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I am used to (something)

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'I'm getting used to eating sushi, but I can't get used to using chop-sticks!'

In the past we have looked at used to for past habits: 'I used to play tennis, but now I don't'.

get used to...

Today we look at a very different meaning for the phrase 'be used to'.

Jason's story - part 1: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

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'Jason'

Read the following introduction to a story and decide which words are missing.  Which is the correct word for each number? When you have finished check the links for any new words

what is the 'past perfect simple'?

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'They had left by the time I got home.'

When do we use the ‘past perfect’?

When we talk about the past we use the past simple tense:

'He came home.'

When we want to talk about something that happened before this we use the past perfect tense:

Find the extra word - 2

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'The first man who landed...'

Read these ten short statements. Each sentence has one extra word that is not needed. The extra word is bad grammar. Write the extra word in the space below. Do not use capital letters and be careful with your spelling!

1) I went to home in my new car. I don't have a garage, so I park it in the street outside my house.

talking about preferences - using 'prefer', 'like better' and 'would rather'

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'Which do you prefer tea or coffee?'

question and answer practice

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Question:"____?"
Answer: "Nothing. I'm fine."

Today we have a matching exercise for you to try. All you have to do is read the questions and answers and then decide which question is the best match for the answer. 

When you have finished try another exercise: Find the mistakes

How to use 'Wh...' questions

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 Where do you learn English?

'Where do you learn English?'

In English there are seven ‘Wh…’ questions.  Here’s what they are and how  they are used:

What is used for a thing.

‘What is it?’

Using 'have' and 'has'

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Maltese fishing boats

"Malta has colourful fishing boats."
"The fishermen have traditional boats."

Here are some points to remember when using 'have' and 'has'.

Let's start with the basics.

They can both be used to show possession and are important in making the 'perfect tenses'.
'Had' is the past tense of both 'has' and 'have'.

'-ed' and '-ing' adjectives: describing feelings and things

Average: 3.6 (228 votes)

relaxing-relaxed

'My holiday was relaxing. I felt really relaxed.'

Which sentences have mistakes?

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beach party

Is this sentence correct?  'Let's make a party'

Read through the sentences at the bottom of the page and decide if the sentences are 'correct' or if they have any mistakes. If you get any wrong, click 'Why?' to find out what the problem is with the incorrect sentences. Good luck!