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When teaching a grammar or function lesson, submit this LA sheet with your lesson

plan.

Target Language: (write the target sentence/s from the lesson here)
He used to sleep on a bench.
Hed shower in a nearby airport bathroom.
Hes used to eating normal food.
Hes getting used to living in his new house.

Meaning: (try to state this in student-friendly language)


Used to is used to talk about things that happened many times in
the past but which no longer happen in the present.
Would has the same meaning as used to, and can be used in the same situations, and all
actions, but not states
to be used means that someone is already comfortable with doing something, it is no
longer difficult for them.
getting used to means someone is still not completely comfortable with something, but
soon they will be.

Context / Conveying Meaning: (state the context and how you will convey meaning)
Alfred had a difficult life at the airport. He used to sleep on a bench.
Hed shower in a nearby airport bathroom and eat food from
McDonalds. Now he lives in California. Hes used to eating normal food
but I think hes getting used to living in his new house.

Checking understanding: (timelines, concept questions, etc)


- Does Alfred still sleep on a bench? (No)
- Did Alfred sleep on a bench many times in the past? (Yes)
- Did he shower in the airport bathroom many times in the past? (Yes)
- Does he still shower at the airport bathroom? (No)
- Is Alfred completely comfortable with normal food now? (Yes)
- Is Alfred completely comfortable in his own house now? (No)
- Do you think one day Alfred will be comfortable in his own house? (Yes, Maybe)

Pronunciation features: (phonemic script, weak forms, contractions, stress, intonation)


He used to sleep on a bench
/ hi j:st slip n bn/ (weak form of to schwa; stress on the main verb that follows used to sleep.

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Hed shower in a nearby airport bathroom.
/ hid arn nba ept brum (Contraction hed)
Hes used to eating normal food.
/ hiz j:stit nmlfud/ (weak to changes from schwa to // when a vowel follows. Use this in the odd one
out noticing activity)
Hes getting used to living in his new house.
/hiz gt j:st lv n hz n has/

Form: (analysis as it will appear on the whiteboard or worksheet)


subject + used to +verb in bare infinitive
subject + would + verb in bare infinitive
subject + verb to be + used to +verb + ing
subject + verb to be + getting used to +verb + ing

Appropriacy: (i.e. formal, informal or neutral)


neutral

Anticipated problems Ss will have with the target language (MPFA), and solutions

Possible Problems Proposed Solutions

Meaning:
1. Ss might confuse used to ask a CCQ : when we say used to, do we mean
with a main verb use using something?
2. Ss might think actions with
used to still happen now
ask a CCQ: does Alfred still sleep on a bench?
Pronunciation:
1. Ss might pronounce the Model and drill during the first demonstration.
weak to instead of
pronouncing it as schwa
2. Ss might stress used to Model this during the initial demonstration and
more than the main verb allow Ss to find similar stress and weak forms in
other examples

Form:
1. Ss might forget to add ing Allow Ss time to notice these rules after the initial
to main verb after is used to demonstration on WB and clarify this during
2. Ss might add ing to main feedback with form-related CCQs if necessary
verb after used to

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References:
www.phonemicchart.com
Scrivener, J. (2014). Teaching English grammar: What to teach and how to teach it (p. 261-262). Oxford:
Macmillan Education.

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