sait sait

upper intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, Students will learn and practice past habits by using ''used to +infinitive'' would+infinitive and past simple. The lesson starts with a song by Chris Daughtry. Some sentences from the song are taken out to teach the target grammar. Later on two grammar exercises will be done by students. After the exercises, students are asked to practice what they have learnt. The speaking topic is about their childhood. In the second part of the lesson students have two dictionary exercises related to strong reactions. Students will learn how to use phrases related to anger and craziness. If time is enough they are going to practice this strong reactions via a speaking activity in which they have to describe someone who does a alot of crazy things and often gets angry.


Abc Book
Abc exercise 1, handout
Abc exercise 2 hand out
Abc gap filling from work book

Main Aims

  • To introduce/revise the verb forms to express past habits

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practice speaking for accuracy


Warm up; Setting the context (4-5 minutes) • To help students relax for a few minutes.

Because the lesson time is the last hour of teaching, students need to relax for awhile. So, I have chosen a song named ''used to by Daughtry'' which lasts five minutes. On the other hand it serves the main aim of the lesson. Before playing it, I will say ''I'm mad about this song''

Stage 1; Introduction to the topic (5-6 minutes) • To theach target grammar

Students are given a handout, in which there are sentences from the song. The students will fill the gaps at the top of the page. There are similar forms to the target language and students usually confuse them. So, The teacher will also teach them the differences of ''used to,'' ''be used to,'' ''get used to,'' Although ''used to +infinitive'' and would'infinitive can be used similar to each other, there is a restriction related to stative verbs. The students are going to be warned about this.

stage 2# Exercise 1 (7-7 minutes) • to practice the target language in the written form

The handouts are distributed to students. Before giving the handouts the teacher tells them how to do the exercise. The exercise is in the past simple tense and students are asked to replace them by either used to +infinitive or would infinitive. Two of the sentences can be replaced by only used to +infinitive. Three of the sentences in the reading text cannot be replaced by either used to+infinitive or would+ infinitive

stage 3; Exercise 2 (6-8 minutes) • To practice the target language in the written form

The students are given a text in which they have to correct six mistakes. After the students have finished the task, they will be asked to check with their friends and then they will tell reasons.

stage 4, speaking activity (10-12 minutes) • to practice the target language.

A question is written on the board: '' What did you use to do in your childhood?'' The students are instructed to work in pairs to share their childhood memories. Then, the teacher asks them to share the interesting ones with the whole class.

flexible-stage (4-5 minutes) • To help students relax at the end of the day.

Students are going to listen the song by Daughtry with lyrics again. This stage helps students relax and have some fun. On the other hand the song serves the main aim of the lesson. after the song they are free to go.

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