Nov 10, 2016

UNIT 18 • Used to (do)

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  • Complete these sentences with ‘use(d) to …’ + a suitable verb.
    • Dennis gave up smoking two years ago. He 40 cigarettes a day.
      Liz a motorbike, but last year she sold it and bought a car.
      We came to live in Manchester a few years ago. We in Nottingham.
      I rarely eat ice cream now but I it when I was a child.
      Jim my best friend but we aren’t friends any longer.
      It only takes me about 40 minutes to get to work since the new road was opened. It more than an hour.
      There a hotel opposite the station but it closed a long time ago
      When you lived in London, to the theatre very often?

    • Write sentences about Brian with ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t use to’.
      Brian changed his lifestyle. He stopped doing some things and started doing other things:
      • He stopped
        studying hard       ○      going to bed early       ○      running three miles every morning

        He
        He
        He

        • He started
          smoking       ○      going out in the evening       ○      spending a lot of money

          He
          He
          He

        • Compare what Carol said five years ago and what she says today. Write sentences about how Carol has changed. Use ‘used to’, ‘didn’t use to’, ‘never used to’ in the first part of your sentence.

          FIVE YEARS AGO — TODAY
          • She but she
            I travelled a lot. — I don’t go away much these days.

            • She but she
              I played the piano. — I haven’t played piano for years.

              • She but she
                I was very lazy. — I work very hard these days.

                • She but she
                  I didn’t like cheese. — I eat lots of cheese now.

                  • She but it
                    I had a dog. — My dog died two years ago.

                    • She but she
                      I was a hotel receptionist. — I work in a bookshop now.

                      • She but she
                        I had lots of friends. — I don’t know many people these days.

                        • She but she
                          I never read newspapers. — I read a newspaper every day now.

                          • She but she
                            I didn’t drink tea. — Tea’s great! I like it now.

                            • She but she
                              I went to a lot of parties. — I haven’t been to a party for ages.

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