'Used to' and 'Would'
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84 worksheets on Busy Teacher that address using used to and would
to talk about the past.
This worksheet is a group activity
where students practice using used to; due to the content of the material, it would be best for adult classes but you could make up your own scenarios to adapt it for younger students. The activity itself is not very complex and since it is a game, students of any age should enjoy participating. All the materials and directions are included. For other activities, worksheets, and lesson ideas spend some time browsing through the materials in this section. Worksheets are usually rated and you can even read user comments to see what teachers have to say.
Used to and would are often, but not always, used to talk about the past. It can be hard for English language learners to know which one to use in any given sentence so it is important to practice this extensively in class before starting a new topic. Focus on one and then the other before doing exercises that combine the two. This will make it easier for students to become familiar with the uses of these words before being challenged to differentiate between them. Of course in some sentences either one would be appropriate so make sure that students know where the overlap is between these two.
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Int Adv Exam
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Elem Pre-Int Int Adv
30-50 Minute Speaking Lesson! Great for adult learners to: - Speak using 'Did you use to ... ?' - Learn 10 common vocabulary/expressions Lesson Includes 4 Parts: 1. Interview teacher as a class ...
Elem Pre-Int Int
Discussions with young students can open up a road into a world of imagination and information. Students can be surprisingly informed about the world around them. At the same time, what they don&r ...
This ppt includes a game and it is based on Backpack 4, units 4, 5 and 6. It contains the following topics: extinct/ endangered animals, life in the past, and health and illnesses. Divide your cla ...
This ppt is based on English Result textbook (pre-intermediate, student's book, Oxford University Press). The aim is to teach students how to describe routes, what words to use (prepositions of di ...
Practise the used to structure and verb tenses. Listen and fill in the blanks, choose the word or put sentences in the correct order. This worksheet is suitable for pre-ntermediate to advanced lea ...
Presentation containing various pictures from the 19th century. Topics covered: transport, housing, education, shopping, fashion, family, free time. I use this slideshow to practise "used to" and ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
Grammar and writing practice. At the top of page: grammar box showing sentence structure. At the bottom of page: use your imagination and write about what people 'used to do' before these inventi ...
Presentation of used to for young learners, intermediate. There are grammar points and a good explanation how to use this expression with funny colorful pictures, so your students won't get bored. ...
A fun worksheet to help learners understand the structure Used to+Infinitive. The worksheet is based on the video about the penguin who lives in rather unusual conditions. It contains listening p ...
This worksheet is meant to be used with teenagers or young adults. The ad focuses on the different lifestyles of our grandparents. I took advantage of the topic to practice the structucture "used ...
In this worksheet your students will be able to practice the grammar of get, be and used to in different tenses in order to understand the differences in meaning between them. It was taken from : ...
This is a vocabulary and gramar quiz. This exercise is divided into two activities. The first one, it is a personality vocabulary exercise. It has also a box with the words students have to use. T ...
The following exercise contains different correct and incorrect sentences. Students will check the correct sentences and change the incorrect ones. The grammar topic for this activity is used to. ...
This is a worksheet for practicing the grammar of present simple, present continuous, past simple, and used to. It includes two activities. First, the students are asked to use some cues to write ...
This worksheet contains a gap-filling activity to practice "used to" to talk about habits in the past. It is appropriate for elementary and pre-intermediate levels and you may find it useful at th ...
This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching grammar: speculation with may and might, used to and used for and the use of made of in English grammar. It is suitable for elementary stu ...
It is a very useful worksheet about past habits in the past. It tells you the correct way when you use used to and would. Also you can learn how to use it in negative and questions.
This worksheet is intended to be used as a reference sheet for Spanish speakers. There are practical examples of these structures translated into Spanish so that the students can relate clearly on ...
Int Adv Exam
This worksheet is an explanation of the structures used to, get used to and be used to. It is a general overview of these three structures with general examples and cover the affirmative, negative ...
It is a listening activity based on Ed Sheeran's song, and I used it with both adults and teenagers,as the lyrics are meaningful and easy to understand. It is really useful to revise irregula ...
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This PowerPoint contains both names and pictures of some items that people used to use in the old days, such as icebox, butter churn, etc. You can encourage the students to talk by asking them wha ...
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