Tevfik Engin Tevfik Engin

*sigh* I used to...
Pre - Intermediate level


I'll try to clarify and practice 'used to' for regular events through guided discovery practices.


Abc My own story handout
Abc Practice Sheets
Abc Pictures cards on WB
Abc Reading text handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of 'used to' to talk about things that regularly happened in one's life through tangible context

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide written practice of 'used to' and 'didn't use to


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Afternoon, calling out some of the Ss names, randomly, from boys and girls. -Hide 'the picture of a girl in school uniform' behind my back and say: I'm just hiding here behind my back a picture of a ....... (try to elicit quickly) Then show the picture around, stick on the WB. Do this for every picture. - Does she go to school? high school? (obvious from the uniform) -Get the next picture of a school. (what is this place? does she go to this school?)... -The next picture of an empty desk in a classroom. (Is anyone sitting at the desk?(no, empty)...does she sometimes skip school? not go to school?, what may be the reason?) -Show the reason in the next picture 'a handsome young man in front of a car' (Is he the reason? who is he? do they see each other often? love each other? b/f, lover, husband?) -The last picture: 'failed exams' (ıs she a good student? does she have good marks?)

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To establish context and meaning through a situation

- Draw a 'dreaming bubble' around the pictures that I've pinned up on the WB and pin up a picture of an middle-aged lady as 'the dreamer'.Pin up her actual husband's photo next to her. Explicitly link the young girl and woman. (Now and in the past) Ask concept questions. (Was she young and beautiful? Is she young now? Did she go to school? does she now? (no more) Did he love a different man? or this man? She loved a different man (just like in 'Omer loved Abdu because he loves 'me' now:) Does she love this man now? (don't think so) -So the target meaning is clear, elicit a sentence with 'used to' -Quickly draw a speech bubble where the woman sighs (act this out) and says: I __________ have a better life!

Quick Reading for highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the TL through meaningful text

*Ok. Here is the story of the woman. Read it on your own and answer the T/F Qs w/ your partner.* ICQ - read together or alone? OK T/F Qs alone or with your partner? Good. -Pair the Ss. -Quickly hand out the story of the woman. Give them 3 mins to finish. -Give the answers.

Clarification through guided discovery, repetiton drills (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Hand out the practice sheet where grammar is analyzed. -Tell them not to look at the paper until further instruction. *Don't look at your papers! *Ok. Now with your friend, look at these two sentences (show) and answer the Qs below. 2 minutes! -The sentences set the difference in meaning between the simple past form and the 'used to' form. -Write the sentences on the board while they are answering the questions. -Draw everyone's attention to the board. *Ok ladies, boys! ... 1st sentence - used to - ICQ did the event happen only once? or more than once? 2nd sentence - simple past - same ICQ -Draw dashes on the board for Form. _____ ________ _______ (+) _____ ____________ ______ (-) _____ ____________ _______(?) -since these are exemplified in the reading test, try to elicit the forms from the Ss. -Write the pronuncation on the WB. /ˈjuːstə/ Whole class drill. x2-3 Backchain drill .....tə>>>juːstə tə ɡoʊ >>> juːstə ɡoʊ x 2 Pair Drills x 1

Controlled Practice (2-4 minutes) • To concept check to see if the form is understood

-Switch partners! -Show the reading text again and ask them to circle the 3 forms in the text with their partners. *OK. Pointing at the board 'Find examples of these 3 forms in the text. Circle them.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

-Switch partners again! This time girls! -Show the handout. 'I haven't given you the verb this time. You have only got subject and an object. Make Used to sentences with your partners! ICQs- alone or together? (I may do the 1st one as an example) -Get fb fom each pair.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Write 2 positive, 2 negative sentences about your time in primary school! -write used to and didn't use to on the WB. ICQ: are you going to write 2 sentences or sentences? -WCFB

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