New Year Resolutions- Adverbs of Frequency

Level: Beginner

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs

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English New Year’s Resolutions Adverbs of Frequency (Going to for plans/ adverbs of frequency/ 

learner training) 

Add adverbs of frequency like “sometimes” or “never”, or “twice a week” or “once every three months” 

to at least half the sentences below to make your own (real) plans for learning English next year. Make 

sure you put the adverbs of frequency in the correct position. 


Next year I am going to: 


Read an English book. 

Listen to the radio in English 

Watch a movie in English with English subtitles 

Watch a DVD in my language with English subtitles 

Watch a DVD in English without subtitles 

Use an English-English dictionary 

Do online chat in English 

Write to a penfriend in English 

Listen to radio with an English speaking DJ 

Listen to English speech radio such as BBC World Service or Voice of America 

Meet with a conversation exchange partner 

Do an internet search in English 

Write emails in English 

Read the lyrics of English language songs. 

Play language learning computer games 

Go through a list of new vocabulary I have learnt 

Listen to an English language audio guide in a museum 

Sing English language songs 

Record myself speaking English 


Tell your partner only the adverb of frequency (the part you have written) only and see if they can make a 

correct sentence about your English language learning plans 


What parts of your English skills do you most want or need to improve? What are the best ways of 

improving those skills?   


What things do you think you need to do most often to improve your English? 


Written by Alex Case for © 2007 


What do you think are the best ways of learning English from the list above?   


Which things have you tried to do outside the classroom? Which are the easiest and the most difficult? 

Written by Alex Case for © 2007