Aseel Haider Aseel Haider

Elementary or Beginner level


In this lesson students will learn about the frequency adverbs such as always, usually, sometimes, not usually, never. In addition, they will form sentences and do some pair work using the frequency of adverbs. Towards the end of the lesson, the student will have a freer practice in order to make sure that all the material that was taught to them has been comprehended.


Abc Exercise handout, CD to be played for listening exercises

Main Aims

  • To provide an understanding of frequency adverbs through context reading and comprehension.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a general review of do and does and create questions using this vocabulary in the present tense.


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

For the warm up I will let them guess some information about others through asking WH-questions in the present tense and do/does questions. They will be working in group of 3, so, a student will ask a question to another student, the second student will have to guess by saying yes he/she does regarding the 3rd person and so on.

To expose students with Adverbs of Frequency (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will be introduced to the frequency adverbs (always, usually, sometimes, not usually, and never). I will be eliciting a couple of situations and asking concept checking questions in order to make sure they understood. Then they will put the words in order according to frequency. Also, they will have to put words like (every day, every week, every month and every year) in order and link them to the adverbs of frequency.

Prediction Work and Pre-Teach of Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

To encourage the students to predict/think about the content of the text and give them reason to read. I will let them discuss it between themselves. I will then skim through the text for words they might not understand and elicit those words from them.

Reading For Detail (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Students will then be asked to read the 2 texts again and I will be asking a couple of CCQs such as "Does Ian always wake up early on Sundays? - Yes, Does Ian always watch TV or read? No, sometimes." Then I will go over some other vocabulary such as (early, late, tired, busy, together) and I will let them put it into sentences using the adverbs of frequency.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

For the controlled practice I will make them do exercise number 3 for the work sheet handed to them. They will work in pairs to discuss and solve the questions related to the passage and adverbs of frequency. Then we will go over the answers together.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

This should be a fun game. The game is called the truth and lie game. I will tell the students to think of three facts about their habits, with one fact being untrue. They want to fool the rest of the group. Once they have devised their 3 facts, they can be written on the board or stated aloud. The class then votes on which one is the lie. Of course they will have to use the adverbs of frequency. An example could be: I never go shopping at the mall I often go fishing on the weekends Sometimes I like to go dancing.

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