There are some key phrases that are useful to learn in English in order to explain your day to another person. In order to introduce these phrases, let me take you through a typical day in my life.
I wake up at 6 o’clock. I get up at 6.50. I make a cup of tea and iron my clothes. I have a shower and get dressed. I usually wear jeans, a blouse, a jumper or cardigan and boots in the winter, or a skirt and blouse in the summer. I brush my hair, put on my make-up. I pack my bag with all my teaching materials. I then put on my coat and leave the house. I walk to the bus stop. I catch the bus at 8.15, and then I pay my fare and sit down. It takes about 45 minutes to get to my destination three miles away. I get off the bus and walk to the school where I teach English. I have to sign in and get the key. Class starts at 9.25 and ends at 11.25.
I have lunch at 12. I eat a baguette or sandwich at the local café. I sometimes do some shopping before I walk back to school. I do some photocopying and go back to my classroom. I teach in the afternoon from 1 to 3pm. I then catch the bus back home and spend a couple of hours relaxing before I cook dinner.
My son goes to work shortly after I come home. Sometimes he cooks dinner before I get home, and sometimes I cook. I like to eat rice or pasta with a sauce. I chop the onions, fry them and then mix them with garlic, tomatoes, carrots, spinach and chilies. I boil the rice and then add the sauce. After dinner I wash up, sweep the floor, and tidy up a bit.
Then I make phone calls, mark my students’ work, do the laundry. Then I go on Facebook, or watch TV until about 10.30 when my son comes home. We catch up on our day, and at about 11 o’clock I go to bed.
Other days I get up early, go downstairs, put on my computer and teach on EF English Live for three hours. Then I have a break, eat dinner with my son, have a walk or go shopping before returning to work and teaching again for another three hours. Working at home can be very convenient and I love being able to talk to people around the world. It is also nice working in a school and seeing people on a regular basis and working in a team. So I feel I have the best of both worlds.
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So there you have a typical day. There are lots of different types of English constructions used in describing a day, including many phrasal verbs like: ‘tidy up’, ‘wash up’, and ‘get up’. There are also lots of sentences with supporting verbs such as: “I have lunch”, or “I get dressed”, rather than “I lunch”. Notice the range of ways of saying the time too. See if you can describe your day using the same language forms.
the daily activities of my mother
my mother's name is mrs. khotijah. she's 40 years old. she always wakes up around 5 a.m. after she wakes up, she takes a bath and then go to pray. my mother is a seller. she sells some vegetables in the market. but, before she go to the market ,she still does her responsibilities of her children. she washes the clothes then prepares the breakfast for us. after that, she prepares her self before she go.in 6 a.m she's already go to work. she workes for about 7 hours in a day. so thats why i dont have much time to spend with her.
after she come home, she takes a rest for a while then takes bath and prepares for the dinner. she usually spends her spare time by watching her favorit serial on tv for an hour or even more. and finally, around 9 p.m or when her favorit serial is over, she turns the tv off and go to sleep
*help me plz, my lecturer give an assignment to write and essay and he said that we shouldnt do any mistakes, cuz no mercy and no excuse about it
Lina, the way you write in such a careless manner will definitely affect your grade. The first rule of writing is "Always capitalize the first letter of every sentence." This is to indicate the start of a new sentence. You also do not use paragraphing to separate your thoughts or the relating of your mother's activities. In an essay, you need to have at least 3 sentences per paragraph. At least 5 separated paragraphs compose a full essay. I will help you by rewriting your essay below in the correct format. Keep in mind that you need to remember how the corrections were done. Apply it to your next essay assignments. We can help you edit your succeeding essays.
My mother's name is Mrs. Khotijah. She's 40 years old. She always wakes up around 5 a.m. After she wakes up, she takes a bath and then goes to pray. My mother is a vendor. She sells vegetables in the market. But, before she goes to the market ,she still does her responsibilities for her children.She washes the clothes then prepares breakfast for us. After that, she prepares herself before she goes to the market at 6 a.m.
She works for about 7 hours in a day. That's why we don't spend much time together.
After she comes home, she takes a rest then takes a bath and prepares dinner. She usually spends her spare time watching her favorite serial on tv for an hour or more. She goes to bed at around 9 p.m. or when her favorite serial is over.
As you can see, I separated your thoughts into paragraphs. Please do your best to extend the shortest ones into at least 3 sentences to meet the paragraph requirements. That means no less than 3 sentences with a maximum of 5 sentences for beginners in essay writing. Try to tell the teacher more about your mother's work that keeps her away from her family. That is the shortest part of the essay. So make it longer. Good luck!