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.

Examples:

Getting used to

Examples:

  • 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     

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

Could

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

Should

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

Might

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

Must

  • 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

    Certain:

    They might come later.

    They may come by car.

    Posible:

    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.

    Connectors

    Firstly

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

    Finally

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

    Basically

    • 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.

    Suppose

    • I suppose the problem is that...

    Anyway

    • 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.

    -Legs

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

    -Head

    • His head was spinning with ideas.

    Synonyms of:

    Concerned - Interested

    Loathed - Abhor

    Describe - Characterize

    Buddies - Friends

    Unfortunate - Unlucky

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