Morning Routines, Sleep Habits and Shopping!

TALKING ABOUT MORNING ROUTINES

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Use the PRESENT SIMPLE tense to talk about routines. (Things you do regularly)

Eg:

  • I usually get up at 7am.

The present simple structure:

SUBJECT + (adverb) + VERB (no 1 / base verb) + OBJECT

Use ADVERBS of frequency to talk about how often you do something.

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY:

(In order of intensity)

  • Always
  • Often
  • Usually
  • Sometimes / Occasionally
  • Not often
  • Not usually
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Never 

I always drink a big glass of water in the mornings.

SUBJECT + ADVERB + VERB (base) + OBJECT

Eg:

  • I often have a lemon drink in the morning.
  • I usually do yoga.
  • I sometimes meditate.

What is your morning routine?

Make sentences using PRESENT SIMPLE and ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY below;

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AFFIRMATIONS are positive statements that we say to ourselves to create a feeling of confidence in our ability to achieve things.

EG:

  • I am a confident English speaker.
  • I am a successful person.
  • I am travelling the world using my English.
  • I have a happy family life.

This is a powerful way to create what you want in your life.

“I sometimes do affirmations.”

VISUALISATION is a technique in which we close our eyes and focus on the things we want to do and achieve.

To visualise we picture our goals in our mind using images, sounds and smells with all the details.

So it’s like practicing what you want in your mind.

Many successful athletes and performers use visualisation before a competition or performance, so they can do the best job they can.

This is another very powerful way to manifest our goals and dreams.

To manifest something means to bring something to reality. To take your dreams and make them real in your life.

“Sometimes I visualise / do visualisation.”

NOTE:

SOMETIMES / OFTEN / USUALLY can go at the beginning of a sentence:

  • Sometimes I do yoga in the morning.
  • Often I have eggs for breakfast.
  • Usually I do some exercise after breakfast.

SOMETIMES / OFTEN / USUALLY can also go after the SUBJECT and before the MAIN VERB.

  • I sometimes do yoga in the morning.
  • I often have eggs for breakfast.
  • I usually do some exercise after breakfast.

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TALKING ABOUT SLEEP HABITS

  • CRACK OF DAWN is the beginning of the day / Also known as ‘sunrise’.
  • DAWN is sunrise; when the sun comes up over the horizon.
  • DUSK is sunset; the end of the day when the sun goes down.

What kind of sleeper are you?

A NIGHT OWL is someone who likes to stay up late (until midnight, 1am, 2am etc etc).

  • She’s a real night owl. She stays up until 3am every morning reading books.

An EARLY BIRD is someone who likes to get up very early (maybe at the crack of dawn!)

  • He’s an early bird. He loves to get up at the crack of dawn to go for a walk.

A LIGHT SLEEPER is someone who doesn’t sleep well and wakes up early.

  • I’m a light sleeper. I wake up a lot during the night.

A DEEP SLEEPER is someone who sleeps deeply / heavily. This person sleeps really well and never wakes up during the night.

  • James is a deep sleeper. Nothing can wake him up.

To HAVE A RESTLESS SLEEP means to keep waking up during the night. To not sleep well (similar to a light sleep / light sleeper).

  • I had a really restless sleep last night.

To SLEEP LIKE A LOG means to have a really deep sleep. When you sleep like a log you don’t wake up at all, you sleep deeply.

  • I slept like a log on the train on the way back home.

To SNORE is a verb which means to make a noise with your nose while sleeping.

  • He snored all night! I couldn’t sleep! It was so loud!

Do you sleep like a log?

Are you a light sleeper or a deep sleeper?

Do you snore?

TALKING ABOUT SHOPPING

The CHECKOUT is the place where you pay for your food items in a supermarket.

  • Let’s go to the checkout and pay for these groceries.

To CHECK OUT / CHECK IN means to arrive and register or leave a hotel or place of accommodation. We also use it to mean arrive at an airport and give your ticket for your flight.

  • We have to check out of the hotel at 10am.
  • We check in our bags at the airport.

PRICEY is slang for ‘expensive’.

  • That jacket is really pricey.

A RIP OFF is a slang expression which means very expensive and not good value.

  • That meal was a complete rip off!

To FORK OUT is a phrasal verb which means to spend a lot of money on something.

  • I forked out a lot to pay for my car insurance.

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Best Wishes,

Nick

Your English Fluency Coach