English Learning – what is your schedule like every day?

The relationship between intelligence and getting up early

Woman: So, what is your schedule like every day?

Man: Well, uh, I get up around a quarter to six ( 5:45 ) in the morning.

Woman: Wow! That’s kind of early.

Man: A little. Then, I eat a quick breakfast, and I catch the bus at, uh, 7:00. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the bus stop.

Woman: That’s a pretty good walk.

Man: Yeah, and uh, next, I work at the library from 8:00 to 11:15 or so, and I have classes from noon until about five.

Woman: Um.

English Man: And then I catch the bus back home, and I arrive . . . well, you know how the traffic is. It depends on traffic, but around 6:15, and I make a sandwich or something for dinner, and then I walk to the gym and meet some of my friends, uh, there [ Oh, that sounds fun. ] around 7:00. [ Around 7:00? ] You know Steve? [ Uh-huh. ] Yeah, he and I usually go. Steve and uh, what is her name? The new girl, um. I think her name is Amy.

Woman: So you have a group you work out with then?

Man: Right.

Woman: That sounds fun.

Man: And we exercise, play basketball, lift weights . . . . you know, do things like that . . . for about an hour and a half.

Woman: Wow. Do you do that every night?

Man: Oh, no. I usually go to the gym on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. And on Wednesdays, I take guitar lessons [ Ooh, fun! ] Yeah, uh, in the evening at a music school, you know, just around the corner from my house.

Woman: Oh, that’s convenient.

Man: Yeah, yeah. It’s really nice.

Woman: Well, I was wondering when do you get time to see your girlfriend.

Man: That’s the problem. I only see her on Tuesdays in the evening and on Saturdays and some Sundays. I mean, we usually text each other every day, and I sometimes call her during my lunch break.

Chinese Woman: Oh, that’s nice.

Man: It sounds like you have a very busy schedule.

1. What time does the man get up?

A. at 5:45 a.m.

B. at 6:15 a.m.

C. at 6:30 a.m.

2. What time does he take the bus in the morning?

A. at 7:00 a.m.

B. at 7:15 a.m.

C. at 7:30 a.m.

3. How long does he work in the morning?

A. 2 hours, 45 minutes

B. 3 hours

C. 3 hours, 15 minutes

4. Where does he work?

A. at the library

B. at the bookstore

C. in the cafeteria

5. What does the man sometimes eat for dinner?

A. a sandwich

B. pizza

C. fried chicken

6. On what days does he go to the gym?

A. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays

B. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

C. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

7. The man usually calls his girlfriend __________.

A. in the morning

B. around noon

C. in the evening


1. at 5:45 a.m.

2. at 7:00 a.m.

3. 3 hours, 15 minutes

4. at the library

5. a sandwich

6. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

7. around noon

The relationship between intelligence and getting up early