TESOL/Nostalgia

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I used to play football after school.

Discussion[edit]

Discuss what you used to do after high school. What was it like?

I used to play football with my friends.

It was really fun. How about you?

Key sentences

Asking about the past Reminiscing about the past
Do you remember when (sentence) ?
Do you remember (decade) ?
Yeah, it was really (adjective).
Asking about the past Reminiscing about the past
What did you do back then? I always used to (verb) after work.
I always used to (verb) after school

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

Do you remember when (sentence) ?
sentence sentence
you lived in Europe Do you remember when you lived in Europe ?
you were in high school Do you remember when you were in high school ?
Clinton was president Do you remember when Clinton was president ?
you had your first car Do you remember when you had your first car ?
Yeah, it was really (adjective).
adjective sentence
fun Yeah, it was really fun.
busy Yeah, it was really busy.
exciting Yeah, it was really exciting.
hard Yeah, it was really hard.
I always used to (verb) after work.
verb sentence
go driving I always used to go driving after work.
go drinking I always used to go drinking after work.
watch TV I always used to watch TV after work.
go out to eat I always used to go out to eat after work.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking about the past Reminiscing about the past
Do you remember when (you lived in Europe) ? Yeah, it was really (fun).
Asking about the past Reminiscing about the past
What did you do back then? I always used to (go driving) after work.


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking about the past Reminiscing about the past

Do you remember when ... ?

Yeah, it was really ... .

Asking about the past Reminiscing about the past
What did you do back then? I always used to ... after work.


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking about the past Reminiscing about the past
Ask your partner about what they remember. Talk about what you remember.

Further study


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