What are some of the daily activities that you do at home?

I wake up at 7am every morning.
I press the snooze buttonfive times every morning before I turn off the alarmand get up.
I have a cup of coffeeand make breakfast. I usually read the newspaper while I have breakfast. My children like to have a shower after they have breakfast but I like to have a shower before I get dressed.
My wife brushes her long hair, and I have short hair so Icomb my hair. How do you do your hair in the morning?
It is important to brush your teeth, and some women like to put make-up on.
After I have finished work, I go hometo cook dinner.In my house I usually make dinner.The family eat dinner together at 7:30pm.
After dinner I make sure that my children do their homework, and then I chill out on the sofa and watch television.
On television I usually watch the News.My wife usually comes to tell me to take the rubbish out,orwash the dishes.
Our children feed the dog and the cat before they go to bed and I tell them to go to the bathroom too.
If I am sick I have to take my medication,but then I get into my pyjamas and set the alarm so I wake up in the morning.
The last things I do is lock the door, turn off the lights, and go to bed.

Text 2

b) Read the text and do post-reading tasks.


John Naylor, 24, is a successful businessman. Let's follow him through a typical day.

The alarm clock goes off at 7:00 a. m. John jolts out of bed at the same time. The automatic coffee maker kicks on in the kitchen. He jumps in the shower, shaves, opens one of the half-dozen boxes of freshly laundered white shirts waiting on the shelf, finishes dressing, and pours a cup of coffee. He sits down to a piece of whole wheat toast while he nips through the Fleet Street Journal. It takes him about 15 minutes to wake up and get ready. His briefcase in one hand and gym bag in the other, he hops in the car, ready to start the day.

He clocks in at exactly 7:45 a. m. He takes a seat in front of the computer and prepares for hours of phone calls and meet­ings that occupy his mornings.

At noon John rashes to the health club where he strips off the grey suit and changes into his T-shirt, shorts and the latest in design running shoes for tennis. In an hour he is sitting in the club dining room where he has scheduled lunch with a po­tential client. They discuss business over sparkling water, pasta and a cup of coffee.

At 2:30 p. m. he is back at his office, eager for several more hours of frantic meetings and phone calls. At 6:00 p. m. John phones out for delivery of dinner to keep him going through the next two to three hours he'll spend at his office.

John gets home at 10:00 p. m. just in time to sit down to a bowl of frozen yoghurt and a reran of this season's most popu­lar drama series before turning in.


II. Make brief notes of John's daily routine. Use these times as a guide.

7:00 7:45 2:30 10:00

7:15 12:00 6:00 - 9:00 1:00


III. Answer the following questions:

1. What takes up most of his time?

2. What things do you dislike about his daily routine?

3. Is his daily routine always the same?

4. Is his daily routine very different from yours? How?

5. What do you think about his social life? What daily routine may his girlfriend have?

6. Is he happy? Why?




Describe your daily routine on weekdays and at weekends

What do you do after waking up, getting up?

Describe a day in general – name parts of a day, week, year, …

Do all the days seem the same to you, or are there any differences in weekdays? Describe the best working day you have and the worst

Describe the eating habits in your family – when do you and the family members have their meal, where, with whom?

Who does housework in your family?

How do you help your parents in household?

Say smth about your hobbies, hobbies in your family

Is there anyone in your surroundings who has an interesting hobby?

What are typical men's, women's, children's hobbies?

Hobbies in Britain and in your country, do they differ anyhow?

Why do people usually have hobbies?

What are social hobbies, lonely hobbies, family hobbies?

Give some examples of very dangerous, expensive, romantic, useful for the future career, time-consuming hobbies

b) Work in pairs. Make up a dialogue. Talk about your hobbies, interests, free time.

Use the constructions: I like…/I dislike; I am interested in…/I’m not interested in; I hate/I love/I’m fond of smith.


What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are reading and swimming.
I like sports.
I do a lot of sports.
I’m keen on football.
I play tennis.
I go ice-skating / skateboarding.
I go to judo.
I play chess / computer games.
I do crosswords.
I paint / knit / sew.
I’m good at drawing.
I build model planes.
I go to pottery / art classes.
I go to piano lessons.
I play the guitar.
I enjoy singing.
I’m a Beatles fan.
I’m a music lover / an animal lover.
I like looking after my pets.
I enjoy DIY / gardening.
I watch TV.
I listen to music / CDs / the radio.
I collect stamps / postcards.

Tasks for self study

a) Daily Activities at Work

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