General English Level 3 V 3
UNIT 01 My education TOPIC 01 I hated school
LANGUAGE FOCUS 04 I remember…
In this activity you will learn another way to talk about the past.
Philip says:
Philip:
I remember getting into trouble a lot but I don't remember learning much.

 

Philip talks about an action that he remembers.
We use remember + verb + ing to talk about an action that we remember.

I remember
I don't remember
getting into trouble a lot.
meeting my first teacher.

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Listen to the examples.
3 Practise saying the examples. Use the Pause button.
I remember walking to school every day.
I remember asking my first question in class.
I remember feeling scared on my first day of high school.
I don't remember learning how to read.

 

Philip says:
Philip:
I remember, when I was in my last year of primary school, one of my teachers came to my house to talk to my parents.

 

Philip says:
Philip:
... I remember, when I finished school, I missed my friends a lot.

 

Philip talks about a time that he remembers.
We use remember + time clause (when I …) to talk about a time we remember.

I remember, when I was in my last year of primary school, I won a science competition.
when I was in Year 9,
when I was 11,

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Listen to the examples.
3 Practise saying the examples. Use the Pause button.
I remember, when I got my first bicycle, I was very happy.
I remember, when my teacher got angry with me, I started to cry.
I remember, when I was 7, my father got a new car.
I remember, when Tim broke his leg, we visited him in hospital.

 

Now go to 05 SPEAKING Did you like school?

 

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