What is a typical day for you?
Verbs - Simple Present Tense (Lesson Plan)
Beginner ESL students can hear two people speaking natural English using verbs in the simple present tense. Recommended study plan:
- Watch the video
- Take the quiz
- Listen again and read the script
- Read and learn the grammar notes
Todd: So Natalie, what is a typical day for you? For example, what is a typical morning?
Natalie: Well, I wake up at about 7.00 a.m.
Todd: Oh that's early.
Natalie: Yes, I really am a morning person.
Todd: I think you are a morning person. I'm not a morning person at all.
Natalie: Well, I don't actually get out of bed until about 7.30.
Todd: Okay, so what do you do?
Natalie: Well, I play on my phone, I check my emails, I check Facebook, and I read the news.
Todd: Do you eat breakfast at home?
Natalie: I usually prepare breakfast at home, yeah.
Todd: What do you eat?
Natalie: Oh, just the simple stuff, eggs, bacon, sausages, sometimes I'll have toast.
Todd: Do you drink coffee or tea?
Natalie: No, I don't like coffee or tea.
Todd: Oh, what do you drink?
Natalie: Actually, I like hot chocolate in the morning.
Todd: Yeah, I like hot chocolate too. So what about your day?
Natalie: Well, I'm a teacher. I teach at a school. Lessons start at about 9.00 a.m. and we have lunch at noon.
Todd: How many classes do you have in the morning?
Natalie: Each class lasts an hour, so I have three classes.
Todd: Do you eat lunch at school?
Natalie: Yes, we have a huge canteen.
Todd: Is the food good?
Natalie: The food is great and it's so much fun eating with the students too.
Todd: Is the food cheap or expensive?
Natalie: It's pretty cheap. I'd say maybe $3 for lunch.
Todd: Oh that's really good.
Natalie: Yeah, and for that you get a lot of food.
Todd: What do you do in the afternoon?
Natalie: In the afternoon I have more lessons, usually taking me till about 4.00 p.m.
Todd: Oh and do you have big classes?
Natalie: Yes, so I teach English, that means I teach the whole year, so I have really big classes. We have about 200 students at the school.
Todd: That's a lot.
Natalie: Yes it is.
Todd: What about the evening? What do you do in the evening?
Natalie: When I get home I'm usually really tired, so I get changed into my pajamas and I watch TV for about two hours. After that, I'll maybe have some dinner, maybe get a pizza and then read a book or play on my phone again.
Todd: What do you watch on TV?
Natalie: I really like watching Korean drama.
Todd: Korean dramas are cool.
Natalie: I know, the characters are so much fun.
Todd: Do you listen to K-pop?
Natalie: A little bit but I think it's a little bit boring. I prefer American pop.
Todd: Oh so you like Korean dramas and American music?
Natalie: That's right. I also like game shows.
Todd: Oh, what game shows?
Natalie: Well actually my favorite one is Busted, and that's also Korean.
Todd: Okay, I need to see that. So when do you go to bed?
Natalie: Most nights I go to bed at around 10.00 p.m. but at the weekend, sometimes it's later, maybe around midnight.
Todd: Well I think you have an interesting and long day.
Natalie: That's right, I'm usually very tired.
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