Interview with a swimmer

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Instructions

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Preparation

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Transcript

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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Comments

Submitted by Mughal on Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:00

I like morning because you are fresh that time.

Submitted by smartgirl1 on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 16:39

I am the new smartgirl1. My favourite time of the day is the summer mornings.:) I like it very much because I don’t have to get up early. When I wake up, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. I feel so happy without school. We usually go to the beach or eat an ice-cream. I don’t like the cold and dark winter mornings. Byeeee:)

Submitted by Grozinho on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:47

What time of day do you like best? I really like lunch time. But when I look out my window I must say that mornings are the prettiest moment of the day.
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:48

Hello everyone! can anyone tell me HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PICTURE??? I DON"T LIKE GREEn PERSON! Bye!(*3*)
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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:51

Hi Ahjeen. Here's how to get rid of the green person!

  1. Go to your profile page. (That's the page you see just after you log in. You can also get there if you click on 'Hello (your name)' in the top-right.)
  2. Choose 'Edit'.
  3. On this page, there's an option to upload your own photo.

There are some guidelines about which photos can and can't be used in our House Rules: https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/house-rules

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Submitted by Ahjeen on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:58

I tried it but it didn't work( ᵅัoᵅั;)

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Submitted by Jonathan - Coo… on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:45

Hi Ahjeen. Can you tell us what happens when you try to upload a picture? Is there an error message? Let us know and we'll try to help. :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Submitted by Ahjeen on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:30

No there wasn't. I clicked on the picture I wanted but nothing happened.

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Submitted by JoEditor on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:38

Hi Ahjeen,
Our tech team are going to check this out. Hope to have it fixed soon! 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team) 

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Submitted by Ahjeen on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:30

Is it fixed yet?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Submitted by JoEditor on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:05

Hi Ahjeen,
We're still looking into this - sometimes we have several problems at the same time so have to decide which ones are most important and we fix the really important ones first! We haven't forgotten this one and I'll try and get it fixed soon. Sorry! 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Submitted by Ahjeen on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:45

My favourite time is when I am reading and drawing. It makes me feel free and alive!.
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