Abdelrahman Abdelrahman

Adverbs of frequency
Elementary level


In this lesson, the ss will learn about adverbs of frequency through guided discovery based on a reading text about healthy lives. The context will be set by the picture of Takanashi, an old man whose age is 102 but still working actively. Then ss will be introduced to the adverbs of frequency and their meanings. This is followed by a gist reading to match paragraph headings and then reading for detail to discover the meaning of certain words. Finally, there is a free speaking practice in which ss ask one another questions of how often they do something and answer from the choices provided in the exercise.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, Ls will be able to use and differentiate between the adverbs of frequency in the context of describing healthy lives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice reading for gist and specific information


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

T shows a picture of an aged man who is still working to elicit from ss some words about healthy lives by asking them about the reason why this man looks healthy and strong. T asks: Look at the picture How old is that man? Where is he from? Is he looking healthy? Why do you think he is still strong and able to work?

Test #1 (4-6 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

The ss will be given a chart to complete by reading a short paragraph containing six adverbs of frequency. -T gives instructions " read the paragraph and write the highlighted words in the chart". - Ls are given the handouts. - T monitors and helps Ls where necessary. - Ls check their answers in groups. - T provides key answer.

Teach (6-8 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

T clarifies to Ls the difference in meaning between the six adverbs of frequency and how to use them in sentences to talk about their daily activities: 1- T displays the percentage chart on the screen with examples of the adverbs of frequency in context. 2- T drills with students the adverbs more than one time. 3- T writes the form on the board showing the word order of the adverbs in the sentence.

Test ss understanding of the target language (8-10 minutes) • To test Ls understanding of the form and meaning of the adverbs of frequency by doing two exercises

- T gives instructions "in this sheet, there are some words in the wrong order. Every line has to form one sentence. Put the words in the correct order". - T gives the exercise sheet to ss. - T monitors to ensure that all students are working properly in the task - T asks ss to check the answers in groups. - T gets feedback from each group. - T provides the key answer.

Reading task (10-12 minutes) • Ss will practice reading for gist and specific information

T pre- teache some vocabulary to introduce new words in the writing task by asking students to match words with their definitions. T sets the context of the reding task by saying " the text is about the island of Okinawa in Japan where people live a very long time. - T gives instructions " read and put the heading in each gap, work alone" - T asks ICQs: Do you need to read every word? No will you work alone or in groups? alone - T demo for one time. - T monitors while Ls work. - Students check answers together in groups. - T gets feedback. -T provides the answer key.

Free practice (speaking task) (5-7 minutes) • to allow ss to practice the adverbs of frequency using some questions and possible answers in the student book.

- T gives instructions" you will work in pairs, ask and answer your peer the questions in Ex. 4a ". - T demo with ss in the form of open pairs. - T monitors to ensure that ss are in the task. - T gets feedback from each group.

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