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Infinitives and Gerunds.

17.01.2019

 

Использование инфинитивов и герундиев - один из самых неприятных камешков преткновения английского языка, поскольку логикой их не постичь, лайфхаков особых тоже не придумаешь, остается только запоминать. Это как раз та тема, в который вместо тысячи ваших объяснений, студентам лучше как можно больше заниматься практической отработкой материала. И, чтобы не тратить ваше драгоценное время на поиск упражнений, сегодня мы подготовили эксклюзивную подборку от Englishdom. Use and enjoy!

 

1. Complete the following sentences with your own words.

 

  • Most of all I enjoy …………………………………………………………………………..

  • I strongly detest ………………………………………………………………………….....

  • I expect my friends …………………………………………………………………………

  • I can’t wait ……………………………………………………………....……………………..

  • I hope ……………………………………………………………......…………………………..

  • Last year I managed ……………………………………………………………………….

  • My best friend can’t stand ………………………………………………………………

  • I gave up ……………………………………………………………….....…………………….

  • I really anticipate …………………………………………………………………………....

  • I practice ………………………………………………………....……………………………..

  • I plan ……………………………………………………………………….. next weekend.

  • I would like …………………………………………………....………………………………..

 

Now ask your partner some questions based on the sentences above.

Eg.: What do you enjoy doing most of all?

 

2. Put the verbs in the brackets into the correct form.

 

  • Jonas went to university ..................................................  a doctor. (become) 

  • ........................................................ is the best exercise for your mind. (read)

  • We decided ................................................ anything in advance.  (not, book) 

  • What a surprise ................................................ you at this conference!  (see)

  • I suggest ............................................a new laptop for mom. (buy)

  • Would you mind ………………………….. me the salt, please? (pass)

  • Usually Caren avoids …………………………. to strangers. (talk)

  • Mike is too young …………………. a job, he should finish the school first. (get)

  • It was so kind of you …………………………. us some money, we’ll return it to you as soon as possible. (lend)

  • Vernon can’t stand ……………………… treated as a waterboy, but can’t do anything about it, ‘cause he’s a trainee, after all. (be)

  • Why don’t you let Mike ……………………… everything by himself? (do) He’s a grown-up boy already.

  • Fiona has been spending all her free time ……………………. American sitcoms lately. (watch)

  • Ginger was the first one ……………………………. out about our marriage. (find)

  • Will you go to the party tonight? - No, thanks. I’d rather …………………….. at home today. (stay)

  • I’m looking forward ……………………………….. you in person! (meet)

 

3. Complete the sentences with the verbs in the correct form .

 

practice / expel / take / pick up / read / interrupt / meet / find / buy / turn off / explain / get / fall / play

 

  • I don’t remember …………………………….. the iron. Did you turn it off?

  • Remember ……………………….  the manual before installing the software, please.

 

  • I regret ………………….. you, but I’m afraid I have no choice.

  • I regret ………………….. in love with you, my life would me much easier without it.

 

  • I’m sorry I forgot …………… granny at the airport. But everything is alright, she took a taxi.

  • I’ll never forget ……………………… you for the first time. I fell in love with you from the first sight.

 

  • Jack means ………………………….. a new job soon.

  • Being a family means …………………………….. care of each other.

 

  • Jess tried so hard …………………... this job, but they hired some other woman.

  • Last summer I tried …………………….. yoga, but it started to seem boring to me pretty fast.

 

  • Mom stopped ……………... some groceries on her way home.

  • Stop …………………. with the cat and get to you homework, please!

 

  • I hate ………………………., but can you get to the point already?

  • Don’t you know that? Jim hates ………………………. his jokes. He thinks they don’t seem funny after that.

 

4. Underline the correct form

 

  • My boss made me writing / write a full report last Friday.

  • I saw this man stealing / to steal cigarettes  from the shop!

  • Being / To be honest, I’ve never been into snowboarding.

  • I’m busy doing / to do my chores right now, can you call me later?

  • Diane came all the way down here only to find / find out that her house had been sold!

  • I advise moving / to move somewhere with better climate.

  • I’m so sorry hearing / to hear about your husband, Mrs Manson!

  • It was very generous of Bill offering / to offer you his mansion.

  • I guess Frank is clever enough not going / to go to the loan sharks.

  • What’s the use of moving / move to the countryside anyway?

 

5. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences.

 

  • There’s no point about begging me to go with you. I just have no intention to do it.

  • I’m looking forward to hear from you! Write me as soon as possible!

  • Ozzy is the best person to doing this job, I assure you.

  • Guess what! Yesterday I was accused in stealing because I forgot to pay!

  • Phillip appeared be a really bright student.

  • What should I do? I just can’t help to think about Kate.

  • Yesterday we discussed move to Florida. Would you go there with us?

  • I promise you not smoking anymore.

  • Your neighbourhood is so tricky! I had difficulty to finding your house.

  • A lot of people here are accustomed in working for minimum wage.

 

Надеемся, что эта подборка оказалась для вас полезной. Забирайте упражнения к себе на занятия частично или полностью, и помните, что practice makes perfect. Looking forward to getting some feedback from you, fellow teachers!

 

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