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I have to teach a class on Gerunds to an early intermediate class. This will be the first time they encounter this topic and infinitives will not be covered until the following week. I am trying hard to find an interesting, uncomplicated way to introduce this topic. Can someone suggest something, please? Thanks.
Have they encountered the progressive tense yet? The most important thing for them to understand is that gerunds are nouns, even though they look just like those progressive/continuous verbs. The easiest way to tell the difference is to look for a form of "to be" before the word ending in -ing. Create a text that contains both gerunds and progressive verbs and ask them to circle or underline only the gerunds.