Maria Fernanda Aguiar Cardona Maria Fernanda Aguiar Cardona

TP3 LP_Maria Fernanda Aguiar
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn and practice about gerunds and infinitives.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the use of gerunds and infinitives in the context of wealth and fame.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of wealth and fame


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask the students to answer the following question: -Have you ever wanted to be famous? why/ why not? Learners work in pairs in breakout rooms and discuss. T conducts OCFB.

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T shares a google forms with some quotations from famous people I will ask the students to read the text quickly (1 minute) and answer the following questions: - What is the general idea of the text? - Who is talking? once the time has finished, they will check their answers in pairs T conducts OCFB

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will ask Ss to underline all examples of the target language in the text Instructions: - Find an example in the quotations for each of the following: Gerunds (ING) 1. A verb + gerund 2. A verb as the subject of a sentence 3. a preposition + gerund Infinitives 1. verb + infinitive 2. verb + infinitive without "to" 3. adjective + Infinitive 4. an infinitive that describe the purpose of something. CCQs: How much time do you have? 4 MINUTES Do you have to underline anything? YES

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

MEANING I will give the students a link to google forms for Ss to answer some questions and elicit the meaning of the TL. Example: - In the second sentence, what does the verb BEING represent? T conducts OCFB FORM For this activity T will present with 2 sentences with some highlighted words for Ss to identify the different components in the structure: Example: It is not necessary to be rich After_________ we use __________ CCQs - Are subject gerunds/ infinitives before or after the main verb? AFTER PRONUNCIATION a. Sentence stress: I will read the sentences out loud and I will ask Ss to identify the stressed words I will ask Ss to drill Instructions: Listen and identify the stressed words.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will ask Ss to complete the sentences using the gerund or infinitive, in order to do that I will give the Ss a link to a form. Ss will have 3 minutes to answer individually and other 2 minutes for pair check. T conducts OCFB CCQs: How much time do you have to answer? 3 MINUTES are you going to answer the questions in group? INDIVIDUALLY

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will ask Ss to answer the following questions in groups: - Think about things to worry and not to worry about if you're rich and famous (4 Minutes) CCQs: Do you have to work individually? NO T demonstrate the activity by nominating one student to ask her the question. T conducts OCFB T conducts DEC - T writes the following sentences and ask Ss if it is correct or not and why To have money wouldn't be a preoccupation, If I were rich I would have lots of money for buying whatever I want without think.

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