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  • Hi, everyone. I'm Paula.

  • And welcome to my first teaching video.

  • Woohoo.

  • Yay.

  • As you know, I am from Argentina.

  • And like in many countries, things have changed a lot here since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

  • So, in this video, we're going to say the expression, "used to" to talk about repeated actions in the past, which don't happen now.

  • Has your life changed since the pandemic started?

  • Well, you're not the only one.

  • We're right here in the streets in order to ask people how their lives have changed because of the pandemic.

  • But, before we do that, don't forget to subscribe to the channel.

  • Now, come with me.

  • Hello, this is Paula from Learn English with Cambridge News.

  • May I ask you a question?

  • Have your habits changed because of Coronavirus?

  • Yes, absolutely.

  • I-I used to go to concerts, and I miss that.

  • I love you. I love you.

  • Um, sure, I used to shop in-store, not online.

  • Um, yes, yes, they have.

  • Uh, I didn't use to wear this mask all the time.

  • Yes.

  • I didn't use to stay in pajamas the whole day.

  • In affirmative sentences, the structure is "subject, used to, infinitive verb."

  • "I used to go to concerts."

  • In negative sentences, the structure is "subject, didn't use to, infinitive verb."

  • "I didn't use to stay in pajamas."

  • What about you?

  • Did you use to travel?

  • Yes, I did.

  • I used to do that, and I really, really miss it.

  • Did you use to make video calls with your friends?

  • Uh, no, I-I didn't.

  • I-I didn't even know how to use the computer.

  • What did you use to do with your friends?

  • I used to meet them at a bar, like, every Friday.

  • Interrogative sentences can have a short answer where the structure is "did, subject, use to, infinitive verb."

  • "Did you use to make video calls?"

  • "Yes, I did."

  • "No, I-I didn't."

  • Or they can have a long answer where the structure is "question word, did, subject, use to, infinitive verb."

  • "What did you use to do with your friends?"

  • "I used to meet them at a bar."

  • What about you?

  • Have your habits changed since the pandemic started?

  • What did you use to do?

  • Please, leave us a comment below.

  • And if you enjoyed the video, don't forget to like it.

  • See you in the next video.

  • This was Paula.

  • Over and out.

Hi, everyone. I'm Paula.

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How to use the expression ‘used to’ in English

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