Learning a language begins with simple words and utterances. From knowing how to begin a conversation to describing one’s daily routine, these basic techniques help you escalate your learning process as you eventually learn to connect words into sentences. Hence, it is important for someone who wishes to be proficient in English to be able to fluently describe his/her daily routine in English.
The following article provides an understanding of how to begin learning to develop an idea on explaining your daily routine in English.
What is a Daily Routine?
A daily routine involves the activities normally followed daily yet with changes that may occur occasionally. Generally, a routine of a day includes waking up at a certain time, brushing, jogging, bathing, eating, working, etc.
Describe Your Daily Routine in English
Giving a glimpse of your daily routine differs in tone and telling based on the type of conversation i.e, informal and formal.
Using phrases and discourse markers
Begin learning to describe your daily routine using few phrases such as:
- Get up at ….am.
- Wake up at ….am.
- Brush my teeth
- Go for jogging
- Take exercises
- Go for a walk
- Take a bath
- Do meditation
- Read newspaper
- Have breakfast
- Get ready for school/college/work
- Take a break
- Have lunch at
- Have snack
- Return home at …pm
- Take a wash
- Watch television
- Have refreshments or tea
- Talk to family or friends
- Prepare dinner
- Make plans for work/weekend
- Have dinner
- Read a book
- Go to bed at ….pm
Go for shopping, check my social media, rearrange home are few other phrases that could be used as well.
Next, commonly used sentence linkers (discourse markers) such as before, after, later on, firstly, finally, after that, then could be added to connect the sentences to give a clear picture of the processes.
Describing daily routine to someone depends on the perspective of the person telling as it is based on the first-person (told by myself)/third person (friends/family members/anyone else) point of view.
Sample of first person narrative:
My name is Sana and my daily routine is as follows.
I wake up at 7.00 a.m. I freshen up and then I brush my teeth. After finishing my early morning routine, I go for a morning walk and then practice Yoga. Later on, I take a bath and get ready for my school/college/workplace. I have my breakfast and then I catch my cab/bus to my school/college/workplace.
I reach my school/college/workplace at 9:00 am. I take a break at 11:00 am. I have my lunch at 1:30 pm. Once I finish my study/work, I return back home at around 6:30 pm. I freshen up and then I have my tea and snacks. After taking rest for some time, I play some indoor games and chat with my friends and family. I go through my pending work and make plans. Later on, I have dinner with my family and then watch TV. I read a book and then I go to bed at 11:30 pm. This is my daily routine.
Sample of third person narrative:
I am here to tell you the daily routine of my friend Sana.
She (Sana) wakes up at 7:00 a.m. She freshens up and then brushes her teeth. After finishing her early morning routine, she goes for a morning walk and then practices Yoga. Later on, she takes a bath and gets ready for her school/college/workplace. She eats her breakfast and then she catches her cab/bus to her school/college/workplace.
She reaches her school/college/workplace at 9:00 am. She takes a break at 11:00 am. She eats her lunch at 1:30 pm. Once she finishes her study/work, she returns back home at around 6:30 pm. She freshens up and then she drinks tea and eats snacks. After taking rest for some time, she plays some indoor games and chats with her friends and family. She goes through her pending work and makes plans. Later on, she eats dinner with her family and then watches TV. She reads a book and then she goes to bed at 11:30 pm. This is my friend Sana’s daily routine.
As compared to other languages, English has less complicated grammar, easier verb usage, and less intricate plurals. Therefore, learning the language requires little effort yet consistent learning to get a grasp of the linguistic aspects involved in communication. In the age of globalization, English will help you communicate your ideas and voice your thoughts on a global level.
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