Upper Intermediate level
To provide review and practice of gerunds and infinitives in the context of fame and fortune
To provide new lexis in the context of fame and fortune
Procedure (43-55 minutes)
The teacher will elicit the words famous and celebrity from the students. e.g. A person who appears in films is known by everyone... they are?? Famous Yes I am famous and because of this I have lots of money so I have a ????? Fortune
The teacher will elicit the meaning for the following words - prevent, recognise, achieve, unnecessary and immortality. The teacher will give the students 5 quotes from famous people. She will ask if the students know the famous people. She will ask the students to put them in order of which they like the best.
The teacher will then tell the class her 2 favourite - they will include a verb+gerund and a verb+infinitive. ' A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well-known, then wears black glasses to prevent people recognising him' 'I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying' The teacher will ask if the students have heard of gerunds and infinitives. If they don't know the teacher will explain. The teacher will then ask the students to tell her which quote has a verb+gerund and which has a verb+infinitive.
The teacher explains that in the lesson they will be learning S + Verb + Gerund/infinitive. The teacher will write some sentences on the board and modal for students. S + V + Gerund She loves watching herself on screen S + V + infinitive She loves to watch herself on screen S + V + Gerund He admitted cheating on her with another actress S + V + infinitive She threatened to leave him for good this time
The teacher gives the students ex. 1 and ask them to fill the blanks with a gerund or an infinitive The students will do this alone and then check their answers with their partner. The teacher will write gerund and infinitive on the board, the students will then come to the board and write the verb under the correct heading.
The teacher gives the students two different coloured cards. They will do a game. The teacher will read out a verb and the students will say if a gerund or an infinitive comes after it. They will work in pairs and the teacher will write their names on the board. When they know the answer they will hold up a certain coloured card and the teacher will give there team a point. The winners with the most correct answers will win a prize.