Today in class we dealt with used to/would Grammar to begin with. We went on with Lesson 7.2 (Unit 7) exercises, and did some extra exercises.
Grammar: used to and would
1 Use [used to + verb] and [would + verb] to talk about __repeated actions__ in the past which don’t happen now.
a) We __used to/would__ throw paper at him. (action)
b) She __used to/would__ play us Mozart. (action)
2 Only use __used to__ to talk about states in the past.
c) We __didn’t use to__ like her lessons at all. (state)
We wouldn’t like her lessons at all.
3 __Would__ is usually contracted to ‘d in spoken English.
d) We’d learn about the stars.
After this Grammar exercise we did two more exercises (p. 95, 11-12 Students’ Book):
11 Read the text and circle the correct form.
Going to school
I didn’t (1) [used to/(__use to__)/did] like the journey to school. I (2) [wouldn’t/would to/(__would__ )] go by bus, but I was afraid of the other children. They were bigger than me, and they (3) [(__used to__)/wouldn’t to/would to] shout at me. I always sat at the back of the bus, even though it (4) [would be/(__used to be__)/used be] the hottest place, and I (5) [wouldn’t/(__didn’t use to__)/would] hope that no-one could see me. It’s funny to think that those boys were probably only eight years old, but I (6) [would be/(__used to be__)/used be] so frightened.
12 Complete the sentences using use(d) to and a suitable verb from the box.
live – not watch – be – like – not behave – do – not go – eat
1 Did your life __use to be__ very different when you were a child? How?
2 I __used to like__ playing outside with my friends.
3 I __didn’t use to watch__ TV in the evenings.
4 We __used to live__ in the countryside, but now I live in Vienna.
5 My family __didn’t use to go__ to the seaside at the weekend.
6 Did you __use to eat__ ice cream every day?
7 My best friend at school was called Sam. We always __used to do__ our homework together.
8 I __didn’t use to behave__ very well at school.