Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Remember + -ing (Gerund) or Remember + To (Infinitive)?

You are going to practise 
  1. Remember + -ing (gerund) for remembering past actions.
  2. Remember to + Infinitive for reminders (= remembering that you need to do something).





    1. Remember + -ing (gerund) for remembering past actions.

    Speak
    The past
    What can you remember doing when you were young, last summer / at the weekend?
    Look at the presentation and make sentences about the pictures.






    Discuss
    Do you know the difference between these structures?
    1. Remember + -ing (gerund) - I remember locking the door
    2. Remember to + Infinitive - I remembered to lock the door



    2. Remember to + Infinitive for reminding (remembering that you need to do something).

    Discuss
    • Do you sometimes forget you need to do things?
    • What do you often forget to do?
    • How do you remember to do things?
    • What are the most important things we should remember to do?

    Look at the questions below.
    Match the questions with the answers. 
    Can you think of any other important things we should remember to do?







    Speak
    Look at the presentation and answer the questions for each picture.






    3. Practise
    Can you remember the difference?
    1. Remember + -ing (gerund) for talking about the past / memories.
    2. Remember to + Infinitive for reminding.
    Do the exercise





    More
    Read
    • What are the top 10 things people forget to do?
    Find out here http://listverse.com/2012/10/27/top-10-everyday-things-we-forget/ 



    Listen
    • Look at these song titles. Do you know them?
    • What are the songs about?
    • What are they "remembering"?

    Jeff Beck and Imelda May - "Remember (walking in the sand)"





    Shakira - "I Can't Remember To Forget You"







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