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Would - typical behaviour

See also:
grammar:
used to / get used to
 
grammar:
will - typical behaviour
 
functions:
habit
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Would - typical behaviour:

 
 
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Will, would and past simple for habits - read and guess
Students take it in turns to read out the strips. The others must a) guess who or what they are talking about, and b) say whether it is past or present, fact or tendency
 
 

 

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Past habits
Sheet to prompt personalized speaking using 'would', 'used to' etc
 
 

 

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Habbits and annoying behaviour
Analysis of examples
 
 

 

 
 
 
Would - used to quiz (355)
Fifteen-question multiple-choice quiz
 
 

 

Will, would and used to quiz (819)
Twelve-question multiple-choice quiz - both language choice and concept questions.
 
 

 

used to and would quiz 2 (1201)
Twelve-question MC quiz.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Gapped passage - would / used to and past simple. (1363)
Passage about someone's childhood with 20 gaps for past simple, would and used to
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover 

Global Intermediate Coursebook 

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 2 Lives and Legends  Page 25   Used to & would
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 5 Kids  Page 49 
'Would' and 'used to' - sentence examples and concept questions. Pairwork speaking practice.
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 5 Ritual  Pages 48 - 49
'Will and would" in follow-up analyis to Listening A Man and his Car
 
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 65 
Substitution exercise
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 5 Ritual  Page 49   present and past habits
Follow-up work on examples from the listening 'will' for habits. Written and oral work on 'will', 'would' and 'used to'
 
 

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context 

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
 
6 Used to and would  Pages 29 - 34
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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