Mahitab Mahitab

Grammar - Used to
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be handed a text of the changes in Michael's life and start by practicing reading for gist. Then, they will discuss the changes in details after While Reading Two. Then, a marker sentence will be written on the white board to clarify the rule. Finally, the students will be provided with some controlled and freer activities to practice it.


Abc Stopwatch
Abc PowerPoint Presentation
Abc Cards
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Markers
Abc Pens as a gift
Abc Passage copies
Abc Matching cards

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice the rule in the context of life changes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency comparing between the present and the past


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To generate the students interest in the topic

- Show the students some photos on the PowerPoint presentation. - Give them some time to think. - Ask them to discuss what they think with each other . - Monitor the struggling students. - Ask some question to generate their interest in the topic

Pre-teaching (3-5 minutes) • To facilitate the reading process.

- Show them the words and the definitions and ask them to stand up and match. - Ask CCQs to make sure they understand everything in the passage in order to facilitate the reading process and save energy.

While Reading One (3-5 minutes) • To provide the students with specific information

- Pick the reading passage. - Set the context and tell the students that the reading passage is about the changes in Michael's life. - Ask the students to read quickly and get the main idea. - Mime to make them understand what i want them to exactly do. - Ask ICQs like: do you have to understand each word? - Present the reading passage in the PowerPoint presentation. - Give them some time to read. - Ask them to check in pairs and then the whole class feedback

While Reading Two (3-5 minutes) • To provide the students with more details about the passage

- Ask the students if they can guess today's rule. - Ask CCQs like: Did he smoke? Once or many times? Does he smoke now? - Repeat the target language: He used to smoke. - Write down the form on the white board (and the negative one)

Post Reading (8-10 minutes) • to practice and expand on what they have learned

- Start with a controlled activity. - Get a stopwatch and the students will be divided into 2 groups and asked to write down as many sentences as they can using the rule (Freer Activity) - Recap and give a whole class feedback

Flexi Stage (3 minutes) • To extend the the students' speaking time

- Ask the students to talk about their life in the past and their life now.

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