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Exercise 1. Application of used to".

Completa los enunciados utilizando used to o el verbo en pasado simple


que est en parntesis.
1. I (go) went to the doctor yesterday.
2. My mom (live) used to live in a farm when she was a small girl.
3. You (drive) drove your car to school last week.
4. We (go) went dancing last weekend.
5. They (be) used to be happy children when they were little.
6. My father (have) used to have an old convertible when he was a teenager.
7. My town (be) was a very quiet place. Now there are many cars and
industries.
8. You and your classmates (finished) finished the project for mathematics an
hour ago.
9. I (play) used to play with my toys when I was a little boy.
10. Our teacher (be) used to be pilot when he was young.

Exercise 2. Used to in context.


Completa las expresiones faltantes en el siguiente prrafo sobre la tradicin
del da de muertos. Usa los verbos del recuadro. Puedes buscar las palabras
que desconozcas en tu diccionario.
used to
symbolize

used to
celebrate

used to be
dedicated

used to love

used to spend used to honor used to have


used to
preserve

used to
believe

used to
honor

The day of the Dead is a mexican tradition that honors people who have died. It is
celebrated at the end of october and beginning of November. This festival is also
celebrated in many communities in the United States, because many mexicans live
there. It is also celebrated in some latin american countries.

Indigenous people in Mesoamerica such as Aztecs, Mayas, Nahuas, Totonacas


and Purepechas used to celebrate this tradition. During the pre-Hispanic times
people used to preserve skulls as trophies. They used to symbolize death and
rebirth. Mexicas used to believe that the energy of the dead was determined by
the type of death they had suffered and not by the behavior they used to spend
during their lives.
Aztecs used to have this tradition in August, and they used to honor a complete
month in festivities. These festivities used to honor the god Mictecacihuatl and
they used to be dedicated to children and the lives of relatives who had died.
On November 2nd, mexicans visit their relatives who have passed away and they
prepare food for them. It is a tradition to believe that the soul of the dead comes
and visits the living during that night and are able to enjoy the food that is prepared
for them. Relatives prepare those dishes that the dead used to love.
The celebration of the day of the Death is famous in many parts of the world. On
november 7, 2003 this mexican tradition was declared intangible cultural heritage
by UNESCO.
Fuentes:
http://diadelosmuertos.yaia.com/historia.html
http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/es/RL/00054
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/especiales/5333-celebra-el-dia-de-muertos-enmuseos-del-inah