Adverbs of Frequency and Time French Exercises

french adverbs of frequency and time exercises

Bonjour, dear student! Today, we will focus on a new and essential topic in French language – “French Adverbs of Frequency and Time”. They are crucial to express how often something happens or when it happens.

Just like we previously learned, adverbs can significantly enhance our sentences, making them more specific and meaningful. We have a variety of exercises lined up for you to practice and reinforce your understanding.

These include reordering sentences, translating, vocabulary building, writing small texts, and forming questions. Let’s dive in and enhance your French language skills together.


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – French Adverbs of Frequency and Time


a) les / souvent / visiter / musées / je

Je visite souvent les musées.


b) toujours / est / Mon / téléphone / portable / moi. / près / de


c) rarement / je / vais / cinéma / au


d) jamais / je / ne / suis / en / retard


e) parfois / à / je / la / vais / piscine


f) toujours / il / est / en / retard


g) souvent / du / nous / mangeons / riz


h) viande / jamais / elle / ne / mange / de


i) rarement / l'exercice / ils / font / de


j) parfois / tu / café / bois / du


2) Translate these Sentences – French Adverbs of Frequency and Time


a) I always eat breakfast.

Je mange toujours le petit déjeuner.


b) She never comes late.


c) We sometimes play football.


d) They rarely watch TV.


e) He often reads books.


f) You (singular) never drink alcohol.


g) You (plural) always arrive on time.


h) I sometimes visit my grandparents.


i) They (feminine) rarely eat junk food.


j) We never miss a class.


3) Practice your Vocabulary


a) always – never – sometimes

toujours – jamais – parfois


b) rarely - often - usually


c) seldom - frequently - occasionally


d) regularly - periodically - normally


e) daily - weekly - yearly


f) hourly - monthly - biweekly


g) continuously - intermittently - temporarily


h) early - late - punctually


i) instantly - immediately - presently


j) soon - eventually - lately


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the French Adverbs of Frequency and Time into Consideration


I often wake up early. I always drink coffee in the morning. I usually go to work by bus. I occasionally eat out for lunch. I never miss my evening yoga class. I frequently read before going to bed.


She always gets up at 6 a.m. She rarely skips breakfast. She usually walks to work. She sometimes meets her friends after work. She never goes to bed late. She often reads a book before sleeping.


5) About French Adverbs of Frequency and Time, Guess the Questions to the Answers


a) Je fais du yoga tous les jours. ( Combien…)

Combien de fois fais-tu du yoga?


b) Elle arrive souvent en retard au travail. ( Comment...)


c) Nous regardons rarement la télévision. ( Quand...)


d) Il lit parfois avant de se coucher. ( Qu'est-ce...)


e) Je fais du sport de temps en temps. ( Quand...)


f) Ils vont toujours à l'école à pied. ( Comment...)


g) Je mange rarement au restaurant. ( Où...)


h) Vous travaillez généralement le matin. ( Quand...)


i) On se réveille souvent très tôt. ( A quelle...)


j) Ils prennent parfois le bus. ( Comment...)


Voilà! Great job on completing these exercises on “French Adverbs of Frequency and Time”.

I hope these activities have helped you get a good grasp of how to use these adverbs effectively in your day-to-day conversations in French. Remember, learning a new language is all about practice.

Therefore, I encourage you to make a habit of using these adverbs when speaking or writing in French. Keep practicing, keep learning, and keep improving. You’re doing great, and I’m proud of your progress! À la prochaine fois! (Until next time!)


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