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Action Man!

In this Spanish Medium Review picture quiz you will be required to take some action as there will be no sitting around in Spanish. The quiz was created to help you use your new Spanish verbs. As with all of the picture quizzes – the task is to see just how fast you can do them and get a good score. Therefore, please pay close attention to each verb and its context in the sentence. The pictures will also help you out! Now, let’s jump right in and take some action man!

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  1. The effects of watching a scary 3D movie can really make you SCREAM.
    Pay close attending to the context of the capitalized verb. It is not the action verb. The action verb is make as 'a scary 3D movie can make'. Therefore, the movie is causing you to scream. This tells you that the capitalized verb should be in its base form. The Spanish verb for to scream is gritar.
  2. Will you please CHOOSE the red apples!
    Pay attention to the context of the capitalized verb. A command is being given here as you are asked 'to choose'. When a command is given the base form of the verb is used. The Spanish verb for to choose is elegir.
  3. Do not forget to PRINT a copy of the directions before you leave.
    Here again a command is being given. When a command is given, the base form of the verb is used. The Spanish verb for to print is imprimir.
  4. The suspect is waiting for the police to QUESTION him.
    Since you can see the word 'to' before the capitalized verb you know that verb will be in its base form. The Spanish verb for to question is cuestionar.
  5. Come, my child, and let me GIVE you a hug.
    Pay close attending to the context of the capitalized verb. It is not the action verb. The action verb is let as in 'let me'. In other words, the speaker is asking the child to allow him 'to give' the child a hug. This tells you that the capitalized verb should be in its base form. The Spanish verb for to give is dar.
  6. When she saw that the dresses were half off – she just had to BUY one!
    Since you can see the word 'to' before the capitalized verb you know that verb will be in its base form. The Spanish verb for to buy is comprar.
  7. Okay everyone - SMILE at the camera!
    A command is being given in this sentence as everyone is being told 'to smile'. Therefore, the base form of the verb is to be used. The Spanish verb for to smile is sonreír.
  8. My wife tells me that I always PROCRASTINATE when it comes to mowing the lawn. Really?
    This sentence is showing the present tense form of the verb with the pronoun 'I'. The Spanish verb for I procrastinate is procrastino.
  9. Danny went too far this time so his mother had to PUNISH him.
    Since you can see the word 'to' before the capitalized verb you know that verb will be in its base form. The Spanish verb for to punish is castigar.
  10. How exciting it would be to PUBLISH her story!
    Since you can see the word 'to' before the capitalized verb you know that verb will be in its base form. The Spanish verb for to publish is publicar.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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