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Exercises Unit 18 ;' Used to (do) ~\ ~ <ft.~~:~ 18.1 Complete the sentences with use(d)
Exercises
Unit 18
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Used to (do)
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18.1
Complete the sentences
with use(d) to + a suitable
verbo
::-•..
Diane doesri'r travel much now. She
".s.~
P !:r.'.'::~.~ a lor, bur she prefers to sta y at home
Studv this example situation:
rhese days.
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" [eu/ years ago
Diane doesn't travel much rhese days.
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2
Liz.
.
a motorbike,
bur
last year she sold ir and bought a caro
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l'
She
prefers tO stay at home.
We carne ro live in London a few years ago We
..
in Leeds.
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But
she used to travel a 10L
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4
1 rarely eat ice-crearn now, but I .
..
it when 1 was a child.
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She
used
to
go away tWO or three times ayear.
.
5
jirn .
..
m)' best friend, bur we areri't good friends
any longer .
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Ir onlv takes me abour 40 minures tO ger
ro work now
thar rhe new road is open. Ir
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She
used
to
rravel a lot, = she travelled a lo¡ regularlv ID
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more than an hour.
the pasr,
but she doesri't do tl11Sany more.
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There
a hotel near the
airporr, but it closed a long time ago .
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When you lived in New York, .
..
to the rheatre very often?
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18.2
Matt changed his life
style. He stopped doing some things and started doing other
things:
studying hard
{Sleeping late
He stopped
going to bed early
He started
going Out in rhe evening
{
running three miles every morning
spending a lar of money
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Sometbing
used to happen = ir happened
regularly in the past, bur no longer happens:
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Write sentences
about Matt with used to and didn't
use to.
::~~'~,>~~'~~~~;[:S;.( )1 used: to play tennis
a
lot, but 1 don'r play very often now,
.
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[) ~avld used to spend a lot of mo~eyo:,
clothes, These days he can't aHord
ir.
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1
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2
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..
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..
, ..
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,
......
[) Do you go to the cinema much?
'Not now, bur 1 used to.' (= 1 used to gol
-. ::.
We also use used to
for rhings that were true, bur are not true any more:
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i:' This building is now a furn.iture shop. Ir used to be a cinema.
5
O
1 used to think Mark was unfriendly,
bur now 1 realise he's a very nice
persono
6
O
I've starred drinking
tea recendy. 1 never
used ro like it before.
O
Nicole used to have very long hair
when
she was a child,
r;: l'm a hotel i
FIVE YEARS AGO
'] used ro do something'
is pase. There is no present form. You cannor say '1 use to do',
receptionist
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t
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l'
To talk about the present, use rhe present simple (1 do).
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,
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e: ,'" t
""\
'
r I play the plano¡ I
Compare:
Ive got lots
offnends ~
\
/
t/",I
never read
1
past
I he used tO play 1 I we used to live
I rhere used to be
~
I
present !
he
plays
I
we
li ve
1 there is
I
I'm very0azY.~"-(·
~papers
o We used to live in a small village, bur now we live in London.
I don't
1
[)
There used to be four cinemas in the town. Now there is only one.
I don't like
\
drink tea. 1
cheese.
I've got a dogo i
I
The normal question form is did (you) use to .,. ?:
[) Did you use to eat a lot of sweers when you were a child?
I 90 to a lo! of parties.
:
The negative form is didn't use tO
(used not ro
is also possible}:
Now write sentences
about how Karen has changed.
Use used to I didn't use to I never used to
O 1 didn't use to like hirn. (or I used not ro like him.)
in the first part of your sentence.
Compare]
used to do and 1 was
doing:
1.?)1~.LAs.~
:>~., ....
but
/:l:1e.:~.e.~s.
.,
.
[)
1 used ro watch TV
a lot.
(= 1watched
TV regularly in the past, bur 1 no
longer do this)
2
She used
.
but
.
O
1 was watching
TV
when Mike called.
(= 1 was in the middle of
watching
TV)
3
· but
.
4
· bur
.
Do not confuse 1 used ro do and 1 am used to doing (see Unir 61). The structures and meanings
5
..........
..
but
¡W
are differenr:
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':: 1 used ro live alone.
(= 1 lived alone in the past, but I no longer live alone.)
7
......
..
bur ..
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[
am used to lil'illg alone.
(= 1 live alone, and 1 don', find ir srrange or difficulr because
8
........
..
but ..
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o'·
I've been living alone
for some time.)
9
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· bur
.
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10
.
but
.
Past continuous (1 was doing) ~ Unit 5 )'iould (= used to) ~ Unit 36
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Be/gel used to (doing) something ~ Unit 61
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~ Additional exercise 9 (page 307)

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