Look at the coloured parts of the calendar and the three example descriptions below, then choose the correct words to complete the descriptions for the other parts of the calendar.
1 every / most / some Monday
2 every / most / some Tuesdays
3 every / most / some Tuesdays
4 every / most / some Wednesday
5 every / most / some Thursdays
6 every / most / some Fridays
7 every / most / some weekends
1. We can use the present simple to talk about routines and what normally happens in our daily lives.
I / you / we / they + base form of the verb
he / she + base form + s / es
We work late every day.
He works on Saturday mornings.
She teaches art.
have is different.
I / you / we / they have
he / she has
He has lunch at the office.
I / you / we / they + don’t + base form of the verb
(don’t = do not)
he / she + doesn’t + base form of the verb
(doesn’t = does not)
I don’t cook dinner on Fridays.
He doesn’t eat breakfast.
2. We often use adverbs such as always, never, often, sometimes, and usually with the present simple to say how frequently we do things.
They come after be and before other main verbs.
I’m always tired.
I’m not usually busy on Sundays.
He’s never late.
I always have a lie-in in the mornings.
He usually meets me for lunch.
Questions and answers
A: When does she usually finish work?
B: At six, but sometimes at seven.
A: Where do you usually go for a drink?
B: In a bar near my office.
A: Do you sometimes get a takeaway?
B: Yes, usually on Fridays. / No, not often.
A: Why is he never on time?
How often... ? is different.
A: How often does she work late?
A: How often do you have a lie-in?
B: Sometimes on Saturdays.
Read questions 1, 2 and 3 below about weekends and make a note of your own answers. Then complete questions 4,5,6 .
1. What do you usually do on Saturday night?
2. Do you sometimes get a takeaway (What do you usually get ? )
3. How often do you go clubbing?
4. What do you usually ___________ ?
5. Do you sometimes ___________ ?
6. How do you often __________ ?