Simple Present Yes / No Questions (Lesson Plan)
Beginner ESL students can hear two people speaking natural English using Yes / No questions. Recommended study plan:
- Watch the video
- Take the quiz
- Listen again and read the script
- Learn the grammar with the notes
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, but whenever I’m tired, and I don’t have time to cook during the week, I go and eat out with a friend. So how about 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, but 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 Frequency - Grammar Notes
- I always have coffee in the morning.
- I usually eat dinner at home.
- I sometimes eat a restaurants.
- I never drink alcohol.
- Always (100%)
- Almost always
- Hardly ever / Rarely
- Almost never
- Never (0%)
- Thomas almost always paints in the evening.
- She usually gets to work early.
- We hardly ever rent movies.
- I never stay out late.
- Usually, I read before bed.
- I read before bed usually.
- Often I go there.
- I go there often.
- Sometimes, I play tennis at night.
- I play tennis at night sometimes.