Used To / Getting Used To

Used To

"Used to" expresses the idea that something was an old habit that stopped in the past. It indicates that something was often repeated in the past, but it is not usually done now.

  • I used to go to United States every summer
  • I used to eat a lot of junk food when I was a child
  • She used to get up very early

Getting Used To

If you get used to something or you are getting used to something you are becoming accustomed to it – it was strange, now it’s not so strange.

  • I am is getting used to waking up early.
  • He is getting used to his new house.
  • they are getting used to their new teacher

Modals Verbs

Modal verbs are special verbs which behave very differently from normal verbs. Here are some important differences:
1. Modal verbs do not take "-s" in the third person.
2. You use "not" to make modal verbs negative, even in Simple Present and Simple Past.
3. Many modal verbs cannot be used in the past tenses or the future tenses.

Would

  • If i were you, I wouldn't do that.
  • He would be here at night

Could

  • Could you pass me that?
  • I Couldn't find it

Should

  • You should listen to me, I know more about this.
  • I shouldn´t wait this long to do my homework

Might

  • He might be late, he is comming from work
  • She might fail this class, because she almost never came to class

Must

  • She break john cellphone, it must be an acident
  • You must go to sleep now, you have to wake u early tomorrow

Simple Facts

Attribute About Someone

  • He is always lossing things
  • She is always in good mood

Someone Typical Behavior

  • He is always late
  • She is always complain about everything

Past with used to + infinitive

We use this expression to talk about habits or repeated actions in the past which we don't do in the present. We also use it to talk about states in the past which are no longer true.

  • I used to live in USA
  • He used to have a very expensive car
  • She used to smoke, but she left it a year ago

Modals with Centain or Possible

They must have a lot of homework, they look very stressed

He must have arrive at 8 o'clock

Have + Past Participle

'I have' shows possession or something acquired. By adding a past participle you are informing someone of a past or completed action done by you.

  • He has done his homekork
  • She have gone to the park
  • He hasn't slept anything yesterday

Connectors

Connectors or Linkers are words that relate one idea or sentence of the text with another. They connect the ideas logically.

Firstly

  • Firstly, i dont know what are you talking about, I even wasn´t there

Finally

  • Finally, we can finish all our homework

Another Thing

  • Well the exam will be tomorrow, Oh another thing: the practice due date is monday

As Far As

  • As far as I know, they broke up in the last party

Suppose

  • Well, I suppose you didn't do the homework either, right?

Anyway

  • Anyway, I thing that you shouldn't go there anymore

Metaphors and Idioms

Metaphors, similes and idioms are all types figurative language used to create imagery. These figures of speech are not taken for their literal meanings; instead, you use them to create more vivid and life-like qualities in your words.

Hand

  • Can you give me a hand

Heart

  • He just adopted another homeless dog, he has such a big heart

Legs

  • My car is on its last legs, I need another one

Head

  • She is so focused, she has a good head on her shoulders

Synonyms

Is a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language

Concerned / Upset

  • I was so concern about that
  • I am upset with him

Describe / Relate

  • This text describe how to use the machine
  • This are relate to the Global Warming

Buddies / Friends

  • Sara and Anna have been friends since a long time
  • We are best buddies

Unfortune / Miserable

  • After his mother die he feel so miserable
  • He is an unfortune man, he lost his job, after someone assault him

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