Jan Zeiger Jan Zeiger

pre-intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide knowledge and practice of using gerunds after a preposition

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide
  • To provide practice of language used for using gerunds in conversation in the context of expressing likes and dislikes


Warmer/Lead-in (2-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show a cartoon labeled "Kenny discovers the gerund and leads it back to school." Learners speculate about what the lesson will be.

Test #1 (5-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Tzq3WUA4SzZ_Ki2szmgXlNhlyCO_-7TgkoIKEE0jnnE/edit?usp=sharing Students help each other in this parts-of-speech diagnostic. Break-out rooms

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

post-diagnostic alternatives: 1. review grammar terms - subject, verb, object, preposition - defining terms and ordering sentence fragments. 2. discovery task to define "gerunds" 3. controlled practice: e, practice making sentences with like/dislike/gerund pattern. Students write a gerund in sentence blanks to make that sentence true for them. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScr4GeaUJ3yTnmgPcJeSlYIpGylNqwvN922TscVXHarEIOCIw/viewform

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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScr4GeaUJ3yTnmgPcJeSlYIpGylNqwvN922TscVXHarEIOCIw/viewform Breakout rooms: students form 3 original sentences with like/dislike terms + gerund or preposition + gerund.

Free practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Tzq3WUA4SzZ_Ki2szmgXlNhlyCO_-7TgkoIKEE0jnnE/edit?usp=sharing In BoRs, students use the TL to express what they like to do in their spare time.

Feedback (5-5 minutes) • identify what has been learned

ask students to share a good sentence from their conversations Show examples of student work from test #2 and their free practice for glows and grows.

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