Writing Prompt ~ Infinitive or -ing?
Writing Prompt: Many English learners have difficulty choosing between the infinitive form and the -ing form. Native English speakers don’t think about this. They know which one to choose by what sounds right. English learners have to learn the rules and memorize which verbs come before the infinitive and -ing form. Review the basic rules about when to use an infinitive and when to use -ing. Then write a paragraph about some of the hobbies you had when you were a child.
Carolina Davalos says:
When I was a girl I liked to play with my dolls, and also as a child I liked to swim, so when I was 6 years old they put me in swimming lessons for the first time, I really liked my classes.
Over time I learned to swim well, so they took me out of swimming and put me in music classes.
Carolina Fabián says:
When I was a child, it was very good for me to go to my grandmother’s house, there I spent all my time playing with my cousins. We used to play with big cardboard boxes that my grandmother got for us, that’s how we spent our afternoons. I always liked music so when I was seven they bought me my first guitar, I went there when I learned to play, I spent hours and hours singing
My parents worked, my grandparents took care of me, I played with them, that I was the nurse who took care of them, we sang and danced, with them I spent most of my childhood. I have an older brother and a younger brother, but with my older brother I played more, we built houses with sheets, we went for a bike ride, and I had two dogs that I loved very much, one was named Tyson and Kyra. My family had to go running to the park on Sundays and my mom brought a sandwich for breakfast after exercising. I enjoyed and loved my childhood very much, I have my parents who love me and my two brothers who love me and I have them too.
LIZETH HERNÁNDEZ says:
When I was little I liked to play a lot with my cousins, we had two huge dolls, one was mine and the other was my sister’s, they were the ones that we loved the most, because they were our height, we went every day to my cousins’ house, until that one day the two dolls began to move, then we ran away and finally we burned them, after that event we did not ask for dolls again. Since I was little I have liked riding a bike. My brothers and I were very naughty, we liked to tease children who wanted to play with us. without a doubt they were the most beautiful years of my life, spending more family time playing and without worries.
Alejandra Esparza says:
when i whas little, i played soccer avery day at recess, in the afternoons i went train a team that i had with my brother and his friends, every weekend we had soccer games,we almost always won and we went to celebrate at the park, we took food and we burned all the garde, i really liked that time.
When I was a child i played Volleyball. Playing was an incredible activity. I could Meet a lot of people.I also loved swimming. My mom used to take me swimming once a week but i finished to swimming because i was sick. Then I used to go camping with my friends. We were happy to have the freedom at that age. I also liked running when I was a young girl. I liked to run by myself and with my dad. I enjoyed riding my bike, too.
I liked listening music and reading a book, i really enjoied my childhood.
Daniela Frias says:
When I was a child my brother and I used to play that we were camping in the room, so we pretend to make a house with bed sheets. Sometimes my mom playing with us and there was very happy to play with her but at least she needed to go to working. However, when my cousin went to my house we used to play with dolls, and I remember that we enjoy to building a big house and say to having a family. There was a good infancy.
When I was a Little girl i payed dolls a lot with my best friend I also played soccer with my dad and my two best Friends.
Guillermo Orta Acosta says:
When i was a child we did a lot to play with the cousins of cars and and children play in buying houses for example buy bedroom was the bedroom own house or the badroom own house.
ALFREDO DE JESUS URRUTIA HERNANDEZ says:
When I was a kid I played a lot of soccer, I played in the mornings at school at recess and after school I went to train in the park. I also liked to swim. I was in a swimming school where they took us to competitions with other schools several times It was a lot of fun because I was with my brothers and cousins in those competitions and we always came out on top.
Ronaldo Vigil says:
When I was a child, only my grandmother, mom and I used to go on vacation, since my family regularly worked, we traveled a lot to Huasteca, and we loved it.
Although my grandmother began to be able to stop going since she suffered from her knees and then we made trips to less extreme places such as magical towns, etc.
My mom left work and we could have longer vacations and we went to Toluca, I loved going because there lived a brother of my grandmother who was like my grandfather too.
When i was child i did play hockey at the tangamanga park with my sister, i was happy to play hockey because i doing with her and it was funny, i was in gymnastic classes too but i didnt being good in that but my mom loves to see me there in competitions were i cant do anything because i didnt have flexibility but it was fun in that time
Jackeline Martínez says:
When I was a child, I liked to play with my barbies at the house. I remember that I had many toys for my dolls. My mom always conditioned me by saying “if you’re going to play with them, remember to keep them in their place.” So every time I used them I ended up keeping them in a box we had for them.
My sister did not like playing dolls with me, she said that I could break her toys and she disliked having to share them with me, although in the end my mother forced her to lend them to me or I sneaked them around her room to play with them without her knowing.
I have very funny memories of my childhood.
When I was a child, playing with my toys was my favorito activitie. Also I loved watching móviles and taking care of my pets. Traveling was not common in my chilhood, but When I did, I had too much fun doing it.
Aldo Zuñiga tu mero padre says:
When I was a child I like playing soccer all afternoon with my friends in the park of my hood. Also my friends and I go to the hill to built house´s, this is very funny cause we need cut threes with a “guaparra” to make the room of the house´s and the branch we use to built a wall for the house. I remember i like to play fifa 07 with my friend Brayan, he is bad or I good player, I think he is much bad jaja. I like to visit my grandparents and also in my childhood i like having cats.
Miguelangel Perez says:
when i was child, i didi play soccer with my counsisn and uncles, i was happy theres days, i saw the WW at the TV, in the weekends some times i play Gamecube with my counsin Kevin, mi mom buyed a xbox one for me, i was happy and play videogames evriday, all hours, i really enjoyed ridigin with Veronica my aunt, i loved play with my friends in the school, some years late i go to houston, the experience was great.
When I was a kid, I used to practice soccer on my school team. I started practicing soccer at a young age with my family.
I also really liked having sleepovers with my friends, watching movies, eating pizza and playing video games.
When I finished my homework, I would go out in the evenings to play with my friends and go for a bike ride.
Roberto Zavala says:
When I was a child, I and my family went on a trip to S.L.P. Everything was very fun because we went to Tangamanga Park. We met the city museum and also went swimming, although I don’t remember the name of the place we went to. From there we went to a wedding to which we had to attend the village of cerritos. I remember that it was very fun. The music band played songs of the sonora santanera, vicente fernandez, aleks syntec and the music in English how la bamba, blue moon, my way and the bee gees songs. Also played the group called Brindys. It’s was very fun.
Diana Saavedra says:
When i was a child, i liked play dolls whit my neighbors, we played in my friend’s garden. Also, when i was a child, was going go to swimming class at the sports club 2000, i was going very often to gogorron whit my family. I really enjoyed swimming, we never went to the beatch, but we went every week to swimming.
Also, my mom and my were going to Tangamanga park, and we got on the train, we visited the planetarium and i played in the swings. They are the best memories i have of my childhood.
When I was a children, I played with my best friend karen, she was my neighnour, before we played in the strect at night and the other children. My mom was strict with me. she said you can not play tonight, and them I lost my best friend. After I played alone with my xbox, rarely I played with my brothers our cousins but it was not the same.
Alejandra Arriaga Olvera says:
When i was a little girl i always was playing with my cousins, every weekend my fathers, uncles and aunts were eating in my grandma’s house. My mom always brought napolitano ice cream for dessert and everybody really enjoyed eating in summer vacations.
Sometimes the reuinons were in the park and everybody were playing football or voleyball, that time was a good chilhood!
Alejandro Ordaz says:
When I was a kid, I used to play a lot of videogames, on weekends I sometimes visit my grandpa and my uncles, after playing soccer, I used to go with my cousins to play table games and videogames, I also remember having accompanied my family to Guanajuato , I loved going to my cousins’ parties because they gave me sweets, ate cake and played a lot.
Luis Enrique Vazquez says:
When I was a kid I liked to play with my pets to run and hide, I also used to go out with my friends once a week to watch movies and play football. Then I used to go horseback riding in the afternoon. I was happy to have freedom at that age. I also liked to make my mom mad. When I was 5
Years I learned to ride a bicycle. my dad was always used to being with me and me with him, so we enjoyed a lot every day. I used to enjoy life, I smiled, I played and I had a lot of fun. once playing with my sister I fell off my horse and it hurt a lot and ended up with many scratches on the body.
Rocio Cortinez says:
Childhood, this word reminds me of to the good old days. That innocence, those afternoons when i was playing with my siblings. I was happy with cinnamon tea and my “tortillas de harina”. Also there are a bad stories, my neighbor had a dog that seemed like a wolf, i was so scared and every night I cried, wishing for the dawn … Hahahahha, i will write a book, i hope you can read it.
I liked the activity and it made me remember old times says:
When I was a little girl I liked to play with my cousins to dolls, we liked to go out on skates to the street. Also my aunt used to take me to her house once a week to watch movies and live with the family. Then I used to go swimming with my friends from school. We are happy to have freedom at that age. I also like to skip the rope when I was a child and swing on the swing. When I was 6 years old I learned to ride a bicycle and when I was nine years old, we were old enough to ride a bicycle to the corner store or to a friend’s house to do homework. My dad went out with me and my sisters to the jumper on horse, that was very quiet and since then I like to walk in the ranch on horseback, I am not a horse riding professional but fortunately no accident has ever happened to me, I love to run them, it is a hobby for me
Carlos Ortega says:
When I was a kid, I played a lot of videogames, on weekends I sometimes visit my grandmother and my cousins, after playing a little I used to go with my friends and play board games and videogames, I also remember accompanying my family to the little market, to buy the necessary things for the week
Alan Ezequiel Rodriguez. says:
When I was a child, I spent my time playing with my friends in the street, playing football and eating junk food, talking about cartoons and about our favorite team.
We did not worry about working, life was easy.
My friends and I always dreamed of being players of futbol.
Polo Diaz Espinosa says:
When I was a little Polo I love play with my friends whatever, I remember I was play “canicas”,soccer, deck of yu hi oh, Nintendo 64, etc.. the typical games of my generation , this is the part of my life most fun, it’s still fun but with responsibilities. Ok, i used to be a little bit disaster
Childrenhood, easy life, we get right..
Rocío Barreda says:
When I was a child, I played with mi bestfriend, her name is Monica, We play the dolls all afternoon.
I remember when it was Halloween all my neighbors and I went to the houses on the block to ask for sweets and we were very excited.
My childhood really was very good and I taught many things and I met many friends that I can count on today
sandy páez says:
When I was little I liked to play hide and seek with my friends. we had a lot of fun doing it. I also played the little plates and ate with my friends from the ranch, when I went every time they were vacasiones.
They were my best hobbies as well as playing with my dolls.
Viviana Sarahi Puente Valero says:
when I was little I liked to play a lot with my dolls, playing with my dolls was what I liked the most, I loved my dolls. I played with my dolls every day and used to play with my best friends, we were happy playing with dolls for hours. I also liked to ride my bike when I was little, I used to ride my bike twice a week with my dear sister. the years of my childhood were the happiest moments.
Luis Sagredo says:
When I was a child, i did play skateboarding, I was skateboarding in the Ferema park, skating was my favorite activity, I used to have a lot of fun,I also loved playing soccer, I used to be the goalkeeper in the games of soccer in my neighborhood, i wasn’t a fast runer to run forward, Then I used to go skating with my friends. I really enjoyed playing with my friends because we did not worry about anything.
Alejandro López says:
When I was a child, i did play soccer, i was play at the stadium of Matehuala (“El estanque”) with the team junior of Tigres, i was happy to play soccer because i saw the soccer at the TV, in the weekends some times i go to swimming at a pool of “Florida”, my mom thinks that swimming is a good excercise and this time im chubby and i need to lose weight. then i used to go with my friends and play in the playstation and table games, I really enjoyed riding with my friends in the bus for the city. when i was eleven i go to USA with my family at Houston, some years late i back to houston and go to Rocket Stadium to watch a play of rockets houston vs Chicago bulls, the rockets lost, but the experience was great!