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Adverbs of Frequency
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will review and practice household words and adverbs of frequency and verb collocations in the context of household habits and activities


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice and review of Adverbs of Frequency and verb collocations in the context of household habits and activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy in the context of household habits and activities
  • To provide practice of verb collocations and frequency adverbs in the context of household habits and activities


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show students short video clip of pets cleaning the house. Then ask students if they have pets who clean the house for them/ ask if they like to do housework.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Show students pictures of different houseworks and ask them what they see. Put the phrases under the pictures and do some drilling. Ask which activities they do at home and which they don't do. Write questions on the board. Pairwork. Monitoring.

Highlighting and Clarification (8-9 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language and to clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Write Mary ........ goes swimming of Fridays. Ask students what they could write into the gap. When an adverb of frequency is suggested, write it into the gap. Highlight that the frequency adverb is put between the noun and the verb. Then draw a continuum, marking the two ends 0% and 100%. Ask students where they think the adverb should be placed in the line. Elicit other adverbs, adding them to the continuum.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Play Two Truths and a Lie. Give example. Write I sometimes go shopping. I always make dinner. I usually do the dishes. Ask which sentence they think is a lie. After demonstrating the activity, ask students to do the same. Group work.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Activity: Find someone who... Write always works on Saturdays. Ask how to form a question. After eliciting ask students to stand up and to go around and interview each other.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Elicit some questions students can ask each other about who does the housework at home. Ask do you usually make dinner? Does your mother make dinner? Say I rarely make dinner. My mother usually makes dinner. Students work in groups of 3-4. Give feedback on language.

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