8 Fill in the gaps with the correct words derived from the words in bold
as in the example in the first sentence.
1 Many people look forward to their retirement after years of working hard.
2 Emily has a very good _________________, so she’s good at writing stories.
3 John has a _______________ for sweet foods, but he doesn’t eat them too often.
4 Tania has an amazing ________________ of stamps from all over the world.
5 The ______________ of his article in the newspaper made Peter feel very proud.
6 A special _______________ by a famous actor will be made at the club tonight.
7 The horse’s ________________ to jump the last fence meant that it lost the race.
8 The doctor gave me a _______________ for some tablets.
We use used to + infinitive to refer to past habits or states. In such cases used to can be replaced by the past simple with no change in meaning.
I used to like jazz but now I like rock.I used to go to jazz clubs every week.
We do not need to use a time expression with used to. In the above examples we can also use the Past Simple in the time expression.
I liked jazz when I was younger but now I like rock.I went to jazz clubs when I was at college.
We cannot use used to when something happened only once:
I went to a rock concert last night. (NOT used to go)
9 a We cannot use used to + base form in four of these sentences. Tick
the sentences that are not correct.
1 Last week I used to smoke a lot of cigarettes. ____
2 I didn’t use to exercise, but now I exercise every day. ____
3 I bought an old car. I used to pay 50 pounds for it. ____
4 When my daughter was a baby she didn’t use to sleep very much. ____
5 We used to get out first TV when I was twelve. ____
6 I’m tired, and I used to sleep for ten hours last night. ____