1.2 WHAT ARE YOU LIKE? DESCRIBING HABITS

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present habit: will + infinitive
She'll tell you everything she has done during the day, even if you're not interested.
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I'll look for clues that will help me.

present habit: is always + -ing
He's always telling me what to do.
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I'm always watching videos; I'm always looking for opportunities.

present habits: keep (on) + -ing
She keeps texting me.
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She keeps on calling me.

other phrases to describe a present habit: I have an inclination to
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I have an inclination to/I'm inclinaded to be very analytical/I'm happy to take risks with language.

other phrases to describe a present habit: I'm prone to
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I'm prone to/I tend to/I have a tendency to focus on the grammar.

other phrases to describe a present habit: As a rule
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As a rule, I'm happy to take risks with language.

other phrases to describe a present habit: nine times out of ten
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Nine times out of ten I'll just know if something is wrong.

past habits: used to + infinitive
They used to make me stay at home.
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I didn't use to have the confidence to speak.

past habits: would + infinitive
My parents wouldn't drive me to parties on Saturday nights.
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I would spend hours studying grammar rules.

past habits: was always + -ing
They were always complaining.
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I was always looking for new ways to use and learn the language outside class.

past habits: kept (on) + -ing
We kept asking for a refund, but we were ignored.
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I kept making mistakes.

other phrases to describe a past habit:
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I was forever making mistakes.

other phrases to describe a past habit: I was prone to/
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I tended to get frustrated

On Sunday mornings, I get up early and go for a run along the river before anyone else is awake.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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On Sunday mornings, I'll get up early and go for a run along the river before anyone else is awake.

I sometimes wait for hours before a bus arrives.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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I'll sometimes wait for hours before a bus arrives.

My mother-in-law always bake a cake for us when we visit.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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My mother-in-law will always bake a cake for us when we visit.

He keep bothering me for my telephone number, but I don't want to give it to him.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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He will keep bothering me for my telephone number, but I don't want to give it to him.

The children stop fighting. It's driving me crazy.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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The children won't stop fighting. It's driving me crazy.

She spend the first half an hour chatting before she even starts work.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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She'll spend the first half an hour chatting before she even starts work.

My parents take us on camping holidays in the rain. We hated it.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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My parents would take us on camping holidays in the rain. We hated it.

My grandfather shout, or tell you off. He was a very gentle man.
Add will/won't/would/wouldn't to the sentence in the correct place
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My grandfather wouldn't shout, or tell you off. He was a very gentle man.
to say something very loudly; to talk angrily to someone because they have done something wrong

The drug (?) headhaches if used for prolonged periods.
Complete the sentence using: tendency/cause
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The drug has a tendency to cause headhaches if used for prolonged periods.

He (?) paintings which cost far too much money.
Complete the sentence using: inclined/buy
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He's inclined to buy paintings which cost far too much money.

We're (?) about politics at the dinner table.
Complete the sentence using: prone/argue
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We're prone to arguing about politics at the dinner table.

I (?) whether or not I've been given the job.
Complete the sentence using: keep/wonder
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I keep wondering whether or not I've been given the job.

She's (?) a fuss about the way I dress.
Complete the sentence using: always/make
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She's always making a fuss about the way I dress.
anxious or excited behaviour or activity, usually about unimportant things

They (?) at cards, so I decided not to play with them.
Complete the sentence using: kept/cheat
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They kept cheating at cards, so I decided not to play with them.

As (?), I (?) a lot of herbs and spices in my cooking.
Complete the sentence using: rule/not use
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As a rule, I don't use a lot of herbs and spices in my cooking.

My father (?) me back a present from his travels.
Complete the sentence using: would always/bring
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My father would always bring me back a present from his travels.

I have tendency to sleep in late.
Add the words: to as would looking of a
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I have a tendency to sleep in late.

I'm not inclined be very laid-back.
Add the words: to as would looking of
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I'm not inclined to be very laid-back.
relaxed and not seeming to worry about anything

I'm always for new things to learn.
Add the words: as would looking of
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I'm always looking for new things to learn.

A rule, I try not to work at the weekend.
Add the words: as would of
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As a rule, I try not to work at the weekend.

Nine times out ten I'll be right about my first impressions.
Add the words: would of
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Nine times out of ten I'll be right about my first impressions.

As a child I spend hours reading.
Add the words: would
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As a child I would spend hours reading.

* I'm prone leaving things until the last minute, and then I always have to rush.
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I'm prone to leaving things until the last minute, and then I always have to rush.

* I don't tend needing as much sleep as I used to.
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I don't tend to need as much sleep as I used to.

* I keep forget her birthday.
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I keep forgetting her birthday.

* My parents were always very strict and they wouldn't to let me out late at night.
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My parents were always very strict and they wouldn't let me out late at night.

* I'm more inclination to phone people than to send them a text.
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I'm more inclined to phone people than to send them a text.

* I'm always tidy my house. I can't stand it when it's in a mess.
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I'm always tidying my house. I can't stand it when it's in a mess.


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