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domingo, 16 de outubro de 2011

I-presentation idea to introduce USED TO!! - True or False activity about Steve Jobs!

Steve Jobs will long be remembered for his technological innovations that changed millions of lives. But here are some little-known facts about Apple's former CEO. So why  not using thus information as  an I-presentation idea to introduce USED TO! While teachers show the statements, students are just supposed to say whether they are true or false. This can also serve to show students the difference between a past habit, in which the use of USED TO is allowed and a past event, in which simple past must be used.


1. He used to be a vegetarian.
True.
2. He used to be Disney's largest shareholder.
True. He became Disney's largest shareholder when the company bought Pixar in 2006.
3. Steve Jobs and a partner originally used to sell "blue boxes"
True. The duo reportedly built so-called "blue boxes" that could trick phones into allowing users to make free calls to anywhere in the world. They reportedly raised a total of $6,000.
4. He used to be homeless some years ago
True“I didn’t have a dorm room,” he said in a commencement address given at Stanford in 2005, “so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned Coke bottles for the 5-cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple."
5. He used to be a law-abiding citizen.
False. He drove without a license plate for years: Jobs drove his 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 for years with no official license plate, just a barcode, according to USA Today.

Source: special thanks to Ricardo Murilo Dias for his link at FB  http://news.discovery.com/tech/steve-jobs-surprising-facts-111007.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1.

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