To provide clarification of used to in the context of childhood habits.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of how things in life used to look like.
Procedure (32-40 minutes)
- stick pictures around the class of childhood activities. - Give the students time to discuss - whether or not they did these activities in the past. - whether or not they do them now. - give them sheets of papers and ask them to write down 3 things themselves did in the past but don't do now. - Ask them to stand up and mingle in the class to see who shared the same memories with them.
*I will show them a picture of a girl playing football and tell them that when I was a child I used to play football. *CCQs: -Did I play in the past or present? (past) - Once or many times? (many times) - Do I play football now? (no)
*I will show a scale of where the activity starts and ends. *Drill: I used to play football (basketball) I used to play basketball. (listen to music) I used to listen to music. * I will show a picture of a child refusing to drink milk. (I didn't use to drink milk) - I will also show pictures of negative things and highlight with didn't we write use to instead of used to.
I will give them a sheet of paper with a controlled practice to fill the blanks with (used to- didn't use to)
Blast from the past: I will divide the class into groups. each group will get a set of cards they have to place them face down. Demonstrate the activity and show them that they have to describe the picture using (used to/ didn't use to). each student must speak for at least (20) seconds if they fail they score no points. the student with the most points is the winner.