SOME COMMON PROBLEMS
Run is good exercise.
I finished read that book.
He made some money by work hard
Eating in restaurants are expensive.
They enjoyed to do their work
(This posting includes a handout which you are welcome to use with your students.)*
I was invited to participate in a discussion about how to teach gerunds. You can read the discussion at this link: LINCS discussion of gerunds
Below you’ll find brief samples of some exercises that I’ve used to help students at all levels and include a links to handouts that you can use with your students.
Brief sample exercises
First handout: Inductive exercises to introduce gerunds to students.
Inductive exercises to introduce the concept of gerunds, especially good for ear-learners.
Here is the link to the complete exercises. Gerunds inductive intro
For more inductive grammar exercises like these, see The Grammar Review Book
Second handout: Listening and writing exercises to help students learn when to use a gerund and when to use an infinitive.
One purpose of the listening exercise is to internalize what sounds right.
Here is the link to the complete exercises. Gerunds vs Infinitives listening and writing exercise
For more listening/writing exercises like these, see Write after Input
Third handout: Exercises for more advanced students who know what gerunds are.
These will help them understand how to use them as subjects of sentences and to contrast gerunds and participles.
Here is the link to the complete exercises. Gerunds vs Participles Exercises
For more advanced grammar exercises like these, see Writing Strategies Book 2
*About the free-download materials. During my 40 years of teaching ESL, I have had many colleagues who were very generous with their time, advice and materials. These downloads are my way of paying it forward.