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Adverbs of Frequency
Starter level


In this lesson, SS learn where to put adverbs of frequency in sentences by ordering the words in sentences. They also listen to conversations (including the adverbs) and circle the correct answer. Additional exercises about sentence stress and the pronunciation of /w/ and /v/ are also included.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice on how we place adverbs of frequency in sentences.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To listen to the CD and listen to find certain details.
  • To listen and put a stress in sentences
  • To listen and pronounce words with /w/ and /v/ sounds


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

The teacher reminds them of adverbs of frequency by drawing a time line on the board.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

SS reorder scrambled words with an adverb of frequency in the correct order. They also listen to many conversations and repeat after the CD. In addition, they listen and repeat words containing the /w/ and /v/ sounds.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The draws the students' attention to the stressed words in sentences.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

SS work in pairs and chorally and sometimes on their own to practice saying words and sentences.

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

SS works on their own to write 2 sentences (false and true) about themselves. T check if necessary.

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

SS write about their daily routine using adverbs of frequency.

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