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Lesson 3 My Daily Routine


arrive at work late/on time

приезжать на работу с опозданием / вовремя

attend classes of aerobics

посещать занятия аэробикой

awake smb.


be an early riser

рано вставать

be awake

бодрствовать, не спать

be busy

быть занятым

be/feel sleepy (refreshed, tired)

хотеть спать, быть сонным (чувствовать себя бодрым/ чувствовать себя усталым)

be in/out

быть дома/не быть дома

be sporty

заниматься спортом

catch a bus

садиться на автобус

clean one's teeth

чистить зубы

daily routine

распорядок дня

do morning exercises

делать зарядку

do one's hair


do the cleaning

делать уборку

do the cooking


do the homework

делать уроки

do the housework

заниматься домашним хозяйством

do the shopping

делать покупки

get dressed


get down to work

приниматься за работу

(not to) get enough sleep

(не) высыпаться

get out of bed


get up on time/late/early

вставать вовремя/поздно/рано

go out

выходить в свет, бывать в обществе

go shopping

ходить в магазин

go to a disco

ходить на дискотеку

go to keep-fit classes

ходить на спортивные занятия

have a good night's rest

хорошо выспаться

have/take a shower

принимать душ

have a snack


keep late hours

сидеть допоздна

keep smb. busy

заниматься чем-либо

leisure time


lie in bed

валяться в постели


время ланча

make a timetable

составлять расписание

make the bed

застилать/стелить постель

organize one's time

планировать время

plan one's week

распланировать неделю

practise swimming/running

заниматься плаванием/ бегом

put in a good mood

привести кого-либо в хорошее расположение духа

receive guests

принимать гостей



set off to work

отправляться на работу

sit up late

засиживаться до поздней ночи

stay in

не выходить, оставаться дома

stay in bed

лежать/оставаться в постели

take a rest

отдыхать, спать

take smb. out

пригласить, повести кого-либо куда-нибудь

vary (from day to day)

менять, разнообразить(день ото дня)

wake up


Conversational Formulas:

Не who does not work neither shall he eat.

I could get no rest.

I haven't slept a wink.

Let's call it a day.

Let's make a rest from work.

He has a very tight schedule.

Кто не работает, тот не ест.

У меня не было ни минуты покоя.

Я глаз не сомкнул(а).

На сегодня всё.

Давайте сделаем передышку.

Его день расписан по минутам.


Read and translate the text

I'm in the first year at the university, where I'm studying English. My elder sister, Betty, is studying history at the same univer­sity. Betty can organise her time wisely, whereas I do not know what order I should do things in. I find it hard to get up on time, and usu­ally I do not get enough sleep. I have to wind two alarm-clocks to make sure I do not oversleep.

My sister, an early riser, is awake by 7 o'clock, refreshed and full of energy. While I'm wandering round the kitchen, fighting the urge to go back to bed, my sister has a quick shower, makes her bed, puts on make up, does her hair, eats a full breakfast and sets off to the university. It takes me an hour and a half to get ready. I have a hasty bite and rush out of the house. Even if I catch a bus at once I still arrive at the university 15 minutes late, which always makes me feel guilty.

My studies keep me busy all day long. Every day I have lectures and seminars. At lunchtime I meet up with my sister and we have a snack at the university cafe. After classes I make myself go to the library where I spend about six hours a week reading for my seminars.

My sister and I come home tired. I always find excuses to put my homework off. Unlike me, my sister manages to do the housework and get down to homework. I like the idea of going to bed early, but quite often I have to sit up late, getting ready for my classes. My sister says that keeping late hours ruins one's health. Of course, I agree.

As my sister and I do not get any time off during the week, we try to relax on the weekends. One of my greatest pleasures is to lie in bed and read my favourite books. My sister is a sporty person. To keep herself fit, Betty goes for a run in the park; from time to time she works out in the gym. I hate staying in, and sometimes on Saturday night my sister takes me out to a concert or a play. Sometimes we go to a party or to a disco.

Every Monday when I awaken I think I should start a new life. I honestly think that I must become well-organised and correct my daily routine. I make plans to go to keep-fit classes, to do shopping with my sister, to do the cleaning and to do a hundred other good things. But then I remember that I have to call on my school friend in the evening, and I put off my plans till next Monday. It is always better to start a new life in a week.

Exercise 1. What is your usual day like? Is it very different from this girl's day? 2. What takes up most of your day? 3. Look at the pictures below and say what can be said about you and what cannot.

► Example: She usually gets up at six. But I don't. I get up at seven. She usually has breakfast at eight. So do I. I have breakfast at eight.

seven o'clock eight o'clock

nine o'clock twelve o'clock

seven o'clock nine o'clock


How to say time

  • При ровном количестве часов в английском языке употребляют структуру “o’clock”:

Its seven oclock. – Семь часов.

  • Первые 30 минут употребляют предлог “past”:

It’s ten minutes past two. – Десять минут третьего. (десять минут после 2)

  • Вторые 30 минут употребляют предлог “to”:

It’s twenty minutes to five. – Без 20 минут пять. (20 минут до 5)

  • Вместо 15 минут часто употребляют слово “четверть”:

It’s a quarter past three. – Четверть четвертого.

It’s a quarter to six. – Без четверти 6.

  • Вместо 30 минут часто употребляют слово “половина”:

It’s half past five. – Пловина шестого.

  • В некоторых странах пользуются 12 часовым циклом. Но для расписания движения транспорта используют 24 часовой цикл.

  • 12.00 o’clock – noon, midday

24.00 o’clock – midnight

approximately 12 noon to 5 pm – afternoon

approximately 5 pm to 10 pm – evening

approximately 10 pm to 6 am – night

approximately 6 am to 12 noon – morning