Stop, try, remember: gerunds and infnitives
A2/B1 (Pre-Intermediate) level
To provide clarification and practice of gerunds and infinitives in the context of social media
To provide process writing practice of a conversation in the context of gerunds and infinitives
Procedure (34-46 minutes)
Prepare cut up sentences on the tables. Unscramble a sentence on the board in order to demonstrate an example. Make students race to put the words of a sentence in the correct order. Display the answer key on the board, circle gerunds and infinitives.
Ss read the grammar box and match the sentences according to the meaning in pairs. Distribute the answer key.
Check understanding using the answer key for ex.1: Stop: miming Remember: timeline and CCQs What happened first: remember or live? Try: CCQs Is it difficult to live without social media now? Do I want to know what will happen if I try to repair? Draw attention to the form by highlighting it in the grammar box Drill "media" if Ss make mistakes in pronunciation
Ss choose the correct word individually ICQs: Will you do the exercise in pairs? Group check. Ss circle the answers on the board. Comment the mistakes if there are any. Give points for the correct answers.
Show the question on the board Ask Ss to give advice using "try" and "stop". Give an example: " Try spending more time outside", "Stop browsing the Internet without any reason". Make Ss consult in groups As Ss to write the advices on the board: 1 student=1 advice. Sum up the results of the competition
Demonstrate 3 sentences about yourself on the board. Highlight gerund and infinitive constructions. Ask Ss to guess which sentence is false. Make Ss write 2 truths ans 1 false sentences about themselves. Encourage Ss to move around the classroom and make a pair with a new partner. Ss guess in pairs the false sentence. Correct mistakes on the board.