Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Used to – Curso de ingles: Como expresar rutinas en el pasado

Curso de INGLES en linea gratuito – Aprender Ingles en INTERNET- LECCION 34 curso PRE INTERMEDIO

LECCION EN AUDIO (hacer click en el ICONO de PLAY)


We talked about how to use the past simple past continuous (LESSON 32) Today we are going to learn how to use the structure or form “USED TO”

Hoy aprenderemos como hablar de rutinas en el pasado. Veremos como usar la estructura USED TO y de que forma nos puede servir para comunicarnos mejor en inglés

Structure and form (Table 1)

USED TO
PositiveNegativeQuestion
I used to playfootballI didn’t use to play footballDid you use to play football?
She used to smokeShe didn’t use to smokeDid she use to smoke?
They used to go dancingThey didn’t use to go dancingDid they use to go dancing ?

As we can see, it is used with the PAST SIMPLE structure.

Positive Form

Subject + [USED TO + Infinitive] + Complement

-          My wife USED TOPLAY volleyball.

Negative Form

Subject + [didn’t USE TO + Infinitive] + Complement

-          Peter didn’t use to drink whiskey.

Question Form

Question Word + [did + Subject + USE TO + Infinitive] + Complement

-          What sport did Maria use to practice?

-          How much money did you use to spend at the casino?

-          Did Juan use to play the violin?

USE:

We use the structure USED TO to talk about PAST HABITS and ROUTINES.

Please remember that when we talk about present habits and routines we use the PRESENT SIMPLE. There is no present form of the structure USED TO. Look at the following table

Table 2

Present habits and routinesPast habits and routines
I get up at 6:00 amI used to get up at 6:00 am
Santiago smokesSantiago used to smoke
My mother cooksMy mother used to cook
They don’t play tennisThey didn’t use to play tennis
Juan doesn’t teachJuan didn’t use to teach
Does Tina work for IBM?Did Tina use to work for IBM?
Where do they live?Where did they use to live?

If we have the following sentence

Brian used to work at the bank.

The present form of the sentence is:

Brian works at the bank CORRECT

Brian use to work at the bank INCORRECT

THERE IS NO PRESENT FORM OF THE STRUCTURE USED TO. REMEMBER THAT TO EXPRESS PRESENT HABITS AND ROUTINES WE USE THE PRESENT SIMPLE.

Online Exercises and Extra resources

- http://www.eslteachersboard.com/pdf/The-use-of-USED-TO.pdf

- http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode38/quiz.pdf

- http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/usedto.html
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1346_gramchallenge15/



- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/youmeus/learnit/learnitv22.shtml

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11 Responses to “Used to – Curso de ingles: Como expresar rutinas en el pasado”

  1. Nery says:

    Hola carlos ,saludos grasias por tus clases en audio han sido de mucha ayuda para mi ;yo estoy un poco confundida cuando usar USED TO o Would talvez tu puedes explicar un poco esto con algunos ejemplos.Grasias bendiciones para ti y tu familia.

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  2. DANIELA says:

    Teacher Carlos, felicitaciones por sus clases, me gustaría saber si continuará con el nivel intermedio. Gracias!

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  3. kevin says:

    wowww, he estado buscando algo asi desde hace mucho, realmente el audio, la clase las lecciones son muy buenas, seria bueno que subiera mas post, excelente trabajo

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    Pablo Reply:

    Hola amigo Kevin.
    Este es mi correo: pablo_guti7@hotmail.com
    Para que me escribas y podamos practicar el inglés.
    Tengo un buen vocabulario que con mucho gusto te puedo facilitar.!!

    Donde puedo obtener el audio del que hablas????

    Att; Pablo Gutiérrez De: COSTA RICA

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  4. Ed Wood says:

    Here’s a video that may help your learners. Visit our youtube for many more. Keep up the good work! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRSVeyAAolg

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