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USED TO

(Updated on 06/02/2013)

 

Pictures - Examples - Facts - Listening -
Interactive exercises
- Exercises to print - Lesson plans -
Interactive games -
Games to print -
Songs
- Cartoons - Jokes - Virtual tour - Videos

 


Related pages :

would - chores / routine

 

 

Pictures :

 

Examples :

 

  • Used to : Presentation + Interactive exercises
    (esl4teachers.com)
  • 'used to' -
    "In which cases should we use simple past and in which cases used to do?" (BBC)
  • I used to believe is a collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children...
    There are now over 28,000 beliefs on the site.

 

Facts :

 

 

Listening :

  • Bruce Springsteen - (soundguideweb) ENREGISTREMENT GRATUIT
    "Listen (to the story) and find the missing words" (interactive) -
    "Thèmes :
    Vietnam, guerre, conflit avec les parents, refus d'aller au Vietnam -
    Objectif grammatical :
    prétérit, prétérit continu, WOULD, USED TO"
    (exercice réalisé par Rodolphe MAUREL - Académie de Toulouse)

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

 

  • Used to : Presentation + Interactive exercises
    (esl4teachers.com)

 

 

  • The 1900 House (PBS)
    Travel back in time - from to the Information Age to the Victorian era
    Take the Virtual Tour.
    - Suggestion : Introduire 'used to' et comparer avec l'époque actuelle.


  • use(d) to - (englishclub)
    "Students sort Used To Do, Used To Doing and Get Used To into three groups and explain the difference between each group."
  • Bruce Springsteen - (soundguideweb) - INSCRIPTION GRATUITE
    "Listen (to the story) and find the missing words" (interactive) -
    "Thèmes :
    Vietnam, guerre, conflit avec les parents, refus d'aller au Vietnam -
    Objectif grammatical :
    prétérit, prétérit continu, WOULD, USED TO"
    (exercice réalisé par Rodolphe MAUREL - Académie de Toulouse)

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

  • used to - activities to print (handoutsonline)

 

Lesson plans :

 

  • Minions: Used to - a lesson with a video
    (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

 

  • Are you a learner of the future? - a worksheet (onestopenglish.com)
    - with Teacher's Notes
    Level: pre-intermediate students and higher
    Aim: students talk about possible future developments in education and
    decide whether or not they are already a learner of the future .
    Language: used to; future forms (going to, will)
  • You've Got Mail - a lesson plan (english-4u.com) SITE PAYANT
    Language function: discussing issues; reading comprehension; talking about the past
    Topic: electronic messaging; health
    Grammar: used to do sth
    - with Teacher's Notes

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • The things I used to do
    "Watch the video and listen to Peter Carter and Johnny Nicholas. Then, play the game."

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

 

Games TO PRINT :

  • Office Crossword (Used for / Vocabulary) - (handoutsonline.com)
    - "A splendid two-person crossword.
    There are no clues: instead, students need to explain the words.
    The target structure could be 'used for' plus the gerund, or 'used to' plus the infinitive."

 

Songs :

  • Things Ain't Like They Used To Be - The Black Keys (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "I went around the way for you
    Did all those things you asked me to
    I thought it was the perfect day
    Till she just opened up to say

    It doesn't mean a thing to me
    It doesn't mean a thing to me
    And it's about time you see
    Things ain't like they used to be..."

    (azlyrics.com)

 

 

  • Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait (YouTube)
    Play the game. (thewildernessdowntown.com)
    + the lyrics
    "I used to write letters
    I used to sign my name
    I used to sleep at night...
    We used to wait
    We used to waste hours just walking around"

    (lyrics-celebrities.anekatips.com)

 

  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor - I Won't Change You - The video is about speed dating.
    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "I used to change my accent, change my stance 
    My phone number, the way I dance...
    I used to think I had to change the way I am...
    I used to change my style like I changed my mind" 
       
    (azlyrics.com)

 

  • Funhouse sung by Pink (YouTube)
    + the lyrics

    "This used to be our funhouse
    But now it's full of evil clowns
    It's time to start the countdown
    I'm gonna burn it down down down...
    I'd rather live out on the street"

    (paroles-musique.com)
  • Hazard - sung by Richard Marx (mp3lyrics.org)
    "We used to walk down by the river
    She loved to watch the sun go down
    We used to walk along the river..."
    - the VIDEO
    (YouTube)
  • Viva La Vida sung by Coldplay - Official video (YouTube)
    - with LYRICS on the right of the video :
    "I used to rule the world
    Seas would rise when I gave the word...
    Sweep the streets I used to own
    I used to roll the dice...
    Listen as the crowd would sing..."
  • Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) by Nancy Sinatra :
    "I was five and he was six
    we rode on horses made of sticks
    he wore black and i wore white
    he would always win the fight...
    we used to play bang bang i shot you down bang...
    i used to shoot you down
    music played and people sang..."
    - the Video (YouTube)

  • Kiss From A Rose by Seal :
    " There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea."
  • Just My Imagination - Cranberries :
    "There was a game we used to play
    We would hit the town on friday night
    And stay in bed until sunday
    We used to be so free
    We were living for the love we had and
    Living not for reality..."


  • History Of A Boring Town - Less Than Jake
    "Just talked to this girl
    Who used to live here on my street...
    And I used to say I'd never stay"
  • I need you by America :
    "We used to laugh, we used to cry
    We used to bow our heads"
  • I Want to Break Free by Queen :
    "I can't get used to, living without, living without,
    Living without you by my side"

  • We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard - used to V :
    "Used to think that life was sweet...
    Used to feel we had it made...
    It's so funny how we don't talk anymore."
  • Mama used to say by Junior
    "Mama used to say, take your time, young man
    Mama used to say, don't you rush to get old
    Mama used to say, take it in your stride
    And Mama used to say, live your life"

 

Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)

   

 

I used to pray for hope and change
(anglonautes.com)

 

 

I used to have lots of little kitties
(swapmeetdave.com)

 

Sleeping habits
(cartoonstock.com)


He used to bring me
my newspaper

(cartoonstock.com)

 


I used to lose my temper

(markstivers.com)

 

We used to be so happy
I used to suffer alone
(markstivers)



I used to think
I was indecisive;
now I'm not so sure
.
- Howard Hoffman ... On Life
(serendip.brynmawr.edu)


 

I used to get letters...
(problogger.net)



 

Jokes :

  • When I was a kid, I had no watch.
    I used to tell the time by my violin.
    I used to practise in the middle of the night,
    and the neighbours would yell,
    "Fine time to practise the violin,
    three o'clock in the morning!"

 

 

Virtual tour :

  • The 1900 House (PBS)
    Travel back in time - from to the Information Age to the Victorian era
    Take the Virtual Tour.
    - Suggestion : Introduire 'used to' et comparer avec l'époque actuelle.

 

 

Videos :