Interview with a swimmer

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Interviewer: Hello, Dan.

Dan: Hi.

Interviewer: Can you tell me about a typical day in your life for the school magazine?

Dan: Yeah, sure.

Interviewer: So, what time do you get up?

Dan: Oh, I get up very early. I get up every day at 5 o’clock and go to the pool. Then I swim from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock.

Interviewer: You get up at 5 o’clock? Wow, that’s early!

Dan: Yeah. Then at 8 o’clock I have a shower, I get dressed and I have breakfast. I have a big breakfast: cereals, toast, bacon and eggs and orange juice.

Interviewer: What do you do after breakfast?

Dan: At 11 o’clock I go to university. I’m studying sports science and I have classes from 11 o’clock to 4 o’clock.

Interviewer: When do you have lunch?

Dan: I have lunch at about 2 o’clock at the university.

Interviewer: What do you do after classes?

Dan: Sometimes I go to the gym and sometimes I meet my friends at a café.

Interviewer: What time do you have dinner?

Dan: I have dinner at 7 o’clock, then I watch TV or go online and I usually go to bed at 10 o’clock.

Interviewer: Thanks, Dan. That’s a busy day!

Discussion

What time of day do you like best?

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Submitted by SK0272ingles on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 01:33

For me the best time of the day is a middle day becuse I have a lunch.
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Submitted by KenanRG11 on Sun, 08/14/2022 - 16:05

I like mornings but not in school time

Submitted by ahgima099 on Sat, 08/13/2022 - 06:24

I like from 10pm to 12pm because this is my free time and I can relax and think about what I did the whole day. So I like it

Submitted by fmchancosic on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:10

My favorite hour of the day is the dinner time at 7pm because I love the food.

Submitted by Edaa on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 08:04

I like it most in the evening because I sleep

Submitted by rainyhappy on Sat, 02/12/2022 - 14:10

I like time of before going to bed because I can go online, watch movies and practice English. I feel relax and free on this time.

Submitted by rainyhappy on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 16:47

I like the time of dinner because this time tell me that the day is finish and I can relax for myself. I can do anything that I want such as watch movie and eating foods and get some rest and go online.

Submitted by zoeytruong on Mon, 01/03/2022 - 04:17

I like the time after having dinner. Because i can relax without alot on my mind and i can do everthing what i would to do for mysefl.

Submitted by Badenglish on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 16:04

I get up very early. Day is start 6 o'clock for me. I am stay dormitory to Ankara. I go to the Pursaklar science school. My school is fron 8 o'clock to 3 o'clock. I go to the dormitory arter school. I have dinner at 5 o'clock. I go to the etude at 7 o'clock . The etude is from 7 o'clock to 9 o'clock. I am do snack at 9.30 I am go to the bed at 11.30.

Submitted by Fenic on Tue, 10/12/2021 - 03:58

I like the night best.

Submitted by Hoang123 on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 04:36

I usually get up at 6 am, and I going to school at 6:30 am, I always end up going to bed at 11 o'clock
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Sun, 07/25/2021 - 14:12

I like the afternoon, because I have no school then, I can play and meet my friends, and do what I want.

Submitted by Ammar on Thu, 07/22/2021 - 20:48

I like the first 8 hours of a day and the last two.
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Submitted by polarbear on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 15:10

i love the dawn. I usually go to bed early, so I wake up at 4 am and do whatever I want and I don't have anyone to bother or tell me what I have to do.

Submitted by Ira1321 on Sun, 06/13/2021 - 10:29

The best part of my day is when my parents and I go a for a walk.Also I like evening because I can watch series or film.

Submitted by Ira1321 on Fri, 06/11/2021 - 18:20

The best part of the day is when my perents and I go for a walk.Also I like evening when I can watch series and films
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Submitted by MuradYT on Sat, 06/05/2021 - 09:15

The best part of my day is when I do listening here.
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Submitted by AnuBis on Thu, 05/20/2021 - 22:58

I love at night because is where I can rest in my bed, playing video games, listening to music or making to video calls with my girlfriend.

Submitted by hermione123 on Thu, 05/06/2021 - 00:45

I love the night. Because I can sleep. Have you guys ever waken up at midnight, and realize that there are still so many hours left to go back to sleep? That's a pretty amazing feeling

Submitted by Boundlessocean2005 on Tue, 05/04/2021 - 11:13

I like afternoon because we go to the garden

Submitted by GGO_Toxic on Tue, 03/02/2021 - 18:09

I like the evening when you don't have school the other day. Because I can stay up late and do crazy stuff.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:30

I like early morning, because I can study in silent and watch nature wakes up. My brain works in the morning very well, so I can do bigger part of my studing in the first part of the day and have a rest in the evening.
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Submitted by rafaelyeshua on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 14:39

i like since 4 p.m until 7:30 p.m because in that time i go to play with my friends and in 7:30 or 8 p.m i dinner

Submitted by nimdini on Sun, 11/29/2020 - 07:26

My best time of the day is 4.00a.m to 6.00a.m. Because in my country we believe that is the perfect time to study.

Submitted by shevchuk2310 on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 14:55

For me the best time is evening. Time when you done homework and can relax

Submitted by Iruska on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 20:22

I get up at 11 o'clock:) I don't like morning, but love night so much. What's your favourite part of day?
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Submitted by weasley on Sun, 10/25/2020 - 08:47

well...…the best part of my day is when i read a new book or when i watch a movie

Submitted by Klormanniskan_123 on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 13:09

Best time of the day is the morning when you wake up and it is a new day.

Submitted by Luna on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 08:48

I like afternooning best from 5 to 6 pm
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Submitted by Xuka on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 18:32

I like the period time from 10 p.m to 12 p.m. After I finish all my homework, I can relax by reading books, listening to music. I usually go to bed at midnight.
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Submitted by zagrybast on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:14

Best time of day is the morning for me. Everybody sleep, and I can be alone and I have time for yoga, reading and thinking. I love it.

Submitted by dongsoon on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 17:54

My best time of day is in the morning. The air is fresh and cool when open the window in the morning. I start the day by jogging a nearby park.
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Fri, 07/03/2020 - 18:24

the best time for me is at night

Submitted by wewe on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 19:27

the best time for me is at night because it makes me feel very relaxed
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 18:31

The time of day that I like the most is when I can quietly carry out the activities of my otaku culture such as watching anime, writing anime, listening to anime music, collecting dolls, CDs and things that have to do with anime and going to culture shows otaku

Submitted by hoanganh on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 15:08

everyday I wake up at 6am, I have a breakfast at 7 o'clock, so I finish a day at 11pm.

Submitted by Amanda on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:30

Hello, the part of the day that I like the most is the mornings since I can do more things like swimming, I love it.

Submitted by ArelyLuna on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 04:57

My favorite part of the day is at the mornings. Because i can relax a bit and play videogames and enjoy myself
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Submitted by Windflower42 on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 18:11

I like the 6pm when I play PS4. Xd
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Submitted by Windflower42 on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 14:28

Hello everybody. It is the first time I am here. Thank you for the opportunity.

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Submitted by Silas on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 20:00

Every day after I finish the classes and i came home, I eat something and I put my body in the bed, after 2 hours when I was asleep is comming my prefere part of a day, the learning time, usually I play some counter strike online with other friends and then I go to to my homeworks, also I'm really passionated about sport, minimum 30 minutes a day.
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Submitted by levla on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 18:43

Midnight is my best for time. I love midnight because I can be alone. I read bok I listen to music sometimes I watch series I watch TVD...
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Submitted by Chocomint on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 06:47

I love the time before I go to bed it is time to relax whatever happened in a day just put everything aside and kick back. To be honest, I go to bed lately at midnight sometimes at 1am so I have 5 hours before the bed time. At 7pm I help my grandfather and my mom prepare the dinner and then we sit together to enjoy the meal then we finish and watch news on TV. At 9pm till the time I go to sleep I usually read book, watch movie or some videos on YouTube or just surf the internet.
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Submitted by empty on Sun, 06/23/2019 - 13:28

What time of day do you like best? midnight ! I can read books while everyone is asleep .

Submitted by Thu on Fri, 06/14/2019 - 06:30

My favourite time in the day is about 4.30p.m to 5 p.m. At this time, I can eat after lunch and the temperature is good, too. I can watch TV a little bit, then just study English. Every day of my summer vacation now is all BUSYYYYYYYYYYY. : (

Submitted by shhouug on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:06

i like the busy day the one that i wake up early at 4 am and i eat my breakfast after having a shower then i go to school my classes start from 7 am to 12 pm , after school i go out with my friends to hang and then i go back to home , i take rest after that i do my homeworks and have dinner at 7 pm and i go to bed at 9pm

Submitted by wanna123 on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 06:46

I choose my best time is the night in the summer, it's cooler than the daytime. But now is the winter, and I hate the night. Because sometimes, I can't sleep because the weather is too colddddd
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:01

My favorite time is in the morning. The air is fresh and cool in the early morning. I like doing exercise and running in the morning.

Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Sun, 07/08/2018 - 01:04

I like in specific bedtime to clear my mine and be totally relax.
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