How do you teach gerund ESL?

How do you teach gerund ESL?

My Teaching Method for Teaching Gerunds & Infinitives with a Story

  1. Read the story aloud to the class.
  2. Briefly explain that in English, often verbs are followed by another action.
  3. On the white/chalkboard, write “Verb + infinitive” on the left side, and “Verb + Gerund” on the right.
  4. Reread your story for a third time.

What are gerunds ESL?

Gerunds are -ing forms of verbs, but they are not part of any verb tense. Instead, they are used as nouns. Normally, the subject of the sentence and the subject of a gerund in it are the same. Some verbs are normally followed by gerunds.

What are the 6 functions of gerunds?

In this advanced grammar lesson, I cover the six ways you can use a gerund, including as a subject, object, complement, object of a preposition, and as the object of a possessive.

How do you introduce gerunds?

Generally speaking, creating a gerund is as easy as adding “ing” to the base form of the verb. There are some exceptions, however. For one-syllable verbs ending with a consonant: Double the final consonant before adding “ing.” For example: dig/digging, put/putting, plan/planning.

What are the 4 uses of gerund?

In general, there are four different ways that we use gerunds: as subjects, subject complements, direct objects, and objects of prepositions.

What is a gerund in ESL?

ESL students need to understand the basic idea that a gerund is an action being used as a thing or idea. When they see a gerund as an activity (a non-physical object), they begin to see the difference between the word as a verb and a noun. Reading helps students learn English. ( Gerund as a subject.) He enjoys reading for English class.

Are gerunds fun to learn?

Regardless of the age of the student, if his/her/their proficiency is pre-intermediate then learning and teaching gerunds will be fun for all of you. Keep in mind that students at this level should have a general idea of how to read, write, speak and understand English; this lesson will help improve these skills. What does this lesson include?

What are gerunds and infinitives?

This lesson plan will focus on using gerunds and infinitives to talk about hobbies in English but the activities in this lesson plan can be easily adapted to teach gerunds and infinitives using other target language. Gerunds look exactly the same as the present progressive tense of verbs but function as a noun in a sentence.

How can I make teaching gerunds easier?

You can also download a free Off2Class account to make teaching gerunds even easier. When you do this you will gain access to useful teacher notes that are great accompanying materials to help make the class even more educational. What will students learn in this lesson?