Street jugglers

When walking the streets of La Paz, Bolivia, it is common to see jugglers * at traffic lights.

They generally* come from other Latin American countries and decided to travel around the continent to meet new people and discover other cultures. They juggle to provide for * their needs. Most of them don’t have a clear plan in mind: they move around according to the people they meet on the way, to how much they like a city and how well it goes for them.

According to Soledad, 26, from Buenos Aires (see video), by juggling for a couple of hours every day, you can make enough money to pay for your food and accommodation *. I met her on a Sunday evening and on that day, she earned 64 bolivianos (about 9 dollars/8 euros).

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* Adverbs of frequency

‘Generally’ is an adverb of frequency.

always (100%)
usually
generally/normally
frequently/often
sometimes (50%)
occasionally
rarely
hardly ever
never (0%)

Position of these adverbs in a sentence:

  • after the verb be:

_ She is never late.

_ They are always tired.

  • before the main verb (normal verbs like study, eat, sleep, read…):

_ We sometimes go out on Thursdays.

_ I usually go to school by bus.

  • After modal verbs (can, could, will, would, should, must…) – and before the main verb:

_ I can never remember his name.

_ Jim could occasionally visit his friends.
Usually, normally, generally, sometimes, occasionally can be used at the beginning of a sentence but always, never, rarely, hardly ever cannot.