Adverbs of frequency — exercises.
Ex. 1. Range the adverbs in each line from the least to the most frequent.
- hardly ever – often – never – always – sometimes – seldom – usually
- frequently – from time to time – continuously – rarely
- very seldom — generally – occasionally
- five times a week – weekly – twice a week – every other week – once a week
Ex. 2. Choose the correct adverb of frequency from the brackets.
- I … (never, often, always) see Liza nowadays. The last time I saw her 15 years ago.
- Wow! You … (always, normally, hardly ever) have milk in your fridge, but today you’ve got some.
- Leo is … (always, hardly ever, rarely) talking on the phone instead of helping his mother.
- They … (never, frequently, seldom) go to restaurants in the evenings, now they can afford it.
- This is our favourite place in the garden, so we … (usually, never, very rarely) sit here.
- She doesn’t go to the gym every week, but I see her in the swimming pool quite … (generally, occasionally, often).
Ex. 3. Change these sentences using the words of frequency.
- always – Luke is borrowing my electric shaver without asking.
- sometimes – We send e-mails to each other.
- rarely – Peter complains about his hard job.
- never – You must run in the dining-room.
- hardly ever – My kids read books.
- very seldom – My parents eat fish.
- once a month – I pay my rent.
- usually – She is late for the lectures.
- occasionally – We visit our grandma in the countryside.
- quite often – I make pizza for my family.
Ex. 4. Put the words in the correct order to make the sentences.
Ex. 5. Insert the adverbs of frequence. Mind the word order!
- She comes home late. (Always)
- George eats meat. (Never)
- You see her in the street. (Sometimes)
- Does Tim go to school by taxi? (Usually)
- We spend summer in France. (Usually)
- Tom and Tim go to the cinema on Mondays. (Often)
- My dog barks. (Sometimes)
- Kate goes swimming. (Often)
- Simon does his English homework. (Never)
- I dance at discos. (Seldom)