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Read what four people have to say about their addictions…

Susan “I used to live alone and I got into the habit of eating chocolate when I was watching TV. I always used to enjoy it but it was never a problem in the past. Then I found I was eating more and more. I’d have some chocolate before meals, after meals and sometimes during meals! I put on more and more weight and I couldn’t give it up. My friends noticed too. One day I decided to stop and now I feel better without the weight. I still miss chocolate though!”

Tim “I used to love reading. I would often read 3 books a week. Then they invented the internet. I bought my first computer ten years ago and I immediately became addicted to it. Now, I usually spend four hours a night on the Net. It’s like having a best friend. I don’t go out much and I don’t have time to read any more.”

Brenda “When I was at school I didn’t use to do much sport. I’d often get my mother to give me a sick note so that I could miss the lessons. It was only when I started work that I took an interest in exercise. I wanted to look good. There’s a gym at work and I started going there. Now I go everyday…I love it! In fact it’s about the only thing I do in my leisure time.”

John “Smoking used to be quite acceptable. Everyone did it when we were young. I smoked for years, 40 a day sometimes and I was totally dependent on it. When I got married, my wife told me she hated the smell of cigarettes so I used hypnotherapy and quit smoking, for her.”

Adapted from: Language to Go, Intermediate, Students’ Book, Recording Scripts, p. 119.


Name

Addiction

Have they given up?

Susan Tim Brenda John

Adapted from: Language to Go, Intermediate, Students’ Book, Unit 11, p. 24.

Write the sentences about Gordon using used Example: student/job

to.

Gordon used to be a student but now he’s got a job.

1. live with parents/married ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2. no children/a daughter…………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. have skateboard/a car……………………………………………………………………………………………. 4. play the guitar/play golf…………………………………………………………………………………………. 5. not wear glasses/wear glasses……………………………………………………………………………….. 6. love fast food/love Italian food………………………………………………………………………………. 7. drink tea/drink coffee…………………………………………………………………………………………….. Adapted from: Language to Go, Intermediate, Students’ Book, Unit 11, Practice, p. 93.

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“Smoking used to be quite acceptable. Everyone did it when we were young. I smoked for years, 40 a day sometimes and I was totally dependent...

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