Duke Street Students : How to Make (Our Own Special) Indian Tea
Grammar (Level 2+): Used for ..+ verb-ing & Used to + verb
In our lessons we talked about UTENSILS and TOOLS.
eg. A rolling pin is used for preparing dough
Exercise: Can you tell me what these kitchen utensils are used for?
An egg beater
A carving knife
Used to ...
It is easy to confuse used to and used for.
Used to = something we did in the past but not now
eg. I used to drink 10 cups of coffee a day (but not now).
Remember the small spelling change with QUESTIONS and NEGATIVES ... drop the 'd'
eg. Did you use to drink lots of coffee?
eg. I didn't use to drink lots of coffee, but now I do.
Exercise: Try these online exercises
Exercise 1 (mix and match)
Exercise 2 (word order)
Exercise 3 (complete the sentences)
Exercise 4 (complete the sentences 2)
Homework (Level 2+):
How to Make a Good Cup of Coffee
Here is a simple (but good recipe for making a great cup of coffee by Ryan from the Flying Saucers Cafe in Santa Monica, California (USA).
Can you write instructions? Also list INGREDIENTS / UTENSILS.
a single cup filter
a paper filter insert
a 1 ounce scoop
to dump something
to place back
a circular motion
to drip through
PROCEDURES (Level 2+)
In this lesson we are looking at PROCEDURES (Instructions explained). We use the PASSIVE VOICE when we describe most procedures. The OBJECT and not the SUBJECT of the action are important.
eg. the coffee beans are sorted
Watch this video about HOW COFFEE IS MADE.
Take some notes on the PROCEDURE for WET PROCESSING or DRY PROCESSING. (We will continue this exercise in class ...)