General English Level 2 V 3
UNIT 01 Talking about the past TOPIC 03 I remember...
LANGUAGE FOCUS 03 Used to
 
Philip and Maria say
Philip:
… You know, I used to have red hair too, when I was a boy.
Maria:
Really?
Philip: Yes, but that was a long time ago.
Maria: Well, I used to be fat when I was a little girl in Colombia.

 

Philip says
Philip:
…I liked to work with my father in his workshop. He was a carpenter and I used to help him make things.

 

Philip and Maria talk about the past - when they were children. To talk about something that was true in the past, but is not true now we use used to.
Philip and Maria talk about things that are different now.

Philip:
… I used to have red hair.

Philip had red hair when he was a boy. Now he doesn't have red hair.

Maria:
I used to be fat

Maria was fat when she was a girl. Now she isn't fat.

Philip:
… He was a carpenter and I used to help him make things.

Philip helped his father make things when he was a boy. Now he doesn't do this.

I
You
He
She
It
We
They
used to smoke…
wear..
be…
have…
live…
go…

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Click on the examples to listen.
3 Practise saying the examples.

Now go to 04 LANGUAGE FOCUS Used to - task.

 

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