Beginner English | Level A1 Lesson 20 | Adverbs of Frequency

Do you cook much?

Daniel and Hana talk about how much they cook and how often they eat out.

Daniel: So Hana, tell me, do you cook much?

Hana: Yes, I always cook. I often cook with my roommate, and we always make Chinese of Japanese food. How about you?

Daniel: Well, I don’t really cook that often. I’m really busy during the week. So, I always just get something at the shop and get that. But, during the weekends, I always cook during the weekends because I really like making food. That’s what I do.

Hana: So, do you ever eat out?

Daniel: Only occasionally, because I’m really busy during the week, and I prefer cooking, so not really often. I don’t go out really often to eat. Whenever I’m tired, and I don’t have time to cook during the week, I go and eat out with a friend, so! And you?

Hana: Well, I always , so I normally go and eat out during the weekend with my friends or family.

Daniel: So do you ever buy take-away?

Hana: No, I never. Normally when I go out to eat, I like to sit and enjoy my food. How about you?

Daniel: Well, that's really nice. Of course, I do like to sit and enjoy my food, but I have to admit that occasionally I have to buy take-away, especially when I'm coming late from work, and I'm driving. I'm so hungry that, most of the time, I don't really make it home, so I have to buy something on my way, and that's a shame, so that's the way it is.

And do you usually have people over for dinner?

Hana: Yes, I sometimes do. I really like cooking so occasionally I invite my friends over and cook for them or we all cook together. How about you?

Daniel: Not really. I do love cooking, but the problem is my place is really small, so even though I want to invite my friends. I never do it, because my place would only fit one or two people. So unfortunately, I never have my friends over for dinner.

Adverbs of Frenquency

Always | 90% - 100% frequency

  • I always get up before noon.
  • She always has coffee in the morning.

Usually / Normally | 70% - 90% frequency

  • I usually drive to work.
  • We normally watch TV at home.

Often | 40% - 70% frequency

  • I often eat at my desk.
  • She often plays tennis on the weekend.

Sometimes / Occasionally | 10% - 40% frequency

  • I sometimes drive my mom to work.
  • They sometimes come over for dinner.

Rarely / Seldom | 0% - 10% frequency

  • Most people rarely wear a tuxedo.
  • She rarely uses any social media.

Never | 0% frequency

  • I never drink beer at work.
  • Most people never leave their country.
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