Free English Class! Topic: Our Daily Routines! πŸ•β°πŸ₯™ (Lesson Only)

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In this free English class I'll help you learn how to talk about your daily routine. It's always a good idea to be able to describe your day in English, from the time you wake up, until the time you fall asleep! This free English class will help you do just that! In this lesson you'll learn words and phrases like: to wake up, to get up, to make lunch, to go to bed, to take a shower, to pack a lunch, to fall asleep and more! I hope you enjoy this English lesson about daily routines! -- βŒ› Remember: Always watch the video three times. Twice today with English subtitles on, and once tomorrow with the English subtitles off. This will reinforce the English you have learned! -- βœ… Support Me and Get These Members Only Perks: πŸ˜€πŸ’² If you would like to become a member of my channel here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join Becoming a member at every level has these benefits and perks: 1) For 10 minutes during each live stream you will be able to participate in the "Members Only" chat. 2) A cool crown beside your name during live streams and when making comments on videos. 3) Your name in green during live stream lesson chat. 4) You will have access to a members only video each Wednesday called, "Wednesdays with Bob". These are behind the scenes bonus videos with full English transcripts for your listening practice. 5) A full transcript for every Tuesday video. βœ… Join now to receive these perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJJTxA36ZPNTJ1WFIByaeA/join I really appreciate those you that have chosen to thank me in this way! Please only support me if you can afford it! If you prefer to support me via Patreon, here is a link to that page: https://www.patreon.com/bobthecanadian Thank you for your generosity! -- βœ…SEND ME A POSTCARD: Bob the Canadian P.O. Box 419 Smithville, Ontario Canada L0R2A0 -- TAKE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: βœ…Talk to a real English tutor / teacher at preply: http://tracking.preply.com/SH2X (This is an affiliate, signing up for this service helps support my channel). -- FOLLOW ME: βœ… I have a second Youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmW5tmKIBrryNf5n-_A6Fmw βœ… P.S. If you are interested I have created a podcast of my shorter English lessons. It is right here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1310116 -- #englishlesson #learnenglish #bobthecanadian **Note: All images used under: CC0 License βœ“ Free for personal and commercial use βœ“ No attribution required From pexels.com or pixabay.com

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Well hello and welcome to this english lesson about Daily
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Routines. Daily routines are all of the things that most
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people do everyday on a regular basis. There are the things you
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do from the moment you wake up in the morning until you fall
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asleep at night. And we'll talk about those two things as well
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as we go through this lesson. It's interesting that as you go
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through your week and as you go through each day there are
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things that you just do repeatedly. Regularly. Things
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that you do all the time. Notice I used a number of
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different ways to describe actions that we just do over
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and over again as human beings. So daily routines are all of
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the things that you do on a regular basis. Pretty much
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everyday of your life. The very first thing you do in the
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morning is you wake up. When you are asleep and when you go
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from the process of sleeping to being awake. That is what I
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call waking up. What time did you up this morning. I woke up
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at 630 this morning. So you're sleeping and then when you go
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from the state of sleep to being in a state of
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wakefulness. Those are big words. We say that you wake up.
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I usually wake up around 6: 30. On the weekends I wake up
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around seven o'clock. That's what time I usually wake up in
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the morning. But this is a little bit different. For me
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there's a difference between to get up and to get out of bed
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and to wake up. So I wake up but I don't always get up right
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away. Sometimes I wake up and I'll just kind of lay there for
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a little bit and I'll think about all of the things I need
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to do that day. Sometimes I'll wake up and I'll look at the
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clock and I'll think to myself ah I'll get up in 5 minutes.
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I'll just lay here and think for a little bit first. So to
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get up or to get out of bed that's the time where you go
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from being in bed to actually standing up at least in my
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opinion. Now English speak sometimes use these in a more
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general way but for me I usually say oh I woke up at 630
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I got out of bed at 645 that does happen sometimes and then
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usually it's a good idea to make the bed to make the bed
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this means you put all of the blankets back nice and smooth
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maybe you fluff up the pillows a little bit but when you get
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out of bed usually the first thing you do is you make the
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bed so instead of leaving all the blankets all crumpled up or
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in a pile. You kind of nicely pull them tight and you make
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the bed so that it looks and is ready for you to sleep in it
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later that day. One of the first things many people do in
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the morning is they use the bathroom or they go to the
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bathroom. So in the morning when I get up after I get out
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of bed and after I make my bed I usually use the bathroom. Now
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this does mean that I'm using the bathroom. I don't I'm not
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going into any detail about what I'm doing in there but it
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does mean that I'm using the toilet. Okay? So I would say
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I'm going to go to the bathroom and then I'm going to go
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downstairs or I'm going to go use the bathroom. I'm going to
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use the bathroom and then I'm going to go downstairs. So yes
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in the morning a lot of people usually use the bathroom not
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always right away. But at some point in the morning you
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probably have to use the bathroom. Especially if you had
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a lot to drink the night before when you get up in the morning
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you might have to go to the bathroom or use the bathroom
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right way. And then if you're really good and you follow a
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good routine you might be able to exercise or to work out. So
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exercise is a general term. So that could involve lifting
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weights or running or doing anything that's good for your
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body. But you might say after I get up in the morning I like to
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work out. I like to go for a run. I like to go for a walk.
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So I like to go for a walk. Interestingly in English. If I
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say I'm going to go walk or if I say I'm going to go for a
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walk when you say go for a walk it sounds more like exercise
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okay I'm going to run to the store that sounds like you're
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just going to run to the store because you want to get there
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fast but if you say I'm going to go for a run it usually
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means exercise. So sometimes you can see this I'm trying to
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kind of go in order. Your daily routine might be in a slightly
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different order and it might not include this one. But
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usually in the morning after I get up and after I use the
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washroom or use the bathroom. I like to exercise. I like to go
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for a walk. Some people like to work out. They like to lift
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weights. Some people like to go for a run. And if you have a
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dog if you have pets there's a few things you might do. You
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might take the dog for a walk. Sometimes it's good to take the
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dog for a walk in the morning or to walk the dog. There's a
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couple ways of saying it in the morning. So I get up early
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because I need to take the dog for a walk. Or I need to take
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my dog for a walk. Or I get up early because I need to walk my
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dog or I need to walk the dog in the morning. So dogs need
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exercise too. This is how dogs get exercise. Their owners take
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the dog for a walk or they walk the dog. And if you have a cat
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it's a little simpler. You might just let the cat out. You
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could say oh I'm going to go downstairs and have a cup of
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coffee and I'm going to let the cat out. So you might have a
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cat. The cat might sleep in the house at night. And in the
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morning you make a point of opening the little cat door or
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opening the normal door to let the cat out. Maybe the cat
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needs to explore the neighbourhood a little bit. So
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in the morning another thing you might do is you might let
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the cat out. And then you might feed your pet. So you might
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take your dog for a walk. And then you might feed your dog.
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Or you might let your cat out. And when your cat scratches on
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the door because they want to come back in you might then
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feed your cat. You might feed your fish. You might feed a
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bird. Maybe you have a pet bird. But sometimes one of the
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things people do as their daily routine is they feed their cat
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or they feed their dog. And then if you have kids or other
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people in the Sometimes you will wake up the kids. So I'm a
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parent. I have children. Sometimes my children get up on
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their own. But sometimes I need to wake up the kids. Sometimes
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I need to knock on the doors of their bedrooms and say hey time
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to get up. So depends on it depends on how old they are. My
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kids are old enough now that they set their own alarms. They
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set an alarm clock. And so they usually get up themselves. But
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if one or two of isn't up. I sometimes need to wake up the
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kids. I need to go and make sure that they're awake so that
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they don't miss the bus and so that they can go to school. Um
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maybe you have a roommate that you need to wake up sometimes.
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If you don't have kids that can happen too. And then you make
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breakfast. So there's a difference between making
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breakfast and eating breakfast. In the morning after I have
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done some other things. I go to the kitchen to make breakfast.
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I like to make breakfast usually fairly early in the
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morning. If I go for a walk I go for a walk without having
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eaten breakfast. There's a complex sentence for you. But
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when I get back I like to make breakfast. I usually fry some
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eggs. I might have some toast. I might have some oatmeal. But
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it's nice to make breakfast. You could say cook breakfast. I
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like to cook breakfast. But in English we use the word make a
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lot when we're talking about the kitchen. We'll say things
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like oh I'm going to make some toast. I'm going to make some
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eggs. Uh I'm going to make breakfast. I'm going to make
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waffles. And then of course what do you do after you make
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breakfast? You eat breakfast. I like to eat breakfast right
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away after I make it. I like my eggs hot. If I have toast I
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like my toast hot as well. And you can also use the verb to
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have. You can say oh I'm going to have breakfast. In a
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few minutes do you want me to make you an egg? I might say
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that to Jen. Or Jen when are you going to have breakfast? Or
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when are you going to eat breakfast? The sentences are
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completely interchangeable. But it simply means to sit down and
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to eat the food that you made. And then after that I like to
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have a shower. I like to take a shower. There's two ways to say
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it. You can even say I'm going to grab a shower. So we
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use the English verb to grab for a lot of weird things. You
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could even say oh I'm going to grab some breakfast then I'm
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going to grab a shower. It's very informal though. Normally
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I would say I'm going to have breakfast at seven. I'm going
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to take a shower at 730 or I'm going to have a shower at 7
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thirty. And of course a shower is water and use soap to clean
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yourself. So that when you go to work that day you you smell
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fresh and clean. Now if you like to have a bath or take a
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bath it's the same verb. If you like to sit in the bath you
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could say oh I'm going to eat breakfast and then I'm going to
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have a bath or I'm going to take a bath. And then there's a
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whole bunch of other things you do depending on who you are.
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You might put on makeup. You might brush your teeth. You
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might shave. You might comb your hair. You might brush your
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hair. By the way this this is a comb and this is a brush. So
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there are a lot of things you do usually right before you go
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to work or go to school if you leave the house. Um you might
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comb your hair, brush your teeth. Um you might cut your
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fingernails. Uh you might put on makeup etcetera etcetera.
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That's why I put etcetera up here because there are many
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things that you do at that time of the day. And then you get
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dressed. Um so in the morning after I'm after I've had a
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shower. I like to get dressed. So this morning as well I got
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dressed about half an hour ago. I put on this white shirt. I
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put on my watch. I put on my wedding ring. So notice to get
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dressed is the general term. You get dressed in the morning.
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But when you Talk about individual items you use the
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verb to put on. So I put on my shirt. I put on my pants. I put
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on my socks. I put on my underwear first. I put on my
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watch. I put on my ring. And so now I am dressed. So that is
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definitely one of the things that you do when you talk about
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your daily routine. You get dressed. You put on your
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clothes. After you get dressed you will most likely make a
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lunch. I like to make a lunch everyday. I like to pack a
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lunch everyday. These mean the same thing. Okay? So if I say
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after I have a shower I go to the kitchen and I make a lunch.
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Um or I go to the to the kitchen to pack a lunch. It
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means I'm going to make a sandwich I might get a banana.
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I might get some fruit or vegetables and put them in a
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lunch bag and I will take them to work. Because I don't like
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to buy lunch. I like to make a lunch. I like to pack a lunch.
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Interesting thing with English. If it's lunch time you would
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say I'm going to make lunch. But when you get a lunch ready
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in the morning to take to work or to take to school you say
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you go you make a lunch or you pack a lunch. And then you need
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to grab your things. This is a general term. And I do use it
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every morning. Like I grab my phone. I grab my keys. I grab
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my wallet. Um I make sure that I put on my wedding ring and
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put on my watch. But I grab my laptop. I grab my lunch because
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I made my lunch earlier or I packed it. So I grab all of my
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things and then I get in my vehicle. And that's exactly how
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you would say it. Um I'm leaving in 5 minutes. I'm just
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going to grab my things and then I'm going out to the van.
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You'll hear me say that to my children. Uh and then I head to
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work or I go to work. You could use either of these. Both mean
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that you are basically going from your house or home to your
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place of work. It might be school as well. But you might
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say I'm going to head to work. Jen might say to me what time
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are you going to head to work today? What time are you going
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to go to work? And I'll just say oh I'm going head to work.
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Today I'm going to head to work at ten. Um yesterday I headed
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to work at around eight in the morning. So when you head to
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work or go to work it means the same thing. It means that you
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are basically leaving your house and going to work. And
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maybe you need to go to school. I know some of you are still
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students. So it not everyone will be going to work everyday.
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Some of you will go to school. In order to learn things. If
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you're a parent you might need to drop the kids off. We also
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some Times say that you need to drop off the kids. Basically my
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kids go on a bus. My younger kids go on a bus. My older kids
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come to school with me. Um but if they need to be at school at
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a certain time I might need to drop them off. So to drop off
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the kids means to bring your kids to school. Which by the
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way you could say that too. You could say I need to bring my
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kids to school tomorrow morning. Or I need to drop the
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kids off at school. It just means to give a ride. And then
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you might need to drive to work. Um maybe you drive by
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yourself. Maybe you carpool which is when you drive to work
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with other people. You could also use carpool as a verb. You
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can say I carpool to work. Which means that you go to work
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with other people. Maybe to save money. Because gas is so
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expensive right now. This might be required. Um in order to
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have a balanced budget and not run out of money. You might
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need to drive to work with other people. Or you might take
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the bus. You might take the train. You might take the
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subway. You might take the metro. We use the verb to take
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in most of these situations. I take the bus to work. I take
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the train to work. I take the subway. I take the metro. Now
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again a bus is definitely this vehicle here. A train is on a
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track with a whole bunch of cars and it's usually above
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ground. A subway is usually below ground. And a metro is
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just another name for a subway. It really depends on the city
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you're in. Um I know in Toronto they have the go train. And
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they have the subway. So there's two different ways to
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travel. But instead of driving to work you might take the bus.
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You might take the train. You might take the subway. You
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might take the metro. And then you get to work. Um I find this
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is a funny phrase though. Um you could say Bob what time do
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you get to work? And I could say I like to get to work at 9
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AM or I like to get to work at 10 thirty. But if you say to
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someone get to work it means you want them to start working.
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Hopefully I didn't confuse you there. What I'm trying to talk
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about here is we use the phrase to get to work to arrive at
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work in the same way. Um Joe likes to get to work at 8 AM.
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Joe likes to arrive at work at 8 AM. Both of those sentences
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have thus Meaning. It just means the moment you actually
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walk in the door at work. And then you need to say hi. It's
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just really nice. If you have co-workers after you get to
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work after you arrive at work it's nice to say hi. It's nice
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to say hello. How's it going? Pretty good how are you? I
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think if you watched my video earlier this week you'll
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realize that most of the simple greetings are the greetings we
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use. When I get to work I say hi. I say hello. I say how's it
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going? I say how are you doing today? Um I say how are you?
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Those are all just very common. Probably how's it going? Uh
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according to the stats I kept. How's it going? It's probably
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one of the most common ways to say hi. Hey how's it going?
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Pretty good. How are you? That's your standard English
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greeting at work. But when you get to work it's nice to say hi
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to everyone. And then I've jumped forward of the day.
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Obviously you're going to do some work. But at a certain
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point in the day you're going to take a break or you're going
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to take a coffee break. So usually in a normal workplace
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around 10 AM you'll have a 10 or 15 minute break. This is
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pretty standard in North America. You start work at
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seven or eight or 9. And midway through the morning you take a
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coffee break or you take a break. We've called them coffee
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breaks but not everyone drinks coffee anymore. But it can
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still be a common term. When I was a construct worker we would
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take a coffee break at 10 AM and at 2: 30 PM in the
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afternoon. It was really nice. And then at a certain part of
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the day you're going to eat lunch or you're going to have
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lunch. You can use both verbs again. Um at my work we
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actually eat lunch at 11 forty-five. We have lunch at
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114-five. We have an early lunch at school at my work. Um
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so if you are someone who likes to pack a lunch if you like to
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make a lunch and you bring it to work at lunch time you will
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eat lunch or you will have lunch. So both of those are
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common very common verbs. If you were to ask someone you
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could say hey what time are you going to eat lunch today? Or
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what time are you going to have lunch today? Um do you want to
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eat lunch together? Do you want to have lunch together? And
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then here we are. We're at the end of the of the work day
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already to finish work. At a certain point in your day maybe
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at four o'clock or five o'clock depending on where you work you
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will finish It's really nice to finish work at the same time
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every day. Um if someone said to you hey do you want to go
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out after work and if they didn't know when you were done
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they might say what time do you finish work and you could say
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oh I finish work at four o'clock. Or I today I'm not
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going to finish work until five. So basically this just
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means the end of your work day. And then it's nice to say
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goodbye. So when you get to work it's nice to say hello.
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It's nice to say how's it going to people. But when you leave
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the workplace it's nice to say goodbye to your colleagues as
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well. You might do this by saying see you tomorrow. That's
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probably the most common way to say goodbye. You could say
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goodbye or you could say bye. Um but I think for me and this
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might be different in other places in the world. When I
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leave work I almost always say see you tomorrow or if it's
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Friday I'll say see you Monday. Or have a good weekend like
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later today on a Friday. I might say bye everyone. Have
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have a good weekend. I might say that as my way of saying
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goodbye to my colleagues. And then if you have kids you might
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need to pick up the kids. So if you are someone who earlier
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used the phrase drop off the kids. If you had to drop the
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kids off at school. Or if you had to drop off the kids at
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school. Couple ways of saying it. You might need to pick up
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the kids at the same time. Or sorry at a later time. You
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might have to go and you might need to pick up the kids from
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school or from daycare or from wherever they are. And then if
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you have fun colleagues and if you have extra time you might
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go out after work. I don't do this very often. I do this
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maybe twice a year. Twice a year someone at work might say
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hey Bob we're going to go out after work. We're going to have
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beer and wings. Do you want to come with? And then some
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colleagues and myself we might go out after work. To have a
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little snack to have something to drink. Um I used to do this
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a lot more when I was younger. But I think when you get older
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and you have kids and you have a lot of stuff to do a lot of
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errands. Uh you don't do this as often. But younger people
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often will go out after work. Maybe once a month they'll say
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hey we're going to go out and get some food. Do you want to
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come? And usually Bob the Canadian says no. I'm a boring
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colleague I think. I should go out after work with my
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colleagues more often. Uh and then you go home. Uh plain and
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simple. This is how you say it. Um okay I'm done work. I'm
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going to go home. Uh at the end of the work day when I finish
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work I go home. It's really nice to go home after a long
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day at work. So simply the opposite of going to work or
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heading to work is that you're going to go home. In fact you
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could say I'm going to head home. Okay. Um I might be on
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the phone with Jen and I might say hey I just have a few
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things left to do at work and then I'm going to head home.
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Okay so I'll see you in 15 minutes. Or something like
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that. So to go home at the end of the day the thing you do
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when you are all done your work day. And then of course you
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might before you go home you might need to run errands. You
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might need to run some errands. So this is the act of doing all
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the little things in life that you don't do everyday but you
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do quite often. You need to get groceries. You need to get your
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mail. You might need to pick up your laundry if it's at the if
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you if it's at the dry cleaner. I don't do that. I do my own
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laundry at home. Um you might need to pick your dog up. Maybe
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you bring your to a place that takes care of it during the
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day. We don't do that but some people do. You might need to
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just do a few errands. You might need to go to the bank.
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You might need to do all of the typical things that you might
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need to do throughout the week. So to get changed. When I get
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home I like to get changed. I wear a shirt with a collar to
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work. And I wear like dress pants they're called. I don't
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wear jeans to work. But in order to feel comfortable I
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like to just wear jeans and a T-shirt. So when I get home I
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like to get changed. To get changed means to put different
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clothes on. Um I think this is a very common thing for people.
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Um people come home from work. Maybe they're wearing a tie or
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a dress or a skirt. They're wearing some very formal
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clothing. And when they get home in order to relax they
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like to get changed. So they just like to we say it this way
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too sometimes. I just like to throw on jeans and a T-shirt.
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Uh and sit on the couch and have a cup of tea. So this guy
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I imagine came home from work and decided wanted to get
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changed so he put on a T-shirt, a comfy shirt, and a pair of
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jeans. I like to make supper or I like to make dinner. Again I
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use these words the same way. Um Jen and I usually make
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dinner around four thirty. We like to make supper around 430
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and then we like oh that's the wrong slide. This is the one.
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We like to eat dinner or eat supper around five or 530. So
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to make supper means to cook supper. You could also say
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that. Um but generally we use the word make because it's a
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very general generally general It's a very general word. Um
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usually everyday Jen will make supper around 430 or five. Um
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most days Jen makes supper in the winter. But in the summer
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when Jen's busy on the farm I usually make supper. I'm
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usually the one who makes dinner. Um but it's to prepare
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food. That's what that would mean. To and then sometimes you
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order take out or you get take out. So in Canada we would call
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this take out. Um we might even say you might order delivery.
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Which means you get a pizza delivered to your house.
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Takeout is when you make a phone call Or you order online
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and then you go to the restaurant and pick your food
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up in boxes. And then you take it home to eat it. So you might
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order take out or get take out. I think in Britain they call it
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take away. Um but in Canada in my area at least we call it
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take out. Um sometimes Jen and I will order take out or we'll
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get take out and then we'll eat restaurant food at home. Uh we
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talked about eating dinner and eating supper already so I'll
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move on. Uh and then you need to do the dishes or you need to
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wash the dishes. Uh some people are lucky and they have a
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dishwasher. I do not have a dishwasher. Uh so after supper
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every night we do the dishes. So that means we put soap and
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water in the sink. Uh we put the dishes in and then we wash
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and scrub them and rinse them and dry them. So after we eat
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supper we will do the dishes. A very common activity that many
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do after they eat. You need to I think they call this the
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washing up in Britain. Don't quote me on British English
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though. I'm just going by what I hear when I watch British
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television. But we would say to do the dishes or to wash the
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dishes. So plates, cups, spoons, forks. Um and then to
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clean up the house. We don't do this every night. We actually
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do this more on the weekends. But usually we will sweep the
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floor. When we do the dishes usually one person will sweep
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the floor. And another person will wipe the table off or wipe
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off the table. On a Saturday though we will vacuum and we
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will do other types of cleaning. But often after
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supper we will clean up the house. We will just tidy things
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up a little bit. And then maybe you want to unwind. So this is
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an English verb that means to relax. So you might just sit in
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a chair and read a book. Uh you might just sit and chat for a
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little bit. But to unwind usually means to relax after
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work. Okay so after work after you've done some chores and
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some errands when you finally sit down at the end of the day
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you might sit down to unwind. Which just means to relax a
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little bit. Usually by six o'clock or 6 30 at night
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especially in the I'm I'm able to just sit down and to unwind
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a little bit. I'm able to sit down and relax. It's a nice
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feeling. And you might sit down to watch the news. Maybe you're
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someone who likes to watch the news. I used to watch the news
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a lot. I don't watch the news as much anymore. But this was
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something that I used to do quite regularly after supper
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every night. And we still do a bit but I don't think as much
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as we used to. Maybe you like to read book. Maybe that's one
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of the things you do to unwind. You take some time to sit and
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read a book at night. Which of course I think you know what
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reading a book is. Maybe you like to watch some TV. You
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might want to watch some Netflix. You might want to
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watch some YouTube. All of those phrases are very common.
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Um sometimes I sit on my computer because I want to
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watch some YouTube videos or I want to watch Netflix or I
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want to watch another streaming service like Amazon Prime but
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sometimes you just want to watch TV or some TV to watch
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Netflix or some Netflix or to watch YouTube videos or to
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watch some YouTube videos. So hopefully you heard all those
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variations there. And maybe you want to check social media.
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Maybe you really really enjoy grabbing your phone at night.
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There's the verb grab again. Just going to grab my phone and
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check Instagram. I'm just going to grab my phone and
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check Facebook. We use the verb to check a lot. Uh when we're
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talking about social media. You could also say that someone's
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on social media a lot like ah he's you know if you're talking
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about teenagers oh she's on social media all the time.
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That's the same as you know looking at Instagram or
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Facebook or one of the other main social medias apps. And
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then eventually you're going to say good night. So you might
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say good night to your kids. Um you might say good night to
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your spouse. You might say good night to someone on the phone.
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Maybe you phone your mom or dad every night to say good night.
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Um but one of the one of the last things you do at the end
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of the day is that you say good night to people. And then
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you're going to get ready for bed. So when you get ready for
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bed this involves maybe putting on pajamas. This involves maybe
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doing things like you're going to use the bathroom or go to
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the bathroom. Um it includes things like maybe you're going
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to brush your teeth. Um there's a variety of things that you do
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to get ready for bed. I know because I'm old one of the
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things I do is I take my medication. So I have to take a
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pill every day and I do that at night. It's part of it's one of
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the things I do when I'm getting ready for bed. Um so
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when I am done when I'm going to go to bed. I usually get
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changed. Um so I'm not going to describe what I wear to bed.
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But I get ready for bed by getting changed. I brush my
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teeth. I usually take my pill. Uh I usually go the bathroom or
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use the bathroom. Those are all the things that I do when I am
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getting ready for bed. So one of the last things you do is
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you get ready for bed. And then you get in bed. So you can say
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you get in bed. You go to bed. You get into bed. All of those
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are equally common in English. Uh at the end of your day you
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might also by the way have a shower or take a shower at
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night. It can depend on what kind of work you do during the
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day. When I'm teaching I have a shower in the morning. In the
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summer when I'm not teaching and I work on the farm I have a
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shower before I go to bed. So it depends how dirty your work
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is. When you work on a farm you get dirty. Your hands get
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dirty. Your neck gets dirty. Your everything gets dirty
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because you're working outside. So you might have a shower at
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the end of the day. And then you're going to get in bed. Get
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into bed. Go to bed. And then you need to set your alarm
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clock or you need to set your alarm. I still have an old
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fashioned alarm clock. Most people these days just set an
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alarm on their phone. But you need to set your alarm or you
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need to set your alarm clock. Um if you need to get up early
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the next morning. Maybe you don't. Maybe it's the weekend
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then you want to make sure that your alarm is not set. Because
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you the worst thing for me is when the alarm clock goes off
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at 630 on a Saturday morning and I don't need to get up. But
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sometimes you need to set your alarm or you need to set your
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alarm. I don't know who gets up at 9 AM but that must be really
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nice. And then the very very last thing that you will do is
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you will fall asleep. We sometimes say go to sleep. Like
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I go to sleep at 10 PM or I didn't yeah I think fall asleep
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is the actual act of going from being awake to being asleep or
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to sleeping. So I think the very very last thing that most
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people do in day is they will fall asleep. And then hopefully
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you don't toss and turn. Uh hopefully you don't have
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nightmares or bad dreams. Hopefully after you fall asleep
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you just drift off and have beautiful dreams about awesome
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things in life. That would be really cool. But definitely the
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last thing you do in your day in your daily routine is to
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fall asleep.
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