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|Aim||To present and practise “used to”.|
|Activity||Students think of important inventions and make corresponding sentences using “used to”.|
|Organisation||Individual or pairs|
|Preparation||Make enough copies of the worksheet for the number of students in your class.|
|What do I do?||
Write down 3 inventions that changed the world!
Explain what life was like BEFORE each invention and how life is different WITH it
Before the Internet, most people wrote letters, but now we send emails.
People used to count with abacuses
England used to send criminals to Australia
European children used to go to work when they were very young
People used to travel on horses
People used to keep food fresh by putting salt on it
People used to tell each other stories for entertainment
Women didn’t use to wear trousers
People used to tell the time with the sun
but now we have calculators and computers.
but now English people go there on holiday.
but now they usually don’t start working until they are 16 or 18.
but now we have cars and motorbikes.
but now we have refrigerators.
but now they watch TV and movies.
but now many women wear jeans.
but now we use watches and clocks.