To provide practice of used to/would in the context of upbringing and childhood
To provide review of vocabulary about childhood
Procedure (40-51 minutes)
SS read the extracts from the listening exercise in the previous lesson and underline four words with used to and would individually.
Draw SS attention to the Grammar Box and tell them to complete the rules by looking at the examples in the extracts.Give SS time to work individually before checking the answers with the class. Highlight: - the forms and pronunciation of used to and would Focus attention on the examples and highlight that: - anymore always comes after the verb - still comes before most verbs, but after be.
SS do the controlled practice to get familiar with the forms. In feedback, encourage them to justify their answers by asking them some CCQs. ( e.g. Why don't you use would instead?)
Ask SS to work in pairs with somebody they know or have worked with before Individually, they should try to complete the sentences, so they are true for their partner. They then compare answers to see if their guesses were correct. After that, SS discuss the questions in pairs. Finish the activity by asking SS to report on any surprises.
Give SS a few minutes to think about what they are going to write. Explain that they don't have to include any topics they don't want to. Encourage them to ask for any language they need. Go round checking and correcting if necessary as SS write the descriptions of their upbringing/ schooldays using used to/would.