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Rutina Diaria en Inglés
If we are talking about something in general – your daily routine is a very good example – you use the Present Simple. If you notice in the text below the Present Continuous is used only once (“Tomorrow for example, we’re going to a Rolling Stones concert”) because he is talking about something that does not generally happen (‘tomorrow’). If you need more help with this, click here.
As always, adverbs of frequency are very common when we talk about daily routines. These are the most common. Double click any word for its meaning and pronunciation:
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My Daily Routine
I always (1) _____ up at about quarter past seven on weekdays – that’s Monday to Friday. First I (2) _____ a shower and then I (3) _____ dressed and have a quick breakfast, which is normally toast with marmalade and milky coffee.
I usually (4) _____ the train to work, but I sometimes drive if I have a meeting or if I need the car. I (5) _____ home at about eight o’clock and I (6) _____ to work at about twenty to or quarter to nine. I (7) _____ from nine o’clock to half past five, although I occasionally leave a bit earlier. I never work after six o’clock.
When I (8) _____ work I don’t always go home. Sometimes I (9) _____ friends in a pub and we (10) _____ a drink, or I (11) _____ in a restaurant with my girlfriend. She (12) _____ in London too, so I (13) _____ her very often.
On Saturday I hardly ever get up before ten o’clock. I usually relax and have an English breakfast late morning – bacon, eggs, sausages, fried bread and lots of cholesterol! In the afternoon, if West Ham have a match at home, my friend Dave calls me and we walk to the stadium. The match almost always (14) _____ at half past three. We never go home after the match – we stay and have a few drinks and then my girlfriend usually (15) _____ and we eat in a restaurant and then (16) _____ out together or with friends.
On Sunday I (17) _____ in bed until eleven o’clock or even later. I don’t often have plans for a Sunday, but if the weather’s nice we sometimes go down to Kent or to Brighton. If not, there are lots of things to do in London, and even if you live here, you don’t get bored. Tomorrow for example, we’re going to a Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park!
What does my girlfriend (18) _____ ? She (19) _____ for a bank in the City. She says that she doesn’t (20) _____ her job very much because it’s very stressful, but she doesn’t want to leave at the moment because London is very expensive, and if you want to buy a house or flat you have to work hard. We want to stay in London because we are both from here, and all our friends (21) _____ here. It’s our city!
You can use these verbs in the text. You can repeat, and you don’t have to use all of them. Remember that in some cases you will have to add the ‘-s’ or ‘-es’:
start – dine – enjoy – begin – arrive – come – stay – have – do – take – like – catch – leave – live – work – lie – get – see – meet – eat – go – finish
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