About Our Infinitive and Gerund Worksheets
This is the infinitive and gerund section of Busy Teacher. You will find 131 worksheets on this topic
as well as a very useful article with some suggestions on how to explain the difference between the two to your students. This worksheet has two straightforward infinitive and gerund practice activities
for your intermediate level students. In both exercises students have to fill in blanks with the correct form of the verb provided. You can adjust the difficulty of the activity by having students work in pairs or groups to complete the exercise; this will obviously make it easier than completing the worksheet individually. Be sure to review the answers as a class before moving on to the next activity. For more ideas, look at the other worksheets in this section.
Students will need to learn when to use the infinitive and gerund forms of a verb. This is a skill that native speakers take for granted. Using the infinitive when a gerund is required just sounds wrong and unnatural but English language learners will not hear that until they have become very familiar with the correct uses of these forms. The key here is practice, practice, practice so include a variety of exercises when studying these topics and be sure to do review exercises that include both.