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Go: JHS GrammarLoving the Gerunds


SUBMITTED BYJoyce P. Le & Patrick Bickford


EDITED BY: Tatyana Safronova


EXAMPLE: Riding a bike is popular.

DATE ADDED: Jan 31, 2008


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students practice to use sentences that contain gerunds by listening and writing.  



  • LovingTheGerunds attachments: Joyce'sPatrick's(details in Variations area below)



  1. After giving each student a worksheet, t
    he teacher reads each sentence slowly and the student must choose the correct letter according to the picture. If you use the Loving The Gerund 01 worksheet, the sentences are as follows:
    • 01. Bill loves cooking. (G)
    • 02. Taking pictures is fun. (A)
    • 03. Running is difficult. (D)
    • 04. Mr. K loves watching TV. (H)
    • 05. Ms. Musashi enjoys using the computer. (L)
    • 06. I love sleeping. (B)
    • 07. Swimming is popular in junior high school. (I)
    • 08. Taro doesn’t like studying. (C)
    • 09. Walking is fun. (E)
    • 10. Hiroki loves playing the piano everyday. (K)
    • 11. I enjoy riding a bike. (F)
    • 12. Judy likes kicking the ball. (J)
  2. The teacher checks answers by reading the questions again and choosing students to answer.
  3. For a writing exercise, students must write five gerund sentences. There is a toolbox at the bottom of the worksheet to assist them. 



  • Make a competition out of this activity. Have students work together in groups and the first group to answer the question wins a point. The teacher will read each sentence slowly and one representative from each group will try to be the first to raise his/her hand to answer. The student who says the correct answer (a.k.a., the correct letter) wins a point for their group.
  • Patrick's Version: Unlike the first worksheet, this worksheet was designed to be cut in half to make two complete worksheets on one A4 size piece of paper. The other difference to this worksheet is that the pictures have been changed and the students students write three original sentences instead of five sentences. The answers are on page two of the worksheet and there are two sets of answers for both teachers.


  • If you're teaching a high-level class, the teacher should consider deleting the vocabulary (単語) words.


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