Adverbs of frequency
Beginners A1 level
To provide clarification and practice of adverbs of frequency
To practice adverbs of frequency in reading passages related to the context of "a day off"
Procedure (31-39 minutes)
Ask the students to work with their partner and take turn talking about the things they do on Sundays. Ask the students to tell the whole class about the things they do on Sundays.
The students read a passage about Ian individually. They answer the questions in pairs. The teacher shows the answers using powerpoint slides to highlight the target language using graphic.
Draw a continuum on the WB. Mark the two ends 0% and 100%. Write one of the adverbs. For example, write "never" and draw the students attention to the other adverbs of the frequency used in the passage. Clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation (MFP).
Ask the students to write a sentence about their routine for each adverb of frequency using the continuum with a blank box over each adverb. The students check their answers with other students. The students read a passage about "Becky". Put the students in pairs to correct the wrong sentences using adverbs of frequency. The students check their answers with other students. Peer-correction and feedback from the teacher. The students are divided into groups to make sentences with some words. Any group which finishes soon helps other groups. Swap groups to check the answers.
The students talk in pairs about the things they do in their free times using adverbs of frequency. They mingle around and tell other students about their partner.
Provide feed back and error correction by highlighting the students' errors.