Infinitives with and without "to"
Introducing various verb patterns to students in the context of talking about families.
Helping students practice speaking in the context of expressing their opinion about rules in a family.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
1. Ask the students some questions using infinitive with and without "to" about the text they worked on in the last lesson . 2. Write 3 sample sentences on the board from among students' answers to show the 3 verb patterns of: verb+to+infinitive verb+object+to+infinitive verb+object+infinitive
Ask the students to look at part 2 of the previous text and identify the infinitives with and without "to" and their preceding verbs.
Ask them to underline the verbs+their following infinitives in the part 2 of the text.
Elicit the rules behind the underlined verb patterns from the students by asking them to focus on the different patterns they already found in the text. Note: Students' attention should be drawn to the point that some verbs are followed by both infinitive with and without "to". e.g: John wanted the ground to open and swallow him. John wanted to buy a new car.
Do the close up activities in the hand out one by one with the active participation of the students.
1. Ask the students to think about some of the rules their parents applied to them at the childhood in pairs. 2. Ask them to share their thoughts with the class using the 3 verb patterns they already practiced.