In this grammar lesson students discover different verb patterns by doing a friendship quiz. To practise gerunds and infinitives, students will also express their views on different aspects of friendship.
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LEAD‐IN & QUIZ
The worksheet starts with a short discussion. Students answer three questions about friendship which lead to a friendship quiz. The quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions about different life situations involving friends and is meant to answer the question: ‘Are you a good friend?’. From the beginning of the lesson students are exposed to different verb patterns (e.g. How would you suggest making new friends?) and eventually, they comment on the quiz results.
GRAMMAR PRESENTATION (GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES)
In the next part of the lesson, students take a closer look at the quiz sentences and focus on the highlighted verbs (e.g. enjoy, fancy, avoid). Their task is to decide whether they are followed by a gerund (+ing) or an infinitive with to. Once the verbs are divided into two groups, it’s time to put the rules into practice. Students look at eight gapped sentences containing previously studied verbs and have to add other verbs from a box, keeping in mind their correct forms (gerunds or infinitives). This controlled practice exercise is followed by a more personalised one, in which students finish the sentences so they are true for them (e.g. My friends don’t mind…). Finally, students move on to the last practice stage which is a group activity. They use eight prompts (there are three different sets) to form questions related to friendship. Next, they ask and answer each other’s questions and exchange opinions about different aspects of friendship.
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