Gerund or infinitve
Upper-intermediate , B2 level
To provide clarification of gerunds and infinitives in the context of wealth and fame
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of fame.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
- stick pictures on the board - ask ss if they recognise any of the people in the pictures and if there is a something common between them. - elicit answers - show the ss the quotes one by one and make them guess which quote belongs to which celebrity . - explaining briefly new vocabulary : prevent , recognise , achieve, and immortality .
-write 2 sentence examples from the quotes on the borad : 1- '' Being a star was never as much fun as dreaming of being one '' 2- '' I dont want to achieve immortality through my work .'' - underline the gerund and the infinitive and ask the ss if they know what are they. - elicit answers from the ss - use CCQs to check the understanding of the concept .
- set students in pairs - give them handout 2 and tell them they will have to look for examples from the quotes . - monitor and help if necessary - WC feedback and more clarification .
- set ss in pairs - ask them to do the gap- fill g exercice - monitor and help if necessary - once they finish , ss exchange their sheets and check each other's works - give answer key handout
- set ss in pairs - ask them to look through the questions in the previous task and start a conversation asking each other questions - monitor and take notes of errors - feedback and delayed error correction