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Adverbs of Frequency - ESL EFL Teaching Resources

About me

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes

This is a great activity to help students master the sentence structures used with adverbs of frequency. Students begin by writing their name at the top of the worksheet. The students then complete sentences by writing true information about themselves based on the adverbs of frequency on the worksheet. Students write sentences using two structures: subject + verb to be + adverb of frequency + adjective and subject + adverb of frequency + main verb. When everyone has finished, the teacher collects the worksheets and reads some of the sentences from each worksheet to the class.  After reading each worksheet, the class guess who is being described.

About me.PDF

 

Adverbs of Freqency Guessing Game

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes

Here is an engaging teaching activity to help students talk about real-life scenarios using adverbs of frequency . Students complete 15 numbered sentences with true information about themselves. Then, they work with a partner and take it in turns to read only the parts they have written. Their partner guesses which sentence (1 to 15) the words come from. Students receive one point for each correct guess.

Adverbs of Frequency Guessing Game.PDF

 

All about You 

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

This pairwork activity is ideal for teaching adverbs of frequency. The class is divided into pairs and each student is given a worksheet containing ten sentences. Students begin by choosing which adverb of frequency in each sentence is true for their partner. Students then take it in turns to tell their partner which adverbs of frequency they chose, e.g. I think you never eat Italian food. Their partner tells them if they are right or wrong. If the answer is wrong, their partner explains why.

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Fifty-Fifty

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this entertaining guessing game, students write true and false sentences about themselves using adverbs of frequency. Students then play a true or false card game and try to guess the correct answers. Students complete six sentences about themselves using various adverbs of frequency, three of which are true and three of which are false. The students then work in small groups and each student is given a set of true/false cards. Students take turns to read one of their sentences to their group. After they have read their sentence, the other students in the group guess whether they think the sentence is true or false. Each student chooses one of their true/false cards and places it on the table. If they guess correctly, they keep their card. If they guess incorrectly, the student who read the sentence takes their card. The winner is the student with the most true/false cards at the end of the game.

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How often do you...?

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

Below is a link to a fun board game for students to practice asking and answering questions using adverbs of frequency. Students play in groups of four. The players move their counters along the board. When a player lands on a question square, the student to their right asks them a 'How often do you..?' question. The player then tries to answer the question appropriately using an adverb of frequency. If they do this successfully, they stay on the square. If they make a mistake, they go back to their previous square. The first player to reach the finish is the winner.

How often do you - Board Game.PDF

 ESL Adverbs of Frequency

My Partner's Daily Life

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this enjoyable activity, students ask and answer questions about their daily routine using the present simple and adverbs of frequency. The class is split into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a worksheet. The students find out about their partner's daily life by taking it in turns to ask the questions on their worksheet. The students note down their partner's answers and ask follow-up questions, noting the extra information in the final column of their worksheet. When everyone has finished, each student tells the class something interesting they found out about their partner.

My Partner's Daily Life.PDF

Pick Up Two

ESL EFL Matching Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

In this compelling activity, students put together sentences containing adverbs of frequency that have been broken into two halves. In groups of three, students take it in turn to pick up two cards, a beginnings card and an endings card. If the two halves make a grammatically correct sentence, they keep the cards and win a point. If the two halves don't match, they put the cards back in the same position. The student in each group with the most points at the end is the winner.

Pick Up Two.PDF

 

True Detective

ESL EFL Speaking and Matching Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

This is an amusing card game that helps students practice adverbs of frequency. The class is divided into groups of three. Each group is given a set of action cards and a set of frequency cards. Students deal out the frequency cards and place the action cards face down in a pile. The first player takes an action card and using the cue on the card asks the other players a question beginning with 'How often do you...?' The other players each reply, producing a frequency card, e.g. hardly ever. They must try to choose a frequency card, which is as close to the truth as possible. The first player then decides whose version is nearest to the truth and gives the action card to that player. That player lays down the action card and their frequency card. The second player takes an action card and so on. The player to get rid of all their frequency cards first is the winner.

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At the Hairdressers 

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 Minutes

This is a highly amusing teaching activity for adverbs of frequency. The students are separated into pairs and each student is handed a script containing missing words and phrases. The students ask their partners for the missing words and phrases to fill in the blanks. When both students have finished completing their script with their partner's answers, they read their script by alternating lines. One student reads the 'hairdresser' script and the other student reads the 'customer'. The script should turn out to be very amusing. You should hear lots of laughter coming from your students. When they have finished reading, pairs of students read their scripts to the rest of the class.

At the Hairdressers.PDF

 

Formulate it 

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

This activity is useful for teaching students how to formulate questions and answers using adverbs of frequency. In groups of four, students place verb cards face down in a pile and spread adverb of frequency cards out face down on a table. The first student picks up a verb card and makes a 'How often…?' question using the verb. This question is directed at the second student. The second student picks up an adverb of frequency card and answers using the adverb in a sentence.  The second student then picks up a verb card and asks a question to the third student and so on. Every time a question or answer is correctly formulated, the student gets a point. However, if a student makes an error, anyone can jump in and take the point by correctly formulating the question or answer.

Formulate it.PDF 

 

How often do you use English?

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 Minutes

Here is an enjoyable speaking activity in which students make statements and conduct a survey about how often they use English outside the classroom. Each group of four is given a set of picture cards and each student takes two cards. Using the activities on the cards, the students prepare one true and one false statement about themselves, adding an adverb of frequency or time adverbial to each statement. The statements are only about activities done in English. Two groups then play against each other. Students in one group make statements to the other group who guess whether their statements are true or false. Groups win one point for each correct guess. Each student is then given a copy of the worksheet. Students interview the people in their group by going round their group asking and answering questions about how often they use English outside of the classroom. When everyone has finished, the students discuss their results with the class.

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Interview the Group

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this insightful teaching activity, students interview their classmates about various topics. Students reply using yes/no answers and adverbs of frequency. The class is divided into groups of six and each student is given an interview form. The group members interview one another about the topic on their interview forms. The other group members reply using yes/no answers and adverbs of frequency. When everyone has finished, each student writes down five sentences based on their interview results. Students then report back to the class on their findings.

Interview the Group.PDF

 

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#4 Iván 2015-08-23 03:49
Great activities and materials.
Thanks.
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#3 Illyana 2015-08-13 03:40
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#2 Admin 2015-03-17 13:38
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#1 Ivonne 2015-03-13 19:28
Your activities are so helpful and practical for a busy teacher like me. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
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