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Go: JHS GrammarSitting, Waiting, Wishing


SUBMITTED BY: Brent Badger

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EXAMPLE: Sitting on the sofa is relaxing.

DATE ADDED: Dec 16, 2010


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 30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:  A listening and fill-in-the-blank activity to practice Gerunds.   



  • SittingWaitingWishing fill-in-the-blank worksheet
  • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing track by Jack Johnson (not included)



  1. After dividing the class into teams, hand each team a piece of scrap paper.
  2. Read out one of the verbs on page two of the attachment. Read the plain form: sit, wish, love, etc.
  3. As a team, the students race to write the verb in its gerund form (verb+ing) with the correct spelling. When they finish, they show you or the JLT the answer. If it is correct, give the team the next verb.
  4. The first team to complete the list wins. Finally, as a class, review the verbs once more.
  5. Next, play the song once. At this time it is not important for the students to fill-in-the-blanks. There are a couple of regular verbs separate from past tense verbs. The students should circle the verb they hear, for example: believe/believed. They should circle "believed" because it is the verb tense in the song.
  6. Last, play the song once more. Have the students fill-in-the-blanks.
  7. Go over the answers as a class.



  • Add or erase words from the lyric sheet depending on the skill level of the class.


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