The adverbs of frequency are important because with those words you can inform about the regularity in which you perform activities that are part of your habits and routines.
In this topic you are going to work with different skills, you are going to:
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At the end of this topic you will:
Be able to use the adverbs of frequency through everyday activities to express ideas saying how often you and the people around you perform activities.
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To form a sentence with adverbs of frequency we follow the pattern of a sentence in present simple just that this time we are going to add the word that indicates frequency between the subject and the verb.
Look at these examples:
There is going to be an exception when the verb is being used in a sentence. The verb to be must be written between the subject and the adverb of frequency.
Look at these examples:
The adverbs usually and sometimes can begin a sentence. They are the only two adverbs that can go at the beginning of an idea.
Look one more time at the previous sentences in both ways:
Read the text about Hellen, a girl who lives in Australia and the activities she and her family do. Then, according to the text answer True or False.
Wilson, J. (2015). Sydney. [Photo]. Retrieved from: https://pixabay.com/es/sydney-edificios-puerto-australia-1029683/
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How often do these people do the activities they mention? While you listen to them, think about how often you do the same activities. Listen to the sentences, and then drag the adverbs of frequency you hear to their respective gap.
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Now it’s time for you to write sentences using the adverbs of frequency just to check if you understood how to write them. Write sentences expressing how often you do the following activities. Once you finish, remember to check the rubric.
Check the following example.
Unsplash. (2014). Blogs. [Photo]. Retrieved from: https://pixabay.com/es/blogs-blogger-oficina-negocio-336375/
Now, you are going to record sentences about Abigail, and you are going to say how often she does the following activities. Remember to check the rubric before you begin your activity.
Prawny. (2015). Boy. [Photo]. Retrieved from:https://pixabay.com/es/personas-persona-hombre-masculina-1099804/
It is important the order of words in the language, it is not the same as in Spanish. In this exercise, all the sentences are scrambled (the words are not in order). You are going to order them to write a correct sentence using the adverbs of frequency. You are going to have just two chances to do it. Good luck!
If you have questions in how to form a sentence using the adverbs of frequency, you can check the grammar section of this topic.
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S. Azar, Betty and A. Hagen, Stacy. (2009). Understanding and Using English Grammar. Pearson Longman.
Coordinación de Universidad Abierta y Educación a Distancia-UNAM. (2011). English Media. Retrieved from: www.cuaed.unam.mx/english_media