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How to Use 'Used to'

Date: Jul 12 2021

Themes: Hobbies, Holidays, Travel

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to


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When the weather starts to warm up, you might begin to hear the sound of waves and feel warm sand between your toes. The beach is calling. You should grab your swimsuit, your sunscreen, a beach towel and head out!

Not everyone is lucky enough to live near a beach. That’s why islands and other spots near the ocean are such popular places to vacation. The idea of lying in the sun and splashing in the sea is pretty attractive to most people. Find out if Ella and Jason like going to the beach.



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Jason:  I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to go to the beach.

Ella:  I went to the beach yesterday.

Jason:  Oh my gosh, where?

Ella:  In Tahoe. It’s pretty warm there now, so I just lay out on the sand. It’s not warm enough to go swimming.

Jason:  Oh, that’s all that counts for me.

Ella:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah. I’m not really looking to build a sandcastle or play volleyball. You know, getting tan is kind of cool, but for me, it’s all about just jumping in the waves and getting that salt water all over your body. It’s awesome.

Ella:  Yeah, I don’t like to get wet. I’m more of a have a nice alcoholic beverage and lay out and relax, possibly read a book or paint my nails.

Jason:  The one thing that bugs me about the beach is that it’s often windy.

Ella:  Sometimes. And then the sand gets in your eyes, and you’re kind of uncomfortable, or you’re just constantly shaking your towel off to get the sand away. I hate that.

Jason:  Ooh, that too. I used to live near the beach, and my house was full of sand at all times. It was…I have no idea where it kept coming from, like, I wouldn’t have even gone to the beach that day, and there would just be more sand.

Ella:  Yeah. Sand just manages to get in the most incredible places you can imagine.


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Jason is excited for the weather to get warmer so he can go to the beach. Ella says she just went to the beach. She was in California, where the weather is warmer. But it wasn’t warm enough to go swimming. She just worked on her tan and relaxed.

For Jason, the beach is all about swimming in the waves. He doesn’t like going to the beach if he can’t go swimming. But Ella doesn’t like to get wet. For her, the best part about going to the beach is relaxing in the sun.

The worst part about going to the beach may be the wind. It’s often windy near the ocean, and that can make sand go everywhere. Jason says he used to live near the beach, and there was always sand in his house, even when he hadn’t been to the beach for a long time.

Do you like going to the beach? Do you live near the beach? What do you like to do at the beach?



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if you want to see beautiful beach Laughing

welcome to  thailand  hehe!!

01:31 PM Jul 01 2012 |




who can give me some lessons? my friend? “lay out” means relax for a little while? i am not sure about itUndecided

12:09 PM Jul 01 2012 |

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Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

beach more than a sand or water.
It gives you renewed strength and activity.
And gives you peace of mind, love and happiness.

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12:05 PM Jul 01 2012 |



United Arab Emirates

hello friends beach is the most romantic place ever exist for a new and old couple to have a great time of mind clearance

I like to have exercise on beach and breath a pure air to open my length as much as possible  


09:53 AM Jul 01 2012 |

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Whisper of Hearts


Ilike the beach s0o0o0o muchKiss

07:29 AM Jul 01 2012 |



United Arab Emirates

if you have any bad feeling or something make you busy all the time,  i advice him or her to go to the beach because it is the best place to discharge your negative charges and refresh your life with fresh air and nature.

05:36 AM Jul 01 2012 |




I used to hope to live by beachside but now I’ve changed my mind.

can you guess why?

we had a big earthquake last year.and many people died for such a horrible TUNAMI.

since then, the investigation that most of the places near the beach in Japan is not safe if TUNAMI hit across Japan has been done.

so I don’t think I want to live by seaside.

but usually the seas are so beautiful and there are many good places to enjoy the beautiful scenery and swimming.


05:23 AM Jul 01 2012 |

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No wonder, Parion, you write poems. The seaside is a great source of inspiration. All the Greek poets and philosphers were living in houses facing the beautiful veiws. So it’s very important to be surrounded by beautiful things. The nature shapes us and inspires us and gives us an enormous feeling of love to everything and everyone.

Ryo, yes, it’s a kind of a nature lesson. We can also connect it with the space as the seas/tides and moon depend on each other.

08:40 PM Jun 30 2012 |

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Viet Nam

My country Vietnam’s long coastline is home to some of the best beaches in Asia. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of warm blue water, fine sandy beaches, hidden coves, lovely lagoons, and tropical islands ringed with even more beaches.

Although Vietnam has a temperamental climate that inundates the country with plenty of rain that doesn’t mean that there aren’t beautiful beaches to enjoy. You just need to know when to go! 

Being aware of the climates of each area in Vietnam will certainly help you to plan your beach vacation in Vietnam. If it’s clear skies, hot sun, and beaches that you’re after, the best time to visit Vietnam is between the months of October and December. Vietnam’s best beaches are located in the southern part of the country, but some nice beaches can be found in the north near Hanoi. Be aware of weather conditions though. The best time to visit Vietnam’s northern beaches is between the months of May through August.

Coming to Vietnam is coming to the beautiful beaches there ! Dont hesitate to decide spending your vacation in Vietnam !

04:56 PM Jun 30 2012 |

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i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

 Unfortunately We didn’t have the beach in my country , we live under Isreal occupation , Isreal seizing  on everything here , we have only one of the more sea strange over the world is the dead sea , this sea contains from the salt  , All water has lots of salt  that only Introduction brief .

Life with the beach and sea has an special  tasty , specially If you are  living near the sea , enough to me when the sunrise goes enough to me look How the sun will disappear .

I prefer live near the sea All the time when the summer comes we prepare ourselve go to jordan we feel an comfortable .

We need to feel relax from time to time .

03:20 PM Jun 30 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

beach always reminds me of sun and warmth and getting suntanned  but the word sea is full of solace and you get it when you walk slowly toward it!!!!i feel like i want a beach right now!!!!!!!

11:06 AM Jun 30 2012 |


Saudi Arabia

Absolutely, I like going to the beach. Mmmm you may say I live near the seaside, but the road leading to the beach is kind of rough and full of crazy drivers. Besides, it takes around 40-50 minutes to get there. In my view, it doesn’t worth all this, doesn’t it !! Currently, there’s nothing specific I like to do at the beach. But, if I were to europe, staring at hot chicks there would be my best thing ever ;) :P 

09:25 AM Jun 30 2012 |



I live near the seaside ;but ido’t like the sea because ican’t swim very well.

this is my problem with the sea.

08:39 AM Jun 30 2012 |



Russian Federation

I am lucky to live near the seaside.

When Summer comes, I often go to the beach. But I don’t like overcrowded beaches, I prefer  quiet places some wild, with no people around to have a rest and relax and splashing in the waves and swimming :)

08:17 AM Jun 30 2012 |



like beach ,like play water,it is so wonderful,sand is boring us on the beach,sometimes,but ,Sand give us more fun ,on the same time.so It does not affect the feeling of the beach.Wink

03:52 AM Jun 30 2012 |



I also do not like go to the beach. The sunshine makes me more black. I will get more sunsreen with me if i have to.

03:49 AM Jun 30 2012 |


United States

I love going to the beach to get fresh air and observe the sunset.

01:54 AM Jun 30 2012 |


United States

if I go to the beach I dont sleep in the sand (boring) like some do I swim and take lots of pictures of the landscape (and girls) ...oh and collect sea shells!

12:27 AM Jun 30 2012 |

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Saudi Arabia

good lesson i like it


11:48 PM Jun 29 2012 |



United States

I love the beach!!!!!!!it feels so relaxing!!!! I love those little bugs digging in the sand!!!!!!

09:46 PM Jun 29 2012 |

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