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Legends- grammar focus: 'used to' and 'would'
Intermediate level


In this lessons students learn and practice the forms 'used to' and 'would' in context of Legends. They also revise and practice vocabulary learnt and used in previous lesson.


Abc grammar handout

Main Aims

  • To provide teach and practice of 'used to' and 'would' in the context of King Arthur, The Legend of Camelot.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To revise and practice vocabulary learnt and used in previous classes in speaking, ideally also incorporatingabove language.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

With the help of materials- pictures on WB, and theme of the previous lesson, T. through open discusion with the SS, will set the lesson context- King Arthur, the Legend of Camelot.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

T. asks SS to gist read the short text, and decide when the story is happening- is it past, present, or a future, and asks for a reasons of their decisions- eliciting key words from students: 'used to' and 'would'.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T. asks individual SS to write examples with the key words on the WB, and to underline them.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

SS discussing what those key words mean- it is past habit or actions which no longer occure. Meaning CCQ: 1. Did it happen in the past? Y 2. Will it happen in the future? N 3. Do we say 'used to' to talk about habitual actions? Y 4. Do we say 'would' to talk about states? N Form: used to+ infinitive would + infinitive

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

SS work individually, and try to complete the Task 1- fill in gaps with 'used to' or 'would', T. checks the answers with the whole class.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

SS work in pairs, and complete the Task 2- cross out the forms which are not possible, and share answers with the whole class

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks students to work in 3 groups- counting 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc. Each group try to write a short story (maximum 6 sentences) and use the target language- group with the highest counting of key words is the winning group.

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