Adverbs of Frequency (Lesson Plan)
Beginner ESL students can hear English speakers using adverbs of frequency. Recommended study plan:
- Watch the video
- Take the quiz
- Listen again and read the script
- Learn the grammar with the notes
Sarah: John, tell me about your day. What time do you wake-up?
John: Well, let's see. Some days I wake up early. Maybe about 6 o'clock. Yeah, sometimes I wake up at 6 o'clock.
When I get up early, I like to get ready for the day, take a shower and have breakfast. But other days, I don't like getting up early. Maybe I'll sleep in until 10:00 or 11:00.
John: Yeah. I like sleeping in late. So sometimes, I wake up at 11:00. On those days, if I know I won't wake up until 11:00, I'll take a shower the night before, before I go to bed. How about you, Sarah? When do you usually wake up?
Sarah: Well, I like everyday to be the same. So I wake up everyday at 8 o'clock.
Sarah: 8:00. And I always do the same thing. First, I make coffee right away. Then I wake up my kids and we have breakfast together at about 8:30.
Sarah: Yes. We usually have something easy like bread and yogurt and fruit.
John: I like to have coffee every morning whether I wake up at 6:00 or at 10:00. I'm still going to have coffee. But I often skip breakfast. Do you always eat breakfast everyday?
Sarah: Yes. If I don't eat breakfast, I'm so hungry. What about lunch? What time do you have lunch?
John: Lunch is the same everyday for me. I always eat lunch at 12:30 PM. So whenever I wake up, I do some things and then I always have lunch at 12:30 PM, just half past noon. And I always have a simple lunch. Maybe some soup or spaghetti or a sandwich. Something light, and it's always at half past noon. What time do you eat lunch?
Sarah: That's interesting. I have breakfast at the same time everyday but lunch is always at a different time.
Sarah: Because I'm busy in the morning. I go out, maybe I go shopping. Sometimes, I clean the house. So I might have lunch at 11 o'clock or 12 o'clock. Sometimes as late as 2:30.
John: Oh, that's getting late.
Sarah: Yes. But it's always easy lunch like you. Maybe crackers and cheese or a sandwich or a baked potato.
John: I see.
Adverbs of Frequency
- I always have coffee in the morning.
- I usually eat dinner at home.
- I sometimes eat at 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.