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2 ymoon@smcvt.edu How often do you … ? Adverbs of Frequency YoungSoon Moon Computer Assisted Language Learning GSL 520 Saint Michael's College Summer 2011

3 ymoon@smcvt.edu Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. v v v v v v I eat breakfast every day. I always eat breakfast. She usually gets up early. Susan gets up early six times a week. Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. vvvvvvv How often do you…? Meaning

4 ymoon@smcvt.edu Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. v v v v 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 v v They sometimes walk to school. Kim goes to bed late five times a week. How often do you…? Meaning (contd)

5 ymoon@smcvt.edu Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. v Mike does his homework once a week. He rarely does his homework. Sun.Mon.Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat. Jenny doesnt drink coffee. She never drinks coffee. How often do you…? Meaning (contd)

6 ymoon@smcvt.edu 10% rarely 100% always 90% usually 75% often 50% sometimes 0% never Frequency Adverbs How often do you…? How different? Meaning

7 ymoon@smcvt.edu Correct? 1. I watch often TV. 2. Mr. Lee plays sometimes tennis. 3. Alice reads rarely books. (X) I _______ watch TV. Mr. Lee ___________ plays tennis. Alice ________ reads books. Can you guess? How often do you…? Position: Where do these frequency words go? often sometimes rarely

8 ymoon@smcvt.edu How often do you…? I always eat breakfast. She usually gets up early. He often goes to bed late. They sometimes play tennis. He rarely does his homework. She never drinks coffee. Position: Where do these frequency words go? Lets look at the examples at the beginning again…

9 ymoon@smcvt.edu How often do you…? Position: Where do these frequency words go? Yes, they usually come between the subject and the verb. Subject Frequency Adverb Simple Present Verbs ++ Here are the rules! (except BE Verb) * Note: Some frequency adverbs can also come at the beginning or at the end of a sentence (e.g. sometimes).

10 ymoon@smcvt.edu 1. 2. 3. Usage Lets practice… How often do you…? I go shopping. sometimes rides a bike.Sue often studies at the library.Alex always

11 ymoon@smcvt.edu 1. 2. 3. Usage Some more practice… How often do you…? Then, lets try to put the words in order to make sentences. Lisa buys rarely new clothes drives Peter usually to work skirts never wears Linda...

12 ymoon@smcvt.edu Usage Now, tell me about you! How often do you…? 1. Dont forget to use frequency adverb when you answer. 2. 3. always / usually / often / sometimes / rarely / never

13 ymoon@smcvt.edu Frequency Expressions What do you usually do? Frequency Adverb Drill How often do you…? For more frequency expressions & practice

14 ymoon@smcvt.edu How often do you…? Any Questions?

15 ymoon@smcvt.edu Azar, 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 (2 nd ed). New York: Cambridge University Press. Murphy, Raymund & Smalzer, William. (2003). Basic Grammar in Use Workbook. New York: Cambridge University Press. References


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