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18. Rewrite each sentence with the adverb of frequency (in brackets) in its correct position.

Example: I play tennis on Sundays. (often)

Answer: I often play tennis on Sundays.

  1. Peter doesn’t get up before seven. (usually)

  2. Peggy and Frank are late. (often)

  3. They watch TV in the afternoon. (never)

  4. My grandmother goes for a walk in the evening. (always)

  5. I take sugar in my coffee. (sometimes)

  6. Our friends must write tests. (often)

  7. Pete gets angry. (never)

  8. Tom is very friendly. (usually)

  9. Ramon and Frank are hungry. (often)

  10. Walter helps his father in the kitchen. (usually)

  11. Christine smokes. (never)

19. Work with a partner. Use the adverbs of frequency to talk about your daily routine.

get up / wake up, have a shower, start the day with a good breakfast,

cook / have (something for) breakfast / lunch / dinner, leave home,

get to university, have classes, do my homework, watch TV, go to bed


I usually get up at seven o’clock.

20. Complete the text with the correct form of the word in brackets; translate the text.

Jane (be) always busy with her job. She (get) to the office before 8.30. She (take off) her coat, (put on) her reading glasses and (sit down) at her desk. Then she (read) her mail and (fill out) the daily reports. If she (have) enough time, she (have) a cup of coffee.

At 9 o’clock the other workers (arrive). Some of them (be) too tired to smile. Sometimes Jane (be) too busy to talk, but she (say) hello to everyone.

At 9.30 she (go) into the boss’s office. She (give) him the daily reports. They always (talk) about them for a few minutes. She (tell) the boss her plans for the day. Then she (go back) to her office and (make) phone calls. The company (do) business in England and Japan, so sometimes she (have) to call these countries.

At the end of the day she (pick up) the children at school. They (be) always happy to see her and she (be) always energetic enough to play with them at home. Jane (be) important to the people at the office and to the people at home, and she (do) a good job both places.

21. Match the two halves of English sayings. Are they similar to any in your own language? How many Russian sayings about time can you think of?

  1. Time and tide

1 will be done at no time.

  1. A stitch in time

2 like the present.

  1. The one who is first to act

3 what you can do today.

  1. Well begun

4 saves nine.

  1. Never put off till tomorrow

5 wait for no man.

  1. Busiest men

6 when you’re having fun.

  1. What may be done at any time

7 achieves success.

  1. There’s no time

8 find the most time.

  1. Today is the tomorrow

9 is half done.

  1. Time flies

10 we worried about yesterday.

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