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Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something is done.

Adverbs of frequency include; always, constantly, continually, frequently, infrequently, intermittently, normally, occasionally, often, periodically, rarely, regularly, seldom, sometimes etc.

For example:

I always do my homework on time. - In this sentence always shows us the frequency (how often) I do my homework on time. She goes out occasionally . - In this sentence occasionally shows us the frequency (how often) she goes out.

Adverbs of frequency appear between the subject and the verb in a sentence:-

I always update the calendar at the beginning of the month. Poetria often takes notes during the Skype sessions.

Adverbs of frequency appear after a form of the to be - am, are, is (was, were) in a sentence:-

I am never late . Skype is occasionally frustrating. They were always noisy.

Adverbs of frequency go between an auxiliary verb and the main verb:-

Anne doesn't usually smoke .

If there are two auxiliary verbs, the adverb of frequency goes between them:-

I have never been to Asia.

The adverbs of frequency often, usually, sometimes and occasionally can go at the beginning of a sentence:-

Usually I don't give personal advice. = I don't usually give personal advice. Occasionally we go for a drive on a Sunday. = We occasionally go for a drive on a Sunday.

Adverbs of frequency go before the verbs used to or have to:-

I always used to celebrate bonfire night. I usually have to get up early to walk Laika.

When something happens regularly at a fixed time we can use the following as adverbs:-

I get a newspaper every day. = I get the newspaper daily . I pay my rent every month. = I pay my rent monthly .

i often do my homework my bedroom

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English Grammar Exercises for A1 – Adverbs of frequency

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1. Complete the adverbs of frequency with a, e, i, o and u .

1   n__v__r

2   s__m__t__m__s

3   __s__ __lly

4   __lw__ys

5   h__rdl  __v__r

6   __ft__n

1 never   2 sometimes   3 usually   4 always   5 hardly ever

2. Complete the chart with the adverbs of frequency in exercise 1.

2 usually    3 often    4 sometimes    5 hardly ever    6 never

3. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences.

1   often / on Sundays. / has / breakfast / in bed / Mike

     Mike often has breakfast in bed on Sundays.

2   go shopping / sometimes / on Saturdays. / I


3   is / on Friday evenings. / at home / Kate / never

4   speaks / in our English lessons. / always / our teacher / English

5   at school. / usually / am / I / hungry

6   Ben and Jake / books. / hardly ever / read

2   I sometimes go shopping on Saturdays.

3   Kate is never at home on Friday evenings.

4   Our teacher always speaks English in our English lessons.

5   I am usually hungry at school.

6   Ben and Jake hardly ever read books.

4. Write sentences about Sam. Add the correct adverb of frequency.

1   get up at seven o’clock  ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

     Sam always gets up at seven o’clock.

2   watch TV after school  ◼ ◻ ◻ ◻ ◻

     Sam …………………………

3   be late for school  ◼ ◼ ◼ ◻ ◻


4   be in bed before eleven o’clock  ◻ ◻ ◻ ◻ ◻

5   tidy his bedroom at the weekend  ◼ ◼ ◻ ◻ ◻

6   do the washing-up  ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◻


2   Sam hardly ever watches TV after school.

3   Sam is often late for school.

4   Sam is never in bed before eleven o’clock.

5   Sam sometimes tidies his bedroom at the weekend.

6   Sam usually does the washing–up.

5.   Rewrite the sentences in exercise 4 so that they are true for you.

1   I ………………………… get up at seven o’clock.

2   ………………………………………

3   ………………………………………

4   ………………………………………

5   ………………………………………

6   ………………………………………

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6. Listen to Joe saying what he does on Saturdays. Tick ✓ the correct boxes in the chart.

Girl   What do you usually do on Saturdays, Joe?

Joe   Well, I hardly ever do my homework. I usually do that on Sundays.

Girl   You’re in the football team, aren’t you? Do you play football on Saturdays?

Joe   Yes, I always play football in the morning. I play in the park with my friends.

Girl   Cool. What do you do in the afternoon?

Joe   I usually watch television.

Girl   Oh, OK. Do you listen to music?

Joe   Yes, I sometimes listen to music.

Girl   What about Saturday evenings? What do you do then?

Joe   I go out with my friends.

Girl   Do you go dancing?

Joe   No, I never go dancing. I hate dancing. We go to the cinema, or we go for a pizza.

7. Write questions about Joe with How often . Then answer them with an adverb of frequency.

1   Joe / do his homework on Saturdays?

      How often does Joe do his homework on Saturday?

     Hardly ever.

2   Joe / play football on Saturdays?



3   Joe / watch television on Saturdays?

4   Joe / listen to music on Saturdays?

5   Joe / go dancing on Saturdays?



2   How often does Joe play football on Saturdays? Always.

3    How often does Joe watch television on Saturdays? Usually.

4    How often does Joe listen to music on Saturdays? Sometimes.

5    How often does Joe go dancing on Saturdays? Never.

Write three more questions for your classmates with How often .

1    How often do you play football?

2   ………………………………….

3   ………………………………….

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Present simple

Daisy is chatting to her brother Oliver, and his best mate Alfie, about her new boyfriend. Daisy and Oliver’s mum is working in Thailand this week.


As you watch the video, look at the examples of the present simple. They are in red in the subtitles. Then read the conversation below to learn more. Finally, do the grammar exercises to check you understand, and can use, the present simple tense.

Alfie: So, how’s it going with Jack? Daisy: Not great. I mean, I like him a lot, but it’s impossible! During the week I have swimming practice on Mondays, I do taekwondo on Tuesdays and tennis on Thursdays. Alfie: Do you see him on Wednesdays, then? Daisy: No, he watches black and white films at his cinema club on Wednesdays. Oliver: Yeah, and they’re not just really old films, Alfie, they watch foreign ones with subtitles too! Alfie: Well, there’s always the weekend. Do you go out together at the weekends? Daisy: That’s just it, it’s tricky. He works in the bookshop all day Saturday and he goes out with his mates from the book club on Saturday evenings. Alfie: Whoa! Book club? So, he loves old films and books!? Mmm ... Does he like sports? Daisy: Not really. He thinks chess is a sport! Well, he watches football on the telly sometimes, but he doesn’t play any sports. Alfie: Mmm ... I think you’re right. It’s impossible! Daisy: Right, I’m late. See you later. Alfie and Oliver: See you, Daisy.

Sophie: Hi, love. Oliver: All right, Mum? Sophie: Yeah, I’m fine. Oliver: Good trip? Sophie: Not bad, but Thailand’s really hot at this time of year. I’m off to Chiang Mai tomorrow to do a three-day trek. The train leaves at 5 in the morning. How’s Daisy? Is she with you? Oliver: No, she has tennis on Thursdays. Sophie: Ah, of course. No problem. Listen, ask Daisy to phone me later, OK? The number of the hotel is on the fridge and I’m in room 37. Oliver: All right, Mum. Speak later. Watch out for the snakes! Sophie: Thanks, Ollie! Bye, love. See you Sunday. Alfie: Is your mum in Thailand this week? Oliver: Yeah. Trekking in Chiang Mai for three days. Alfie: Wow – that beats going to college. Imagine, three days in the jungle! I can’t imagine my mum doing that. Cool. Does she like walking? Oliver: No, not really. Only if it’s to go shopping on the high street! Alfie: See you tomorrow. Oliver: Yeah, see you tomorrow. 

We use the present simple to talk about repeated actions or events, permanent states or things which are always true. To find out more about the present simple, read and listen to the conversation below.

Can you give me some examples?

Yes, of course. We use the present simple to talk about things which are repeated every day, every week, every year, etc.

I usually get up at 7 o'clock. During the week I have swimming practice on Mondays, I do taekwondo on Tuesdays and tennis on Thursdays. We always go on holiday in the summer.

I see. And you use words for explaining more about the time too.

Yes, we often use adverbs of frequency sometimes , often , usually or other time expressions like on Mondays , twice a week or in the summer .

What about permanent states? What does that mean?

Permanent states are situations or feelings which are not temporary.

I like him a lot. Sophie works as a travel writer. They live in London.

We also use the present simple for general facts, for example when talking about science or geography.

Thailand is really hot at this time of year. Snakes live on the ground, in trees and in water.

So what do I need to know about forming the present simple?

The main thing is that the third person singular forms end in - s or - es . That's for he , she or it .

He watches black and white films at his cinema club on Wednesdays. He thinks chess is a sport!

OK, and the other forms don't end in - s   or - es ?   I watch TV a lot . We think Coldplay are boring .

What about questions and negatives?

For most verbs we use the present simple of the verb do/does + subject + infinitive without to to form questions.

Do you see him on Wednesdays then? Does Jack like sports?

For negatives we use the subject + do/does + not + infinitive without to .

Daisy and Jack don't go out together much at the weekend. I don't think Coldplay are boring.

To go back to the idea of permanent and temporary things, what about this sentence: Is your mum in Thailand this week? Isn't that temporary?

Yes, it is. That's a very good point. Normally we use the present simple for permanent states, and the present continuous for temporary states, but some verbs are thought of as State Verbs and they are not usually used in the continuous form.

And the verb to be is one of those verbs?

Exactly! So even though staying in Thailand is temporary, we use the present simple with the verb to be . Here's another example:

How' s Daisy? Is she with you?   

But that isn't the question form you just told me about! Where's the do ?

Ah, no. I said 'for most verbs we use do in questions'. The verb to be is different and so are modal verbs like can . We'll look at the verb to be separately because it's different and very common.

What are the other state verbs?

We'll look at those when we look at the Present Continuous. Any more questions?

Yes, what about: The train leaves at 5 in the morning?  Isn't that talking about an event in the future?

Yes, it is, but it's also a repeated event. This is sometimes called the 'timetable future'.

OK, I have a maths class in a minute, so I have to go.

Good use of the 'timetable future'! Bye!

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B. in      

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Question: I often do my homework ___________ my bedroom.

Read the passage and write True (T) or False (F).

My name is Mai. I’m eleven years old. I’m a student. I live in a small house in the city. My house is next to a park. I get up at half past five. I get dressed and brush my teeth. I have breakfast go to school at six thirty. The school is near my house. Classes start at seven and end at eleven. I go home at twelve o’clock. I play games after school. In the evening, I do my homework.

She does her homework in the evening.

Choose the letter A, B, C or D to answer these questions

Hi. My name is Mary. I’m twelve years old. I’m a pupil. I live in a beautiful area in a big city. Every morning I get up at 5:30 o’ clock. After that, I dress up, have breakfast and go to school. My school is not very far from my house so I often go to school on foot. But today I ride my bike because I want to attend my English class after school. I love English so much. I will study abroad soon.

Question: What does Mary do?

A. a teacher

B.   a farmer

C.   a student

D.   a driver

Her house is far from a school.

Read the following passage and answer the questions

I'm Linda and this is my sister, Daisy. We play sports every day, so we are tall and strong. In the spring, I often play tennis and my sister often plays badminton. In the summer, we often go swimming. In the fall, I often go sailing and my sister often goes jogging. In the winter, I often play basketball and she often skips. When the weather is warm, we sometimes go fishing. When it's hot, we sometimes have a picnic. When it's cool, we sometimes walk around the lake near our house. When it's cold, I play video games and Daisy listens to music.

What does Linda do in the spring?

She goes home at eleven o’clock.

Mai is 11 years old.

Do they go fishing when it’s warm?

Choose the letter A, B, C or D to answer these following questions

I’m Max. My friend Helen is very beautiful. She is taller than me. She has blonde hair, chubby check and round blue eyes. She’s clever, patient and funny. She loves telling jokes. Her jokes are so funny that they make us laugh a lot. I love being with her because she helps me with a lot of things. On the weekend, she often goes to my house and does homework with me. But this weekend, we are going to the cinema to see a new film, Annabelle. It would be fun.

Question: What do they often do on the weekends?

A. do homework

B. do housework

C. make cakes

D. ride horses

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Developing good homework habits.

i often do my homework my bedroom

Some children get right down to work without much encouragement. Others need help making the transition from playing to a homework frame of mind. Sometimes providing a ten-minute warning is all it takes to help a child get ready mentally as well as to move to the place she intends to work.

There is no universally right time to do homework. In some families, children do best if they tackle their homework shortly after returning home from school in the mid afternoon; other youngsters may do best if they devote the after-school hours to unwinding and playing, leaving their homework until the evening, when they may feel a renewed sense of vigor. Let your child have some say in the decision making. Homework can often become a source of conflict between parent and child—"Johnny, why can't you just do your homework with­out arguing about it?"—but if you agree on a regular time and place, you can eliminate two of the most frequent causes of homework-related dissension.

Some parents have found that their children respond poorly to a dictated study time (such as four o'clock every afternoon). Instead, youngsters are given guidelines ("No video games until your homework is done"). Find out what works best for both your child and the family as a whole. Once this is de­termined, stick with it.

Some youngsters prefer that a parent sit with them as they do their home­work. You may find this an acceptable request, particularly if you have your own reading or paperwork to complete. However, do not actually do the homework for your child. She may need some assistance getting focused and started and organizing her approach to the assignment. Occasionally, you may need to ex­plain a math problem; in those cases, let your child try a couple of problems first before offering to help. But if she routinely requires your active participation to get her everyday homework done, then talk to her teacher. Your child may need stronger direction in the classroom so that she is able to complete the assign­ments on her own or with less parental involvement. One area where children may need parental help is in organizing how much work will have to be done daily to finish a long assignment, such as a term paper or a science project.

If your child or her teacher asks you to review her homework, you may want to look it over before she takes it to school the next morning. Usually it is best if homework remains the exclusive domain of the child and the teacher. However, your input may vary depending on the teacher's philosophy and the purpose of homework. If the teacher is using homework to check your child's understand­ing of the material—thus giving the teacher an idea of what needs to be empha­sized in subsequent classroom teaching sessions—your suggestions for changes and improvements on your child's paper could prove misleading. On the other hand, if the teacher assigns homework to give your child practice in a particular subject area and to reinforce what has already been taught in class, then your participation can be valuable. Some teachers use homework to help children develop self-discipline and organizational and study skills. Be sure to praise your youngster for her efforts and success in doing her homework well.

In general, support your child in her homework, but do not act as a taskmas­ter. Provide her with a quiet place, supplies, encouragement, and occasional help—but it is her job to do the work. Homework is your youngster's respon­sibility, not yours.

As the weeks pass, keep in touch with your child's teacher regarding home­work assignments. If your youngster is having ongoing problems—difficulty understanding what the assignments are and how to complete them—or if she breezes through them as though they were no challenge at all, let the teacher know. The teacher may adjust the assignments so they are more in sync with your youngster's capabilities.

Whether or not your child has homework on a particular night, consider reading aloud with her after school or at night. This type of shared experience can help interest your child in reading, as well as give you some personal time with her. Also, on days when your child does not have any assigned home­work, this shared reading time will reinforce the habit of a work time each evening.

To further nurture your child's love of reading, set a good example by spend­ing time reading on your own, and by taking your youngster to the library and/or bookstore to select books she would like to read. Some families turn off the TV each night for at least thirty minutes, and everyone spends the time reading. As children get older, one to two hours may be a more desirable length of time each day to set aside for reading and other constructive activities.

As important as it is for your child to develop good study habits, play is also important for healthy social, emotional, and physical growth and develop­ment. While encouraging your child to complete her assignments or do some additional reading, keep in mind that she has already had a lengthy and per haps tiring day of learning at school and needs some free time. Help her find the play activities that best fit her temperament and personality—whether it is organized school sports or music lessons, free-play situations (riding her bike, playing with friends), or a combination of these.

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Chapter 3: Simple Present

Daily Habits & Routines

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At the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  • Add -s for the third person singular verb
  • Write yes/no questions and short answers
  • Write information questions using wh- question words
  • Add the plural marker -s ,-es, and -ies to verbs and nouns

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  • adverbs of frequency

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Directions: Ask your partner or group the following questions about your morning routines. A “routine” is a habit you usually do or a series of actions you do regularly.

  • What do you do before school?
  • Do you ever wake up late? Do you usually wake up early?
  • Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning?
  • Do you do your homework in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, or at night?
  • How long does it take for you to get ready in the morning?
  • How long does it take you to get to campus? Do you live close or far from campus?
  • How do you get to campus? Drive? Bike? Bus? Walk? Carpool? Dropped-off?

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Yuri & Palani

       Hi! My name is Yuri. I am from Ukraine. I am a student at Clackamas Community College. I have a roommate. His name is Palani. He is from Laos. We live together, but we are very different.

       I wake up early at 6:00 am. Palani pushes the snooze button on his alarm clock many times, so he wakes up very late. He gets up at 7:30 am. I take a shower in the morning, but Palani takes a shower at night. I take a shower at 6:15 am. He takes a shower at 9:00 pm. I eat breakfast at home, but Palani doesn’t eat breakfast. I make coffee, and I eat cereal for breakfast. I bike to school, but Palani drives to school. I am never late. I leave at 7:30 am.  Palani leaves at 7:50 am. I arrive at school early, but Palani arrives late. I arrive at school at 7:45 am. Palani arrives at 8:05 am. Palani sometimes arrives late because he can’t find parking. We are friends, so I always save him a seat next to me. We sit with Jacques and Ana. They arrive early too. Class begins at 8:00 am.

       How often do you arrive late to class? Are you similar to me, or are you more similar to Palani?

Activity 3.2: Comprehension

Directions: Please write the answers to the questions in complete sentences.

1. What is the name of the man who is talking?


2. What is the name of his roommate?

3. What is Yuri comparing?

4. Who wakes up early? Who wakes up late?

5. What time does class begin?

6. Who arrives late? Who arrives on time?

7. How about you? Are you an early riser or a late riser?

8. What time does Yuri wake up? What time does Palani wake up?

Activity 3.3: Noticing

Part 1 Directions: Look at the story about Yuri and Palani. Choose (by underlining or otherwise markin g)  the verbs you find. Don’t choose the BE verb. We are not studying that verb in this chapter.

Part 2 Directions: Complete the table with the verb forms that agree with each subject.

Activity 3.4: Try It Out!

Directions: Write the correct simple present tense form of the verb (in parentheses) on the line.

1. I (wake up)_________________________ at 6:00 am.

2. He (wake up)_________________________ at 7:30 am.

3. You (eat)_________________________ breakfast on the bus.

4. They (take)_________________________ a shower before bed.

5. He (take)_________________________ a shower in the morning.

6. We (go) _________________________ to a restaurant for lunch.

7. She (have)_________________________ cereal for breakfast.

8. His class at Oregon City (begin)_________________________ at 9:00 am.

9. My classes at Harmony (begin)_________________________ at 6:00 pm.

10. She (wash) _________________________ the dishes in the morning.

man and woman sharing breakfast while sitting on the floor

Uses of the Simple Present

The simple present is used for talking about routines, habits, and repeated activities in the present time. We use the simple present to talk about facts, which are always true. Time expressions (e.g., every day, in the summer ) and adverbs of frequency (e.g., never, sometimes, always ) signal the simple present tense.

line graph showing a habit/routine happening consistently over time

What is a routine? Something you do every morning, every week, every year.

  • I brush my teeth two times a day.
  • You go to the gym three times a week.
  • He makes breakfast for my children every morning.
  • She starts work at 7:00 am.
  • They do laundry every Saturday.

What is a habit? Something you do regularly.

  • My husband reads in bed before he goes to sleep.
  • My cat wakes me up on Saturdays because he is hungry.

What is a repeated action? Action that we do more than once.

  • I shop at Winco (not every week, but I like to go there).
  • She wears shorts in the summer.

What is a fact? Something that is always true.

  • The moon revolves around the earth.
  • She has two children.
  • Vegetables are healthy.
  • Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

Forms of the Simple Present

Affirmative statements in the simple present.

You must add an -s to the verb with the subjects he , she , and it .

subject + verb

Activity 3.5: fill-in-the-blank.

Directions: Write the correct form of the verbs in parentheses.

1. Yuri (wake up)______________ at 6:00 am.

2. Palani (drive)______________ to school.

Man shaving

4. Yuri (make)______________ coffee.

5. I (cook)______________ breakfast.

6. She (eat)______________ cereal.

7. Palani (take)______________ a shower in the evening.

8. They (carpool)______________ together.

9. She (ask)______________ for a pencil.

10. Yuri and Palani (attend) ______________ Clackamas Community College.

11. We (attend) ______________ Clackamas Community College.

12. I (take)______________ a shower in the morning.

13. He (make)______________ and (drink)______________ coffee every morning.

14. She never (arrive)______________ late.

15. Class (begin)______________ at 11:30 am.

16. He usually (find)______________ parking easily.

17. Palani (live)______________ with Yuri.

18. They (brush) ______________ their hair in the morning.

19. We (brush)______________ our teeth twice a day.

20. My cats (sleep)______________ all day.

Activity 3.6: Listening

Directions: Read the paragraph. Then, listen to your instructor read the paragraph. Listen for the verbs and write them on the line. Listen closely for the correct form of the verb.

Ana and Pedro’s Morning Routine

        Ana and Pedro (1)__________ at 6:00 am. Ana (2)__________ coffee. Her brother, Pedro, (3)__________breakfast. She (4)__________a shower at 6:30 am. Her brother (5)__________ a shower at 7:00 am. They (6)__________ and (7)__________ their teeth. Ana (8)__________ the cat. Ana (9)__________ her hair and (10)__________ makeup. Pedro (11)__________ his hair. Ana’s book bag (12)__________ready. Pedro (13)__________ his books in his backpack. Ana (14)__________lunches. Class (15)__________ at 9:00 am. Ana and Pedro (16)__________ the house at 8:30 am. They (17)__________ at school at 8:45 am. Ana (18)__________ out books from the college library before class. She always (19)__________ good books to read. Ana and Pedro (20)__________ to class at 8:55 am. Their first class (21)__________ at 10:50 am.

Activity 3.7: Interview

Part 1 Directions: Interview your partner.

1. Where do you live?

2. What time do you wake up?

3. When do you eat breakfast?

4. What do you eat for breakfast?

5. How do you get to school (walk, bus, car, etc.)?

6. What time do you go to school?

7. What time do you get home?

8. When do you go to bed?

Part 2 Directions: Write 8 sentences about your own daily routine using the same questions.

1. ________________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________________

4. ________________________________________________________________

5. ________________________________________________________________

6. ________________________________________________________________

7. ________________________________________________________________

8. ________________________________________________________________

Part 3 Directions: Share and compare your daily activities. Read your sentences to your partner. Your partner reads to you. See if you have the same (or different) daily activities.

Part 4 Directions: Your instructor will give you a Venn Diagram to complete. Write sentences about yourself where it says You. Write sentences about your partner where it says Partner. If you and your partner have any activities that are the same, write them where it says both.

graphic organizer-venn diagram

Adverbs of Frequency with the Simple Present

Adverbs of frequency (AoF) let us talk about how often we do something.

How often do you come to class?      I always come to class!

How often do you shop at Fred’s?     I often shop at Fred’s.

Study the chart below to learn the meanings of the following adverbs.

Adverbs of Frequency (AoF) with the BE Verb 

With the BE verb, the AoFs are added between BE and the rest of the sentence. You will see in the next section that this is different with other verbs.

subject + BE + AoF + rest of sentence

Activity 3.8: fill-in-the-blank.

Directions: Put the correct form of the BE verb followed by the AoF on the line.

1. I (be/always) _____________________________________ late.

2. He (be/never) _____________________________________ on time.

3. She (be/often) _____________________________________ busy on Saturday.

4. It (be/never) _____________________________________ cold in August.

5. You (be/usually) _____________________________________ cold in the morning.

6. We (be/never) _____________________________________ hungry in the morning.

7. They (be/seldom) _____________________________________ tired at 9:00  pm.

8. You (be/rarely) _____________________________________ late for school.

9. He (be/sometimes) _____________________________________ tired after work.

10. It (be/usually) _____________________________________ sunny in Los Angeles.

Activity 3.9: Fill-in-the-Blank

1. Class (usually)___________________________ interesting.

2. They (often)___________________________ busy.

3. I (always)___________________________ friendly.

4. You (never)___________________________ hungry after lunch.

5. She (always)___________________________ hungry at 3:00 pm.

6. He (rarely)___________________________ on time for class.

7. They (sometimes)___________________________ confused in class.

8. You (often)___________________________ sleepy.

Adverbs of Frequency with Other Verbs

Man thinking

But, what if we want to say how often we do some activity? In that case, we don’t use the BE verb. We use another verb, like eat, sleep, cook, drive, or talk.

Instead of adding the AoF after the verb, like we did with the BE verb, we add it before the verb. We do this because we are saying how often the activity of the verb happens.

subject + AoF + verb + rest of sentence

We use the AoF to talk about how often or how frequently something happens.

How often do you eat breakfast? I always eat breakfast.

In the sentence above, we are saying how often we eat breakfast (always).

How often does he cook dinner? He usually cooks dinner.

In the sentence above, we are saying how often he cooks dinner. (usually).

How often do they walk to school? They never walk to school.

In the sentence above, we are saying how often they walk to school (never).

Activity 3.10: Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Write the Adverb of frequency (AoF) and the verb in the correct form on the line.

When we use any verb except the BE verb, the AoF goes before the verb.

1. I (never/eat) ___________________ breakfast.

2. You (often/do) ___________________ laundry on Saturdays.

3. He (usually/swim) ___________________ on weekends.

4. She (never/sing) ___________________ karaoke.

5. It (rarely/rain) ___________________ in July.

6. They (seldom/watch) ___________________ movies.

7. We (always/do) ___________________ our homework.

8. She (sometimes/make)___________________ the bed.

Activity 3.11: Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Put the AoF and the verb in the correct order.

Ana and Pedro (wake up) _______________________________ at 6:00 am.

Our class (start) _________________________________________ at 6:00 pm.

The college (cancel) ________________________ classes because of snow.

The teacher (give) ____________________________________ us homework.

Vegetarians (eat) ________________________________________ vegetables.

The students (sleep) ____________________________________ during class.

7. sometimes

Ana (make) _________________________________________ lunch for Pedro.

Students (speak) ____________________________________ English in class.

Activity 3.12: Classmate Interview

Part 2 Directions: Choose 5 of the questions (and answers) from Part 1. On your own lined paper, use the answers to write sentences about your classmate’s activities. Remember to use adverbs of frequency. Turn this in to your teacher. Write your name, the date, and Activity 3.12 on the top of your paper.

Activity 3.13: Game

Directions: The purpose of this game is to practice using adverbs of frequency. Your teacher will give you some AoF game cards (often, sometimes, never).

  • Stand up and find a partner.
  • Ask your partner a question. Begin the sentence “How often…”
  • The partner answers the question using an AoF.
  • If your partner answers your question using the AoF that you have in your hand, give your partner the card.
  • If your partner answers using an AoF that you don’t have, then change to another student and try again.
  • You can only ask two questions before you need to change partners.
  • You can only talk to the same person after you have talked with all your other classmates.
  • Talk to as many partners as you can. When you have no more cards, sit down.

The goal of the game is to give away all of your cards.

Student 1: How often do you eat french fries for breakfast?

Student 2: I never eat french fries for breakfast.

(Student 1 gives the card saying “never” to Student 2)

Student 1: How often do you do your homework?

Student 2: I usually do my homework.

(Student 1 doesn’t have a ”usually” card. Student 1 changes partners and tries again.)

Ideas for Questions: How often do you…

wash your hair?

eat at a restaurant?

call your brother?

walk to school?

Pronunciation and Spelling: Adding -s and -es

We add -s and -es for two reasons:

1. The word is a noun, and we are making it plural.

2. The word is a verb, and it agrees with the subject (he, she, or it–3rd person singular)


In English the same letters can have different sounds. For example, the letter “c” can sound like /k/ in cat , but it can also sound like /s/ in ice .

For words that end in -s or -es, there are three different sounds: /s/, /z/, and /ɪz/. We can predict how the -s or -es ending will sound by the last sound of the word before we add the -s or -es ending.

/θ/=th as in bath   /ð/=th as in that   /ʤ/=j as in judge    /tʃ/=ch as in church     /ʃ/=sh as in wash

Activity 3.14: Pronunciation

Activity 3.15: listening.

Directions: Listen to the teacher say a list of words and then sentences. You will hear each word or sentence two times. Decide if the ending sound is  /s/, /z/, or /ɪz/ and choose (by circling or otherwise marking) your choice.

1.    /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

2.   /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

3.   /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

4.   /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

5.   /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

6.   /s/       /z/      /ɪz/

7.   /s/       /z/      /ɪz/

8.   /s/       /z/      /ɪz/

9.   /s/       /z/      /ɪz/

10. /s/       /z/      /ɪz/

11.  /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

12.  /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

13.  /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

14.  /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

15.  /s/      /z/      /ɪz/

Activity 3.16: Listening & Speaking

Part 1 Directions: Identify which of the three ending sounds (/s/, /z/, or /ɪz/) is at the end of each of the target words. Write the sound symbol on the line.

/s/                /z/              /ɪz/

1.  changes _____

2.  crabs _____

3.  dishes _____

4.  touches _____

5.  helps _____

6.  books _____

7.  pencils _____

8.  sleeps _____

9.  mixes _____

10. kisses _____

11.  The students eat breakfast. _____

12.  My sister walks her dog. _____

13.  The dogs eat peanut butter. _____

14.  The student catches the bus. _____

15.  I have three cats.     _____

16.  Most teachers have pets. _____

17.  She writes a book.     _____

18.  Natasha buys food.     _____

19.  Yuri wakes up on time. _____

20.  She sees her daughter. _____

Part 2 Directions: With a partner, say the word or sentence. Your partner will point to the sound they hear.

If a word ends in /s/,  /z/,  /ch/,  /sh/  or  /x/ sound    →    add -es

Only add -es for the he/she/it form of the verb (third person singular).

watch   →   watches

wash    →   washes

kiss      →    kisses

I pass out papers.    →    She passes out papers.

I wash the dishes.   →    He washes the dishes.

Activity 3.17: Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Write the correct form of the verb in parentheses on the lines.

1. (watch) I __________ TV in the morning, but she ________ TV at night.

2. (wash) They ________ dishes together after dinner. He ________ dishes on  weekends.

3. (fix) My father and I _________ cars together. My husband ________ the bicycle.

4. (teach) They  ________ their daughter Ukrainian. Eva ________ her son Amharic.

5. (brush) I ________ my teeth twice a day. He _______ three times a day.

6. (kiss) She _______ her husband in the morning. I ________ my children before bed.

7. (stretch) I always ________ before exercise. Viktor ________ after exercise.

8. (guess) I never ________ the answer, but Tatiana often ________ the answer.

9. (mix) She ________ Spanish and English. They _______ English and Ukranian.

10. (splash) The kids ______ in the bathtub. My daughter always ________, too.

11. (cash) I ______ my check at the bank. He _________ his check too.

12. (latch) I ________ my screen door. She ________ her screen door.

13. (notice) I always ________ mistakes. She never ________ mistakes when she writes.

14. (touch) He ________ the door. We ________ the window.

15. (brush) They  ________ their hair once a day. He _________ his hair three times a day.

16. (pass) She ________ all her classes. They ________ their ESL classes.

17. (ask) I ________ for vegetarian food. Natasha ________ for Ukrainian food.

18. (ask) He ________ a question. We ________ to play a game.

19. (watch) She ________ Jackie Chan movies. They ________ Jet Li movies.

20. (dance) I ______ twice a week. He ________ once a week.

Activity 3.18: Listening

Directions: Read the story. Then listen to your teacher read the story. Listen for the missing words and write them on the line. Remember that the subject and the verb of a sentence have to agree. If they don’t agree, you should listen again. Some verbs end in -s and some verbs end in -es.

Viktor and Tatiana

        Viktor and Tatiana (1)_________ married. They (2)_________ English at Clackamas Community College. They (3)_________ from Ukraine. Tatiana sometimes (4)_________ angry with Viktor because he doesn’t help around the house. Tatiana (5)_________ dinner and Viktor (6)_________ TV. Tatiana (7)_________ the house, and Viktor (8)_________ English.

Then Tatiana remembers that Viktor (9)_________ the car while she (10)_________ books. In the grocery store, he always (11)_________ the shopping cart. He (12)_________ for her when she is sick. He also (13)_________ the socks when they (14)_________ movies at home. On school nights, Viktor (15)_________ the dishes after Tatiana cooks. He (16)_________ her every day when they leave the house, and he (17)_________ her every night before they (18)_________ asleep. Then Tatiana isn’t angry anymore.

If a word ends in a consonant plus -y, change -y to i and add -es. If the word ends in a vowel plus -y, just add -s.

Consonant + -y

Change -y to i and add -es

cry       →   cries

study   →   studies

pay      →   pays

buy      →   buys

Activity 3.19: Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Write the correct form of the verb on the line in the sentences below.

1. (study) I ___________ in the morning, but he ___________ at night.

2. (worry) He ___________ about money. I ___________ about him.

3. (cry) The cat ___________ when I leave. The babies  ___________ all the time.

4. (play) She ___________ piano. We ___________ violin.

5. (pay) I ___________ for groceries with a credit card. Tatiana ___________ with cash.

6. (stay) He ___________ after class for help. They ___________ after class to talk.

7. (stay) She ___________ at a hotel. I ___________with my mom.

8. (worry) My husband ___________ about school. I ___________ about our health.

9. (enjoy) We ___________ playing board games. He ___________ online games.

10. (say) They ___________ they are busy Friday, but she ___________ Friday is ok.

11. (fly) A bird ___________ south in winter. Birds ___________ north for the summer.

12. (buy) They ___________ paper online. She ___________ supplies at the store..

13. (fly) He ___________ to Paris today. I ___________ to Denver tomorrow.

14. (study) We ___________ before vocabulary tests. She ___________ for grammar.

15. (pay) He ___________ for 2 classes. I ___________ for 3 classes.

16. (try)     I ___________ to study 3 times a week. She ___________ to study every day.

Activity 3.20: Listening

Using infinitives with like, want, & need.

Some verbs can be combined with an infinitive (to + verb) to express a different meaning or opinion about the activity.

Activity 3.21: Fill-in-the-Blank

Part 1 Directions: Complete the sentences by writing like, want, or need on the line.

1. I ___________ to pay my rent.

2. She ___________ to study for the test.

3. They  ___________ to buy a diamond necklace.

4. You ___________ to have an expensive new car.

5. I ___________ to read a book before bed to help me sleep.

6. You ___________ to do your homework.

7. We ___________ to eat dessert first.

8. I ___________ to sleep until 10:00 am, but I __________ to get up because work starts at 7:00 am.

Negative Statements in the Simple Present

Negatives with the be verb, activity 3.22: writing.

Directions: Make these sentences negative by adding not after the verb.

1. She is a hairdresser.

2. He is busy today.

3. They are from Colombia.

4. He is a contractor.

5. It is sunny.

6. They are students.

7. He is a teacher.

8. The dog is in the garden.

Negatives with All Other Verbs

Using auxiliary verbs.

There are three auxiliary verbs in English: BE, DO, and HAVE. We will learn about BE and DO in this class. We will learn about using HAVE as an auxiliary in the next level. You have already seen the first of our three auxiliary verbs, BE, in Chapter 2. We combine the BE verb with the -ing form of the verb to create the present progressive (an action happening now).

When we make negative sentences with other verbs, we use the auxiliary verb, DO. It has two forms: do and does . The negative not comes after do or does and is followed by the base form of the main verb.

The base form is the infinitive without the to . Instead of “to sing” (infinitive), the base form is sing . Do not add -s to the base verb. Let’s look at an example sentence.

subj      do/does    neg.     base verb     rest of sentence

He         does           not        sing               in the shower.

  • He is the subject
  • Does is the auxiliary verb. Do/Does agrees with the subject (3rd person singular: add -es).
  • Sing is the main verb in the base form. Do not add -s to the main verb.

subject + auxiliary DO + not + base form + rest of sentence

Negative contractions.

To make negative contractions, we contract the auxiliary verb and the negative.

Activity 3.23:  Choose the Correct Form

Directions: Choose the correct form, and then write the contraction on the line. Remember that the auxiliary DO (do/does) has to agree with the subject.

1. The teacher do not / does not eat meat.                                                 ___________________

2. I am a homemaker. I do not / does not work outside my home.    ___________________

3. She is a driver. She do not / does not work in an office.                     ___________________

4. He is a vegetarian. He do not / does not eat meat.                             ___________________

5. They do not / does not drink coffee in the evening.                            ___________________

6. Palani do not / does not like to wake up early.                                     ___________________

7. Yuri do not / does not want to come to school late.                            ___________________

8. Yuri do not / does not press snooze on his alarm clock.                    ___________________

9. They do not / does not have the same habits.                                     ___________________

10. It do not / does not  look like a good book.                                         ___________________

11. The students do not / does not do their homework.                        ___________________

12. He do not / does not get good grades on tests.                                ___________________

Activity 3.24: Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Write the correct form of do or does on the line.

1. (do/sing)        She ___________ not ___________ in public.

2. (do/write)     They ___________ not ___________ on the wall.

3. (do/drive)     He ___________ not ___________ for a job.

4. (do/ask)        You ___________ not ___________ for a diamond ring.

5. (do/play)       We ___________ not ___________ guitar.

6. (do/like)        The dog ___________ not ___________ my cat.

7. (do/type)       She ___________ not ___________ fast.

8. (do/read)       He ___________ not ___________ online.

Activity 3.25: Writing

Directions: Make these sentences negative. Use full forms for numbers 1-5 and contractions for numbers 6-10.

1. I go to work at 3:00 pm.

2. She wants to eat Chinese food.

3. They have two children.

4. He has a dog and two cats.

5. You need to stand in line.

6. She finishes her homework.

7. I eat breakfast.

8. You drink coffee.

9. He drinks diet soda.

10. My car has red seats.

Activity 3.26: Interview

Part 1 Directions: Use the sentences below to interview your partner. Take notes on your own lined paper.

Student A: Tell me a food you don’t like.

Student B: I don’t like eggs.

kid holding his nose and sticking out his tongue

2. Tell me a movie you don’t like.

3. Tell me a place you don’t like.

4. Tell me a sport you don’t like.

5. Tell me a color you don’t like.

6. Tell me a singer or band you don’t like.

7. Tell me a type of music you don’t like.

8. Tell me a book you don’t like.

Part 2 Directions: Now, write 5 sentences about your partner. Use your notes to help you.  Write your partner’s answers in FULL sentences.

Yes/No Questions & Short Answers

Yes/No questions mean that the answer to the question is either yes or no . These questions don’t use wh- question words. Remember, when we use an auxiliary verb, the main verb is in the base form. The auxiliary verb goes before the subject and the main verb goes after the subject.

auxiliary DO + subject + base verb + rest of sentence

Short answers.

Short answers are quick answers to yes/no questions. Remember that if the question uses the BE verb, use the BE verb in your answer. If the auxiliary DO is used in the question, then use DO in the answer.

Do you have cats?    Yes, I do.

Are you a teacher?    Yes, I am.

Do you drink coffee in the morning?      Yes, I do.

Does he drink coffee in the morning?    No, he doesn’t.

Activity 3.27: Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Complete the questions with the missing auxiliary verb and subject.

A: Does she wake up early?

B: No, she doesn’t.

1. A:___________________ do her homework every day?

B: Yes, she does.

2. A:___________________ wash the dishes after dinner?

B: Yes, he does.

3. A:___________________ eat dinner together?

B: Yes, they do.

4. A:___________________ work late every day?

5. A:___________________ drive to school?

6. A:___________________ study vocabulary?

B: Yes, I do.

7. A:___________________ eat lunch at home?

B: No, we don’t.

8. A:___________________ ask questions?

9. A:___________________ practice English at the grocery store?

10. A:___________________ do laundry on Saturdays?

Activity 3.28: Game

Information questions in the simple present.

We have seen several lists of wh- question words in previous chapters. Here is a bigger list. You can practice making questions with the new words and review the ones you have seen in Chapters 1 and 2.

* What time asks about specific time. When asks about general time.

What time does class start?     Class starts at 9:00 am.

When is your birthday?         My birthday is in August.

We form information questions (sometimes called wh- questions) the same as yes/no questions. Add the question word (who, what, where, when, what time, etcetera) to the beginning of the question.

wh- + auxiliary DO + subject + main verb

Activity 3.29: choose the correct form.

Directions: Choose the correct question word.

1. Who/What is your teacher?                            My teacher is Susan.

2. Where/What is your address?                        My address is 19 Molalla Ave, Oregon City.

3. Where/When do you wake up?                      I wake up at 7:30 am.

4. Why/Who do you have an umbrella?           Because it’s raining.

5. How/Where do you take ESL?                         I take ESL classes at CCC.

6. When/What do you work?                               I work at 5:00 pm.

7. Why/How do you get to school?                     I take the bus.

8. What/How do you cook hotdogs?                 I boil them, but some people grill them.

9. How much/How often milk do you want?   I want 1 cup.

10. How many/Why cookies do you want?       I want 2 dozen.

Activity 3.30: Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct question word.

1. A:___________ do you go to work?

B: I go to work at 5:00 am.

2. A:___________ is he wearing a sweater?

B: He’s cold.

3. A:___________ do you study vocabulary?

B: I use vocabulary cards.

4. A:___________ are they from?

B: They’re from Italy.

5. A:___________ are you doing?

B: I’m doing my homework.

6. A:___________ often do you sleep in?

B: I sleep in on Saturdays.

7. A:___________ time does class start?

B: Class starts at 6:00 pm.

8. A:___________ do you study?

B: I study at the library.

9. A:___________ is your favorite actor?

B: My favorite actor is Brad Pitt.

10. A:___________ many classes do you take?

B: I take three classes each term.

Activity 3.31: Interview

Directions: Your instructor will give you a worksheet that you can use to interview a classmate.

  • Match the wh- question word with the question. You can only use a word one time.
  • When you finish matching you will have 10 questions and 10 answers. Choose 5 questions to ask your classmate.
  • Write the answers to the 5 questions below.

1. ___________________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________________________________

5. ___________________________________________________________________

Activity 3.32: Error Correction

Directions: There are 10 mistakes in the paragraph below. Find the mistakes with the simple present, adverbs of frequency, negative sentences, or -s / -es endings and correct them.

My name is Jacques. I lives next to Yuri and Palani. I am a student at CCC also. I arrive always early to class. My brother drive me to school. I do not drives. I eat lunch with my friends. We eat often at Ana and Pedro’s house. I doesn’t cook. After class, always I study in the library. I finishes my homework in the afternoon. I study with my friend. My friend Palani finish his homework at night. I live with my family. My mother cook dinner for the family. She wash the dishes after dinner. I dry them.

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Activity 3.33: Writing

Directions: Rewrite these sentences to include the adverb of frequency (AoF) in parentheses.

1. (usually) We eat dinner outside in summer.

2. (always) I wear slippers in the house.

3. (never) My family wakes up early.

4. (sometimes) My friends and I watch movies on Fridays.

5. (rarely) We eat uncooked food.

6. (often) They are late to class.

7. (never) I finish my homework on the computer.

8. (seldom) She takes her dog to the dog park.

9. (usually) You are on time.

10. (rarely) She eats fast food.

11. (never) It snows in August.

12. (always) It rains in October.

13. (often) We have homework.

14. (never) They forget books at home.

Activity 3.34: Writing

Directions: Write the question on the line below. Use the answer for extra information. Some questions are wh-questions, and some are yes/no questions.

1. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: I wake up at 8:00 am.

2. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: Yes, I do (I have a dog.)

3. A:_______________________________________________________________

B: My birthday is in August.

4. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: No, I don’t. (I don’t do my homework in the morning.)

5. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: I take a shower in the morning.

6. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: I arrive early for class.

7. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: He drives to school.

8. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: He washes the dishes every day.

9. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: Yes, I do. (I exercise 3 times a week.)

10. A: ______________________________________________________________

B: I eat fast food once a month.

Directions: Write a paragraph comparing your daily schedule with a partner’s daily schedule. Use the simple present tense, adverbs of frequency, and time expressions.


  • Write 6 questions to ask your partner. Use 6 different wh-question words. There is a place to write each question in the chart that follows.
  • Answer the 6 questions for yourself.
  • Choose a partner, ask your questions, and then write down your partner’s answers.
  • Use your own 8.5″ x 11″ lined paper. Do not use other paper sizes, please.
  • Heading: Put your full name, the due date, and Ch. 3 Writing Assignment at the top of your paper. Your instructor will tell you where the heading goes (left or right side).
  • Indent the first sentence, skip lines (double space), and leave a 1-inch margin on the sides and bottom.

Writing and Grammar:

  • First sentence: begin writing by using this topic sentence: [Partner’s name] and I are classmates, but we are very different.
  • In your sentences, write your answer and your partner’s answer.
  • Use 3 adverbs of frequency.
  • Write 2 negative sentences.
  • Use full forms; do not use contractions.
  • Use capital letters and punctuation correctly.
  • Use the rubric below to check your work.

Model Paragraph:

My partner and I are classmates, but we are very different. I get up very early at 5:00am. My partner doesn’t get up early. She often gets up at 9:00am. I usually drink coffee in the morning, but my partner doesn’t like coffee. She likes tea instead. I have two children, so I am busy with them. My partner is married, but she doesn’t have any children. I leave for school at 8:30am. My partners never goes straight to school. She goes to her parents house first. She always helps them because they are very old. My parents are still young at age 50 and 55.

Assignment Rubric:


These were our goals at the beginning of Chapter 3:

At the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Add -s , -es, and -ies to verbs and nouns

Directions: Choose yes if you think you achieved the goals or no in the table below if you think you did not achieve the goals. Then, write an example of the goal in the last column.

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The bedroom should be the most peaceful, relaxing, decluttered space in your home. We decorate our bedrooms with these high hopes and always think we’re going to keep it tidy and charming. When in reality, most bedrooms turn into a chaotic drop zone for everything we own, and aren’t quite sure where to put them in our homes.

Bedrooms can become so messy… so fast. And if you’re like me and have millions of things to keep in your bedroom, it can be really overwhelming to try and find ways to organize your room so that it doesn’t become a complete mess five minutes after it’s clean.

These 24 bedroom organization ideas are going to help get all of our bedrooms right and tight with very little stress! No more cluttered and chaotic bedrooms after using these ideas, and you’ll feel so much better laying in your bed after a long day of work.

This post is all about small bedroom organization ideas.

Best bedroom organization ideas:, 1. use large, multi-drawer nightstands.

10 small bedroom organization ideas

Using a small nightstand or baby dresser is one of my absolute favorite bedroom organization hacks I’ve ever come up with! In my old apartment, I used one of these on both sides of my queen-sized bed and I absolutely loved it. These were small enough that I was able to get two which was perfect for my husband and me. The greatest part, though, is that they give you SO much storage which is amazing for bedroom organization. If you want to be the most organized, you need to make sure you have a lot of storage space, and nightstands with multiple drawers are perfect for this.

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2. Create a coat rack

If you have a capsule wardrobe, using a coat rack to display clothes and save closet space can be so pretty. This is also perfect if you have a bigger bedroom because this may make smaller bedrooms look a little too cluttered. I wish I had a better closet to make this look cool in my house, but because I don’t, I hope one of you can! I think this can make a bedroom look so aesthetic.

SUOERNUO Garment Rack for Hanging Clothes Rack Heavy Duty Portable with Bottom Metal Shelf Drying Coats Shirt,Black (White)

3. Use a storage bench

I absolutely adore a bench at the end of a bed. It can make your bedroom look so luxurious, and a storage bench can offer tons of space for random items in your bedroom. You could also probably get away with making this kind of like a “junk” storage bench. There are tons of ways to organize it and make it look good, but because it’s completely hidden by the top, you can throw so much in it and hide all of your clutter! If you’re looking for bedroom organization furniture, this is hands down the best option if your bedroom offers you the space.

Stella Upholstered Storage Ottoman Blanket Box

4. Get blanket baskets

Blanket baskets are super popular for living rooms, but they can also be used in bedrooms! If you’re a blanket girly like me, you probably have so many blankets scattered around your house, and probably tons in your bedroom. A blanket basket is the perfect way to make your blankets ultra-organized and also cute!

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5. Create an accessories wall

Hanging accessories on your wall is especially perfect for the hat girlies! Hats can be a pain in the a$$ to store especially if your room is already cluttered or your storage is limited. This is a super fun bedroom organization ideas DIY that you can make your own. If your hats look cute with the rest of your bedroom decor, you should double them as more decor and hang them on a blank wall!

6. Hang floating shelves

Floating shelves are another easy organization DIY that can easily be put together by yourself. If you have random decorations all over your room, like candles, picture frames, and other knick-knacks, floating shelves will help make all of those look actually good in your room. Putting up floating shelves might also force you to go through things in your room which, let’s face it, we could all use some motivation for.

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7. “Marie Kondo” your clothes

Did anybody else go through a Marie Kondo phase in 2020? I was so obsessed with her Netflix show and organizing my entire house after watching the series. The one thing I really took away from the show, though (and still do to this day) is the way she folds her clothes! This is the smartest and most efficient way to hold your clothes, hands down. If you stick to it, it keeps your drawers organized and makes it so much easier to find things (which is definitely the most important part).

8. Try covered baskets

If you have an empty corner in your room or your nightstands have an open bottom shelf, adding a basket that has a cover is a genius idea. This creates another space in your bedroom that can hide a ton of random sh!t but make your room still look super put together. Having baskets like these forces you to put something in it, which means that some things that don’t have a spot in your bedroom, will now!

African Basket, Laundry Hamper Wicker Storage Organizer with Lid and Handles, Bohemian Storage Basket (H:21", w:14" inches)

9. Find a cute jewelry organizer

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The absolute worst thing is when your jewelry is unorganized, tangled, and spread out around your room. I hate having unorganized jewelry because it makes getting ready and even packing for trips so much harder. Cute jewelry organizers can be found anywhere, and they’ll make your room so much more organized and create a really cute piece of decor! This is a great thing to have on a dresser or even in a closet to keep your jewelry organized and easy to find.

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10. Add bins to your closet

Using bins is an excellent way to organize your closet, especially if your closet is small or doesn’t have a door. A lot of college campuses don’t have closet doors or let you use a curtain for your closet door, so it’s pretty essential that you keep your closet cute and organized. When I was in college, I found that the best way to do this with limited options is to use cute woven bins on closet shelves! This is an amazing way to keep sweatshirts, t-shirts, swimsuits, etc organized and looking super good.

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11. Make space with drawer organizers

I am obsessedddd with drawer organizers! If you’re on the side of TikTok that I’m on, you’ve seen drawer organization videos and know how satisfying they are. And I’m here to say that they will truly change your life. Having messy drawers is so common in any place of your house, but definitely in desks, nightstands, and vanity drawers in your bedroom. Buying some organizers will force you to keep your drawers organized and it’ll make you feel so much better.

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12. OR drawer dividers

If you don’t want to use organization containers, another great bedroom organization ideas is drawer dividers. I’ve never tried these and I don’t know if I would like them as much as containers, but they look like they would give you more flexibility with organization than acrylic containers would.

Simple Houseware Foldable Cloth Storage Box Closet Dresser Drawer Divider Organizer Basket Bins for Underwear Bras, Grey (Set of 12)

13. Utilize under-the-bed storage

One of the simplest bedroom organization ideas is to use under-the-bed storage bins. These can be simple and functional, or cute yet useful. Plastic ones are so cheap and can easily be hidden underneath beds while still holding so much stuff. If you want to be able to see underneath your bed, though, you can get pretty bins and keep your bed open on the bottom. Either way works and is such a smart way to utilize the space you may be losing underneath your bed.

Tyler Square Basket With Rope Handle Low

14. Try storage on top of your vanity

If you use your desk to do work and also get ready in the morning, then you absolutely need cute ways to keep all of your things organized. Even if you use a vanity, cute little baskets like these can help anyone out with organization. These baskets are just about the cutest things I’ve ever seen, and I’m even tempted to get some for my vanity! I definitely have some random skincare or makeup that could find a home in something like this, and I’m sure you do, too.

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15. Use velvet hangers and color coordinate hanging clothes

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Using only one type of hanger in your closet will make it look so much more luxurious and put together. I always make sure to use velvet hangers, too, because they look 10x better than plastic hangers, and guarantee that your clothes won’t slip off (which is one of my biggest pet peeves). I also recently organized all of my hanging clothes to be color-coordinated and I love it! It looks so good and surprisingly it is so much easier to find my clothes.

Zober Velvet Hangers 50 Pack – Heavy Duty Black Hangers for Coats, Pants & Dress Clothes – Non Slip Clothes Hanger Set – Space Saving Felt Hangers for Clothing

16. Try a bed with built-in storage

If you don’t love the under-the-bed bin storage idea, then you should get a bed frame with actual drawers built into the bottom. These can either look cute or ugly, but if you do it right, they can look so good and be so useful. Actual drawers will definitely hold more than under-the-bed bins, too, which is great if you have a lottt of stuff to store under your bed. If you have a small closet, I also recommend this for storing shoes under bed or other weird-shaped items.

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17. Organize with acrylic closet dividers

Not only are these closet dividers useful, but they’re pretty, too! These dividers are perfect for anyone who has a ton of folded clothes in their closets. I have millions of sweatshirts and could benefit from acrylic dividers to keep them all upright and in the right place lol. One of the prettiest and most aesthetic bedroom organization ideas!

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18. Display pretty perfume

This is a bedroom organization and decoration hack! For the girls who love to smell good and have lots of perfume, I highly recommend getting a cute tray for your dresser or desk and displaying your perfume on it. This gives your perfume a place to sit and that way you’ll always know where it is and where it should go.

19. Create a charger drawer

If you’re like me and have a whole Apple ecosystem, then you definitely also have wayyy too many chargers. Chargers throw off the whole aesthetic of a room, no matter what room it is in your house. I found this idea on Pinterest of creating a charging station in the top drawer of your nightstand and I thought it was genius. This will make your chargers more organized and not get tangled together every day, and keep them out of view! Which is every interior designer’s dream.

20. Make an accessories drawer

I’m a victim of cheap Amazon jewelry and have soo many more than I even get around to wearing. An accessories drawer like this would be so helpful and honestly would make me feel like a princess putting on jewelry every day. (Does this remind anyone else of Princess Mia??) If you have an empty drawer somewhere in your closet or your dresser and tons of jewelry or watches, then an accessory drawer is one of the best bedroom organization ideas I could give you.

ProCase Set of 4 Stackable Jewelry Organizer Trays for Drawers, Jewelry Drawer Inserts Container Display Case Storage for Earring Necklace Rings Bracelet with Removable Dividers -Grey

21. Spring for a closet storage system

If you’re lucky enough to have a pretty big closet, I promise you that you need a closet storage system!! It is genuinely life-changing and takes all the guesswork out of how to organize your clothes, shoes, jackets, etc in your closet. If you’re thinking of investing in something like this, take a look at what you need and go for it! You won’t regret it.

22. Invest in a Murphy Bed

A Murphy bed is such a fun and smart idea for anyone who lives in a small apartment or studio. If you struggle with making your bed every day, this could also be great to just be able to put it away and not worry about it! Murphy beds can also come with extra shelves, cabinets, and storage which is super helpful in a smaller space. I’ve never actually used a Murphy bed but I honestly find them fascinating and think they can be so pretty.

23. Use a closet organizer for anything

There are tons of different kinds of shoe organizers and even more ways to use them. If you don’t need new ways to organize your shoes, then you may benefit from using a shoe organizer for something else! A closet organizer like this one is so useful for sweatshirts or bulkier items that may not have a good spot in your closet.

MAX Houser 6 Tier Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer, Cloth Hanging Shelf with 2 Sturdy Hooks for Storage, Foldable (Beige)

24. Use labels!

Labels are super clever for childrens bedroom organization ideas because young kids don’t really care what their room looks like anyway lol. This will make parents’s lives 10x easier and everything just so much more organized. I also like that you can hide the labels so they don’t have to be so obvious, but they’re still so helpful!

Avery Multi-Use Removable Labels, 1/2" x 3/4", White, Non-Printable, 525 Blank Labels Total (6737)


1. how do i organize my bedroom with too much stuff.

The best way to organize a room with a lot of stuff is to find ways to find it! I highly recommend storing things under your bed, using bins in your closet, and utilizing drawers as much as you can.

2. What is the best way to organize your bedroom?

The best way to organize your bedroom depends on the layout and how big it is! The 24 bedroom organization ideas I shared above should give you a great starting place.

3. How can I declutter my bedroom fast?

To declutter your bedroom fast, take a couple of days to go through your belongings and find a specific place for everything you’re keeping! And don’t keep anything you don’t love or need either.

4. How do I organize my room with little space?

There are so many ways to organize a bedroom with little space. This post gives some really great small bedroom organization ideas, but I also have so many other posts on my website specifically for small spaces!

5. How do you organize a minimalist bedroom?

The best way to do this is to hide a lot of your stuff lol. Use drawers, and under-the-bed storage, and maximize your closet space to keep your bedroom minimal.

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Should my home office be in my bedroom? Science says no.

For those of us that have switched to working from home, the temptation is real to locate our home office in our bedroom. Who doesn’t want to roll out of bed and straight onto a Zoom call? You can reduce your commute time to 0.5 seconds! But the science behind productivity tells us that this might not be the best idea.

Research has shown that reserving the bedroom specifically for sleep and sex is a critical component in being able to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Keeping a space specifically for sleep, separate from your workspace can ensure that you associate work with only a specific part of your home or apartment. This will also help you work less and enjoy a more healthy and ergonomic work environment.

Why working out of your bedroom is a terrible idea

Lack of professionalism.

First, rarely does working out of your bedroom show off the professionalism that you want to convey. Sure, some people have big bedrooms, but most will find themselves highlighting their unmade bed in a Zoom call. Having a dedicated desk space in a more neutral location with a more professional look will go a long way in conveying to your employer and your clients that you are indeed in a work zone.

Chances of “mishaps”

We’ve all been there. Forgetting to mute ourselves when blurting out an expletive. Having our cat walk across our keyboard on a sales call. But the biggest embarrassment lies in the bedroom for obvious reasons. If you have a significant other, locating your office in your bedroom is just begging to have a situation where your coworkers see too much of your partner… Nothing gets a conference call going like seeing someone walk by wearing boxer shorts only! Just take this possibility completely off the table by relocating your office to somewhere other than where you sleep and get ready in the morning.

Being courteous to housemates

It’s not just about having someone show up in your meeting in the nude… If you have a significant other, it isn’t fair to locate your office in the place they sleep. What if they want to sleep in? What if your online meetings are particularly noisy. Keep the bedroom for sleep.

Working from home etiquette

If you are working in the bedroom, chances are you will have more moments when either you or the space are not presentable. This means that you won’t turn your video on for conference calls which have been proven to be a bad idea for teamwork. This also speaks to the idea of dressing appropriately for work. The temptation to show up to a call in your pajamas is just too strong when you work out of your bedroom.

In the morning, put on real work clothes and go to a specific space for your office that is outside of the bedroom so you don’t violate these working from home etiquette rules.

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Because science!

Research has shown that you should keep your bedroom space exclusively for sleep and sex. This helps you create an environment that is not associated with any of the stresses from work. I don’t want to sleep in the same space as where I had a work confrontation a few hours earlier. Making that separation has proven to allow you to get to sleep better and quicker.

Working in your bedroom can also take a toll on your psychology in the long term. If you work in the same space you sleep, you may start to get the sense that you are never really leaving work. We already have a lot of this feeling when working from home, why make it worse? Again, that physical separation helps train your brain to associate a specific environment with work. When you leave that space, you feel like you left work. I even recommend shutting the door on your office completely and keep that space somewhat off-limits outside of work hours (if you have the luxury of a dedicated space for your home office).

Spending too much time in your bed actually may also be physically unhealthy. A study by Amerisleep showed that after just one week, pillows and bedding have around three to five million bacteria colonies. Do you want to be working in that all day? Also, if you are working out of your bed, you sure aren’t washing that bedding so this can make the problem worse.

Ergonomically, working in your bed just isn’t ideal. You simply don’t have the support or spine alignment when sitting on your bed for long periods of time. Your screen also tends to be too low in your field of view, exacerbating the ergonomic issues associated with a soft bed.

What if I just don’t have the space?

Many are facing a situation where the bedroom is literally the only space in their home to set up a home office. If you are in this situation here are a few things to try:

  • Separate your room into a work and sleep portion. Consider even buying a room divider to physically separate your office area from the rest of the room.
  • Don’t work in your bed (see above)
  • Always properly get ready for work like you are going to the office. Have a shower, change out of your pajamas, do your hair. This will psychologically make a separation from sleep time to work time.
  • Buy a good desk, chair, and chair mat. Having this gear will go a long way in making your space more professional and functional, even if it is next to your bed.
  • Make your bed! Show that you aren’t a slob on video chat.
  • Spruce up your desk with professional looking items. Make it look like you are in a dedicated home office.
  • Inform your significant other that you will be using this space for your office. Come to an agreement around the timing of getting ready in the morning so you don’t run into any awkward scenarios.
  • Work from a coffee shop or somewhere else from time to time. Switch it up so you don’t always associate work with the bedroom.
  • Start a good bedtime routine. Transform your sleeping space to a serene environment a couple of hours before bed. Remove any flashing lights on office equipment like laptops from the space completely before bed.

What is the ideal place for a home office?

If not in the bedroom, then where should I locate my home office? We recommend finding a dedicated room in your home that has a door that can be closed. Having a window that receives some sunlight can be a real bonus for those of use that thrive on the outdoors. Most importantly, try to find a space that has adequate physical separation from the bedroom and bathroom. These are meant to be private areas of your home and blurring the lines between professional and personal is a recipe for disaster in the age of video calls.

I would recommend a spot with minimum distractions, free of a lot of foot traffic if you have roommates or kids. While basements may seem like a good solution, they can sometimes be too dark and without adequate airflow. If you’re going to be working 8 hours a day for the foreseeable future in this space, consider something that is not subterranean.

Lastly, make it a bit of a hike to get to the kitchen. Snacking can become an issue for remote workers. Make it a bit harder to grab that bag of Jalapeno Cheetos when you’re at work.

Conclusion: The bed is not your office

Should my home office be in my bedroom? Short answer: No. Overall, if you can avoid it, don’t make your bedroom your home office. In the long run, you will run into issues around sleep, the ability to stop work on time, and general productivity issues around being in a multi-use space. There is a reason why the most productive home workers have dedicated offices at home. The separate environment emulates what it is like to actually go to the office and can allow you to “switch off” work mode and more easily transition to “chill mode” in the evening. And believe me, you need chill mode more now than ever.

Try to move your desk into a dedicated space in the home, ideally where you can shut the door. If you don’t have the room and must use your bedroom as your office, try some of the tips above to physically create some barriers in the room. And change out of your pajamas!

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Miss Manners: My roommate and I have opposite sleep schedules

Letter writer is tired of their roommate sleeping all day.

Dear Miss Manners: I am a college student, and my roommate and I have majorly conflicting sleeping habits.

I have declared music as my major and have seven classes that I need to keep on top of, in addition to several rehearsals a week. My days begin at 9 a.m. and sometimes don’t end until 9 p.m. I am up and about all day long, whether it is to go to class, study, practice, do homework or chat online with my friends. She, however, is an “undeclared” student, so she does not have as many classes, and they are not as difficult as mine. She will often sleep all day, even if it means skipping class, and stay awake all night to play video games or watch TV.

When I confronted her about this, she said she could not sleep at night because I talk or cry in my sleep and snore (which is strange, because I have roomed with many other friends and family members, and no one has ever said that). However, I have lost sympathy for her, because I do not make the decision for her to play video games all night and sleep during the day.

It’s extremely frustrating for me, because when she sleeps during the day, she wants “complete darkness and complete silence,” which means I cannot get any work done until she wakes up. I have been finding ways to get my work done, but I am starting to fall behind. I can’t keep using friends’ computers and avoiding the room I am paying $2,800 a year for, just so she can sleep whenever she feels like it.

I have been trying to let her sleep when she needs to, but I know I could have better grades if I could get all my work done on time. Am I being selfish? What can I do to remedy this situation?

Your work is falling behind because you are so successful at complying with your roommate’s demands. Would it not be possible to improve the former by allowing a modest decline in the latter — forgetting, for example, that you promised not to start practicing before 8 o’clock? Adjusting to this or changing rooming arrangements would thus be up to her.

Dear Miss Manners: My son and his two close friends turn 30 in the same week. My future daughter-in-law and the two friends’ significant others decided they would do a 30th birthday for the three guys at a bar — where everyone can meet. But it’s a cash bar for drinks and any food. Is it rude to ask guests to pay their own way? Or perhaps it’s the thing to do for the youth of today?

While it is rude to ask guests to pay for the party, the women in question are cleverer — and less impolite — than you think.

Miss Manners counts three hosts (the young women) and three guests (the young men). If each of the former is paying for each of the latter, then everyone has fulfilled the obligations exactly. Even if that is not literally the case, soon-to-be-engaged couples have been known to share expenses, even if they fall short of generally recognized accounting practices.

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