How are things at school?
Answer the questions
1. What did your parents and grandparents tell you about their childhood and school years?
2. What were your parents’ favourite school subjects?
3. What games did they like when they were children?
4. What hobbies did they have?
Imagine that you can ask your parents about their childhood. Finish the questions
I used to like school
Look at the sentences the woman says and tick the meaning
When we speak about things that happened in the past, but don’t happen now, we can say:
I used to read a lot. (But I don’t read a lot now).
We used to live in Moscow. (But now we live in another city).
Used to V is the same with all pronouns.
Rewrite the first sentence using «used to V»
Read the teacher’s notes about famous people and make sentences with «used to V»
Example: Winston Churchill used to be late for school.
…didn’t use to…
Make sentences about the school years of your parents or grandparents. Use the phrases from the list
like, hate, be good at, be bad at, behave well, behave badly, be late for school, win sports competitions, skip classes, have a lot of friends
You now and then
Remember your primary school or kindergarten and answer the questions
Did you use to…
- be late?
- get a lot or a little homework?
- have teachers you really liked?
- have a teacher you hated?
- wear a uniform?
- be a bad or a good student?
- When I was at primary school, I used to/didn’t use to…
- When I was in kindergarten, I used to/didn’t use to…
Use the ideas to make dialogues with your teacher
— I used to like watching cartoons, but now I don’t like them. What films did you use to like?
— When I was small, I used to hate oatmeal! What food did you use to hate?
- some activities that you used to like
- food/drinks you used to like or hate
- something you used to do more often than now
- something you didn’t use to like doing
- music you used to enjoy