When talking about sporting activities in the past, present and future, it's a good idea to listen out for key phrases that will help to identify the time frame. Here are some useful examples.
|el año que viene/el año próximo||next year|
|la semana que viene/la semana próxima||next week|
|en el pasado||in the past|
|cuando era joven||when I was young|
|en el futuro||in the future|
|hace un mes/dos meses||a month/two months ago|
Listen to Nico talk about his sporting experiences.
Which of the following statements are true? Choose the four correct answers.
|A||He played a lot of sport when he was younger.|
|B||He plays sport regularly now.|
|C||He plays basketball every day.|
|D||He will play football after school tomorrow.|
|E||He used to play football in the park when he was younger.|
|F||He doesn't think exercise is important.|
|G||He is going to play basketball tomorrow.|
|H||He did athletics at school yesterday.|
|I||He hates doing sport at school.|
The correct statements are B, E, G and H.
B is correct because Nico says hoy en día intento hacer deporte regularmente (these days I try to do sport regularly).
E is correct because he says cuando era joven, solamente jugaba al fútbol en el parque (when I was younger, I only used to play football in the park).
G is correct because he says mañana voy a jugar al baloncesto (I am going to play basketball tomorrow).
H is correct because he says ayer hice atletismo en el colegio (yesterday I did athletics at school).
Pues, tengo que admitir que en el pasado no era una persona muy activa, pero hoy en día intento hacer deporte regularmente. Cuando era joven, solamente jugaba al fútbol en el parque con mis amigos y nada más. Ahora entiendo que el ejercicio es muy importante así que mañana voy a jugar al baloncesto. Ayer hice atletismo en el colegio.
Well, I have to admit that in the past I wasn't a very active person, but these days I try to do sport regularly. When I was younger, I only used to play football in the park with my friends and nothing else. Now I understand that exercise is very important, so tomorrow I am going to play basketball. Yesterday I did athletics at school.