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Gerund / infinitive

 

The following ESL resources are available for Gerund / infinitive:

 
 
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Gerunds and infinitives - snakes and ladders
20 squares (can be used as snakes and ladders game) with questions and other speaking prompts to practice the use of gerunds and infintives
 
 

 

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Sentence completion squares
Twenty squares with prompts for completion to practice simple gerund / infinitives after prepositions, adjectives, modals, verbs etc
 
 

 

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Speaking cues for gerunds and infinitives
Twenty speaking cues using verbs that can be followed by both gerund and infinitive with a change in meaning: stop, regret, try, remember etc.
 
 

 

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Verb pattern dominoes
Verb pattern dominoes - 20 pieces - to test 'stop', 'try', 'remember' etc. Updated 19 Feb 2010
 
 

 

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Gerunds and infinitives matching
Matching and analysis
 
 

 

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Gerunds and infinitives - summary
Gap-fill & grammar self-analysis sheet
 
 

 

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Gerund / infinitive
Matching exericse on the topic of celebrities.
 
 

 

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Infinitives
passive, perfect, negative infintives - matching and analysis.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Multiple choice quiz (stop, regret, try etc.) (13)
Two-choice, 9-question quiz focusing on problem verbs :forget, stop, regret etc.
 
 

 

Gerunds and infinitives quiz 01 (385)
Twenty-question quiz including adjective + infinitive / preposition + gerund / perfect infinitive / passive gerund / infinitive etc (Does not test stop / try / remember/ regret)
 
 

 

Gerunds and infinitives quiz 2 (493)
45-question MC quiz on verbs followed by gerund, full infinitive or bare infinitive. Upper Int - advanced. (Uses the examples in Straightforward Resource Pack activity 2B)
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 5 Ritual  Pages 44 - 46
(1) Two short listening passages, one with gaps, one with multiple choice selection to introudce target language. (2) Grammar notes etc on verbs that change meaning when followed by gerund or infintive: remember / forget; stop; try; like; love; hate (3) Gapped text for consolidation.
 
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 66 
Gerund / infinitive maze - (no dice needed)
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 8 Fame and fortune  Pages 88 - 89
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 5 Ritual  Page 52   Wedding anniversary
Students discuss quotes on marriage Split reading / grammar exercise about a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary
 
Unit 5 Ritual  Page 53   Verb patterns(2)
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover 

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 

Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
 
23 - 26 Infintive and gerund  Pages 23 - 26
(23) Pictures - complete captions with correct form - focus on try, remember, regret, stop etc (24) Gap fill and matching focusing on try, remember, regret, stop etc (25) Matching focusing on try, remember, regret, stop etc (26) Organize verbs into 2 lists: those + gerund, those + infinitive + gap fill
 
 

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context 

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
 
23 Verbs followed by infinitive or -ing  Pages 133 - 138
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)