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Learn About "Used to Do" and "Be Used to"

Date: Oct 14 2011

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to

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Even though scientists have been studying dreams for hundreds of years, we still don’t understand why we have them or what they mean. Some dreams are so vivid and intense, it seems like they must carry some sort of hidden message. Other dreams are more ordinary or realistic. Many of us forget our dreams the minute we wake up. But some dreams are so striking, they’re impossible to forget. They stick with us as we go about our day. Hear Devan and Jeff talk about their dreams.

尽管科学家已经对梦进行了几百年的研究,却依然无法解释做梦的原因或梦境的意义。有些梦如此生动和强烈,就好像蕴含了某种隐藏信息一样。其他梦则更为普通或现实。大部分人在醒来时就会忘记所做的梦。但有的梦令人印象深刻,难以忘记。它们始终萦绕在脑海里,陪我们度过这一天。听听德凡和杰夫如何谈论他们的梦。

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Devan

Devan

Jeff

Jeff

Devan:  So last night, I was dreaming about eating and then I woke up and I was in the kitchen with a muffin in my hand.

Jeff:  What? Is that the first time that’s happened?

Devan:  I don’t know if it is, but it’s the first time I woke up while it was happening. I totally realized that I was sleepwalking. It was a very surreal moment.

Jeff:  Could’ve been worse. You could’ve had a gun in your hand, or a knife.

Devan:  That’s true. But what if I eat in my sleep all the time and then I start gaining a bunch of weight? What if I eat like a whole pie in my sleep or something and don’t even realize it?

Jeff:  I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

Devan:  Do you ever have crazy dreams?

Jeff:  Yeah. I do. All the time.

Devan:  Like nightmares, or are they realistic?

Jeff:  Luckily I don’t have nightmares anymore. I used to have some when I was a kid that…they were very, very scary. But now, I don’t know, I still have pretty intense dreams, usually when I take naps in the middle of the day.

Devan:  And do you remember them vividly when you wake up?

Jeff:  I’d say maybe two-thirds of the time. At least for five minutes. I’ve heard if you write them down you can remember them better. And you can sort of train yourself.

Devan:  I should start doing that.

Jeff:  Yeah. You should check it out, and maybe it’ll solve the muffin problem.

 

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Recently Devan had a dream that she was eating. When she woke up, she was surprised to find herself in the kitchen with some food in her hand! She realized that she had been sleepwalking.

Devan and Jeff talk about their dreams. Jeff used to have very scary nightmares. He doesn’t have nightmares anymore, but he still has intense and vivid dreams.

Jeff says that if you want to remember your dreams, you should write them down as soon as you wake up. Devan wants to start writing down her dreams. She hopes that will help her with her sleepwalking problem.

Do you remember your dreams? Are they usually vivid, scary, or realistic? Do you ever sleepwalk?

 

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karvan

China

waww

08:47 AM Aug 25 2013 |

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

some times when i wake up the lastest  thing that have happend in my dream ;easy  comes to my mind  but some other times  i really can not even guess what was my dream…some nights i also have nightmares in which i really feel awful and i just want some one ;my dad  ;my mom or the voice of TV helps me to wake up…

07:38 PM Aug 01 2013 |

shadows goldsmith

Syrian Arab Republic

Every nights in my dreams I see you I feel you “TITANIC “

09:29 PM Jan 08 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Yes, it is a long way for you to go, but it worth to see this part of world anyway. I”m grateful for the invitation. I will let you know when my feet will step on the ground of Indonesia

11:40 AM Dec 28 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Thank you dear, what a pleasant words to hear, I would to think about it :),still have long way to go :D, visit my place too! ! You’re very welcome!

11:35 AM Dec 28 2011 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

CatcheR, I understand you 100%. Snow is something unusual, something fantastic for you. Your life has only started, you are young and active. I sure one day you will visit the countries, which have snow within it!!! You can start from Belarus, if you like ;). By the way, I have recently watched the movie “Home” ( it is about our planet and its beautiful places). So the movie has showed the nature of many countries of the world. When I saw the beauty of the nature of Indonesia I was pleasantly shocked how lucky you are, living in such fantastic scenery!!!

11:23 AM Dec 28 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

very nice dream dear Kotlesya, I wish to touch snow even only in my dream lol

11:09 AM Dec 28 2011 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

We can’t “order” our dreams. If I was able to “order” my night dreams I would like to “see” the dreams, where I travel around the world. To see the beautiful places of  our planet in my night dreams is is the greatest pleasure for me . I hope sooner or later I will meet these places “in person”  in real life

08:29 AM Dec 28 2011 |

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Laura Gl

Saudi Arabia

I usually remember my dreams, it can be like  I had a dream, I woke up, I suddenly realize I had a dream, or after some minuters or some hours I realize that I had a dream.They are not always vivid , scary, or realistic, but they can be sometimes. No no I have ever sleptwalked :D

08:11 PM Nov 01 2011 |

alzhbeta

alzhbeta

Belarus

one day on sunday service I was extremely tired.  and there was a long prayer after pastor’s speech .. so during it I fell asleep and dreamed that I walking in a park and hear the voice of a pastorLaughing and when I woke up realised where I was and  just smile. 

10:52 PM Oct 24 2011 |

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kingha

kingha

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Wink

12:15 PM Oct 23 2011 |

kingha

kingha

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

every night in my dreams…....i see u….i feel u….......

12:14 PM Oct 23 2011 |

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Pezhman02

Pezhman02

Germany

Lucid dreams are very scary.

10:23 AM Oct 23 2011 |

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dreamscoming

Tunisia

when i was 7 yers old we had to read a text , its plot was about a little boy who went to buy sth at night and when he went outdoors he saw a shape of sth that he thought a vampire , the story was scaring and intense to the point that those emotions were reformulated in a scary nightmare : iwas running and crying to escape a frightening dog so i was sleeprunning and taking off my clothes until i woke up in the hands of my mom , she herad the noise and came to me . that was really the only experience i had ever had for a sleep walk:)

09:22 PM Oct 19 2011 |

summerdy

summerdy

China

I usually write my dreams down ,i feel good ,Cool

01:37 AM Oct 19 2011 |

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Rózsa

Rózsa

Hungary

I know we dream every night. I read in a book, usually during the night 12 times.

01:14 PM Oct 18 2011 |

Zari

Zari

Azerbaijan

and have you ever heard about DEJA VU? i’m sure yes. so, i think that that’s our dreams we saw and forgot to that moment. somebodies say  these are actions from our last life and i think that is uor dreams. as you know we don’t rememder most of uor dreams, these are fast dreams, which are we see just milliseconds…and in this milliseconds we see complete dreams which are can’t remember.

08:15 AM Oct 18 2011 |

Zari

Zari

Azerbaijan

i’m not sleepwalker,thanks God and i am afraid of such people and i don’t want to be near such people at that moment :)  


My best dreams were when i was flying…really, so fantastic feelings…mmmm…


and nightmares were about apocalypse :(( 

08:08 AM Oct 18 2011 |

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tepferenok

Russian Federation

i remember 1 time i sleepwalked, when i was a kid. i woke up staying in the centre of another room. it was a little frightening but interesting feeling.


my best dream was when i flied above the earth. it was only once. it was so realistic and so heavenly.


sometimes i think, what if people could be in the same dream together. it would be amazing.


Smile

06:11 PM Oct 17 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

some time i remmber my dream.

01:54 PM Oct 17 2011 |

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