Upper intermediate level
To provide clarification of used to, past simple and would in the context of what we used to do when we were younger
speaking and writing
Procedure (31-49 minutes)
I will show SS a video clip about a man talking about what he used to do when he was young. I will only show the video without any audio so SS have to guess what the topic is about.
I will ask SS to work on handout 1 individually. I will show them an example: They used to love each other but not anymore. • Did they love each other? Yes. • Do they love each other now? No • Are they still together? No. • Did they have many happy moments or only one happy moment? Many moments. • Is the sentence contrasting a past feeling that is no longer true now? Yes.
Task 1: I will ask SS to complete the rule by circling the correct sentence in bold. Example: We use “used to” when we want to A. Contrast the past and the present. B. Contrast the present and the future. Task 2: Put the following sentences in negative form and question form: Tom used to go to parties but he is old now. Negative form: Tom didn't use to go to parties. Question form: Did Tom use to go to parties?
I will drill on pronunciation using a marker sentence.
I will give SS a fill in the blank exercise. They check with their peers. I will give an answer key.
I will show SS handout. I will ask them to find a partner and ask them questions about what they used to do when they were 10 years old. Example: Live/where Where did you use to live? I used to live in Izmi. Now I live in Istanbul.
If time allows, I will ask SS to fill in the blanks with information about their childhood memories. I will ask SS to swap papers and share stories. SS have to identify the activities that are similar and the ones that are different.