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verb patterns - general

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Verb patterns quiz 1 (253)
Verb + full infinitive Verb + object + full infinitive Verb + ing-form Verb + bare infinitive (make and let)
 
 

 

 
 

 



Book references for verb patterns - generalPage top ↑
 

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 2 Family  Pages 15 - 16
Verb + infintive Verb + object + infinitive Verb + ing form Verb + preposition
 


 

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Worksheets for gerund / infinitive
 
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Gerunds and infinitives - snakes and ladders (973)
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 (971)
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 (840)
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 (152)
Verb pattern dominoes - 20 pieces - to test 'stop', 'try', 'remember' etc. Updated 19 Feb 2010
 
 

 

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Gerunds and infinitives matching (193)
Matching and analysis
 
 

 

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Gerunds and infinitives - summary (190)
Gap-fill & grammar self-analysis sheet
 
 

 

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Gerund / infinitive (309)
Matching exericse on the topic of celebrities.
 
 

 

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Infinitives (322)
passive, perfect, negative infintives - matching and analysis.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for gerund / infinitivePage top ↑
 
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)
 
 

 


 
Book references for gerund / infinitivePage top ↑
 

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
 




 

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Worksheets for verb + infinitive
 
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Verb patterns (67)
Extra practice with verbs shown on page 16 # 3, Inside Out Upper Int (old version)
 
 

 

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Verb pattern dominoes (152)
Verb pattern dominoes - 20 pieces - to test 'stop', 'try', 'remember' etc. Updated 19 Feb 2010
 
 

 

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Verb patterns - questions (499)
Questions about child rearing using make / let and other verbs on page 16
 
 

 


 
Book references for verb + infinitivePage top ↑
 

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 2 Family  Page 16 
Bookwork : dividing verbs into verb + infitive vs verb + object + infinitive (help to do vs help smbdy to do) ; make and let ; pairwork : rules for children.
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Generations  Page 17   verb patterns
Analysis of sentences from reading text: + exercises verb + to inf verb + object + to inf verb + gerund verb + object + gerund verb + object + bare inf
 




 

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Worksheets for verb + ing
 
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Verb pattern dominoes (152)
Verb pattern dominoes - 20 pieces - to test 'stop', 'try', 'remember' etc. Updated 19 Feb 2010
 
 

 


 
Book references for verb + ingPage top ↑
 

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 2 Family  Page 17 
(1) Listening (Girl talking about staying with an English family. (2) Ordering segments of tapescrips (3) Ss write true sentences about themselves from prompts and discuss with partner
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Generations  Page 17   verb patterns
Analysis of sentences from reading text: + exercises verb + to inf verb + object + to inf verb + gerund verb + object + gerund verb + object + bare inf
 




 

verb + prepositionPage top ↑

 
book references (4)
quiz (1)
 
 

Quizzes for verb + prepositionPage top ↑
 
Adjective / verb + preposition quiz (206)
Complete the sentences with the correct preposition.
 
 

 


 
Book references for verb + prepositionPage top ↑
 

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 2 Family  Page 17 
(1) Listening (Girl talking about staying with an English family. (2) Ordering segments of tapescrips (3) Ss write true sentences about themselves from prompts and discuss with partner
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 63 
Board-type game for 3s testing ajective and verb + prepositions. Students have to make sentences from an adective or verb prompt.
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Generations  Page 21   Listening and speaking
Listening - European girl talks about a homestay with an English family Ordering task featuring verb / adjective + preposition structures: - dream of - insist on Speaking: students talk about a time they have stayed in someone's house
Unit 2 Generations  Page 21   Verb + preposition
dream of, look forward to etc.
 




 

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Book references for verb + bare infintivePage top ↑
 

General English course books (adults)


New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Generations  Page 17   verb patterns
Analysis of sentences from reading text: + exercises verb + to inf verb + object + to inf verb + gerund verb + object + gerund verb + object + bare inf
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
30 If I had the chance  Page 30 
make / let + second conditional If I were a teacher (etc. - 4 imaginary situations), I'd make / let my students...
 




 

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Book references for infinitive of purposePage top ↑
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
33 How many uses can you think of?  Page 33 
10 prompts with picures. You can use an empty bottle...'
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
11a & b Useful objects crossword  Page 11 
Ss prepare definitions for everyday objects using clausees of purpose.
11c & d Don't say it  Page 11 
Ss must communicate a noun to their teams using clauses of purpose but without using four obvious words which are printed below.