Focus: Verbs followed by infinitives
"HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY" is an old ballad by Chicago. Students must have learned and practice verbs followed by infinitives , gerunds, and base forms, although the song has only infinitives and base forms. The activity presented here is simple and short. First, students guess the name of the band. Then, they listen to the song, read the lyrics and find one example of each of the following:
1) Adjective + Object + Infinitive
2) Verb + Infinitive
3) Verb + Object + Infinitive
4) Verb + Object + Base Form
After that, they write sentences about themselves using the structures found in the song and share them with a peer.
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