Infinitive or gerund?

kincsen April 14, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students decide if certain verbs are followed by a 'to infinitive' structure or gerund
Scene summary:
In this cartoon Simon is trying to give his cat a bath, but the cat is not enjoying the situation
Video length: 3 minutes 54 seconds
Video genre: Cartoon / tale for kids (e.g. Tom & Jerry, Simon's cat, Peppa Pig, Mr. Bean)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
Student types:
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-04-14, 16:15:30 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Simon's cat hopes ... some food in his bowl

  • to find
  • finding

2) The cat is trying ... Simon that he is hungry

  • show
  • showing
  • to show

3) Simon carries on ... TV

  • to watch
  • watching

4) Simon decides ... a bath for the cat

  • to prepare
  • preparing

5) The cat wants to avoid ... in the water

  • to get
  • getting

6) Simon wants ... the cat in the water

  • to put
  • put

7) The cat can't stand ... in the water

  • stay
  • staying

8) The cat refuses ....

  • to stay
  • stay

9) Simon wants .... the cat

  • catching
  • to catch

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2019-04-15 13:56:46
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2019-04-15 18:46:33
Love this, thanks!