~ Contents ~ Basic Text Talk ~ Topic 4 ~ House and Home ~

Pre-Talk ~ Gerunds ~ Print: .docx /.doc


A gerund is a noun made from a verb by adding "-ing."


Example questions:


Q1: Who do you enjoy meeting (in the afternoon)?

Q2: What do you dislike eating (in the morning)?

Q3: Where do you avoid going (on holidays)?

Q4: How often do you postpone cleaning (at home)?

Q5: What do you waste time doing (as a habit)?


List of verbs followed by gerunds:


admit  advise  appreciate  avoid  complete  consider  delay  deny  detest  dislike


enjoy  escape  excuse  finish  forbid  have  imagine  meet  miss  postpone  practice


quit  recall  report  resent  resist  spend (time)  suggest  tolerate  waste (time)


Make some of your own questions using gerunds...


Talk ~ Role Play


A) Do you live in an apartment or a house?


B) I live in a  ________________________________________ .


A) When did you move there?


B) I moved there  _____________________________________________ .


A) How many rooms are there?


B) There are _____________ :  ___________ ,  __________ , ___________ ,


_____________ , and _____________________________ .


A) Tell me about your _________________ (choose living room or kitchen).


B) Well,  ____________________________________________________ .


A) Do you have any plants in your home?


B1) No. I don't have any plants


B2) Yes. I have a few. I have ____________________________________ .


B3) Yes. I really like plants. I have ___________________________________ .


A) How about artwork?


B1) No. I don't have any paintings.


B2) Yes. I have a few. I have ____________________________________ .


B3) Yes. I really like art. I have ___________________________________ .

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures                                                             Print Role Plays: .docx / .doc


1)   To begin with, as a class, in groups, in pairs, look up, talk about, and practice the role play vocabulary

2)   Then, fill in the blanks according to the topic (assisted by students, the teacher, and the internet)

3)   After that, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, practice the role plays you have created

4)   Next, try to make variations in your responses (remember role plays doní»t have to be true)

5)   Finally, perform your role play in front of the class with a partner or several partners

       (Challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues. Enjoy the process)

TLW ~ Basic English Role Plays and Vocabulary

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