Adverbs of frequency

Posted on Jan 3 2015 - 6:21am by Zdenda
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Teaching adverbs of frequency has to consist of several steps. First, the students have to learn the words. If they do not know the words it is useless to teach them the grammar. Once you are sure that the students know the adverbs you have to teach them where they should place them in a sentence. It is not easy to achieve this, but I hope that the following materials will help you.

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Adverbs of frequency – vocabulary

As I write above, it is neccessary to teach the vocabulary first. Here is a worksheet which tries to teach the vocabulary. I would recommend that you first translate the words with your students.
In the worksheet there is a list of the adverbs, a crossword, a wordsearch and jumbled words.
The crossword might seem a bit intriguing as the students are supposed to solve it without any clues. They have to count the number of letters in each word and then combine them into the crossword. Do not forget to emphasise that each adverb is used only once.

adverbs_of_frequency_worksheet
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Adverbs of frequency – grammar

Once you are sure that the students know the words you should teach the grammar. The following mind map shows where the adverbs should be placed. You should point out that the words at the top of the pyramid show that the action happens infrequently, while the adverbs at the base say that something happens very often or regullarly.
Adverbs of frequency_mind map

Adverbs of Frequency practise

And now if you have an interactive whiteboard at school you can try the following games and activities. These activities are in HTML5 so your students can try them on their phones or iPads too.

Adverbs of frequency – full screen quiz
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If you would like to try out any more activities, there are several interactive and print activities at British Council site on adverbs of frequency.

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kate 06/01/2015 at 10:59 am -

    Thank you, it’s always helpful to have another take on teaching this.

  2. Habtamu fantaye maru 07/01/2015 at 7:52 am -

    I want to learn more english.

  3. atif khan 07/01/2015 at 5:58 pm -

    i would like to strong my english

  4. Mohini 09/01/2015 at 8:25 pm -

    Kindly let us know the correct answers of quiz

  5. Zdenda 10/01/2015 at 3:36 am -

    Which quiz do you mean? The interactive quiz gives the answers at the end.

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