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Infinitive Nanny McPhee


SUBMITTED BY: Karmen Hvalec



GRAMMAR: Infinitive Verb

EXAMPLE: She teaches to listen to your parents.

DATE ADDED: Sept 14, 2009


35-50 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: In this movie activity, the students get time off from the grueling textbook to watch a movie and pick out the infinitive rules Nanny McPhee teaches in the movie.





  1. Hand out the worksheet and explain to the students they are to listen for the five rules taught by the Nanny in the movie. She teaches them:
    • got to bed when they are told.
    • get up when they are told.
    • get dressed when they are told.
    • listen.
    • do as they are told.
  2. Once the students understand what they are supposed to be listening for AND the grammar point they are supposed to practice writing, start the movie and let the mayhem begin.
  3. My goal in this activity doesn't stop at teaching the students the infinitive form. After asking each question to the class, I give them a couple minutes to discuss and write down their thoughts on the back of the worksheet. They can do this in English as well as in Japanese. So, why I do this type of lesson? I believe children need guidence/rules and a teacher is one of those few people that can have a positive/negative impact on a student's life. Some questions to maybe ask the class are:
    • What happens if you don`t go to bed early or don`t get up early?
    • What happens if you don`t listen to what you are told or don`t do what you are told?
    • Is it a good thing or a bad thing to have rules?


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