TESOL/Sharing nostalgia

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Do you remember playing with Gameboys?

Discussion[edit]

I remember Gameboys used to be popular. Do you know anybody who played with them?

How about you? What was popular when you were younger?

Key sentences

Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
Do you remember (verb) ?
Do you remember (noun) ?
Yeah, everybody was doing it.
Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
Do you know anyone who used to (verb) ? Yeah, my (person) used to have one.
Yeah, my (person) used to do that.
Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
You know how everybody used to (verb) in the 80s? Yeah, it feels like yesterday.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

Do you remember (verb) ?
verb sentence
playing arcade games Do you remember playing arcade games ?
playing with Gameboys Do you remember playing with Gameboys ?
wearing baggy pants Do you remember wearing baggy pants ?
driving 70s cars Do you remember driving 70s cars ?
Do you know anyone who used to (verb) ?
verb sentence
own a Volkswagen bus Do you know anyone who used to own a Volkswagen bus ?
use an original Macintosh Do you know anyone who used to use an original Macintosh ?
go to Beetles concerts Do you know anyone who used to go to Beetles concerts ?
use a rolodex Do you know anyone who used to use a rolodex ?
Yeah, my (person) used to have one.
person sentence
friend Yeah, my friend used to have one.
neighbor Yeah, my neighbor used to have one.
parents Yeah, my parents used to have one.
brother Yeah, my brother used to have one.
You know how everybody used to (verb) in the 80s?
verb sentence
make mix tapes You know how everybody used to make mix tapes in the 80s?
record TV on their VCRs You know how everybody used to record TV on their VCRs in the 80s?
use word processors You know how everybody used to use word processors in the 80s?
watch Johnny Carson You know how everybody used to watch Johnny Carson in the 80s?

Example

Practice this conversation.

Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
Do you remember (playing arcade games) ? Yeah, everybody was doing it.
Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
Do you know anyone who used to (own a Volkswagen bus) ? Yeah, my (friend) used to have one.
Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
You know how everybody used to (make mix tapes) in the 80s? Yeah, it feels like yesterday.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Sharing nostalgia Agreeing

Do you remember ... ?

Yeah, everybody was doing it.

Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
Do you know anyone who used to ... ? Yeah, my ... used to have one.
Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
You know how everybody used to ... in the 80s? Yeah, it feels like yesterday.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Sharing nostalgia Agreeing
Think of five things you remember from the past. Ask your partner if they remember too. Share your partner's nostalgia.

Further study


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