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Activity overview:

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simple past, used to , would?

Question forms

What did people use(d) to do in the evenings before TV?
-What did people do in the evening before TV?
(Note: when questions and negatives are written , they often have did... used
instead of did..
.use )
-I liked playing tennis when I was younger
-I used to like tennis when I was younger

Questions & negatives

Although both forms are used , we prefer used to+infinitive to talk about past
habits which are now finished.

There is an idea that circumstances have
changed when we use the form used to+infinitive.

Simple Past ≠ Used to

"Used to" refers to things that happened at an earlier stage of one's life and
are now finished: there is an idea that circumstances have changed. It is not
used simply to say what happened at a past time, or how long it took, or
how many times it happened.

Examples

-I studied very hard last year (not I used to study very hard last year)
(simple past to say what happened at a past time)

Example

-I worked in La Felguera for 17 years (not I used to work in La Felguera for 17
years)
(simple past to say how long)

Example

-Mary went to London five times last year (not Mary used to go to London five
times last year)
(simple past to say how often)

Used to= Would

Both can be used to refer to repeated actions and events in the past.

Would sometimes suggests a feeling of nostalgia so is often used for personal reminiscences.

Example

On winter days, we used to / would sit around the fire and tell stories

Example

When I was a child, my sister used to /would take me to the cinema every
Sunday.

Used to≠ Would

When we refer to a past state , we can only use "used to"

Example - used to or would ?

I used to have /would have a Toyota Celica

Mary used to be/would be a teacher but she's now retired

Review

Do we use would with 'state verbs'?

Stative verbs

express a state rather than an action
They usually relate to
thoughts
emotions
relationships
senses
states of being
measurements.

Activity

You're 70 & retired. You're happier now than when you were working. But you still miss some things.

Guess the job ....

Choose a job (don't tell what job)

write 4 clues (past simple / used to / would) about your job

Let others guess the job you were in

Example

4 points. I would work with a lot of people

3 points. I worked after “work”, mainly at home.

2 points. I used my voice a lot

1 point. I used to work with children

Answer

How many clues did you need to hear??

Yes, the answer is TEACHER

You're 10

Talk about bits of your childhood

some prompts

Where did you use to live?
Did your life use to be very different to how it is now?
Where did you use to go to school?
Do you remember any of your teachers?
Did you have any favourite teachers?
Did you use to get good marks?
Did you have a favourite subject?

some more prompts

What did you use to do after school?
Where did you use to play?
Do you remember who your friends were?
Did you have a best friend?
Can you remember your favourite game?
At lunchtime, did you use to like the food?
Did you use to eat with your parents?
What was your greatest wish? Can you remember?

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