Beginner 1 | Lesson #06

Days of the Week

Two people talk about what they do during the week.
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Todd: So, Meg, are you busy? Do you have a busy week?

Meg: Yes. I usually have a busy week.

Todd: Yeah, me too. So what day is your busiest day?

Meg: My busiest day is Thursday.

Todd: Why?

Meg: On Thursday, I have to work from early in the morning until around 6:00 p.m. I have to teach classes. And then after that, I need to do my shopping at the supermarket.

Todd: Okay. I do my shopping on Saturday.

Meg: Oh, really?

Todd: Yeah, always on Saturday.

Meg: What else do you do on Saturday?

Todd: On Saturday, I do all my boring activities.

Meg: Like what?

Todd: I do my shopping. I do my laundry. I run errands. I clean my apartment. I do boring stuff because on Sunday, I like to have fun.

Meg: What do you like to do on Sunday?

Todd: On Sunday, I often go hiking or I go to the park or I go to the beach. I go to the beach almost every Sunday.

Meg: Wow, that sounds really fun.

Todd: Yeah, the beach is beautiful. Nobody is there. It's really nice.

Meg: Yeah, it sounds great.

Todd: How about you? What do you do on Sunday?

Meg: On Sunday, I always go to church in the morning, and sometimes I'll have lunch with friends after church.

Todd: Oh, cool.

Meg: And then, I usually clean as well, Sunday evening before the new week starts.

Todd: Now, do you work Monday through Friday?

Meg: Yes, I work every weekday. What about you?

Todd: I work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. I don't work Wednesday.

Meg: Oh, what's your schedule like on Wednesdays?

Todd: On Wednesdays, I usually stay at home and I relax. Sometimes, I go shopping. Sometimes, I go to the park. Sometimes, I prepare lessons because I'm a teacher.

Meg: So, sometimes you do a little work on Wednesdays?

Todd: Yes, but I do work at my house.

Meg: Oh, right.

Todd: I never go to school on Wednesday.

Meg: Why not?

Todd: Because it's a day off. So, how about Monday? Are you busy on Monday?

Meg: I'm usually busy on Monday because my schedule is similar to Thursday, so I have to teach class until around 6:00 p.m.

Todd: Yeah, Mondays are busy for me too. Mondays are busy. Thursdays also are busy. Tuesday and Friday are not so busy.

Meg: Your schedule sounds a little similar to mine.

Todd: Yeah. Well, we're both teachers.

Meg: That's true.

Todd: What about activities? Do you do any activities during the week?

Meg: During the week, if I have free time, sometimes I will watch a TV show or a movie and I also go to Japanese language class.

Todd: Oh, nice.

Meg: Yeah, so sometimes I have homework so I have to do my Japanese language homeworks some nights. What about you?

Todd: I play futsal on Tuesday nights. Every Tuesday, I play futsal with my friends for two hours and that's fun. And then, sometimes on Friday, I meet my friends for dinner.

Meg: That sounds good.

Todd: And I also like sports so I usually watch sports on TV on Monday.

Meg: What sports do you usually watch on Monday?

Todd: I watch everything. I watch baseball. I watch basketball. I watch American football and I watch soccer. So I come home and I watch a video of a game from Saturday or Sunday. I don't watch sports on Saturday or Sunday. I watch the video later on Monday night.

Meg: Is it better that way?

Todd: Yeah. Usually, I don't check the internet, so I don't know the score.

Meg: Well, it sounds like you have a busy schedule.

Todd: You too.

Days of the Week

Point 1: Spell names of the week with a capital letter.

Monday | on Monday
Tuesday | on Tuesday
Wednesday | on Wednesday
Thursday | on Thursday
Friday | on Friday
Saturday | on Saturday
Sunday | on Sunday

Point 2: In spoken English, speakers often do not say the preposition on.

I will see you Sunday.
I will see you on Sunday.

Parts of the Day

Point 3: We use different prepositions for some parts of the day, either in or at.

morning | in the morning
noon | at noon
afternoon | in the afternoon
evening | in the evening
night | at night
midnight | at midnight.

Point 4: When you combine a day of the week and a part of the day, you do need a preposition, except with noon and midnight. The time of day goes after the day.

I will see you Monday night.
Let's meets Sunday afternoon.
I will see you Friday at noon.

Parts of the Week

Point 5: The weekend is Saturday and Sunday, and the Weekdays are Monday thru Friday.

Weekend | on the weekend
Weekday | on a weekday
Weekdays | during the weekdays.

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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