Randa Abdelhalim Randa Abdelhalim

used to
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will be able to use "used to" rule of grammar.


Abc Pictures - visual aids - Gap-filling handout -A &B handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of used to in the context of school memories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist in the context of school memories


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

T asks Ss " Do you have a good or bad memory?" T tells Ss " I am going to show you a picture of school items for 5 seconds, and the winner team will remember more items than the other. T shows Ss the picture. Ss work in groups, try to remember. T asks Ss " How many items do you remember?"

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

T asks Ss " Do you remember your friends name from primary school?" T tells Ss " Now we have a song about old days in school, all what you are going to do is to listen and complete the gabs, work alone" T gives Ss the text, then plays the audio. Ss answer, then T asks them to check their answers in pairs. T shows the answer key.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T writes the marker sentence on the board " we used to laugh a lot" M : when you used to do s.th in the past, but you stopped doing it now. F : subj + used to + inf P : /ˈjuːst tuː/ /tə;\ is a weak form

controlled practice (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T sets the instructions by chest modeling " we have 5 sentences here, you just fill the gabs, work alone." T gives Ss the gab filling handout. Ss work alone then in pairs. T shows the answer key. T asks 2 Ss 2 of the questions.

Freer practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide speaking about memories.

T sets the instructions, " you will be A&B discussing with your partners these 5 questions. T divides Ss in to A & B. T gives Ss the handout. Ss start to mingle. T monitors and collects some mistakes, the corrects them after finishing as a feedback.

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