Teaching Gerunds: An Introducing ESL Lesson Plan

Off2Class 2022-03-10 08:40:41

Teaching gerunds can be fun

I love using this lesson plan with a group or individual classes because it is fun and easy to adapt in both settings. I recently used it with a pre-intermediate student who is only 8 years old and she loved it! This free lesson plan includes different reading, speaking and writing activities. Students will love the prompts given so they can express themselves creatively and genuinely.

When to start teaching gerunds

As I mentioned before, I used this lesson with a pre-intermediate student and I think this is a great place to start. Regardless of the age of the student, if his/her/their proficiency is pre-intermediate then learning and teaching gerunds will be fun for all of you. Keep in mind that students at this level should have a general idea of how to read, write, speak and understand English; this lesson will help improve these skills.

What will students learn in this lesson?

The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice verbs that are followed by gerunds or infinitives with no change in meaning. They will also learn how to determine when to use gerunds or infinitives. Moreover, they will work on answering questions using two sentences: one with the gerund and one with the infinitive. Students will also have the opportunity to create their questions, it’s really fun to see what they come up with. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to make logical sentences using several verbs including love, like, hate, prefer, can’t bear, can’t stand, begin, start and continue.

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The above printable, downloadable handout is meant for at Pre-intermediate (A2) level. It is great for consolidating Gerunds in English, and is a valuable material for improving your class' Reading skills. It is focused on the theme of Books and reading.
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Upload date: 2022-03-10 08:40:41

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