Present Simple adverbs of frequency personalised sentence completion game
On your own, fill in at least half of the gaps below to make some true sentences about yourself like “I always clean my teeth in the morning”.
- I always _____________________________________ in the morning
- I never _______________________________________ at the weekend
- I _______________________________ once or twice a week
- I _________________________ two or three times a year
- I sometimes _________________________ with my brother or sister
- My father often _________________________________
- I hardly ever _______________________________ on Mondays
- I __________________________________ at least twice a day
- I __________________________ once every two or three days
- I almost always ______________________, but occasionally I forget
- I ________________________ more than 3 times a day.
- My mother almost never _____________________, but I want her too more often.
- I _____________________ too often
- I often _________________________ in the shower
- I often _______________________________________, but my parents don’t like it
- My brother/ sister sometimes ________________________ and it annoys me.
- I almost always ____________________ when I see a mirror
- I hardly ever _______________________, because it is too expensive
In pairs, read your partner only the part you have written of one of the sentences above, e.g. “wash my hair”. Do not say the other parts of the sentence. Your partner will try to guess which sentence it comes from, like this:
- Student A: “I think you wash your hair two or three times a year”
- Student B: “Are you joking?”/ “Of course not, try again”
- Student A: “Maybe you always wash your hair in the morning”
- Student B: “No, not so often”
- Student A “Okay, that’s easy then. You wash your hair once every two or three days”
- Student B “Almost right!”/ “Getting closer”
- Student A “Then it must be- you wash your hair once or twice a week”
- Student B “That’s right! Now it’s my turn to guess your sentence”
Continue guessing sentences until your teacher asks you to stop.
Ask about any sentences which you couldn’t complete, etc.
Grammar Presentation 1 – Frequency expressions
The adverbs of frequency below are arranged from most frequent at the top to least frequent at the bottom. Fill in the gaps with adverbs of frequency from above.
Occasionally/ rarely/ _____________
Do the same with these expressions of frequency:
three times a day.
twice a day
once every two or three days
once or twice a week
two or three times a year
Why do we say “once a week” but “once every two days”?
Grammar Presentation 2 – Third Person ‘s’
Which three sentences above could these words come from?
jokes about my boyfriend
Why can’t they go in the other sentences?
Write five more true Present Simple sentences with adverbs of frequency etc, e.g. “I brush my hair at least 10 times a day/ very often”
Similar to the game on Page One above, read out only the frequency expression you have used and see if your partner can guess the whole sentence.
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