| Revise and practise the new language you’ve learnt:USED TO / GET USED TO / BE USED TO
|Used to + verb refers to a habit or state in the past. It is used only in the past simple.|
If you used to do something, you did it for a period of time in the past, but you don’t do it any more.
|We used to live there when I was a child.
I used to walk to work everyday when I was younger.
We also say used to to express a state that existed in the past but doesn’t exist now. States are not actions. They are expressed using stative verbs such as have, believe, know and like.
|I used to like The Beatles but now I never listen to them.
He used to have long hair but nowadays his hair is very short.
|The form of the question is
did(n’t) + subject + use to be.
The form of the negative is
subject + didn’t + use to be.
|Did(n’t) he use to work in your office?
We didn’t use to be vegetarians
|GET USED TO|
|Get used to + noun phrase or verb-ing (in this pattern used is an adjective and to is a preposition).||I got used to getting upearly in the morning.After a while he didn’t mind the noise in the office – he got used to it.|
|If you get used to something, you become accustomed to it.
It is the process of becoming used to something.
|BE USED TO|
|Be used to + noun phrase or verb-ing (in this pattern used is an adjective and to is a preposition).||I am used to getting up early in the morning. I don’t mind it.
He didn’t complain about the noise nextdoor – he was used to it.
|If you are used to something, you have often done or experienced it, so it’s not strange, new or difficult for you.|
|The opposite of be used to is be not used to.||I am not used to the new system yet.|
Now…are you ready to practise?????