Pre-intermediate A2 level
To provide clarification for the meaning of "used to" and for students to practice it. (Grammar)
For students to speak in pairs or groups using the target language accurately.
Procedure (25-38 minutes)
- Refer to the previous lesson which is about shopping habits back and then and write some sentences from the text on the board: --They used to have special room only for men. --It used to be popular. - Ask students CCQs like: Do they have these rooms now? No Did they have them in the past? - Try to get students to label "they" and "have" and write that on board. - Drill the pronunciation of "used to" which is /jʊːstə/. - Try to elicit the negative form of the sentences and write them on the board. "They didn't use to have special room...". - Try to elicit yes/no question and wh-question Did they use to have....? What did they use to have....? - Point out to students what happens to "used to" in the negative and question form.
- Tell students that now we will do a fill-in-the-gaps exercise in pairs. - Distribute the sheets. - Monitor students while doing the exercise. -Do a whole class feedback by saying number 1 is...number 2 is....and write the answers on the board. - Tell students the instructions of the second exercise that they will negate the sentences in the first part and ask questions about the second part. - Ask ICQs to make sure they understand the instructions like: the first part is about negative or question?Negative The second part? Question - Tell students to work in pairs. -Distribute the sheets. -Monitor the students and provide help if necessary. - Do the feedback by asking a student from each group to read the answer. - Give the instructions of the third exercise and tell the students to fill in the blanks with used to or didn't use to. - Ask ICQs like: what are you going to write? - Tell students to work in groups. - Monitor the students and provide help if necessary. - Do a whole class feedback by making one of each group read the full sentence with the answer.
- Instruct students to write five sentences individually about things they used to do in the past. - After they finish tell them to stand up and mingle to tell each other what they wrote. - Monitor them while speaking with each other. - After they finish tell them to discuss in groups how each one of them looked like when they were younger. - Monitor them while they speak with each other.