Frequency Adverbs and interview…!
I stumbled upon quite a nice video relating to EFL this evening, regarding those ‘magic words’ or frequency adverbs, detailing just how frequently (for want of a better word) the adverbs of frequency are used.
Below is a list of the adverbs (all commonly used in the present simple tense) with the percentage referring to the amount of time that they suggest:
Always = 100% of the time
Frequently = about 90% of the time
Usually = about 80% of the time
Often = about 70% of the time
Sometimes = about 50% of the time
Occasionally = about 40% of the time
Seldom = about 20% of the time
Rarely = about 10% of the time
Never = 00% of the time
I found these percentages quite interesting as although they are an estimate, they actually give a good indication of when these adverbs could be used in regular conversation. I for one rarely use seldom and frequently and occasionally use sometimes in day-to-day conversation. Ah the English Language….what a rabbit warren I have stumbled into!
In terms of news I’m please to write that I have an interview next week in Prague for a EFL teaching position at Caledonian School which is part of the EDUA group and has been operating since 1992. I’m nervous and excited to see what the trip will bring. At the very least, I’m looking forward to drinking some tasty coffee at ‘I Need Coffee’ and ‘EMA Espresso’ both of which I have heard good things about and are included in this article here: http://www.tasteofprague.com/pragueblog/best-cafes-in-prague.
I shall hopefully get some good pictures of my trip and let you know how it goes! Here’s a to a good week.