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 used to  -  to be / to get used to  
 

            Complete the following sentences with the correct form of used and the verb in brackets.
      (Correction at the end of the page.)

     Example:

     Tom______________ (take) the bus to go to work, now he walks. = > Tom used to take the bus to go to work...

     Sending emails to my grandmother is difficult.  She isn't  ___________a computer.   
=> She isn't  used to using a computer.

            1.       Caroline _______________ (have) a walkman, now she has an ipod.
 
            2.       We haven't seen Bob very often since he got a promotion. He's very busy.  He _____________________(not be) so busy.
 
            3.       I've just got my first job.  It's exciting but I'll have _______________________(work) regular hours.
 
            4.       It is difficult for Tom to drive in England.  He  ____________________ (drive) on the left-hand side of the road.      
 
            5.       When Peter was young, he  ________________ (ride) a bicycle to school.
 
            6.       People from India  usually find our food tasteless.  They ________________________ (eat) spicy food.
 
            7.       Computers ________________ (be) very expensive.  Now the prices are more reasonable.
 
            8.       English has become international.  Businessmen ________________________ (speak) English at international meetings.
 
            9.       During my childhood, I ________________ (spend) a lot of time with my grandparents.
 
           10.      Maria _________________ (think) that she would never ________________________ (live) in New York.
 
            
 

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Correction

          1.      Caroline used to have a walkman, now she had an ipod.
          2.      We haven't seen Bob very often since he got a promotion. He's very busy.  He didn't use to be so busy.
          3.      I've just got my first job.  It's exciting but I'll have to get used to working regular hours.
          4.      It is difficult for Tom to drive in England.  He isn't used to driving on the left-hand side of the road.
          5.      When Peter was young, he used to ride a bicycle to school.
          6.      People from India usually find our food tasteless.  They are used to eating spicy food.
          7.      Computers used to be very expensive.  Now the prices are more reasonable.
          8.      English has become international. 
                   Businessmen are used to speaking / have got used to speaking English at international meetings.
          9.      During my childhood, I used to spend a lot of time with my grandparents.
           10.      Maria used to think that she would never get used to living in New York


  

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