Mohamed Mohamed

Used to
intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be able to express their past habits using 'used to' and this can be achieved by listening to a song about the days of the old schoolyard.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the students with the opportunity to practise speaking for fluency by asking their partners about what things they used to do in the past.


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

1- Project a photo on the board. 2- Elicit the topic of the lesson. 3- Ask Ss to write about things they did in the past but don't do now. 4- Ask Ss to write down 3 things that they themselves did in the past but don’t do now. 5- Collect the pieces of paper and keep them.

Exposure (7-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1- Give Ss HO 1. 2- Ask Ss to listen to the song and fill in the gaps. 3- Check in pairs. 4- O/C feedback. 5- Give Ss HO2. 6- Ss get in pairs to answer HO 2. 7- O/C feedback.

Clarification (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1- Drill Ss on pronouncing 'used to' 2- Write 'He used to play football'. 3- Ask CCQs: Does he play football now? ~ No. / Did he play football in the past? ~ Yes. / Did he play once or many times? 4- Highlight the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms of used to.

Controlled Practice (7-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1- Give Ss HO3. 2- Ask Ss to answer HO3 individually. 3- Check in pairs. 4- Give them the answer key.

Semi-Controlled Practice (7-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

1- Go back to the pieces of paper on which the students wrote about their past habits. 2- Write some of these habits on the board. 3- Ask students to get in a circle. 4- Ss ask each other questions using the target language to find out who used to do what. 5- Monitor and write down some mistakes Ss may make.

Language / content feedback (5-7 minutes) • To provide students on students' production and use of language.

1- Write some of the students common mistakes. 2- Ask students to come to the board and correct these mistakes.

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