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This lesson is part of the Beginner Spanish Practice Course
(58 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 2 hrs 28 mins)

Beginner Practice Spanish Course

This is an interactive Spanish video where you have the opportunity to practice Spanish at beginner level with a native Spanish speaker.

In this Spanish lesson you have the opportunity to practice Spanish irregular verbs that are irregular in the Spanish present tense, specifically verbs which change an I to Y such as Huir, Oir, Destruir, and Construir. This is the fifth in a series of similar beginner level practice video lessons highlighting Spanish present tense irregular verb rules. There are a few fairly simple rules that you need to be aware of and we learned these in detail in the Beginner Spanish Course. Here I will put you in a series of situations where you will need to remember and use such irregular Spanish verbs correctly according to the specific person in present tense. Let’s see how much you remember from the Beginner Course theory lessons!

Please try to watch the video first before looking at the lesson notes. Answers to all tasks involved in the lesson will be given at the end of the post. Try not to look at the answers until you have tried a good few times to give your own responses.

This lesson practices the information taught in Beginner Spanish Lesson 55: Spanish present tense irregular verb rules (I-Y) from my Beginner Spanish Course.

Lesson notes:

Contesta las siguientes preguntas:
Answer the following questions:

(For example, if I say: “¿A qué hora oye Carmen ruido?” which means “What time does Carmen hear noise?” and afterwards I say “A las tres”, you should say “Carmen oye ruido a las tres” which means “Carmen hears noise at three”)

1. ¿Qué construye Pablo en la playa? (castillos)

2. ¿Pepe destruye los castillos de Pablo? (answer that he does)

3. ¿Oís ruido por la noche? (answer that you do)

4. ¿Quién huye de la policía? (nosotros)

5. ¿Dónde construyen ustedes castillos? (en la playa)

6. ¿Qué oís? (una conversación)

7. ¿Pedro y Marta huyen de la policía? (answer that they do not)

8. ¿Quién destruye el planeta? (nosotros)




1. Pablo construye castillos
2. Sí, Pepe destruye los castillos de Pablo
3. Sí, oímos ruido por la noche
4. Nosotros huimos de la policía
5. Construimos castillos en la playa
6. Oímos una conversación
7. No, Pedro y Marta no huyen de la policía
8. Nosotros destruimos el planeta

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