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When to use Perfekt and Präteritum?

What's the guideline as to when to use Perfekt and Präteritum? I was always taught that the simplest rule is Präteritum (mostly) for written forms, and Perfekt is most common in spoken language. But ...
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Usage of Perfekt and Präteritum in the spoken language

I have read the question When to use Perfekt and Präteritum? but it doesn't answer my question. I am looking for a rule for beginner / intermediate level learners which tells when to use Perfekt or ...
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Verwendung vom Imperfekt in der gesprochenen Sprache

Ich weiß, dass es drauf ankommt, wo man in Deutschland ist, aber welche Verben benutzt man am häufigsten in der gesprochenen Sprache? Fast überall werden sein und haben meistens im Imperfekt statt dem ...