Blackpool Scene 2 - Language Focus

Rob talks about using the expression 'used to' to talk about the past.

Watch the video and then do the tasks.

Task 1

Language Task

Fill in the gaps in the sentences with the words from the top.


Task 2

Language Task 2

Choice the correct words to complete the questions.


Task 3

Language Task 3

Put the following sentences in order of politeness.



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Submitted by Beba Osman on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 22:06

What is the differents between used to and use to? Or there is any role for them? Thanks in advance

Hi Beba Osman,

Good question! The difference is in the form of the sentence. Used to is for an affirmative sentence.

  • I used to play football.

Use to isn't correct by itself. It must be with an auxiliary verb, in a negative sentence or question.

  • I didn't use to play football.
  • Did you use to play football?

Does that make sense? Have a look at this page for some more explanation and examples.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Bruno2020 on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 00:04

That was fatastic! thanks.