30 Phrasal Verbs for your Night Routine

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2022-05-27・ 6568

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Learn 30 phrasal verbs to describe your nighttime routine in English. Download the free PDF worksheet for this lesson here: http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/free Download my free e-book: "5 Steps To Becoming A Confident English Speaker" http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com/free-ebook --------------------------------------------------------------------- English book recommendations: https://www.amazon.com/shop/speakenglishwithvanessa Subscribe and follow on social media! I'd love to meet you! YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theteachervanessa Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/englishwithvanessa/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/speakenglishwithvanessa Send us a postcard from your country: Speak English With Vanessa 825 C Merrimon Ave PMB # 278 Asheville, NC 28804 USA --------------------------------------------------------------------- Speak English With Vanessa helps English learners to speak American English fluently, naturally, and confidently. To become a fluent English speaker and have English conversations with a native English speaker, go to http://www.speakenglishwithvanessa.com

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Vanessa: Hi, I'm Vanessa  
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from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com.  Let's talk about going to bed. 
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It's time for bed, yes. So at the end  of the day, do I just get in my bed,  
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do you just get in your bed? No, of course not.  We have a nighttime routine, a habit, or kind of  
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almost a ritual before going to bed that helps us  to wind down, calm down our bodies and our minds,  
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and today I would like to teach you 30  common phrasal verbs that you can use  
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for your nighttime routine, plus four bonus  expressions that we often use about sleep,  
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but you'll have to wait until the end  of the video to find out what those are. 
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To help you remember all of these wonderful  phrasal verbs and integrate them into your  
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conversations, I have created a free PDF worksheet  that you can download right now. You can print  
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it out, put it under your pillow as you sleep,  and dream happy phrasal verb dreams in English.  
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There is a link in the description and you can  download that free PDF worksheet today. All right,  
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are you ready to join me on my nighttime routine?  Come with me and let's get ready for bed. 
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Before I can get ready for bed, I need to get my  kids ready for bed. That includes taking a bath,  
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reading a story, singing some songs, listening  to some nighttime music, and I will tuck them  
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in. Tuck them in. That means that I put the  blanket around them and I make them feel all cozy  
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and warm, I tuck them in. My youngest son, Freddy,  sleeps in a crib still, and he loves to snuggle up  
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with his animals. He likes to snuggle up with his  animals. Some people call these stuffed animals,  
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and some people call these stuffies. When I  was growing up, I called them stuffed animals,  
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so that's what I call them with my kids. He likes  to snuggle up with his stuffed animals. I feel  
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lucky that he usually dozes off really easily.  I know this is not the case for most kids, so I  
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feel incredibly lucky that he dozes off easily.  And once he's asleep, I can go to the other room  
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and start the rest of my nighttime routine,  calming down my body and my mind. Let's go. 
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I tidy up the kitchen. I tidy up the kitchen.  I fill up my water bottle so I have water at  
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bedtime. I fill up my water bottle. I turn on the  robovac if we forgot to do it earlier. I turn on  
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the robovac if we forgot to do it earlier. Vanessa: 
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Thanks. Dan brews up some herbal tea because he's  trying to cut out beer. Dan brews up some herbal  
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tea because he's trying to cut out beer. Sometimes  Dan will rub my head while we chat about the day.  
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Sometimes Dan will rub my head while  we chat about the day. Thanks, Dan. 
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Dan: You're welcome. 
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Vanessa: I lie down on the couch.  
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I lie down on the couch and I read through  an interesting book about Colorado. I read  
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through an interesting book about Colorado. If  my children make a noise in their bedrooms, I can  
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check on them on the monitor to make sure they're  okay. I can check on them on the monitor. Then I  
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finish off my tea and get ready to head to bed.  I finish off my tea and get ready to head to bed. 
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Next, I tiptoe into the bedroom because my  two-year-old sleeps in his crib in my room.  
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I tiptoe into the bedroom. In the bathroom I  wash off my makeup and I jump in the shower. I  
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wash off my makeup and I jump in the shower. I'm  not actually jumping into the shower, but this is  
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a common term we use when we're talking about  just doing something quickly, possibly without  
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thinking. I'm going to jump in the shower, I'll  be back in a couple minutes. Jump in the shower. 
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After my shower, I put on my pajamas. I put on my  pajamas, which you can also call pjs. That's what  
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I called it growing up, but you could say pajamas  or pjs. And I throw today's clothes in the laundry  
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basket. I throw today's clothes in the laundry  basket, or if I'm going to wear them again, I  
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hang them up on a hanger. I hang them  up on a hanger. Next, I brush my teeth.  
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And I spit out the toothpaste.  
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I brush my teeth and I spit out the toothpaste.  I take a sip of water to wash out my mouth.  
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I take a sip of water to wash out my mouth. I need to take care of my hair as well, so  
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I brush through my hair, I brush through my  hair. And because I'm wearing contacts, I take  
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out my contacts, I take out my contacts. But if  I were wearing my glasses, I would simply say,  
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"I take off my glasses." I take off my glasses  because I don't need to wear them while I sleep.  
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And just like that, it's  time to go to bed, let's go. 
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I turn off the bathroom light before I get  into bed. I turn off the bathroom light  
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before I get into bed. I get into  bed and curl up under the covers.  
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I get into bed and curl up under the covers.  Sometimes Dan will nod off first, sometimes I  
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will. Sometimes Dan will nod off first, sometimes  I will. Sometimes it takes me a while to drift off  
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to sleep if my mind is really active. Sometimes it  takes me a while to drift off to sleep if my mind  
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is really active, but if it's been a long, tiring  day, I pass out at bedtime. I pass out at bedtime. 
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Now I'd like to share four bonus phrasal verbs  about sleep that you can use in daily life. The  
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first one is this. When I was younger, I liked to  sleep over at my friend's house, to sleep over.  
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I brought my sleeping bag and sometimes we watched  a movie, and bonus phrase number two, we stayed up  
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late at sleepovers. I wonder, are sleepovers for  children or teenagers common in your country?  
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I know in some countries, this is absolutely not  acceptable, but in the U.S., it's pretty common  
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that birthday parties will be sleepover parties,  and all the kids will come and they'll bring their  
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sleeping bags, and they'll spend the night and  watch a movie. They probably won't get much sleep  
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because they'll be giggling and being silly  all night, but it's part of American culture. 
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Bonus expression number three is when I have a big  decision to make, I like to sleep on it, to sleep  
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on it. "It" here is the big decision. If I don't  feel comfortable making a decision right away,  
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I say, "Okay, I'm going to sleep on it," and in  the morning, maybe I'll feel more certain about  
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which one is the best thing to choose. So maybe  for you, if you are about to move to a new country  
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or take a new job, you might say, "This is such a  big deal, I just need to sleep on it. I can't make  
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a decision right now." This is, I think, a really  wise thing to do, and a beautiful phrasal verb. 
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And bonus expression number four about  sleep is sometimes if you've had a bad day,  
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you just need to sleep it off, sleep it off. And  we can kind of imagine this feeling of there's  
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there's mud and dirtiness on you, and that's the  stress and bad things that happen during the day,  
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and when you sleep, it all just washes off of  you. In the morning, you feel fresh. If there's  
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going to be no solution to the problems that  night, you say, "I just need to sleep it off,"  
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and in the morning, you'll feel fresh and renewed. All right, well there you have it,  
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30 common phrasal verbs for your nighttime  routine, plus four bonus ones. And I have a  
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question for you now, can you tell me about your  nighttime routine? Let me know in the comments,  
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use some of these phrasal verbs, and don't forget  to download the free PDF worksheet so that you  
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never forget any of these wonderful phrasal  verbs, and you can integrate them into your life.  
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Click on the link in the description  so that you can download that today. 
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Well, it's time for me to drift off to sleepland  and dream about teaching you English. I'll see  
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you next Friday for a new lesson here on my  YouTube channel. Bye. The next step is to  
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download the free PDF worksheet for this lesson.  With this free PDF, you will master today's lesson  
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and never forget what you have learned. You  can be a confident English speaker. Don't  
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forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel  for a free English lesson every Friday. Bye.
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