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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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Habbits and annoying behaviour
Analysis of examples
 
 

 

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

 

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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
 
 

 

 
 
 
Would - used to quiz
Fifteen-question multiple-choice quiz
 
 

 

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

 

used to and would quiz 2
Twelve-question MC quiz.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Gapped passage - would / used to and past simple.
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
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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