I looked up for the adverb, and I found "boringly"..but what I'm looking for is the adverb for the person who's doing something boring: "Like always, he was -boringly- listening to the new lesson." In this sentence, what adverb should I use instead of boringly?
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You are looking for an adverb that modifies listening. And the adverb must fit for the person who is doing something boring. To him, taking the new lesson is boring.
I don’t know if he’s in fact bored, but I can imagine that he’s engaged in a kind of behavior to make it look boring. Using boredly can be one good way to show how boring it looks, but that’s not what you are looking for.
You can visualize how he looks and behaves, and pick the right word for yourself. I may suggest the following:
"Like always, he was idly, lazily, aimlessly, indifferently, lethargically (as previously commented), indolently, languidly, or confusedly, listening to the new lesson.”
 The adverb boredly is listed in Oxford Living Dictionaries. http://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/boredly
There is not a single word, but the phrase you need is with boredom.
Like always, he was, with boredom, listening to the new lesson.
Adverbs do not modify nouns - rather, they give further description to verbs, other adverbs, adjectives, or prepositions. I believe you will need to give a different description to the person (noun), then relate that to the action.
For example: "Bored to death, as always, Fred listened to the new lesson." or: "Fred listened to the mind-numbingly boring lesson."
Notice that the adverb in the second example modifies the description (adjective) of the "lesson." ["mind-numbingly" = adverb, modifying "boring"]