Gerund (the -ing form of the verb) – Education and Studying

Gerund (the -ing form of the verb) -Education and Studying

In this full tutorial for beginners’ learners are going to learn how to form and when to use Gerund (the -ing form of the verb) -Education and Studying and talk about education, studying and different classroom activities, name of different subjects they study at school.

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Subject matter: Gerund (the -ing form of the verb) -Education and Studying

Vocabulary Focus: Education and studying

Learning Experiences


 Students listen to the text and answer the questions that follow.

My history teacher keeps saying that history is very important, because it teaches us not to make the same mistake again. I remember asking her once how history does that, and she said that it tells us what we did wrong, so we don’t do it again.

Mark the statements T for true, F for false:

  1. The history teacher keeps saying that history is not important.
  2. The teacher explained that history tells us what we did wrong.
  3. The history teacher said that we can make the same mistakes again.
  4. The student says that history is very important.

B. Analysis and discussion

Discuss that GERUND is the -ing form of the verb | verb+ing =gerund

             How to form it?          teach + ing + teaching

        talk + ing + talking

After some verbs (begin, enjoy, keep, etc.) instead of a noun:


He began teaching when he was 31.

He keeps talking about his favorite teacher.

When to use it? Studying English is important.


Form gerund from the verbs in brackets.


The physics teacher began (to write) on the board. – The physics teacher began writing on the board.

  1. You should practice (to speak) English more often.
  2. The teacher missed (to work) with children.
  3. (To study) hard is important.
  4. (To exercise) can help you get better.

Match the verbs with their gerund.

1. teach                                    A) failing

2. fail                                       B) doing

3. study                                   C) teaching

4. do                                        D) studying

Underline the correct answer.

  1. Sally is interested in (study, pass, teaching) math.
  2. Donald keeps (writing, speaking, work) on the board.
  3. (Studying, talking, test) languages is difficult.
  4. Mary dreams about (becoming, be, try) a head teacher.


Make a dialogue and have a role play when you report to class.

Student A is a history teacher marking tests. Student B is a student.

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