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To Versus +ing

Introduction:
Homework and review activity.

 

What is learnt?
Verbs +ing, Verbs +infinitive with to


Preparation:
Copy the sheet for each student.

 

How the game is played:

  1. At the end of the first lesson give out the To versus -ing sheet and ask the
    students to complete it for homework.

  2. In the second lesson do a speedy check to see that most people got the
    right verb forms.

  3. Pair the students and ask them to tell each other some of the stories
    behind their sentences. Encourage questions. While this is going on,
    check the verb forms over people's shoulders.

 

TO VERSUS -ING
On a separate sheet complete these sentence stems meaningfully, talking about your own experience. Use either the 'gerund' or the 'infinitive', as grammatically appropriate. Do not use nouns.
I'll never forget ... (describe a vivid event)
I'm afraid I often postpone ...
When I'm not feeling confident, I dread ...
As a child I would often pretend ...
I have always meant ... (something you haven't done)
I absolutely loathe ...
I never get round to ...
As a kid I used to resent ...
When I get home from school or work I often fancy ...
Am I ambitious? Well, I aim ...
I'm afraid I don't dare ... (something you are scared to do)
I try to keep my promises. I remember once I promised ...
I really can't afford ...

 

Acknowledgments: Thanks to Graham.J.B. for submitting this game to us.

02.01.2007. 10:40

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