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1How often do you … ? Adverbs of Frequency YoungSoon Moon Computer Assisted Language LearningGSL 520Saint Michael's CollegeSummer 2011
2How often do you…? Meaning I eat breakfast every day. Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.vI always eat breakfast.Susan gets up early six times a week.Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.v vShe usually gets up early.
3How often do you…? Meaning (cont’d) Kim goes to bed late five times a week.Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.v He often goes to bed late.Maria and Bill walk to school three times a week.Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.v They sometimes walk to school.
4How often do you…? Meaning (cont’d) Mike does his homework once a week.Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.v He rarely does his homework.Jenny doesn’t drink coffee.Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.She never drinks coffee.
5How often do you…? Meaning How different? 0% never 10% rarely 50% sometimes75%often90%usually100%always“Frequency Adverbs”
6How often do you…? Correct? Position: Where do these frequency words go?Correct?Can you guess?(X)1. I watch often TV.oftenI _______ watch TV.2. Mr. Lee plays sometimes tennis.(X)sometimesMr. Lee ___________ plays tennis.3. Alice reads rarely books.(X)rarelyAlice ________ reads books.
7Let’s look at the examples at the beginning again… How often do you…?Position: Where do these frequency words go?Let’s look at the examples at the beginning again…l I always eat breakfast.l She usually gets up early.l He often goes to bed late.l They sometimes play tennis.l He rarely does his homework.l She never drinks coffee.
8Yes, they usually come between the subject and the verb. How often do you…?Position: Where do these frequency words go?Yes, they usually come between the subject and the verb.Here are the rules!Simple Present Verbs“Frequency Adverb”++Subject(except “BE Verb”)* Note: Some frequency adverbs can also come at the beginning or at the end of a sentence (e.g. sometimes).
9How often do you…? Usage Let’s practice… 1. I go shopping. sometimes 2.Suerides a bike.often3.Alexstudies at the library.always
10Then, let’s try to put the words in order to make sentences. How often do you…?UsageSome more practice…Then, let’s try to put the words in order to make sentences.1.Lisabuysnew clothesrarely.2.drivesPeterusuallyto work.3.skirtsneverwearsLinda.
11How often do you…? Usage Now, tell me about you! Don’t forget to use “frequency adverb” when you answer.1.always / usually / often / sometimes / rarely / never2.3.
12For more frequency expressions & practice How often do you…?For more frequency expressions & practiceFrequency ExpressionsWhat do you usually do?Frequency Adverb Drill
14ReferencesAzar, Betty Schrampfer & Hagan, Stacy A. (2010). Basic English Grammar (4th ed). New York: Pearson Education.Azar, Betty Schrampfer & Hagan, Stacy A. (2007). Basic English Grammar Teacher Rescource Disc. New York: Pearson Education.Murphy, Raymund & Smalzer, William. (2002). Basic Grammar in Use (2nd ed). New York: Cambridge University Press.Murphy, Raymund & Smalzer, William. (2003). Basic Grammar in Use Workbook. New York: Cambridge University Press.