What did you use to do as a child?
Used to exercises & talking
Used to Goyte song
Mohammed’s presentation on William Shakespeare and Martin Luther King Jr.
Shakespeare and his plays:
In Salford children used to play hopscotch:
Martin Luther King Jr.:
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) – official video
Ruth used to listen to this music in Ghana:
a suit – matching jacket and trousers:
Life in other countries. Michael Palin’s, ‘Full Circle.’
Past tense verbs: past simple & past continuous
“Used to” for past – The Minions in New York 1968
Used to – your childhood in your country – the things we used to do
Mark’s nana’s life story – dictogloss
Michael Palin’s Full Circle:
(kudos to Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals blog)
New verbs – making sentences
Gerund or infinitive?
Writing a silly story with the new verbs
Story no: 1:
“I don’t have any money left!” said Mark.
“Why not?” asked his friend, Ermintrude.
“I have just bought a new car for £100,000 on my credit card. And now I’m in trouble with the bank!”
“Wow!” said Ermintrude in shock. “How do you feel?” she asked caringly.
“Well, ” said Mark with a tear in his eye, “I regret spending the money. I’m an idiot. How about you? What’s happening in your life?”
“To be honest, ” said Ermintrude with a smile, “I’ve just split up with my boyfriend.”
“Oh no!” said Mark and looked at his friend in surprise. Then he frowned, “How did he feel about that?”
Ermintrude was quiet for a moment. “He didn’t take it very well.” She shook her head, “If I am honest, I will admit I regret telling him by text, I should have spoken to him personally.”
“Oh my goodness!” Mark exclaimed. “I regret to tell you, Ermintrude, but you are a very cruel person!”
- I tried talking to her, but she wouldn’t agree to anything I said.
- I tried to talk to her, but they wouldn’t let me in to see her.
- ‘I tried talking to her’ means ‘I talked to her but it was no use.’
- ‘I tried to talk to her’ means ‘I couldn’t talk to her.’
I quit drinking beer.
I put off cleaning my room until tomorrow. I’m too lazy today.
I will practice singing in the class.
I postponed learning until next week.
She tolerates people whispering in the class.
I suggest playing chess.
He stops driving fast when he has been drinking.
I regret quitting my job. I regret not listening to my teacher.
I regret to tell you that it’s not home time yet.
I enjoy recalling my childhood.
I keep on talking rubbish in class every day. My teacher keeps on telling me to be quiet.
I dislike talking to students but it’s my job so I have no choice.
Walking reading quiz
Purpose of text
Tone of text
Simon’s presentation on the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt
Thyme – an aromatic herb:
Compost: soil made from rotting plants
4×4 cars: four wheel drive cars – used to go over rough ground.
a hot dog: