TP 7 Grammer/Reading Gerund vs Inf.
To provide clarification of the usage of gerunds versus infinitives in the context of fame
To provide gist reading practice using a text about lifestyle in the context of fame
Procedure (43-64 minutes)
T asks Ss "Did you ever dream of being famous? How would your lifestyle be different than it is today?"
Ss will read the text for gist. T will ask Ss "Do these celebrities seem to like their lifestyles?" Discuss with class (5 min)
T tells Ss to read text again alone, this time circling all the gerunds, and underlining all the infinitive forms. (5 mins) After, Ss discuss their answers in pairs (3 mins) While Ss do the exercise, T writes two example sentences from text on the board using inf. and gerund forms. "Being a star was never as much fun as dreaming of being one" - Gerund "It is not necessary to be rich and famous and be happy. It is only necessary to be rich." - Inf. T checks over Ss answers w/ class (3mins) W/class, T elicits the meaning and form of the example sentences. (5 mins)
T tells SS to use table #2 ex. 1 to complete the Gerund H/O alone (5-8 mins). Ss check answers in pairs (2 mins) T checks classes answers together and asks to confirm which rule it applies to in chart. (5 mins).
Ss in pairs, ask and answer questions to find out if they've got what it takes to be a celeb. Create and Answer questions using Gerund/Inf. T gives example "Would you refuse to go to a club or restaurant that looked cheap?" or "Would you..." "Do you..."
While Ss share answer with class, T uses different correction techniques (fingers, backtracking, etc), writing questions on WB that seem pertinent to lesson. T gives out H\O answer key