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BE/GET USED TO (DOING) STH

& is used to talk about habitual actions and means ‘be / get accustomed to’, ‘be in the habit of’, ‘to have experienced something so that it no longer seems surprising, difficult, strange etc’:

e.g. I do the dishes every day, so I'm used to it.

I’m not used to getting up early.

They are used to cold weather.

You’ll get used to her when you get to know her better.

WOULD [wυd] modal verb negative short form wouldn't

& is used to say that something happened often or regularly in the past (often in literary style):

e.g. When we worked in the same office, we would often have coffee together.

On summer evenings they would sit out in the garden.

Exercise 12. Choose the correct answer.

0. I come from London, so I’m / I'm getting used to big cities.

1. After London, it's hard to be / get used to living in the country. It's very different.

2. It took me a few weeks to be / get used to my new surroundings.

3. I'm not / I'm not getting used to the silence. I miss the noise.

4. At the moment my parents have to drive me everywhere. I don't like that because I'm / I'm getting used to being independent.

5. The pace of life here seems a bit slow, but I'm sure I'll be / get used to it.

6. Change is hard for everyone, but we 're / get used to new things quite quickly.

Exercise 13. Add an appropriate form of use, used to, be used to, or get used to.

1. We … live in a country, but now we live in the town.

2. I don't like town life but I hope I will soon … it.

3. I lost my pen last week, so I … my sister s to write the examination yesterday.

4. He comes from Scotland. He ... cold weather.

5. I … hate this work, but I quite like it now that I … it.

6. They … take the bus but now they always … flip car.

7. We swim all through the winter. We … swimming in cold water.

8. He … make a lot of mistakes, but now he … speaking English.

Exercise 14. Complete the sentences. Use used to or would and the verbs in brackets. Sometimes both are possible.

0. We …would …go to two or three films every week. (go)

1. We … home very early in the morning when we went on holiday. (leave)

2. A few years ago, I … many friends, but I do now. (not have)

3. … near the airport? (you / live)

4. We … hours talking about our dreams. (spend)

5. She … us funny stories about the animals on the farm. (tell)

6. There … many cars on the road in those days. (not be)

7. I … all kinds of ball games when I was a child. (love)

8. My dad … football with us on Sundays when we were little. (play)

 


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