This video covers verbals: verbs that function as other parts of speech. Specifically, it explains gerunds, infinitives, and participles. It provides definitions and examples of each and explains how they function.
Unit 4 - Verbals PRACTICE QUIZ
This creative & engaging animated ESL video teaches learners about gerunds and infinitives (verbs) at the upper-intermediate level. Use this in class and have a blast! If you love our videos, please support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/oomongzu WEBSITE: http://oomongzu.com For more creative, engaging and interactive animated grammar teaching videos, please visit our website. For the “No Music” version of this video, please go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5OosgcMhRs Title of English / ESL Video: Gerunds and Infinitives (Verbs) Target English Grammar: Gerunds and Infinitives (Verbs): – Gerund verbs. – Infinitives with “to”. – Infinitives without “to”. Student Proficiency Level: Upper-intermediate level grammar. Suggested Courses: General English Instructions: – Play the video in class after delivering a warm-up activity first. – Pause the video whenever the narrator asks students a question to give students time to answer. For example, after elicitations and concept checking questions (CCQs). Summary of English Grammar: Gerunds and Infinitives (Verbs) Approximate chronological order: Gerunds: – Elicitation of target grammar. Form: – Verb + ing Function: – Gerunds act as nouns or pronouns. Specific Uses: – Likes/dislikes: I love shopping. – General activities: I’m good at dancing. – Abstract ideas: I’m not used to working late. – When there is no noun to describe something: Catching the train during peak hour is really annoying. – When speaking or writing in incomplete sentences: What are your hobbies? Watching TV and surfing the Internet. Use Gerunds: – As the subject of a sentence: Flying makes me nervous. – As the object of a sentence: I find listening to music very relaxing. – After prepositions: The police arrested her for speeding. – After phrasal verbs: She ended up going to prison. – After some verbs including: admit, avoid, can’t help, carry on, consider, deny, finish, give up, imagine, involve, keep on, miss, postpone, practice, risk, spend, stop, suggest. – Example: You should avoid taking a stroll outside during a hurricane. – After words for expressing like/dislike: can’t stand, crazy about, enjoy, fancy, hate, like/dislike, keen on, love, don’t mind, prefer. – Example: I love skydiving. Use Infinitives (with “to”): – To express a reason or purpose: He ran to avoid being caught. – After adjectives: This safe is easy to break open. – After some verbs, including: can/can’t afford, agree, appear, be able to, can’t wait, decide, expect, forget, happen, have (got), help, hope, learn, manage, need, offer, plan, pretend, promise, refuse, remember, seem, teach, tend, threaten, try, want, would like. – Example: He threatened to hurt the man. *Infinitives are not generally used as the subject of sentences. Use the Infinitive (without “to”) after: – Modal verbs: You should see a doctor. – Auxiliary verbs: We‘ll go swimming tomorrow. – let, make and help. – Example 1: Let‘s go shopping. – Example 2: Help me carry my shoes. – Example 3: Sometimes she makes me want to scream! Negative Forms: Target language form the negative with “not”: – Gerunds: I don’t like shopping. – Infinitives (with “to”): I don’t want to go shopping. – Infinitives (without “to”): I won’t go shopping. These verbs can be followed with either the gerund or infinitive (with “to”) with no difference in meaning: – begin, continue, prefer, start. For example: – I prefer doing yoga. – I prefer to do yoga. These verbs can be followed with either the gerund or infinitive (with “to”), but the meaning is different: – try, remember, forget, need. – Example 1: – Try not to hurt yourself again. (This means, make an effort to do something.) – You should try going to an Italian restaurant. (This means, try something to see if you like it.) – Example 2: – Remember to fasten your seatbelt. (This means, don’t forget something.) – I remember seeing you in high school. (This means, having a memory of something.) – Example 3: – I forgot to bring my luggage. (This means, you didn’t remember something.) – I’ll never forget seeing the beautiful scenery. (This means, you did something and you won’t forget it. It’s more common in the negative form.) – Example 4: – You need to buy a new car. (This means, you must do something.) – That car needs repairing. (This means, the subject needs something.)
Unit 4 - Verbals - Practice Ex. 1
In this English lesson on the 'Gerund & Infinitive', we will be looking at the form of the second verb in your sentence: Should it be 'do', 'to do' and 'doing'? For more free English lessons and resources, visit our website: http://anglo-link.com. Facebook: http://facebook.com/AngloLink Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngloLink Enjoy and good luck with your English studies!
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In this English lesson we focus on perfect forms of the infinitive and the gerund. I hope to demonstrate that the perfect infinitive or gerund is the same as the perfect tense with a to + infinitive or gerund form. https://www.skype-lessons.com/online-english-lessons/ to have + 3rd = perfect infinitive (with to) having + 3rd = perfect gerund Examples: PERFECT INFINITIVE 1) With adjectives: I'm glad/pleased/delighted/disappointed (adjective) to have met him last week. 2) With certain verbs (claim, seem, hope, expect, prefer, like, love, hate, pretend) He claims not to have been anywhere near the scene of the crime. The letter seems to have been written in a hurry. I'd like to have met him last week. We hope to have finished it by the end of the year. PERFECT GERUND (finished gerund) Having read the newspaper, I went out for a walk. Having had a shower, I cooked my breakfast. Please go to my website for more lessons, quizzes and TV show lessons. And please visit if you are interested in private classes on Skype. https://www.skype-lessons.com/
I made this video compilating a few sentences from some songs I like, in order to explain the grammar related to "verbs followed by gerund or infitive" Hope you like it! Vídeo que he hecho este año para explicar la gramática de los verbos seguidos por gerundio o infinitivo para Inglés de 2º Bachillerato. Espero que os guste!! Check my new grammar video :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkjZFNXs0xE Also, I'm open for suggestions! [Songs-Canciones] INFINITIVE 1.Queen - I want to break free 2.Robbie Williams - Feel 3.Maroon 5 - She will be loved 4.Owl City - Fireflies 5.Ed Sheeran - A Team 6.Swedish House Mafia - Don't you worry child 7. Adele - Someone like you 8. The Wanted - Chasing the sun 9. Coldplay - Clocks 10.Maroon 5 - One more night 11.Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull - On the floor 12.Ra Ra Riot - Can you tell GERUNDS 1.Robbie Williams - Feel 2.UB40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You 3.Maroon 5 - She will be loved 4. Bruno Mars -The lazy song 5.Beyoncé - Listen BARE INFINITIVE 1.Bruno Mars - It will rain 2.Michael Bublé - Haven't met you yet 3.The Killers - Human 4.Owl City - Fireflies 5.Taylor Swift - You belong with me 6.Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull - On the floor GERUND/INFINITIVE 1.Maroon 5 -Payphone 2.Maroon 5 - Moves like Jagger 3.Paulina Rubio - Boys will be boys 4.Britney Spears - Till the world ends 5.Maroon 5 - She will be loved 6.Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé - Telephone 7.Demi Lovato - Don't forget 8.Rihanna - Man down 9.Shakira - Whenever, wherever 10.The Beatles - Hey, Jude 11.Beyoncé - Listen 12.Taylor Swift - You belong with me 13.The Beatles - Hey, Jude
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