Learn English 100% free...Get 1 free lesson per week // Add a new lesson
Log in!

Click here to log in
New account
Millions of accounts created on our sites.
JOIN our free club and learn English now!

  • Home
  • Print
  • Guestbook
  • Report a bug

  • Get a free English lesson every week!
    Click here!

    - Our other sites

    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #122971: Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Conjunctions | Idioms [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - As... Like... As if/ as though... - Conjunctions - Though/ in spite of ...Concession - Whereas, Unless, Contrary to : contrasts - For /During /While - Whereas or While - Cause? Aim? Not mixing the two concepts ... - When + future or not-The very first steps...
    > Double-click on words you don't understand

    Vocabulary: Time 2 (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... )                                             






    - 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 about time! 

    - It's high time he left! 

    - How time flies! 

    - There isn't much time left! 

    - Just a minute! / Just a second! 

    - I've already told you!

    - 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!


    Twitter Share
    English exercise "Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)" created by here4u with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from here4u]
    Click here to see the current stats of this English test

    Please log in to save your progress.

    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.

    End of the free exercise to learn English: Vocabulary: Time 2 (frequency)
    A free English exercise to learn English.
    Other English exercises on the same topics : Conjunctions | Idioms | All our lessons and exercises