Questions and Short Answers with Ever. Questions and Answers with How Often.
English A level
• To provide clarification, practice and review of asking and answering questions using ever and how often in the present simple tense, in the context of going to/visiting new places.
• To provide accuracy speaking practice asking and answering questions using ever and how often in the present simple tense, in the context of going to/visiting new places.
Procedure (50-15 minutes)
In pairs, the students will ask each other the following questions. 1. How often do you take a shower? 2. Do you ever stay up late? 3. How often do you eat junk food? 4. Do you ever go to the movies? 5. How often do you go out for dinner? etc. They will share some of their answers with me after they finish.
Do the first about your exercise. 1. Read the questions. 2. Answer the questions individually. 3. Check the answers together.
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.
Do the second About You exercise. 1. Read the questions. 2. Answer the questions individually. 3. Check the answers together.
In this free practice, the students will continue asking about their daily routine in addition to places they go to and visit. 1. I will demonstrate first. 2. Talk about your typical day/week. Tell us How often do you travel? and Do you ever do anything interesting? Etc. Use the frequency adverbs with the present simple. 3. After they finish, I will provide feedback on both accuracy and fluency.