Marjan Marjan

TP3 LP_Marjan Akrami
Upper Intermediate level


This is a grammar lesson with an intention to provide Ss with opportunities to practice reading and forming sentences with infinitives and gerunds.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of infinitives and gerunds in the context of the lives of celebrities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of pronunciation in the context of the lives of celebrities.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask my Ss to reflect on two quotes that two celebrities made 1) "It is not necessary to be rich and and famous to be happy. It is only necessary to be rich. " Alan Alda, actor 2) "Being a star was never as much fun as dreaming of being one." Marilyn Monroe, film star I will ask Ss to think and decide if they agree with those quotes, and then I will call on Ss to share their thoughts.

Exposure (1-2 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

I will show Ss a slide with examples of infinitives and gerunds and ask them to notice the pattern in each. Infinitives: to swim, to hope, to tell, to eat, to dream Gerunds: swimming, hoping, telling, eating, dreaming

Task (5-7 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss will take do a short practice quiz with five quotes from celebrities. Ss will select if the quote consists of an infinitive, gerund, or both. After Ss submit the quiz, followed by OCFB where they will justify their answers and point out the infinitives and gerunds.

M(A)FP (6-8 minutes) • To provide clarification on TL

I will present Ss with a slide with the definitions of infinitives and gerunds and explain their part in a sentence. Ss will work in small groups to answer five multiple choice questions on sentence construction with infinitives and gerunds.

Language Analysis (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

We will have OCFB on the previous group task and I will provide more clarification and model pronunciation. Ss will do another practice individually. It will have five quotes to match with the correct sentence structure. I will review results and go over the ones that Ss had difficulties with.

Language Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Ss will do an independent task with five sentences that they must fill in the blanks with the correct form of either the infinitive or gerund. Ss will also need to choose one of the sentences and record themselves reading it with the correct pronunciation. I will have OCFB and review their answers with clarification.

Report (3-4 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

Ss will post on a collaborative discussion board on Nearpod. It will have a question for them to answer as well as leave feedback of the lesson. What celebrity would you like to meet and what would you do with them; where would you go? (Use infinitives and/or gerunds in you answers.)

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