Memorise the following word-combinations and compose your own sentences.

1. to be an early riser 8. to dress oneself

2. to do physical jerks 9. to leave the house

3. to take a shower 10. to be over

4. to shave oneself 11. for the first course

5. to clean one's teeth 12. to sit up

6. to brush oneself 13. to do little reading

7. to do one's bed 14. to get together

3.5 Compose the sentences using the pattern:

It takes me an hour to do morning exercises
  him half an hour to listen to the latest news
  her twenty minutes to get to the University
  us two hours to get home by bus
  you five minutes to have breakfast
  them an hour and a half to prepare dinner

3.6 Ask questions & give negative answers using the phrases given below.

Example: How long does it take you to prepare your lessons?

It does not take me long to prepare my lessons.

To wash and dress, to prepare morning meal, to do one's homework, to learn these words, to do physical jerks, to go home by bus, to walk home.

3.7 Give antonyms to the following words:

to stand up, to ask, to give, to leave, to open, to be over, to go to bed, to go by bus, to come home.

3.8 Read and translate the dialogue:

Week day at an Office

Nora: Donald, you look so tired. You don't feel well, do you?

Donald: It's not that. I am really tired. I need a rest.

Nora: Take a holiday.

Donald: I can't do it now. We've got a lot of work to do.

Nora: Excuse my curiosity, what do you usually do at your office?

Donald: You'd better ask me what I don't do at my office.

As soon as I come to my office I have to answer telephone calls, sign documents, participate in the talks, discuss the terms of the agreements, send letters and telegrams and do many other things.

Nora: When do you start working in your office?

Donald: We start at 9.00 a.m. This is expected to mean 9 o'clock, not 10 past or half past nine. But some departments are on flexitime, which means that you can come to work between 7. 30 and 9 and leave between 3.30 and 5. We have two 15-minute coffee breaks.

Nora: I see. I suppose, you've got a break for lunch.

Donald: Sure. At 1 p.m. we've got a break for lunch which lasts for an hour.

Nora: Do people work very hard?

Donald: Well, some nations have a philosophy that you work when the boss is around. And if he's not there, you can relax and do whatever you want.

Nora: And it's different here?

Donald: You are paid for your time. Employees are expected to help others if their own desks are clear. You never sit idle or do nothing. You owe your boss your time, since s/he's paying for it. Sometimes my boss even works through the lunch hour and takes work home at night.

Nora: Do you sometimes go on business trips?

Donald: Our employees go to various cities and towns in this country and abroad.

Nora: Have you been abroad?

Donald: Yes, several times. I have already been to Canada, Australia and West Germany.

Nora: Have you been to the USA?

Donald: Not yet. I am planning to go there next year. And you, have you been to the USA?

Nora: Yes, I returned from the USA last month. I spend a fortnight there and visited New York, Washington and Boston.

Donald: It was a business trip?

Nora: Sure.


Work with a partner. Ask and answer questions to find the missing information in the following table.


Before you start, work out which questions to ask, e.g.

What time does Jane (have a shower)?

When does she (start work again)?

What does she do (at a quarter to eight in the morning?)

What time does Jane (wake up)?

When does she (finish work)?

What does she do (at a quarter past seven in the evening?)


When you have finished, compare your tables

Student A

At ... She usually: At... She usu­ally...

  wakes up   gets home
  has a shower takes her dog for walk
  has a cup of tea and reads the newspaper
has breakfast - usually ____________________   has dinner
  drives to work   telephones her ___
    watches the News on television
has lunch - usually at an Italian restaurant     goes to bed
  starts work again   reads for a while
  finishes work   falls asleep

Student B

At ... She usually: At... She usu­ally...

  wakes up   gets home
  has a shower  
  gets dressed has a cup of tea and reads the newspaper
has breakfast - usually tea and toast  
  telephones her fa­ther
  start work watches on television
  has lunch - usually at .     goes to bed
  starts work  
  finishes work   falls asleep


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