Frequency adverbs: We use them to express how often an activity occurs. We place Frequency at various points in the sentence. In Spanish, they are called: adverbios de frecuencia or marcadores de frecuencia.
Most adverbs of frequency are placed after the verb in Spanish but the adverbs siempre, nunca and raramente usually precede the verb.
“Siempre estudio en la noche”; “nunca fumo”; “raramente me levanto temprano”.
Most adverbial phrases like “de vez en cuando” can either precede or follow a verb.
“De vez en cuando voy al cine” or “voy al cine de vez en cuando” are fine.
It is a good idea to use this worksheet as a guide if you are a self learner of Spanish or for the student, if you are a teacher.
The teacher can use it for the presentation of the content. To warm up, give this worksheet to the student, read each expression, the student reads right after you (in a loud voice, so the student can be in touch with correct pronunciation). Then, ask the student: “¿Qué haces una vez a la semana?” And go on, covering all the expressions.
Also, this exercise takes from 15 – 20 minutes. Either if you are a self learner or a teacher try to relate this activities in the worksheet, with activities you or your students would normally do, so the learning is meaningful.