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Grammar ''Used to''
intermediate level


Abc Different Pictures and situations for kids and toys
Abc Worksheet on used to 'affirmative and negative forms'

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of used to in the context of Childhood Memories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Childhood


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

1.Students will be shown some pictures for random childish situations, games and toys their used to play with when they were children. 2. we will quickly and randomly discuss them and how they are related to their memories. I will use the structure ''used to'' to let them use it without introducing it clearly ex: "I used to use this .... when I was a child" or " I used to do .... when I was a child" "what did you use to do?" 3.Students will work in groups/pairs to discuss these pictures and situations and how they are related to them.

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

I will take some sentences the students said about their childhood from the lead in and I will write them on the board after asking them " tell me what your friend used to do when he/she was a child"

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

1.From the previous stage's sentences written on the board, I will draw the students attention to the meaning of "Used to". 2.I will clarify the pronunciation of /-d/ connected to /-t/ in "used to" 3.I will use the drill and echo techniques referring to the pictures " Did -name- use to do ....?" so their expected answer will be "Yes", in that case I will stress the structure of "Yes they did", or "no'', so I will ask them to say what did -name- use to do to clarify the form. 4.Then I will clarify the form of the affirmative and negative structures.

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

1.We will have a worksheet on using used to affirmative and negative. 2.They will be asked to work in pairs/ group to answer it. 3. The pairs/groups till exchange the answered worksheet. so each group will discuss the other. 4. they will discuss the answers with the teacher.

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

Students will discuss in groups different actions they used to do when they were children then they will share it with their teacher.

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

Students have to imagine that they are children again and create a role play that show one of childhood situations then act it.

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