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Advanced Gerund Phrases: Pet Peeve Prison

by | Feb 17, 2022

Use a comedy sketch to discover advanced rules for using gerund phrases. Lots of fun and a nice surprise for your students.

With this 90-minute lesson plan your A2-B1 students will talk about annoying habits and learn to use advanced gerund phrases. Inside you will find a warm up activity, a listening comprehension activity (not just boring questions!), 2 vocabulary exercises (prison-themed vocabulary), a grammar sequence to discover or review gerund phrases, a grammar exercise where students use gerund phrases to create complex sentences, and a speaking activity at the end to put it all together in which students talk about annoying habits and give appropriate punishments.

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The video can be found here. Foil, Arms and Hog is an Irish comedy trio and in this video, three inmates of a prison for annoying people talk about life in annoying prison. So, the video has the added bonus of listening to a new accent, and my personal favorite, the Irish accent!

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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.


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