el tenis, el fútbol, etc.)
  • Jugaba a Candy Crush a todo volumen
  • Tocaba (la guitarra, el piano, etc.)
  • Caminaba en círculos enfrente del (pastor)
  • Llamaba a 911
  • Se comunicaba con (espíritus, extraterrestres, etc.)
  • Hablaba con sus amigos
  • Escuchaba (música en su iPhone)
  • Bailaba (en un bikini, música sexy, etc.)

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8 replies on “Story script to target -AR imperfect verb conjugations

    1. Martina, I absolutely love teaching with TPRS and CI. Re “Rebekde”, do you use a cortometraje with it? Better yet, have you posted a lesson plan on Teachers Pay Teachers that I may purchase? Thanks,Jean Kellough

      1. What about “El aguante” by Calle 13 for a cloze
        and I think I’ll use a Baby Boss movie trailer for a movie talk.

  1. The image cracked me up! My son’s life right now- Lego Star Wars- any flat surface in my house right now is covered in Lego pieces and “battle scenes!” This sounds like a fun story that kids could really get into. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  2. Love this! Going to give my Spanish 3 kids some new stories with past tense input after spring break. Looking forward to using this script! Mil gracias!

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