Frequency Adverbs Unit 4

ALWAYS – 100% 

USUALLY – 75%

OFTEN – 50%

SOMETIMES – 25%

RARELY – 5

NEVER – 0%

A Complete the sentences with the correct adverb.

  1. I ………100% play football.

  2. I ………75% go swimming.

  3. I……..25% do my homework.

  4. I ……..0% study at home.

  5. I ……..5% walk my dog.

  6. I …….50% behave well in class.

 

B Read the text and answer the questions.

My name is Peggy and I am nine years old.  My hobby is playing football.  I always play the game after school every day.

Unfortunately, I always get up very early to go to school.  As you can imagine, I don’t like school.  I love the weekends when I never get up early.  Sometimes I get up at ten o’clock on Saturday mornings.   I usually go to my football training sessions at eleven o’clock.

On Sunday mornings I sometimes go to the park with my friends.  When we go, we always play football.  My friends and I never play with toys and our parents rarely let us play on the computer or use our mobile telephones.

In the evenings, my parents often sit and read a story to me.  As they know I love football, the stories are usually about football stars!

  1. What is the girl’s name?

  2. How old is she?

  3. What is her hobby?

  4. What does she always do after school?

  5. Why does she love the weekends?

  6. What does she sometimes do on Sunday mornings?

  7. What does she never play with?

  8. Do her friends play computer games?

  9. Who often reads to her?

  10. What are the stories always about?

C Fill in the blanks in the story.

My name is Peggy and I am nine years old.  My hobby is playing football.  I …… play the game after school every day.

Unfortunately, I …….. get up very early to go to school.  As you can imagine, I don’t like school.  I love the weekends when I ……… get up early.  ……… I get up at ten o’clock on Saturday mornings.   I ………. go to my football training sessions at eleven o’clock.

On Sunday mornings I ……….. go to the park with my friends.  When we go, we …….. play football.  My friends and I ……… play with toys and our parents …….. let us play on the computer or use our mobile telephones.

In the evenings, my parents ………. sit and read a story to me.  As they know I love football, the stories are ……… about football stars!

Complete with the correct adverb according to the text.

  1. Peggy ……… plays football after school.

  2. She …….. gets up early at the weekends.

  3. Peggy ………… goes to the park on Sunday mornings.

  4. Peggy and her Friends ……… play with toys.

  5. Peggy’s parents ……….. read a story to her in the evenings.

D Put the words in the correct order.

  1. sometimes/get up/he/late.

  2. they/rarely/radio/listen/to/the.

  3. he/does/always/homework/his.

  4. my/never/ mother/football/plays.

  5. when/don’t/we/score a/goal/coach/usually/laughs/our/.

  6. matches/we/win/often/the.

Answers A

  1. ALWAYS play football.

  2. I USUALLY go swimming.

  3. SOMETIMES do my homework.

  4. NEVER study at home.

  5. RARELY walk my dog.

  6. OFTEN behave well in class.

B  Comprehension Questions:  Remember to give full answers.  This will help you with your grammar and with your writing skills.

  1. Her name is Peggy.

  2. She is nine years old.

  3. Her hobby is playing football.

  4. She always plays football after school.

  5. Because she doesn’t get up early.

  6. She sometimes goes to the park with her friends.

  7. She never plays with toys.

  8. No, they don’t.

  9. Her parents often read to her.

  10. They are always about football.

C 1) always 2) never 3) sometimes 4) never 5) often 

D Note, SOMETIMES can be placed in three different positions in the sentence.

  1. He gets up late SOMETIMES./SOMETIMES he gets up late.  He SOMETIMES gets up late.

  2. They RARELY  listen to the radio.

  3. He ALWAYS does his homework.

  4. My mother NEVER plays football.

  5. Our coach USUALLY  laughs when we don’t score a goal.

  6. We OFTEN win the matches.