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Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn the form and the differences between "used to and would".they will also learn how to talk about their habits in past which they quit doing it.


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Main Aims

  • • To provide practice of "used to" & "would" for repeated actions and states in the context of Food

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of past habits .


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

ask ss to close their eyes and think about their past eating habits or Are there any foods or drinks that they ate a lot loved or hated when they were young and they change their minds now ? then t talk about his past eating habit holding it in his hand "I ate 'Indomie' many times when I was in high school but now I hate it it's discuss in pairs.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

t gives them some Qs to answer through some pictures of celebrity and then they discuss how have they changed the Qs are a test foe their knowledge of 'used to' then check their answers.

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

check meaning Did we do the action in the past for a while? "yes" Was it a past habit? "yes" Are we doing it now? "no Ask ss to think of other ways to describe these past actions with the same sentence or their past eating habits warmer Qs then t write sentences on WB t elicit would by saying :Is there another way of talking about past habits without using 'used to'? would you like me to give you alternative of use to /would you ?

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

t writes the first sentence she used to act. and then then write the same sentence with would ask CCQS: Did it happen in the past? .YES, 2. Will it happen in the future? NO 3. Do we say 'used to' to talk about habitual actions Form; used to + infinitive, would + infinitive Pronunciation /wud/ /ˈjuːst tə/ Negative Form; didn't / did not + base form verb Drilling Negative Form; wouldn't / would + base form verb .then write another sentence he used to be fat. and ask them 'be' is it an active or state verb can i use would here ? no Do you use “would” for past states? “no” Do you use “would” for past habits? “yes” Do you use “used to” for past states? “yes”

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

give them ex : Cross out the forms that are not possible then they will check in pairs give then feedback orally with t to check understanding.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ask them to look at ex 2 and choose then check in pairs .t writes the answer on the board and ask them to rewrite the sentences with to be true for them using (used to) or (would) where possible .then check in pairs.

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

give clear instruction of this ex: ss will speak about changes in their life in family, work ,how they looked like when they were young or things or communication in the past and give them a helping aid including some pic to talk about demonstrate by pointing to a pic and say the topic :computers then tell them how computers were different #example: the monitors didn't use to be flat like the are today . or talk about games what did you use to play when you were younger? or any other personal habits.

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