Used to

  • David used to live in Madrid.
  • She used to exercise every morning, but since she had that terrible accident she doesn't exercise anymore.
  • I used to start work at 9 o'clock.


Getting used to


  • He doesn't like that small town, but he'll get used to it.
  • She found the heels too high, but she got used to them.
  • Since the divorce, she has become very sad. But I think she'll get used to her new life.

Modals Verbs


  • Would you shut the door, please?
  • Sometimes he would bring me some flowers.


  • I could speak English.
  • I could lend you my car till tomorrow.


  • You should drive carefully in bad weather.
  • You should switch off the light when you leave the room.


  • It might rain today.
  • Might I help you?


  • I must go to the supermarket today.
  • You must see the new film with Brad Pitt.

Simple Fact

Attitude about someone else habit.

  • Jaques lives in Birmingham. He works in a bank.
  • Giselle is at work. Her dog is asleep.

Someones typical behavior.

  • The earth moves around the sun.
  • My dog eat every morning.

Past with used to + infinitive

  • Tom used to drink coffee. Now he prefers tea.
  • Julie used to fly from London to Paris. Now she takes the Eurostar.
  • I used to drive to work. Now I take the underground.
  • Modals with certain or posible


    They might come later.

    They may come by car.


    It can be very cold in winter.

    You can easily lose your way in the dark.

    Have + Past Participle

    • My neighbour could have stolen the flowers
    • The wind might have blown them all away.
    • A rabbit might have eaten all my flowers.



    • Firstly, I’d like to talk about the benefits of having a pet pig.


    • Finally, pet pigs are fantastic guards. No burglar would ever have the heart to hurt a pet pig.


    • How can I put this? Basically, having an affair with one of your colleagues should be the last thing on your mind.

    Another thing

    • For one thing, they’re completely loyal to their owners.

    As far as

    • As far as dogs are concerned, they might give you a chance to get up from your desk and get some exercise during the day.


    • I suppose the problem is that...


    • I couldn’t get my head around the Passive Voice. Anyway, I don’t think it’s important to use it all the time.

    Methaphors and idioms with:

    - Hands

    • Can you give me a hand with this sofa?

    - Heart

    • I know she shouts a lot, but she's really got a heart of gold.


    • I couldn't run, my legs were jelly.


    • His head was spinning with ideas.

    Synonyms of:

    Concerned - Interested

    Loathed - Abhor

    Describe - Characterize

    Buddies - Friends

    Unfortunate - Unlucky

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