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Welcome to our Used To Exercises. Let’s learn how to use it so we can talk about past situations and habits that are not true anymore. It is important to learn how to use them properly at this expanding stage of English where there is more focus on academic tasks and language functions.

About 20 minutes.Learning how to put used to in a sentence.Expanding stage of learning English.


  1. Complete the sentences in the Flash Cards.
  2. Choose if the sentences are correct.
  3. Choose the correct word to fit the gap.
  4. Read the story and choose the correct word or phrase to fit the gap.
Flash CardsExercise 1Exercise 2WritingExamples

Expressing a past situation or habit that no longer exists at present.
Form: used to + the simple form of a verb

  • I used to live with my parents. Now I live in my own apartment.
  • Jane used to be afraid of dogs, but now she likes dogs.

Question Form:  did + subject + use to

  • Did you use to live in Singapore?
  • Did you use to be famous?

Negative Form: didn’t use to/never used to

  • I didn’t use to drink coffee at breakfast.
  • I never used to drink tea at breakfast, but now I always have tea in the morning.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully. We have many activities to get your English up to speed in no time.
The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the Elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

A2 Key | B1 Preliminary | B2 First

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