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Used to / get used to / would

Put students into pairs. Make sure they understand that they should dictate the sentences exactly, complete with the mistakes. When the dictation stage is complete, allow some time for the pairs to spot the errors and re-formulate the sentences correctly. Feedback the errors and corrections.

 

STUDENT A .

1 Dictate these sentences to student A and write the sentences you hear. Some of your sentences are grammatically correct and in others there are mistakes.

 

2 Now check with your partner to see which sentences are right or wrong grammatically. When youíve found the mistakes, correct them.

 

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I use to enjoy novels, but now I hardly ever have the time to read anything

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Simon is slowly getting used to living without a car but itís difficult for him.

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Doctors are used to having to work really long hours.

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I am not used to drive on the left-hand side of the road.

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John would live in Las Vegas five years ago and heíd always lose money in the casino.

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Isabelle used to smoke but she gave up a few weeks ago.

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STUDENT B .

1 Dictate these sentences to student A and write the sentences you hear. Some of your sentences are grammatically correct and in others there are mistakes.

 

2 Now check with your partner to see which sentences are right or wrong grammatically. When youíve found the mistakes, correct them.

 

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Thomas is getting used working in the hospital.

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I would really love staying up all night at nightclubs when I was younger.

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My maths teacher would always give us boring homework when I was at school.

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Didnít Marianna used to be a model a few years ago?

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You used to go out with Francesca, didnít you?

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I am used to work in the evenings, so I donít mind at all.

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