Elementary Lesson 8:What do you enjoy doing?
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How do you like it?
‘My profession is nice, it is not too difficult, and I enjoy being with people. I only hate when students don’t pay attention and continue talking when I start explaining something. What is bad is that sometimes I forget preparing exercises or marking grades. But I always remember to evaluate the students on everything they do.’
Verbs + -ing
Verbs immediately following these verbs are -ing form independent on the verbal tense.
She avoided talking to me all day.
Verbs + infinitive or –ing
The verbs following these ones can be used both in -ing and infinitive without any change of meaning
VERBS FOLLOWED BY -ING FORM OR INFINITIVE BUT THE MEANING CHANGES
|I can’t forget doing that.
I can’t remember doing that.
|I can’t forget I did that.
I can’t remember if I did that.
|I always forget/ remember to do that.||I always do or don’t do that.|
|Stop||He will stop eating candies.||The ending of an action.||Let’s stop to eat and then we go on.||Interruption of an action in order to perform another.|
Go to a university site and analyze the courses you find.
What is studied in the courses? How do you like them? Pick up five that are good for you and five that aren’t and explain why. Don’t use the same verb more than twice and write at least five lines for every course.
This course is good for me because I like…
Pick up a course and check the ‘Course outline’ section:
- University of Cambridge http://www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses/
Chose your courses and read the ‘What is …?’ section and the course summary down the page:
- University of Oxford http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/courses/
Make a true sentence using ‘I’ with all the verbs in any verbal tense:
- Gerund after prepositions – Exercise 3
- Gerund after prepositions – Exercise 4
- Gerund and Infinitive – Exercise 1
- Gerund and Infinitive – Exercise 2
- Gerund as subject or object – Exercise
- Gerund or Progressive
- Infinitive of English verbs – Test
- Infinitive or Gerund after verbs
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