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Interactive video lesson plan for: Gerund and Infinitives - Lesson 27 - English Grammar (with captions)

Activity overview:

TOPIC: A brief review of what gerunds and infinitives are, followed by a study of gerunds and infinitives as direct objects (the object of a verb). Special attention is given to the verbs TRY, STOP, FORGET, and REMEMBER and how their meanings change depending on whether they are followed by a gerund or an infinitive.

This version HAS CAPTIONS (subtitles). For the version with NO CAPTIONS, use link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U35oL5hX7m8

NOTE: I'm very sorry to announce as of January 2012 links to EnglishCafe will no longer be active due to the site closing. I was very lucky to be a part of that online community while it lasted. I'm also sorry for the loss of additional materials for learners.

TEACHERS: Related teaching ideas are posted on my WordPress blog. See below.
For TRY and STOP:
For FORGET and REMEMBER: http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/activities-worth-remembering-classroom-ideas-for-teaching-gerunds-and-infinitives/
For TRY, STOP, FORGET, and REMEMBER: http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/workaholics-an-exercise-to-practice-gerunds-and-infinitives/

Music acknowledgments:
"Houze" by XtremeWebz (www.extremewebz.com) retrieved from
"Jakub6" by Jakub Koter retrieved from

Former classroom teacher. Published author. Online instructor. I've been online since 2007, posting videos for students, blogging for teachers, and providing different forms of language support. My goal is to make language studies enjoyable and productive. For more info and resources, visit www.englishwithjennifer.com.

Tagged under: JenniferESL,Jennifer Lebedev,English Jennifer,gerunds,infinitives,English grammar,learn English,Halloween,ESL,EFL,TESL,TEFL,ESOL

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