Would - Past Tense
Man: What was it like growing up on a farm?
Woman: It was the best. I used to have so much fun.
Man: Really, what would you do?
Woman: I would ride horses, play with my dog, tend to animals and just have fun!
Man: Sounds fun!
Woman: It was. Everyday I would get up early and I would be outside all day. I wouldn’t go inside until dark.
Man: Wow! Sounds like you had a great childhood.
Woman: It was.
Woman: What was it like growing up in the city?
Man: It was fun. I have many good memories.
Woman: Yeah, such as?
Man: Well, my friends and I used to hang out downtown. We would sit on the sidewalk and watch the world go by. It was so fun. Sometimes, we’d get in trouble though.
Woman: Really, what would you do?
Man: Well, we would be loud or naughty. Kids’ stuff. Nothing serious though.
Woman: Yeah, sounds familiar.
Man: What was life like in the army?
Woman: It was good, but it was very hard.
Man: Really, how so?
Woman: Well, we were always busy. Every day we would get up really early. Then we would march for ten miles. After that we would do more training.
Man: Wow! What would you do in the afternoon?
Woman: More training. Usually, we would’t stop training until late.
Man: That is so tough. How much sleep did you get?
Woman: Not much. We would usually get about six hours a night. It wasn’t enough though.
Man: Do you miss it?
Woman: Yes, sometimes.
Would - Past Tense
(Q) As a kid on the farm, what did you do?
(A) I did a lot. I would ride horses.
(N) I wouldn't stay inside.
(Q) Where would you play?
(A) I would play in the garden.
(N) I wouldn't see anyone.
(Q) Who did you talk to as a kid?
(A) I talked with my friends.
(A) We would talk for hours.
(N) I wouldn't say much.
(Q) When would you get up?
(A) I'd wake up very early.
(N) I'd never sleep in.
Note: Do not use the contraction in short answers.
(Q) Would you go to town?
(A) Yes, I would sometimes.
(N) No, wouldn't usually.
I used to play soccer a lot. I would play from morning till night.
I used to get in trouble a lot. I would make my teacher so made.
I used to have a motorcycle. I would ride it for hours.
Grammar Listening Practice
I do cook a lot.
Let me show you what to do.
I used to play sports in high school.
Well, we would be loud or naughty.
Well, you should go home them.