~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 8 ~ Friends and Family ~

Section One: Structure ~ Adverbs of Frequency ~


Form one: Do/Does + pronoun/noun + ever + present verb + object


Q1) Does your brother/sister/friend ever play badminton?

Q2) Do you/your friends ever play badminton?


A1) No, he/she never plays badminton. Or… No, I/We/They never play badminton. 

A2) He/She seldom plays badminton. Or… I/We/They rarely play badminton.

A3) Yes, he/she sometimes plays badminton. Or… Yes, I/We/They always play badminton.


Form two: Is/Are + pronoun/noun + ever + object


Q1) Is your husband/wife/mom/dad ever on time?

Q2) Are you/your parents/your siblings ever on time?


A1) No, he/she is never on time. Or… No, I/We/They are never on time. 

A2) He/She is seldom on time. Or… I/We/They are rarely on time.

A3) Yes, he/she is usually on time. Or… Yes, I/We/They are often on time.


1) No, I never _______________________________.  (0%)

2) I rarely __________________________________.  (1 to 10%)

3) I seldom _________________________________ . (10 to 15%)

4) Yes, I occasionally ___________________________ . (15 to 30%)

5) Yes, I sometimes _____________________________. (30 to 55%)

6) Yes, I usually ________________________________ . (55% to 75%)

7) Yes, I often __________________________________ . (75 to 85%)

8) Yes, I frequently _______________________________ . (85 to 95%)

9) Yes, I always ___________________________________ . (95 to 100%)


Discussion questions:


1) Are you ever late for an appointment with friends or others? Tell.


2) Is your friend ever late when meeting you? How do you feel? Tell.


3) Do you ever get into arguments with strangers? Who? Tell.


4) Do you ever buy gifts or presents for anyone? Who? Tell.


5) Are you ever afraid when you are walking alone? When?


6) Is your friend ever rude to other people? If so, what do you do?


7) Does your family or friend ever make you laugh? Tell.


8) Who sometimes makes your family or friend upset or angry? Tell.


9) Do you ever meet friends from your school days? Why or why not?


10) When are you bored, excited, happy, angry, sad, or contented? Tell.

Section Two: Vocabulary Self Study ~ Friends and Family ~

Links:   1) Thesaurus    2) Vocabulary    3) Dictionary    4) Urban Dictionary    5) Word Origins   

TLW ~ Pre to Intermediate ~ Lesson 8

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures ~


1) In section one , briefly talk about the structure, then take turns asking and answering the questions.


2) Next, create new questions using the structure and/or the vocabulary list in section two.


3) After that, match the questions and answers in the third section. Explain and discuss your choices.


4) Finally, select and answer any of these questions in your own way/from your own experiences.


5) Take fair turns. Include as many students as possible. Create your own questions from any source.

Section Three: Matching Q and A ~ 


~ Match the questions with the answers


~ Discuss your choices:


1) Do you ever talk to your friends about problems? If not, why not?


2) Do you ever have visits with your

parents or in-laws? What do you do?


3) Where do you go with your friends on a night out? Tell a story.


4) What’s the worst (or best) characteristic about a friend you have now? Tell.


5) Can old friends prevent you from having new friends? Can that be a problem?


6) Do your family members or friends ever help you out in hard times? How? Explain.


7) What is the most memorable moment

with a friend or family member? Tell.



A) Yes. When my mom died, all my family and friends helped me out at that time.


B) The worst, she burps in public… the best, she laughs all the time. She also laughs while burping.


C) One time, I went to Niagara Falls with my high school friends. Unforgettable.


D) We meet my parents often. We have dinner.

My in-laws, we don’t often meet.


E) Of course. I talk to my best friend first.

Then I talk to others.


F) Yes. Unfortunately, old friends may not like

my new friends. It can cause problems.


G) Where? Everywhere. We eat sushi, we go to parties and clubs… all of it is fun.






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