26th June 2020
Using adverbs of frequency
always / frequently / often / sometimes / occasionally / never
100 % / 85 – 90 % / 75 % / 30 – 50 % /15 – 20% / 0
How often do you:
Study English ? // Visit family ? // Eat western food ? // Drink beer at work ?
Nanci Griffith ‘Once in a Very Blue Moon’ record
Once in a blue moon = very occasionally, almost never
Not as much as I’d like to
Not as much as I used to
From time to time / now and then = occasionally
How often do you … ?
Do you often … ?
How often do you use Grabbike ?
I sometimes use Grabbike OR I use Grabbike sometimes
I + adverb + verb + noun OR I + verb + noun + adverb
Grabbike ? I use Grabbike once in a blue moon (almost never)
Tell me why you don’t use Grab:
I have my own motorbike
My wife takes me to work
I don’t trust them
I catch a bus
Visit family ?
I visit family once in a blue moon, because my hometown is very far away.
How often do you go dancing ?
I never go dancing because …
Study English ?
Eat western food ?
Drink beer at work ?
Do you often eat junk food ?
Become angry ?
Loose money ?
exhausted = very tired
delighted = very happy
overwhelmed = too much of something (I was overwhelmed by the amount of work)
hazard / hazardous = danger/ dangerous
tickled pink = very happy (idiom) I’m tickled pink
fit as a fiddle = healthy
good to go ! = ready and wanting to do something.
Padlocks – a sign of everlasting love
Finally – describe these street scenes:
Moscow – it’s winter and it’s snowing heavily. It must be night time because the streetlights are on. There is nobody on the street, it is deserted (empty).
London, on the other hand, is in summer or maybe / possibly spring. The blue sky without a cloud looks very beautiful. There is also a famous red bus, a double-decker. We can also see the London Eye.