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used to / get used to

See also:
grammar: would - typical behaviour
functions: habit
 


Worksheets for used to / get used to
 
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Used to - get used to guessing game (2258)
Students read out situations containing used to / get used to for others to guess.
 
 

 

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My life then and now (717)
Students complete table with columns for various aspects of their lives now and when they were ten. Then ask questions to compare with their partners
 
 

 

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Past habits (209)
Sheet to prompt personalized speaking using 'would', 'used to' etc
 
 

 

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Habbits and annoying behaviour (210)
Analysis of examples
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for used to / get used toPage top ↑
 
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.
 
 

 

 

Gap fill exercises for used to / get used toPage top ↑
 
Used to / be used to / get used to (818)
Short passage about moving from Hong Kong to England. Twelve gaps for used to / be used to / get used to
 
 

 



Book references for used to / get used toPage top ↑
 

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 47 - 49
'Used to' compared with 'would'
Grammar notes + making sentences from prompts (short exercise)

Unit 7 Review 1  Page 65 
Substitution exercise
 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 10 Take care  Page 91 
Used to for talking about past states and jhabits (follows on from reading about healthcare in the past)
Consolidation modules 6 - 10  Page 96 
Gapped story
 

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'
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
72 - 73 Used to / get used to  Pages 72 - 73
Used to / get used to
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
24 - School reunion  Page 24 
Find information to complete statements about past and present habits.
 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Memory 5 - The good old days page 29  Pages 29 - 54
Ss compate two street scenes (same location), one in the 1950s; one now. Form sentences: 'There used to be a cinema next to the bank' etc.
 

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
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
7 I'm different now  Page 7 
Pairwork. 'Me as a child' vs 'me now'.
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
9b Life changes  Page 9 
Ss complete and read out sentences relating to a situation (e.g. 'You've got married') I used to... I didn't use to... I'm getting used to... Other Ss must guess the situation.
 


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