Gerunds and infinitives
To provide practice and review of gerunds and infinitives in the context of celebrities
To provide speaking practice in a conversation in the context of celebrities
Procedure (43-45 minutes)
Students are prompted with the question: What does it take to be a celebrity? What kind of personality must a celebrity have to succeed? Nominate students
Students read and answer a personality quiz about their compatibility with celebrity life. (4 minutes )OCFB, about the content of the task, follows. (2 minutes) ICQ's: How many minutes do you have? 3. Is the quiz about you, or is it a grammar quiz? It's about us, a personality quiz. FB: what's your score? So would you_____(question 1)? / what's your score? So would you______(question 2)?
Provide a brief review of parts of speech with an in-text example (nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions) Highlight the two types of TL (gerunds or to+infinitve) that the students will categorize in the guided discovery task. Set up the instructions and materials for the guided discovery tasks (issue Jamboard copies) and do a first example. Eliciting: what do nouns, verbs, etc. have in common? They are parts of speech Noun- person, place thing. Verb-action. Adjective- characteristic/quality. Prep.- relationships (time, place, direction, location) Divide students in pairs and share one interactive Jamboard copy with each team. Let them know which team they belong to and make sure they can access the Jamboard.
After setting up teams and handouts, students do the first guided discovery activity in BOR's. (4 min) FB follows. (2 min) Then, students do the second GD activity. (4 min) FB follows. (2 min) Appropriacy is elicited from the students and a short pronunciation drill ends the stage. ICQ's: Which pages of the Jamboard do you have to do? say the pages that correspond to each activity. What can you read if you don't know the answer? The Review section/ page 1. CCQ's: Do we treat the gerund like a noun or like a verb? Like a noun. Can a gerund be the object or subject of the sentence? Both What ALWAYS goes after a preposition? The gerund. To+infinitive goes after which parts of speech? verb, noun, adjective (elicit example) What do we use to express purpose? to+infinitve. (example)
In pairs, students do a gap-fill activity with gerunds or to + infinitives. (5 min) FB follows (2 min)
Students engage with the content of the gap fill --a series of would-you-rather questions about attitudes and behaviors that fit the "celebrity personality". They must ask the questions to their partner, and then switch roles. (3 minutes per person: 6 minutes) FB follows (2 min) Language Feedback ends the class (1-2 min)