Adverbs Of Frequency English Lesson – Daily Routine (A1)

*The following lesson plan is suitable for English teachers working with A1 (beginner) level students/ learners.

  • Lesson Goals: At the end of this lesson the students should be able to use some of the basic adverbs of frequency. They will be able to talk about their daily routine in a general way and will become familiar with some phrases related to people’s daily life.
  • Target Grammar: Adverbs of frequency – always, never, often, sometimes, usually
  • Target Vocabulary: Daily routine


1. Listen to Tom’s daily routine (in the video below), and fill in the blanks.

Hi! My name is Tom. You want to _______________ about my daily routine? Well, I am a reporter, and I _____________a very busy _______________. I always wake up at ___________ in the morning. 

I usually have a large cup of coffee and a sandwich for _________________. At about 7 o’clock, I _________to work.

 I always___________ to my colleagues about what we have to do.

 Later, I usually go to different ______________ and interview people or just report the news. 

Often, I have to run from one place to another and I never have time for ________________. 

I never come _______________ before 7 in the evening. 

2. Mark the statements T for true, and F for false.

  1. Tom is not very busy.  ___________
  2. He wakes up at 6 o’clock. ___________
  3. He has tea for breakfast. ___________
  4. He goes to work at about 7 o’clock. ___________
  5. He never has time for lunch. ___________

3. Match the phrases.

1. goa) the dishes
2. wake upb) the shopping
3. havec) breakfast
4. dod) to work
5. washe) early/ late


1. Read the dialogue. How often do they…? Fill in the table using adverbs of frequency.

Paul: Hey Raile! I am going shopping. Do you want to come?
Raile: Sorry, Keiko is coming. We will do the English homework together.
Paul: I see… Well, I never do that homework…
Raile: I do it sometimes but Keiko is very serious, she always does her homework.
Paul: OK, but I am cooking dinner tonight, so you and Keiko should come.
Raile: You are so nice, always cooking dinner for me.
Paul: Well, you sometimes wash the dishes and Keiko almost always does the shopping…
Raile: I know you hate washing the dishes, so you never do it.
Paul: Yeah…. Will you wash the dishes tonight?
Raile: Hehe, sure.

Wash the dishes   
Go shopping   
Does homework   
Cooks dinner   


2. Answer the questions for yourself.

  1. How often do you wash the dishes?


  1. How often do you wake up at 7 a.m.?


  1. How often are you late for work/ school?


  1. How often do you watch TV in the evening?


  1. How often do you wash the dishes?


3. Put the adverb of frequency in the correct place.

  1. Philip is late for work. (never)


  1. She wakes up at 6 a.m. (always)


  1. Tim comes home late. (often)


  1. Paul does his homework. (never)



1. Ask the class about their daily routines.

For example, ask: “When do you get up?”, “How often do you wash your hands/ clothes/ the dishes?”, etc.