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# Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)

TIME: FREQUENCY.

In lesson test, we have studied the words and expressions which are mostly used to speak, about TIME (duration). Here, we'll continue this lesson focussing on what is about TIME, most particularly the frequency with which things happen or are done.  This aspect is as easy as the preceding one! You'll simply have to take care not to mix everything up...

Seldom= rarely                                                              monthly= every month

 Frequent/ frequently/ frequency irregular Regular/ regularly/ regularity intermittent Rare/ rarely/ seldom/ rarity periodical A cycle/ cyclical every 4 days Every second Sunday Every other Sunday every third day every third month Daily= every day weekly= every week Monthly= every month annual= every year Biennial= every two years at intervals of

Already= previously, sooner                               As soon as possible= ASAP

In English, there are MANY link words expressing TIME and more particularly the "frequency" of actions. The only minor difficulty may be to know exactly where to put them: don't worry, you'll get used to them.  Here is a link to help:  //www.anglaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-anglais-2/exercice-anglais-108766.php

 Always often More often than not As often as not once/ twice Once too often sometimes Several times many times/ many a time From time to time every now and again once in a while Whenever it's the first time + present perfect To repeat/ repetitive to recur=> recurrent

 To save time to play for time To waste time to pass the time  to while away the time To make up for lost time to spend one's time doing... As time goes by as time went by To take a long time to do just as To have time to do something to have plenty of time As soon as/ the moment at the same time

Every now and then= every now and again                                                    early

 On time in time(for) Timely punctual/ punctually/ punctuality Early/ earlier (than) late/ to arrive late for To be early to be late Later on later that Sooner or later for the time being Instant at once/ right away/ straight away Already at last Still yet/ not ... yet Never*/ not ever at no time *

* negative statement at the beginning of a clause + subject-verb inversion... (Never had he spoken... At no time did he admit... )

EXPRESSIONS OF TIME:

- I haven't got time to do it...

- To spend one's time doing something...

- It takes a long time to do something/ it takes ages to do something...

- It's high time he left!

- How time flies!

- There isn't much time left!

- Just a minute! / Just a second!

- Here you are at last!

- Is he still here ?

- Has he arrived yet?

- I haven't seen him yet.

- I have never seen her!

There you are! Many, many expressions, indeed! Don't worry, you don't have to remember them all... I give you THE FORCE  for the test!

English exercise "Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)" created by here4u with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from here4u]

1. «No need to , Lucy, I said you’ll finish your homework before you go to Susie’s, and you will.»

2. Philip brings my favourite chocolates he comes and visits my mum... I love that.

3. I think you should practise sports at least a week. isn’t enough.

4. He’s given me my money back ! He had borrowed it from me more than a year ago.

5. «I’m so scared to make people wait that for my appointments. That’s a habit.»

6. «Lucy, when I ask you for help, I want you to answer and not keep me waiting endlessly.»

7. You should work regularly.Otherwise, you’ll never be able to , and you’ll be falling behind in your studies.

8. Our group meets ; therefore Jane, we won’t be seeing each other this week.

9. The phenomenon is . I think I’m cured, but the rash comes back again as soon as I stop the medicine.

10. Hard luck. I arrived he was leaving and we had no time to talk.

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