Friday, February 17

Agora: Used To

This is a very interesting movie about a woman scientist that was ahead of her time, developing scientific studies that were proven right centuries before the first astronomers came up with the theories we believe in nowadays. I used this scene to practice the use of USED TO and its negative form.

A. Watch the movie segment and complete and read the sentences below.

Then complete them with used to or didn't use to, according to the segment.

1. Ordinary people ___________ (think) the world was a gigantic chest.

2. They _________ (believe) that heaven was on top and the earth was on the ground.

3. They _____________ (claim) that the earth was round.

4. They __________ (question) why people on the bottom didn't fall off and the ones on the sides didn't slideoff.

5. They __________ (feel) intrigued why the the sun changed size from summer to winter.

6. The scientists in the movie _________ (believe) that the earth was the center of the universe.

7. They also _________ (imagine) that the sun traveled around the earth.

B. Work in pairs:

1. What are some of the things that we believe in nowadays that you believe might be proven wrong in the future?

2. what are your current viewpoints about these issues?

- Intelligent life in other planets

- living in mars

- comets or asteroids destroying our planet in the future


1. used to think 2. used to believe 3. didn't use to claim 4. used to question 5. used to feel 6. didn't use to believe 7. didn't use to imagine