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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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I like to go to beach,but i can not swiming.I do not go to beach often as there is a fiercely sun.

01:45 AM Jun 29 2012 |

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I think I have sea phobia :D, I don’t like the sea ” I fear it, especially at night”, but I adore that light waft coming from the sea surface and touch my face cooling it down :) .. that moment makes me think of everything good in life :) .. you have so much to enjoy on a beach,  the sky, the breeze, the waves hitting the beach and that feeling of foreplay when you splash your feet in the cool water.. _

wow!! the beach ;) that’s the best part in the summer :) Wink

01:37 AM Jun 29 2012 |




ofcourse i do, can’t imagine life without beach noo we r far litlle bit from the beach  but i wish had house near of beach i like play football swim walk & meet new friendssssssssss

01:18 AM Jun 29 2012 |

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12:36 AM Jun 29 2012 |

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Some people sometimes say they like going to the beach.  I don’t know if they really do, or if they just say it because everyone else says it .( i’m not going to say like this ) ...In fact I live so far away from beach but it’s my favorite place in the world!

I like  going to the beach. Because :

-It’s the feeling of freedom and peace, looking at the beautiful blue ocean and sky makes me feel so free !


-There is nothing could ever compare to the sound of the waves, the sight of the shore and the feeling of the breeze and the sand between your toes!

-I always  have fun whenever i go to the beach swimming and building sand castles and just playing around.

But it’s very Important to Be Safe in the Water?

Fish are able to live and breathe in water, but people need air to breathe. People drown when too much water gets into their lungs. When that happens, the lungs can’t carry enough oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body.

 So there are some rules to follow and Always obey swimming rules :

-Keep kids away from the water when there isn’t a lifeguard or adult around to watch them. 

-Swim with a buddy (NEVER SWIM ALONE )

-Don’t push or jump on others. You could accidentally hurt someone or yourself.

-Toys to help you float come in many shapes and sizes .

-Don’t chew gum or eat while you swim — you could choke.

-Always call an adult or lifeguard if there is an emergency.



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