English Grammar Exercises for A1 – Adverbs of frequency

1. Complete the adverbs of frequency with a, e, i, o and u.

n__v__r

s__m__t__m__s

__s__lly

__lw__ys

h__rdl  __v__r

__ft__n

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1 never   2 sometimes   3 usually   4 always   5 hardly ever

6 often

2. Complete the chart with the adverbs of frequency in exercise 1.

1

always

◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

2

________.

◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

3

________.

◼ ◼ ◼

4

________.

◼ ◼

5

________.

6

________.

 

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2 usually 3 often 4 sometimes  5 hardly ever 6 never

3. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences.

often / on Sundays. / has / breakfast / in bed / Mike

     Mike often has breakfast in bed on Sundays.

go shopping / sometimes / on Saturdays. / I

________

is / on Friday evenings. / at home / Kate / never

________

speaks / in our English lessons. / always / our teacher / English

________

at school. / usually / am / I / hungry

________

Ben and Jake / books. / hardly ever / read

     ________

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2 I sometimes go shopping on Saturdays.

3 Kate is never at home on Friday evenings.

4 Our teacher always speaks English in our English lessons.

5 I am usually hungry at school.

6 Ben and Jake hardly ever read books.

4. Write sentences about Sam. Add the correct adverb of frequency.

get up at seven o’clock  ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

     Sam always gets up at seven o’clock.

watch TV after school  ◼

 Sam ____________

be late for school  ◼ ◼ ◼

 ________.

be in bed before eleven o’clock 

 ________.

tidy his bedroom at the weekend  ◼ ◼

 ________.

do the washing-up  ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

     ________.

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2 Sam hardly ever watches TV after school.

3 Sam is often late for school.

4 Sam is never in bed before eleven o’clock.

5 Sam sometimes tidies his bedroom at the weekend.

6 Sam usually does the washing–up.

5.   Rewrite the sentences in exercise 4 so that they are true for you.

I ____________ get up at seven o’clock.

_____________

_____________

_____________

_____________

_____________

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6. Listen to Joe saying what he does on Saturdays. Tick ✓ the correct boxes in the chart.

always

usually

often

sometimes

hardly ever

never

do homework

play football

watch TV

listen to music

go dancing

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1

2

3

4

5

6

do homework

play football

watch TV

listen to music

go dancing


Transcript

Girl   What do you usually do on Saturdays, Joe?

Joe   Well, I hardly ever do homework. I usually do that on Sundays.

Girl   You’re in the football team, aren’t you? Do you play football on Saturdays?

Joe   Yes, I always play football in the morning. I play in the park with friends.

Girl   Cool. What do you do in the afternoon?

Joe   I usually watch television.

Girl   Oh, OK. Do you listen to music?

Joe   Yes, I sometimes listen to music.

Girl   What about Saturday evenings? What do you do then?

Joe   I go out with friends.

Girl   Do you go dancing?

Joe   No, I never go dancing. I hate dancing. We go to the cinema, or we go for a pizza.

7. Write questions about Joe with How often. Then answer them with an adverb of frequency.

1 Joe / do his homework on Saturdays?

  How often does Joe do his homework on Saturday?

  Hardly ever.

2 Joe / play football on Saturdays?

  ________

  ________

3 Joe / watch television on Saturdays?

  ________

  ________

4 Joe / listen to music on Saturdays?

  ________

  ________

5 Joe / go dancing on Saturdays?

     _________

     ________

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2 How often does Joe play football on Saturdays? Always.

3 How often does Joe watch television on Saturdays? Usually.

4 How often does Joe listen to music on Saturdays? Sometimes.

5 How often does Joe go dancing on Saturdays? Never.

Challenge!

Write three more questions for your classmates with How often.

1 How often do you play football?

2 _____

3 _____