Infinitive 3 Day Challenge!

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Hi! If you have watched my second video on the infinitive, you might have some questions regarding the info from the first one, and I think it is a great time for a big revision of the whole topic, that, I must say, not an easy one.

However, doing it all in one go is unlikely to be effective, and it is a much better idea to split it into three small parts that you can easily go through during 3 days spending very little time each day. Micro-learning does work!

Day 1.

Welcome to the first day of the challenge! What I have for you today is going to take you back to the basics.

Step 1.

Watch my first video about the Infinitive

Step 2.

Do quiz 1.

This quiz covers the most important points from the video.

Infinitive 1

1 / 9

The infinitive is the form of a verb that you see in a dictionary

2 / 9

The infinitive has Present, Past and Future tense forms

3 / 9

The Infinitive always goes with "to"

4 / 9

To be busy is my normal state

5 / 9

I like to be busy

6 / 9

The infinitive often shows purpose

7 / 9

What is the correct form of the negative infinitive form?

8 / 9

They like to visit Prague = They like visiting Prague

9 / 9

Jack plans to visit me next week = Jack plans visiting me next week

Your score is

Step 3.

One more quiz that will help you tell the difference between a tense form of the verb and an infinitive

Infinitive 2

1 / 8

We don't expect him to arrive today

2 / 8

We want to solve this problem today

3 / 8

What we need to do now is to call them

4 / 8

You can fly tomorrow in the evening after the meeting

5 / 8

I make them check all the emails at the start of the working day

6 / 8

I make them check all the emails at the start of the working day

7 / 8

I must wake up at 7 o'clock every morning to avoid traffic jams

8 / 8

I must wake up at 7 o'clock every morning to avoid traffic jams

Your score is

So, how was it? Looking forward to your questions and comments! See you tomorrow!

Day 2.

Welcome to the second day of the challenge! To complete both quizzed successfully, you might need to watch the first video again! 

And now – practice! 

Step 1.

Do the quiz. It is all about the so-called “bare” or “zero” infinitive

To or not To

It is a text about the job of a personal shopper. Put these words in the correct form (with or without "to") and find out more about the job! 

1 / 6

Today a lot of American and British retail chains employ personal shoppers [give] their well-off customers the best service.

2 / 6

So, what do you need [know] before you decide [apply] for this job? Let’s look at the description of the responsibilities.

3 / 6

Personal Shoppers’ main role is [provide] expert advice and exclusive level of personal service to individual clients.

4 / 6

They must [lead] each client through products and services [meet] their needs and desires.

5 / 6

In other words, their job is [do] the shopping together with a client.

6 / 6

Is this job well-paid? Yes, it is! With all commissions and bonuses, the compensation of a personal shopper may [range] from $25,000 - $100,000 or more per year. It greatly depends on the client base and productivity.

Your score is

Step 2

And the second quiz is to check how well you have grasped it all so far!

Error Correction

There is one mistake in the sentence. Find and correct it. Write the whole sentence. For example: 

- I want go out tonight

- I want to go out tonight

1 / 9

We can to start this project next week

2 / 9

They didn't plan visiting Moscow last year

3 / 9

She made all of them to come to the office very early

4 / 9

Jack let all the people to come in the room

5 / 9

Jack let all the people to come in the room

6 / 9

I would like visit my parents today

7 / 9

I am interested in to learn Chinese

8 / 9

She agreed don't ask for compensation

9 / 9

Her job is help older people

Your score is

That is all for today! 

Day 3

Here comes the last and the most challenging day! You might need to watch my second video on the topic to revise the grammar.

Step 1.

Watch the video

Step 2.

Do the following quiz. It is about active and passive forms of the infinitive.

Active or Passive Infinitive

Put the infinitive in the active or passive form

For example

- I would like (meet) them at the airport

- to meet

1 / 8

it is not supposed (cook) this way     

2 / 8

There was not very much (discuss)

3 / 8

His plan was (write) a report first     

4 / 8

They need (help) on that journey    

5 / 8

Their story needs (tell)

6 / 8

It makes even more difficult (wake up)      

7 / 8

He can’t (bother) at this time

8 / 8

We were made (go) that way anyway

Your score is

0%

Step 3.

And the last one. It includes all the forms described in the video.

Infinitive All Forms

Put the infinitive in the correct form.

For example:

- She wanted (give) some advice

- to be given

1 / 11

She was just trying (give) him a lesson in etiquette

2 / 11

I am going (give) an online lesson in cooking by the chef

3 / 11

They wanted a taxi (call) after their concert

4 / 11

They did not want (call) a taxi so early

5 / 11

The kids appear (learn) absolutely nothing so far

6 / 11

They seem (learn) pretty fast now

7 / 11

He is said (live) in this place over the past 10 years (emphasis on duration)

8 / 11

It appears (close) for a very long time

9 / 11

These goods (not allow) to be produced here

10 / 11

He seems (enjoy) himself now

11 / 11

He was happy (present) that boat

Your score is

0%

This is the end of the challenge! Soon I there will be a post with my feedback: typical errors and some practice guidelines.

Bye!

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