Grammar (Describing past Habits)
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification of Used to and Would in the context of Pets and animals
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation describing past events in the context of Pets and Animals
Procedure (33-43 minutes)
Define the word habit, assess their understanding of used to and would by asking them to describe a past habit.
I will give them an example of used to and would and explain how they are used to describing past events in positive negative and question form. Then I will give them an exercise to restructure sentences using would and used to.
I will try to elicit from students the sentences that have used to and would in the reading text.
I will give the students a fill in the gaps exercise with the different versions of used to (be used to, get used to and used to) quiz to practice the different meaning. If I have time I will try and explain the different ways to stress the words.
The last session will involve a freer activity where students in pairs describe their past habits.