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Used to and would
Intermediate level


In this lesson,Ss revise `used to` that they should already know and learn new meaning for `would`.By the end of the lesson ,Ss would have learnt the similarity and the differences between them.The lesson starts by brainstorming sentences of `used to`through a picture.This is followed by clarification of the meaning,form and pronunciation.After that they willdo different practice activities with speaking included as well.


Abc page:260
Abc pages,25,135

Main Aims

  • Grammar

Subsidiary Aims

  • speaking


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

-T sticks a picture on the board and hands it out to Ss, that shows John`s life now and in the past.Then eliciting sentences about John in the present simple and writing them on the left part of the board: He is poor.He sleeps on the street.He only drinks water.he eats food from dustbins. -T elicits sentences about John`s past and writes them on the right part of the board convincing Ss that those sentences were true in the past: He used to be rich.He used to live in a big house.He used to eat caviar.He used to drive a Ferrari. He didn`t use to have a beard. -T elicits sentences about things that were true in the past of Ss themselves: I used to smoke.I used to go fishing...

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

T sticks three pictures of the subjects of the model sentences in coursebook and writes the sentences under each one: Conway used to be a British diplomat.The Ancient Greeks used to talk about Atlantis.The king would cover his body in gold. Then T introduces the use of would to talk about habitual actions in the past as used to but not about states.T makes CCQs for each sentence: For example:. Did Conway work as a British diplomat?-yes Did he work only once?-no Does he work now?-no

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

Meeaning :T sets the meaning by CCQs then by a timeline highlighting that used to can be used for stative verbs and repeated actions in the past that occur regularly not once or twice whereas would is used only for repeated actions in the past and not with stative verbs.Besides,would can not be used with location and possession Form:Affirmative: s +used to+base verb.. Negative : s+didn`t use to+base verb... Question:Q word +did +s+use to+base verb?or did +s+use to+base verb? Pronunciation:/ʝʊːʂʈə/ Drilling

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

T sets ex.1 p.25 asking Ss, why we can`t use would with no.1 and no.4

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

T sets asking Ss why they crossed out in sentences no.3,4 and 5.

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

T sets and 3 p.25 coursebook. First,Ss do the ex. individually then T divides Ss into groups to check their anwers then they choose one of each group to tell the whole class about his/her topic.

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