Help your students practice talking about Habits & Routines using different verbs, time expressions, and frequency adverbs.
Chain Activity: Talk About Habit
Age: All Ages
Level: Pre-elementary, Elementary
Target Structure: Simple Present, Frequency Adverbs
Duration: 10-20 minutes (depending on group size)
Materials: cut-out Habits & Routines Grammar Cards
- Ask students what’s the first thing they do in the morning (e.g., brush their teeth, take a shower, eat breakfast, etc.); point out if everyone gave the same answer of if different people do different things.
- · Tell students they’ll practice talking about what their and their classmates’ habits using frequency adverbs.
- · Have a student draw a card and say a sentence about their habits using the word in the card. The following student will repeat their classmate’s habit and then draw a card to say a sentence of their own. Next student will say their previous two classmates’ sentences and their own, and so on, creating a chain.
- · Do as many rounds as possible changing who starts the chain, so different students get to practice with a similar number of sentences.
- · Short, immediate correction is recommended for this activity.
Student A: [get up] I usually get up at 7:00.
Student B: She usually gets up at 7:00. I always get up late on weekends.
Student C: She usually gets up at 7:00. He always get up…
Student C: He always gets up late on weekends. I almost always get up early from Monday to Friday.
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