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Topic: used to / be used to / get used to

Used to followed by an infinitive


Be used to followed by a gerund
Get used to followed by a gerund

1.-Join the sentence in column A with the sentence that has the same meaning
in column

A B
1-I played football. a.- She is not used to speaking to
2-She was a nurse. strangers.
3.-They usually wore formal clothes. b.-I am used to swimming long
4.-It is easy for me to swim long distances.
distances. c.- She is used to training on
5.-It is not easy for her to speak toSaturdays.
strangers. d.-I used to play football.
6.-Working for her is not easy but I will f.-I had to get used to wearing a
try. uniform.
7.-I cant stand so much tea. g.-I will get used to working for her.
9.-She trains on Saturdays h-They used to wear formal clothes.
10.-I didnt like to wear a uniform but I i.- She used to be a nurse.
had to. j.-I cant get used to drinking so much
tea.

2. Fill in the blanks with the correct tense of the verbs in brackets

a. There didnt use to___________ (be) computers in the nineteenth century.

b. I am used to___________ (work) on the night shift.

c. I used to___________ (work) on the night shift.

d. She had to get used to___________ (speak) in public

e. She would get used to___________ (wear) contact lenses if she tried to.

f. They couldnt get used to___________ (live) in a flat thats why they moved to a small
house in the country.

g. They used to ___________ (commute) every day but now they walk to work.

h. We used to ___________ (read)a lot of books at school.

i. I am not used to___________ (wear) make-up.

j. She used to___________ (bite) her nails.


3. Complete the gaps using the correct form of the verbs in brackets used to, be
used to and get used to).

a. After the holidays it takes me a week __________(get) up early again.


b. I _______ (play) football when I was young. I'm too old and fat to play now.
c. At first it was difficult for her to speak in French all the time but she _________(do) it

now.
d. I've been getting up early every day for years but I ________(do) to it.
e. The queue in the baker's ___________ (be) so bad but now it's terrible. It must be that

new chapata bread they bake. It's delicious.


f. People ________(use) Internet yet but in a few years time everybody will be surfing

around like crazy.


g. If you go to live in Britain, you __________ (drive) on the left.
h. Juan was in London for a year. He liked England but he ______________(eat) the insipid

food and the disgusting coffee and of course, the miserable weather.
i. I ____________(drink )milk every day.
j. She _______________(live) in a small village.
k. When I was a child, I (not/eat) chocolate but now I eat a lot.
l. You must get used to_______________ (learn) English for long hours.
m. I_______________ (learn) English every day.
n. I _______________(cook) for myself.
o. Her son _______________ (watch) television for five hours a day.
p. I _______________ (eat) a big chocolate cake a day but I stopped three years ago.
q. I _______________ (drink) a cup of coffee in the morning.
r. Peter _______________ (have) a bike, now he has a car.