Daily Life

Listen to the recording and read along. Then choose the correct answer to the question.


The Jones Family’s Daily Life

This is the Jones family. This is Michael and Maria and their son John and their daughter Mary.

Michael and Maria wake up at 7 am. They get up at 7:05. Michael has a shower and makes breakfast. Maria always exercises in the morning. John and Mary get up at 7:45 am. They brush their teeth and get dressed. They have breakfast at 8 am.

The children go to school and Michael and Maria go to work at 8:30 am. The children walk to school. Maria commutes to work by bus and Michael goes to work by car.

They start work at 9 a.m. They check their email. Maria has a meeting at 9:15 am. Michael has a meeting from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.  They have lunch from 12 p.m. to 1p.m. They take a coffee break at 3 pm. They finish work at 5 p.m. Sometimes Maria and Michael have drinks with their colleagues after work.

The Jones family usually comes back home at 5:30 pm. The children do their homework.  Michael always exercises in the afternoon. Maria and Michael often go for a walk. Sometimes they meet friends. Michael has guitar lessons. Maria has English lessons. Maria often goes shopping.

Michael makes dinner at 6:30 pm. They have dinner at 7 pm. After dinner, they relax. John usually plays the guitar. Sometimes he listens to music. Mary often phones her friends. Sometimes she reads a book.  Michael and Maria usually read books. They hardly ever watch TV. At 10 pm, they go to bed.

Answer the questions:

Example: When do Michael and Maria get up?

  1. at 7:05 a.m.
  2. at 8 a.m.