SleepDuring the week I usually wake up at 6.30 a.m. I sometimes lie in bed for five minutes but then I have to get up (= get out of bed and get dressed). Most evenings, I go to bed at about 11 30 p.m. I’m usually very tired, so I go to sleep / fall asleep very quickly. Occasionally though I can’t get to sleep (= succeed in sleeping). When that happens, I sometimes manage to fall asleep about 3a.m., then I oversleep (= sleep too long) in the morning. If I have a late night (= go to bed very late), I try to have a nap (= a short sleep, e.g. 20-25 minutes) in the afternoon. The weekends are different. On Saturday and Sunday I have a lie-in. (= stay in bed until later, e.g. 8a.m. or 8.30a.m.)
Food In the week I have breakfast at 7.30a.m., lunch at 1.00p.m., and dinner around 7p.m. I also have one or two snacks (= small amounts of food), e.g. cakes, biscuits or fruit, during the day at work. As I live alone/ on my own / by myself (= without other people), I also have to make my own breakfast and dinner (= prepare breakfast and dinner for myself), but during the week I don’t bother (= make an effort) to cook very much. I also have to feed (= give food to) my two cats twice a day as well.
Keeping cleanIn the summer I have a shower in the morning, but in the winter I often have a bath instead (= in place of a shower). Sometimes I have a shave at the same time, or I shave when I have a wash and clean / brush my teeth after breakfast. I wash my hair two or three times a week.
WorkIn the morning I leave home about 8.15a.m. and get to work (= arrive at work) by 9a.m. I have a lunch break (= stop work for lunch) from 1-2p.m., and a couple of short breaks during the day. I leave work around 5.30p.m. and get home about 6.15p.m.
EveningsDuring the week I usually stay in (= stay at home) and have a rest (= relax and do nothing). But at the weekend I often go out (= leave the house for social reasons, e.g. go to the cinema or disco with friends), but quite often I also have friends for dinner (= invite friends to my house and cook dinner for them), or friends just come round (= visit me at the house) for a chat (= conversation) or we play cards, e.g. poker or bridge.
HouseworkI do the shopping (= buy the food) on Saturday. Fortunately (= luckily) I have a cleaner (= a person who cleans) and she does most of the housework: she does my washing (= washes the clothes), the washing-up (= washes the dishes) and does most of the ironing.
● There are some expressions with “have + noun”, e.g. have a shower. Can you remember six more?
2.2 Now complete some more word partnerships and expressions by matching the verbs in A with the correct word in B.
play get up
a rest cardsmy teeth the ironingthe dog earlyasleep to bed
2.3 Write the correct preposition: in, at or on.
1 …… the morning
2 …… midday
3 …… the weekend
4 …… night