Early Birds

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 11, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

I love getting up early. It’s quiet, and I have time to myself. It feels peaceful, even if the rest of the day is stressful and crazy.

But there’s something about being awake before everyone else that makes me feel like I’m part of something secret — like a secret society or something. It’s like we’re all part of this secret club that only exists between 6:00 am and 8:00 am, where no one else can see us or hear us or know we exist. It’s our little slice of heaven on earth.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • get up (phrasal verb)
  • wake up (phrasal verb)
  • early (adjective)
  • early bird (idiom)
  • energize (verb)
  • peaceful (adjective)
  • awake (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • Are you a morning person?
  • What characteristics does a morning person have?
  • Why do you think some people are morning people and others are not?
  • Do you know anyone who is definitely a morning person?
  • What makes them a morning person?
  • Is it good to be a morning person?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.