How Often- Small Talk
Lesson Plan Text
Small Talk with How Often
Ask a question from below and then ask “How often…?” as a follow-up question (to get
more details about what they said, check your understanding, etc). Take turns doing the
same thing with your partner, with one question from below and at least one “How
often…?” follow-up question each time. You can also ask other follow-up questions without
“How often”, but you must ask a “How often…?” question for each small talk question
below that you ask. Your teacher will tell you if/ when you can use the language on the
following page to help.
Ask about any small talk questions which you don’t understand, aren’t sure how to answer
or can’t think of follow-up questions for, working together to think of suitable follow-up
questions each time.
How often conversations presentation
Try to answer these questions, first of all without looking at the next page.
What words come after “How often…?”
What tense are “How often…?” questions usually in? Why?
Are those questions about this moment in time, or about habits/ routines/ repeated
What are typical answers to “How often…?” questions?
How can you rank those answers (with the most often top)? Which have the same
meaning as each other?
Suggested answers to “How often…?” questions – mixed
all the time
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