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Mary's Hobbies and Interests


Read the following short paragraph about Mary and her hobbies and interests. Pay attention to how often and when she does her various hobbies. Once you understand, make sure to take the quiz to test your knowledge.

Mary's Hobbies and Interests

Mary has a lot of hobbies and interests. She usually gets up early so she can run before work. She doesn't often have time to ski, but she occasionally goes on Saturdays during the winter. Mary often rides a horse at a stable near here home. She sometimes goes after work, but she usually goes horseback riding on Sundays. She loves music. She always goes to choir practice on Wednesday evenings and sings in church on Sundays. She doesn't have much extra money, so she rarely goes to concerts in the city. She seldom watches TV because she likes doing things outside. She usually goes to the gym if it's raining outside. She isn't often alone because she has a lot of friends. She occasionally does something alone, but she usually does her activities with one of her friends. She's a happy woman!

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This reading focuses on adverbs of frequency with the present simple tense to describe habits and routines. You can learn more about adverbs of frequency and the present simple here.

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