B1 Adverbs of Frequency

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Adverbs of frequency say how often something is done. They usually come before the main noun or after the verb to be.

The grammar practice will help you if you are taking the B1 Preliminary Exam providing you with a better chance of being successful.


  1. Watch the video about adverbs of frequency.
  2. Find the words in the word search.
  3. Complete the sentence-based activity.
  4. Read the text and complete the exercise.

B1 Adverbs of Frequency Activities

1 Video2 Word Search3 Sentences4 TextWord List
Watch the video about adverbs of frequency.

Here are the commonly used adverbs at this level:

  • always
  • frequently
  • hardly ever
  • least often
  • never
  • normally
  • not very often
  • now and then
  • occasionally
  • often
  • rarely
  • regularly
  • seldom
  • sometimes
  • usually

More exercises available:

Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
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Part 1 - Read five real-world notices, messages and other short texts for the main message.

Part 2 - Match five descriptions of people to eight short texts on a particular topic, showing detailed comprehension.

Part 3 - Read a longer text for detailed comprehension, gist, inference and global meaning, as well as writer’s attitude and opinion.

Part 4 - Read a longer text from which five sentences have been removed. Show understanding of how a coherent and well-structured text is formed.

Write about 100 words, answering the email and notes provided.

In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A2 Key test.

Part 3 - Gap-Filled Exercise

The B1 Preliminary Speaking test has four parts and you take it together with another candidate. There are two examiners. One of the examiners talks to you and the other examiner listens.

Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

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