Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

Frequency Words and Expressions with the Simple Present
English A level


The students will learn how to use the standard frequency adverbs with the simple present in this lesson. They will also understand the meaning of each word and when to use it.


Abc Grammar in Context 1 Unit 2
Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of frequency adverbs and expressions with the present simple, in the context of routines and habits.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice using the frequency adverbs and expressions with the present simple, in the context of routines and habits.


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

1. Take two minutes to read the text for the gist. 2. Take another two minutes to discuss the questions in the 'Think about it" section with a partner, then share your ideas with me.

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

1. reread the text but this time, pay attention to the words in bold. 2. After reading, share with us the meaning of these words.

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1. Now, take a closer look at the timeline, discuss it with a partner. 2. Individually, do the "About You" exercise. 3. After finishing, ask your partner, "How often do you....?". 4. Briefly, share some of your answers with me.

Clarification (10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

At this stage, I will clarify and demonstrate the following: 1. Meaning, by eliciting and asking CCQs. 2. Form by breaking down the sentences and understand how the grammar works. 3. Pronunciation by asking the students to drill individually and chorally and draw their attention to the stresses in each sentence.

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

1. The students will do exercise 20. 2. While they are working, I will support the target language and indirect correction by eliciting the correct answer, 3. After they finish, we will check the answers together.

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

1. I will demonstrate first. 2. Talk about your typical day/week. Use the frequency adverbs with the present simple. 3. After they finish, I will provide feedback on both accuracy and fluency.

Homework (10-15 minutes) • To provide extra practice of the target language.

The last two exercises are on the page.

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