Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gerunds and Infinitives

I found some worksheets at Boggle's World that have to do with New Year's resolutions.  They looked fun and the students I used them with really liked the activities and talking about their plans for the new year.  One question came up pretty quickly though and it related to those wonderful things called gerunds.  I was well prepared for the question, though. Therefore, I taught a very brief lesson on it explaining that there are some verb forms that require a gerund to follow.  I promised them that we would work more with the form.  Now I'm on a search for a way to reduce their anxiety about saying something wrong and making it fun in the process.

Here's what I've found so far.  There's a cool explanation and short exercise here:

There is also help with this topic on the ESL Library blog:

If you're only looking for a way to practice what you have already taught, then there are a lot of exercises and games on this website:

Another idea is to have students who have access to the internet in the classroom go here  and play the game online.  You can set it up for one or two players.

These are only a few ideas that I have at the moment.  I hope you find them helpful, too.

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