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This is the infinitive and gerund section of Busy Teacher. You will find 134 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.

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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Infinitive and Gerund?
In grammar, infinitive is the name for certain verb forms that exist in many languages. In the usual (traditional) description of English, the infinitive of a verb is its basic form with or without the particle to: therefore, do and to do, be and to be, and so on are infinitives. Gerund (abbreviated ger) is a term used to refer to various non-finite verb forms in various languages: however, it most often refers to an action noun, by analogy with its use as applied to English or Latin. The word 'gerund' in English comes from the Latin term gerundium, of the same meaning. Gerundium itself comes from the gerundive of the Latin verb gero, gerundus, meaning "to be carried out". In English, the gerund is identical in form to the present participle (ending in -ing) and can behave as a verb within a clause (so that it may be modified by an adverb or have an object), but the clause as a whole (sometimes consisting of only one word, the gerund itself) acts as a noun within the larger sentence.
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Infinitive or Gerund Song Fill in the Blank

Infinitive or Gerund Song Fill in the Blank

GALINA
» Infinitive and Gerund
This section is aimed at testing your competence in the use of infinitives and gerunds. Listen to the bits of songs and fill in the gaps provided in the lyrics. The material targets students of th ...
1 Views 6,290 Int
Gerunds & Infinitives Practice Worksheet

Gerunds & Infinitives Practice Worksheet

» Infinitive and Gerund
A worksheet to practise gerund and infinitive in use. It includes some verbs followed by gerund or infinitive, along with the sentences to do. There isn't a key since I have used only the verbs li ...
1 Views 13,696 Pre-IntInt
Possessives, Verbal Phrases, Infinitives, Sentence Writing Spanish and English

Possessives, Verbal Phrases, Infinitives, Sentence Writing Spanish and English

Michael Patrick
Part 3 of this 24 lesson series for intermediate native Spanish speakers. Different possessives used (don't be fooled into thinking there's only one type used here). Verbal phrases are very impo ...
1 Views 8,574 Pre-IntInt
Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Michael Patrick
Lesson 7 in this 24 part series of exercises is almost all about gerunds which are very common in everyday usage and these different exercises will show your students just how much. I've also snu ...
7 Views 24,877 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Trying Not to Love You

Song Worksheet: Trying Not to Love You

Małgorzata
This is a song worksheet with 'fill in the gaps' activity concentrated on gerund and infinitives with the use of the videoclip. The students are supposed to fill in the blanks with the proper verb ...
7 Views 19,711 Pre-IntIntAdv
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Gerunds vs Infinitives

Gerunds vs Infinitives

» Infinitive and Gerund
This worksheet is for pre-intermediate or intermediate students to improve their skills in choosing the correct form of the verb, either -ing form, or infinitive (with and without "to). Here you w ...
8 Views 22,705 Pre-IntInt
Why Do You Have Hobbies?

Why Do You Have Hobbies?

Infinitive and Gerund, ,
This worksheet contains 8 flags with a list of reasons why people love doing something in their free time (hobbies). It will be useful for practicing subordinate sentences with "because", e.g. I l ...
3 Views 17,750 Pre-IntInt
Hobbies Cards

Hobbies Cards

Infinitive and Gerund, ,
Here you can find cards with different kinds of hobbies that can be used during the English lessons to practice speaking about this topic. Also these cards may be spread out to practice gerund. St ...
4 Views 20,246 ElemPre-IntInt
Is Your Boss Spying on You?

Is Your Boss Spying on You?

This is a complete lesson that I have prepared and given to my vocational classes. It consists of a reading comprehension with vocabulary and discussion + grammar covering infinitive of purpose. Y ...
4 Views 12,975 Pre-IntInt
What I Like and What I Don't Like

What I Like and What I Don't Like

Rania Foka
Infinitive and Gerund,
This particular worksheet has been designed having in mind elementary students who wish to practise I like and I don't like + the gerund form. There are illustrations for them to have something in ...
6 Views 13,363 Elem
Verbal Regency Exercises - Gerund or Infinitive

Verbal Regency Exercises - Gerund or Infinitive

Yedda Tomazeli
» Infinitive and Gerund
This worksheet provides exercises about verbal regency. The students have to complete the sentences using the correct form of the verbs given (infinitive or gerund). It helps them understand the s ...
11 Views 23,593 IntAdv
Ing vs To Infinitive

Ing vs To Infinitive

Laura Videla
» Infinitive and Gerund
Exercises on -ing vs to infinitive. Rules when students should use one option or the other. These exercises can be used after the explanation of the topic. Exercises are for ESL pre-intermediate ...
8 Views 20,400 Pre-Int
Gerunds or Infinitive

Gerunds or Infinitive

Benjamin Chapman
» Infinitive and Gerund
This 30 question exercise is to test students knowledge of gerunds and infinitives. It is a fill in the gap exercise with different verbs in which the students have to decide whether to use infini ...
15 Views 31,824 Int
Doing or to Do? (Infinitives & Gerunds)

Doing or to Do? (Infinitives & Gerunds)

Infinitive and Gerund,
This worksheet is to help learners identify after what verbs we use infinitives and gerunds. It starts of with a dicatagloss, done in teams or individually, about personalities types. After the st ...
14 Views 16,464 Pre-IntIntAdv
To or Bare Infinitive

To or Bare Infinitive

» Infinitive and Gerund
I created this worksheet to practise the difference between bare and to-infinitive. There are different verbs and adjectives in the machine and students have to decide which is followed by which t ...
5 Views 10,241 ElemPre-Int
Gerund

Gerund

fatima
» Infinitive and Gerund
This worksheet is appropriate to practice gerund subject and object of proposition. Students should change the sentences into the gerund form. It is suitable for pre-intermediate level. You can u ...
9 Views 16,049 Pre-Int
Let's Visit Dublin!

Let's Visit Dublin!

This is a pairwork using "want to" and "would like to". Students imagine themselves in Dublin City. One student is a tourist guide advising nice places to visit and the other one is a touris ...
5 Views 19,720 Pre-Int
Gerund and Infinitive Worksheet II

Gerund and Infinitive Worksheet II

» Infinitive and Gerund
This is a pretty simple worksheet for teaching or revising gerund and infinitive at pre-intermesiate level. There is an easy activity in which students are asked to complete the sentences giv ...
5 Views 18,510 Pre-IntInt
Gerund Review

Gerund Review

» Infinitive and Gerund
This file consists of a short explanation about gerunds and infinitives. It has examples of each case and some excercices at the end of the page. It is useful for adults and high school students, ...
3 Views 9,810 ElemPre-Int
Gerunds and Infinitives

Gerunds and Infinitives

Endah Ayu Winarni
» Infinitive and Gerund
This exercise is good to train your verbals usage in English. You'll find it helping and pretty entertaining. If you can't find the answers, you may contact me. You will practice your list of word ...
14 Views 15,899 Pre-IntInt
Gerund

Gerund

» Infinitive and Gerund
A worksheet that deals with gerund. First the rules but not in the traditional way. The students discover the rules on their own. Then you can go over them together. The second page contains extra ...
7 Views 12,372 Pre-IntIntAdv
Gerund and Infinitive

Gerund and Infinitive

» Infinitive and Gerund
This worksheet helps teachers familiarise students with verb patterns. It was based on the second part of the New Total English Pre-Intermediate course book and the last few slides include some tr ...
3 Views 10,054 Pre-Int
Gerund/ Infinitive with a Change in Meaning

Gerund/ Infinitive with a Change in Meaning

» Infinitive and Gerund
This worksheet is aimed to clarify and practice the differents between to or -ing usage after special group of verbs (regret, forget, stop, etc.). It is not a presentation though, so I use it for ...
13 Views 13,638 IntAdv
Infinitives

Infinitives

» Infinitive and Gerund
This was used to teach infinitives. In addition to the 3 main rules for when to use infinitives, it also includes 3 short exercises for students to practice with. I also used an article from the n ...
9 Views 11,408 Int
Song Worksheet: Gerunds or Infinitives?

Song Worksheet: Gerunds or Infinitives?

Infinitive and Gerund, ,
I'm sharing an activity for students to practice the use of gerunds and infinitives through songs. Students are supposed to choose the correct verb alternative (gerund or infinitive) and then list ...
45 Views 102,767 Adv

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