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Academic Verb Patterns

 What are verb patterns?

A verb pattern is when one verb follows another in a single clause. The former verb dictates how the latter verb will be used. There are five main verb patterns in English. These will either involve an infinitive (with or without to), the gerund (-ing form) and clauses with that or wh- (what, when, how etc.).

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 Verb Patterns [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of verb patterns (verb + infinitive, verb + to infinitive, verb + gerund, verb + that clause, verb + wh-clause) It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. see worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Verb Patterns Language Review

verb patterns

Exercise 1

Task: Practice verb + gerund and verb + infinitive (with or without to) by completing the gap with the word in brackets.

  1. People volunteer ______________for the National Trust because they are passionate about conservation.(work)
  1. People volunteer to work for the National Trust because they are passionate about conservation.

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Exercise 2

Task: Practice verb + that clause and verb + wh clause by circling the correct option.

  1. Archaeologists have recently discovered when/that the artifacts were made.
  1. Archaeologists have recently discovered when the artifacts were made.

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Exercise 3

Task: Read the following paragraph about hygiene poverty and circle the correct option.

Hygiene poverty

It could be said that most people would associate poverty with a lack of food, but a worryingly new statistic has revealed which/that/what more than a third of families cannot afford buy/buying/to buy basic personal grooming products such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste in the UK. This means…

Hygiene poverty ANSWERS

It could be said that most people would associate poverty with a lack of food, but a worryingly new statistic has revealed that more than a third of families cannot afford to buy basic personal grooming products such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste in the UK. This means that…

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Exercise 4

Task 4: Read the following paragraph about the Arcadia Group takeovers. Identify and correct any mistakes.

The Arcadia Group takeovers

At the end of 2020, it was announced when one of the UK’s biggest high-street chains, the Arcadia Group, had gone into administration. Arcadia consisted of eight fast fashion brands, all of which have now been bought by three other companies. Those three companies, Asos, Boohoo and City Chic, all refused keep the physical stores open, which meant …

The Arcadia Group takeovers

At the end of 2020, it was announced that one of the UK’s biggest high-street chains, the Arcadia Group, had gone into administration. Arcadia consisted of eight fast fashion brands, all of which have now been bought by three other companies. Those three companies, Asos, Boohoo and City Chic, all refused to keep the physical stores open, which meant .

For a detailed worksheet and more exercises – buy the download below.

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