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Speaking about Daily Routine

Updated: Feb 8

Prompt 1: Morning Routine (30-45 seconds)

Describe your typical morning routine. Answer these questions:

  • What time do you usually wake up?

  • What do you do first thing in the morning?

  • Do you have breakfast at home or on the go?

  • How do you prepare for the day ahead?

Prompt 2: Daily Tasks (30-45 seconds)

Talk about the main tasks or activities you do during the day. Answer these questions:

  • What are your usual responsibilities (work, school, chores)?

  • How do you manage your time to get things done?

  • Do you have any favorite activities or hobbies you enjoy during the day?

Prompt 3: Evening Routine (30-45 seconds)

Describe how you spend your evenings. Answer these questions:

  • What do you typically do after finishing your daily tasks?

  • Do you have any relaxation rituals or leisure activities?

  • What time do you usually go to bed, and how do you prepare for sleep?

Prompt 4: Free Time (30-45 seconds)

Talk about how you like to spend your free time. Answer these questions:

  • What activities do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

  • Do you have any hobbies or interests you're passionate about?

  • How do you balance relaxation and productivity during your free time?

Prompt 5: Conclusion (10-15 seconds)

Wrap up your speech by summarizing your daily routine and mentioning any key points you discussed. For example:

  • "That's a glimpse into my daily activities. Thank you for listening!"


Sample Answer a Student:

Prompt 1: Morning Routine (30-45 seconds)

Sure! So, I usually wake up around 6:30 in the morning. I get out of bed, brush my teeth, and wash my face. Then, I grab a quick breakfast like cereal or toast. After that, I pack my bag with all my school stuff and head out the door to catch the bus. It's pretty much the same routine every morning!

Prompt 2: Daily Tasks (30-45 seconds)

During the day, I go to all my classes and try to keep up with the lessons. Between classes, I hang out with my friends and maybe grab a snack. After school, I do my homework and study for any tests coming up. I also have soccer practice a few times a week, so I try to fit that in too. It can get pretty busy!

Prompt 3: Evening Routine (30-45 seconds)

In the evenings, I like to relax after a long day. I watch TV or play video games for a bit. Then, I finish up any homework I have left and take a shower. After that, I have dinner with my family and maybe chat with them for a while. Finally, I brush my teeth and get ready for bed. It's nice to unwind before going to sleep.

Prompt 4: Free Time (30-45 seconds)

During my free time, I hang out with my friends a lot. We might go to the movies, play sports, or just hang out at someone's house. I also like to read and listen to music when I'm at home. Sometimes I'll go for a bike ride or play basketball at the park. It's good to have some time to relax and have fun.

Prompt 5: Conclusion (10-15 seconds)

So, that's pretty much what my typical day looks like. It's busy but also fun! Thanks for listening!



Sample Answer for a Service Holder:


Prompt 1: Morning Routine (30-45 seconds)

Sure! My morning routine usually starts with waking up around 7:00 AM. After a quick shower and getting dressed, I grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat while checking emails on my phone. Then, I make a to-do list for the day and review any meetings or tasks I have scheduled. Once I feel prepared, I head out the door to catch the bus or drive to work. It's important for me to start the day feeling organized and ready to tackle whatever comes my way.

Prompt 2: Daily Tasks (30-45 seconds)

During the workday, I focus on completing my assigned tasks and meeting deadlines. This involves attending meetings, collaborating with colleagues on projects, and responding to emails and phone calls. I prioritize my tasks based on urgency and importance, making sure to stay on track throughout the day. Occasionally, I also take short breaks to recharge and stay productive. Overall, my goal is to efficiently manage my workload and contribute to the success of my team and organization.

Prompt 3: Evening Routine (30-45 seconds)

In the evenings, I like to unwind after a busy day at work. I usually have dinner with my family or cook something at home. After that, I might catch up on the news or watch a TV show to relax. I also use this time to take care of any personal errands or chores that need to be done. Before bed, I like to spend some time reading or listening to music to help me wind down. It's important for me to take a break and recharge for the next day.

Prompt 4: Free Time (30-45 seconds)

During my free time, I enjoy pursuing hobbies and spending time with family and friends. This might include going for a run or bike ride, attending a fitness class, or exploring new places in the city. I also like to relax at home with a good book or movie. On weekends, I often plan outdoor activities or social gatherings with friends. It's important for me to find a balance between work and leisure to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Prompt 5: Conclusion (10-15 seconds)

Overall, my daily routine revolves around maintaining a productive work-life balance and making time for activities that bring me joy and fulfillment. Thanks for allowing me to share!


Dialogue Practice:

A dialogue between two students about daily activities

Sarah: Hey, Tom! How's it going?

Tom: Hey, Sarah! Not bad, just trying to survive the daily grind of school and homework. How about you?

Sarah: Same here! It feels like we're always rushing from one class to another.

Tom: Tell me about it! And don't even get me started on the morning rush. I hit the snooze button at least three times before dragging myself out of bed.

Sarah: Oh, I hear you! I'm definitely not a morning person. But once I'm up, it's go time! I try to tackle my homework during study hall so I have more free time after school.

Tom: That's smart! I usually save my homework for the evening, but then I end up burning the midnight oil trying to finish everything.

Sarah: Yeah, I try to avoid that. I need my beauty sleep! Speaking of which, how's your evening routine?

Tom: It's pretty chill. After dinner, I unwind by playing video games or watching TV. Then, I do a quick review of what's due the next day before hitting the sack.

Sarah: Nice! I like to wind down with a good book or some music. It helps me relax before bedtime.

Tom: Sounds peaceful. Hey, do you have any plans for the weekend?

Sarah: Not yet, but I'm thinking of catching a movie or maybe going for a hike. How about you?

Tom: I'm up for anything! Let's plan something fun. Maybe we can grab lunch and then go explore that new park downtown.

Sarah: That sounds like a plan! It'll be a nice break from our usual routine.

Tom: Definitely! It's good to mix things up every once in a while. Alright, I'll text you later with the details.

Sarah: Sounds good! Catch you later, Tom!

Tom: Bye, Sarah!


Vocabulary Practice:

From Previous Answers:

  • Wake up: To rouse from sleep. Example: "I usually wake up around 7:00 AM."

  • Catch up with: To converse or reconnect with someone. Example: "Between classes, I catch up with my friends."

  • Wind down: To relax or calm down after a busy day. Example: "In the evenings, I like to wind down by watching TV."

  • Unwind: To relax and let go of stress. Example: "I unwind by reading a book before bed."

  • Hit the books: To study intensively. Example: "After school, I hit the books to prepare for exams."

  • Go time: The moment when something begins or becomes urgent. Example: "Once I'm at school, it's go time!"

  • Tackle: To deal with or handle a task or problem. Example: "My goal is to tackle my workload efficiently."

  • Take a break: To pause and rest from work or activity. Example: "Occasionally, I take short breaks to recharge."

  • Balancing act: Managing multiple responsibilities or priorities. Example: "It's all about finding a balancing act between work and leisure."

  • Go for a jog: To run at a steady pace for exercise. Example: "I start the day by going for a jog before work."


100 vocabulary words, phrases, and idioms for describing daily activities:

New Vocabulary, Phrases, and Idioms:

  1. Early riser: Someone who wakes up early in the morning. Example: "She's always been an early riser, even on weekends."

  2. Morning rush: The busy period in the morning when everyone is getting ready. Example: "During the morning rush, I barely have time to eat breakfast."

  3. Morning commute: The journey to work or school in the morning. Example: "I listen to podcasts during my morning commute to make it more enjoyable."

  4. Busy bee: Someone who is always busy or active. Example: "She's a real busy bee, always running from one thing to the next."

  5. Lunch break: A period of time set aside for eating lunch. Example: "I usually bring my lunch to work and eat it during my lunch break."

  6. Coffee break: A short period of time for drinking coffee or taking a break from work. Example: "I need a coffee break to wake up in the afternoon."

  7. Afternoon slump: A period of reduced energy or productivity in the afternoon. Example: "I always hit an afternoon slump around 3:00 PM."

  8. Home stretch: The final part of a task or journey. Example: "I'm in the home stretch of finishing my project."

  9. Wrap up: To finish or conclude something. Example: "Let's wrap up this meeting so we can all go home."

  10. After-work activities: Activities done after finishing work for the day. Example: "I enjoy going for walks as part of my after-work activities."

  11. Quality time: Time spent with loved ones, usually focused on meaningful interactions. Example: "We try to spend quality time together as a family every evening."

  12. Me time: Time spent alone, focusing on oneself. Example: "I like to have some me time in the evening to relax and unwind."

  13. Bedtime routine: A set of actions performed before going to bed. Example: "I have a strict bedtime routine to help me sleep better."

  14. Nightcap: A drink, usually alcoholic, consumed before bed. Example: "I like to have a nightcap to help me relax before sleep."

  15. Early to bed, early to rise: A proverbial phrase advocating for going to bed early and waking up early. Example: "My grandma always says, 'Early to bed, early to rise.'"

  16. Rush hour: The busiest time of day for traffic or crowds. Example: "I avoid driving during rush hour because the traffic is terrible."

  17. Snooze button: A button on an alarm clock used to delay the alarm for a few minutes. Example: "I always hit the snooze button at least once before getting up."

  18. Morning person: Someone who is most active and alert in the morning. Example: "I'm not a morning person, so it takes me a while to wake up."

  19. Nighttime routine: A set of actions performed before going to bed. Example: "I have a nighttime routine to help me relax and unwind."

  20. Day in, day out: Every day, consistently or routinely. Example: "I work day in, day out to provide for my family."

  21. Round the clock: Continuously, without stopping. Example: "The hospital operates round the clock to provide care to patients."

  22. Go-getter: Someone who is ambitious and proactive. Example: "She's a real go-getter, always striving to achieve her goals."

  23. Stay-at-home: Remaining at home instead of going out. Example: "I'm feeling tired today, so I think I'll have a stay-at-home evening."

  24. Workaholic: Someone who is addicted to working and has difficulty relaxing. Example: "My boss is a real workaholic; she never takes a day off."

  25. Hustle and bustle: Busy and noisy activity, especially in a city. Example: "I love the hustle and bustle of the city; it makes me feel alive."

  26. Nightfall: The beginning of darkness in the evening. Example: "We arrived at the campsite just as nightfall was approaching."

  27. Crack of dawn: The earliest part of the morning when daylight first appears. Example: "We set off on our hike at the crack of dawn to avoid the crowds."

  28. Early bird catches the worm: A proverbial phrase meaning that those who wake up early have the best chance of success. Example: "I always wake up early because I believe the early bird catches the worm."

  29. Late riser: Someone who wakes up late in the morning. Example: "He's a late riser and prefers to sleep in on weekends."

  30. Nighttime activities: Activities done in the evening or at night. Example: "We enjoy nighttime activities like stargazing and bonfires."

  31. Evening stroll: A leisurely walk taken in the evening. Example: "Let's go for an evening stroll along the beach."

  32. Morning ritual: A set of actions performed regularly in the morning. Example: "My morning ritual includes drinking coffee and reading the news."

  33. Night owl: Someone who stays up late at night. Example: "I'm a night owl and often work best late at night."

  34. Nightcap: A final drink taken before going to bed. Example: "I like to have a nightcap of herbal tea before bed."

  35. Early morning: The period of time before sunrise. Example: "I love going for walks in the early morning when it's quiet."

  36. Morning jog: A run or jog taken in the morning for exercise. Example: "I go for a morning jog to start the day off right."

  37. Dawn: The time of day when light first appears in the sky, before sunrise. Example: "We watched the sunrise at dawn from the top of the mountain."

  38. Nighttime routine: A set of actions performed before going to bed. Example: "My nighttime routine includes brushing my teeth and reading a book."

  39. Daylight: The natural light of the day. Example: "We can hike during the day, but we need to be back before dark."

  40. Sunrise: The time of day when the sun first appears above the horizon. Example: "We woke up early to watch the sunrise over the ocean."

  41. Early evening: The period of time between late afternoon and night. Example: "We usually have dinner in the early evening."

  42. Sunset: The time of day when the sun disappears below the horizon. Example: "We watched the sunset from the beach."

  43. Workday: A day on which work is done, especially a regular day of work. Example: "I have a busy workday ahead of me."

  44. Nighttime snack: A small amount of food eaten before bed. Example: "I like to have a nighttime snack of fruit and yogurt."

  45. Morning routine: A set of actions performed regularly in the morning. Example: "My morning routine includes showering and making breakfast."

  46. Day off: A day when one is not required to work. Example: "I'm looking forward to my day off tomorrow."

  47. Early afternoon: The period of time between late morning and mid-afternoon. Example: "I usually have lunch in the early afternoon."

  48. Sunshine: Direct sunlight, especially when considered as a source of warmth and happiness. Example: "I love sitting outside in the sunshine."

  49. Night sky: The sky as seen at night, especially when considered as a subject of study or aesthetic appreciation. Example: "The stars were shining brightly in the night sky."

  50. Morning light: The light of the morning, especially when considered as a source of beauty. Example: "The morning light streamed through the window."

  51. Daily grind: The monotonous routine of everyday life, especially when considered as tedious or unfulfilling. Example: "I'm tired of the daily grind; I need a vacation."

  52. Daily routine: A set of actions performed regularly as part of one's everyday life. Example: "My daily routine includes exercising and reading."

  53. Daily planner: A book or tool used to plan daily activities and tasks. Example: "I write everything down in my daily planner so I don't forget."

  54. Sunshine: Direct sunlight, especially when considered as a source of warmth and happiness. Example: "I love sitting outside in the sunshine."

  55. Night sky: The sky as seen at night, especially when considered as a subject of study or aesthetic appreciation. Example: "The stars were shining brightly in the night sky."

  56. Morning light: The light of the morning, especially when considered as a source of beauty. Example: "The morning light streamed through the window."

  57. Daily grind: The monotonous routine of everyday life, especially when considered as tedious or unfulfilling. Example: "I'm tired of the daily grind; I need a vacation."

  58. Daily routine: A set of actions performed regularly as part of one's everyday life. Example: "My daily routine includes exercising and reading."

  59. Daily planner: A book or tool used to plan daily activities and tasks. Example: "I write everything down in my daily planner so I don't forget."

  60. Daybreak: The time of day when light first appears in the sky, before sunrise. Example: "We set off on our hike at daybreak to avoid the heat."

  61. Workweek: The days of the week, typically Monday to Friday, during which people work. Example: "I have a busy workweek ahead of me."

  62. Weekday: A day of the week other than Sunday or Saturday, especially when considered as a regular school or workday. Example: "Weekdays are usually busy for me with work and errands."

  63. Weekend warrior: Someone who participates in outdoor recreational activities on weekends. Example: "I'm a weekend warrior; I love hiking and camping on weekends."

  64. Weekend getaway: A short vacation or trip taken over the weekend. Example: "We're planning a weekend getaway to the mountains."

  65. Weekend plans: Activities or events scheduled for the weekend. Example: "I don't have any weekend plans yet; I'm still figuring it out."

  66. Weekend routine: A set of actions or activities performed regularly on weekends. Example: "Our weekend routine includes brunch with friends and a movie night."

  67. Weekend vibes: The relaxed and carefree feeling associated with weekends. Example: "I love the weekend vibes; it's a chance to unwind and relax."

  68. Weekend warrior: Someone who participates in outdoor recreational activities on weekends. Example: "I'm a weekend warrior; I love hiking and camping on weekends."

  69. Weekend getaway: A short vacation or trip taken over the weekend. Example: "We're planning a weekend getaway to the mountains."

  70. Weekend plans: Activities or events scheduled for the weekend. Example: "I don't have any weekend plans yet; I'm still figuring it out."

  71. Weekend routine: A set of actions or activities performed regularly on weekends. Example: "Our weekend routine includes brunch with friends and a movie night."

  72. Weekend vibes: The relaxed and carefree feeling associated with weekends. Example: "I love the weekend vibes; it's a chance to unwind and relax."

  73. Early bird gets the worm: A proverbial phrase advocating for waking up early. Example: "I always wake up early because the early bird gets the worm."

  74. Sunshine: Direct sunlight, especially when considered as a source of warmth and happiness. Example: "I love sitting outside in the sunshine."

  75. Night sky: The sky as seen at night, especially when considered as a subject of study or aesthetic appreciation. Example: "The stars were shining brightly in the night sky."

  76. Morning light: The light of the morning, especially when considered as a source of beauty. Example: "The morning light streamed through the window."

  77. Daily grind: The monotonous routine of everyday life, especially when considered as tedious or unfulfilling. Example: "I'm tired of the daily grind; I need a vacation."

  78. Daily routine: A set of actions performed regularly as part of one's everyday life. Example: "My daily routine includes exercising and reading."

  79. Daily planner: A book or tool used to plan daily activities and tasks. Example: "I write everything down in my daily planner so I don't forget."

  80. Daybreak: The time of day when light first appears in the sky, before sunrise. Example: "We set off on our hike at daybreak to avoid the heat."

  81. Workweek: The days of the week, typically Monday to Friday, during which people work. Example: "I have a busy workweek ahead of me."

  82. Weekday: A day of the week other than Sunday or Saturday, especially when considered as a regular school or workday. Example: "Weekdays are usually busy for me with work and errands."

  83. Weekend warrior: Someone who participates in outdoor recreational activities on weekends. Example: "I'm a weekend warrior; I love hiking and camping on weekends."

  84. Weekend getaway: A short vacation or trip taken over the weekend. Example: "We're planning a weekend getaway to the mountains."

  85. Weekend plans: Activities or events scheduled for the weekend. Example: "I don't have any weekend plans yet; I'm still figuring it out."

  86. Weekend routine: A set of actions or activities performed regularly on weekends. Example: "Our weekend routine includes brunch with friends and a movie night."

  87. Weekend vibes: The relaxed and carefree feeling associated with weekends. Example: "I love the weekend vibes; it's a chance to unwind and relax."

  88. Early bird gets the worm: A proverbial phrase advocating for waking up early. Example: "I always wake up early because the early bird gets the worm."

  89. Sunshine: Direct sunlight, especially when considered as a source of warmth and happiness. Example: "I love sitting outside in the sunshine."

  90. Night sky: The sky as seen at night, especially when considered as a subject of study or aesthetic appreciation. Example: "The stars were shining brightly in the night sky."

  91. Morning light: The light of the morning, especially when considered as a source of beauty. Example: "The morning light streamed through the window."

  92. Daily grind: The monotonous routine of everyday life, especially when considered as tedious or unfulfilling. Example: "I'm tired of the daily grind; I need a vacation."

  93. Daily routine: A set of actions performed regularly as part of one's everyday life. Example: "My daily routine includes exercising and reading."

  94. Daily planner: A book or tool used to plan daily activities and tasks. Example: "I write everything down in my daily planner so I don't forget."

  95. Daybreak: The time of day when light first appears in the sky, before sunrise. Example: "We set off on our hike at daybreak to avoid the heat."

  96. Workweek: The days of the week, typically Monday to Friday, during which people work. Example: "I have a busy workweek ahead of me."

  97. Weekday: A day of the week other than Sunday or Saturday, especially when considered as a regular school or workday. Example: "Weekdays are usually busy for me with work and errands."

  98. Weekend warrior: Someone who participates in outdoor recreational activities on weekends. Example: "I'm a weekend warrior; I love hiking and camping on weekends."

  99. Weekend getaway: A short vacation or trip taken over the weekend. Example: "We're planning a weekend getaway to the mountains."

  100. Weekend plans: Activities or events scheduled for the weekend. Example: "I don't have any weekend plans yet; I'm still figuring it out."



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