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30. Work with a partner. What advice would you give somebody who wants to fight a habit of putting off difficult tasks? Give advice using should or shouldn’t.


You should learn to plan your time.

You should remember: the longer you put it off, the worse it will be.

You shouldn’t leave your work until it’s done.


get rid of your doubts and fears;

list what you have to do;

look at large projects as a series of steps

you complete one at a time;

divide the task into parts you can manage;

focus on one task at a time

31. Render the text in Russian.



(Some important rules suggested by psychologists)

  1. Rest before you get tired (not after).

  2. Learn to relax. If you are having hard times find a quiet half-hour all for yourself to gain strength.

  3. Don’t forget about four good working habits:

  • clean your desk of all papers except those you need at hand;

  • do things in order of their importance;

  • when you face a problem, first analyse the facts, then make a decision;

  • learn to organize things.

  • Put enthusiasm into your work; it’s the only way to enjoy what you are doing.

  • Remember: no one was ever killed by doing well-organized work.

  • Don’t be a mental loafer. Don’t be afraid to concentrate on some ideas, to think hard and to exercise your will and memory.


    Everyday routine

    Useful Words and Expressions

    to get up / to wake up;

    to wash / to shave;

    to have a shower/a bath;

    to put on one’s clothes / to get dressed;

    to have breakfast;

    to go to work/university;

    to have (a) lunch (break);

    to finish work;

    to do some shopping / to go shopping;

    to go home / to come home;

    to go to bed / to go to sleep.

    32. What’s a typical day for you? Look at the activities below and fill in the time you spend on each activity.

    • sleep........

    • study.......

    • exercise.......

    • watch television.......

    • surf the Internet.......

    • do housework.......

    33. Work in pairs or small groups. Discuss the questions about your daily routine.

    1. When do you usually get up on weekdays?

    2. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

    3. When do you have breakfast?

    4. What kind of breakfast do you usually have?

    5. Do you have tea or coffee for breakfast?

    6. How do you get to university?

    7. How long does it usually take you?

    8. When do your classes start?

    9. When do you have your lunch break?

    10. How long does it last?

    11. Where do you have lunch?

    12. When is your working day over?

    13. What do you like doing in the evenings?

    14. When do you do your homework?

    15. What time do you go to bed?

    16. What do you like doing in your spare time?

    17. What don’t you like doing at all?

    18. Do you go out on Friday evenings? Where do you usually go out?

    19. Do you like staying at home? What do you do then?

    20. What do you do at weekends?

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