TESOL/Describing how things are used

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What is this used for?

Key sentences

Asking how something is used Telling how something is used
Where can you find it? It's used (prepositional phrase).
Asking how something is used Telling how something is used
What is it used for? You (verb) with it.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

It's used (prepositional phrase).
prepositional phrase sentence
in the office It's used in the office.
at home It's used at home.
in the kitchen It's used in the kitchen.
in the garage It's used in the garage.
You (verb) with it.
verb sentence
write You write with it.
get around You get around with it.
get information You get information with it.
clean the floor You clean the floor with it.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking how something is used Telling how something is used
Where can you find it? It's used (in the office).
Asking how something is used Telling how something is used
What is it used for? You (write) with it.


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking how something is used Telling how something is used

Where can you find it?

It's used ... .

Asking how something is used Telling how something is used
What is it used for? You ... with it.


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking how something is used Telling how something is used
Guess what your partner is thinking of. Think of something used
  • at school
  • at home
  • in the kitchen

Further study


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Resources[edit]

At school[edit]

These are some things we use at school.