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Adverbs of Frequency

Task 1: Look at the grid and then complete the sentences below with the correct frequency word.
Watches TV
Reads a book
Goes to a restaurant
Does homework
Plays tennis
Sends messages
Enjoys maths class

Cindy
Never
Always
Never
Usually
Sometimes
Sometimes
Always

Melanie
Usually
Sometimes
Always
Always
Usually
Always
Usually

Mary
Always
Never
Sometimes
Never
Always
Usually
Never

Example: How often does Susan play tennis?

Susan
Always
Never
Sometimes
Always
Usually
Sometimes
Never

John
Always
Sometimes
Always
Usually
Never
Usually
Always

Peter
Never
Always
Sometimes
Never
Sometimes
Always
Usually

Mark
Sometimes
Usually
Never
Always
Usually
Never
Sometimes

Susan always plays tennis.

1) How often does Susan watch TV?

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2) How often does Peter read a book?

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3) How often does Mark go to a restaurant?

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4) How often does Mary play tennis?

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5) How often does Melanie watch TV?

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6) How often does Cindy read a book?

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7) How often does John go to a restaurant?

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8) How often does Mary read a book?

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9) How often does Susan go to a restaurant?

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10) How often does Cindy play tennis?

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Task 2: Write 10 more sentences of your choice from the grid above.
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3) _____________________________________________________________________
4) _____________________________________________________________________
5) _____________________________________________________________________
6) _____________________________________________________________________
7) _____________________________________________________________________
8) _____________________________________________________________________
9) _____________________________________________________________________
10) _____________________________________________________________________

Where do we put the adverb?


Look at these sentences:
Sally always wears a hat.
He never goes to the cinema.
Mr Wu usually goes to his mothers house.
I sometimes feel bored.
Notice that the adverbs are placed after the person.
Now look at these sentences:
She is always smiling.
He is never home.
They are usually busy.
She is sometimes late for class.
In sentences with IS/ARE or WAS/WERE, the adverbs are placed after it.
Task 3: Put the word in brackets into the correct place in the sentence.
1. I wake up at 6 am. (usually)

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2. Kate is on time. (never)

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3. She remembers names. (always)

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4. I talk to Peter. (sometimes)

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5. They are late to class. (usually)

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6. Ellen comes to class late. (never)

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7. Bill takes the bus to work. (always)

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8. Karen leaves work before 5pm. (usually)

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9. I am at home. (always)

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10. I write letters to my friends. (never)

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Task 4: Now write 8 sentences about you and what you do: always, sometimes, usually and never.
1) (always)_____________________________________________________________________
2) (sometimes)_________________________________________________________________
3) (usually)____________________________________________________________________
4) (never)_____________________________________________________________________
5) (always)_____________________________________________________________________
6) (sometimes)_________________________________________________________________
7) (usually)____________________________________________________________________
8) (never)_____________________________________________________________________