~ How to Make a Lesson ~
1) In the first section, fill in the blanks, then practice your role plays on your own.
2) Then, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, perform the role plays you have created.
3) After that, perform your role play in class with a partner/several partners.
4) Finally, challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues.
5) In the second section, briefly discuss the form as a class. Avoid over-analysis.
6) Select two questions from the list. Practice with a partner, then in front of the class.
7) You may wish to discuss the form (section two) before the role play (section one).
The Language Works ~ Basic English ~ Lesson 18
Section One ~ Basic-Talk 118 ~ Talking About the Past ~ Role Play Practice ~
A) Where did you grow up?
B) I grew up ___________________________________________ .
A) What did you used to do before or after school when you were a teenager?
B) Well, I used to __________________________________________ .
A) In your culture, what was important 100 years ago?
B) Difficult to say, but I think they used to ____________________________ .
A) Where are/were your grandparents from?
B) They are/were from _____________________ .
A) What did you used to do with your grandma or grandpa?
B) Well, ____________________________________________________ .
(We used to play cards/I used to bake with my grandma/I went fishing with my grandpa.)
A) What did you used to do with your parents?
B) Umm, ____________________________________________________ .
(We used to go camping/I used to play piano with my mom/We used to play ping pong.)
A) Right now, as we speak, what’s the first memory that pops up from your youth?
B) Well, I used to _____________________________________________ .
Notes: Your mother's parents = grandparents on my mom's side
Your father's parents = grandparents on my dad's side
Section Two ~ Form-Talk 118 ~ Used to + Present Verb ~ Dialogue Practice ~
“Used to” expresses our routine actions that happened in the past
but are no longer the case in our present situation.
Q1: Where did you used to play when you were young?
Q2: What did you used to eat for breakfast? Or is it the same?
Q3: Who did you used to meet before school? Tell.
Q4: What celebrity did you used to admire? Why?
Q5: What snack did you used to buy as a child? Still today?
Q6: Where did you used to go on a date? Tell a story.
Q7: What did you used to enjoy on Friday night? Still today?
Q8: Who did you used to fight at school? Why?
Q9: What sports team did you used to cheer for? Still today?
Q10: Who did you used to hang out with in university?
Remember: “Used to” is related to “no longer” as in:
I no longer smoke, but I used to in university.
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