Level 2 Group 1 – class notes – 2nd November 2015


  1. Used to & would – completed verbs in the past

  2. Maya Angelou, ‘Woman Work’  (visuals)

  3. Dictogloss – Mark’s nana at throwww.com

  4. Would/used to discussion & role play

  5. The life of your grandparents – blog your story on www.throwww.com & send me the link!

  6. Used to songs: The Cranberries, Goyte &

  7. The Arcade Fire – strange interactive video for the town where you grew up or used to live (i.e. Manchester for me)

  8. Gadgets of yesteryear

When I was a kid, I had no watch.
I used to tell the time by my violin.
I used to practise in the middle of the night,
and the neighbours would yell,
“Fine time to practise the violin,
three o’clock in the morning!”

The Cranberries, ‘Just my imagination.’


The Arcade Fire, ‘We used to wait.’

Goyte, ‘Somebody that I used to know.’

Madonna, ‘This used to be my playground.’


a tea pot

crockery: plates, saucers, jugs, tea pots, bowls

cutlery: knives, forks, spoons

kaftan noun [C]

UK   US   /ˈkæf.tæn/

a ​long, ​loosepiece of ​clothing with ​widesleeves, of the ​typeworn in ​WesternAsia


cherish verb [T]

UK   US   /ˈtʃer.ɪʃ/

to ​love, ​protect, and ​care for someone or something that is ​important to you:Although I cherish my ​children, I do ​allow them ​theirindependence.Her most cherished ​possession is a 1926 ​letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald.Freedom of ​speech is a cherished (= ​carefullyprotected)right in this ​country. to ​keephopes, ​memories, or ​ideas in ​yourmind because they are ​important to you and ​bring you ​pleasure:

memento noun [C]

UK   /məˈmen.təʊ/  US   /-toʊ/ (plural mementos ormementoes)

an ​object that you ​keep to ​remembera ​person, ​place, or ​event:I ​kept a ​seashell as a memento ofourholiday.


The meaning of “hit the town” is:

to go out and have fun

used to and would questions:

Amina used to be very shy, but now she’s very talkative.
Karima used to have longer hair but now it’s much shorter.
Bita would always come on time before the half term break.

What TV programme would you watch when you were a kid?
Where did you use to go on holiday?
Did you use to like strong smelling perfumes?
What music would you listen to in your room when you came home from school?
What music did your parents use to listen to?
What clothes did you use to wear?
How did your parents use to surprise you on April Fools day?
What type of party did you use to enjoy?
What time did your parents use to want you to come home from parties when you were 15?
We would always go to the forest on my sister’s birthday to go for a walk.
What did you do on your 18th birthday?
What used to happen at Eid when you were young?

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