Frequency adverbs

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Frequency adverbs

  1. 1. Frequency Adverbs
  2. 2. What are Frequency Adverbs? <ul><li>We use frequency adverbs to describe how often an action happens. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Always 100% </li></ul><ul><li>Usually 90% </li></ul><ul><li>Often 70% </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Almost never 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Hardly ever 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Never 0% </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>She usually goes to the supermarket. </li></ul><ul><li>We sometimes play soccer </li></ul><ul><li>I never go jogging </li></ul><ul><li>They often comes by train </li></ul><ul><li>I almost never watch TV </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ever play sports? </li></ul><ul><li>I sometimes go swimming </li></ul>
  5. 5. POSITION: <ul><li>* We place the frequency adverbs before the main verb in Present Simple </li></ul>Examples : - I always sleep until eleven o’clock - My sister usually exercise - Do you often get up early?
  6. 6. * We place the frequency adverbs after the verb to be . Examples : - He is never late - The teacher is usually early - Are they sometimes bored during the class?
  7. 7. * Other expressions of frequency <ul><li>How often do you go to the cinema? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you exercise? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you study English? </li></ul>How often do does I you he / she / it we they verb ? <ul><li>How often…? T o ask about the frequency of an action. We place it at the beginning of the question. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>- Peter plays soccer twice a week </li></ul><ul><li>- I eat fish once a month </li></ul><ul><li>- David travels to England once a year </li></ul>once twice three times four times… a day week month yea r
  9. 9. <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>- Mary cooks every day </li></ul><ul><li>- I play tennis every Saturday </li></ul><ul><li>- My father watches a movie every night </li></ul>every evening / morning / night… day / weekend… Saturday / Monday… week / year…
  10. 11. <ul><li>1)get up at seven o’clock </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>2)exercise on weekends </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>3)speak English </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>4)study English at night </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>5) go to the gym </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>6)play tennis </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>7)watch TV before I go to bed </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>8)go to sleep early </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________________________ </li></ul>C. Use the frequency adverbs to write sentences about yourself. Always - usually - often – sometimes –seldom - hardly ever - never
  11. 12. <ul><li>Ask questions to your partner. Use this expressions. </li></ul><ul><li>Get up early – read a book – go shopping - work out </li></ul><ul><li>go to the cinema– go jogging– study English – go bicycling </li></ul><ul><li>do aerobics– visit your friends – travel by bus – play soccer </li></ul><ul><li>For example: How often do you dance salsa? </li></ul><ul><li>I never dance salsa </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you send a mail? </li></ul><ul><li>I send a mail three times a week </li></ul>

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