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Gerunds and Infinitives (Verbs): Fun & humorous ESL video to peak your students’ engagement!

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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.)
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Text Comments (35)
Hollister Ca (3 days ago)
Thanks for the video. Very helpful :-)
mobio MY (16 days ago)
Bhumik SubhLaxmi (20 days ago)
Bhumik SubhLaxmi (20 days ago)
osm videos made my doubts cleared at 1st glance
LostMoon (1 month ago)
Opening words: "what do you think she's thinking." lol
Figol Kalyna (1 month ago)
very helpful
Hector Acosta (2 months ago)
Great explanation with beautiful and concise video! Thank you very much!
Leonhard Dauz (2 months ago)
´thats sexistic but at least it is sexistic in both ways so its fair :)
kadi fares (2 months ago)
Please the words are not clarly
Kanwaldip Kaur (4 months ago)
Sometimes people use infinite and gerund together. Could you tell when and why this combination is used?
popoaa _ (5 months ago)
Anuj Gupta (5 months ago)
Very helpful explanation... Thank you so much sir, please continue uploads like this.
Jennifer Minks (5 months ago)
Thanks for the help. This video is a great example on how to learn grammar better.
Medha Pande (6 months ago)
Great vid !
Perlita 2020 (6 months ago)
En el Video # 30 El Tri la Guía del Inglés aprendí a NO memorizar, sino ahora entiendo cuando usar gerundios o infinitivos de una manera fácil. Ahora entiendo sin memorizar.
Daniel Acuña (7 months ago)
Excellent grammar explanation!
killampali sreenu (8 months ago)
wonderful and useful. nice examples have been given.
Shahzad Malik (8 months ago)
Bruno Akin Movies (8 months ago)
Go animated na veia neh safados
Hung Hoang Ngoc (9 months ago)
this is the best explanation about Gerunds and Infinitives that I'm searching so far
oomongzu (8 months ago)
+Hung Hoang Ngoc Thanks!
Jason Bolster (9 months ago)
You can use either the infinitive or gerund with "like."
chand kj (9 months ago)
was very helpful
zariffe Martins (10 months ago)
Very nice and useful. I loved it.
Mary Lariba (10 months ago)
Nice video! I might use this on my ESL class. By the way, I think you should change the word 'peak' to 'pique' (if what you mean is to excite).
thank you sir this video was very helpful for us, keep making videos like this,i have learned a lot of experience from it.
arij mlaouhi (11 months ago)
Thanks a lot <3
Noah Edlen (11 months ago)
Too political for me.
AmazingPro23 (1 year ago)
THANK YOU SO MUUUUUUUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the only formal video about it, thx
lorenc barjami (1 year ago)
very clear
Thank you so much for sharing :)
MA JO (1 year ago)
Spectacular explication, really nice... thank you so much!!! You did an excellent work. I´m happy :D :) because this topic is more clear. I was thinking that modal verb not belong to this group (it´s extrange for me... but it´s good).
muhamad shaheen (1 year ago)
Really great and comprehensive, thanks for effort.
murphy rana (1 year ago)
thanks sir.. ;-)
Mutha Flela (1 year ago)
tooo many rules :/

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