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TP 4 - Grammar - gerunds and infinitives
Intermediate - B2 level


Abc Gap-fill handout 1
Abc Gap-fill-handout 2
Abc Gap-fill + Text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of gerunds and infinitives in the context of jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of jobs


Test 1 (5-8 minutes) • To help determine students' prior knowledge of the target language

Inform students to answer the question given. Display the handout either in your hand or on the board and complete one question yourself. Hand out question to students. Students peer check. List answers on the board.

Teach (12-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had/might have had difficulty in the first stage

Inform students they will analyse the language in the same question and find the rules used for gerunds and infinitives. Display the task on the board. Do one example. Hand out task to students. Students work in pairs to complete task. Write answers on board. Clarify any answers if necessary, use CCQ's. Display information about words which can take both gerund and infinitive Ask students why they might be different. Students read the text from the board, select students to give their ideas. answer: the meaning changes. Hand out table of common verbs used with infinitive or the gerund for ss as reference.

Test 2 (5-7 minutes) • To check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Display next question on the board(personality-job match) inform students to fill in the gaps with the appropriate gerund, infinitive or infinitive + to Hand out worksheet Students work individually, then peer check. Write answers on board after completion.

Free Practice (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Using the previous exercise, students tick the sentences that they agree with about themselves. They identify which colour has more ticks and then read the relevant job description outlined. students will discuss if they agree with the prediction or not not. Form groups of three. Ss ask each other, 'Do you agree with the prediction?' Would you like to do something else? Have you worked in another job? ( List these on the board as a guide)

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