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English Grammar index. Verb patterns again - final solution. Have you ever tried to memorise the following list of verbs to know when you should use TO and when the ending ING?

Verb patterns again - final solution

ADVERT: Are you able to memorise this? Honestly, I have never been able to commit the list to memory. And even when I thought that I know the verbs I was not really sure which form follows them. And my students had the same problem. So I have written a post on verb patterns. And when I started to be desperate I read a short comment under a post on verb patterns. The rule goes like this: “If the first verb happens before the second verb, use TO. Simple, isn’t it? Below you can see the idea in a mind map and lower you can test it in several games. The mind map contains a graphical explanation of the rule. Simple way to know whether TO or ING should be used. Well, once you think you understand the rules, it is time to put them into a test. Big Grammar Book: 101 Worksheets for... Edition: UK US AU Sign in Register Mobile About us Today's paper Subscribe.

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All Things Grammar - Home. Gerunds and Infinitives. Some Activities to Teach Gerunds and Infinitives. I always claim that English grammar is easy, especially when compared to the Spanish or French grammar, but it gets a bit messy when it comes to verbs followed by infinitive or gerund.

Some Activities to Teach Gerunds and Infinitives

The easy thing to say is that some verbs are followed by infinitive (promise to go) some verbs are followed by gerund (can’t stand ironing). But then we find that, some other verbs are followed by infinitive or gerund with no change of meaning (start to study/start studying)while some others are followed by infinitive and gerund with a change of meaning (stop to smoke/stop smoking) And to add insult to injury, some verbs are followed by infinitive with to (offer to help)some others by infinitive without to ( make me study)some verbs are followed by gerund, but if there is an object pronoun in between the verb and the gerund, then the gerund becomes infinitive (recommended reading / recommended her to read) … Amazing, isn’t it? Level: IntermediateTime: 60 minutes Download the document here Exercise 1. 3. ESL Classroom Games Billionaire conditional sentences, first, zero, second and third conditionals. ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you.

ESL Classroom Games Billionaire conditional sentences, first, zero, second and third conditionals

Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. This is only the directory for interactive games and exercises. Our ESL fun games here include : Snakes and Ladders, Hangman, Spelling games, Wheel of Fortune, TV Games(Betting Game), Mazes, Memory Games, Matching exercises, Sequencing exercises, Picture Quizzes, Catch it and more. These games provide the ultimate fun in practising the following skills: Terminaciones -ish and -y - Blog Cambridge. ¿Conoces el uso de las terminaciones “-ish and -y”?

Terminaciones -ish and -y - Blog Cambridge

Te enseñamos cómo usarlas y para qué. Los sufijos -ish y -y se pueden usar para formar palabras que, en contexto informal, hacen referencia a una aproximación. Veamos algunos ejemplos: Sufijo -y: Las terminaciones -y y -ish no son intercambiables, y en realidad -y no es tan común como -ish. What colour tie do you think goes with this shirt? Sufijo -ish con números, tiempos y cantidades:

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Directions. Comparatives & Superlatives. Galería de Gifs. 1 WORKSHEET – 10 GAMES. Make drilling more meaningful and fun.


All you need is a sheet of paper. This post shows how the use of game mechanics can help a teacher design better drilling activities and turn repeated practice of target grammar or vocabulary into a cognitively engaging exercise. Focus on the material to be practised and learning outcomes for your group of students: e.g. irregular verbs It is essential to clearly see the ‘why’ in terms of language learning and use games and game techniques as a means to an end, rather than for their own sake. Bringing a game from the external world, without adapting it to learners’ needs and expected learning outcomes, may be just a waste of time (and money, if the game requires numerous handouts) in terms of learning. Form of interaction: two or three students alternating between the roles.

Learning irregular verbs requires much memorization, drilling and practice. Work less: Engage learners in the process of preparation for the game. Revising Simple Past,Used to and Would with some Engaging Activities. This lesson has been designed as a next-day revision activity for B2 (Intermediate +) students.

Revising Simple Past,Used to and Would with some Engaging Activities

Aim: to consolidate the use of Past Simple, Used to and Would for past habits and routines. Level: B2 (Intermediate+) In this lesson you will find. Grammar and exercisesSpeaking: Picture discussion in pairsSpeaking: an advert from a popular drink comparing past and presentWriting: a fun writing gameSpeaking: bits of your childhood STEP 1. The use of these three verb forms to express past habits and routines can be a bit confusing for students, so in this class I am aiming at some revision to clarify concepts. Great Chart for Learning Irregular Verbs - learn English,grammar,verbs,irregular,english.