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Unit 6: Leisure activities

Day Three: Expressions of frequency


  1. Students will read the text of the story they created the previous lesson.
  2. Students will be able to use expressions of frequency.

Setting the Stage (1 minute)

Teacher has prepared a visual of his or her typical monthly planner, just like the one that the students had prepared the previous lesson. Students read this planner aloud to a classmate sitting nearby.

Input (10 minutes)

The teacher refers to the monthly-planner visual and uses the following expressions in the target language (TL) to describe the frequency of the activities in the planner. The expressions have been written on the board in the TL along with equivalent English translation. Teacher points to the appropriate expression while using it in the description of the planner.

  1. Every day
  2. Often
  3. Regularly
  4. Weekly
  5. Sometimes
  6. Rarely
  7. Never

The teacher recycles these expressions of frequency by asking students when, yes/no, and either/or questions in the TL for each statement made about the activities in the monthly planner. Example:

Teacher makes statement: I never play football.
Teacher asks: Do I play football? Do I play football or hockey? When do I play football?

Guided Practice (10 minutes)

Activity 1

Students read the text of the story that the class created together during the previous lesson. They are to underline or highlight all the leisure time activities mentioned in the story.

Activity 2

Each student creates a timeline that illustrates the activities shown in the monthly planner created in the independent practice of the previous lesson. The time line will illustrate how often the student participates in at least 10 different activities.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Students are to write a paragraph that describes, in sentence format, the content of their timeline.

Closure (5 minutes)

Students read their paragraph to several classmates sitting nearby.

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